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Chefs Reminisce Their Mother’s Recipes at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu

Chefs Reminisce Their Mother’s Recipes at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu

Mother’s Day at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu is made extra delightful as the chefs recreate the hearty flavors of their childhood by preparing favorites from their first playground – mom’s kitchen. This heartwarming selection will be available at Tides, Tea of Spring, Acqua and Cowrie Cove on May 14.
On top of an array of international options, all-day dining Tides highlights creations inspired by the moms of Sous Chefs Alvin Lee and Zenaida Amaca, and Pastry Chef Laurence Cuesta, especially for the occasion. 
Chef Alvin brings a taste of Korea as he serves traditional noodles just as how his mother made it when he was a child, while Chef Zenaida reminisces the warmth of home as she presents her mother’s rendition of Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Lumpia), Kare-Kareng Baka (Beef Stew), Chicken Tinola (Chicken Soup) and more. Chef Laurence then completes the feast with an Angel Cake, one of the first pastry recipes his mother shared with him. 
The Mother’s Day lunch and dinner buffet at Tides is priced at PHP2,500 net per person.
Chinese Sous Chef Boon Bun Hoe from Malaysia, shares his country’s culinary treasures as he unearths his mother’s recipe of Bak Kut Teh (Pork Stew with Traditional Herbs). It will be available at Tea of Spring exclusively for the day at PHP750++ per order.                         
The rich aroma of Spanish cuisine takes over Cowrie Cove as Michelin-experienced Executive Sous Chef Daniel Quintero looks back on how his mother’s cooking enamored him to be a chef. Cowrie Cove’s Mother’s Day set menu includes specialties such as Saffron Rice with Chicken and Squid, and Octopus Salad with Potato and Spanish Pimentón. The set menu is priced at PHP1,300++ per person. 
Cooking is an important part of Italian culture and in Chef Andrea Burzio’s home, it was his mother who first taught him how. For Mother’s Day, Acqua offers the La Cucina di Mamma set menu that includes Ox Tongue in Parsley and Vinegar and dessert fondly named after the chef’s mother, Mousse al Cioccolato di Mamma Anna. The set menu is priced at PHP1,100++ per person. 
Indeed, behind every great chef is a mother who cooks, whose dishes were always peppered with much love and care – inarguably secret ingredients, which the resort’s team of passionate chefs have realized for themselves in their own masterpieces. 
For inquiries and reservations on Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu’s Mother’s Day offers, guests may get in touch with the Restaurant Reservations and Information Center at (63 32) 231 0288 or For real-time updates, guests may log on to or follow @shangrilamactan on Twitter and Instagram.  

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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