Happening now: Manila's first Sustainable Seafood Week

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 16 2016 04:42 PM

Josper Grilled White Snapper with Manila Clams, Tomatoes and Chorizo. Karen Flores, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Makati Shangri-La is joining other hotels, restaurants, culinary schools and non-government organizations in participating in Manila’s first-ever Sustainable Seafood Week, an event that aims to promote sustainable practices in the sourcing of products from the sea.

Running from February 15 to 21, Sustainable Seafood Week features various workshops on aquaculture and fisheries, among others. Participating hotels and restaurants are highlighting sustainable seafood dishes on their menus as well.

On Monday, Makati Shangri-La introduced to selected media and bloggers its Sustainable Seafood Week offering at Sage, one of its restaurants. Guests can choose between a three-course lunch menu at P980++, and a five-course dinner menu for P1,980++.

The meal started with the very fresh and flavorful Parrot Fish Ceviche, followed by a juicy Josper Grilled White Snapper complemented by chorizo and a serving of Manila clams.

For dessert, Sage served the sweet yet light Caramelized Pineapple Crumble with Star Anise and Vanilla Sauce.

“The future of seafood is in the hands of our chefs and the people preparing the fish while ensuring that fresh sustainable seafood is available for our valued customers to enjoy. We call upon customers to do their share by being vigilant and conscious about the source of seafood they are eating,” said Paul Lenz, area executive chef for Shangri-La Philippine Properties.

Aside from Sage, Circles Event Café is joining Sustainable Seafood Week by offering an additional menu consisting of fresh sushi and sashimi, Cajun-style Skipjack Tuna with Tomato Chili Salsa, Smoked Mackerel, Cuttlefish Adobo, Giant Trevally in Salt Crust, Parrot Fish with Black Bean Sauce, Flying Fish Escabeche, Purse-Eyed Scad Paksiw and White Snapper Fillet with Potatoes Leek Slaw. 

Other participating hotels and restaurants include Marriott Manila, Edsa Shangri-La, The Peninsula Manila, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, New World Makati Hotel, Raffles Makati, Fairmont Makati, Catch and Hooch.

Here’s a look at the programs lined up for Sustainable Seafood Week, which organizers hope will be an annual event in Manila:

February 16 (Tuesday) 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Technical Workshop – Aquaculture at The Peninsula Manila

February 17 (Wednesday)

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Technical Workshop: Fisheries at Enderun School

February 18 (Thursday)

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Rare Workshop: From the Fisher to the Diner at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

February 19 (Friday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Masterclass Disciples Escoffier at Brera Acacia

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Rare Workshop: From the Fisher to the Diner at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

February 20 (Saturday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Thai Masterclass at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

February 21 (Sunday)

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Closing event at The Peninsula Manila