Are you ready for your Christmas celebrations?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’ll be welcoming December in a few days and you know what that means? Nonstop Christmas feasts and potluck gatherings. With our busy schedules, it’s sometimes a hassle to think of what to bring at these get-together parties.
That’s why we’ve come up with a list of restaurants that offer unique party trays/packs, dishes you’re unlikely to see on normal days and desserts that will leave you breathless. These will surely bring joy in your lunch/dinner tables!
Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila this month!
Gringo – multiple branches
Gringo is a local concept that specializes in Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties, which means celebration is accompanied with great food. This Holiday, Gringo is introducing two Holaday Boards: Sancho, served with their Lechon Cubano, a slow-roast lechon belly; and Buena, highlighted by Tilapia fingers with Salsa Verde. Both Holaday Boards include a combination of Gringo’s Original Roast Chicken and BBQ Ribs.
Insider tip: Each board also comes with four soft tacos, a platter of rice, side of nachos, and a pitcher of house-brewed iced tea.
Alba Restaurante Español – multiple branches
Home of traditional Spanish cooking, the time-honored Alba is best known for their Paella, which incidentally, is a must at Christmas parties. Alba offers party packs for most of their menu items, but their Paella Valenciana (serves 4-6), Lengua Sevillana (serves 6-8), and Cochinillo (serves 6 or 12) are in-demand for parties, potlucks, or pasalubong.
Vanderlust – Tomas Morato
Vanderlust is a hidden restaurant serving up unique European pastries and dishes inspired from the owners’ travels in Europe. They recently announced the launch of SMORGASBORD, party trays for your gatherings outside Vanderlust. They even have Cheesy Cauliflower with savoury Spanish Jamon Serrano for a Keto Christmas!
Nav Modern Thai – Kapitolyo
Nav Modern Thai serves their own modern take on Thai food. Gathering the best ingredients to make everything they serve hold the classic Thai flavor with an added twist of modernity. You can choose from 3 of their Holiday packages available for pick-up and delivery at SM Megamall Fashion Hall all priced at ₱1,200.
Conti’s Bakeshop & Restaurant – multiple branches
Conti’s is a family-friendly cafe and bakeshop that serves a number of homegrown signature dishes like their Baked Salmon. They have a wide variety of cakes and pastries, their Mango Bravo being a crowd favorite. This year, their Christmas Specials are Baked Salmon, Ham Roll, Roast Holiday Chicken, and Savory Beef Short Ribs, which you can get in a party tray.
Tramway – multiple branches
Tramway is a beloved family restaurant known for their signature Chinese dishes. Although Tramway gets crowded during the holidays, they also offer Tramway Buffet 2 Go, which allows you to enjoy your favorite buffet dishes wherever you go since it’s available for pick-up and delivery!
Manam – multiple branches
Home of the best Sisig in Manila and a homegrown concept by The Moment Group, Manam specializes in serving up comfort Filipino food in classics and twists in small, medium and large portions perfect for any occasion. This Christmas season, have the best Sisig in Manila and Manam’s other best sellers with their party packs!
Sushi Nori – multiple branches
Sushi Nori is the first temakeria in the country that offers grab-and-go sushi. Try 26 different flavors to be made into a hand-rolled temaki or a 6-pc sushi rolls set. They also serve salads, sushi bowls and sushi party trays! Using the Booky app, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Tamago Aburi for just P89!
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Tamago Aburi for just P89!
Stars Of The Table
Smoked Salmon Caviar – Bizu
Bizu is a premier French patisserie offering signature Parisian-stye pastries and desserts. It is also a bistro serving European comfort food attuned to to the Filipino palate. Their pretty Smoked Salmon Caviar is a must-try in every get together so make sure to order in advance!
Whole Lechon – Zubuchon
Dubbed as “the best pig ever” by Anthony Bourdain, Cebu’s famous lechon is now here in Manila featuring their menu favorites – Sinuglaw, Zubuchon sisig, and more! Enjoy a Medium Lechon (10-12 kg) for ₱8,500 or a Large Lechon for ₱9,500 (14-16 kg).
Bellefleur by Beatrix – Unimart Supermarket
Bellefleur by Beatrix is a bakery that offers unique cakes like Ube Leche Flan and Frozen Ube Brazo, cookies, some frozen goods, and drinks from Thirsty Turtle.
Lia’s Cakes in Season – Kapitolyo
Lia’s, home of the avocado cake, is a quaint dessert cafe that is best known for their avocado pastries like avocado cupcakes, avocado sansrival, avocado cheesecake, and seasonal sweets such as their Puto Bumbong Cake and Parol Cheesecake that comes with 4 free Avocado cupcakes to achieve that parol look!
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