The traffic was still bad. It was a good thing we left early and we managed to arrive just a few minutes past 5 pm. We were one of the first diners to arrive. The view at Scape Skydeck was just unbelievable. In the air-conditioned part, you can see the 2 bridges that connect Mactan from Cebu mainland. On that same side, you can see the sun slowly heading towards the mountains as its sets. On the opposite side, you have a view of the airport and you can see airplanes fly out of the Mactan International Airport. Another angle will have the view of Mactan and the towns of Consolacion and Liloan.
After satisfying our eyes with the breathtaking sites, we settled on a table and checked out their menu. Chef June Rhoses Fernandez then introduced himself and said that he will be preparing some of the best dishes that the restaurant has to offer. Operations Manager Jervi Monsanto-Sumayang prepared their signature drinks. Chef June and Jervi spent years working in Cebu's most luxurious hotel resort. Chef June is a champion chef winning several local, national, and international competitions. My first encounter with him was way back in 2012 when he won the HRACCI Hamburger Throwdown. Jervi, meanwhile, is an award-winning bartender. He is the only guy in the Philippines who has a drink named after him in Shangri-la's menu. With these two are the ones preparing your food and drinks, you cannot help but get excited about your dinner.
The Superb Dishes and Drinks at Scape Skydeck
Asian Pho Beef Soup - One of best soups ever (Php 285)
Crispy Pig Ears (Php 345)
The Scape Skydeck Hamburger (Php 485)
Buffalo Wild Wings (Php 385)
Truffle and Mushroom Pizza (Php 405)
Truffle Carbonara (Php 345)
Smoked Baby Pork Ribs (Php 575)Tender Pork Ribs with homemade barbecue sauce served with a choice of fries or buttered veggies
Beef Salpicado (Php 405)
Mango Cheesecake (Php 285)
Creme Brulee Sample (Php 260)
Kalami Cebu Verdict
I liked the soup so much that I can say it is one of the best soups that you can find in Cebu. The salpicado was also wonderful and I would probably order that when I go back. Their drinks promo is also perfect for the sunset viewing date.
Price-wise, the food is a bit expensive but if you count the ambiance, view, and service then it is all worth it. The price of drinks is a bargain for this place. No wonder why I see a lot of people coming here after work.
In the end, I can probably say that we found our favorite spot in Mactan. We would like to thank the Scape Skydeck team, led by Chef June and Boss Jervi for the awesome dinner.