Madness and Delightful Dishes at The Pig Pen

Madness overboard and sumptuous dishes at The Pig Pen . This is casual all-day dining place in Nuvali,within Solenad 3 at Nuvali Santa Rosa, Laguna province. This is  another brainchild of Chef Carlos Garcia and his partners Ms. Tricia  Villacorta -MacDonald and Ms. Berna Garriz of Black Pig in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

interesting array of  international dishes 

There are several dishes and good appetizer meal which this restaurant serves to their customers.

Their menu reflect strong Filipino , Asian , American and European fusion , One should not miss the opportunity to dine-in when you visit Santa Rosa.

the place also serves coffee , tea , cold drinks and cocktail drinks

selection of local and international beers 

The sitting capacity is inside is between 60 to 75 people at any given date . However, it is advisable to pre-book the restaurant if one is planning to invite some friends or relatives especially during weekends. Outdoor area can accommodate between 15 to 20 people.

European salad 

This is a colorful presentation of their salad includes blue ternatea or Clitoria ternatea ( blue flower from pea family ) Green salad with dilis and crush pork crackling at Php 380 , European Salad ( non-organic ) solo Php 220 , To share Php 310 , Organic Php 290 and To share Php 480 . Asian Salad( non-organic ) solo Php 220, To share Php 310 , Organic Php 290 and To share Php 480

onion rings

Onion rings is thinly sliced with the right amount of spices and deep fried in batter mixture.

black ink croquette

Beef shank with mushroom and bone marrow with black olives

grilled tamarind chicken

Grilled tamarind chicken had a savory taste with well balance sweet , sour, smoky with little spice .  The meat is tender .

Group Meals

For barkadas and group there is also Group of 4 meals price range is from SET -A Php 1,100 Asian Salad, Pork Belly Kimchi , Pulled Pork Cannelloni , Crispy Pork Hoisin.  SET-B Php 1,100- European Salad , Pork Belly Kimchi , Spaghetti Bolognese, Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage platter. SET C Php 1,300 Asian Salad, Pork Belly Kimchi,Pulled Pork Cannelloni , Seafood Surprise .SET-D Php1,500 Asian Salad, Pork Belly Kimchi, Spaghetti Bolognese and Sausage Platter .

There is also for Group of 6 which starts at Php 1,750 to Php 2,400 – Group meals includes unlimited rice and a pitcher of ice tea.

Address : Ground Floor, Cinema Building, Solenad 3, Nuvali, Santa Rosa Laguna province
Operation Hours: Everyday 11:00am – 10:00pm

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pigpenph/

Website : http://www.theblackpigbar.com/

Telephone: +63 49 258-0866 / Cellphone : 0977 839 5061

Exuberance Blooms of Dainty Sanggumay

Exuberance blooms of dainty sanggumay, fairy sanggumay , lesser sanggumay  or Dendrobium aphyllum . This orchid species got over 120 flowers opening slowly from late March to April . This is the first time in about 3 years of growing this cultivar variety from Mrs. Adelina Almerol that we were rewarded with this number of blooms. This maybe due to several factors: larger clumps means more flowers , drier conditions ( not watering for weeks ) and good air circulation and fertilization techniques .

Dendrobium aphyllum with over 120 light pink sepals with yellowish- lip flowers

I got a few keikis ( anaks, suhi , offsets ) from Mrs. Adelina Almerol from Marikina City way back in March 1, 2014 when Pinoy Coke Fanatics hosted an eyeball for their members . Mrs. Almerol told me that the orchids she got was from Pangasinan and she grew them from a few keikis for several years.

Dendrobium aphyllum grown about 10 feet from the ground

After about 2 weeks after late March 2014 , one of the smaller keikis gave us 1 bloom which gave us a hint on the size of the orchid species . Some of the keikis eventually grew long canes and i gave few keikis to some orchid hobbyists . The color form and shape of the flowers is bigger than the usual Dendrobium aphyllum, so the author gave this Dendrobium aphyllum a cultivar name of ” Adelina Almerol ” in honor of the owner of the clump.

This particular orchid got an untimely blooms around last December 2016 and early January 2017, with about 3 to 4 flowers.

There were over 120 flowers bore on several mature pseudobulbs creating a shower-like effect or shower / curtain effect .

Common Names: People would call this under numerous names, the most common is sanggumay . To be more specific – due to the smaller pseudobulbs and smaller flowers , They would refer this one as dainty , fairy or lesser sanggumay in reference to the thinner canes and smaller flowers.

This is one of the most commonly grown orchid species in the country .

Since the pseudobulbs are mature and we got a bigger clump , we expect the next blooming season ( 2018 ) will be more.