Gastronomia de Esapaňa at Marriott Hotel Manila

Food. Wine. Passion. Rediscover these while staying at the Marriott Hotel Manila.

Marriot Hotel Manila brings you authentic Spanish cuisine whipped up by the young and handsome guest Chef from Valladolid, Victor Burgos.

Spanish cuisine is not really new to us, Filipinos, whose cuisine is laced with Spanish dishes. After all, we have danced the flamenco, did the soulful singing while playing the guitar, and the Spaniards built majestic churches, which  made our country a bastion of the Catholic faith? And I loved and even wanted to read Don Quijote in its Spanish version.

So, you know what I’m talking about. Head for Marriott Hotel and get a chance to taste the famous Ibérico ham, relish the season’s first olive oils in Andalusia, and sample what is served in the bustling food markets of Catalonia. Enjoy also the tapas like the locals do, sip and savor the wines at Rioja and learn about the gastronomic society in the Basque.

Food: Dinner Buffet at Marriott Café

For a wide array of choices, every corner of Marriott Café’s dinner buffets shout muy delicioso! Various cold cuts like chorizo, salchichon, lomo, Iberico ham, and Serrano ham are served with fresh tomato bread. Different cheeses such as manchego, cabrales, tetilla, and mahon are best paired walnut bread and membrillo. What more? Enjoy spoonfuls of hot and cold soups like the gazpacho, salmorejo, purrusalda, lentils with chorizo, and lamb stew. Salad lovers are also in for a treat as the salad bar boasts of different flavors and textures for the discerning palate. Escalivada and Chicken (roasted vegetables with chicken and walnuts), Mejillones en Escabeche (marinated mussels with onion, Spanish paprika, and white wine), Ensaladilla Rusa (Russian Salad comprised of potato salad with mayonnaise and garden vegetables), or Melon con Jamon Serrano (melon and Serrano ham). Choose the Champiñones al Ajillo (sautéed champinion with garlic, white wine, and parsley), Ensalada de Remolacha y Esparragos (beetroot salad with green asparagus, lettuce & orange), or Atun encebollado (tuna with onion pickle). There’s also Codorniz Escabechada (marinated quail in vinegar & vegetables) Ensalada de Alubias (white beans salad with vegetables and Serrano ham), Ensalada de Mango y Gambas (prawn and mango salad with yogurt dressing), Queso Manchego con Miel y Guayaba (manchego, guava, and honey), and Salpicon de Marisco (mixed seafood salad, northern-style).

Mini paellas are of course available, along with hot items like the Bacalao Ajoarriero, Mussels Marinara, Pisto Manchego, and Pollo al Ajillo. The carving station on the other hand is filled with more Serrano ham, Iberico ham, lamb shoulder, suckling pig, and turkey.

Before the next day’s siesta, make sure to try the Crema Catalana (caramelized custard cream) and the Arroz con Leche (creamy rice pudding with a touch of canela and lemon). Better yet, feel like a child once more by pouring chocolate on the deep-fried Churros coated with sugar.

More sweets? Have fun with Flan de Huevo (Spanish version of creme caramel) or the Tarta de Santiago (Northern Spain’s almond tart with milk foam).

To mesmerize the special diners, Marriott Café also offers live cooking of the churros, paella, and tapas.

Wine: Wine Dinner at Cru Steakhouse

Cru Steakhouse continues the celebration of Spanish delights on June 13 by pairing succulent meats with impeccable wines. Bodegas Hidalgo de Filipinas brings the finest wines from Spain. Featuring Emina 2005 Ribera del Duero, this wine has dark, fruity flavor that brings cheese and leather into play. The palate is hard and snappy, with acid-based cherry and plum flavors.

Salut definitely goes to the hams and cheeses, especially its selection of tapas: Salmorejo con Berenjenas Fritas (Southern Spain’s cold soup with deep-fried eggplant), Gambas al Ajillo (garlic prawns, olive oil, and parsley), Croquetas de Setas (creamy croquettes with a mix of mushroom), and Pintxos Moruno (marinated lamb skewer with manchego cream sauce).

For the main course, Cru Steakhouse serves Arroz Caldoso de Marisco (moist rice with seafood), Entrecot con Pisto y Crema de Queso Manchego (rib-eye steak with manchego cream sauce and pisto), and Muslo de Pollo con Graten de Patatas y Bacon (chicken leg with potato and bacon gratin).

The Flan de Huevo and Tarta de Santiago are also available for dessert, along with Crema de Yogur y Chocolate Blanco, Fruta de la Passion, y Gengibre (white chocolate, yogurt with passion fruit, and ginger crumble).

Experience Spain’s food, wine, and passion this June at Marriott Hotel Manila’s Gastronomia de Espaňa. Dinner buffet is available daily at Marriott Café (Sun-Thurs P1950 and Fri-Sat P2300).

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ABOUT MARRIOTT HOTEL MANILA:

An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40″ full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from wedding to gala dinner celebrations.