08 August 2015, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu – Foundation of the Swiss Confederacy/Switzerland Independence Day was celebrated in Cebu with dancing, fun and Swiss food goodness. Attended by many Swiss Nationals living in the metro with their Filipino family and friends, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu pointed out that the occasion is a celebration of Swiss-Filipino friendship too.

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Set in a beautiful tent installation, Swiss National and former Marco Polo Plaza Hotel General Manager Hans Hauri opened the program with a welcome note and followed by an inspirational message from the Ambassador of Switzerland, His Excellency Ivo Sieber.

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Cafe Marco whipped up a great Swiss feast for the guests. Swiss dinner spread included choices of cheese, Swiss favorite dishes and of course, a wide assortment of chocolates and desserts!

Geraucherter Schinken/Smoked Ham and Fleisch Kase were among the Swiss dishes that guests lined and queued up for. I went back for a second serving of the Swiss smoked ham, and yes, it’s good! 🙂

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Raffle Prizes were also given away to guests, including a round airfare ticket to Switzerland via Cathay Pacific.

For more information about Swiss National Day in Cebu or other events at Marco Polo Plaza, you can contact them through (032) 253-1111 (local 8249) or email fb@marcopolocebu.com.