LOOK: Alive! Restaurant, an Out of Town Foodie Destination for Vegan Diners
September 18, 2018
The vegan food trend has gained much popularity in the Philippines over the last couple of years. Those who fall under the category are people who are opting for a lifestyle free from eating animal produce. It has a strong, passionate following consisting of individuals who are making a conscious effort to avoid animal exploitation through their plant-based diets. It has also been said that having a vegan diet can lessen risks for chronic disease. Alive! Restaurant, the out of town food destination at The Farm at San Benito joins the fight for veganism, offering healthy vegan dishes at the remote luxury wellness medical resort.
Just a 90-minute drive outside of Metro Manila, Alive! Restaurant emulates The Farm’s mission to providing patrons with services to help achieve healthy, well-balanced lives. They serve clean, good food to help fuel “the mind, body and spirit to combat the daily aggressors.” This they do through their all vegan menu, which has won a total of nine international awards recognizing unique and exemplary culinary experiences. All ingredients at the restaurant are all-natural and hand-picked from the luxury resort’s very own organic gardens. “The farmers, soil, water and sunshine are all nature’s gifts. All harvests are result of the positive energy invested to the farm,” they shared in a statement.
Cooking methods at Alive! Restaurant have been specially designed and studied to retain the maximum number of nutrients and enzymes need by our bodies. Vegetables and fresh fruits are often prepared blanched or raw. The restaurant’s Chef Francis also often uses the methods of dehydration and fermentation while preparing his vegan cuisine. This allows longer shelf-life for vegetables, while allowing enzymes to covert the plant’s nutrients to Vitamin B complexes.
This month, the restaurant has added new and exciting additions to their menu. This includes salads in jars, fermented vegetables, local vegetable salad, a variety of soups, a Mediterranean section, and newly conceptualized raw and cooked mains. The Farm’s organic gardens provides for a wide collection of ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and other whole grains that help Chef Francis achieve top quality dishes that maximize health benefits without compromising flavor. Dishes at Alive! Restaurant are high in fiber and provides the essential nutrients, antioxidants, phytonutrients, probiotics and key enzymes that our bodies need to optimize nutrition, purge toxins, and improve digestion. In addition, they also prepare other dietary necessaries for resort guests looking to enhance their healing experience.
Avail the resort’s Day at the Farm special rate of PHP 5,000 nett per person, which is inclusive of a 3-course vegan gourmet lunch at Alive! Restaurant, a choice of Live Blood Analysis and Health Consul, a 60-minute relaxation massage or a 60-minute Acqua Lymphatic Therapy. Daily activities such as yoga sessions, functional fitness, live food prep class (Tuesday and Thursday), and more are also complimentary to the package. Room rates begin at PHP 10,000 nett per night for two with breakfast at Alive! Restaurant. The promo runs until September 30, 2018.
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