Shangri-La’s Mactan, The Chocolate Chamber showcase cacao history, chocolate creations

Chandelier and fine tableware. Raquel Choa’s favorite childhood tales of Maria Cacao shape not only the artisan chocolates that she creates but the spaces where one gets to appreciate them. At a gathering to launch the second phase of the partnership between Choa’s The Chocolate Chamber and Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, she explained that…

Shangri-La’s Mactan showcases fashion, culinary talents in Mugnâ

SARIMANOK. Jewelmer's Sarimanok brooch features a lustrous, baroque pearl enveloped by the wings of this mythical creature of Philippine legend. It sells for $US18,800.

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 presents family-oriented Saturdays with fun lunch, kids’ cooking class

LITTLE CHEFS. Kids prepare their own pizza for baking in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa’s Little Chef, Big Chef cooking class, which is held every Saturday.

Little kids garbed in white double-breasted chef jackets paired with red and yellow aprons and colorful toques smeared themselves with flour as they busily kneaded dough with their fingers.