As promised, here I am once again about to babble and gush about our unbelievable (not to mention unforgettable) experience at the Del Monte Farms Clubhouse in Bukidnon!
After a tiring trip and the adrenaline-rush from doing the zip line, you can just imagine the appetite we worked up! What better way to cap off our day than to make a stop over at the famous Del Monte Clubhouse– which I was really looking forward to after having heard stories about how juicy, sweet and tender their steaks were!
Vincci striking a pose... then it's lamon time!
And the long wait is over! Despite a few missed turns and boo-boos, we finally made it!
Once we settled down, everyone opted to order the large Porterhouse Meal, which came with soup, a side salad, rice and dessert– which our waiter assured us was good enough to share. And at Php 1,300.00 it seemed reasonably priced.
As for our drinks, our trip wouldn’t be complete without ordering fresh pineapple juice (bottomless) which only cost Php 20.00! Cool beans!
While waiting for our meal to be served, the boys stayed outside and enjoyed the view of the Fairway. Us girls chose to stay inside and chat.
Finally, dinner was brought out and it wasn’t a very promising beginning. We were given instant asparagus soup (Knorr to be exact– I know my soups!), which was ok at best. And to our horror of horrors, the side salad was even worse!
I couldn’t believe my eyes, (and tongue) as it was the first time I set my peepers on something like it…
Kakaibang salad... with ketchup dressing! Asteeeg? NOT!
Even now I am at a loss for words at how utterly atrocious this salad was.
I get it, we were in Del Monte country… But seriously?
Hindi ko tuloy alam kung thousand island dressing ba dapat ito and they just forgot the mayonnaise…
Anyways, buti na lang everyone in the group had a sense of humor. LOL!
Since I am not one to waste food, I asked our friendly waiter for some mayo and mixed it into the salad to make it more palatable.
And the dessert, don’t get me started! What was supposed to be a fruit salad was so sad… it was mostly just banana and papaya drowning in a weird mayo and condensed milk concoction! And to make matters worse– it had a hint of ketchup! Grabeh! ‘Di ko talaga kinaya!
But thank God the steak more than made up for the hideousness of everything else! It was as huge as the sizzling plate and it had melt-in-your-mouth taba!
Medium rare goodness!
YUM!!! Though I usually prefer my steaks
done medium-well, I have to admit that I absolutely enjoyed this in all it’s juicy and bloody goodness!
Every bite was pure decadence, what with the buttery fat and oil drizzled over our steamed rice… heaven! The meat even had a sweet-ish flavor, maybe because the cows are pineapple-fed? Hmmnnn…
The gravy that went with it was also very tasty (unlike the watered-down gravies that are usually served in most restos)– though we could have eaten it as is because YES– it was just that good!
Mmm… Malasa, malambot, malinamnam… What more can I say except that this exceptional slab of meat was truly the highlight of our day!
For those who are planning to visit CDO and Bukidnon, visiting the Del Monte Clubhouse is a definite must! Not just for the yummy steak, but for the unbelievable salad and dessert as well! Hehe! :p