Spooky Treats and Tricks at Marriott Manila

Witches, wizards and ghosts have come alive and are on their way to haunt Marriott Manila this Halloween. The hotel doors are now widely open to everyone who is up for freakin’ great treats and tricks! Our pastry enchanters, led by Chef Fil Afable, have come up with both eerie and charming goodies to fill in your pumpkin bags. Creeping out from the oven are crisp finger cookies of Count Dracula and Incredible Hulk for Php 60/2 pieces.

Count Dracula Finger Cookies Made of rich and dreamy peanut butter

Count Dracula Finger Cookies
Made of rich and dreamy peanut butter

Get under the spell of hair-raising confections like the Spider Web Cake, a cheesecake-base covered by luscious chocolate ganache for Php1,800;

Spider Web Cake Choclate ganache draped over creamy no-bake cheesecake and topped by a gumdrop spider with chocolate string legs.

Spider Web Cake
Choclate ganache draped over creamy no-bake cheesecake and topped by a gumdrop spider with chocolate string legs.

Ghost Cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcake topped by fluffy marshmallows on butter cream frosting, that can be purchased per piece for Php 190;

Ghost Cupcake Dark chocolate cupcake frosted with butter cream and topped with fluffy marshmallows shaped in a ghost

Ghost Cupcake
Dark chocolate cupcake frosted with butter cream and topped with fluffy marshmallows shaped in a ghost

and bury your sweet cravings while gorging on Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies adorned with dark chocolate chips and vanilla shortbread headstones for Php 1,600.

Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies Dark chocolate chips brownies bleeding with chocolate glaze and vanilla shortbread headstones mark on each slice.

Ghoul’s Graveyard Brownies
Dark chocolate chips brownies bleeding with chocolate glaze and vanilla shortbread headstones mark on each slice.

Lollicakes are given its scare make-over, such as vanilla flavored Mummy Lollicake and ube cake with purple yam frosting Bat Lollicake – both for Php 190 per piece.

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Mummy Lollicake Vanilla cake with a thin layer of meringue butter cream, around with fondant

Bat Lollicake Ube cake with purple yam colored frostings enrobed with black fondant bat

Bat Lollicake
Ube cake with purple yam colored frostings enrobed with black fondant bat

You can’t also miss the rare Pumpkin Icecream made of gingersnap cookie crust filled with creamy pumpkin mix and swirls of raisins, for Php 140/2 scoops. Get unlimited scoop of pumpkin icecream when you dine in our buffet! These Halloween treats are available at the Marriott Café Bakery starting October 20 to 31, 2016.

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Bring your little monster to our Hallow’s Eve celebration on October 30, 2016.  Vamp up your kids in out-of-this-world costumes and indulge in our thrilling lunch boo-ffet at Marriott Café for Php 2,500. Devour on our hefty spread of sustainable seafood, U.S. Certified beef, Western to Eastern cuisines, and ghoulish desserts. As soon as their energies are up, the trick or treat activity begins! Little aliens shall lurk around the hotel to steal fang-tastic loot bags overflowing with goodies. You were told, Marriott Manila is giving away buffet gift certificates for the spookiest kid in costume!

Brooms out, fly in for a fun-frightening Halloween at Marriott Manila.  For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

Marriott Manila’s Mooncake – A Well-Preserved Tradition

It has been said that the second most important festival in China is the Mid-Autumn festival and one cannot celebrate without the traditional Chinese pastry called mooncakes. One with the festivity and in preserving traditions, Marriott Hotel Manila introduces their version of the moist Chinese delicacy. Meticulously handcrafted by brilliant chefs to spread love in every bite, the hotel’s mooncakes have tasteful patterns on the crust of the pastry skin, which envelops the dense and delish filling.

The hotel, considering the discerning tastes of patrons, made three variants to choose from depending on their fancy; the Lotus paste made of Lotus seed are considered to be the most delicious and luxurious filling for mooncakes; the red bean paste is sweet and is the most commonly used filling for the traditional pastry; while the red date filling is made of ripe fruits of the jujube plant that makes a dark red paste with a fruity tang and a pinch of sourness. While the hotel’s mooncake is a marvel to the palate, it is an ideal gift with its elegant red box with intricate gold embellishments. Be it for a gift to your loved ones, a thank you token to corporate friends, or just for yourself indulgence, Marriott Manila’s mooncake gift set suits every purpose for only P1888 nett for every box of 6 and is available at the hotel’s Marriott Café bakery and Crema starting September 1 until September 15, 2016 only.

 Marriott Café Bakery is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from 6am to 10pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. For orders and inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

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A Buffet of Philippine Culinary Heritage at Marriott Manila

“What is Filipino food?”

