Monday, April 8, 2013

Power Lunch-ing at Pan Pacific Manila Hotel

Early last March, I had one of the best lunch, which was a business lunch.  As a business-minded junkee that I am, I value the importance of a meeting over a lunch or dinner.  It just so happened that I was to meet one of the partners of PurpleLines Events-a company where I work as a freelance Event Manager.   Pan Pacific Manila Hotel had been partners with us hosting a number of events from debut to weddings.  Business lunches are important for corporate networking, hammering out business details in a social setting and meeting prospective clients wherein your image, your company's name and whatever deals are on the agenda are at stake. 
But what could be a better lunch than having the setting faced on the beautiful Manila bay, surrounded by an elegant but not stiff ambiance and sumptuous food.
And on the other side is a stretch of dishes of procured pristine meat, veggies, fruits and pastries, and serve it with the simple elegance it requires.
Begin with an array of appetizers like sushis, or quesadillas,or the fresh catch of the day given flavors.

Opt to have a healthy meal with fresh produce, being a hotel that champions in farm to plate  service.  Make your own salad with your choice of leaves, meats, cheese and dressing.
Or get something prepared already apt to your salad whim for the day.

Make sure to have a good portion of carbs to provide you with enough energy to power up the rest of the day, with a selction of fine freshly-baked breads and rice.
Feeling like having a heavy Italian lunch?  Head-on to the pasta station and have one of the chef prepare a hearty one for you, of course with your selection of pasta and sauce.
Next to the pasta grind is the meat-carving station.  US. certified Angus Beef can surely brighten your clients' day.   Have it with a soup of the day, and chef's choice of  Mediterranean cuisine dishes to have as viands or as it is.
Of course, sweeten up the business agenda with some desserts of the side.  The lounge carries quite a number of it, either with fruits, pastries or scoops of  ice creams.   

All these and a good news form our friends from Pan Pacific Manila.  
Starting this month, Pan Pacific Manila’s Pacific Lounge offers the best deal in town – the Business Lunch Buffet!
Savor the daily selections specially prepared by Chef Renato featuring an exquisite spread of international cuisine with tempting appetizers, assorted healthy salad options, soup du jour, enticing entrées, daily carving station, and a heavenly selection of sweet treats, all inclusive of brewed coffee or tea.
The Business Lunch Buffet is available from Mondays to Fridays, 12:00pm to 1:30pm at PHP 600 net per person.
For enquiries and reservations, email or call 318-0788 and ask for the Butler, of course!
Pan Pacific Manila is at M. Adriatico corner Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila.  For events and other offers, visit
The P 600 price tag may seem steep for lunch, but for a meal at one of the city's very best upscale hotel restaurants, it's a shocking value.

Need to mention also that aside from the gorgeous lunch, we also had a fantastic conversation with the hotel's Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Ms. Marga.  My husband and I loved the talk specially with how she told us of her approach to business and life with wit, wisdom, and a sense of humor. 

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