It’s only four days before Christmas and after this, festive New Year’s Eve celebrations rock the town. Here’s a preview of what some fine places in Manila have to offer in terms of gift-giving and holiday dining. They have food to take away as well which is something to consider when one’s pressed for time or too harried to slave it out in the kitchen.
Dean & Deluca has gifts available in wooden crates, canvas bags and red boxes. You can choose from their selection or make your own from tons of choices like wine, jam and jellies, coffee, tea, canned and bottled savory goods, sauces and pasta. Pair these with mugs, coffee press, tumbler, tea pots and cups, wine stopper, whisky rocks, aprons and so on.
Its line-up of Party Specials include Cochinillo with Apple and Golden Raisin Chutney, Slow Roast Leg of Lamb and 8-Hour Angus Roast Beef. Of course, don’t forget their desserts like Mango Crème Brûlée, Dark Chocolate Dome Cake, Pistachio, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake and Hokkaido Cheesecakes of different flavors. Definitely, these are all stuff that would wow family and friends who would grace the table!
Dean & Deluca is at the ground floor of Eton Tower, Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati (944-6802) or at Edades Tower and Villas, Rockwell, Makati (958-3644).
For holiday fare that’s far from the ordinary, L’Entrecote Corner Bar & Bistro in BGC is definitely the place to go. Diners can savor its Swiss-French specialties that includes Pissaladiere au Saumon Fumé – smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, onions, sweet chili sauce and lemon on a thin, crispy crust. The main dish is the traditional Duck a L’orange, sliced French Rougié Duck breast with orange sauce on boulangère potatoes and vegetables. Smoked Salmon Parcel comes with a mosaic of grilled vegetables and a medley of chives, sun dried tomato, lime, sour cream and drizzled with chili sauce. There is also Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon “Carbonara style” in a light lemon cream cheese sauce with lumpfish caviar.
L’entrecote’s holiday menu is available until January 31, 2018. Visit the resto at Unit A Bellagio II Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center Bonifacio Global City or call 856-4858. Reservations are also accepted by emailing email@example.com or log on to www.lentrecotemanila.com.
Mario’s Restaurant, a trusted name in dining and catering, now accepts orders for Media Noche. Take your pick from their delicious array of timeless classics like cochinillo with crispy, crackling skin and moist tender meat, Callos Madrileña with rich red sauce, Paella Valenciana with a medley of seafood and meat, Lengua Con Setas of melt-in-your-mouth ox tongue in a delicate wine sauce and their Famous Caesar Salad of fresh greens with tangy dressing. End the meal with their delectable desserts such as Toffee Sans Rival, Canonigo, Bread Pudding, Chocolate and Cheese Cakes.
Mario’s is located at 191 Tomas Morato, Quezon City and 16 Upper Session Road Extension, Baguio City. To reserve or order call Mario’s Tomas Morato 415-3887, 372-0360, 376-6210 and 0917-323-2404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Mario’s Baguio at (074) 442-4241, 0905-297-3384 or email email@example.com.