Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ruf Resto Bar at Ferra Hotel Boracay

Where To Eat In Boracay

It was our second night in Boracay and everybody seemed to have adjusted with the party vibe of the island. Before heading out to our Friday night-out, we checked out our dinner options at the town center. Beaming with its radiant night lights, the Ruf Resto Bar at the 4th level of Ferra Hotel seemed to be the most suitable dinner place for our group, so off we went.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Chill and relaxed
Ferra Hotel (check rates) is the newest addition to the almost four hundred hotels in Boracay. Located in Sitio Bulabog, near Bulabog Beach and D’Mall, the hotel is perfectly situated in the middle of the town center. Our group was invited to have an Asian-themed dinner at the Ruf Bar, one of their in-house restaurants.

We arrived at around seven in the evening, too bad we didn’t catch the stunning Boracay sunset from the roof deck. The relatively new bar and restaurant is open for hotel guests and non-guests, daily from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Entering the lush lobby of the hotel, we were immediately greeted by a gracious staff that ushered us to the hotel’s rooftop. It was dinnertime and the cool September breeze greeted us as we settled on one of the lounge chairs.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Perfect for movie nights
Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay

Surrounded by lush greens and soothing music playing on the background, the rooftop bar had a very relaxed vibe with some cool light orbs, LCD TVs, lounge chairs, and bar. We were handed the menu list for the restaurant and were taken aback on the assortment of Asian dishes. My eyes were glued one of Indonesia and Malaysia’s famed rice dish, Nasi Goreng. I was sure to order that.

Our group feasted on Truffle-Mushroom Soup, Mushrooms on Toast, Nasi Goreng, Butter Poached Salmon, Grilled Back Ribs and Glazed Half Chicken.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Asian feast!
While waiting for the food to arrive, we chatted on our failed plans of discovering the unexplored beaches of Boracay that ended on a late afternoon beer session at Puka Beach. We’re in the middle of, yet again, planning our beach adventure the next day when our food arrived, it was fast compared to formulating our spectacular ideas.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay

If you haven’t heard it yet, I have this unending aversion with mushroom. So everything that has or cooked with this cute little thingy makes me shiver in distaste. Well, I don’t mind seeing it but not tasting it, I dunno why, I just don’t dig it since I was a kid (yet I never tasted it yet, haha).

Moving on, my buddies loved the earthy taste of the soup and the toast while I was digging the Nasi Goreng which wasn’t as spicy as the legit ones found on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. The Butter Poached Salmon was second best for me. The freshness of the fish was complemented by the zest of lemon and butter and the kick from saffron and tarragon spices.
Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Mushrooms on Toast (P245)
Brie toast, parmesan, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette
Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Truffle-Mushroom Soup (P185)
Creme, parmesan croutons and tomato bruschetta

Nasi Goreng (P285 | background)
Indonesian fried rice, beef, chicken & shrimps and sunny side up egg
Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Butter Poached Salmon (P355)
Cherry tomatoes confit, tarragon-lemon creme and saffron risotto
The Glazed Half Chicken and Grilled Back Ribs were equally tasty, tender and not gamey at all.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Glazed Half Chicken (P325)
Teriyaki, sake, Japanese soy, anise and sesame
Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Grilled Back Ribs (P395 | P745)
Bourbon barbecue sauce, tomato-chilli salsa and chimichurri
The dinner feast was capped off with lovely dessert treats of Banana Spring Rolls and Caramel Mango Split.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Banana Spring Rolls (P85)
Fried banana spring rolls, caramel sauce, cashew praline, cinnamon sugar and vanilla ice cream
Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Caramel Mango Split (P175)
Whole mangoes, trio of ice cream, creme anglaise and quezo de bola
After our sumptuous dinner, we’re offered with a great selection of cocktails from the bar. It was still happy hour, indeed. And then laughter echoed throughout that side of Boracay. We had another round of cocktails and just got the right buzz to carry on with our party crawling.

Ruf Resto Bar Ferra Hotel Boracay
Signature Cocktails
Ferra Hotel seemed to have a very relaxed atmosphere. I kept on muttering that we should stay there on our next Boracay stint, which I believe will be soon. Ruf Resto Bar serves an awesome mix of Asian favorites and I will surely get my Malaysian satay fix there next time, maybe next month?

Ruf Bar at Ferra Hotel (book online)
Sitio Bulabog, Balabag,
Boracay, Aklan
Contact Number: (+63) 36.288.1177 to 79
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