Italian Tastes Takes the Spotlight at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Italian Tastes Takes the Spotlight at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

La Vita Italia does not stop as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s restaurants and bars continue to celebrate the country with special treats that will leave a mark this September.

Present during the event was Italian Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino who was so happy to be present because it was a break from the serious events that ambassadors get invited to. You know, ribbon cutting

Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Giorgio Guglielmino

Guests staying in the Hotel are in for a truly flavourful delight, as guest chef Pasqualino Barbasso’s special gourmet pizzas are available exclusively from 10:30AM to 11:00PM

Variants include Piemontese, Mediterranea, Arrotolata, Grand Fume. But before we get to taste them chef Pasqualino Barbasso showed a few tricks that we don’t get to see often. I don’t what it’s called but it’s similar to flairtending that baristas do, but with pizza dough.

I just found that he actually is a world champion in pizza acrobat. You’ll actually a lot of his videos on YouTube. Let’s not forget he’s a chef and his pizzas reflect how playfulness and grace in his acrobats.

Piemontese (beef, tuna, mozzarella, capers, anchovies)
Arrotolata (artichokes, parma ham, cherry tomatoes, arugula leaves)
Grand Fume (smoked salmon, burrata, arugula leaves, cherry tomatoes)
Mediterranea (eggplant, sun-dried tomato, mozzarella, basil powder)

Premium Italian confections are also available for a post-meal dessert, an afternoon break, or just-because. Café Pronto is serving Panforte and Tiramisu to keep the day sweeter until 18 September. A Tiramisu smoothie is also available until the end of September for those who can’t get enough.

Bringing refreshing drinks inspired by the Italian countryside is Connect Lounge with Verde Chiaro Sour and Dolce Cassis, until 15 September.

Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge also brings the feel of chic Italian nights with classic cocktails, such as a special house-blend Limoncello and barrel-aged Negroni. Both drinks can be enjoyed with the second round on the house for the whole month of September at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge.