From Farm To Fork

At Baluarte, we believe in supporting sustainable farming and being stewards to the land that provides for us. Dining at Baluarte draws inspiration based on the season and what we can harvest fresh from our garden and farm. We strive to use ethically sourced natural ingredients for our menu, many of which we grow ourselves.

Our farms are located nearby, being at the hills of Murcia. Along with its breathtaking panoramic view of the Kanlaon mountain range, the hills are rich with fertile soil making it the perfect place for growing native fruits and vegetables. Ramon is our resident farmer and has cared for our crops since the beginning. He uses old farming techniques that were passed down from previous generations, sometimes even relying on superstitions. He rotates the crops depending on the season, ensuring that not only is he being responsible with the land, but providing the freshest produce. The rolling landscape of where Baluarte lies, here in Barangay Alegria, is dotted with crops like bananas, mangos, avocados, santol, and guava. We also grow quite a few fruits and vegetables native to the island that you may not be familiar with. Each is quite unique and you’ll have the chance to try something you haven’t had before. This ensures a fascinating dining experience.