Monday, April 3, 2017

Before Sunset: Aperitivo at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge

A bar with altitude. When the sun sets, head 45 floors above the metro for a classic tipple with a view... Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila's impressive Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge. Enjoy the panoramic and unobstructed 180-degree view of the metro with your favorite cocktail, tapas and a sunset with Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge's Aperitivo, it's happy hour with an Italian flair and a sunset. Drawing inspiration from the traditional Anti Pasti Misto Buffet, Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge takes pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers 45 floors up for unique experience.

Recently awarded with the coveted 2017 Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila continues to aim high with a novel first-of-its-kind sky bar and lounge 45 floors above the metro. Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge is the spot to catch the sunset, with its modern and contemporary design, cutting edge sound system, cool vibe, handcrafted cocktails and savory tapas, it's definitely the place to be before sunset this side of the metro. 

Inside Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge, the spacious interiors are elegantly enclosed in panoramic glass windows for astonishing views of the cityscape, and when you're 45 floors up, the scenic vistas changes your perspective with a few more cocktails...

But the best views at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge is definitely the al fresco areas, and it's definitely the spot the watch the sunset with a refreshing cocktail.

Pair your cocktails with a wide array of well-curated tasty bites including Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, and Filipino flavors, lavishly set up at the al fresco area.

With Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge's Aperitivo, guests can enjoy an impressive spread of imported cheeses, charcuterie, cold cuts, croquettes, and pizzas with a selection of fine wine, just what you need to enjoy the setting sun on the distant horizon.

You'll also find Marco Polo's distinctive and colorful Baguettes, in Corn, Parsley, Squid Ink, and Tomato flavors (more on these tasty baguettes on my previous post, Afternoon Tea High Up at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Connect Lounge).

Under the helm of new Executive Chef Alisdair Bletcher, the repertoire of tasty dishes for Aperitivo with include refreshing salads, like the Marinated Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Eggplant, and Capsicum (R) and more for an elegant spin on tapas and happy hour.

Enjoy the day's freshest catch with Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge's impressive seafood selections, like the Smoked Salmon and Cheese Roulade, perfect with a glass of chilled white wine.

With some refreshing tapas on your table, wash it all down with Marco Polo's soothing signature Earl Grape Iced Tea (R), or their inventive cocktails like the Divine Mousike, Lychee Martini, and Mango Daiquiri. Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila also recently launched their latest signature cocktail...

The Sapphire Road, named after the hotel's street location, is a refreshing blend of brandy, calamansi, mint eaves, Palawan honey, and beer topped with crushed ice and garnished with calamansi. Mildly sweet and tart with just the right bite from the brandy and the beer, Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila's Sapphire Road is the perfect first drink at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge.

You can also choose from the selection of fine wines and beer, including both local and imported premium beer at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge, and the friendly staff will be more than glad to assist you. 

And as the sun slowly sets, the metro is slowly illuminated with its own lights transforming the cityscape. And man, it really looks good up here. High above from the bustling traffic with a refreshing cocktail, you just don't want to be anywhere else. 

One more for the road with The Sapphire Road...

...and one more celebratory toast with good vibes all around...

...and it's time for another round of tasty bites at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge. Nothing quite like an ice-cold beer paired with the classic Tokwa't Baboy with fresh chili and spring onions...

...or the equally savory Salpicao, with fork-tender beef cooked in olive oil and loads of garlic.

Not to be missed is Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge's Sisig Pizza for a slice of comforting pork love. Go for another round and another slice, it's all good up here at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge.

And why not stay a while. At Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge, it's all about good times. And good vibes. Let the metro traffic settle down, and go have another cocktail. And enjoy the cool breeze 45 floors above the metro. 

At Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge's Aperitivo, enjoy happy hour with attitude, make that altitude, after all, there's nothing quite like soothing cocktails and tasty tapas 45 floors above the metro...

Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge is located at the 45th Floor of Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila, Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Centre, Pasig, or call (632) 720-7777 for inquiries and reservations.

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