IF you haven’t been to the Costa Terrace Restaurant at the Aqua Resort Club in San Roque lately, here is one reason you should go back. New changes and new dishes have been added to the popular Sunday Brunch that would guarantee to set your mouth water.
I and a companion arrived at the Costa ahead of the usual Sunday Brunch crowd yesterday for lunch, which meant the kitchen staff where just finalizing the buffet lunch displays, and I got to shoot photos of all the food when no one has dug into them yet, leaving only memories of the sumptuous dishes.
Aqua Resort Club’s Food & Beverage Operation Manager Rom E. Manzon was so accommodating, letting me shoot whatever photos I wanted and answering all my questions about the dishes.
Aqua Resort Club’s new executive chef Yasunori Abe who was installed just last August 1 said they change some of the dishes every now and then for variation, but the regular features will remain like the roast beef, pork lechon, Sashimi section, Pasta section, seafood section and the tempura section.
The Gourmet Sunday Brunch at the Costa Restaurant includes everything delectable that you can stuff yourself with—from appetizers, soups, salad section with a selection of Japanese and Korean dips, main dishes, desserts, pasta and noodle station, sushi and tempura, bread and cheese section, and more that you will find it hard deciding where to start and how to stop.
A wide variety of the freshest seafood selections tastefully arranged on a wooden boat is available on a bed of ice cubes like mussels, shrimps, octopus, sashimi and crabs, with various sauces and dipping.
For beverages, have your fill of bottomless coffee, soda, fruit juices, beers, and Champagne to cap your lunch.
Aqua Resort Club’s in-house singer Bobby Prada will serenade diners with relaxing timeless songs as you take your fill of the buffet, or relax with cups of coffee or glasses of wine after a heavy brunch.
The clear glass windows of the Costa Terrace Restaurant offers a spectacular view of the ocean, the swimming pool, the bluest of skies, the Pool Bar and flowering plants in the beautifully-maintained gardens.
The spaciousness and relaxing ambiance of the Costa Restaurant makes you feel you can take lunch in a leisurely manner, enjoy your meal without thinking of the daily pressures and routine.
We did not leave right after lunch. The Aqua Resort Club lobby, poolside and gardens have always been my favorite hangout and my favorite spot to shoot photos, and I spent a good one hour taking photos. My companion was gone, and I found him dozing off at one of the plush sofas at the lobby.
The Costa Restaurant can seat up to 90 persons and up to 200 persons if extended to the Raraina Main Dining for big occasions with more guests.
“We are inviting the community to come and try our Sunday Brunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon,” Abe said.
Costa Restaurant is open for daily breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Light & Easy Lunch Buffet from11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Seafood Night Buffet is every Tuesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. inclusive of all-you-can-drink beers. Saturdays at the Costa are Steak & Wine nights from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with its popular eat all you can Certified Angus Beef Rib Eye steak, plus bottomless red or white wines, and beers.
The Gourmet Champagne Sunday Brunch opens from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Credit cards are accepted. For more information please call 322-1234.