There are many reasons not to open a restaurant—in fact, any business with a physical location at all—during this time: the Covid-19 pandemic is still here, cases are still rising, variants quietly lurking, and the country is technically still in lockdown, which means people are at home, not out like they used to be.
For Raintree Hospitality Group, however, the opportunities outweigh the challenges— at least for their newly-opened resto, Farmer's Table.
“We saw a unique opportunity and took it,” says Anabella Wisniewski, chairman of the hospitality group. “It became more meaningful during the pandemic as we are able to help alleviate the plight of many struggling people through job creation and at the same time help liftthe low morale of the community through a new and vibrant project.”
Located inside Tagaytay’s expansive estate and wellness spa Nurture Wellness Village, the restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery, providing a refreshing view and cool breeze while guests eat. Farmer’s Table calls the experience ecotherapy dining.
True to its name, the restaurant serves food fresh from Nurture Wellness Village’s own organic farm, Nurture Farmacy, as well as other nearby sources. Around 70 to 75 percent of ingredients are picked the same day it will be cooked.
The menu, developed by the Chef Kalel Chan-helmed culinary team, features choices for both vegetarians and meat-eaters.
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