There’s a lot to love about Pampanga’s culinary scene, from hearty comfort food that warms the soul, to artisanal cooking and delicious savory and sweet delicacies that celebrate the city’s rich culture. Kapampangan cooking steals the headlines when it comes to the most delectable dishes in the country, no wonder why it has always been a must-visit destination for anyone who likes cooking, eating, or simply likes travelling.
Hailing from a city that prides itself as the country’s Culinary Capital, Alviera Country Club now offers some of the classic and new pastries and delicacies, well-loved by Filipinos. With just a 1.5-hour drive from Quezon City through SCTEX, get ready to treat your taste buds with the much-awaited opening of Pasteleria – Alviera Country Club’s premiere pastry shop. Great news to all bread-lovers and sweet tooths, as members and non-members get a taste of the finest selection of baked goodies. So if you’re looking for a quick getaway and a safe escape from Manila, head over to Alviera Country Club’s Pasteleria and discover one of the best kept secrets of the north.
Freshly-baked every day, Pasteleria offers a wide variety of traditional-with-a-Manyaman-twist, all drool-worthy pastries, that are worth the travel for. Some must-not-be-missed best sellers include:
Soft, fluffy, and extra cheesy 2-Cheese Ensaymada made with local artisan cheddar cheese, and a subtle note of sweetness coursing through rich cream cheese. Tales have it that a pregnant woman once craved for it, went to Pampanga to order an entire batch, and brought it home to Manila.
Alviera Country Club’s signature cake, the irresistibly decadent Moist Dark Chocolate Cake melts-in-your-mouth moist cake with its bittersweet layers of chocolate frosting – definitely a chocolate lover’s dream!
A classic cookie made even more special, the Chocolate Crinkles are made only from premium ingredients like Dutch cocoa, that gives its unique chewy interior and crunchy exterior. Another bestseller being ordered from places far and wide!
The perfect dessert for all seasons: the Frozen Brazo de Mercedes is another signature recipe combining graham, cashew cookie, mantecado ice cream, crème caramel and pillowy soft meringue. Ultimately a symphony of flavors and textures.
Apart from these delectable sweets, Pasteleria also offers sumptuous savory bestsellers perfect for brunches or snacks, or anytime of the day. Try the classic apple crumble muffin, and the buttery, crisp and flaky Croissant Loaf. Pasteleria also has their own version of the staple Banana Bread made from muscovado sugar, and their one-of-a-kind Brownie Mousse Cake.
Following your food adventure at Pasteleria, complete the experience by enjoying a day of fun and relaxation at Alviera. Beat the heat and take a dip in the club’s many swimming pools featuring a 6-lane lap pool, a lounge pool and jacuzzi. You can also play tennis, badminton or volleyball at the club’s sports courts, or get a good workout at the fitness gym while relishing the wide-open expanse of the Porac mountain range.
Want to know how you can access these first-rate club amenities? Get in touch with the Alviera Country Club membership department at 09178062377 to know more and schedule your visit. You can also take a sneak peak of what the club has to offer by availing the special day passes for only Php 600/person, which includes a consumable fee of Php 300 for all food and drinks within the property.
Considering safety as one of the primary concerns, the club is following standard health protocols and only limited passes are available daily. Though day passes can be purchased at the Country Club upon arrival, all visitors are required to reserve slots ahead.
Whether it’s a quick food trip or a day-long retreat from the city, a short drive to the club will definitely be a great way to satisfy your cravings for manyaman dishes, while giving in to your wanderlust for exploring nature’s best. Treat yourself and your loved ones with a visit to Alviera Country Club.