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Gerry's Grill is now grilling at Island Central Mactan

July 17, 2017

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Beloved homegrown brand GERRY'S GRILL is now open at Island Central Mactan and I couldn't be any happier! For someone who loves anything grilled (save for exotic food), not having to drive all the way to Cebu City to feast on Filipino favorites (SISIG!) is definitely good news! 

Joy of Food: Themed Dinners at Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

March 26, 2017

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There's nothing like a perfect beachside hang for days off, weekends and summer soirees. 
After all, Isak Dinesen once said and I quote, "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea."  But what's a perfect beachside hang without good food?

Barbecue Nights at Circa 1900

May 17, 2016

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Back in the 90s, Summer for me was synonymous to barbecue. Every chance we get, my cousins and I, along with our childhood friends, would gather almost every night to have bonfires, play games or just share stories. We'd pool money so we can buy the ingredients and shortly after dinner at our respective houses, we'd start to gather in the open field at the back of, coincidentally, all our houses. That was our playground, Manoy Tiyo's kasagingan (banana plantation), the place where summers were lit af until we all went to college and my cousins and i moved to our new homes.

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In some fiction books I've read (read: teen novels lol), barbecue nights usually happen during Summer, as it should because the warm summer breeze calls for activities that are everything outdoorsy. And yes, you don't have to worry being blanketed in barbecue smoke while grilling because, breezeless summer nights. You all get the drift, right? ;)

But if you're not up to grilling your own meal and smelling like a skewered meat yourself, there's always Circa 1900 to save the day. Or night.

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A few weeks ago, my friends from Cebu Fashion Bloggers and I, were invited over to try Circa 1900's latest offering, and as the title of this post suggests; Barbecue Nights at Circa 1900. 

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Over lighthearted conversations, we got to enjoy a wide array of their best dishes coupled with their famous bowl of green salad and good serving of Rosé. From US ribeye, to Persian chicken to Snapper fillet, it was one gastronomic feast that left too little room for dessert. haha!

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If you're dining with your family or friends, you can try the family platter suitable for groups of (6) and that comes with a complimentary bottle of Morande Pionero Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah - Rosé that has the ability to highlight and balance at the same time the rich flavor of all the meat that you're having.

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Each dish comes with a Circa Garden Salad and a Garlic Mash or Thai vegetable fried rice. Something that all you salad eaters, myself included, would definitely enjoy.


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Should you wish to enjoy the dishes individually and have a good serving all to yourself, here's a list to give a better idea of what you're about to indulge yourself in.

Tamarind Garlic Calamares Skewers with Coriander Ginger Prawns (P645)

Mirin and Yellow Miso Glazed Snapper Fillet with Basil and Black Sesame Seeds (P495)

Korean Style Extra Spicy Pork Ribs (Dwaeji Galbi) served with Cabbage Kimchi (P495)

Persian 1/2 Chicken, Yoghurt Aioli and BBQ dipping sauce (P395)

US Beef Eye with Black Pepper, Mustard & Aussie Beef Sausage, Cabernet Sauvignon Jus & Mushrooms (P695)


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One of the best things about dining in this upscale restaurant?


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You get to be serenaded with live music all throughout the evening. Major cheeseball moment right there, I tell ya.


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Thank you Circa for having us!

Circa 1900, Cebu

Barbecue at Circa 1900 is only until June 8, 2016.
Circa 1900 is located at Sanjercasvil Road, Lahug Cebu City.

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Swissmas at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

December 24, 2015

Cebu Blogger, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, Swissmas Holiday, Toni Pino-OcaCelebrate good tidings the Swissmas way! Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu welcomes this festive season with a Swissmas celebration for all families and guests. We bring the Swiss holiday tradition of merrymaking and fun, starting off with our delicacies and decorations of gingerbread assortment in various corners of the hotel.
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Whether for a small or extended festivity, the hotel offers holiday confections conveniently ready and available for you to bring home. Imagine sinking your teeth into delectable cakes and confectionaries, such as mango cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate truffles, fruit cake, gingerbread house, cookies and more. Unbox some Christmas magic on your table with these featured desserts and baked goods, all sold for a limited time only.
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There’s a whole lot of excitement in store for the little ones, too. Gather together all those tiny hands for some hand-made delights and colourful happenings in the hotel, scheduled every day at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm. Take your children out to the beach garden, where they can join the special craft sessions and learn how to paint and decorate mugs and gingerbread-man cookies, as well as how to make Christmas cards, stockings, hats, bags and more.
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Come on 24 and 25 December, and surprise your children with a face-to-face encounter with Santa Claus! Make sure to capture the moment from 8.30 am to 10.30 am at The Sails restaurant, 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the Lobby and back at The Sails from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Everyone is invited to a showcase of classical music and lyrics, and revel in the soothing tunes of this season, as the guest choir entertains you with their rendition of timeless Christmas carols from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
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A Swissmas family feast awaits at The Sails and indulge in a wide display of this season’s culinary delights and classic confections. Topping off the buffet spread are premium seafood such as oysters, prawns, mussels, crabs and scallops, as well the famous Cebu boneless lechon, steamed grouper and roasted turkey on the carvery. The Christmas feast comes with a glass of welcome drink (sangria, fruit punch or sparkling mimosa). Offered for dinner from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm on 24 December, and lunch from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm on 25 December 2015. Buffet is at PHP 2,200 nett per person. Children 11 years old and below will get a 50% discount.
Book your table through +63 32 492 7777 or email hotel.cebu@movenpick.com.

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