Cafe Marco celebrates Indian cuisine in culinary event Khana

Chicken kebabs.

Cafe Marco highlights the cuisine of Incredible India as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu pays homage to the Indian Festival of Lights Diwali through the culinary celebration “Khana.” Last year’s Khana favorites and new creations are available on top of the regular Cafe Marco lunch and dinner buffet until October 30, 2016 in a food exploration…

Marco Polo Cebu highlights special mushroom in culinary event ‘Weekend with Chanterelles’

One of the best edible mushrooms that used to exclusively grace the tables of nobility in 18th century France is the centerpiece ingredient in the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu culinary journey “A Weekend with Chanterelles.” Discover Chanterelles, an orange or yellow meaty and funnel-shaped mushroom with a fruity aroma and mildly peppery taste, as it…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offers feast of French food in Cafe Marco

French chef Olivier Foucke brings the delectable flavors of France to Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s culinary journey Bon Appetit.

Experience French food whipped up by the expert hands of a connoisseur as French chef Olivier Foucke brings the delectable flavors of France to Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s culinary journey Bon Appetit. Feast on a smorgasbord of French dishes at the Cafe Marco buffet or partake of a three-course dinner with wine pairing some 1,000…

Chef Tang whips up Chinese lauriat feast at Cafe Marco

Baked Lobster with Noodles in Superior Soup.

From the cold cuts and native chicken soup to the baked lobster with noodles and steamed shrimp meat and scallop ball, Chef Tang’s Chinese Lauriat table served one scrumptious dish after another at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Cafe Marco. In a special kind of culinary event, Marco Polo Changzhou executive Chinese chef Tang Chi Wai…

Wedding and debut exclusives in One Sweet Day at Marco Polo Plaza on June 18

What if we told you that Marco Polo Plaza can make your wedding and debut dreams come true? To all soon-to-be-wed couples and soon-to-be-debutantes, come up to Nivel Hills on June 18 and be part of One Sweet Day: A Day of Wedding & Debut Exclusives. This will be held at the newly-renovated Cebu Grand…

Sabores de España celebrates Spanish influence on local cuisine


Marco Polo Plaza Cebu‘s popular culinary event “Sabores de España, Viva Madrid!” returns with a smorgasbord of Spanish flavors that Cebuanos have come to love. Spanish tapas or appetizers like the croquetas de bacalao, croquetas de jamon, almendras picantes or spicy almonds, soups like sopa de mariscos and sopa gallega, main dishes like robo de…

Marco Polo presents Sinulog feast in Sugbusog 2016: Seafood Edition

Grilled saang.

From lechon to tinola, talong salad to fish kinilaw, ginabot to crispy fish bihod, escabeche to kalderetang kanding, the Sugbusog 2016: Seafood Edition at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Café Marco is all the Cebuano dishes you love and more, prepared the five-star way.

Christmas favorites back on the menu as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates Festive Season 2015

CHRISTMAS HAM. This holiday favorite is back as part of the Cafe Marco buffet during the holidays.

Holiday favorites likes puto bumbong, pudding, Christmas ham, stollen bread, chicken relleno and a festive ensaymada are back on the menu as part of the Cafe Marco buffet as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates “Festive Season 2015.”

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lights up Tree of Hope to mark start of ‘Festive Season’

TREE OF HOPE. This Christmas tree now dominates the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lobby. The Tree of Hope is a partnership between the hotel and GMA Kapuso Foundation and hopes to raise funds to help the organization’s beneficiaries.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lit up last night, November 28, the Christmas tree that now dominates its expansive lobby to mark the start of the hotel’s annual “Festive Season” to celebrate the holidays.

Marco Polo features Indian cuisine with Khana Culinary Journey

INDIAN CUISINE. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is featuring Indian cuisine in its lunch and dinner buffets in Cafe Marco with its Khana Culinary Journey until November 15.

Palak paneer or spinach curry with cheese, spicy chickpeas dish of chana masala, teardrop-shaped bread called nan, heavenly desserts gajar halva and jalebi, and other Indian specialties are available up to November 15 at five-star hotel Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

Marco Polo Cebu celebrates Swiss National Day

CEREMONIAL TOAST. Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar lead the ceremonial toast to mark the opening of the Swiss National Day celebration in the hotel.

It was a night of music and dancing, drinks, and a feast of Swiss cuisine, as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrated the Swiss National Day in Cebu City in keeping with an almost decade-old tradition.

Marco Polo Cebu highlights food of the revolution in Independencia culinary journey

REBEL FLAVOR. Among the highlights of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Independencia buffet is roasted chicken flavored with sampaloc or tamarind leaves and wrapped in banana bark. The bark also acts as the chicken container in case the revolutionaries find themselves needing to flee their hiding place.

All throughout Independencia: A Tribute to Our Filipino Heroes, which will run up to June 20, Cafe Marco will carry dishes that have been around for centuries and favorites of such notable personalities as Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, and Emilio Aguinaldo.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu to spend P300 million on hotel upgrades

DESIGN ELEMENTS. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar shows design elements for the hotel’s expansion and upgrade. With her are (from left) director of sales and marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow and communications manager Manna Alcaraz.

An even bigger ballroom with sophisticated sound system, more seating and music choices for Blu Bar and Grill, and upgrades to the five-star hotel’s 101 premium rooms and suites are just among the many changes at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu this year and in 2016. Cathay International Resources Corp., the owning company of Marco Polo…

Tapas, paella, delicious Spanish dishes on the menu in Sabores de España at Cafe Marco

Marco Polo also served paella during the event.

The Cafe Marco buffet at five-star hotel Marco Polo Plaza Cebu will feature a section devoted to tapas and carry Spanish recipes on top of its usual international spread of dishes until April 30. Marco Polo’s “Sabores de España, Viva Madrid!” is in support of the Madrid Fusion event that is currently ongoing in Manila,…

Marco Polo ushers in Chinese New Year with Yee Sang, Chinese buffet

HAINANESE CHICKEN. This dish is among the many Chine food specialties on the menu as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates the Chinese New Year. (Photo provided by Marco Polo Plaza Cebu)

It began with an eye dotting ceremony for the guests of honor, was followed by the lion dance and firecrackers, moved on to the Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss, and ended with the dragon dance as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu welcomed the Chinese New Year in lively ceremonies last Wednesday, February 18, 2015. These are…

From humba to kan-on mais and saang, Cafe Marco buffet features Cebuano fiesta fare in Sugbusog 2015

Grilled saang.

More than 60 mostly local Cebuano dishes are featured on top of the regular buffet spread of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Cafe Marco up to January 21, 2015. Cafe Marco is holding Sugbusog 2015 to feature Pagkaong Inato, well-loved local recipes, in a five-star restaurant setting and amid the festive atmosphere of the Sinulog Festival…

Cafe Marco features Christmas favorites in festive season buffet

Marco Polo chef shows off the dessert station's new dishes.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu brings the Christmas cheer with its festive season buffet that features favorites like the Christmas ham, chicken relleno, and the German version of the fruitcake called stollen bread.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offers culinary treats at Cafe Marco

CAFE MARCO has been named one of the top 5 restaurants in the Philippines by Miele Guide, a guide to Asia's best eateries. (Photo by Max Limpag)

When they served my buko shake in its original green shell, I knew I would enjoy my lunch at Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Anyone who spends extra effort on such details as presentation would pay even more attention to taste as well. I was right. I’m not that into food so it…