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In collaboration with the culinary team at Peninsula Manila, The Farm at San Benito is introducing its signature, award-winning raw “living food” culinary philosophy by incorporating certain ingredients and techniques into the luxury hotel’s existing menus.
Upon the guidance of The Farm’s chefs, Peninsula Manila’s new “360 Wellness, Naturally Peninsula” menu will not use any flour, wheat, grain, sugar, canned, boxed or packaged foods or anything that is processed. Dishes under this menu are to be cooked only with certified organic extra virgin olive oil and Absolutely No Heat Process (ANH) virgin coconut oil, as other vegetable oils are considered nutritionally deficient and wreak havoc with one’s health. Starch fillers are also eschewed since these impair cell rejuvenation and cause a serious strain on the body’s endocrine system.
“You are what you eat! If you build your diet around genetically modified foodstuffs, meats, sugar and fat, your mind and body suffers. If you eat healthy ‘living’ products, you’ll notice you have more energy, your skin is brighter, even your weight is more manageable,” says Michael Di Lonardo, General Manager of The Farm at San Benito. “But we don’t believe in total abstinence either. Most scientists recommend a balanced diet of 30 percent cooked to 70 percent raw. This is precisely what comprises the menu at Alive!, our award-winning gourmet vegan restaurant at The Farm, the only one of its kind in the Philippines and of which we are, of course, extremely proud. We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Peninsula Manila as we believe in sharing the health benefits of The Farm’s culinary philosophy to a wider audience.”
The new Peninsula Manila menu introduces a variety of light and healthy dining options with each dish maintaining its own unique and pristine flavors by using natural herbs and spices and other organic produce from reputable and sustainable sources, live and raw foods and no meat, fish, fowl, dairy, eggs, butter, cholesterol or saturated fats from animals or animal by-products. This echoes The Farm’s cuisine philosophy that focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach to wellness by harnessing the botanical benefits of nature.
The Farm’s retail line of Absolutely No Heat Process (ANH) Virgin Coconut Oil products will also be available exclusively at The Peninsula Boutique. The product line includes massage oils, soaps, scrubs and premiumvirgin coconut oil. The Farm’s coconut oil is 100% natural, chemical-free and made from fresh mature coconuts harvested from their 50-hectare plantation, and the extraction method uses no heat whatsoever resulting in a clear delicious oil that retains the distinct aroma and flavor of coconuts. The natural goodness inherent in the coconut oil is thus totally preserved.
Virgin coconut oil is the most versatile of all vegetable oils and the health benefits of including it into one’s daily health routine are multiple. It is believed to improve hair and skin quality, maintain cholesterol levels and regulate digestion and metabolism. In addition, doctors claim that coconut oil can give relief from a number of serious aliments – kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, HIV complications and even Alzheimer’s.
To celebrate the new collaboration, The Farm at San Benito and The Peninsula Manila are launching a joint wellness program package, starting at approximately USD 873 (PhP 34,916) for two, which includes one-night accommodation at The Peninsula Manila and two-nights’ accommodation at The Farm:
THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
Located 90 minutes from Metro Manila, The Farm at San Benito is a luxury wellness resort and center for holistic healing, where people balance their mind, body and spirit with nourishing live foods in an eco- friendly place. The Farm is a healing journey, a “must have” in every individual’s life at least once a year. This personal journey is needed for recharging one’s mental, physical, and spiritual state. It is the sole sanctuary of its kind in the Philippines and one of the best in the world. The Farm is a life-changing retreat that enables its guests to cope with the ever-increasing, stress-filled challenges of everyday life through well-managed and tailored wellness programs for restoration of balance and harmony and by encouraging a commitment to a proactive healthy lifestyle.
For reservations please call Manila Peninsula at (+632) 887 2888;
or The Farm Sales & Reservations Office (+632) 8848074 email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com;