Sundays are usually spent at home with the family or else have lunch out somewhere inexpensive, but this Sunday, the sales staff of the Marriott Hotel Manila, where my wife works, was treated to a Sunday brunch at the Marriott Cafe. Being a family day, we tagged along with my wife to have our brunch there too.
The adult family members of the Marriott associates are entitled to a 50% discount, while children (not sure up to what age) get another 50% off. So, the price we had to pay for such a wide spread of dishes was reasonable enough.
First, there is the bread/cheese/cold cuts section which I totally skipped but which my daughter visited thrice to get their bread rolls with butter.
Of course, being a meat lover, I didn't miss out on the carvery. I got some lechon and roast beef. There is also roast lamb but I skipped it to try out the other sections.
There is also a Japanese food section with lots of sushi and makis. I was looking for some teppanyaki and ebi tempura but didn't seem to find any. I satisfied myself with some california maki instead.
The Chinese food section offers a variety of dimsums, hainanese chicken and roast chicken. It also has roast duck and a suckling pig. The skin is really crispy but resisted the temptation to have more as I am sure it's very high in cholesterol, ha ha ha.
A martini bar can be found in a room leading to the Cru Steakhouse where cocktails like martini and bloody mary are prepared.
Finally, dessert! You can have chocolate in the chocolate room, from pralines to truffles to chcolate fountain and pastries.
|chocolate chef having a retouch|
|angel having a photo op with the chocolate chef|
|chocolates on a chocolate table top|
Or you can have all the gelato you want with any toppings of your choice.
I forgot to mention that there are also bottomless drinks, with your choice of lemon and strawberry iced tea, milk shake and chocolate milk.
Kids can have glitter tattoo and go to the play area if they're already bored or after having their brunch.
Sunday brunch starts at 11:30 AM and is open until 3 PM.