Healthy Living - New Menu at Atmosphere

When boutique resort Atmosphere Resorts & Spa in Dauin, near Dumaguete built a spa and begun yoga classes many years ago, it was with a larger wellness concept in mind. The Sanctuary Spa has expanded and so did the yoga with this year’s week-long yoga retreat programs and the introduction this summer of Atmosphere’s detox, nutrition and wellness packages. With this comes the need for a menu that caters to this growth and we are very proud to announce our Healthy Living Menu at the end of the month. The menu takes a simple approach; clean healthy living. We appreciate …

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What is it going to be? Sweet or Sour?

The not-so-secret secret of Filipino food… Food in the Philippines usually has two distinct flavors and textures. It’s either very sweet or very sour, either very moist (soup based dishes) or very dry. I think this is the reason you either completely like or you absolutely dislike Filipino food: its blatant direction of taste and texture. There are not really many dishes that you can call somewhat in between… As widely known, RICE is the main source of food in the Philippines. It is said that Filipinos can survive without water but can’t without rice, and it is true! The …

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Buko juice or shake anyone? Possibly the best drink in the world...

Coconut juice or ‘buko’, as it is locally known as here in the Philippines, is proving to be a trendy new health drink in the western world. From a recent trip to the US, I know it can set you back a few dollars for a small bottle, yet here in the Philippines we are lucky enough to have coconuts in abundance. In fact there are so many of them they are often considered a nuisance since they can be the cause of accidents when they fall from trees. As a result, many locals enjoy a quick run up a …

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Matt and Rae hard at work, tasting the new wines...

We have been very proud of our French boutique wine cellar for four years now at Atmosphere Resorts, but we have finally decided to go international. Rae tells you all about the exceptionally tough selection process… France is known for its fantastic vineyards and production of good quality wines. For the last four years, our wine list at Atmosphere has been an exclusive mix of some of these great wines, receiving many compliments and lots of positive feedback. However, with a clientele that is forever diversifying and the changing current trends in popularly sought after wines, we decided it was …

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