Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu Cooks Up Delicious Moments
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu cooks up delicious moments with a selection of new offers at its restaurants.
Guests have plenty of options, ranging from barbecue to dim sum, fun-filled buffets to high-tea. They will have more than just a burst of flavors as they dine at the resort. With many exciting activities available, what would have been a simple dining experience is made more pleasant and memorable.
Families will enjoy the playful setting of Fun-ch at Tides, while children will have an exciting time donning their toques in Little Chefs, Big Chefs at Acqua. Guests will relish in an all-you-can-eat dim sum for lunch in Pao Panda at Tea of Spring, and have a picturesque dinner feast with a fresh off-the-grill spread in Barefoot Barbecue on the beach. In between, they are up for a satiating fill in the afternoon with High Tea at Lobby Lounge.
Launched earlier this month, Fun-ch, a moniker for Family Fun Lunch, offers an upgraded lunch buffet experience that has something entertaining for everyone in the family. The resort’s all-day dining restaurant, Tides, is transformed into a hub of excitement as it brings in a series of live entertainment, such as a show by a mime artist, singers and other performers, as guests dine.
Fun-ch’s buffet carries a rotating selection of cuisines, plus a dessert station that takes center stage with themed treats. It also has an area for children to decorate their own dessert. Children also get to bring home a souvenir bag filled with goodies.
Guests can have Fun-ch every Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. It is priced at P2,080 net per person.
As the afternoon rolls around, guests can unwind at Lobby Lounge and choose between Classic High Tea or Filipino Afternoon Tea. Classic High Tea relives the favored tradition of having tea with a selection pastries, scones and jam. Filipino Afternoon Tea, meanwhile, pays homage to a homegrown classic, with pure sikwate (hot chocolate) in a batirol, served with biko (sweetened sticky rice), fresh mangoes and sweeteners such as muscovado sugar, latik (coconut milk curd) and macapuno (coconut sport).
Classic High Tea is available on weekends and holidays at P880++. Filipino Afternoon Tea is available between 2 to 6 p.m. daily at P488++ per order. Both are served at Lobby Lounge.
For a picturesque experience, guests can troop to the resort’s beach-front and have their fill of grilled specials and dine under starlit skies in Barefoot Barbecue. They can witness the resort’s beachside transformed into a rustic setting with low tables, colorful mats, oversized floor pillows and as the name implies, sink their toes in the sand for a lighthearted and carefree feel.
A huge grill is at the center of the setup, where fresh seafood, such as fish, prawns, squid and lobsters, and succulent meats and kebabs are grilled to tenderness as guests wait and take in the scenic view. Barefoot Barbecue is priced at P2,888 net per person and is available every Saturday at 7 p.m. onwards.
The resort also crafts together a delicious experience that is educational and fun at the same time in Little Chef, Big Chef. Since its introduction in 2014, it has been a long-running favorite among young guests. In this activity,
children get to discover the world of food preparation in a series of fun cooking classes and culinary activities with none other than the resort’s team of chefs. It is open to children aged 4 to 12 years old.
Little Chef, Big Chef starts with a chef’s hat-decorating activity at Adventure Zone. It is followed by a tour of the resort’s dining outlets and culminates in an interactive culinary class at Acqua. Registration is at P1,500 net per child and includes all ingredients, a shirt, a photo and a recipe album. On top of that, they go home with a mark of their achievements with a certificate signed by Executive Chef Frank Bohdan.
Prior registration is encouraged for Little Chef, Big Chef as it is only limited to 25 participants at a time. This activity is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
An upcoming dining offer that guests are sure to love is Pao Panda, an indulgent all-you-can-eat dim sum spread that offers classics such as xiao long pao, dumplings, spring rolls, and treats such as steamed coconut custard buns. Pao Panda will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. at Tea of Spring. It is priced at P888 net per person.
Indeed, fresh epicurean experiences await everyone at the resort. For inquiries and reservations, please call Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu’s Restaurant Reservations and Information Center at (63 32) 231 8224 or email [email protected].