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Cebu Food Crawl 2016 - Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Cebu Food Crawl Marco Polo Plaza Cebu 

1st Day (last stop)

After battling the ridiculous traffic from the Old bridge of Mactan passing down to Mandaue City while we head to Cebu City's Marco Polo Plaza, a rich and sumptuous fancy meal in a five-star hotel marked a good final food destination for the day. We had our dinner reception at El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar. Guests were serenaded by a live band entertainment to prepare everyone into a dining mood in an al fresco setting. 

A lot of people would be hesitant to partake in a meal in a classic five-star hotel thinking it would be pricey. But no, one thing I've discovered is that prices on their menu are really affordable or parallel to that of restaurants in the city. Having lunch or dinner at the poolside could add to the luxury-feel when having dates or group dining but knowing the rates on the card won't hurt your pocket, it will be an ace if you caught yourself living like the elites do (sssshhhhhh)... that's our secret. 

On our third and final stop, it is where we showcased our new accessory to enhance our food porn goals. We brought our RING LIGHT tool to make sure food is captured at its best presentation. Thus, having nice quality photos even when mr. sun no longer shines. 

Since our theme during the Cebu Food Crawl 2016 is "Destination Food", we were served with some of the finest Filipino cuisines in which filled our tummies with delight.

Here are some snapshots I took when in El Viento Restaurant:

Sizzling Sisig

This Pinoy staple that's common in resto and beer bars actually captured my taste buds and thought it's my favorite among the sizzlers. Price at Php 185.00 only.

Sizzling Gambas
For a price of Php 345.00, it's a bit pricey for me but the shrimps are tender though.

Sizzling Squid
The squid meat is also soft and tender and it's perfectly marinated before it's grilled and sizzled with a special sauce concoction. The price is Php 395. What do you think?

Buttered Vegetables
For the price of Php 60, this platter of healthy greens and orange is definitely way affordable. I think you should order this too when you dine at the poolside.


Sizzling Beef Tips
Oh, I love this! This sizzler is flavorful and made love with my palate. And it's only Php 265! I would recommend you take this.

Atchara
I'm biased that I loved my mom's version of it. This one got some raisins. Taste is really subtle, not too sour. Just a perfect appetizer for me. It's only Php 30. 

A flat lay of dishes
Customized Text bibs
What a playful thought from Marco Polo Plaza Cebu with these customized bibs with printed texts.  It's like adding a pinch of seasoning to our dining experience. I guess, you should experience it too.

Below is a video where you can see our Cebu Food Crawl tool for our light enhancements during the night. 




Trivia:

El Viento is a Spanish term for The Wind
El Viento - Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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