Let’s Eat: Olives (La Union, PH)
We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. — Adelle Davis
If you find yourself wandering in the Ilocandia, include a visit at the world-class Thunderbird Resorts and dine at Olives Restaurant. Thunderbird Resorts, a luxury resort in the heart of San Fernando, La Union is a Mediterranean inspired place. Being an all-inclusive resort, it houses 2 restaurants – Olives and Vegas Cafe.
Olives Restaurant is the only restaurant in the main resort area, the other one requires several meters of walking to the casino area. Olives is a fine dining restaurant that offering mainly Mediterranean cuisine. The place is clean and really elegant. It makes your stay and dining experience relaxed, and blithe. You could either stay at the balcony or enjoy the sight of the sea, the greenery and the sky within the air-conditioned area. The staff, on the other hand, is very helpful and quick in attending with all our needs.
Olives is also known for their wood fire oven pizza, specially their Ilocano pizza (unfortunately we did not try this, so the next time I am here, I will definitely go for this one). Upon ordering, the food takes at about 30 minutes to be served. An appetizer (pita bread) was given while waiting. Nonetheless, the view from the outside is enough to make the waiting bearable.
Here are photos of some of the food we tried. Over-all they taste really good despite being pricier. I particularly like the poached pear and home-made ice cream that I ordered.
Address: Thunderbird Resorts – Poro Point, VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue,Â San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines
Telephone Number: +63.72.888.7777 Local: 7015
Budget: PHP500 to 1500/person
Operating Hours: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
More of Thunderbird Resort at https://roamulofied.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/thunderbird-resort/
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