Sustainable Seafood Philippines launched 2018 with a seafood feast at Marriott Manila’s Grand Ballroom last February 28. This years festivities stretched over a 2-week period to accommodate the growing number of partners in the F&B industry.

The opening event showcased the culinary works from the numerous hotels, restaurants, and schools involved in the program.

1. New World Hotels

AG New World Manila Bay and New World Makati had undoubtedly garnered the most attention this year with an impressive display of fresh plump oysters. Being by the entrance had its advantages, but they surely made people stay with bites such as the torched Aburi scallops, Japanese-style oysters, and the tuna belly risotto.

March 1, 2018, 2pm to 7pm
Tom Epperson Photo Exhibit and Rare WS

March 5, 2018, 11am to 2pm
Oyster Shucking Competition
New World Hotel, Makati

AG New World Manila Bay booth

Fresh Oysters – New World Hotel Makati

Tuna Belly – AG New World Manila Bay

2. The Discovery Leisure Co.

The Discovery group brings in their head chefs from Discovery Suites in Ortigas, Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay, and Discovery Primea in Makati, to prepare a tasty seafood boodle.

Seafood Boodle by the Discovery Group of Hotels
Chefs of (from left) Discovery Hotels and New World Hotels pose for a group photo.
Seafood Boodle from the chefs of The Discovery Leisure Company at the 2018 launch of Sustainable Seafood Week Philippines.

February 27, 2018, 3pm to 6pm
Discovery Suite Oritgas
CSR Asia Workshop

3. Conrad Manila

Hilton hotels’ luxury brand, Conrad Manila, presents a spectacular seafood dim sum topped gold leaf and seafood appetiser. 

4. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Chefs from all 3 Shangri-La Hotels in Manila brought in their best, Chef Carlo Huerta of Samba, Shangri-La Fort made Ceviche de Atun and Tamale de Camaron.

Ceviche de Atun

Makati Shangri-La prepared a Crispy Balls with Selva Black Tiger Prawns on a champagne flute with sauce. Edsa Shangri-La had a seafood risotto.

Crispy Balls with Selva Black Tiger Prawn by Makati Shangri-La Hotel

5. Accor Hotels

Joy Nostalg Hotel and Suites (Formerly known as Oakwood Premier Joy Nostalg Center) having only recently joined the Accor group on the last quarter 2017 did not deter them from putting up a display of dishes that support sustainable seafood. We’re looking forward to their creations on the 2019 edition of the Sustainable Seafood Week, as they cultivate their new menu with sustainable seafood in mind. They presented Selva Shrimp® a premium-quality black tiger prawns naturally raised in mangrove forests with their Shrimp and Potato dish.

Shrimp with Potato by Joy Nostalg Nostalg

Mercure Ortigas

Aguachile de Camaron in Ube Cone – Joy Nostalg

Raffles Makati had the team of Mirèio prepare a simple salmon and soy sample that played with the freshness of the fish, flavoured with Chinese-style steamed soy fish sauce.

Raffles Makati

The Accor group also includes Fairmont Makati, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, and Novotel Manila Araneta Center, each property showcasing the uses of sustainable seafood from accredited suppliers and organizations who work hand in hand with local fishermen to maintain the sustainability of the Philippine seas.

Sofitel Manila

Also in attendance this year are some of Metro Manila’s top schools known for their culinary education.

Culinary students of Enderun Colleges presented a simple risotto crowned with a fresh shrimp, properly expressing the theme of the event, fresh seafood.

Check out all the exciting activities and special dishes that will be featured during Sustainable Seafood Week 2018 from February 26 to March 15.  Support the seas by being more conscious about where the seafood we eat are sourced.


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