The Night Stalker: Stargate Barbecue Garden Launch
There’s a new cosmopolitan culinary destination in the emerging Uptown Cagayan de Oro at Upper Macasandig that’s urbane, unique and uber cool.
Last May 9, Stargate Dream Vacation Resort officially launched its new Barbecue Garden with guests from the Department of Tourism, Cagayan de Oro Tourism Council and media.
After GM Algen De Dios introduced us to her management team: Ms. Louella Pablo, operations head; Irene Dajalos, restaurant manager; Missouri Gevero, marketing staff; and Joefrey Jumeras, head chef, we immediately buckled down to the business at hand.
As part of the media contingent invited by event organizer Southland Events head honcho Ann Medes to cover the event, we were treated to a culinary extravaganza that was sure to sate the appetites of all jaded local gourmets stepped in the Kagay-anon tradition of sinugba.
After starting off with a bevy of beverages which included Iced Tropical Tea (pineapple, watermelon) and Vietnamese tea (brewed and chilled), we were off on our culinary fest with international appetizers and salads with cheese sticks, cheese & beef bacon small skewers (bacon roll with cheese), Barbecue Garden fried spring rolls with crab meat; Asian (Heart of Palm and Beef filled salad, Jalapenos with Bacon-wrapped cream cheese) and Filipino (Mango salad).
For the family or barkada on a night out, try their BBQ Combo- Family Combo 1 with Family Skewers (beef, squid, fish fillet skewers, vegetable and steamed rice) or Family Combo 2 with Family Beef (Beef with cheese, Beef 5 Spices, Beef with Lemon Grass & Chili, Beef with Honey, Vegetable and steamed rice).
If you’re coming solo or out on an intimate date, try their a la carte specialties such as Asian Meat Beef (Grilled Beef rolled on sugar cane); Asian Meat Chicken (Grilled Chicken with Lemon leaf skewers) or Filipino Meat Beef (Grilled Beef Skewers marinated with Maple Syrup).
Or you may want something more exotic like Asian Seafood such as Grilled Prawns with Tamarind or Steamed Prawns with Coconut Juice.
For those jaded sinugba enthusiasts, try their BBQ World Tour with Sesame Soy Beef Skewers,
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce or Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Coconut.
And not to forget vegetarians or those on a diet, they have their Asian Vegetarian BBQ and Side Dishes like Vegetable Corn Griddle Cakes or Grilled Eggplant Vietnamese Style. Of course, if you prefer something Pinoy, there’s always their Filipino Hot Pot with Prawn with Tamarind Hot Pot.
GM Algen related to us that Stargate Dream Vacation Resort is owned and managed by UIG property Development Corporation. The whole conceptualization of the resort was done in 2011 and soft opening was celebrated on the 9th of March 2013.
“Stargate offers a unique vacation experience with its fascinating concepts and designs. We have four different bungalows, white house, Victorian, Mediterranean and Colonial house. We also have luxury houses, Royal house and Flower houses for big families and honeymooners respectively. For outdoor functions we have our garden patios and for indoor functions, we offer our unique Banana Leaf and Cowboy house.”
Stargate Dream Vacation Resort is just a few minutes away from downtown Cagayan de Oro at Upper Macasandig.