All Things Swiss at Marco Polo Ortigas

What's the first thing that pops into your head when you think about Switzerland? For some, that could be the various brands of wristwatches; for others, the Alps. As for me, Swiss means cheese! I've always wanted to spend a week in Gruyeres and eat nothing but cheese!

Swiss cuisine is highly interesting as well since it's an intermixture of three influences: German, French, and Italian. For a limited period, you can load up on cheese and all things Swiss at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila! Everything is thoughtfully crafted by Swiss chef , Rolf Jaeggi.

This hefty half wheel of emmental is imported from Switzerland along with the rest of the fine wines and cheese varieties at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

This is one of the best definitions of joy - raclette! Chef Rolf Jaeggi carefully preparing traditional Swiss dish of melted raclette over slices of pickled cucumber, pickled onions, and potatoes. Perfection!

The meal started off with this delicious plate of beef carpaccio with beef tartar, quail eggs, and mache leaves in lemon pepper marinade. It's paired with a glass of pleasantly light Fendant Blanc d'Amour 2014, Cave Valcombe.

I love the combination of flavors of this Swiss Barley Soup! The sliver of Viande des Grisons {air-dried beef} hitches on a good surge of flavor in every spoonful. A sip or two of Humagne Rouge 2013, Grand Metral makes it even more satisfying.

Just like the previous dish, this one boasts of a contrast in flavor. The rich tasting rosti potatoes creates a good balance with the lightly flavored and very tender Z├╝rcher Geschnetzeltes {veal zurichoise}.  

I'm good with skipping the plum tart with vanilla snaps and whipped cream. I can't, however, skip a refreshing glass of Marugg Riesling Sylvaner 2007.

All Things Swiss starts on August 19, 2016 until September 4, 2016.

Cucina Buffet:

Monday to Thursday   PhP 1,500 (lunch) and PhP 1,800 (dinner)
Friday to Sunday  PhP 2,300 (lunch) and PhP 2,650 (dinner)

Swiss Wine and Cheese Buffet:

Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge PhP 1,900

24th Floor Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s 
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street,
Ortigas Centre, Pasig City,1600
Contact No.: (+632) 720.77.77 
Twitter: @marcopolomanila
Instagram: @marcopolomanila

Onward and Upward!


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