Posted by : Cebu Blogger Friday, October 26, 2012

FaceCebu.Net Author was so lucky to chill back at Formo Restaurant and Lounge last October 19, 2012 as it opened its door again to Cebu "Chillers" after an almost two months of renovation under a new management. Aside from its all-new chic interiors, a new and delectable set of menu, not to mention by ever favorite Mojitos, are on board!

FaceCebu.Net Author, Mark Monta (in green) with other Cebu Bloggers during the Grand reopening Party
Photo Credit: Francis Xavier Gonzales of DX Photography

Now check out what's New in Cebu's Clubbing Hub, Formo Restaurant and Lounge (Press Release)

New Interiors

Be greeted by FORMO's stylish reinvention of its interiors! Largely inspired by the thriving, mixed-living, highly-urban look and feel of sprawling New York City, FORMO's soho-chic inspired interiors is vividly decorated by a play of shapes and textures and natural elements of woord and stone. An expanded FORMO facade greets guests from the outside, making the Al Fresco area looking more inviting than ever! Find that the main bar has been cleverly re-positioned right at the center of the main room and is framed by a creative depiction of Cebu island - made of recycled beer bottles, illuminated from the back, flanked side-by-side by a deck of Capiz shells.

Photo Credit: FORMO Restaurant and Lounge

The main dining area now exudes a vibrantly urbane and artsy feel - festooned by brick-lined walls and creme-colored wing chairs. FORMO's modern and minimal set of furniture is membered by long, square tables matched with minimally-designed bar stools, oval coffee tables paired with low-rising chairs that resemble chess pawn pieces and a long, ribbed sofa. The main dining area is now illuminated by smartly-positioned lighting flixtures, the ceiling decorated with disco balls of varied sizes and an eclectic grouping of hanging lamps, making-up a modern take on chandeliers. FORMO's main room now enchantingly transforms into a lushly ambient dining area at nightfall with the lights gradually dimming-down in sheer anticipation of the good 'ole drinking hours that lay ahead. FORMO's recent revamp was the work of Cebuano creative geniuses Hannah Lim ( Interior Design) and Melvin Banzon (Architecture)

Photo Credit: FORMO Restaurant and Lounge

New Menu

Sail on gastronomical cruise and be smitten by FORMO's new menu - combining the old-world charm & classy cuisine of the Continental with that of the crowd-pleasing Modern American favorites of today!

Now equipped with state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, FORMO's all-new & improved menu featurs a delightfully inventive list of finely-crafted dishes, cooked to perfection inventive list of finely-crafted dishes, cooked to perfection by one of the Philippines' finest chefs, Chef Miner del MUndo.

Armed with medals and distinction from several international and national culinary competitions and food expos and a degree in International Culinary and Kitchen Management from New England Culinary Institute in vermont, USA, Cehf Miner's international cooking experience includes working overseas in some of the A-list restaurants & hotels in Milan, Italy; Pudong, China; and Manhattan, New York. Now here in the country, he handles restaurant managerment and consultancy and helps run the kitchen operations of the Legend Hotels International Inc.; Marriot Hotels, Philippines; Kabayan Hotel - Pasay; and the Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, Marinduque - to name a few.

Multi-awarded and truly world-class, Chef Miner del Mundo imparts his kitchen expertise and stellar kitchen experience to FORMO - improving that unique and sophisticated dining experience by bringing in the best of what Continental and Modern American cuisine has to offer! FORMO's all-new menu is drawn up with carefully-thought-of, handpickeed favorites such as the Calamari Scampi, Creme of Wild Mushrooms & Truffles Soup, Prosciutto, Apple and Grapes Salad, Seafood Pomodoro Pasta, Lamb Chops, Pepper Steak and Sneared Chilean Sea Bass - among others.  Finish off these fine dishes with FORMO's mouth-watering, original-recipe desserts that include FORMO signatures: Apple Cinnamon and Pear Turn Over, Lemon Cream Brulee, Caramel Walnut Cheesecake and Molten Chocolate Cake.

Ease your nostalgic nights at FORMO by pairing-up your BEER Below Zero or any of our signature cocktails (the famous FORMO Mojito, included) with any tasty nibble of-choice from Panizzas (thin crust pizza served with Arugula and Alfalfa sprouts) - Four Cheese, Smoked Canadian Bacon, Salmon & Capers, Beef & Cheese and Salsiccia - to Buffalo Wings, Grilled Sausage Platter and a selection of tacos and nachos.

And worry not if you've missed FORMO's best selling, all time bar-chow favorites like the Signature FORMO Potato Crisps (Spicy and Original), Signature FORMO barbecue ribs )served half or full-rack), Vietnamese Spring Rolls, FORMO Chicken strips, Garlic Chili Shrimp and Seared Tuna Sashimi - for these are still very much available!

Photo Credit: FORMO Restaurant and Lounge

Hotter Vibe

FORMO also ushers-in a hotter vibe with our exciting line-up of new and improved themed nights:

Laidback Mondays - Ambient & Indie House Hits

Amped-Up Tuesdays - Blue, Pop Rock, Reggae, Alternative Rock & Acoustic Hits

Sexy Wednesday - Vocal & Tribal House & RnB Hits

Photo Credit: FORMO Restaurant and Lounge

Crazy Thursday - House Hits

Old School Fridays - Hits from he 80's, 90's and 2000's

Glam Saturdays - Disco & Dance Hits frm the 70's, 80's and 90's

Chilled Sundays - Deep, Soul House Hits

Re-live, re-create and re-kindle that same great, sophisticated dining, lounging and clubbing experience marked by acclaimed nightly exuberance and signature entertainment you've all come to love over the years as FORMO Takes all these in an exhilarating 360-degree wild spin!

Mutya Ng Pilipinas Winners during the grand reopening
Photo Credit: FORMO Restaurant and Lounge

Photo Credit: Francis Xavier Gonzales of DX Photography

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