A cluster of ancestral residences restored into a lifestyle and leisure destination, a quick escape from the hectic lifestyle in the growing city of Cebu.
Circa 1900 Casa Uno was opened on March 2014 by Executive Chef Steve and his wife, Eya Shrimski. The property is a colonial house restored into a restaurant, piano bar and function venue in which great efforts have been taken to retain the original architecture and material of its era. Originally owned by the Castillo family, Circa 1900 Casa Uno is a dining destination known not only for its cuisine but also for the offered experience of the history and culture of Cebu.
Circa 1900 Casa Uno has established a reputation for inviting food and wine as it features international cuisine that pays respect to the Filipino culinary heritage by drawing influences through the use of the local ingredients.
Function Spaces in Casa Uno’s Ground Floor Level include: The Garden for 150, The Stable for 15, Sala for 50 guests, Cusina for 60, with an option for PWDs and elderly access. The Upper Level dining area for 100 also includes a private room for 30.
In July 2016, Circa 1900 Casa Dos was opened: The ancestral house of the Jereza Family located just across Casa Uno. Circa 1900 Casa Dos includes Cicada, a tapas bar featuring alfresco casual dining and function space complete with a swimming pool.
Cicada Tapas and Bar is a speak-easy of sorts inside a turn-of-the-century house. Cicada serves casual comfort food for lunch and in-between meals as well as tapas and pre or post dinner drinks.
Adjacent to Cicada is The Noshery: a pastry and bakery as well as an air conditioned pastry work shop. The swimming pool offers an option to dip and dine for P500, with P300 consumable for food and drinks—Cicada now a destination for dining, leisure and lifestyle.
Function Spaces in Casa Dos include Galleria Jereza for 60 and the Belvedere. The Belvedere is an open air function venue suitable for children’s and pool side parties as well a venue for yoga, Zumba, Pilates or Tai Chi. The atmosphere and ambiance of this venue will be its competitive advantage, as nowhere in the city where the location is accessible that can provide this kind of atmosphere.
The likes of President Manuel L. Quezon, and other dominant figures in Philippine history have visited the house. Casa Uno and Casa Dos were perfectly restored and still house remnants of the pre-war art deco interiors–bullet-bent railings of the staircase to old photos framed perfectly tell their own stories.
Dining choices include casual or more refined, innovative cuisine and comfort food. Service standards though relaxed, must still be up to international standards while offering value for money. Accessible parking spaces will ensure the success of this new destination – suitable for local residents, domestic and international travellers, and corporate clients. Social functions such as weddings and birthday parties made all the more unique make this a must visit, dining, lifestyle, and leisure destination in Cebu.