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City of Dreams Manila Holiday Offerings

City of Dreams Manila is bringing in the holiday cheer with decadent dining offerings and outstanding entertainment underpinned by sustainable initiatives.

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Festive Season Menu at Crystal Dragon

Taste exquisite flavors of Cantonese specialties with Crystal Dragon’s Festive Seasons set menu available for lunch and dinner this December at City of Dreams Manila.

The bespoke menu includes a Combination Happiness Platter consisting of Wok-fried Diced Turkey in Golden Cup and Brown Bean Sauce; Baked Marinated Eel and Crispy Bean Curd; and Steamed Squid Ink Abalone Dumpling; Double-boiled Quail with Huaishan Yam; American Ginseng Soup; and Steamed Cod fish with Black Garlic Sauce and Garden Greens.

Additionally, Marinated Rose Wine Pigeon with Wild Mushrooms; Braised E-fu Noodles with Chinese Cabbage, Mushrooms and King Prawn; and Chilled Rose Oolong Tea Jelly with Winter melon complete the celebratory menu.

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Crystal Dragon – Wok-fried Diced Turkey in Golden Cup with Brown Bean Sauce, Baked Marinated Eel and Crispy Bean Curd, Steamed Squid Ink Abalone Dumpling

Omakase at Nobu Manila in City of Dreams Manila

Meanwhile, a carefully curated eight-course Omakase meal at culinary genius Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s new-style Japanese-Peruvian fusion artistry, is Nobu Manila’s main offer. It starts with a zensai of Tachiuo in Yuzu dressing followed by an assortment of nigiri and a serving of whitefish.

It also includes Ebi Salad in Goma Dressing; Pan-seared Scallops and Shrimps with Shiso Chimichurri Salsa; Sous Vide Beef with Foie Gras, Cauliflower Risotto, and Sake Mirin Reduction; Scallop Dumpling Soup come after, preceding the Fruit Cream Anmitsu, which comprises of Kuromitsu Syrup, Kiwi, Strawberries, Red Bean, Agar Jelly, Mochi, and Green Tea Ice Cream.

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Nobu Manila – Sous vide Tenderloin with Foie Gras and Creamy Cauliflower

Southeast Asian feast at Red Ginger in City of Dreams Manila

On the other hand, Red Ginger highlights five delectable dishes for its Festive Season Menu: Crab and Prawn Rolls, a medley of soft-shelled crab, poached prawns, pork jowl and mango rice paper roll; Beef ‘Luc Lac’, a sumptuous dish of wok-flamed beef tenderloin with brandy, watercress and heirloom tomatoes; Clay Pot Pork Knuckle, a serving of slow-braised pork knuckle with fermented bean curd, assorted mushroom and baby Chinese cabbage; Ikan Goreng Berempah or crispy-fried pomfret fish with spicy tomato sauce; and then Ayam Kodok or Indonesian-style slow-roasted chicken with seven spices and traditional stuffing served with vegetables, sambal bajak, and jasmine rice.

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Indulgent treats at Chocol8 and Café Society

Café Society also offers Christmas favorites such as puto bumbong bread, Christmas cookies, fruit cakes, and Panettone favorites. Traditional Christmas hampers and create-your-own holiday hampers are also offered. Then at The Garage’s Chocol8, temptingly delightful handcrafted chocolate Santa Claus confections and other playfully themed chocolate treats are available. Café Society’s and Chocol8’s delectable sweets are offered until December 31.

Cafe Society’s Gingerbread House

Outstanding entertainment at DreamPlay and CenterPlay

DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired play space is also staging a holiday parade on all weekends of the month every 5 PM. The parade features DreamWorks characters joined by a magical retinue of animated Christmas ornaments. The Electro Groovers will also take part in the festive parade.

Along with this family-friendly attraction is a Trolls-themed holiday activity dubbed as “Trolls Holla Day” happening until January 1, 2020. The Trolls VIP Package activity ticket includes an all-day pass at DreamPlay’s attractions with express check-in and attraction entry; passes at Cooking with Gingy’s Holla Day activity and at DreamWorks’ Holla Day Movie; and sweet treats such as special Christmas Trolls Tree cookies.

Cafe Society’s English Fruit Cake

New Year celebrations at Nobu

Nobu Manila also curates a special eight-course Omakase available from December 29 to January 1, 2020. The menu starts with zensai, a plate of Whitefish with Asian Pear, Yuzu Truffle and Dry Miso; and followed by a selection of nigiri sushi; Seared Salmon in Honey Mustard; and Yellowtail Salad in Jalapeno Dressing.  Then it continues with Squid Pasta with Seasonal Mushroom and Truffle Light Garlic Sauce; Seared Wagyu Beef with Green Tea Dumpling, Garlic Sake Mirin Reduction and Tofu Crema; and Somen Noodles in Soba Broth. The Omakase ends sweetly with a delightful dessert of Vanilla Ice Cream with Mulled Wine Jelly.

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Performances at CenterPlay and The Garage

Then on December 31, a New Year’s Eve Countdown with entertainment commencing at CenterPlay, showcases flair bartending and performances from bands Higher Ground, MUB and Part 3.  Interested guests can reserve a table inclusive of a glass of Veuve Cliqout Rose and consumable snacks.

The Garage at City of Dreams Manila is also throwing a retro-themed New Year’s Eve party until 2 AM. Guests are in for free flow drinks of either an alcoholic package or the non-alcoholic package. Both packages include a platter of jalapeno poppers, buffalo fries and fried crispy nori. For kids, a package is already inclusive of chilled juices, milk shake or a sparkling mocktail as well as a platter of skin-on fries, mozzarella balls and corn dog.

For inquiries, call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected].