I was lucky enough that I was able to try out three (3) restaurants at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in one day. So imagine how full I am on that day, but I’m not complaining. So this is actually a continuation of our previous post which was about my breakfast experience at the Abalone restaurant.
Actually, on that same day, along with other Cebu bloggers we were placed at the Olive restaurant but took the dishes out from Abalone, they’re connected so it’s just easy to go back and forth.
The Olive Restaurant
|Cebu Bloggers at Olive Restaurant|
Photo Credit: Christopher Ngosiok
I wasn’t able to take note everything since I took a video and since I don’t have a good view I’m not sure if I was able to point out the right dish. I reviewed it and it's not good, it's just good for me to be able to review everything like the dishes. So let me summarize and I’ll try my best to show you the dishes that I was able to take a shot and bite, and they are:
They served us with a starter and chef was kind enough to bring it himself to us, which was really cool of him. So the starter dishes are:
Thai Pomelo and Shrimp
The combination was a surprise to me, the shrimp and Pomelo plus a bit of lemon (instead of lime) was good. I think it's more of a salad because it's dry but of course the shrimp is cooked (of course).
Seafood RagoutAt first I thought I was tasting the modernized version of my favorite Filipino dish we call "Kinilaw" but chef says it's actually a French dish called Seafood Ragout.
It was also good, there's fish, tomato, shrimp and coconut meat - the 4 ingredients s that I could identify. If you love Kinilaw and creamy food, then you should totally try this.
Vietnamese Beef SteakMeet my favorite dish from Olive restaurant, the Vietnamese Beef Steak. I love beef steak and this one taste good and it's not your ordinary beef stake. It has pineapple on it (the yellow toppings) which makes it a bit sweeter - which I really like.
I wanted to take more but I've heard there are more dishes coming in, so better reserve some space. But hey, check out the other angle I got. It can make you drool.
If you'll be able to dine at Olive restaurant at Jpark Island Resort, you should totally grab a taste of this.
Truffle FarfalleThis one is not a pretty shot because I actually got it from the video (screenshot) since I wasn't able to take a photo of this dish, plus I wasn't able to get a taste of it. Wasn't able to get over with the beef stake.
Beef MoussakaAnother dish that I didn't try, not because I forgot about it but because it has an eggplant. I (kind of) have an allergy to it, my tongue gets itchy and my mouth too.
Chef said that it has an eggplant and it's quite similar to the famous lasagna. I actually wanted to try it, but I don't want to take the risk since I didn't have my medicine with me that day.
Greek SaladAnother dish that I did not try, the third (3rd) dish I believe. I'm not into veggies, so it's just seldom that a restaurant can make me a salad just by its looks.
Cheese CakeI took more than one bite, I just love cheese cakes. I am guilty, I'm sorry.
It's just a simple cheese cake, other than the berry (or maybe it's a cherry) on top, it has no other fruit for flavoring but it really taste good and irresistible. I would say, it's a must try dessert at Olive restaurant.
I added another angle and close up photo for you to drool.
And you're welcome for it.
Choco Moist CakeThe choco moist is good also, it's not too sweet but sweet enough even though it's a chocolate.
As you can see, they also have Filipino dishes served but modernized ones and I believe that they’re open for lunch and dinner, and be able to serve up to 110 guests.
I hope you're able to enjoy the photos (even some are not that really good - I didn't have the DSLR with me, I was just using the Sony Bloggie) and please do check out the blog next week for another featured restaurant of Jpark Island Resort, the Ching Hai restaurant and you must really check it out because their dim-sum basket is really good!