CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Shining Holidays at Marco Polo Davao

     THIS YEAR’S holiday season has Davao’s hotels presenting new and delightful dishes to offer Davaoeño foodies an unforgettable dining experience. Marco Polo Davao has been a front runner in the city’s culinary scene. Great food matched with great service in a remarkable ambience, it has all these factors covered that keeps diners looking forward to something new all the time. Naturally, it keeps the chefs challenged to continue exploring new dishes to showcase.

MARCO Polo Davao’s Exec. Chef Alex Destriza

MARCO Polo Davao’s Exec. Chef Alex Destriza

     “We take pride in the diversity of our cuisines; as we can competitively come up with Western, Cantonese and Filipino dishes in our restaurants. Our regular patrons, such as Davao’s local residents, can always choose from a wide array of dishes that are heartily prepared by our professional culinary team. We have the Lobby Lounge for appetizers and afternoon snacks,” entices Marco Polo Davao GM Dottie Wurger-Cronin.

LOBBY Lounge staff with Restaurant Manager Voltaire Albaladejo and Bar& Lounge Supervisor Johnny Jalbuena

LOBBY Lounge staff with Restaurant Manager Voltaire Albaladejo and Bar& Lounge Supervisor Johnny Jalbuena

     With Marco Polo Davao Executive Marketing Director Pearl Peralta-Maclang welcoming Davao’s lifestyle writers, it was the ever smiling hotel Executive Chef Alex Destriza who introduced us to new items at the Lobby Lounge. The Lobby Lounge serves a whole day menu of snacks, desserts and beverages served to you by the city’s tallest, prettiest and most gracious food servers. For starters, you can never go wrong with the chorizo y gambas al ajillo and fish and chips. The Lobby Lounge’s house salad and Malagos cheese plate are the perfect choice for guilt-free snacks. Diners of all ages, for sure, would go for the spicy beef nachos, grilled sirloin steak and Malagos Blue Cheese sandwich-potato wedges, beef pastrami sandwich, Hawaiian pizza, smoked salmon pizza and ice cream trifle decker. And there’s a lot more.

(L-R): KEN Ong, Pearl Peralta-Maclang, Michael E. Dakudao and Ball Dominguez

(L-R): KEN Ong, Pearl Peralta-Maclang, Michael E. Dakudao and Ball Dominguez

     Indeed, the Lobby Lounge is your perfect destination to relax and have a good meal while listening to pleasant live music from a pianist and his singer. Eat, drink and be merry.

LOBBY Lounge’s award winning chefs (l-r): Errol Laudato, Kevin Morales, Jerel Esperato

LOBBY Lounge’s award winning chefs (l-r): Errol Laudato, Kevin Morales, Jerel Esperato

     For this season of gift giving, Marco Polo Davao recommends it Shining Gold Basket consisting of Red or White Sparkling Duet Brut; traditional fruit cake; banana-walnut bread; trio Malagos chocolate; flavored granola guava membrillo; macaroons; a box of Althaus tea; handcrafted pralines; olive oil; imported Herring fillet; trio Christmas cookies and rye crackers. There are also the Dazzling Silver and Shimmering Bronze baskets which are more affordable. Do check out Marco Polo Davao’s hotel lobby retail area for its supplies of wines, cakes & breads, flavoured ensaimadas, among many others.

MARCO'S Communication and Marketing girls Sara Dayrit and Jeline Gison in their Rene Salud uniforms

MARCO’S Communication and Marketing girls Sara Dayrit and Jeline Gison in their Rene Salud uniforms

     Marco Polo Davao promises to help you get through the season with ease and in good cheer. So celebrate your Christmas and greet the New Year 2018 with the family at Marco Polo Davao.

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