Holiday spreads

CLASSIC Gingerbread House. / PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF City of Dreams

Sweets in the City of Dreams

City of Dreams’ Café Society puts in sweet and decadent selections that are perfect presents to loved ones during the season of giving. There are pastries such as Christmas fruit mince and mini pies, puto bumbong bread, stollens (cake-like bread with its origin in Germany), fruit cakes, assorted Christmas cookies, chocolate and other dragées (sugar-coated nuts). There’s also specialty bread such as the Chocolate and Hazelnut Babka (fluffy brioche dough) and Croissant Chocolate Swirl Loaf. With over 27 delectable treats to choose from, Café Society also has one of the widest selections of panettone, which is Italy’s signature Christmas cake. There’s also the Christmas classic Gingerbread Houses accompanied by cute figures and creative handcrafted creations.

Café Society is at City of Dreams’ upper ground floor by The Shops at the Boulevard and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to guests. For inquiries, call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit

Cravings Christmas classics

For your holiday thanksgiving parties, don’t forget to include Cravings’ heartwarming dishes and luscious cakes on the list, since its holiday lunches and dishes are made extra special with its menu of Cravings’ Classics and new creations good for eight to 10 people, perfect for sharing during the Yuletide season.

ROAST Chicken with Chorizo. / PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF cravings

For orders and inquiries, visit, follow

@cravingsphils on Instagram and @cravings.philippines on Facebook, or join the Everyday Cravings Viber Community for more information. Contact 0908-1693422 or 8277-2436. Orders are placed one day ahead or pick up orders at Cravings, located at 287 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Richmonde’s hottreats

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo marks Christmas with buffet spreads and takeaway menus.

The Holiday Luxe Buffets are available on 24 and 31 December, from 6 to 10 p.m. at P1,500 nett per person, inclusive of taxes. Children six to 12 years old get 50 percent discount while children five years old and below eat for free. Prior reservations are required due to limited seating capacity.

If a cozy home celebration with the family is what you’re planning, no need to go through the trouble of cooking because with Richmonde’s Holiday Hotboxes, you can savor hot, freshly cooked gastronomic delights conveniently packed and ready to eat. For as low as P900 to P2,500, Richmonde’s Holiday Hotboxes are available for both pickup and delivery. Advance orders are required.

For those organizing e-gatherings but wishing they can raise the bar of Zoom Christmas parties, Richmonde also offers a new virtual event package for the holiday season with its Virtual Meets x Gourmet Eats + L.O.V.E. (Live On-request Virtual Entertainment). Book a one-of-a-kind e-party made extra special with exquisite set meals plus an exclusive online musical performance to bring the fun to the next level as low as P1,500 per person.

For inquires, table reservations, and takeaway orders, call Richmonde Hotel Iloilo at +63 33 3287888 or send an email to [email protected] For virtual gatherings, call 0917-563 3973 or email

[email protected].

Diamond trears for the Yuletide season

Diamond Hotel Philippines offers a grand spread whether it’s for Christmas dinners or intimate gatherings: Slow Roasted US Choice Rib Eye, Honey Glazed Leg of Ham, Lechon de Leche (Roasted Suckling Pig), Baked Mediterranean Crusted Norwegian Salmon, Christmas Turkey, Porchetta (Roasted Pork Belly Roulade) or Juicy Chicken Relleno.


To place an order for Christmas goodies, party platters or gift certificates, call Diamond Hotel at

8528-3000 ext. 1121 or 1118 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays to Fridays; or e-mail restaurant [email protected] Visit to purchase. Orders must be placed at least three days before the day of pick-up or delivery and seven days prior to event for the catering service. Pay through cash or credit card. The pick-up venue will be at the Lobby Lounge of the Diamond Hotel.

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