Timberland Highlands Resort’s Ridge Cafe introduces Arabic Dinner Buffet

Would you like to give in to your flights of fancy and embark on an exciting journey?

A journey among extraordinary flavors, that is. 🙂

Well, head on then to Ridge Cafe at Timberland Highlands Resort up in the mountains of San Mateo, Rizal. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the fresh mountain air as you dine in style, thanks to its opulent interiors and al fresco area overlooking the metro.

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Ridge Cafe from outside
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Dine in with style
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Al fresco with a view
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Overlooking the metro

Here, your tastebuds can certainly go on a flavor tour, thanks to its recently unveiled Arabic Dinner Buffet.

Expanding gastronomic possibilities in the Rizal area

Every Saturday, from 6m to 9pm, you can eat your fill of flavorful and nutritious viands that boast of having Arabic, Mediterranean and South Asian origins, as well as free-flowing iced tea, all for just Php980++.

This exciting culinary curation is the brainchild of Timberland Highlands Resort’s new Executive Chef, Ranuka Hettiarachchi, who sought to include healthy Mediterranean dishes in Ridge Cafe’s buffet, as well as providing guests with vegan and vegetarian diets with suitable options.

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Timberland Highlands Resort’s Executive Chef Ranuka Hettiarachchi
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A preview to the Arabic Dinner

Also, given that restaurants offering Arabic food are not that common in the Rizal area, local residents now have a new convenient destination if they want to expand their food horizons.

Representing exotic flavors from the Mediterranean and Arabic regions

Ridge Cafe’s Arabic Dinner Buffet presents travel-hungry foodies with the opportunity to enjoy signature dishes of regions such as Greece, the Middle East, Egypt and South Asia, all cohesively curated and mouthwateringly presented in their respective stations.

Carnivores will be (quite understandably!) drawn to the carving station where beautifully roasted beef striploin and leg of lamb take pride of place, accompanied by roasted veggies and a variety of sauces to choose from.

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Roasted Beef Striploin
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Roasted Beef Slices
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Leg of Lamb
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Lamb Slices

Those seeking healthier fare can always go to the cold section and check out the fresh salads comprised of crisp greens and veggies as well as filling proteins.

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Grilled Chicken Salad.
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Red Kidney Beans Salad.

Then diners can hop from station to station to sample distinct tastes from various countries in a virtual food trip across the Mediterranean, Gulf and Indian subcontinent with these flavorful offerings:

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Beef Shawarma. Middle Eastern dish wherein meat is cut into thin slices, stacked and roasted on a vertical rotating rotisserie, then shaved off and placed in pita along with veggies, cheese and garlic sauce.
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Vegetable Samosa. Also known as singara, it is an Indian baked pastry filled with a savory filling of mashed spiced veggies.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Hummus. Yummy dip made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon and spices.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Pita. Greek flatbread that goes well with hummus and other Mediterranean dishes.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Chicken Biryani. Savory Indian dish in which succulent chicken pieces are simmered with aromatics in a saffron-infused Basmati rice.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Roasted Chicken in Mushroom Sauce. Roasted chicken prepared Mediterranean-style and made more flavorful with herbs and spices.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Mixed Vegetable Au Gratin. With this dish of cheese sauce covered baked vegetables, who says eating your veggies can’t be a decadent experience?
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Beef Kofta Stew. Meatballs made of spiced minced beef stewed in a rich red sauce.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Pork Souvlaki. Flavorful grilled pork skewers which are staples in many a Greek taverna.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Chicken Kebab. Spiced and marinated chicken skewers popular in Middle Eastern cuisines.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Mixed Grilled Seafood. Fuss-free yet packed with flavor, here’s a new way to enjoy the sea’s bounty.
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Tzatziki, Tabouleh and other Middle Eastern sauces enhances flavors and mouthfeel of various dishes.

Dessert lovers can also look forward to sampling the popular desserts from these regions as well as their favorite sweets in the dessert station.

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Om-Ali. Egyptian bread pudding made with puff pastry, milk and nuts.
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Gulab-jamun. Indian dessert which consist of soft balls made from milk solids and flour, then deep-fried and soaked in a light sugar syrup.
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Classic Desserts: Cookies and Cakes
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Dessert Station

While you can always take this journey by yourself, it’s best to experience it with family and friends!

Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort
Ridge Cafe - Timberland Highlands Resort

Ridge Cafe also offers other buffet meals including:

  • Top of the Morning Buffet: intercontinental breakfast menu and classic Pinoy almusal favorites at Php650 net per person (weekends from 7am to 10am)
  • Filipino Buffet: favorite Filipino dishes with free-flowing iced tea at Php980+ per person (lunch from 11.30am to .30pm | dinner from 6pm to 9pm)

To reserve a table, email timberlandfbm@timberlandresort.com or message 0999-889-2659 | 0995-840-3206 | 8891-8288 local 1030 and 1032.

Ridge Cafe is located at Timberland Highlands Resort, inside Timberland Heights, Barangay Guitnang Bayan II, San Mateo, Rizal 1850 Philippines.

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Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

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