Cebu is a place of good food but for good buffet, Marco Polo Cebu Hotel’s Cafe Marco tops it! And in this season of merry making and celebration, Cafe Marco presents its Festive Buffet, the perfect mix of festive eats and treats!
Last Christmas until the New Year, dine at Cafe Marco and experience gastronomical fireworks as it takes you to a culinary journey of the best desserts, international cuisine and the grandest and most festive dishes - beyond your wildest dreams! (of every foodie ofcourse!)
Miss Yumny of Marco Polo’s E-Marketing Department was glad to host us to a hearty lunch buffet at Cafe Marco and just by looking at desserts, I knew the word “festive” was an understatement.
Ohhh…. Now didn’t I just make your mouth water? Cafe Marco’s Marble Cake topped with fruits.
According to Miss Yumny, for those who want to spend their New Year’s Eve and N New Years Day with a little bit of oomph, Marco Polo Hotel has prepared their Festive Season Buffet with more jazz as you dine with live entertainment and free-flowing standard drinks. At Php 1,700.00 net per person, it ain’t band to start the year with a grand, festive buffet at Cafe Marco.
So I’ve mentioned that Cafe Marco’s buffet, is for me, one of the best so what sets the Festive Season Buffet apart? Cause it took the bar higher by serving celebration dishes like Cebu Lechon, Turkey, Roasted Beef, Roasted Chicken and many more.
Now, that is food porn don’t you think?
They also made their usual buffet treats special to make it sparkle by adding new colors and flavors.
Liver wrapped in bacon.
Prepare your palette with these delicious festive appetizers. They’ve got roasted pork strips in glaze, Chicken Relleno, Chicken Galentine and many more.
You can also start off with their variety of bread, specialty cheeses, deli and soup.
For those who prefer it light, they have a salad bar where they serve fresh and crisp greens with tons of toppings like anchovies, olives, fresh tomatoes and salad sauces to choose from. You have the choice to have it tossed by the chefs or combine it on your own. There are a variety of mixed salads available like the bean-curry salad, several kinds of kimchi and much more.
For the entree, you can have it your way, either you want it something grilled, steamed, Chinese, Japanese, Italian - the choice seems endless.
They have the favorites, California Maki, Japanese & Veggie Tempura and Tuna/Salmon Sashimi. For the festive season, they made rolls in different colors like green, red, yellow and black - how cool is that?
Not your usual Lumpia (you can tell by that interesting thing that protrudes from the wrapper)
Filipino favorite, Caldereta.
Mixed Seafood, the perfect balance of sweet and spice.
Lightly buttered Fish Fillet that melts in your mouth.
Beef - nothing specified what kind it was but it was gooooodddddd.
Vegetable Lasagna and Ganocchi. - Personally loved the Lasagna.
Mixed Veggies for the health conscious diners.
Pritson - Pritong Lechon
Succulent and fall off the bones, Ribs. YUMM!!!
Pecking Duck matched with their special Hoisin Sauce or your choice of sauce (they offer a variety of sauces to fit your preference)
These photos are just half of what the buffet offer, they’ve got crab meat, Marco Polo fried rice, Chinese Chorizos, Dimsum favorites, noodles and pasta served in your preference, Chicken and Tamaride pepper glaze, sausages and seafood that you can have grilled, oysters and seriously more.
I’ve been using the word more quite often in this post, that is because Cafe Marco has so many dishes to choose from, you wish you had two stomach so you can taste them all.
Now, for desserts…
Cakes and pastries of different forms, Chocolate fountain, Halo-Halo, Crepe and Ice Cream stations.
I’m telling you, the photos in this post did not cover all the dishes available and served at the buffet. And if this does not entice you to go and take your loved ones and friends to Cafe Marco’s Festive Season Buffet (SERIOUSLY?!), I don’t know what will.
This is how buffet should be - varied, grand, festive and most of all DELICIOUS!
Cafe Marco is open for Lunch (11AM-2PM) and Dinner (6PM-10PM)
Cafe Marco is located at Marco Polo Hotel in Nivel Hill, Lahug, Cebu.
Visit them at www.marcopoloplazacebu.com
Photos by: Tina Cantos