IN connection with the nationwide Sustainable Seafood awareness this March (201, Marriott Hotel Manila joined other hotels and restaurants in reiterating its commitment to serve only the best quality and sustainable seafood in its restaurants.
Marriott’s commitment revolves mainly around offering sustainable shrimps. Why shrimps? This is because, according to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWW, formerly World Wildlife Fund), shrimps are the most traded marine product today and trading of shrimps constantly increases by 10% annually.
“Given our brand’s well-established corporate responsibility, which is “Spirit to Preserve,” we feel responsible for providing not just high-quality dishes but also for sourcing our ingredients responsibly so our clients can enjoy more years of great food and satisfied seafood cravings,” explains Marriott Hotel Manila’s executive chef Meik Brammer.
So expect the buffet spread at the hotel’s Marriott Café to be extra special on Wednesdays with the addition of premium quality tiger prawns called Selva Shrimps. Selva shrimps have a “Best Choice” rating for sustainability because these are naturally raised in mangrove forests, without the use of fertilizers or chemicals, and supports small farming communities in Southeast Asia. They are considered as healthy shrimps valued for their firm texture, succulent flavor and vibrant color.
As part of the buffet menu, guests can have Selva shrimps cooked just the way they want them. But Marriott chefs have recommendations at the same time. Their recommendations are written on the board—Grilled Shrimps, Gambas, and Buttered Garlic Shrimps. Should guests want the shrimps in international flavors, Chef Meik recommends Indonesian Sambal Marinated Grilled Shrimps; and for those who prefer having them in local flavors, there is Manila Style Shrimp Sisig to go to. Selva shrimps are offered on top of all those international dishes that Marriott has to offer on Marriott Café’s buffet spread. Despite the extra treat, however, the buffet price still remains Php1,950 for lunch and Php2,150 for dinner on Wednesdays.
Selva shrimps are also available as bar snacks at the hotel’s Greatroom lobby lounge. The bar menu includes Shrimp Boil (boiled shrimps with sausage and potatoes on the side), Baked Shrimps with Chips and Dips, Shrimp Okoy (fritters) and Shrimp Kapao (shrimps in a bun).
For inquiries, call (02) 988-9999 or log in to manilamarriott.com.