Friday, May 19, 2017


I have always been eating pork, meat and anything that you could think of that are unhealthy. I tried to eliminate rice as a form of a sacrifice last holy week but I know you bet on it. You are right, nagbalik-loob ako with rice last Easter Sunday.

What about you guys? Have you ever thought on changing your diet in your aim to being healthy? I have thought of being a Vegan once, but I guess it would entail a lot of discipline especially in my case where I am not that expert in preparing food on my table. 😑

How about a thought of shifting to vegan lifestyle? Go ahead, and try it out. Actually, last week, I was able to talk to a Vegan where she shared how she prepares her food. And honestly, I would say, it isn't complicated after all. I've met her at Marriott Hotel Manila during the launch of their amazing Vegan menus. Yes guys, Veganism has landed at Marriott Hotel Manila!

Imagine your usual vegetables reinvented by their award-winning chefs. In case you run out of ideas on where to get your plant-based cravings, you know where to go— because Vegan or not, it is a culinary treat to get your hands into – now! 

3-course Vegan Menu at Cru Steakhouse

I never thought Vegan menus can taste this good! Yes, you heard me right guys. The vegan food that I was able to try are not the typical "walang lasa" "Lasang goma" Vegan food that almost all of us expect.

We were served with a 3 course Vegan menu where Vegan has gone fancy —everything tasted just so right. 

Chickpea Falafel (appetizer)

We began with a Mediterranean appetizer — Chickpea Falafel, made more flavorful with lemon-artichoke puree and grape relish and cilantro oil.

Grilled Forest Mushroom and Leeks (Main Course)

Main course is like a “walk in the forest” with Grilled Forest Mushroom and Leeks stuffed with fresh basil gremolata, garlic crushed baby potatoes and seasoned by tomato reduction.

 Chocolate Mojito Ice Pops

The launch was around lunch time so they let us capp of our lunch with Chocolate Mojito Ice Pops made by a fine mix of coconut, mojito, lemon and of course, chocolate cake on the side. 

I swear, I never expected I would love and like vegan food as much as I did with all of these. Promise guys, you gotta try this out 'cause you might find your fine dining fix to be just a routine already. 

Babalikan nyo to guys!  

Who knows,  you might just drop your favorite “steak” at Cru Steakhouse because this wholesome 3-course vegan menu is priced at Php 1,300 only.  Vegans or not, you can now do your date night or elegant dining in the metro’s top restaurant. 

For something handy to-go, Vegan Bars takes on a spotlight at Marriott Café Bakery. These are dark and white chocolate clusters with salted pumpkin seeds for Php 450 per 200g, perfect as takeaways or giveaways. 

Chocolates used are from international brand, Felchlin Switzerland

Felchlin’s corporate pastry chef Anil Rohira flew to Manila to team up with Marriott Manila’s Executive Pastry Chef Fil Afable to enhance their creations. 

Healthy Decadence
There is no need to quit on your cakes even if you can’t go all-vegan but striving to be health-conscious.

Marriott Manila created cakes that are low in sugar and highly recommended for those with diabetes. 

You can indulge as there are 3 different cakes where you can pick your choices: 

Mango Almond Cake — a sponge cake with mango gelee and mousse 

Chocolate Sensation, a sable Breton with hazelnut and dark chocolate ornaments

Chocolate Brownie made of bourbon vanilla bean and filled with hazelnut and pecan nuts. 

These cakes are made to order at the Marriott Café Bakery and come in different sizes: 6-inch for Php 950, 8-inch for Php 1,800, and 10-inch for Php 2,200.

Going vegan doesn’t look so tough with Marriott Manila just right around the corner. Now you know where to get your nutrient-dense and healthy fix in high quality anytime.

The launch was presented to media and bloggers last May 11 at the Hub at Marriott Manila. You may view more photos HERE and a short video of what happened that day HERE.

Cru Steakhouse is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from 6pm to 10:30 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6pm to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. While, Marriott Café Bakery is located at the G/F and is open from 6am to 10:30pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.



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