Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Hacienda Resorts offers a wide range of fabulous restaurants serving delicious Caribbean and international food.
Manny Slomovits Executive Cheif
Part of my job is to improve the dining experience, that is both through increasing the quality of the menu and dishes servers, as well as the service provided. I am also a recruiter, and I work to bring talent to the resort to increase that experience.
We have already redesigned the experience at the Blue Lagoon and the Gourmet Restaurant, as well as Indochine. Increasing the quality of the food as well as the variety of the menu.
Also, I am evaluating and training the staff to provide an overall better dining experience. I look for people who love what they do, that bask in the moment of creation and can keep their head in the game. As I tell my cooks, our guests don’t see the person who cooked the food physically, they see them through what is put in front of them, and that they should take pride in that!
Here is a recent article on cheif Manny Slomovits in The Puerto Plata Report click here
I met Cheif Manny on our resent trip Sept 1 2009 and he has greatly improved the menus and food quality. He is so interested in making sure things are right he walks through the various restaurants every evening to meet and greet the guest. He told me he has over 800 personal recipes to work with Todd
The Azuel is the newest VIP members restaurant located on the 4th floor of the Tower
The Blue Lagoon
Specialty: Caribbean Food
Located directly at the Lifestyle Hacienda Resorts private beach and facing beautiful Cofresi beach. Completely remodeled 2009
During daytime, starting at noon, the "Blue Lagoon" opens for light lunches and snacks. Fresh salads, satisfying burgers, sandwiches and even a delicious chicken or the catch of the day from the grill are available until 6:00pm.
In the evening, the "Blue Lagoon" is the perfect place for a truly Caribbean flair. A varied menu, based on seafood, offers fresh fish and seafood prepared with a touch of Cajun flavor and fruits of the Caribbean. We highly recommend shrimps Al Fuego style (spicy) and sea-brass rolls infused with passion fruit. You can also ask for our fish and seafood barbecue and other Creole specialties.
The Blue Lagoon's Signature Dish Maple Glazed Shrimp and Scallop Brochettes
4 Jumbo peeled shrimps 4 Jumbo Scallops 3 Tablespoon Maple Syrup 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pc of Organic onions, bell peppers and red peppers (cut in cubes) Pinch of parsley, finely chopped
2 hours prior to grilling, prepare the marinade. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, parsley, maple syrup and garlic. Place marinade in large freezer bag.
Add the shrimps and scallops to the marinade and place bag in refrigerator until ready to grill.
Remove shrimp and scallops from marinade and discard the marinade. Place shrimp, scallops and vegetables on skewers.
Spray the grill lightly with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Add shrimp kebabs. Cook for about 4 minutes. Glaze the skewers with maple syrup before serving
Serve the kebabs over a bed of brown rice and garnish with balsamic glaze
Casablanca - Buffet Style Restaurant
Specialty: International &Theme Buffets
Breakfast Our International buffet style breakfast offers 18 different warm choices plus fruits and fresh seasonal juices, cereals and breads. Try or request different combinations of fruit juices and milk shakes prepared at the Juice Bar. The Chef will be happy to personally prepare your favorite style egg breakfast with your choice of ingredients.
Lunch The noon buffet offers a large selection of salads, meats, vegetables and international dishes to choose from. At the pasta corner you can order your favorite pasta with your favorite sauce cooked a la minute. Our chefs can also prepare delicious quarter pound hamburgers, fish, chicken or meats cooked to your taste. There is also a sandwich bar and wonderful array of delectable desserts.
Dinner We have 14 different international buffets where you can enjoy a gastronomical journey through France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and not forgetting the exotic food of the Dominican Republic. Each dish is prepared with the finest imported ingredients. Friday nights, Casablanca prepares its Gala Buffet which offers the most delicious selection of dishes, in a distinguished ambiance where you can enjoy and taste our creative cuisine.
redue and menu revamp schedualed early summer 2010
Specialty: Asian Fusion Cuisine
A fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Indian specialties including fresh shellfish, Sushi, spicy Curries, a Chinese pasta-and-rice buffet, and more delights from the Far East.
