Monthly Archives: January 2017

Crown of Confidence and Decadence at Marriott Manila

Dine, Drink, and Be Pampered Like Miss Universe at Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Café Bakery’s Crown of Confidence and Decadence
Don’t wear it. Eat it! It’s a slice of what it feels to reign as the most beautiful for only P205 nett. The crown of confidence and decadence is a tiara made of moist chocolate cake, salted caramel chocolate ganache, rolled fondant, silver dragée, isomalt blue stone, and handmade pastillage. It is yum!

Marriott Cafe

A Taste of the Universe at Marriott Café

Are you confidently beautiful with a heart? If you are, mark your calendars because as early as January 16, you can dine, drink, and be pampered like a beauty queen at Marriott Hotel Manila!

Have a taste of the best cuisines the universe has to offer at Marriott Café.  To celebrate with the country’s hosting of Miss Universe 2016, it will be offering a taste of the countries that brought home the coveted crown: Mexico’s grilled skirt steaks with tortilla and guacamole, Angola’s arroz de coco e papaia with piri-piri marinated shrimps (rice with papaya and coconut milk), USA’s Texas style BBQ ribs with Mac and Cheese, Venezuela’s Chivo en Coco (goat in coconut stew with rice and fried plantains), Colombia’s Tamales with Hogao (marinated pork wrapped in corn meal with Colombian tomato salsa), and Philippines’ Binacol (chicken soup cooked in tamarind and coconut juice). Great conversations with your family, friends, or business partners will surely revolve around these dishes for dinner at P2,100 per person.

Cru Steakhouse

Queen Bee Set Menu at Cru Steakhouse

Wear your elegant evening dress or gown and dine at Cru Steakhouse with its Queen Bee Set Menu: Salmon Carpaccio (salmon gravlax, beetroot salad, and horseradish cream) for appetizer, a hearty soup of Sweet Corn Velouté (organic vegetable fajitas and chive oil), Fillet Mignon (seared foie gras, rosti potatoes, mushroom ragoût, and blueberry sauce) for main course, and Ube Maclair (purple yam macaron, chantilly jellied dalandan coulis, Good Shepherd ube cream, and pili nut crumble) for dessert. This special menu for P3,000 nett is definitely fabulous in every bite!

Marriott Hotel Manila Greatroom

Marriott Hotel Manila Greatroom

Miss Universe Cocktails

Ms. Universe Cocktails at the Greatroom

Fancy a mix fit for a queen? Find the “sash of cocktails” that fit you best, strike a pose, and toast it with friends. The Greatroom serves Miss Congeniality for P375, Miss Photogenic for P345, The Runner Ups for P375, The Queen for P360, and Beauty and Brains for P280.

Miss Universe Viewing Party at the Hotel Lobby at 8:30 a.m. on January 30
The party continues with a live telecast of the most beautiful day in the universe. With wit and grace, gather your girlfriends and indulge with every bite and sip as you watch every winning moment of the competition on January 30. If your choice for Pia Wurzbach’s successor is right, you and your friends will win an overnight stay at a Premium Room of the newly opened West Wing where you can pamper yourselves in its luxurious amenities complete with fresh cocktails and sumptuous bar chows.

All these are a confidently beautiful experience you shouldn’t miss. At Marriott Hotel Manila, you will dine, drink, and be treated like a beauty queen.

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For more information, please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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Langnese Honey

#SunshineInEveryServing: Langnese Honey

Langnese Honey launch at Marriott Manila Hotel

Langnese Honey launch at Marriott Manila Hotel

Germany’s No. 1 Langnese Honey is now in the Philippines

I think most people know that real honey has a lot of health benefits. I remember when my kids got a year older, their pediatrician recommended that I put honey in their water to boost their immunity as well as encourage them to drink more water.

Dr. Cleofas Cervancia, Ph.D.

Dr. Cleofas Cervancia, Ph.D. sharing how unfiltered honey should be

Looking back, I wonder if what I gave my children were pure unfiltered honey. Because when Dr. Cleofas Cervancia, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at UP Los Baños, shared the results of UPLB’s Bee Program’s physicochemical analysis of commercial honey from selected supermarkets in Metro Manila, out of 39 samples (ie. 14 local brands and 25 imported brands) only two (2) samples passed the European Union Directive (EU Directive 110/2001). Whoa!

The samples were tested for moisture content, pH, electrical conductivity, reducing sugars, apparent sucrose, and HMF or Hydroxymethylfurfural.  HMF determines if the honey is subjected to overheating and stored poorly. Therefore, adulterated or low quality honey is high in moisture content, high HMF, and high apparent sucrose.

So when Fly Ace Corporation launched Langnese Honey last week, we really learned a lot about how our honey should be. Langnese is an old brand in Germany, which many households had been using.

Honey is considered one of nature’s sweetest gifts from nectar that’s collected by bees and naturally broken into simple sugar. With the constant fanning of the bees’ wings, evaporation takes place in the unique design of the honeycomb that produces the thick, syrupy liquid we now know as honey. Interestingly, the color and flavor of honey is an indicator of its type of flower nectar collected by bees, thus leaves consumers with more flavor options.

Here are five facts that make Langnese Honey a game changer, rebooting your appreciation for high-quality honey:

1. Highest quality and purity since 1927. Langnese Honey is a family-owned brand for nine decades; it is also a reputable market leader with a seal of approval from Germany’s Honey Ordinance and European Standard Basic Principles that strictly requires the safest and unadulterated quality. Meaning, it should be raw, unfiltered, and residue-free, with a limit of between 16% – 21% water content only. With Langnese Honey, it doesn’t only surpass these requirements, its name is a seal of guarantee that nothing is added nor removed from it!

2. No short cuts and no compromise. Ever wondered what makes Langnese Honey truly satisfying? Its serious commitment to quality and purity puts a premium importance on selection and processing, market analysis, coupled with direct and long-standing relationship with the beekeepers in the countries of origin. Much more, it also boasts a plethora of certifications from International Featured Standards (IFS) Kosher, and Halal that are true marks of its reliable source.

Langnese Honey Fürsten - Reform’s Export Manager Mark Baumgärtner

Langnese Honey Fürsten – Reform’s Export Manager Mark Baumgärtner sharing more about Langnese Honey and the importance of unfiltered honey to our health

3. Pollen-packed and certified safe. Did you know that when a honey comes back negative for pollen test, it’s a sure sign of ultra-processing? That shouldn’t be the case, according to the makers of Langnese Honey Fürsten – Reform’s Export Manager Mark Baumgärtner, “Absence of pollens in the honey means there’s no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources, as verified as well by the German Honey Directive and World Health Organization. Langnese Honey mindfully takes into account the latest scientific findings using modern technology and unfiltered process that effectively determines the origin and type of honey.”

Langnese Bee Easy packaging

Langnese Bee Easy packaging

4. Chic and convenient. Featuring a honey dispenser technology famously known as “Bee Easy”, this chic and convenient packaging is also guaranteed no drip and no stickiness in every serving. Available in 250 g and 500 g PET dispensers, it’s also well loved by kids who find fun and enjoyment with their food. What’s more, you can take delight as you please, as its five yummy flavors might be the best you’ve ever tasted.

5. Five decadent flavors for all types of fete and feasts. Aside from Langnese Honey’s credible process and source, there’s none quite like its well-balanced, rich, and golden flavors that’s arguably highly nutritious! Considered a staple for its subtle and mildly sweet taste, Acacia is the ultimate breakfast companion that lends character to teas, cereals, and desserts. Golden Clear on the other hand, offers a sweet antidote to dips, salads, cocktails, and hot drinks, or to just about anything. Meanwhile, cooks and foodies can never go wrong with Black Forest that’s surely a luscious ingredient from the straightforward to the flashy recipes. While Wild Flower is pretty much suited for sweetening all types of food and beverage, it makes breads and pastries tastier and way healthier instead of refined sugar. Last but not the least, Lavender is also lovely for sweetening all types of beverages like tea and is a luscious spread on breads.

Langnese Acacia Honey

Langnese Acacia Honey, the ultimate breakfast companion that lends character to teas, cereals, and desserts

Langnese Black Forest Honey

Langnese Black Forest Honey, a luscious ingredient from the straightforward to the flashy recipes

Langnese Pure Honey Bee for salads

Langnese Pure Honey Bee for salads

Langnese Wild Flower Honey

Langnese Wild Flower Honey, suited for sweetening all types of food and beverage, it makes breads and pastries tastier and way healthier instead of refined sugar

Langnese Wild Lavender Blossom Honey

Langnese Wild Lavender Blossom Honey, for sweetening all types of beverages like tea and is a luscious spread on breads

“Fly Ace Corporation is proud to welcome Langnese Honey in the Philippines, as we reinforce our commitment to bring the best of the world’s food and beverages to the Filipinos.” concludes Fly Ace Corporation President Jun Cochanco.  “When it comes to honey, there’s a reason why Langnese has been around for decades and a consistent market leader all these years–its name is the ultimate representation of what a real and reliable honey should be.”

