Enye at Crimson Mactan

Enye Turns One

Cebu’s award-winning Spanish restaurant,Enyerecently turned one. After missing several invites, I was finally able to visit for their one year anniversary. The celebration started with some sangria, cocktails and tapas while being serenaded by live music to set the mood. The red sangria and chorizo croquetas were an instant favorite. The simple anniversary celebration was attended by members of the press, bloggers and select guests.

Enye at Crimson Mactan

Enye at Crimson Mactan

Enye at Crimson Mactan

Enye at Crimson Mactan

Lunch is served!

We started our lunch with some tapas to share. Everyone was excited for Lechon Cebu Tacos and it did not disappoint. The tasty Lechon Cebu was served on soft tortilla with mango salsa, jalapeno frijoles mousse and sour cream. It was a feast of flavors in my mouth that left my taste buds really satisfied.

Enye at Crimson Mactan
Lechon Cebu Tacos

We also had Gambas al Alijo, Pulpo a la Gallega, Txangurro and Ensalada de Tomates Cherry Ricotta Casera.

Enye at Crimson Mactan
Ensalada de Tomates Cherry Ricotta Casera
Enye at Crimson Mactan
Gambas al Alijo
Enye at Crimson Mactan
Pulpo a la Gallega
Enye at Crimson Mactan
Txangurro

For the first course, we had Arroz con Bogavante, a stewed lobster paella. For the mains, the Solomillo a la Espanola was a runaway winner for me. Tenderloin with grilled machego cheese, rioja wine jus and mushroom mashed potatoes, everything just melts in my mouth. The machego cheese added an extra texture and creaminess to this dish. Cheese makes everything taste better right? We also had Atun a la Parilla, a pan seared tuna served with smoked eggplant and citrus romesco sauce.

Enye at Crimson Mactan
Arroz con Bogavante
Enye at Crimson Mactan
Solomillo a la Espanola
Enye at Crimson Mactan
Atun a la Parilla

Of course, there’s always a room for dessert. We had Tarta de Chocolate y Helado de Vainilla, Mango Especiado and Texturas de Calamansi. I love the selection of desserts that were served because we had something chocolatey and fruity. The Texturas de Calamansi was also a perfect dessert to cleanse the palate.

Enye at Crimson Mactan
Tarta de Chocolate y Helado de Vainilla, Mango Especiado and Texturas de Calamansi

Enye has been recognized as the Best New Restaurant of 2018 and is part of the Top 20 Best Restaurants identified by Philippinte Tatler Dining.

“Our vision has always been to elevate Cebu’s dining scene. We strive to provide our guests and the locals experiences that makes them want to always come back to Crimson, may it be to stay, relax, have fun or have a good time” shares Crimson’s General Manager Didier Belmonte.

Enye’s Chef de Cuisine Ivan Sordo expressed his gratitude to a number of individuals and executives who continues to support the restaurant citing familiar faces in the crowd. Chele Gonzalez who curated the menu joined the festivity and shared his enthusiasm for the Cebuano’s support to his craft and for accepting his cuisine, all too well, in Cebu’s growing appetite for quality and authentic dining destinations.

Enye at Crimson Mactan

The name Enye is inspired by the Spanish letter Ñ, which is part of both the Filipino and Spanish alphabet, signifying the lasting influence of the Spanish culture in our culture up to this day. With the shared history and commonality of the two cultures, Enye’s food and beverage selection provides flavor profiles that are very familiar to the palate and serves authentic and contemporary Spanish cuisine focused on the different diversities of food in Spain.

Enyeis located in Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan in Lapu-Lapu City. They are open from 6pm to 10:30pm daily. For inquiries and reservations, you may call +6332 401 9982. Visit www.crimsonhotel.com/mactan for more details.

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