Right about a week ago, I got the chance to try and check out Circa 1900’s newest addition. Casa Dos! In case you are a bit confused, Circa 1900 is a cluster of residences in a quiet but distinguished neighborhood turned into a lifestyle and leisure destination. Casa Uno and Casa Dos are the houses that stand inside Circa 1900. With Casa Dos now open, Circa 1900 is literally bigger and better!
The moment I knew that Circa 1900 was opening another house for their customers, I got excited! I got excited because it has it’s own swimming pool! It’s a totally unique concept for Cebu. A restaurant with a pool. Okay, there are restaurants with pools but they are housed inside a hotel or a resort.
They have a function space right beside the swimming pool called the Belvedere. It’s perfect for poolside parties and children’s parties. They have also intended the Belvedere to be a venue for Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and/or Tai Chi. They also have a dip and dine offer if you want to swim in the pool!
Inside Casa Dos is the Cicada which is a tapas bar and alfresco casual dining. Adjacent to Cicada is The Noshery which is a gelato station and pastry work shop as well. It is also an venue where artists, musicians, and craft persons can showcase their skills and completed products! Indeed, Circa 1900 is becoming a destination for dining, leisure, and lifestyle!
What I like about Circa 1900 is how they preserved the architecture, the ambiance, and the identity of the houses. They have definitely transformed both houses into the city’s most sought after restaurants!
Of course, Casa Dos serves delectable food. Casa Uno is well know for fine food and wine. However, Cicada at Casa Dos will be know for its casual comfort food for lunch and in between meals, tapas, and drinks before or after dinner. Here are some of my favorites!
Spicy Seafood Sisig Pizza with Thai Basil and Fried Garlic! Yes, finally Circa 1900 offers pizza. I never thought I would ever like seafood on my pizza but this works just fine. If you’re not into spicy food, I think you’ll like this one. It’s not crazy spicy because they made it not to make you sweat and turn red but just enough to make you crave for more! Haha
Pasta Aglio Olio with Char-grilled Vegetables. I’ve been making pasta for my girlfriend these past few days and I thought I’d be sick but this photo actually makes me want to go back their and eat it again! Haha You can never get enough of this. I like how it bursts with flavor and it has its own distinct taste which pretty rare for an Aglio Olio. All the others taste the same.
Oh my! Now this one makes me hungry even if I just ate dinner! Haha This, my friends, is the Spice Rubbed Baby Back Pork Ribs with Redstone Potato Wedges! My eyes locked into this dish as soon as it arrived to our table. I made sure I sat right in front of it. Haha I wasn’t disappointed. Its a must try for meat lovers.The wedges perfectly prepare you for the mouthwatering pork tenderloin. It’s grilled just right! Can’t wait to eat it again! Haha
These drinks look delicious and they really are! I had this Berry Smoothie and it was divine. Creamy and it tastes like there are fresh strawberries somewhere in there. Haha
Ah yes! Dessert. These dessert don’t only look picture perfect but they are also perfect for you sweet tooth. They are small but terrible cakes and bars. One bite makes you want more but one slice is all you need to satisfy your sugary craving!
They also serve cocktails and other alcoholic beverages like craft beers! Now, you can have long talks over drinks at Circa 1900.
Overall, Casa Dos is definitely a place for those who want to give in to guilty pleasures and comfort food. All that without sacrificing quality. It’s casual dining at its finest!
Casa Dos at Circa 1900 is located at Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. It’s open dailay from 10 in the morning until 12 midnight. The swimming pool is open at 7 in the morning until 10 in the evening. For more details, follow Circa 1900 on Facebook and @circa1900 on Instagram. You can also contact them through email@example.com or call them (032) 417 3886