If you’re in for some relaxation, best to spend a day here at Nurture Wellness Village located in Tagaytay. It has a restaurant called Gabriela which offer healthy Filipino cuisine with options of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
The staff welcomed us with flower petals and with cold towel to help us relax.
The restaurant has an open space, has loads of seating area. You can see its garden that has some fresh herb and vegetables such as Thyme, Parsley, even Stevia, and Kale.
I instantly fell in-love with the ambiance. It is indeed pure relaxation as this will make you feel that you’re one with nature.
They source their ingredients locally and straight from their farm where there’s herbal tea garden.
St. Sisig – I love tofu and I’m glad that this is made from it. It has rich and creamy sauce which was perfect appetizer.
Seared Salmon – the salmon was cooked well and was placed on a bed of sliced lemon. Skin was crisp and flavorsome.
Caldereta Osso Buco – tender flavorful meat. It was drizzled with some coconut milk with cheese. My top favorite here at Gabriela.
Vegie Meat Embutido – the vegie meat tasted like real meat but with somewhat like powdery texture. I had a weird feeling after eating it, though.
Nurture Salad – nothing beats fresh vegetables from the garden.
Golden Spring Roll
Ilocos Bilao – Laing with gata, Chicken Pork Adobo, Daing na Bangus
Abra Bilao – Pinakbet, Kalderetang Osso Bucco, Tawilis
Baguio – Chopsuey, Herb Roast Chicken, Fried Tilapia
These Bilao meals are perfect for groups. I love the variety and I thought it was well curated. Each have organic rice, Batangas atchara, salted egg with tomatoes, assorted fresh fruit slices, and a pitcher of herbed iced tea.
Tilapia sa Laing – the fish was fried perfectly and the Laing tasted so good.
Vegie Meat Bistek
Chicken Kare-Kare Roulade – chicken was soft and tender. The peanut sauce was on points, too.
Vegie Meat Kare-Kare – again, the vegie meat tasted weird to me. It could probably be good had I ate it hot.
Suman at Mangga – Somewhat similar to Thai’s Sticky Rice Mango but instead of condensed milk, there’s Tablea chocolate as dipping sauce.
Ginataang Bilo Bilo
Overall, most of the food tasted really good. I just think I need to explore more on the vegie meat.
We were able to walk around the place and I was so amaze by how huge it was. There are villas and rooms available and I am thinking of staying here one day for me to experience its full amenities.
Address: 7310 Pulong Sagingan Maitim 2nd West Maitim II Westm Tagaytay City