Indochine's Signature Dishes Tom Yum SoupWe are recently upgraded the Indochine menu adding new and exciting dishes that are being well received by our guests already! One of our signature dishes, Tom yum soup, is made at your table (cooking and a show).
Tom yum soup is a kind of Thai soup that is known for its broth which is both savories spicy, and sour. In translation from its Thai name, tom yum is also sometimes spelled tom yam and dom yam. All three of these spellings, however, refer to the same dish. Tom Yam is very popular in Thailand and in Thai restaurants abroad. In fact, it is arguably one of the most popular Thai dishes worldwide.
Tom yum broth is made with fish sauce, galangal, shallots, lemon grass, lime leaves, lime juice, and tamarind. Crushed chilies are also added to the basic stock to give it its spiciness. It is also the chili that lends the characteristic deep orange color to the broth. A distinguishing characteristic of tom yum soup is the generous amount of herbs that are used in its creation. The soup is often topped with a small pile of fresh cilantro leaves, Straw or oyster mushroom, or both, are also a part of most tom yum soup recipes.
In addition to a tasty broth topped with fresh fragrant greens, tom yum soup also generally includes proteins. While some Thai restaurants in the West offer tom yum soup with tofu, this is not a traditional way of serving the dish. Rather, the common proteins added to tom yum broth are chicken, shrimp or prawns, fish, or a mix of seafood.
APPETIZERS & SALADS Vegetable Spring Roll (China) Served With Sweet Plum Sauce
Vietnamese Imperial Rolls (Vietnam) Rice Paper Rolls Filled With Crab & Vegetables. Served With Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce
Steamed Dumplings (China) Assortment Of Shu Mai (Vegetables), Chicken & Pork Dumplings, Served With Dark Soy
Dim Sum Platter FOR 2 PERSONS (China, India, Indonisian) Assortment Of Wonton, Chicken Potstickers & Vegetable Samosa. Served With Hot Sambal & Sweet Indonesian Chili Sauces
Miso Soup (Japan) Dashi Broth, Organic Tofu, Roasted Seaweed, Garnished With Japanese Sesame Grissini
Coconut Corn Soup (Malaysia) Cream Of Coconut, Sweet Corn, Roasted Garlic, Garnished with Fresh Coconut
Red Curry Masala Chicken OR Seafood (India) Cooked in Double Cream and finished with lemon Crass scented leaves & Thai basil & saffron rice
Crispy Orange Chicken OR Pork ( Philippine ) A Delicious Crispy & Sweet, Yet Mildly Spiced Chicken Or Pork Stir-Fried. Wok Fried In Sesame Oil, Snow Peas, Carrots, Onions & Broccoli.
Sesame Crusted Grouper, Honan Style (China) Fresh Grouper Fillet, Finished With Sesame. Sited on a Bed of Light Gingery Infused Bok Choy.
Tom Yum FOR 2 PERSONS(Thailand) A Traditional Thai Dish Made At your table. A Blend of Fresh Seafood OR Chicken Cooked In Aromatic Thai Spices(Tell It Only To Your Best Friend ) Served With White & Fried Rice
Beef & Broccoli With Oyster Sauce & Capiscum (China) Wok Fired Fillet Of Beef Strips With Onions, Broccoli, Capsicum, Carrots & Oyster Sauce
Beef Pad Thai With Noddles(Thailand) The Tamarind & Fish Sauce Lends The Spiciness & Sweetness To This Famous Thai Dish
Sweet & Sour Pork ( China ) This Home Style Dish Combines Savory Pork Fillet Strips With Chinese Farm Vegetables. Served on A Bed Of Fried Honan Rice Noodles & Stir-Fried In Sweet & Sour Sauce
Honey Teriyaki Tofu With Vegetables (China) Cubed Tofu Stir-Fried in Mouthwatering Sauce. Topped with roasted Macadamia nuts
Spicy pineapple Wontons with ice cream
Sweet Sushi topped with exotic fruits
Ginger infused flan
Indochine ice cream Medley
Rainforest Vitalis Garden Club Buffet Restaurant
Specialty: International, Theme Buffet & Health Food
Breakfast The International breakfast buffet caters 12 unique hot and cold specialties, including fresh fruits, and only the most delicious seasonal juices prepared just for you, along with any style of eggs with your favorite ingredients. All prepared for you in minutes.
