Marco Polo Plaza lights up the Tree of Hope

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu kicked off the Festive Season last November 14 with an online tree lighting in partnership with GMA Regional TV. “The last 14 years, we have celebrated our Tree Lighting every year as our way to signify the start of the Festive Season. This year is no different, despite the fact that…

Marco Polo Sugbusog features Sugbo Mercado favorites

From the crunchy delicious lechon belly and grilled tuna panga of Kuzina Guadalupe to the must-try baked scallops of Seabu, top dishes of key vendors in Sugbo Mercado are now available in Cafe Marco as part of its Sugbusog Culinary Journey. In this year’s edition of the annual food event, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu collaborated…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lights up Tree of Hope, marks season of giving

True to the season’s spirit of giving, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lighted its Tree of Hope last Saturday, November 16, to provide the less fortunate with a brighter Christmas this year. Guests can pin a Christmas ball along with their most fervent wish on the tree for only P200 per piece. Their donations will go…

Eat, drink Italian at El Viento Restaurant & Pool Bar with La Dolce Vita

In celebration of Marco Polo’s 765th birthday, Marco Polo Plaza is throwing an Italian party at the El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar. Guest Chef Luca Genco From September 11 to 15, eat and drink Italian at the hotel’s poolside restaurant. The special event is done in collaboration with Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast. Together…

Cheese, chocolates, meat and everything Swiss at Cafe Marco

If you love cheese, sausages, chocolates, and everything Swiss, head to Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Plaza as the award-winning food outlet celebrates Swissness from A to Z. The event is part of the hotel’s Culinary Journeys: a series of events held throughout the year to celebrate food and culture. Until August 5, Cafe Marco…

Marco Polo features Flavors of Mindanao in Independencia culinary festival

From durian rice cakes to fish stewed in turmeric to slow-cooked beef in burnt coconut broth, an interesting and delicious range of dishes with Moro and lumad heritage are on the menu in Café Marco at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. The dishes are made available as part of Flavors of Mindanao, this year’s Independencia…

Marco Polo holds tapas night to open Sabores de España

Olives and manchego cheese

Where 2 of Cebu’s pre-eminent food writers head to, there you follow. In last night’s Sabores de España opening at the lobby lounge of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, it was the station that held Manchego cheese. I’d return with Manchego cheese in my luggage, culinary writer Aissa dela Cruz told our group of bloggers and…

Marco Polo Cebu marks Chinese New Year 2018 with traditional ceremony, food fest

Prosperity Toss.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year is tradition in Cebu, and no one does it better than Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. The hotel welcomed CNY 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog, with lion and dragon dances, eye dotting ceremony, Yee Sang Ceremony, firecrackers to ward off evil, coin toss, and a culinary celebration at Cafe…

Marco Polo Plaza marks season of giving with Christmas Tree of Hope

Marco Polo Plaza lights up one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Cebu to mark the beginning of the festive season.

Amid joyful songs and graceful dances, Marco Polo Plaza lights up one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Cebu to mark the beginning of the festive season. But this isn’t just any ordinary holiday decoration; it is the Christmas Tree of Hope. During this season of giving, the Tree of Hope accepts donations for…

Blu Bar and Grill pairs great food, fantastic wines in Moonlit Wine Dinner

SEAFOOD ON ICE. Smoke enveloped the dish as it was brought to the table over exclamations of amazement, a pair each of fresh shrimps, mussels, scallops served atop a block of ice shaped like a bowl.

Seafood on ice, it said on the menu. It doesn’t quite describe the delight of an appetizer that formally started our Moonlit Wine Dinner at the Blu Bar and Grill of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Smoke enveloped the dish as it was brought to the table over exclamations of amazement, a pair each of fresh…

Marco Polo Plaza serves Thai food in latest culinary event

Chicken and mango salad. (Photo by Rafelle Allego)

Pad thai, tom yum goong, pineapple fried rice, and other delectable dishes are highlighted in the Cafe Marco buffet as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates the vibrant flavors of Thailand in Thai Sojourn. Thai Chef Nontra-Udon Buapha came all the way to Cebu from the Marco Polo Prince Hotel in Hong Kong and is currently…