Hazelnut, creme brulee, sandwiches, cakes,and martinis all come infused with cacao in culinary creations served at the Lobby Lounge of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa as it presents Mugnâ, a series of events that seeks to highlight the best of Cebuano creativity.
Exquisite jewelry pieces that feature unique South Sea pearls and signature couture by Mia Arcenas and Rhett Eala were the centerpieces of last Friday’s Mugnâ installment.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa guests were treated to a display of Jewelmer Joaillerie pearl jewelry that included its first ever collection with the Filipino name Pamana.
Jewelmer’s Sarimanok brooch features a lustrous, baroque pearl enveloped by the wings of this mythical creature of Philippine legend. Colorful precious gems were used to enhance the mystical Sarimanok’s plumage. The brooch sells for $US18,800.
A private sale was held for select clients the night before the April 1 showcase of Jewelmer’s pearl jewelry collections at the Lobby Lounge.
Chocolate High Tea
The jewel of the Lobby Lounge’s refreshments turns the spotlight on the world-class Cebu tablea (raw chocolate).
Shangri-La Mactan’s Chocolate High Tea, at P550 net per order, is a menu of treats made using Cebu tablea and paired with premium tea. It is available from 2-6 p.m. at the Lobby Lounge. This collection of savory fares, prepared by the resort in partnership with The Chocolate Chamber (TCC), includes roast beef and chicken inasal in tablea-infused buns, tablea hazelnut, five-spiced tablea praline, chocolate brulee, and flourless tablea cake.
There is an order of eating that needs to be followed for the Chocolate High Tea to bring out their particular flavors so wait for the restaurant staff to explain it to you before digging in.
A lineup of signature cacao-infused martinis, prepared in partnership with Grey Goose Vodka, is also available under such choices as Classic Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Chili Choco, Orange Chocolate, Mint Choco, Choco Bomb Shot, Warm Orange Cognac Sikwate for only P300 net per order.
Mugnâ means “to create” in Cebuano, a fitting term for Shangri-La’s showcase of flourishing local talents marked by a series of events from April to August. It kicked off with a grand launch last March 12.
Last Friday’s parade of jewelry and couture was a prequel to the April 9 show that will highlight the creations of Philip Rodriguez and Arcy Gayatin.
The Fashion Lounge at the Lobby Lounge will present the collections of two top designers from the Fashion Council of Cebu made exclusively for the resort every month month from April to August. The couture pieces will then be on display at the resort’s Events Center.
Mugnâ culminates in a grand finale parade on August 31.