While guests enjoy the line-up of dishes at Cucina, they will also be aware of the movement.
'Slow Food' dining at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
(philstar.com) - June 1, 2018 - 1:25pm

MANILA, Philippines — As Marco Polo Ortigas Manila preserves local food culture and traditions partners, it partners with Slow Food Philippines to link good food with local communities.

In “Locally Green: Reviving Traditions, Rediscovering Good Food,” the hotel’s world-class chefs collaborates with Slow Food Philippines’ farmers, fisher folks, artisans, chefs and producers who harvest indigenous and/or endangered ingredients from all over the country.

While guests enjoy the lineup of dishes at Cucina, they will learn of the movement that is practiced in over 100 countries, with over 100,000 members who are working for good, clean and fair food.

“We believe in Slow Food’s thrust of preventing the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract fast food, and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how their food choices affect the world,” says Stuart Stancombe, director of Restaurants, Bars and Events.

“The food in our country is as diverse as our islands. Sadly, not a lot of people are aware that some local ingredients are endangered. We are slowly losing our traditions. The farmers will not produce them if there is no interest. We want our children to enjoy them, too. We are grateful for Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s support in our advocacy,” shares Paula Aberasturi, president of Slow Food Philippines.

Cucina will serve provincial and regional specialities starting with the Pampanga Edition.

“Locally Green: Reviving Traditions, Rediscovering Good Food” is a new and ingenious way to learn about mindful consumption because food choices affect not just the members of the family but also the community and country as well.


To know more about Cucina and the hotel, visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow the Hotel in Facebook at facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

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