From all the food we consumed that night at Abaca, this is the only photo I was able to manage. And I can't remember what it's called---too much wine, I s'pose.
But I remember this was my appetizer--smoked salmon with a delicious potato salad underneath and garnished with sun-dried tomatoes. Everybody at the table agreed that it's too pretty to eat but I demolished it anyway.
It was my second time at Abaca, an ultra-chic boutique resort and restaurant at Punta Engano in Mactan, Cebu, just a few meters away from the Mactan Shangri-la. If you don't mind the exorbitant prices (prices are + 10% service charge and 12% VAT), you would feel pampered at this restaurant. The waiter assigned to our table was very attentive, and he even gave us a tour of the resort (at my request) after dinner. Abaca Restaurant has been a toast of food lovers since its opening a few years ago. Yes, this place is a gourmet oasis and they serve great-tasting food.