Sunday, December 12, 2004
I've first read about Sonya's Garden in an co-worker's blog sometime ago (I think that was last summer) and their experience in having the best lunch there. This bed and breakfast place is located somewhere south between Tagaytay, Cavite and Lemery, Batangas actually and we spent a major part of today having lunch and exploring the sights. It was my brother's idea that we go there after he and his officemates came went over there for purposes of reviewing it in their paper. I can't think of adequate words to describe how good the food is and how creative they were in coming up with the stuff. The price is competitive in a way that other metro restaurants that offer buffet price theirs. With the exception that everything is served fresh because almost all the ingredients are grown in the owner's garden. You can eat all you can from their set menu of salad greens, fruit juices, pasta dishes, bread, dessert, and finish it all off with tea or coffee. Afterwards you could go out and explore the gardens and rooms to let (might I also mention that the restroom is something you shouldn't miss too). The place has an old world charm harking back to the late 19th century and early 20th century with its decor of found objects. Being a bed and breakfast place, one can avail an overnight stay for almost the same price as any hotel with an array of activities included in the package. If and when you and your friends or family do decide to have your lunch there then do look for the kindly old lady owner, the charming Mrs. Sonya Garcia and pay her a compliment or two for the job well done.