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Dine around the world at The Sails

A new culinary journey sets sail as Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu’s all-day dining outlet introduces its nightly themed buffet concepts.

“We’re excited to welcome everyone at The Sails with this special offering that’s sure to delight all those with discerning tastes and palates,” shares Jeryl Tio, the hotel’s Food and Beverages manager. “We treat our guests to a series of gastronomic feasts of different origins. Every day, there’s always something new to look forward to, from weekdays to weekends.”

Asian cuisine at The Sails Restaurant

Asian cuisine at The Sails Restaurant

On Mondays, guests can enjoy a variety of flavours from around the world with the East Meets West repertoire.

“It’s like sailing from coast to coast, with our selection of cuisines that span a variety of cultures, heritages and cooking philosophies from across the globe,” quips executive chef, Christian Bouby. “We go Mediterranean on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through which guests can savour epicurean delights from Spain, Italy, Greece and the coast of Lebanon. With a perfect balance of nutrition and taste, we bring to the table our own rendition of all-time favourites and traditional confections from the Mediterranean.”

Mediterranean dishes every Tuesday and Thursday at The Sails

Mediterranean dishes every Tuesday and Thursday at The Sails

The dinner buffet on Wednesdays treat diners to a medley of ocean fresh bounty, all in flavourful mixes and essences.

“You can pick from a spread of our fresh catch at the grilling station and choose from special sauces, including Cebu’s famous vinegar-soy. Make sure to swing by the carving station where we feature our chef’s catch of the day,” adds Mr. Tio.

The Filipino buffet on Fridays is one of the highlights of the week, with its traditional feast of local delicacies of diverse culinary heritage. Included in the line-up are signature regional fares such as Kare-Kare from Luzon, Cebu’s Lechon Belly from the Visayas and the famous Aligue from Mindanao. Guests are also invited to watch the live cultural show and traditional Filipino harana (serenade) at the beach garden.
Explore Asia every Saturday and Sunday and tickle your taste buds with the robust flavours and aromatic spices from Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, the seasoned noodles and sensible bites from Korea and Japan, and the delectable fare from the great wok of China. Add to that the unique delicacies from varied cultures and traditions of the Philippines.

Enjoy Cebu's famous lechon every Friday at The Sails

Enjoy Cebu’s famous lechon every Friday at The Sails

Take a bite out of the world and try a new dining experience every night at The Sails restaurant of Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. The dinner buffet is priced at PHP1,600 nett per person. Checked-in guests are given the exclusive Mövenpick privilege of a special dinner buffet rate of PHP1,280 nett.

THE SAILS RESTAURANT
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Punta Engaño Road, Mactan Island

(6332.) 492 7777 | hotel.cebu@moevenpick.com

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Marco Polo Plaza

Marco Polo Plaza will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Festival with the rest of the Irish community! It’s not only a feast of greens and four-leaf clovers but of good food too! From March 17 to 19, dig in and enjoy traditional Irish dishes and delights such as Irish Stew, Potato Nachos, Cheesy Reuben Loaf, Guinness Beef Stew Pot Pie, Beer Mac N’ Cheese and many more. These on top of the international lunch and dinner buffet at Cafe Marco. Complete the experience in true Irish fashion with an ice-cold mug of Irish Beer, also available at Cafe Marco.

Gastronomic adventures await at Café Marco! For inquiries and reservations, you can call (032) 253-1111. For real time updates, like the Facebook page at facebook.com/marcopolocebu or follow on Twitter at @5StarInCebu. Visit the website at www.marcopolohotels.com.

For inquiries and reservations, call 253-1111 or email hospitality.ceb@marcopolohotels.com.

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La Liga Henerales: Shaping History Awareness Back Again in Cebu

La Liga Henerales is a community of young talents passionately promotes historical awareness through periodic costumes carefully researched for its authenticity and accuracy and promoted as well in events and schools.

Only few individuals before were into pursuit in this historical awareness project until the age of communication where internet is convenient in the palm of our hands through our gadgets. New information travel fast and data is retrievable, yet also possess a disadvantage with the plethora of different social media platforms carried by various makers as well. In a daily basis, historical backgrounds are unearthed making its trend until now as new discoveries are released, but the idea of these information being shown and shared is as close as not valuing or commemorating to its sources leaving this information just a trend.

