As the holiday season in Manila comes to a close, Cucina, the all-day dining restaurant of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, will have a pre-Christmas treat to its guests, as it showcase Catalan Cuisine in the La Catalana themed buffet. Chef Lluis Cantons Pessarrodona, Marco Polo Ortigas Manil's Executive Chef, will be presenting a number of Catalan dishes in a dedicated station at the buffet which will be highlighted by Chef Lluis' much talked-about Best Paella in Town. Here are some of the dishes to expect at La Catalana:
|Jamón Ibérico with Tomato on Bread|
|Seafood Escabeche, Manila Clams, Tiger Prawns, Mussels, Sardines, Deep-fried Sardine Bone Chips,|
Chantarelles Mushrooms, Olive Coulis
|Piquillo Pepper stuffed with Cod Fish Brandada, Artichoke and White Asparagus on a bed of Pil-Pil Sauce|
|Best Paella in Town by Chef Lluis Cantons Pessarodona|
Chef Lluis only uses paella rice from Spain for his paella to make sure that the texture and taste is authentic. In addition, the Carabinero shrimps and chorizo are all imported from Barcelona. Chef Lluis' paella has a moist consistency without the toasted rice crust formed at the bottom.
Served freshly cooked, we recommend that you let the paella release most of its steam and heat as too much heat will render your taste buds less receptive of flavors. The paella is served in batches to make sure that guests enjoy freshly made paella all the time. You might chance upon Chef Lluis cooking his Best Paella in Town at the Catalan Station during your visit.
La Catalana | Weekend Buffet Rates
12:00nn - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
|Saturday||P1,850 nett||P2,500 nett|
|Sunday||P2,500 nett||P2,500 nett|
La Catalana is available only on November 21 & 22, 28 & 29, and December 5 & 6. The buffet is open for lunch from 12:00nn to 2:30pm and for dinner from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Buffet starts at P1,850 nett per person, children aged 6 and below get to eat for free while children aged 7 to 12 years old are charged half the price. Reserve your table now via (02) 720-7720 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.