Finally, we were able to taste the Hacienda Isabella meal last Sunday. For P650/ person, you get a set menu of soup, salad, pasta, dessert and drinks. This is exactly the same as Sonya’s Garden set menu plus soup but a little bit more expensive. It is best to go here when you are not in a hurry and you have time to spare to be lazy. The food was surprisingly good and I can’t think of a negative comment except for the salty caesar salad dressing (depends on your preference). We ordered an extra roasted chicken (P400) to add protein to our set menu and it was flawlessly cooked. They also serve breakfast for P300/ person specially for those staying over in one of the 19 villas in the Hacienda.
Overall, nothing to rave about (really) but this is one of those unique Tagaytay experience that you should try to spice up your weekend. I liked the place because there’s not a lot of people around, Aidan has a lot of space to run around and it is off the beaten Tagaytay path (literally).
The meal starts with a healthy serving of pumpkin soup with toasted wheat bread with garlic and butter on the side. My mom can’t stop raving about this soup and all of us had second servings the moment we knew that it is unlimited.
The romaine and iceberg lettuce were accompanied by the raisins, apple slices, mango cubes, walnut bits, langka strips, corn kernels, and parmesan cheese. The caesar dressing won over the vinaigrette even if it was kinda salty. We must have refilled all the toppings more than 3x! I was guilty of eating a lot of salad but good thing, it was healthy anyway.
Kuh’s manang perfected this pasta dishes for the Ledesma family to enjoy. Now, we can enjoy it too and the Tuna red sauce was the overall winner against the Carbonara. The red sauce was a perfect mix of tuna, tomato, olives, capers and some fresh herb ingredients. While the white sauce has the right creaminess (because of the cream of mushroom) with big button mushroom pieces that we loved and strips of bacon. At this point, it was carbo loading for us.
To end the meal, we lazy around this sofa and slept for at least 30 minutes. The entire place was ma-presko as we would say in tagalog. You will really feel sleepy because of the combination of the gusty winds, the chirping birds, and the carbo overload.