Sabores de Espana

Sumptuous Spanish cuisine in Marco Polo Cebu’s Sabores de Espana

Sumptuous paella valenciana

Sumptuous paella valenciana

Sumptuous paella valenciana, fabadas, pescado en salsa verde, sopa de mariscos… I could enumerate the rest of the delectable spanish dishes that I enjoyed at Cafe Marco but it would be better if you try, see and taste it for yourself.

Like the previous culinary journeys that I’ve featured, Cafe Marco this month focuses on select Spanish dishes for the next ten days (until May 3) for Sabores de Espana. What’s more, in support of Madrid Fusion that is currently happening in Makati City, Cafe Marco has its own Calle Tapas offering a variety of tapas, from boquerones to tortillas, to croquetas.

I really enjoyed the paella, with its rich and flavorful rice that has been infused with seafood and oh, so garlicky chorizo. You can’t go wrong with this dish. The sopa de mariscos was also hearty and filling while I loved the herby taste of the pescado en salsa verde.

I enjoyed the tapas. Although I was almost full, I still had space for a few more. I smiled and savored the delicious prosciutto wrapped around finger slices of melon which reminded me of the delicious treat that a friend served me in Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain. The crab tartlets were also good.

And lastly, had a few of tarta de santiago (with almonds). The crema catalana, akin to creme brulee was also good and highly recommended. Do cap your lunch or dinner with a glass of mango sangria.

Fabadas (beans and chorizo casserole)

Fabadas (beans and chorizo casserole)

Pescado en salsa verde (maya-maya fish fillet in green herb sauce)

Pescado en salsa verde (maya-maya fish fillet in green herb sauce)

Prosciutto wrapped around slices of melon

Prosciutto wrapped around slices of melon

A slicee of ube and chocolate cake, tarta de santiago and cream catalana

A slicee of ube and chocolate cake, tarta de santiago and cream catalana

Left, Crisanto with a paella valenciana; right, as part of the Sabores de Espana culinary journey, you get to enjoy these three kinds of sangria including mango on top of the usual bottles of the wine buffet

Left, Crisanto with a paella valenciana; right, as part of the Sabores de Espana culinary journey, you get to enjoy these three kinds of sangria including mango on top of the usual bottles of the wine buffet

Different tapas on offer

Different tapas on offer

Sabores de Espana
Currently ongoing till May 3, 2015
Cafe Marco
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
http://marcopoloplazacebu.com/
Cebu +63 32 2531111 or Manila +63 2 8871263

Photos taken using LG G3

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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