Three decades of Shangri-La

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, a lush and luxurious garden retreat within the island, recently spiritedly celebrated its 30th anniversary with the theme 30 Years of Tropical Elegance: A Pearl in Paradise.

The affair was attended by esteemed VVIPs, valuable patrons and dedicated partners, who were treated to a genuine culinary feast several times over.

It highlighted lavish gastronomic creations from each of the resort’s specialty outlets. The spread included classic Italian recipes, such as the savory Trapizzini by Acqua, a Seafood Flair presentation that featured both burnt and smoked delights from the Cowrie Cove, a modern Cantonese twist in A Wok to Canton by Tea of Spring, a Seoul-inspired Hangug-eseo from Tides, and the mouthwatering allure of Wagyu Sliders and Crab Nachos from Buko Bar.

Each of these regional delights was meticulously crafted by the resort’s food and beverage team under the expert direction of Executive Chef William Tan.

The piece de resistance for the balmy evening was the much-anticipated dessert station that showcased the chefs› imaginative artistry and limitless creativity through a collection of confections, such as Cake Pops, Tropical Fruit Tartlet, Berry Nutella Jalousie, Piña Colada Choux, Summer Bloom, Strawberry Chocolate Marshmallow and Don Papa Truffle.

Dave Junker, the general manager of Shangri-La Mactan, delivered a heartwarming speech highlighting the remarkable journey and achievements of the hotel over the past three decades. He also recalled the resort’s timeless hospitality and cherished experiences through the years.

The Shangri-La team remains steadfast in its unwavering commitment to delivering impeccable service and providing unforgettable experiences to its guests and clients.