There is a certain community of Cebuanos that are taking a quest to rewrite and restructure what was in the past, filling the gaps in facts with further research of variable sources that are made debatable but sticks to it true cause, to unveil the truths of our heritage and our origins, as Cebuanos and as Filipinos as well.

La Liga Henerales is a Cebu-based, non-profit organization composed of a group of talented, committed and respectable individuals from different walks of life, schools and profession whose primary aim is to promote both, Cebuano and filipino culture and heritage that was depicted before in pre-colonial and colonial eras via re-enactment with costumes vested in proper research and investigation to achieve authenticity. They also push their cause on schools and other social gatherings promoting and spreading awareness about our local, and national heroes that we look up to. With these said, they also portray a closer look of the lifestyle of the past to where they perform stories, perform forgotten dances and rituals and portray their individual roles, vital in the fight of our country’s future during those challenging times, and in honor to spread awareness of the lost practices we had in those times.

The Founder

Combining passion and education. Louis Villaflor re-enacts his way patriotism through his periodical costumes and expresses his love for Cebu and Philippines as a culture-centric country.

Louis Kenneth Villaflor, an entrepreneur and an avid history enthusiast and costumer, founded the group on the purpose of re-educating the youth about real local and national history, he saw the opportunity to combine his favourite hobbies which is costuming and story role-playing and the process to instill the historical awareness and value among the youth and in schools, along with a group of fellow enthusiasts who shares his passion about research and history, they took it among themselves to be purposeful in the advocacy in spreading historical awareness in schools or events by wearing periodically correct costumes and sharing the stories and its value to the youth.

Behind the Garments

With the its senior expertise of fashion design and a teacher of the field, his passion also of history caters also in his designs as he pushes through sustainable fashion and historical awareness combined.

Meet Rodney “Pee-Wee” Senining, who has been in the fashion industry since the late 90’s, strives  in concepts of avant-garde, innovation and cutting edge-fashion forward design. And also a teacher of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design of University of San Carlos, he had grown into research of books like the holy grail in the Library Resource Center and is always fascinated of the periodical times and how to preserve it; Hence, his interest had grown for the affinity of Periodical Costumes and Sustainable Fashion.

 Being part of the group La Liga Henerales, he was tasked to instantly be their mentor for the young talents and as the organization is still new and developing with limited funds, resourcefulness and research were done to come up with a good output of photo shoot and was quite proud of it and still promise on the next editions of pieces to be more historically accurate. Even as teacher for Fashion Design in SAFAD, his expertise comes hand in hand with the members as he helps them do research as well. His passion and interest somehow led him with enough knowledge to key the insights of the significant periods and historical backgrounds of it.

Historical Awareness in Cebu

The strength and progress of a country is anchored on how well they know and honor its history. The means of historical awareness in Cebu is almost non-existent among the Cebuanos, although we push forward in tourism and promote beauty through sceneries and other aspects of culture yet never commemorate deeply on historical icons such as our other local heroes, and ancient cultures as well that is almost been forgotten in an urban Cebu. Nevertheless, as long as communities’ like La Liga Henerales are now evolving in a learning state by real discovery by multiple resources, this will always reflect of how we appreciate love, patriotism and honor to our country and would look forward to progress.

 

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Christmas in Colonial Cebu: A Themed Exhibit by Teresin Mendezona and Eva Gullas for Stylescapes 2019

Ever wonder how the yuletide season is celebrated in colonial times? This year at Stylescapes 2019, Teresin Mendezona and Eva Gullas collaborated to showcase the elegance of Christmas during the colonial period, specifically most of the Spanish regime.
 
This pop-up radiated the ambience of Christmas in the colonial times through the various details used within the setting. Specific pieces like the gansilyo table cloth, oil lamp, and the sketches were from Ms. Mendezona and Gullas themselves.
 
Aside from that, various table and living room pieces were sourced from Rustans and Metro Ayala, and was curated by Doro Barandino.

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