Ask this question to a Filipino and the response is a gamut of answers. Let the Filipino explain the answer and the discussion will change from confusing to interesting. The diversity―from ingredients, preparations, cooking techniques, flavors, and presentations―is exactly what makes Filipino food distinctly remarkable!

With May touted as national heritage month and Philippine culinary being one of its rich examples, Marriott Café offers some of the most sought after Filipino dishes and desserts on its buffet stations.

Eating Filipino Food? Use Your Senses!

When was the last time your feet led you straight to the kitchen because the food smelled so good (even the neighbors were intrigued and paid a visit)? It’s a common scenario in Filipino homes where heirloom recipes are savored and shared. Likewise, diners who are seated near the main Filipino station will have the same happy problem. Fortunately, the food is offered in not just one but several stations. Wafting through the air is the inviting aroma of the piping hot Sinigang, Bulalo, and Sopas at the Soup Station.

Look at the different colors of different ingredients used. These reflect the bounty of the land―whether vegetables, herbs, or fruits. At the Filipino Salad Bar, for example, there’s Davao Pomelo and Shrimp Salad with Honey Tamarind dressing, Pako and Lato Salad with Calamansi Vinaigrette, Ensaladang Mangga with Crispy Bagnet, and Tuna Kinilaw. With more than 7,000 islands of lush greens surrounded by the deep blue sea, expect to find buckets of fresh and sustainable seafood harvest at the Seafood in Ice Station like crabs, shrimps, shellfish, and fishes. Simply grab a plate, put as many as your tummy can take, give it to any of the Marriott chefs, and tell them how you would like it to be cooked.

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Sustainable seafood catch

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Fresh greens at the Salad Station

Listen to the shucking of seashells and hear it sizzle. If it’s music to your ears, soon, it will be a fiesta in your taste buds! A few steps on your right are Filipino Appetizers such as Crispy Kangkong, Chicharon Bulaklak, Kwek Kwek, Lumpiang Shanghai, Atchara, and Tokwa’t Baboy.

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Street food staples such as Chicharon Bulaklak, grilled pork and chicken gizzards, and Tokwa’t Baboy

Check out the Local Favorites which include Beef Kaldereta, Adobong Manok sa Gata, Relyenong Bangus, and Chopsuey. These viands are perfectly paired with Pinasingaw na Kanin or Kanin sa Ginisang Bagoong. For Chicken Inasal and Lechon Pork Belly, go to the Roasting Station.

At the Grill Station, you will find Pork Gizzard Skewers, Chicken Gizzard Skewers, and Pork Belly Skewers. To add to the heady flavors of Filipino food, Marriott Café also has a Live Okoy Station and a Kare-Kare Station. Dip your crispy baby shrimp fritters in spiced vinegar, garlic soy sauce, and sweet chilli, or have the liberty to choose which ingredients and how many of these you want to add in your Kare-Kare.

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Okoy (shrimp fritters) made on the spot

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Okoy (shrimp fritters) made on the spot

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The Kare Kare station offers 2(two) options for the sauce, peanut and coconut

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Choice of Pork Knuckles and Oxtail are offered in Kare Kare Station

At the Dessert Station, Philippine fruits in season are served alongside Buko Pandan, Leche Flan, Cassava Cake, Sapin-Sapin, Suman Cassava, Brazo de Mercedes, Ube Halaya, Binignit, Halo-Halo and other signature sweet endings. Even the server dressed as ‘Mamang Sorbetero’ is all smiles serving the gelato in halo-halo flavor, ube pastillas, buko pandan and other refreshing ice cream flavors.

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Filipino dessert, Majablanca

Thirsty for more?

Marriott Café’s ‘Samalamig Station’ serves Melon, Gulaman, and Buko Pandan “at the corner of Kalaw Avenue and UN Avenue” where heaps of fresh buko are also on display.

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Sama-lamig station serves Melon, Gulaman, and Buko Pandan

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Fresh Buko Station

What is Filipino Food?

It can be a regional specialty, tweaked to suite the taste of one town to the other, part of an indigenous celebration, influenced by a fellow Asian or a conqueror, then passed from one generation to another. It’s crispy, salty, sweet, bitter, sour, or savory. At Marriott Café’s Art-Taste-Tic, feel free to grab your plates and utensils, and be mesmerized by the taste of the Philippine islands!

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Marriott Café Executive Chef Meik Brammer

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Marriott Café Sous Chef Bryan Salarzon

Indulge on this delightful dinner feast available until June 12, 2016. Buffet starts at 6PM and ends at 10PM. To know more about the Philippine Heritage Month celebrations at Marriott Hotel Manila, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila on Facebook and Twitter and @manilamarirott on Instagram and Snapchat.

About Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. A destination in itself, this 5 star property is poised to become the Philippines’ most unique and comprehensive destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms. Thoughtfully designed around the needs of today’s modern traveler, each guestroom incorporates the latest technology and design. Premium Wi-Fi capability, I-Pod docks and over-sized bathrooms appeal to most discerning guests. Mobile check-in and check -out, the finest linens and Thann Amenities add to the experience. Stunning views of Villamor Golf Course, the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio and sweeping views of the airport showcase our prime location.

 

Mother’s Day at Marriott Manila

The time of the year where we raise our glasses in celebration of the superwomen who brought us out to this world is just around the corner and Marriott Hotel Manila believes that it shouldn’t end over a sumptuous meal. Take your mom on a glamorous treat with a hefty meal, bundled with a bunch of glitzy surprises at the hotel’s Marriott Café on May 8, 2016.

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A woman, who dazzles in the kitchen while doing her magic with huge portions of love and dedication in making meals for the family to feast on, deserves nothing but an equally gastronomic fete on Mother’s day!

Marriott Manila’s Marriott Cafe is dishing out only the best for the best with culinary marvels created by their award-winning chefs. Start off with fresh greens and a variety of sauces in their salad station. Get on the roll with the cold cuts and cheese station, perfect to match your choice of bread. Now you’re set to partake on the main course with a wide array of food choices from different stations.

The Gambas Station offers fresh gambas with unprecedented homemade sauces guaranteed to explode in your mouth in every bite. Diverse food choices are available like sushi and sashimi freshly prepared right before your eyes, noodles and dim-sums you can use to create your own soup, a selection of pastas you can pair with your choice of sauce, and some meaty options perfect for the grill.

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The Filipino station features local favorites such as bulalo and kare-kare, that’s guaranteed to be a nostalgic experience in every bite. The teppanyaki station is a sure hit too as you watch the lively chefs prepare your order. Don’t miss out on more highlights such as the US Prime Rib Eye, Foie Gras, and the Sustainable Seafood choices on ice.

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Craving for sweet endings is not a problem with various desserts, chocolate fountain station, halo-halo cart roaming around, the infamous gelatos and the crepe station, are all surefire to sate your sweet tooth. The hotel spikes up the brunch for moms with free-flowing sparkling wine and martini bar perfect to toast and salute the glam moms dinning.

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Marriott Café’s bountiful dinner buffet is at Php 2,650 nett and extravagant Sunday brunch is at Php 2,800 nett.

Marriott Manila aims to spoil mothers on their special day with glamorous treats up for grabs. Diners on Mother’s Day will get a chance to bring home luxe prizes from Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Bobbi Brown and Contours PH.

Get the glam on for moms at Marriott Hotel Manila this Mother’s Day. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

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Marriott Hotel Manila’s Easter-rific celebration

Hunting for fun this Easter? The wilderness awaits you at Marriott Hotel Manila as they give an extra tad of glee to the holidays this Lenten Season. Be it an adventurous retreat for the family or a filling celebration, the hotel has prepared exciting treats and enormous spread that are perfect for both kids and kids-at-heart.

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Hop your way to Marriott Café and be ready to partake on their Easter spread and adventure. Go wild and explore on the café’s vast buffet offerings of international cuisines. Unleash the beast in you with their hefty spread of filling choices and prey on fresh tiger prawns, prime rib, teppanyaki and foie gras with agile chefs on standby to cook it the way you crave it. Never thirst out in the wilderness as the hotel makes sure you’re hydrated with unlimited milkshakes, iced teas and martini selections.  For only Php 2550 nett, enjoy the Safari Sunday Brunch on March 27 and the kids can join the hoard in hunting the golden egg on the Safari field for a chance to catch a Dinner or Lunch Buffet for 4 at the Marriott Café and 1,000 worth of credits for Marriott Café Bakery. More activities are in store for the young adventurers like glitter tattoos and magic show. Take a peek through your binoculars and be on the lookout for stilt walkers and the happy hopping bunny going around the café to bring extra ordinary joy to all the diners. More than the festivities and activities, Marriott Café is giving out loot bags filled with freebies for the early explorers to bring home.

Searching for more delectable fixes? Behind the bushes lie Easter goodies to sate your cravings for sweet treats. Drop by the Marriott Café Bakery and Crema to discover a selection of delightful finds and decadent surprises available from March 13 to 27. Fill your sacks with snacks of the wilderness and choose from exceptional cakes, cupcakes, chocolates and cookies with prices starting from Php 120 and up.

Want to make the most of the Holidays? Book and camp in Marriott Manila’s Deluxe Room for Php 11,800++ for a night and get your 2nd room or 2nd night for only Php 2888++ from March 20- 27, 2016. On top of the daily breakfast inclusion for 2 at Marriott Café, Marriott Rewards members or newly signed up members enjoys MAX kids cooking classes on Saturday, March 26, with freebies and surprise gifts for the little explorers to enjoy.

Get ready for an Easter-rific Fete at Marriott Hotel Manila. For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.