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Overflowing Food in Bohol by Night Tour
Part 4 of Rediscovering Bohol.
One thing I learned about Bohol in this “rediscovery” is that, aside from being an eco-adventure destination, it is a budding gastro-adventure destination!
From Boholano Food during lunchtime, we were instantly transported to Europe for dinner.
Before this Bohol by Night tour actually happened, I thought we were going to have the usual Loboc River Night Cruise but thankfully, we were going to experience something new! The Bohol by Night Tour, a walking tour to at least three European restaurants in Alona Beach, is an initiative of Amorita Resort, a brainchild of their resort manager James San Diego. According to him, this unique food tour will allow them to show another side of Bohol. “Not a lot of people know that Panglao is like Little Europe. There’s a wide variety of international cuisine that they can find here.”, he declared.
While enjoying our appetizer at the Amorita View Deck, James cautioned us to slow down on the intake as we were going to have a LOT of food waiting ahead of us. We only realized what a LOT meant when the food was right before us. I guess the photos below will speak for themselves.
So off we were to our first stop, ITALY. (This is supposedly a walking tour, but for that evening, we used the resort shuttle).
Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast – Gastronomia and Wines
(038) 502 4255 or +63 917 625 5582
Giuseppe Sgroi tells us more about Giuseppe. “Italian food is simple but with great ingredients. It’s more of a hand-me-down from grandmothers, than chefs.” It is interesting to note that Giuseppe is also in Cebu at the Maria Luisa Road, Banilad.
At Giuseppe, we had a satisfying fill of antipasti, pizza and wines.
Ensalata di Salmone
Ensalata di Mare
It’s Wine Time
Gawd, for that first stop alone, I think 3/4 of my tummy is filled already. LOL.
2nd Stop – SPAIN
Jugali’s Bistro serves predominantly European fare but during our visit, the highlight was on Spanish favorites.
Jorg Linke, although a German national, has spent some of his years in Spain where he gained knowledge and experience about Spanish cuisine, thus he is able to prepare Spanish dishes. He also shares that his passion in this restaurant is dedicated to his son, Justin Galang Linke.
Spanish Chorizo (cooked with cognac)
Cod Fish in Salsa Verde
Not really a fan of paella but this Paella Valenciana is the best I’ve tasted so far.
Apple Fritter and a three-layer milk-coffee drink
TRIVIA: Spanish food is perfect to be paired with your favorite beer.
At that moment, I was already feeling quite groggy, but wait, dessert’s still waiting and it’s my favorite part of the meal so I can’t give up. No, I can’t.
3rd Stop – GERMANY and AUSTRIA
C.U. Resto and Deli
Although my mind was telling me I couldn’t take in anything more, I was delighted upon seeing assorted desserts in shot glasses being prepared on the table.
Chef Uli, the first non-Filipino chef in Bohol, tours us inside his store selling German and Austrian delicacies, chocolates, cold cuts, cheeses, and sausages, among others.
Choose your pick among Tiramisu, Authentic Austrian Black Forest, Creme Caramel and Iced Coffee. My favorite would have to be Tiramisu!
Drooling? If you want to experience the same, the Bohol by Night Tour is exclusively offered to guests of Amorita. It costs P1,200 per head for adults, and P800 per head for children 12 and below, for a minimum of six persons.
What a night! Literally, overflowing food. It doesn’t end there though. Since C.U. was quite near to Amorita, we walked all the way to the resort, hoping to at least burn some of what we digested. At the viewing deck, we had even more of the white sangria but I went ahead to my room to sleep early for our jam-packed line-up of activities for the next day.
“Early to bed, early to rise”
(…to be continued)