Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Marriott Manila Goes Green with Organic Revolution

Raising the flag heralds the start of the organic revolution

Nothing is more healthier (and tastier) than eating organic food.  That's why Marriott Manila offers a choice for health enthusiasts in healthy dining.  As part of it's corporate social responsibility and desire to offer its customer healthy options, it has gone green and joined the organic revolution.

Here is the press release from Marriott Manila about it:


Marriott Manila Goes Green with Organic Revolution

Marriott Manila invites everyone to join the revolution—the organic revolution, that is!

With its commitment to serve and develop communities, Marriott Manila is going the extra mile by showcasing locally grown produce and humanely raised meats in partnership with the Bautista Organica farm in Nasugbu, Batangas. Marriott Manila’s chefs, headed by Executive Chef Meik Brammer, took some time off the kitchen to sow and plant the organic seeds themselves in the farm. The seeds brought from the farmers will be tended without the use of any unnatural fertilizer and synthetic pesticides, making the crops it will yield 100% organic.

Chef Meik and Chef Rej checks the vines that trails the trellis

Chef Rej hand-sows the seeds

The community joins in planting the seeds

Ideally located in Nasugbu, Batangas, the Bautista Organic Farm is a mere two-hour drive away from Manila. It is run by local farmers who also craft and sell the organic seeds which Marriott Manila bought for starters. Aside from fruit, herbs, and vegetables, chickens and other farm animals are also raised ethically raised in this farm, given with natural feeds and allowed to roam. These animals will then qualify as organic and more healthful, including its by-products, like the eggs from the chickens and the milk from the goats and cows.

The harvested crops will not only sustain some of the hotel’s fresh produce needs, but also will be transformed into special delectable dishes for the “Organic Station” of Marriott CafĂ©’s dinner buffet from Sundays to Thursdays for the whole month of April.

Chef Rej uproots an organic carrot

Leafy greens grow perfectly assisted only with hemp trellis

Organic eggplant grows beautifully without the use of harmful pesticides and crop enhancers

Other unique organic offerings will be available the whole month of April at The Greatroom. The Organic Tropical Cocktails are special blends made with local organic tropical fruits and herbs for P290 nett each. The Jungle Banana Colada, Lemon Grass and Passion Fruit, and Mango, Ginger Mojito are concocted without any unnatural additives. These drinks taste so sinfully delicious; no one would believe they are also healthful.

For a grander organic option, the CRU Steakhouse presents the “Organic Farm Wine Dinner” where one can have a lovely four-course, full organic dinner with wines to match for only P2,700, on April 25, 2013 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. It is a showcase of the harvested ingredients transformed by CRU Steakhouse’s Chef Rej Cassanova into delectable creations, paired with the perfect wine from the Philippine Wine Merchants.

The availability of these organic offerings at Marriott Manila will not only provide diners of more healthful, equally delectable options that would surely tickle everyone’s fancy, but also help create a general public awareness of a more sustainable, enjoyable, lifestyle option. So join the revolution now!

For “Organic Farm Wine Dinner” reservations, call 9889999.


Marriott Hotel Manila is set in the world class tourism complex of Resorts World Manila. Ideally located in Newport City across NAIA Terminal 3 the hotel is a mere 15-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City and Makati Business District. Blessed with a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest rooms that offers luxurious bedding, high-speed internet, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system. Hotel facilities include Quan Spa, 6 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, 5 superb restaurants, outdoor pool and a health club.

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Credits: Photos and text provided by Marriott Manila

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