A piece of Switzerland in Manila

Experience a piece of Switzerland as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila holds a weeklong celebration of Swiss chocolates, cheese and more at All Things Swiss from Aug. 19 to Sept. 4.

Celebrating the 725th National Swiss Day is the hotel’s very own Swiss promotion, highlighting Swiss traditions from wine and cheese to praline making and to watchmaking. Launching this is the Swiss Military Band, blaring of trumpets and horns to mark the start of the celebration today at the Grand Ballroom of the only sky hotel in Manila.  The band consists of 14 talented musicians. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General André Blattman arranged their coming to Manila for the third leg of their Asian tour, from Seoul, Beijing, and on to Singapore as they perform anthems and traditional music in various Swiss celebrations.

Marco Polo Hong Kong Executive Chef Rolf Jaeggi is flying to Manila to conduct a cooking class covering Swiss cuisine
Discover the simplicity but flavorful Swiss favorites in a cooking class with a culinary expert, Executive Chef Rolf Jaeggi, who is flying from Marco Polo Hongkong to grace the event. Bringing with him his vast international experience, Chef Rolf specializes in Swiss cuisine with over 30 years of distinguished experience with royalties and heads of states from all over the world. He will be holding a cooking class, featuring traditional dishes such as the tasty appetizer Beef Carpaccio with Beef Tartar, Quail Egg, Mache Leaves and Lemon Pepper Marinade, the tender and filling main dish Veal Zurichoise with Roesti Potatoes, and the scrumptious dessert Plum Tart with Vanilla Snaps and Whipped Cream. Learn how to do Swiss favorite dishes with Chef Rolf for only P2300.00.

Have a fine dining experience with a wide selection of Swiss dishes in a food festival at the all-day dining restaurant, Cucina, like dining on the Swiss Alps. Delight in a chocolate buffet featuring only the finest pralines. This delicious culinary experience can be enjoyed from Monday to Thursday at P1500.00 for lunch buffet and P1800.00 for dinner buffet. 

The ‘All Things Swiss’ food promotion features Switzerland’s traditional dishes along with chocolates and cheese
Enjoy the festival on a weekend from Friday to Sunday with a lunch buffet at P2300.00 or dinner buffet at P2650.00.

The celebration does not stop as Café Pronto lets guests discover the creation of the confectionary dessert with a showcase of praline making. Boxes of three, six and 12 are available for purchase.

Indulge in a Swiss cheese buffet and wine at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge. Relax and unwind the Swiss way with an unobstructed view of the Metro every night for the whole duration of All Things Swiss for P1900.00 for the cheese buffet. Swiss wines are available either by glass or by the bottle.

Watches are part of the Swiss reputation. Take a peak in the artistry of the design of delicate timepieces with a showcase of Victorinox watches, tested for its quality and timeless elegance.

Immerse yourself in an experience of the natural Switzerland in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s All Things Swiss. 

Contact (02) 720-7777 or email [email protected] for more information.  Visit or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

Topics: Swiss cuisine , Marco Polo Ortigas Manila , Rolf Jaeggi
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