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Have a magical Sunday brunch at Marriott Cafe

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

For Filipinos, Sundays are that special day you set aside to wake up late and spend with family and loved ones. That is why Marriott Manila is making Sunday brunch extra special by extending M Cafe’s menu to include bigger, heavier selections. A smorgasbord of choices ranging from pancakes to French toast to pasta, await diners. Meat lovers will be delighted to know that selections from CRU Steakhouse is included in the menu.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

If that’s not enough, head over to the Bloody Mary Bar for alcohol to compliment your steak. According to Marriott, there are 14 stations all in all. But actually being there, it actually feels like there are more. You can find the full menu at the bottom of this post.

Oh, and did I mention there’s magic too? Actually there’s two! Read on.

Cru’s Steakhouse: therein lies the rib!

When I got there I headed straight for CRU Steakhouse where I was greeted by grilled vegetables and generous servings of foie gras. On the grill, pieces of Australian rib eye and tenderloin steak were being sizzling.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

The foie gras was coated in flour and fried in butter. Personally I would have wanted to have the outer crust burnt to a crisp. It is, and always will be, among the most expensively delectable pieces atery blockers that I have ever tasted.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

The rib eye and tenderloin was cut into thin, small pieces – too small to appreciate, in my opinion. If you know your steak it should make more sense to request for a bigger piece.

Relieve that pasta craving at Antonio’s

From there I went over to Antonio’s, the pasta bar, and ordered their best seller the salmon ravioli. Although the salmon was good, I found it to be a little too salty, so I next asked for red sauce pasta with shrimps.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

They use freshly made pasta and real tomato sauce, which contributed to its rich flavour. Although I still found it a little too salty, it wasn’t as overbearing as the salmon ravioli.

No adobo? Try the kalderetang kambing!

My favorite Marriott Cafe dish has always been the adobo. It wasn’t available at the time because the menu gets rotated all the time. So, I went ahead and tried the kalderetang kambing (stewed goat meat), which turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

The goat meat was very tender and tasty, and my friend Azrael readily agreed with me.

Did we mention there’s magic?

To complete the experience, a pantomime went around the dining area performing magic tricks. He brought laughter and smiles to patrons wherever he went, which helped relax and lighten up the mood.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

That’s not all! Head over to the chocolate bar and you’ll find a chocolate statue — but don’t try to eat her, she’s not edible! It’s actually a real person coated in chocolate. How often do you get to talk to living, breathing candy?

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

Overall the entire Sunday Brunch experience at Marriott Cafe is a delight that will surely bring fond memories to friends and families in the Metro.

Marriott Café Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.

Marriott Cafe Sunday Brunch Menu

LIVE OYSTER BAR

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Live oysters
  • Shallot vinaigrette
  • Green apple and cider vinaigrette
  • Dill and lime vinaigrette
  • Classic Thai anchovy namprik
  • Lime wedges and lemon wedges
  • Tabasco sauce green and red
  • Thai sriracha sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Swedish caviar black
  • Salmon caviar
  • Decoration: big bowl of lemon and big bowl of lime

CHILLED SEAFOOD

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Small lobster
  • Tiger prawns
  • Extra large New Zealand mussels
  • Blue crab
  • Three kinds of Aioli (same ones that we give for puppus from the new a la carte menu)
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Thai seafood sauce
  • Mango salsa

SASHIMI AND WICKED ROLLS

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Marriott Café  inspired rolls made at site with condiments
  • Sashimi : tuna, salmon, octopus,
  • Individual small miniatures of: cold soba with seaweed, niku tataki, Japanese small cuttle fish salad

SALAD BAR

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse
Guests will have a wide variety of marinated seafood, marinated meats, crisp salad greens and vegetables to choose from.

  • Large leaf lettuce: Iceberg, romaine, red oak,
  • Small leaf lettuce:  Wild rocket, watercress, , Bai bua bok leaves, baby spinach local
  • Greens and veggies: snow peas, asparagus, celery, broccolini, Holland cucumber, red radish, cherry tomatoes, yellow corn kernels
  • Sprouts: mung sprouts, soy bean sprouts
  • Lentils: chickpeas, kidney beans, broad beans, yellow lentil
  • Roasted Veggies: bay carrot, baby beetroots, pumpkin yellow, roasted yellow and red peppers, baby potatoes, slow roasted tomatoes (same like breakfast), roasted eggplant, grilled zucchini
  • Herbs: mint, coriander, basil, Thai basil, oregano, thyme
  • Marinated seafood: shrimps, squids, local clam meat, local mussel meat, crab meat, canned tuna,
  • Marinated meats: roast beef slices, pastrami, smoked chicken, smoked duck
  • Vinaigrettes: French, Shallot and red wine, Italian basil and lemon
  • Dressing: thousand island, mayonnaise, yogurt and mint, , blue cheese and walnut, ceasar    
  • Toppings: bacon bits, parmesan shavings, chili flakes, fried shallots, fried garlic flakes, almond flakes, croutons, walnuts, green olives, capers, black olives, feta in olive oil,

GOURMET SALUMIERE

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse
Selection of premium ham and Italian charcuterie:

  • Italian ham
  • Coppa
  • Home made duck liver terrine
  • Salami
  • Smoked salmon
  • Cured tandoori rubbed salmon
  • Condiments: gherkins, capers, sour cream with dill, pickled red onion rings, sliced jalapeno, baguette chips, thin  rye bread chips, large foccaccia bread on board with knife,

FOIE GRAS

Pan grilled live on large cast iron skillet

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Condiments:  chutney, watermelon chutney, wine poached pears, mixed berry compote, orange Sunkist orange compote, rocket leaves, pepper mill, Truffle salt,  large loaf of brioche on a chopping board already cut

