Dine under starlit skies in Barefoot Barbecue by the beach

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu cooks up delectable moments with a new selection of restaurants offers.

A rotating spread of delicious cuisines in Fun-ch

Guests have plenty of choices, ranging from barbecue to dim sum, fun-filled feast to high-tea. They will have more than just a burst of tastes as they dine at the resort. With many exciting activities to offer, what would have been a simple dining experience is made more gratifying and memorable.

Families will enjoy the nice setting of Fun-ch at Tides, while children will have a fun time wearing their toques in Little Chefs, Big Chefs at Acqua Restaurant. Guests can also relish in an all-you-can-eat dim sum for lunch in Pao Panda at Tea of Spring, and have a picturesque dinner buffet with a fresh grilled offering in Barefoot Barbecue on the beach. In between, they are up for a satisfying fill in the afternoon with High Tea at Lobby Lounge.

Fun-ch’s sweet and colorful dessert spread

Launched earlier this month, Fun-ch, a moniker for Family Fun Lunch, offers an advanced lunch feast experience that has something entertaining for everyone in the family. While TIdes – the resort’s all-day dining restaurant is transformed into a avenue 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 dishes, plus a dessert station that takes center stage with themed treats. It also has a portion for children to decorate their own dessert. Plus children also get to bring home a souvenir bag filled with goodies.

Guests can have Fun-ch for P2,080 net per person every Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m.

As the afternoon rolls around, guests can relax 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. While the Filipino Afternoon Tea 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).

Fresh mangoes and biko served with sikwate

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 flock to the resort’s beach-front and have their fill of grilled specials and dine under starlit skies in Barefoot Barbecue. They can watch the resort’s beach-side transformed into a rustic setting with low tables, colorful mats, over-sized 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 heart of the setup, where fresh seafood, such as fish, prawns, squid and lobsters, and succulent meats and kebabs are roasted 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 creates Little Chef, Big Chef – a delicious adventure that is educational and stimulating at the same time. Starting in 2014, it has been a long-running favorite event among young guests. In this activity, children get to explore the world of food preparation in a series of amusing cooking classes and culinary activities with the resort’s team of chefs.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort Spa’s all-day dining restaurant, Tides

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 cooking class at Acqua. Registration costs P1,500 net per child  which 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.

Advance registration is encouraged for Little Chef, Big Chef as it is only limited to 25 participants per session. 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 offering that features classics favorites such as xiao long pao, dumplings, spring rolls and steamed coconut custard buns. Pao Panda is 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.


Reliving age-old traditions with High Tea at Lobby Lounge

Indeed, fresh epicurean adventures await everyone at the resort. For inquiries and reservations, please contact Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu’s Restaurant Reservations and Information Center at (63 32) 231 8224 or email fbreservations.mac@shangri-la.com.