The Farm Successfully Launches New Pescetarian Restaurant

When it comes to food, there are various options for people with different tastes, and there are also various diets with different philosophies on how individuals can reach optimum health. The Farm at San Benito also believes in the role of food and has been offering delectable dishes through the vegan restaurant in the property – Alive! Restaurant.

This July, however, The Farm successfully launched PESCE – the new pescetarian restaurant that includes fish on the menu.

“The fish is wild-caught.. not so easy to procure, but we are trying our best to make sure we serve you fresh food,” The Farm’s General Manager, Preet Singh, assured the participants in his opening remarks at the launch.

The new restaurant was named after the Italian word for fish, which was “PESCE.” And while fish is included as the main source of protein, the restaurant combines this with consciously-cultivated, organic living foods, like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, for a more complete source of nutrients that the body needs. And following the inspiration for its name, the restaurant serves Mediterranean inspired dishes that focus on health and the longevity of life.

“To supplement the vegan cuisine, we’ve come up with the Mediterranean-Pescetarian to give more options to our guests,” The Farm’s Director Rajan Uttamchandani said during the event. He further outlined other expansions and improvements planned for The Farm including the construction of more villas as well as The Farm Residences, which will be available for sale or for lease to long-term guests.

The launch was attended by members of the media and some local and international statesmen. Prior to the ceremony, they were toured around The Farm’s property where they were introduced to the key energy spots like the 300-year-old Mango tree and healing environment The Farm is known for. Energy spots are specific areas on earth that have positive health effects on individuals.

The group then visited the Nurturing Spa & Hydrotherapy Water Wellness sanctuary as well as the Holistic department where the doctors got to orient the guests of the Integrative Medical Services The Farm offers including the latest technology on cellular therapy and non-invasive aesthetic services.

The Farm’s General Manager and its Director presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony, and were joined by His Excellency Honorable Gerard Ho Wei Hong, Ambassador of Singapore; His Excellency Honorable Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of India; Lipa City Mayor Mr. Eric Africa; and Vice Governor of Batangas Province Mr. Mark Leviste. Then everyone gathered for dinner at the restaurant to get a taste of the food offered by Pesce.

Some of the dishes that were conceptualized and prepared by the Executive Chef, Francis Tugnao were:

  • Salmon and Tuna Ceviche
    Fresh raw tuna and salmon washed in organic coconut vinegar cured in calamansi, ginger, onion, and chili served in crispy wanton baskets
  • Wood Fire Oven roasted Mackerel
    Wrapped mackerel with ginger, sambal sauce, and lemongrass served with coconut soy and coconut vinegar dip

There were also some vegan and vegetarian dishes such as:

  • Vegetable Minestrone (Vegan)
    Organic tomato broth with organic cabbage, zucchini, celery, leek, carrots, potatoes, red kidney beans and broccoli served with garlic bread
  • Tomato Mozzarella Salad (Vegetarian)
    Sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, organic tomatoes and our own garden basil seasoned with Himalayan salt and black peppercorn drizzled with extra virgin oil

PESCE is now offering a 3-course dinner (soup/salad, entrée, and dessert) at PHP 3,500 net. Prior reservation is required.

You may also choose to hold your private event at PESCE with the exclusive use of the South pool. For dinner reservations, please call +63 917 572 2210 or email fbm@thefarm.com.ph. Call +63 2 884 8074 / +63 918 884 8080 for more information.