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Movenpick’s Chocolates for Dinner

A few days ago I tried the latest offering of Movenpick, the latest culinary craze, chocolates on savory dishes.

The quality of Swiss craftsmanship is world-famous and even the country’s chocolate is produced with legendary precision. Who else can give us better chocolates but Mövenpick. Their own brand of chocolate is made in keeping with the tradition, as well as its own culinary values that date back 70 years, and is produced in Switzerland using 100% cocoa butter.

As I landed from Manila, I rushed to Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu’s The Sails restaurant anticipating what would be a refreshing dinner and also a “happy meal.” (Fact: Chocolates are antidepressants.)

We started with salmon fillets enlivened with dark chocolate. Salmon fillets were marinated for long hours like a mackerel sushi. Shime Saba is my favorite among the sashimis and I think I found its salmon counterpart.

The savoury tarte tartin with a white chocolate was a palate cleanser. It sets the mood for chocolates that night.

The seven chocolate-inspired creations include: marinated ‘beetroot salmon’ with root vegetables and 72% dark chocolate to enhance the meal’s rich earthiness; ‘tomato tarte tartin’ where ‘white lemon’ chocolate complements the goat’s cheese, pine nuts and coffee beans; ‘sea bass and green tea’ – a light foam of green tea, almonds, nuts and Mövenpick ‘Maple Walnut’ is the star; ‘minute beef goulash’, with a traditionally-made Hungarian goulash sauce, enriched with dark chocolate; ‘lamb shank and pesto’, slow-roasted and then refined with pistachio and hazelnut chocolate pesto; and ‘duck breast and potato pie’, with white chocolate, lime and pepper giving the pink-roasted meat a delicate yet spicy freshness.

I should say, my 2 favorites which I think were the standout dishes were the lamb shank pesto and the duck breast and potato pie. The lamb shank was slow cooked and off-the-bone but the meat was firm and never saggy. It was very good. The duck breast was at its perfect color, pink. It was smokey and flavorful. It has a good amount of skin on it. With ducks, you’ve got to have the skin.

We finished our dinner with ‘chocolate pavés au chocolat’, combining milk chocolate, crispy cocoa bean fragments, sizzling pecan nuts and slightly bitter matcha powder, all with a hint of green tea and paired with an espresso. I am not really into sweet treats but these are just on the right amount sweetness.

Mövenpick chocolate the hero of seven dishes in its latest global campaign, which runs from 10 October to 20 November 2018.

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Mövenpick’s #AKiloOfKindness 

Helping couldn’t be sweeter than this. On the mail today from Mövenpick.

Support Mövenpick’s #AKiloOfKindness campaign, leading to the UN International Day of Charity on 5 September, by donating at least one kilo of school supplies in our lobby from 21 August to 1 September 2016.

Mövenpick Hotel Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is pleased to support Cordova Alternative Resource for Education (CARE) Center, the organisation that will benefit from your generosity.

Donate #AKiloOfKindness:

Books (stories for reading practice and lined exercise books for writing)
Supplies (pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, glue, scissors, paint, etc.)

Supporting items (backpacks, clothing, socks)

Encourage kindness by spreading the news: #AKiloOfKindness #InternationalCharityDay.

Each person who makes a donation will receive an ice cream as a small gesture of appreciation.

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Electro Island Beach Party at Ibiza Beach Cub of the Movenpick Hotel  Mactan Island Cebu

Inspired by where it gets it name, Ibiza Beach Club of the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, the premier party destination in the historic resort city of Lapu-Lapu, brings Electro Island Beach Party on October 3, 2015, Saturday from 3:00 PM to 10:30 PM featuring the dance music by Japanese DJs Daiki, Kamiyama Seigo, Tora, Toshiki, Red Bully, Hiroro and Future Boyz.

Ibiza Beach Club, a trailblazer on trends, performance genres and flavours, aims to bring in new excitement in various seasons to delight its guests of different nationalities. Their most recent party last February drew at least 1,200 guests. 

  
The Beach Party Series is top-billed by renowned DJ, Daiki Wakabayashi, and other celebrated Japanese artists. “Electro Island Beach Party,” is in collaboration with Cebu.20z. It will showcase high octane beats and mixes by DJ Daiki, Kamiyama Seigo, Tora, Toshiki, Red Bully and Hiroro and Future Boyz.

Open bar free flow on selected drinks will start at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 

Now you know, where to go later…

TICKETS
Tickets are sold at the door at PHP 1,500 (nett) per person, or purchase in advance to enjoy an early bird price of PHP 1,000 (nett). For reservations and enquiries, call 0917-6237092 or 492-7777.

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