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Eats in Cebu: The Sails at Mövenpick Hotel

A new culinary journey sets sail as Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu’s all-day dining outlet introduces fresh flavors for its a la carte selection.

“We’re happy to give present these supplementary offers at The Sails restaurant which is known for its interactive buffet style concept, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner,” shares Jeryl Tio, the hotel’s Food and Beverage Manager.

The Sails, the all-day dining restaurant Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, offers an interactive buffet style concept, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a creative à la carte menu

The Sails, the all-day dining restaurant Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, offers an interactive buffet style concept, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a creative à la carte menu

“We designed the a la carte menu with an array of regional and international culinary influences across all categories,” explains Executive Chef Christian Bouby. “The selection is very straightforward. We want to also focus our attention to diners who might not have the appetite for a buffet experience. We take our cues from what’s close to the heart of dining enthusiasts — comfort food of worldly tastes and flavors.”

“The options vary from healthy to meaty,” the chef adds. “We put emphasis to our own creations infused with locally sourced ingredients and produce. We also bring the brand’s Swiss heritage to the table. These signature dishes are marked with the Swiss flag. Likewise, we are offering our own rendition to classic favorites from the East and West.”

Bibimbap: Steamed rice topped with Korean marinated thin slices of beef, vegetables, fried egg and miso soup

Bibimbap: Steamed rice topped with Korean marinated thin slices of beef, vegetables, fried egg and miso soup

Beef Sukiyaki: Thinly-sliced USDA Angus beef and steamed rice with Japanese pickles

Beef Sukiyaki: Thinly-sliced USDA Angus beef and steamed rice with Japanese pickles

Few of the dishes to include in your must-try list are the Seafood Tabouleh, Pumpkin Velvet Soup, Vegetable Sandwich on Focaccia, Mövenpick Signature Angus Beef Burger, Grilled Steak Sandwich, Handmade Truffle Pumpkin Ravioli, Beef Sukiyaki, Bibimbap, Beef Ho-Fan, Penang Salmon, Pork Zurich Style and Garden Rösti.

Capricciosa: Mozarella, tomato sauce, cooked ham, prosciutto ham, artichokes and mushrooms

Capricciosa: Mozarella, tomato sauce, cooked ham, prosciutto ham, artichokes and mushrooms

Desserts infused with Cebu’s famous mangos are the perfect ending to your meal. You can have any of the featured sweets or you can choose from the eight flavors of the velvety rich and aromatic Mövenpick ice cream.

THE SAILS RESTAURANT
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Punta Engaño Road, Mactan Island
(6332.) 492 7777 | hotel.cebu@moevenpick.com

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Trade in Your Old Watch and Save Big on a New Timepiece at The Watch Store

Watches are an essential part of any outfit, providing you with both style and functionality. But despite their timeless appeal, many people leave their old watches unused at home. If you have an old watch lying around or are considering an upgrade, The Watch Store has a special limited offer: bring in your old watch, and in return, you’ll get a new one at a discounted price!

As the official retailer of renowned international watch brands such as Tissot, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and Bering, The Watch Store offers a collection of watches that embodies refined quality, high performance, durability, and unparalleled precision. With a diverse range of designs, from classic sophistication to modern innovation, there’s always a watch tailored to capture your style for any occasion. This makes our watches an exceptional upgrade from your old watch and a valuable addition to your collection.

They accept all old watches, regardless of their brand, type, and condition. When you bring a Swiss watch brand, you’ll enjoy 35% off on a single watch purchase, 25% off for a Japanese brand, and 18% off for other brand or non-brand watches. These discounts apply only to selected watches.

So hurry, time is ticking! Don’t miss this chance to trade in your old watch exclusively at The Watch Store Cebu from June 13-17 and at Tempus Ayala Center Cebu from June 27-July 1, and take home a new timepiece for less than its original price!

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A Moving Feast: Cebu Food and Wine Festival 2024 Opens in NUSTAR Resort

by Kara Mae M. Noveda

Taste Cebu! That is how the invitation goes for the two-day opening salvo of this year’s Cebu Food and Wine Festival (CFWF) held at the NUSTAR Resort Cebu. When the doors opened in the plush ballrooms last June 1, more than a thousand guests were treated to a moving feast for all the senses. Setting this year’s festival apart, the CFWF board of organizers put on a multi-sensory approach. Bringing their vision board to life, the opening gala brought large-scale visuals to complement an array of innovative culinary creations. After all, we also taste with our eyes.

Meticulously prepared local-inspired dishes with overflowing wine and alcoholic drinks filled the three tasting zones: Wave, Peak, and Warmth–with each themed zone serving a taste of a distinct aspect of Cebuano food culture.

Beginning with the Wave Tasting Zone that capitalizes on the coastal freshness of the island of Cebu. The emblematic dishes in this zone are bakasi (saltwater eel) stuffed cornmeal topped with bakasi bones and local sea urchin & tarurot (this is sea urchin blended with deep-fried baby squid floss plated in a sea urchin shell). Chef David Thien and his team also served refreshing cold noodles.

Next, the Peak Tasting Zone highlights the mountainous area west and east of Cebu. From these farm-rich areas, you get good produce transformed into incredible base ingredients for memorable local dishes: manok Bisaya (local chicken) and everyone’s favorite, Cebu Lechon. Crowds flocked into the lechon station manned by Chef Sau del Rosario, known in the culinary world as “The Godfather of Philippine Cuisine.”

Finally, the Warmth Tasting Zone celebrates the exciting city life that Cebu also has to offer. Big cities are a melting pot of different cultures, so you’re right to expect fusion dishes in this zone. Samples of exciting hybrid dishes include the coconut wine-marinated conch shell sisig served in corn tortillas and Chef Lisa Revilla-Thien’s Hamachi salad.

The festival’s honored guest, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco, who walked with the media members for a preview, emphasizes the importance of gastronomy tourism. The DOT is keen on supporting programs that elevate the country’s culinary portfolio.

The Cebu Food and Wine Festival is a month-long June festival featuring over 60 pocket events spread in over 40 participating restaurants and 20 hotels.

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The Homes of Zee–Holiday Edition: Christmas House No. 3

Christmas House No. 3

Check out why this holiday home is on our list of 12 Cebu homes this season. Zee.ph offers a glimpse of Cebu’s holiday homes from far and wide. Please follow our series as we bring you a different home in the next few days!

Welcome to Christmas Home No. 3, where the season’s spirit is adorned in elegant white hues. This cozy abode is nestled near Cebu’s bustling IT Park, which radiates tradition and festive cheer. The homeowners, a delightful couple, eagerly await the arrival of their only daughter and her family from Manila.

As you enter this winter wonderland, a white Christmas tree takes center stage, adorned with glistening ornaments that shimmer in the soft glow of fairy lights. The white decor creates an atmosphere reminiscent of a snowy holiday retreat. Opting for a white-themed Christmas isn’t just a stylistic choice; it’s an invitation to embrace simplicity, purity, and serenity during the festive season. The neutral palette provides a canvas for creativity, allowing each ornament to stand out and making memories more vibrant. It offers modern living and timeless elegance, creating a perfect backdrop for family celebrations. Peek inside the magic of a white Christmas as this welcoming home awaits the joyous reunion of loved ones.

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