September 23, 2006. We had a chance to be guests in Tagaytay Highlands. Part of the road going there have tight turns that are as steep (or steeper) than Kennon Road near the Lion's Head. When leaving Highlands and after you see the sign to drive in 1st gear, follow the sign, I tell you. If your car stalls... scary. The road going to the Country Clubhouse is similarly challenging. Or take the cable car instead and enjoy the scenery.
This is The Highlander Steakhouse. Their one and only branch outside Tagaytay Highlands opened last July 2006 in SM Mall of Asia - near IMAX. It imitates the log cabin interiors of its older brother inside Tagaytay Highlands.
The Highlands Golf Clubhouse as seen from the Highlander Steakhouse.
Dito kinasal si Raymart Santiago at Claudine Barretto.
Entrance to the Woodlands log homes. A two-storey, single detached property, 230 sq.m. floor area, with 3 bedrooms + maid's room, 3 toilet and bath, roof made of asphalt shingles, red cedar logs as exterior walls, pinewood interior panelling and a fireplace in the living room, costs around 34M PhP.
A ride in the cable car to the Country Clubhouse gives you a bird's eye view of the Woodlands log homes, the golf course and the clubhouse. Hannah calls it "nakasabit na train" (the hanging train) hehe.
The Country Clubhouse looks great. There are ponds, fishing areas, gardens, gazebos, kid's playground, library, swimming pools and food.
The Spa and Lodge.
Dinner at Santis. This is their 6th branch and the only branch located outside of Metro Manila - 52 kilometers away from Rizal's monument in Luneta. Santis have been in the Philippines for almost 20 years and now has 8 branches. They are very well stocked with wines, European beers, juice, cold cuts, cheeses, herbs, spices, freshly baked bread, nuts, biscuits, and more.
Special pork spare ribs, Louisiana style with fried rice and Santis side salad (PhP 360). Part of Santis' menu called "BBQ @ Km 52"
Provencal marinated lamb skewer with oriental fried rice and Tomato Mozzarella Salad With Basil (PhP 490).
Lilia concocted banana-mango shake as our drinks (PhP 135 each)