Actually, whenever Paul and I are having a staycation we rarely leave the hotel and instead take the opportunity to check out the different food establishments available inside. During our stay at Acacia Hotel, they only had one F&B establishment called Acaci. This is apart from the lobby and the poolside that also serves drinks and some light snacks.
|Delicious Salmon Gravlax at Acaci|
Located at the mezzanine level of the hotel, I was impressed by the size of the restaurant. To be honest, I wasn't expecting it to be very big. However, the restaurant has a capacity of about 150 guests at the very least.
We had our dinner date at Acaci a few hours after checking in. Note that I just came from a full day cooking class where I've been inhaling butter, eggs and pasta for more than 5 hours and Paul and I even ate the three pasta dishes that I made. We just rested for about an hour and there we were seated at Acaci ready for our dinner buffet. Oh boy!
Here are the different sections available:
- Japanese : sushi, sashimi, kani salad
- Chinese : dimsum, noodle soup station
- Italian : pasta
- Fresh Salad
- Breads and Cheese
- Main Dishes (a mix of different international dishes)
I later moved on to the cold cuts station where I happily enjoyed the salmon gravlax which they freshly slice out in front of you. I always have this with some capers, lemon and dill sauce. Yum!
We normally can eat way more than this but given that our tummies were already half-filled even before dinner began and we have a swim scheduled a few hours after that, it was then wise to just eat within our limits that evening.
I simply capped my meal off with a stick of marshmallow covered with chocolate sauce from the fondue. Delicioso!
The morning after
They also have the same breads and cheese selection, the salmon gravlax also made a second appearance as well as the dessert choices. All these we skipped out on as we somehow felt that they were exactly the same ones as the night before. Also we were quite pleased with the ones that we had that morning.
Visit Acaci at the Acacia Hotel -- 5400 East Asia Drive corner Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Call them at 720-2000 for reservations.