Monthly Archives: September 2014

Marriott Hotel Manila Triumphs at the Philippine Culinary Cup

The Kitchen Team of MarriottThe Kitchen Team of Marriott Hotel Manila

In the recently concluded and very successful World Food Expo, the Kitchen Team of Marriott Hotel Manila emerged as winners in the Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC), the annual competition where the best meet to compete.

Marriott’s team of culinary pastry chefs got the most number of awards compared to its hotel counterparts. After four grueling days of competition at the SMX Convention Center, PCC’s roster of WACS-accredited judges happily awarded the team with 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals.

The good news is that Marriott Hotel Manila is sharing the celebration with you. The winning concoctions will be served at Cru Steakhouse this whole month of September.

Diners who prefer a la carte are off to a good start with the Slow Cooked Grouper (squid ink crepe, tomato pepper relish, compressed apples, and saffron kaffir aioli) for P990. For the main course, order the Sous Vide U.S. Angus Beef Tenderloin (kaffir-corn puree, truffle potatoes, and port wine sauce) for P1,950; or choose the Pan Roasted U.S. Angus Beef Flank Steak (smoked goat cheese, vegetable ragout, cauliflower truffle puree, wild mushroom stuffed rigatoni pasta, port wine ox tail jus) for P1,650; or opt for the Sous Vide Halibut Fillet (tomato pepper relish, corn shrimp crepes, squid ink kataifi crisp, and smoke-infused hollandaise sauce) for P1,850. Cap these with a divine dessert of either Banana Crème Brulee (chocolate ganache, almond walnut crumble, and cream cheese icing) or Dark Chocolate Maracaibo Mousse (vanilla custard, orange gelee, hazelnut crunch, and salted nut crumble) for only P400.

For a delightful 3-course dining experience, the Philippine Culinary Cup Special Set Menu is also offered at P3,150 for the Sous Vide U.S. Angus Beef Tenderloin, P2,950 for the Pan Roasted U.S. Angus Beef Flank Steak, and P3,000 for the Sous Vide Halibut Fillet. Enjoy these exclusive gold medal dishes, meet the pleasant award-winning chefs, or revel in both.

Here are the winners:

Brainard Vito and Erwin Marquez Bronze Medal for Filipino CuisineBrainard Vito and Erwin Marquez Bronze Medal for Filipino Cuisine

Christopher Saquing Silver Medal for Young Chefs Challenge

Christopher Saquing Silver Medal for Young Chefs Challenge

David Socrates Bronze medal for Wedding Cake David Socrates Bronze medal for Wedding Cake

Francis Oliveros Gold for Fantasy DessertsFrancis Oliveros Gold for Fantasy Desserts

Jimmy Manalo Silver Medal US PoultryJimmy Manalo Silver Medal US Poultry

Joal Garfin Gold Medal for Chocolate ShowpieceJoal Garfin Gold Medal for Chocolate Showpiece

Joana Tiglao Bronze Medal Pasta ChallengeJoana Tiglao Bronze Medal Pasta Challenge

Joy Cueto Bronze Medal for Dress the CakeJoy Cueto Bronze Medal for Dress the Cake

Marty Santiago Bronze Medal for Pasta ChallengeMarty Santiago Bronze Medal for Pasta Challenge

Maxine Cornista Bronze Medal for Quick Fire SaladMaxine Cornista Bronze Medal for Quick Fire Salad

Mike Fauni Silver Medal for US Pork CategoryMike Fauni Silver Medal for US Pork Category

Oscar Gutay Silver Medal for Young Chef ChallengeOscar Gutay Silver Medal for Young Chef Challenge

Prince Patinio Gold Medal for Sous VidePrince Patinio Gold Medal for Sous Vide

About Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila. Ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3 the hotel is a mere 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District. Blessed with a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40″ full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan Spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 5 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club. Underway now is the expansion project, adding 228 Premier Rooms and a Grand Ballroom offering 8000 sqm of flexible function spaces, promising to be the pre-eminent venue in the Philippines for every event.