Marco Polo Ortigas Manila partners with Slow Food Philippines in linking good food with local communities, as we preserve local food culture and tradition.
Locally Green: Reviving Traditions, Rediscovering Good Food is a collaboration of the hotel’s world-class chefs 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 line-up of dishes at Cucina, they will also be aware 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.