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Warm and cheerful hospitality in a rustic Philippine setting - this is the unique experience of Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort.
As the sun sets over the Mt. Malarayat Range, the Plantation takes on a totally new magic.Enjoy an overnight stay with a choice of four styles of accommodations to choose from - five star to rustic riverside houses.After dinner, served in the Coconut Pavillion on the shoreline of the Labasin River, await evening serenaders to put you in the mood for a restful sleep.
A favorite of visitors and a most memorable experience is to enjoy a lunch featuring special Escudero family recipes at the Labasin Waterfall Buffet. Delight in the sparkling waterfall and lush tropical vegetation. Most diners opt to dine at tables placed directly in the stream and enjoy the cooling spring water flowing over bare feet.
Take the South superhighway and exit at 50A (Lucena, Legaspi, Batangas exit).
Turn left at the Sto. Tomas junction. Head straight down, by-passing the town of Alaminos and San Pablo City proper. Slow down upon seeing Quezon arch and turn left immediately after. Use caution when turning left.
Bus Lines: (Lucena route) BLTB, Tritran, JAC, Dessert Fox, Jam and Columbus
Travel Quotes: On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food. Lisa Snowdon
If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class. Ray Floyd
Puchero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork simmered in a peanut sauce with vegetables), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), pinakbet (kabocha squash, eggplant, beans, okra, and tomato stew flavored with shrimp paste) crispy pata (deep-fried pigs leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines
For festive occasions, people band together and prepare more sophisticated dishes. Tables are often laden with expensive and labor-intensive treats requiring hours of preparation. In Filipino celebrations, lechón (also spelled litson) serves as the centerpiece of the dinner table. It is usually a whole roasted pig, but suckling pigs (lechonillo, or lechon de leche) or cattle calves (lechong baka) can also be prepared in place of the popular adult pig.
More details at Northern Philippine Cuisine