Unlimited Wine and Appetizer Buffet at Vu's Sky Bar Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Much has been said about the controversy surrounding “Unli Rice” in recent months. While I support the purveyors of the unlimited rice movement, I must admit that I’m more interested in a different kind of free-flowing fare.

Appetizer Buffet at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge

Unlimited wine and beer plus an appetizer buffet with bread, cheese, cold cuts and salads.

Need I say more? The Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers an Aperitivo Buffet from Thursday to Saturday for only Php 899.

The pre-dinner spread is inspired by the Italian aperitivo, a pre-dinner ritual meant to whet one’s appetite. Frankly though, after a few glasses of wine and a couple of hours indulging in this buffet, I’m not certain that dinner will be on your mind.

Vu’s selection of red and white wine

They served a crisp, white wine from Italy and a California red. I’m not a wine expert but I’ve tried enough labels to know that these were chosen well. They are clearly not full-bodied and heavy so they don’t weigh you down before dinner. On the other hand, these are fairly young wines that are meant to serve the purpose of getting your system ready for a hearty supper.

The buffet starts off with a salad bar. The fresh, vibrant greens are paired with a selection of salad dressings. Take your pick and build your own salad.

Salad Bar

If you’re looking for something heavier, there is also a selection of pasta salads and couscous:

Italian Fusilli Salad
Mediterranean Couscous salad

Sticking to the Mediterranean vibe, there are bowls of marinated olives, peppers and artichokes swimming in olive oil. Healthy but extremely decadent at the same time!

If you are hankering for some carbs, Don’t worry, there’s no shortage of our starchy friends either. There’s a potato salad and a selection of freshly baked bread:

Selection of freshly baked bread (c)Joyrneytolife

Where there is bread, there should also be cold cuts and cheese. I know I have been going on about the light selections here but in the interest of full disclosure, I gravitated more towards the cheese platter and cold cuts.

On a clear day, the sunset can be enjoyed from the outside seating area. In the early evening,  you can also see the twinkling lights of the Ortigas CBD and the surrounding residential areas. We went on a gloomy day but the view from the 45th floor deck was still captivating.

Don’t just take my word for it, take your happy hour to a whole new level and enjoy this great deal. If you’re looking for something more wholesome, you can also enjoy afternoon tea at the Connect Lounge at the Marco Polo Hotel.

Read all about it here: Get Kate Middleton Vibes with Afternoon Tea at Connect Lounge, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge is located at the 45th floor of the Marco Polo Ortigas Center Manila.

View their full menu in Zomato:
VU's Sky Bar and Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato