Maple Cebu is the newest addition to the fast-growing number of restaurants in Ayala Center Cebu’s The Terraces. It started in Manila with 3 branches, namely; Alabang, Makati, and Shangri-La Mandaluyong. The branch in Cebu is their first-ever provincial outlet, which opened last August 8, 2014.
The name Maple comes from maple syrup, and aside from the fact that lots of their food have maple syrup, the restaurant comes with a big maple tree illustration in their interior design to complete the whole maple theme. It also has fairytale-like lighting and wallpaper, giving the interior a mystical effect.
According to their executive chef, Patrick Corpuz, they want to create an illusion of “grandma’s country house” so they use cozy furniture in their restaurant and play chill, laid-back background music. Through this unique and creative theme, people won’t feel intimidated to dine in Maple even in their most comfortable shorts or outfit. “We offer upscale food in a casual venue”, says the chef, making Maple an ideal setting for family gatherings and after-work chill-outs.
THE CULINARY TEAM
Maple’s team of highly skilled chefs led by executive chef Patrick Corpuz constantly creates delicious fusions of western influences and familiar comfort food. Armed with their international exposures, Maple’s culinary team integrates new methods and techniques in their kitchen to keep up with the fast paced trends in the food industry.
Although the cuisines in Maple are American-inspired, Chef Patrick never fails to consider the needs of the local market. He wants to make sure that Filipino diners can find unique yet familiar food in all Maple branches. A great proof of this is their very own Prime Rib Tapa. This specialty dish features the steak and egg concept from the Americans and the silog dining style of Pinoys. Since it comes with a huge serving of meat and is combined with egg, foreign diners may recognize it as a familiar native meal; however, since it also has fried rice and Pinoy’s tapa, Cebuanos and other local diners can consider it as their favorite breakfast food tapsilog.
Aside from Prime Rib Tapa, Maple has Egg Benedict as another specialty. It’s a breakfast treat that is served with bistro fries and comes with puffed pastry, bacon, eggs, and vegetables. This one’s so good that lots of Maple patrons in Manila even consider this as one of the best Egg Benedicts!
Other must-try specialties here are their pancakes, waffles, and the Blackened Chicken. Every dining experience in the restaurant is initiated with a free appetizer, which is a yummy Crusty Roll with Maple Syrup on top. They also serve a great-tasting house-brewed Country Iced Tea at 105 pesos only.
What’s cool with this restaurant is that they serve an all-day menu, including after-5 cocktails. When the clock reaches 5:00, they dim the lights to make way for their in-house wines and alcoholic drinks and cocktail cuisines. This is to give Cebuanos a relaxing venue for chilling out after work and meeting with friends for dinner. Here’s their after-5 menu:
Maple Cebu is open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. They have a total of 35 seats, and accept in-house events. For reservations (Monday-Thursday only), contact 231-0633 or 0943-707-0267. You may also visit their social media pages for more info:
This new fine dining restaurant is located at the 1st level of Ayala Terraces, just beside Lemon Grass. Pay Maple Cebu a visit if you want to enjoy an all-day American menu in a casual and comfortable setting!