The freshest crabs, lobsters, and fish sourced mainly from local fishers served along the coastline as the sun dips below the horizon and lights up the sky make up the luscious seafood dining experience that is the Coral Seaside Restaurant of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Lapu-Lapu City.
At Coral Seaside, seafood is served in a silver platter amid a clear wide view of the dark blue sea.
Chef Mattia Stroppa said seafood makes up 90 percent of the restaurant menu. He added that he plays around with the different dishes to bring out a unique combination of flavors.
The chili crabs that he served to us, for example, took inspiration from the distinct culinary characteristic of Singapore cuisine.
Coral Seaside menu
His seafood platter hosts a marine bounty of fish, prawns, squid, and mussels drizzled with tomato salsa and garnished with greens.
Mattia pays particular attention to ingredients and preparation to provide Jpark Island Resort guests their best Mediterranean and seafood dining experience at Coral Seaside Restaurant.
The pasta is handmade by the restaurant culinary team on the day it is served and made only from Italian semolina with its more expressive flavor. He incorporates the Japanese taste in his carbonara by using scallops instead of bacon and topping the dish with sea urchin bits. “This dish you have to eat hot as soon as it arrives on the table,” he pointed out.
Coral also makes its own bread in the style of the Chinese mantou, which is dough made from wheat flour and steamed into soft, fluffy buns.
From romantic dinners for two to family or group events, Coral Seaside provides a wide range of dining options.
Guests can choose to have the set menu priced at US$25 per person or have their pick from the variety of dishes on offer.
Open daily for dinner except Sundays, Coral Seaside can seat up to 150 guests. Both the indoor and outdoor restaurant spaces can be maximized to accommodate more guests.
The restaurant’s alfresco dining is popular as a venue for a small wedding reception, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and other intimate events.
Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark is located on M.L. Quezon Highway in Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City. Call (+63-32) 494-5000 for inquiries or reservations at Coral Seaside Restaurant.