Care for a deeply satisfying gastronomic Valentine’s?

SHANGRI-LA Mactan Resort & Spa Cebu gave select couples a sneak peak into its Valentine’s Day offerings. It left them with an indelibly romantic, deeply satisfying gastronomic experience.

INSERT LOVE STORY HERE. Couples may make a toast to their love stories at the Observatory, if not the Gazebo or Acqua Veranda. (Contributed Photo)
INSERT LOVE STORY HERE. Couples may make a toast to their love stories at the Observatory, if not the Gazebo or Acqua Veranda. (Contributed Photo)

Sampled were the Pan-seared Scallop, Pacific Lobster Tartare, with Calamansi Vinaigrette and Rocket Leaf to start the five-course meal, followed by Prawn Confit and Steamed Fennel with Curry Scented Sauce Americaine. Came next was the Poached Red Grouper and White Radish with Green Asparagus and Black Truffle Sauce, then the Red Wine Slow-cooked Veal Cheek with Foie Gras Sauce, Stewed Onion and Potato Puree. The Strawberry Compote punctuated the meal perfectly.

Pan-seared Scallop, Pacific Lobster Tartare, with Calamansi Vinaigrette and Rocket Leaf (Contributed Photo)
Pan-seared Scallop, Pacific Lobster Tartare, with Calamansi Vinaigrette and Rocket Leaf (Contributed Photo)

All this as wine flowed freely into our glasses while a violinist serenades with familiar yet intricate melodies swaying in the gentle evening breeze.

So, couples seeking a gastronomic celebration for Valentine’s Day will revel in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’s array of exciting dining offers. Couples may choose to dine in any of the resort’s romantic seaside hideaways as they sample a selection of the chefs’ masterpieces.

Poached Red Grouper and White Radish with Green Asparagus and Black Truffle Sauce (Photo by N.S. Villaflor)
Poached Red Grouper and White Radish with Green Asparagus and Black Truffle Sauce (Photo by N.S. Villaflor)
Prawn Confit and Steamed Fennel with Curry Scented Sauce Americaine (Photo by N.S. Villaflor)
Prawn Confit and Steamed Fennel with Curry Scented Sauce Americaine (Photo by N.S. Villaflor)

A six-course set menu served at Paradise Island starts at P20,000++ per couple, and includes a bottle of champagne, free-flowing non-alcoholic beverages, a bouquet of flowers and a private musician. Meanwhile, a five-course set menu at the beachfront, along with the aforementioned inclusions, is at P15,000++ per couple.

Couples who wish to make a toast to their love stories at either the Observatory, Gazebo, or Acqua Veranda may enjoy a five-course set menu with a bottle of champagne, bouquet of flowers and CHI, The spa discount voucher. It is at P15,000++ per couple.

Red Wine Slow-cooked Veal Cheek with Foie Gras Sauce, Stewed Onion and Potato Puree (Photo by N.S. Villaflor)
Red Wine Slow-cooked Veal Cheek with Foie Gras Sauce, Stewed Onion and Potato Puree (Photo by N.S. Villaflor)
Strawberry Compote (Contributed Photo)
Strawberry Compote (Contributed Photo)

At the resort’s outlets, couples may also celebrate with an indulgent gastronomic experience. At Acqua, a Valentine’s Day five-course set menu served with a glass of sparkling wine is at P4,000++ per person, while Cowrie Cove’s five-course set menu also served with a glass of sparkling wine is at P5,000++ per person. Tides will also offer a Valentine’s Day special with a lunch buffet at P2,250++ per person.

The day of romance indeed casts a festive spell all around this seaside paradise. Couples who wish to celebrate in luxe style at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu may contact (032) 231 8224 or email fbreservations.mac@shangri-la.com for further inquiries and reservations. (N.S. Villaflor/With PR)

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