One of the things that will impress anyone who visits Iloilo is food. Food and lots of food. And if you are looking for a more indulging dining experience in Iloilo, head to the town of Oton, a few minutes away from the city proper. Oton is home to an intimate luxury resort – Sheridan Boutique Resort.
Sheridan Boutique Resort’s Ayanna Garden Restaurant offers something new to Iloilo – fine dining experience over local cuisine set in a tranquil ambiance.
A semi open-air restaurant with exposed beams will set the mood. A view of Ayanna Garden Restaurant from the pool..
Led by Chef extraordinaire Miner Del Mundo, Ayanna Garden Restaurant proudly launched their 2013 menu and your travel writer is honored to be one of the few diners to enjoy the feast.
Appetizers were served during cocktails. Gambas al Ajillo ( sautéed shrimps in olive oil, chili and tomotoes), Crispy Calamares ( fried squid rings, vegetable crudite, honey mustard mayonnaise), Spicy Squid Sisig and Tuna ala Pobre Sisig.
Dinner was commenced with one of the restaurant’s signature soups – Asian Herbal Chicken ( native free-range chicken, Chinese herbs and cilantro)
Where to eat organic salad in Iloilo? Healthy and fresh lettuce mixed with local ingredients from hito ( catfish) to singkamas ( Mexican turnip).
Crispy Hito Salad
If you have dined at this top restaurant in Iloilo before, here are new editions to their menu that you should be looking forward to.
I know reading this post is a torture. I will skip posting photos of other dishes we had like the Beef Shanks Caldereta, Seafood Bicol Express and Sotanghon Guisado.
And oh, if you are asking for the rice. We had Salpicao Rice. We ate it in a flash..:D
Ending our nice feast at Ayanna Restaurant are four desserts. Yes four! Here are just two of them which are bestsellers for obvious reasons..
And lastly, Ube Halaya Cheesecake
Are you still there? Or you’re salivating reading this food blog post ?
The next time you ask yourself, where to eat in Iloilo or where to take your visiting friends and relative for sumptuous meals, book your tables at Ayanna Garden Restaurant.
Ayanna Garden Restaurant
Sheridan Boutique Resort