Lunch From 12:00pm onward we offer an excellent lunch buffet which includes a wide variety of salads, meats, and international dishes. Our Chefs will cook for you delicious 1/4 pound hamburger, chicken, fish, meats or your favorite pasta, all within minutes. If you are in a light mood you may feel tempted by our special salad bar, offering a wide variety of exotic local vegetables. Enjoy our ample variety of desserts to tantalize your taste buds.
Dinner For dinner we offer 14 different internationally based choices, where you can make a gastronomic travel through France, Spain, Italy, and Mexico, not forgetting the exotic food of the Dominican Republic. We prepare each dish with only the finest imported and national ingredients.
The Menu has been completely redone as of approx. April 1 2010 and many more choices are available Thanks Chief Manny
The outstanding fusion of these two cultures has created the Trapiche Paradise cuisine. Here you can find the famous Fajita, specially made with strips of beef, pork, chicken or seafood, combined with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, all cooked on charcoal grill and infused with the tantalizing flavor of "Mesquite" (an aromatic desert tree). We also offer a wide variety of delicious Burritos, specially made with your choice of meat or seafood seasoned with only the best array of Mexican spices and sauces, all served on wheat-tacos. We also recommend the grilled to perfection BBQ Pork with a touch of guava flavor.
Bellini - Pizza & Pasta
Referb schedualed to begin in early May 2010 with complete Menu redue
Specialty: Italian Cuisine
For those who love the taste of Italian food, we offer a wide variety of mouthwatering pizzas and pastas made from the traditional recipes of Italy. Thats amore! Italian pizzas are specially prepared just for you right before your eyes, with Pomodoro sauce, and Mozzarella cheese, all combined with the meats and vegetables of your choice. Our homemade pasta is freshly pressed and cut daily, served with traditional Italian sauces and famous cold meats imported from Italy. So we can prepare for you only the best Bellisimas recipes.
The V.I.P GOURMET - Member's Exclusive
Specialty: New World Cuisine
Lifestyles members can enjoy this sophisticated a-la-carte restaurant, located at the V.I.P Court.
You may choose to dine "al fresco" at our open-air terrace or at the indoors intimacy. During the day, starting at noon, the V.I.P Gourmet opens for light lunches and snacks. Fresh salads, satisfying burgers, creative sandwiches and even a delicious chicken or the "catch of the day" from the grill are available until 6:00pm.
In the evening, the V.I.P Gourmet is the perfect setting for a perfect night.
Every evening, a varied six course theme menu offers the finest dishes from Europe, the Far East, to the Caribbean with a white-glove service. Dessert of course is flambé in front of you.
The Jazz Restaurant
The Jazz is located next to the New Presidential Suites with fine VIP dinning
Room Service Menu
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The Tower Bars
The Azuel Bar
The Tower Lobby Bar
The Tower Vodka Bar
Relaxing outdoor Bar where you can have various flavors of vodka and relax has wifi access from the deck area
Presidential Suites Pool Side Bar
New addition to the resort. Great relaxing pool side bar
Vip Beach Bar
When you are in the VIP beach area stop in for a cool drink and a snack or the attendants will bring it to you as you relax in the sun
Link to VIP Beach Bar menue click to enlarge , You dont have to leave the beach to enjoy a snack or a drink
Las Canas Pool Bar
This is a cool place to have a cool drink
VIP World Bar
Great place to relax and have a drink or a snack
Link to VIP World menue click to enlarge , You dont have to leave VIP World to enjoy a snack or a drink
The Vip Sports Bar
Very nice place to drop in for a drink , Popcorn , Notchos , or order a snack , 10 new large flat screen TV's keep you up to date on sports around the world
VIP Reception with Mini Bar
VIP Gourmet Bar
Crown Residence Suites pool bar
Serenity Beach Bar
Serinity Beach bar is new summer 2009 VIP members beach and bar