Do you remember those years when we have to take Spanish class as part of our curriculum in college? I wish I had taken those classes, so that I could properly pronounce the remarkable cuisine that we tasted last week as we enjoy our night of Gastronomia de Espana at Marriot Hotel Manila.
I got to taste the famous Ibérico ham, relish the season’s first olive oils in Andalusia, and sample what is served in the bustling food markets of
Catalonia. They will enjoy tapas like the
locals do, sip and savor the wines at Rioja, learn about the gastronomic
society in the Basque, and have the chance to cook traditional Spanish food
through its young and handsome guest Chef from Valladolid-Victor Burgos.
The Spanish take their cuisine seriously. If a diner exudes the same passion, Marriott Hotel Manila, invites its beloved guests to learn how to prepare and cook some of these dishes. Guest chef Victor Burgos mirrors such passion. He worked his way up the kitchen ladder, had the chance to be part of Michelin-starred restaurants, and has travelled in key cities in
Asia to share his love for his native cuisine. Victor
Burgos gave a cooking demo last June 8
and on June 15 to show how he makes the
perfect Paella de Marisco (seafood paella). Through an interactive cooking
class, he will share his expertise in preparing and serving Salmorejo con
Berenjenas Fritas, Tortilla de Patatas con Chorizo (Spanish omelet with
chorizo), and Pintxos Morunos (lamb skewer with cous cous and yogurt mint
sauce). Another highlight are the Croquetas de Setas, Gambas al Ajillo,
Escalivada with anchovies, and Arroz Caldoso de Marisco.
For the whole month of June, Marriot Hotel Manila will let you experience and indulge in gustatory pleasure like what we did. Experience
Spain’s food, wine, and passion
this June at Marriott Hotel Manila’s Gastronomia de Espaňa. Dinner buffet is
available daily at Marriott Café (Sun-Thurs P1950 and Fri-Sat P2300); Wine
Dinner at CRU Steakhouse on June 13th is P2700 and Cooking Classes on June 08
and 15 at P1850.