IF you like gourmet pizzas and refreshing tiramisu for your dessert, then La Vita Italia, which is ongoing at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s restaurants and bars for the whole month of September, would delight you.
On top of the special food promotion is guest chef Pasqualino Barbasso, a certified pizza acrobat who can whip up a culinary storm with his awesome gourmet pizzas. Exclusively available via in-room dining from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., these exciting pizzas come in different variants, including Piemontese (beef, tuna, mozzarella, capers and anchovies), Mediterranea (eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and basil powder), Arrotolata (artichokes, parma ham, cherry tomatoes and arugula leaves), and Grand Fume (smoked salmon, burrata, arugula leaves and cherry tomatoes).
Over at Café Pronto, premium Italian confections are available for a post-meal dessert, an afternoon break or just because you want to have a sweet treat, the café serves Panforte and Tiramisu until September 18, and the Tiramisu Smoothie is available until the end of September.
Bringing refreshing drinks inspired by the Italian countryside is Connect Lounge, which offers Verde Chiaro Sour and Dolce Cassis.
Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge brings the feel of chic Italian nights with classic cocktails, such as a special house blend called Limoncello and the barrel-aged Negroni. Both drinks can be enjoyed with the second round on the house for the whole month of September.
(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number +632 720-7777.)