CHEESE STUDIO

With local specialty from Davao

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

Condiments: pineapple chutney, watermelon chutney, dry fruits (4 kinds), glass jars with whole walnuts, almonds,

  • Large cutting board with crisp baguette,  lavoche stick, walnut bread loaf

CHOWDER

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse
Fresh live mussels, manila clams, cooked in front of the guest with wines and signatures sauces and toppings and served in small pots with crusty French baguette. This will actually replace the soup station…. Cooked in batches.. 2 recipes per Sunday..one for clams and one for mussels… sauces eg: chowder, tomyum, tomato and chorizo etc

CARVERY

The carving counter will focus on Australian prime rib along with roasted lamb served with sauces, condiments and salsas

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • 8 to 10 kg Australian rib eye roast
  • Traditional lechon
  • Condiments: Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, fresh horseradish cream, mint jelly, khimchi, basil mustard, Thai beef sauce, mango and red chili salsa,
  • Sauces warm: same as CRU
  • In large cast iron pan: slow roasted root baby vegetables tossed in olive oil: all same as from a la carte(baby beetroot, baby radish white, baby carrots, white onions, garlic pods

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

ANTONIO’S

Unlike the usual pasta bar, this Italian section will feature specialties like hand filed pumpkin tortellini’s, spinach gnocchi, salmon and cream cheese ravioli with truffle paste, risotto made to order with crab meat and fresh truffles . Classic home style cooking combined with seasonal fresh high end products. Run it like a small bistro. Menus changes every week.  Not more than 4 specials each week.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Pasta: Pumpkin tortellini, spinach gnocchi, salmon ravioli, plain risotto
  • Condiments: crab meat, shrimps, bacon, chorizo, chopped garlic, chopped shallots, chopped chilies, basil leaves whole, rocket leaves, sage leaves, smoked salmon, oregano, white wine, butter, stock, mushrooms, roasted peppers, olive oil cooked asparagus, cream , black olives
  • Sauces: marinara sauce, pesto cream sauce
  • Toppings: red chili flakes, parmesan shavings, pepper mill, extra virgin olive oil

CHINESE

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • BBQ: Suckling Pig, Roast Duck, Soy Chicken, Hainan Chicken, Pork Knuckles, Pork Asado
  • Condiments: Hoisin Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Plum Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Light Soy Sauce
  • Noodle Station: Vermicelli Noodle, Fresh Egg Noodle, Fried Egg Noodle, Fresh Hofan Noodle
  • Condiments: Boiled Shrimps, Boiled Fish, Fish Balls, Squid Balls, Beef Balls, Chicken Breast, Beef Strips, Spring Onions, Bean Sprout, Kailan Leaves, Chinese Cabbage, Bok-Choy Leaves, Onion Leeks, Sesame Oil, Calamansi, Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce, Fried Garlic, Chili Paste, Chili Flakes

YAKITORI

Classic Japanese grill using mainly different chicken parts.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

We will use the large satay grill for this purpose.

  • Nice white bowls with all different skewers for display

Menu: all meats should be brushed with tare sauce (mirin, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, sake)

  • hāto or kokoro : chicken heart
  • rebā  chicken liver
  • Zuri : chicken gizzard
  • tsukune :  chicken meatballs
  • (tori)kawa : chicken skin, grilled until crispy
  • tebasaki :  chicken wing
  • nankotsu :  chicken cartilage

Condiments: Japanese red radish pickle, Japanese radish yellow pickle, Japanese ginger, finely chopped spring onions, ichimi (japanese pe

TANDOOR

Featuring the classic tandoori chicken, Dal makhani and fresh classic plain and garlic nan with chutneys

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Tandoori Chicken :One kind of chicken drumsticks with red marination
  • Chicken tikka : One chicken hip boneless with tikka marinations
  • Fresh garlic nan and plain nan made to order
  • Large stone ware container with classic dal makhani

Condiments: mint chutney, sweet mango chutney, mango pickle, pickled red onions, roasted pappadums, cucumber and garlic raita

MC SIGNATURES

This section will be the hot line future western and Filipino classic

4 kinds western classics

3 kinds Filipino classics

CRU Steak house

This will be a specialty meat & seafood grill featuring ONLY grain OR grass fed Angus beef from Australia (choice cuts ONLY) and local seafood

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Australian Rib eye and strip lion steak
  • Grilled tiger prawns
  • Grilled calamari
  • Lapu lapu fish
  • 3 marinations: one Asian, one Mediterranean, one European
  • In CRU kitchen : mash potato, roasted pumpkin, grilled asparagus, grilled corn, grilled tomato, grilled leeks
  • Sauces: fresh tarragon béarnaise , fresh horse radish cream, mushroom sauce, pepper sauce , red wine sauce
  • Condiments: 3 kinds of mustards, 3 kinds of herb butter , large bowl with crusty bread rolls

BAKERY AND PASTRIES

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Great selection of fresh home made cheese cakes, pies, flans in oversized pots and copper pans, very rustic home style
  • Selection of pralines, chocolate fountain, chocolate pastries, chocolate brownies,

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

DESSERT

Vast selection of MC classics all displayed separately in PDR 3

BLOODY MARY BAR

In CRU PDR1 (connecting CRU to MC) a manned Martini Bar will be set up where guests can have their personalized Bloody Mary shaken.

Marriott Manila Sunday Brunch Cru Steakhouse

  • Vodka
  • Tomatoes
  • Worcestershire Sauce, Piri Piri sauce, Tabasco red
  • Celery, Olive, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, celery salt

Marriott Cafe Sunday Brunch photos

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