Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ocean’s Surf at Marriott Cafe : A Weekend Treat

I was having second thoughts when Friday finally arrived and I had this invitation from Marriott to try their Ocean's Surf located at Marriott Cafe. As usual, I had a lot of work to do and going to food blog events like this usually takes time since I'll be coming from the south and I would have to commute all the way to Newport City. I'm also afraid of riding cabs on my own and it was getting dark so I thought of just waiting for Peter to finish work so we can go together. Anyway, it's a buffet, meaning there'll be a ton of food to taste even if we get there late. Marriott has never failed me so far when it comes to their yummy food offerings which was why I was really looking forward to enjoying all the seafood, pasta and desserts my diet will allow me.

Char Sui of Salmon with Crab Gribiche

Finally, after braving the 1-hour traffic from Ayala to Edsa, after getting caught by policemen because we turned at a seemingly u-turn slot fronting Resorts World (the sign says in big bold letters "U-Turn SLOT", then under that, there's another word in tiny fonts saying "ahead". Heck, if the policemen were really doing their jobs, they'd station themselves near the sign to prevent cars from turning there rather than waiting at the other side of the road to catch victims of this stressful MMDA ploy. Better yet, they should've just taken out that stupid sign in the first place. It's very confusing especially at night. In fact, that evening, there were three cars inlcuding ours who got caught by the MMDA coz of that stupid road sign. On the other hand, I think it was because of the negative emotions caused by the traffic we were feeling earlier which caused us to attract this incident. I believe in the law of attraction and I should've known better. Right then and there, Peter and I shrugged the negativity off so we can start enjoying our evening together.

Hibachi river prawns with Thai herbs and red chili sauce

When we finally got to Marriott and started tasting many of the dishes on the Ocean Surf menu, I offered a silent prayer of thanks to the universe because Marriott did serve a variety of scrumptious , delectable and tasty seafood dishes that night. It made the hassle we went through earlier that evening so much more worth it.

Below is the food selection for their Ocean Surf Buffet:

Seafood appetizer Buffet
Lavish arrangement of fresh rock lobsters, oysters, clams, shrimps
Seafood salads and appetizer

Japanese Section
Selection of fresh sushi and sashimi
Nori and California rolls
With condiments and sides

American salad bar with crispy greens and condiments

Food Variety at the Hot line

Steamed or grilled
Wide spread of seafood in any shape
Prepared blanched in delicious shell fish broth or grilled with various dips and sauces

Carving station
Juicy roasts from beef and lamb
Fresh from Rotisserie
Catch of the day

Soup counter
Lobster bisque with red crabmeat

Pasta al gusto
An all-time favorite, create your own dish
Stuffed ravioli with shrimps
Homemade Tortellini with Tune mousse

Chinese barbecue and dim sum
Watch the talented Dim Sum Chef and try his freshly prepared dim sum
BBQ pork and marinated chicken and Beijing style duck
Live shrimps cooked a la minute

Assorted bread’s and crusty rolls

Fruit arrangement with whole and sliced fruits

Decadent dessert arrangement
Italian ice cream bar
The chocolate fondue
“Dip It”, pineapple and other fruity things covered in premium chocolate

All of these heavenly treats at Ocean’s Surf are available every Friday and Saturday, dinner time, at PHP 1,750nett for adults and PHP 875nett for children. Children below 12 get in for half the price while children below 6 get in for free! Isn't this exciting? You can bring your whole family and enjoy all these fantastic food selections!

So plan your weekend with Marriott now!

Marriott Cafe is ideally located at the lobby of Marriott Hotel Manila. Open daily from 6:30am to 11:00pm it offers a sumptuous local and international breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner buffet and irresistible a la carte menu. For more information and reservations, please call (632)988-9999, find us on face book or visit

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