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Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino homes, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. Learn more at www.flyacecorp.com.

Langnese Honey is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation and is available in supermarkets nationwide.

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Kohler’s New Product Lineup Imbues Modernity

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Avid Composed Beitou

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Avid Composed Beitou

Kohler Exquisite Collection and Kohler Veil enhance the bathroom experience with exquisite design and maximum comfort

If you’re looking for a functional and beautiful bathroom fixtures, then look no farther than Kohler.

Nice bathrooms no longer cut it anymore: today’s discerning homeowners deserve only the most exquisite and sublime bathrooms. Kohler, one of the world’s leading luxury kitchen and bath product manufacturers, redefines contemporary bathroom elegance with the launch of its second boutique showroom inside the Designo Atelier 2 located at Wilcon IT Hub Pasong Tamo.

Designo Atelier 2, a first-of-its-kind design center housing globally renowned luxurious products, allows design enthusiasts and industry professionals to experience product offerings of top brands. It showcases Kohler’s latest design innovations from its Wisconsin headquarters. The showroom allows customers with a discriminating eye to witness firsthand Kohler’s Exquisite Collection of faucets and the cutting-edge Kohler Veil, which bring sophistication, cutting-edge design, and technology into the comfort of one’s bathroom.

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Artifacts

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Artifacts

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Composed

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Composed

Kohler Exquisite Collection: Exquisite elegance for the modern bathroom
Drawing inspiration from timeless art and a desire to enrich customers’ lives with elegance and refinement, Kohler developed the Exquisite Collection, a breathtaking collection of faucets that embody grace, impeccable quality, durability, safety, and unobtrusive function: Avid, Composed, Beitou, and Artifacts.

Avid explores the sensuous side of simplicity with slender arcs, smooth planes, and arresting angles that bring clarity and grace into the bathroom. The Avid faucet lineup includes compact deck-mount, single-handle, and widespread models perfect for modern minimalists.

Composed faucets feature timeless and deliberate design—sans unnecessary flourishes—to furnish bathrooms with stark, contemporary beauty while delivering impressive functionality and a distinctive visual statement.

Kohler Exquisite Collection - Artifacts

Kohler Exquisite Collection – Artifacts

Beitou brings together architectural precision and stunning nature display in a unique faucet shape that mimics the flow of a serene river. The lineup includes a wall-mount showerhead that delivers an excellent shower experience: Kohler has actually derived the optimal number and arrangement of its water nozzles from human comfort research data analysis. Experience the wonder of nature with Rain, Cascade, or Laminar flow complemented by eco-friendly, hydroelectric light modes.

Bring a touch of Old World charm into the bathroom with the Artifacts collection, which crystallizes the Edwardian era’s timeless elegance. Perfect for any home décor scheme—whether casual or formal—the Artifacts product lineup blends in well with accessories, bathing, and showering components across the collection, to help homeowners create a cohesive look in their bathrooms.

Kohler Veil: A delicate balance of art and technology
Kohler deviates from the usual toilet design with Kohler Veil, which combines sleekness, contemporariness, and refinement. Featuring cutting-edge automated innovations and sophisticated curves, the Veil delivers ultimate comfort, unparalleled hygiene, smart toilet functionality, and space-saving features, to enhance the bathroom experience.

Drawing inspiration from minimalist architecture, the Kohler team developed a sophisticated design with ergonomic features and state-of-the-art technological improvements that enhance cleanliness and provide seamless convenience.

The Veil features Kohler’s popular French Curve toilet seat, which packs in comfort and ergonomics: the toilet seat minimizes pressure points to ensure users’ maximum comfort with every use. It also has a beautifully designed one-touch remote control for adjusting water temperature, nozzle positions, seat temperature, deodorization options, and lighting. The best part? The Veil is designed with an eco-flush option to help conserve water!

Don’t settle for “nice enough” when you deserve only the best. With Kohler Veil and the Exquisite Collection, start transforming your bathroom experience with precision, quality, thoughtful technology, innovative design, and artistic elegance.

Kohler Showroom Opening Executives

From left to right: Careen Belo, Exec. Financial Audit Manager & Product Director, Wilcon Depot, Ms. Rosemarie Ong, EVP – Chief Operating Officer, Wilcon Depot, Ms. Angel Yang, President- Kitchen & Bath Space Asia Pacific, Kohler Co., Mr. William Belo, President and CEO, Wilcon Depot, Mr. Daniel Smith, Associate Director for Global Faucets Marketing of Kohler Kitchen and Bath Asia Pacific, Kohler Co., Mr. Adam Quek, General Manager & Commercial Director Kitchen and Bath Group, South East Asia, Kohler Co.

