Monthly Archives: April 2021

Dusk

One of my favorite time of the day is dusk.  I love watching that moment when Day and Night meet and the departing sun seems to celebrate their union by painting the sky in hues of pink.  Alas, the time comes for Day to depart, and the Night mourns their loss by blanketing the night sky in grey and black.
 
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Photo taken at Les Maisons D’Itac using a Huawei P30 Pro.

Sunsets at Les Maisons D’Itac

Sunsets at Les Maisons D’Itac are best viewed from the beachfront or the pool. 

These were taken on our first day in the resort. 

The cottage was at the border of Les Maisons and Villa Presito, its neighboring property that’s also managed by the management of Les Maisons.  As it was occupied during my stay, I did not go to the cottage itself since it’s considered owned by Villa Presito.  I thus just contented myself with taking photos of the setting sun from Les Maisons’ beachfront.

I watched as the clouds turned to shades of yellow and orange before fading into shades of grey, then black. 

It was cloudy the following day, so the sky was mostly plain. 

Because the weather was perfect for swimming, I also spent most of the afternoon splashing around in the pool.

And on my way back to our cottage, chanced on this view.

Aren’t sunsets amazing?

Dining at Ronda, Cebu’s Les Maisons D’Itac

Since Les Maisons D’Itac is a secluded resort, we had most of our meals prepared by their staff.  (I went out for dinner only once, and even this was a challenge since there was no available transportation going out.  The manager was so nice, though, as he offered to drive me to my friend’s restaurant in nearby Dumanjug.) 

The food was always served in the main building; it served as the resort’s lobby and dining area.

Late in the afternoon, on the day we checked in, a staff asked us what we wanted for dinner, so I chose Chicken Curry.  (This was how they prepared my food: they would tell me the available dishes for my next meal, and I just had to order in advance.) 

This was my Chicken Curry.

While delicious, the meat was overcooked, so it was not tender anymore.  Still, it was one good meal.  I liked how the curry was not overpowering, and the dish had just the right amount of spiciness.     

Note that all their lunch and dinner meals already included a bottle of cola.

Breakfast was also included in the room rate, and for my first breakfast in Les Maisons, I ordered longganiza, which was really good.  It was served with eggs (over-friend and too oily for my liking), fruits in season, coffee, and fresh juice.

The fresh mango juice was excellent.  The fruits were also sweet!

For my lunch that day, I ordered Adobong Pusit.  I did not like it because it tasted sweet, and I couldn’t taste the squid ink at all.  I prefer a blacker, saltier, and more squid-ink-infused Adobong Pusit. 

I ordered Grilled Fish for dinner, and I consider this my best dish in the resort.

It just looked burnt, but it was grilled perfectly, with the white meat all fleshy and soft and tasty.  The sawsawan was perfect, too!

My friend visited me on my third day in Les Maison.  She arrived early, so I included her in my order for breakfast.  It’s funny how the staff misunderstood my order.  I told her to prepare an order of hotdog and another order of longganiza, but she mistook that as one order of breakfast, with one piece of hotdog and one piece of longganiza.

This was our lunch.

It’s on this day when a staff gave us a proper menu.  Before, they would just tell me the options for my upcoming meal (fish, chicken, beef) or show a list from a torn page of a notebook.

My friend ordered Pork Adobo while I ordered Fish Fillet.  Her son had hotdogs, and I also ordered a plate of French fries for him. 

My friend said the adobo was sweeter than she would have liked.

My fish fillet was okay, but dry. 

We had chocolate cake for dessert, and we did not like it.  It was too sweet and tasted like it’s prepared straight from a carton of cake mix.  (My friend bakes, by the way.)

That evening, I skipped having dinner in Les Maisons to dine in my friend’s restaurant instead. 

On my 4th and last day in the resort, I had Corned Beef and the usual egg, fruits, juice, and coffee. 

It was good, though I would have liked it more if they served Delimondo or Purefoods Corned Beef instead of Argentina.

Note that Les Maisons only had one restaurant, so if you’re staying 3 nights as I did, the food may get boring.  They do cook for their guests, though.  That is, you can bring the ingredients and have the resort chef cook your preferred dish.  Had I known this, I would have arrived there with groceries in tow.  Te he. 

And this concludes my dining experience in Les Maisons D’Itac.  Click HERE for my full blog about the resort.