My friend Chet and I went on a road trip to meet up with a balikbayan friend from London, She wanted us to have lunch at Tagaytay of all places. I am not much of traveler because, clearly the only way you can actually move around comfortably in Tagaytay via your own vehicle and since the Bayans don't own their own car, I rarely venture where no PUV can travel.
Lucky for me Chet owns a car, so off we went to the unfamiliar area of Tagaytay. For breakfast we stopped over at Concha`s Garden Cafe located at Richland Hills Subdivision 1, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Putting Kahoy, Tagaytay City. The best way to find it is via Wazz App.
The beautiful country feel of the table setting
Concha’s Garden Café is a garden restaurant that offers excellent and delicious Filipino dishes, one of their signature dishes is Spicy Adobo.
It was founded by Gemma Escueta-Sembrano, an insurance agent from Biñan, Laguna. Gemma inherited her cooking skills from her lola whose maiden name is Concha.
I heard that Pamabansang Bae Alden Richard owns this branch. Hmmmm.
Over the years, Halloween has shed its forbidding reputation and transformed into one of the most celebrated events of the year. It is that one time when ghost stories are welcomed, when spooking people can get you a bag of candies as a reward. In the Philippines, Halloween has become a favorite occasion of people of all ages.
The spookiest season of the year takes an exciting, family-oriented turn with Sky Ranch’s Halloween event, Chills and Thrills! Scary, funny, spooky, or magical, everyone is sure to find something enjoyable in this exciting pre-Halloween celebration hosted by one of Tagaytay’s most famous tourist destinations. Exciting activities await parents and children alike on Sunday, October 18 at Sky Ranch Tagaytay. Everyone is encouraged to come in their best Halloween costumes and join the interactive trick-or-treat prepared by some of Sky Ranch’s partners.
The pre-Halloween event promises a day filled with fun, games, and food with just the perfect twist of spook! Marching bands and a majestic fireworks display will open and close the day. Kids will definitely enjoy participating in these exciting games “Pop goes the pumpkin” sponsored by Kenny Rogers Roasters; “Hotdog eating contest” by Dogs in D’ Ranch; and “Pin the Wart on the Witch” by Krispy Kreme. Go all out and join the Scary, Funny, Spooky, and Magical costume categories and get a shot at bagging the grand prize of the day. Of course, everyone can also enjoy the 19 heart-pounding rides and picturesque view only Sky Ranch can offer.
The park opens at 8 AM, with an entrance fee of Php80 per head. Kids 3ft and below are free of entrance.
Registration for the Halloween costume contest starts at 10 AM, with the Trick of Treat Parade starting at 11am.
Sky Ranch Tagaytay is a 5.5-hectare development by SM Prime Holdings, Inc. under Commercial Properties Group and Family Entertainment Center, Inc, (FECI).
From Manila, Sky Ranch is accessible through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) exit to Santa Rosa, Laguna. From there, coast along the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Rd. up to Tagaytay’s famous hills and landscapes.
Sky Ranch Tagaytay is open daily from 10 AM to 10 PM during weekdays and 8 AM to 10 PM during weekends.
For more information about Sky Ranch Tagaytay, visit its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SkyRanchTagaytay), Twitter and Instagram (@SkyRanchPHL) or reach them through phone (8570100 loc 1450) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.