About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.

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Man Ho Manila Opens at Marriot Hotel Manila

Marriott Manila Spreads Bounteous Luck this Year of the Fire Rooster

Man Ho Manila at Marriott Hotel Manila

Treasure and Tradition at Man Ho Manila
Marriott Manila celebrates the biggest festival in the Chinese Lunar calendar,  the Year of the Fire Rooster, with treasure and tradition in a box: three traditional delicacies: Tikoy (Nian Gao), Radish Cake (Lo Bak Go), and Taro Cake (Wu Tao Gao).

Tikoy (Nian Gao), Radish Cake (Lo Bak Go), and Taro Cake (Wu Tao Gao)

Executive Chinese Law Wui Wing prepare them in the most flavorful and authentic way. The round-shaped 750-gram Tikoy, with a classic sweet taste symbolizes the Chinese culture to mean “higher year.” It will attract wealth and luck throughout the year. Likewise, the 500-gram radish and taro cake slices, made using prime ingredients from Hong Kong, signify good fortune and prosperity. The elegant red oriental box—whether shared or enjoyed by the family alone at the center of your New Year celebration—symbolizes an abundance of luck and prosperity. This box is only Php 1,388 at Marriott Café Bakery, Crema, and the newly-opened Man Ho Chinese restaurant.

Man Ho’s Feast of Good Fortune and Infinite Happiness
Marriott Manila this year offers more than the elegant red oriental box as it opens its Chinese restaurant, Man Ho.  You and your family can celebrate more meaningfully at the Chinese Lunar New Year with a lavish 11-course feast. Choose from two set menus:

The Good Fortune for Php 36,888++ includes marinated radish and black fungus as starters, assorted barbecued meat combination with a covetous suckling pig, braised dried oyster with garlic and vegetables, braised fish lip soup with sea cucumber and black mushroom, sautéed clam meat and sliced chicken with celery chili sauce, steamed live tiger Garoupa fish, deep fried crispy chicken, stir-fried kai lan with ginger sauce, fried rice cooked in Fujian style, and desserts like sweetened red bean cream with dumplings, custard bun with egg yolk, and coconut pudding with red bean.

This is the Good Fortune spread that we enjoyed in full!

Sweet memories tea

Sweet memories tea

Marinated black fungus

Appetizer: marinated black fungus

Marinated radish

Appetizer: marinated radish

seasoning on the side

seasoning on the side

assorted barbecued meat combination with suckling pig

assorted barbecued meat combination with suckling pig

braised dried oyster with garlic and vegetables

braised dried oyster with garlic and vegetables

braised fish lip soup with cucumber and black mushroom

braised fish lip soup with cucumber and black mushroom

sauteed clam meat and sliced chicken with celery chili sauce

sauteed clam meat and sliced chicken with celery chili sauce

steamed live Tiger Garoupa fish

steamed live tiger garoupa fish

deep fried crispy chicken

deep fried crispy chicken

stir fried kai lam with ginger sauce

stir fried kai lam with ginger sauce

fried rice "Fujian" style

fried rice “Fujian” style

Desserts (L-R) Coconut pudding, Sweeted Red Bean with dumpling, and Custard Bun with Egg Yolk

Desserts (L-R) Coconut pudding, Sweeted Red Bean with dumpling, and Custard Bun with Egg Yolk

The Infinite Happiness Set for Php 42, 888++ includes appetizers like smoked fish and Japanese cucumber, roasted goose in Hong Kong style (a rare and first in Manila), roasted suckling pig, braised conpoy with dried oyster and vegetables, braised fish maw soup and shredded duck, sautéed scallops with asparagus in X.O. sauce, steamed live pink Garoupa fish, poached seasonal vegetables with salty egg and preserved egg, fried rice with diced chicken and salty fish, sweetened red bean cream with dumplings, steamed custard bun with egg yolk, and coconut pudding with red bean.

Make your reservations to catch these set menus from January 28 to February 11, 2017.

Ceremonial Lion and Dragon dance

The Year of the Fire Rooster is looking very auspicious at Marriott Manila and the best way to start it is through a ceremonial dragon and lion dance on January 29 at 5pm. Join the celebration to attract good spirits and push negative energies away!

Ceremonial Lion and Dragon dance 2

Ceremonial Lion and Dragon dance

Tip: Head to I Am On The Streets Facebook Page and watch how to debone a steamed tiger garoupa.

For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on the hotel’s latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @manilamarirott on Instagram.