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Saturday, May 14, 2016

For a Friday night, the traffic was normal. Normal in a sense that it was heavy everywhere. I came from the south and got stuck going north. Thankfully, I was headed for a little treat.
MARCO POLO ORTIGAS' CUCINA is having a WEEKEND FIESTA. For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, diners would be treated to a wonderful buffet with a special promotion. Dine with two friends and you get to eat for free. So, it's a 2+1 promo.
As you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by a fresh salad area.

Appetizers are also abundant in the restaurant as different types of cheese and nuts are placed on planks.

A lot of meat cuts were also served in the cheese area.

Sushi rolls and makis were prepared freshly in their Japanese station.

One of the highlights of the dinner would be the fresh seafood station.

MARCO POLO is pushing for sustainable eating and as such, has a lot of seafood in store for the diners.
Freshly cut tuna, different clams, and even crabs were there to provide anything and everything you may want.

You could ask the staff to cook these to your liking.

Aside from that, they have different cuts of fishes.

For the meat lovers, they also have a plethora of skewers.

Another plus point for their buffet would be the PAELLA cooked right there and then.
These are then served in mini pans that are very cute. I love the freshness and the texture of the paella.

What is a buffet without their carving station?

When I visited, the COCHINILLO was served alongside different cuts of meat, including this rib eye! The cochinillo is cooked on site so as long as the buffet line wants it, they could make one available. The Rib Eye was also fantastic. The meat is tender and very juicy.
Dessert is also not a problem as the people behind CUCINA definitely wants the diners to enjoy. Different types of pastries were prepared. I enjoy their version of a chocolate cake as well.
Even if the traffic was hellish that night, I was at ease because of the food from MARCO POLO MANILA. I enjoyed the different stations in the buffet and also the drinks as well.

"The Weekend Fiesta can be enjoyed from Fridays to Sundays at Php 2,300 net for lunch, and Php 2,650 net for dinner. For a limited period only, bring along two friends and enjoy this feast with one free buffet.
Cucina is Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s all-day dining restaurant and is open daily for lunch from 12:00 NN to 2:30 PM and dinner from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Children aged 6 and below get to eat for free while children aged 7 to 12 years old are charged half the price."

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24th floor
Marco Polo Manila Hotel
Ortigas, Metro Manila
Disclaimer: was invited to this event. wrote this based on my experience.
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