Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort welcomed the month of August this year with the reopening of The Cove Live Seafood Restaurant. The Cove reopened its doors to the public after a 2-year hiatus brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a sign that local and domestic tourism has now started to pick up and usher the tourism and restaurant industry to its long-awaited recovery.
The Cove Live Seafood Restaurant reopens to serve you with a decadent feast
The restaurant takes its name from the little-known Maribago Cove. A geographical feature that covers the beachfront of all the resorts in Lapu-Lapu’s tourism belt, while its food philosophy takes inspiration from the simple and minimalist way of cooking practiced by the local fishermen in the coastal areas of Mactan.
Flavors that are authentic and bristle with local flair
“Sugba, tuwa, and kilaw” is how our ancestors prepare their meals after a long night or day out in the sea fishing. As they say in the old, simple cooking needs simple ingredients. That is why the expert chefs at The Cove take these traditional methods and perfect them to create dishes that manifest what a local meal is all about. Meals that are wholesome because it lacks the preservatives or additives, authentic because it uses ingredients that are no longer in common use like tabon-tabon fruit and kaffer lime for that authentic Bisaya kinilaw so loved by our grandparents but few in our generation have ever sampled or even know about.
Authenticity at The Cove also means that it uses only local ingredients like fish sourced from a neighboring town’s fish market and that these are cooked fresh to ensure that all flavors of the fish or seafood are preserved for the diners to savor.
Loyal patrons, families, and couples can now enjoy The Cove with its distinct ambiance and good local food that should be the hallmark of memorable celebrations.
Advocating responsible consumption
As part of its procurement policy, The Cove restaurant will only serve locally sourced ingredients and seafood. By working closely with its suppliers, the restaurant can ensure that the catch ending up in the kitchen is harvested sustainably.
It will not serve any fish or marine species that are threatened or endangered as part of its adherence to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Sustainable Consumption and the protection of Life Below Water.
Cooking is done with the use of local methods, simple and easy-to-prepare dishes just as the ancestors intend when they prepare their meals taken from their fresh catch of the day. This way, The Cove can also reduce its carbon footprint by reducing the use of cooking fuel and yet still brings out the best of the local cuisine that is part of the food traditions of the coastal areas around the islands that The Cove wants to represent and elevate to the rest of the world.
The restaurant’s reopening is also part of Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort’s anniversary celebration. The resort turns 33 this year and is an important milestone as it intends to navigate the new normal of tourism with renewed vision and optimism.
Save the dates on your next travel to Cebu and take a break to enjoy the sea, the sun, and the sand. Join the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort’s 33rd-anniversary festivities and avail of its promo. Celebrate the Bluwater experience with your family and friends and have that break and at the beach for never-ending summer vibes! Learn more from this link.
The Cove Live Seafood Restaurant is now open to serve you daily during LUNCH TIME from 11 AM to 3 PM, and on DINNER TIME from 6 PM to 10 PM. For inquiries, please contact the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort via landline number (+63 32) 263 4410, or mobile numbers 0998 843 0259 or 0998 843 7688.