An evening of memories and indulgence at Pan Pacific Manila’s 20 years


Pan Pacific Manila, the first and finest Butler Hotel in the Philippines, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year having officially opened to the global community in 1998.  To mark this momentous occasion, Pan Pacific Manila hosted an anniversary dinner filled with nostalgia and delightful gastronomic showcase last May 16 at the famed Pacific Lounge attended by some of the country’s key influencer.

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Pan Pacific Manila Executive Team Toast

Hosted by Jay Marquez of The Company, the black-tie event began at 7:00 p.m. with a pre-dinner cocktail where guests enjoyed succulent hors d’oeuvres amidst the hotel’s photo exhibit. Following the cocktail reception, Mr. Richard Masselin, General Manager of Pan Pacific Manila, welcomed the guests with his inspiring speech about the hotel’s milestones over the years. The Philippine Philharmonic Ensemble then serenades with their musical rendition classic favorites as the hotel’s culinary team treated gala guests to a 6-course set dinner reminiscent of some of the hotel’s best cuisine over the years.

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Richard Masselin Opening Speech

The dinner started with an Amuse Bouche of Tuna Tartare en “Habit Vert” followed by an appetizer of Terrine of Salmon, Seared Scallop on Capsicum Coulis Poached Shrimp in Green Emulsion. Soup of the night was Spinach Veloute with Peppered Goat Cheese followed by a Sorbet of Green Mango with Crispy Parma. Main highlight of the gustatory display was Red Wine Braised Beef and Sweetbreads, Fricassee of Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle in Herbs and Garlic. Capping of the evening in a sweet note is the hotel’s Signature Mango Tart, Spring Fresh Banana and Chocolate Moelleux Assorted Berries, Almond Short Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce and Fruit Coulis.

Pan Pacific Manila Philippine Philharmonic Ensemble
Philippine Philharmonic Ensemble

Pan Pacific Manila first opened its doors on April 21, 1998, marking the official launch of the Pan Pacific brand to the country. Pan Pacific is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim, with a portfolio consisting of 25 hotels, resorts and serviced suites which are recognized on many regional and international platforms such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Reader’s Choice Awards.

Pan Pacific Manila is located at M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila. For social event inquiries, call (+632) 318 0788 or email [email protected]. Visit their Facebook page at Pan Pacific Manila, and Instagram and Twitter at @PanPacificMnl.


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