Holiday menu offerings at City of Dreams restaurants

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City of Dreams Manila is offering a holiday menu at its signature restaurants. These are The Tasting Room, Crystal Dragon, and Nobu Manila. Recent new additions are Red Ginger, Café Society, and chocolate shop Chocol8.

20-Foot Giant Christmas Bear with over 18,000 LED patented lights at the corner of Macapagal Blvd. and Asean Ave.

HOLIDAY MENU AT CITY OF DREAMS SIGNATURE RESTAURANTS

The resort has chosen the theme “Tease the Season” for this year. So it literally teases the palate with lavish holiday menu choices. This makes City of Dreams Manila a great destination for a memorable Christmas celebration.

Crystal Dragon Combination Happiness Platter

THE TASTING ROOM HOLIDAY MENU

The Tasting Room highlights the flavors of the season via menus with options for wine pairing.

Nobu Manila, Seared Wagyu Beef with Braised Daikon and Garlic

The Tasting Room’s holiday menu starts with Artichoke and Foie Gras. This is served with Porto Artichoke Broth, Comte, Ginseng and Trevise. As for wines, this is paired with Domaine Mittnacht Freres Gewürztraminer 2015.

The next course is Lobster Bisque with Grapefruit and Lychee. It also comes with Espelette Pepper, Rillettes, Kimchi, and Mayonnaise. To drink, the sommelier suggests the Bouchard Pere & Fils Puligny-Montrachet 2013.

THE MAIN COURSE FOR CHRISTMAS AT THE TASTING ROOM

The main courses include Macaroni Truffles with Banana Blossom. It is served with Celery, Parmesan, and Chicken Juice. For this, the sommelier has chosen the Nautilus Pinot Gris 2013. The chef has prepared the Mallard Duck Breast with Red Cabbage, Beetroot, Braised Duck Legs, and Dolce Forte to follow. The sommelier pairs this with the Estate Montalto Pinot Noir 2016.

For dessert, the chef has created a medley of Chocolate with Ginger-Exotic Fruits and Pomegranate. This is paired with the Jurancon Clos Lapeyre 2013.

Nobu Manila, Signature Trio Yellowtail Jalapeno Tachiuo Tiradito and Unagi with Corn Puree and Truffle Oil

HOLIDAY MENU AT CRYSTAL DRAGON

Meanwhile, the Crystal Dragon restaurant of the City of Dreams Manila celebrates the holidays with a six-course festive season menu.

The Combination Happiness platter includes Wok-fried Diced Turkey in Golden Cup with Brown Bean Sauce. It also has a Frisee Salad Roll in Honey Vinaigrette and Deep-fried Crispy Prawn Ball with Kataifi. The chef also serves Double-boiled Quail with Huais han Yam in American Ginseng Soup.

Crystal Dragon, Double-boiled Peach with Snow Fungus Rock Sugar and Red Dates

Next, diners will enjoy the Steamed Cod Fish with Black Garlic Sauce and Garden Greens. And then Braised Pork Ribs with Red Wine Vinegar Reduction follows. This is served with steamed “Yellow Rose Man Tao.” This is Braised E-fu Noodles with Chinese Cabbage and Lobster Tails. The meal ends with Double-boiled Peach with Snow Fungus and Red Dates.

Crystal Dragon, Steamed Cod Fish with Black Garlic Sauce and Garden Green

MENU AT NOBU MANILA AT COD MANILA

The Special Omakase menu of Nobu at the City of Dreams Manila is a Japanese gastronomic experience. This December, the holiday menu at Nobu starts with Salmon Red Onion Shiso Salsa with Caviar. Then the chef serves the Chef’s Choice Chirashi along with Yellowtail with Turnip Yuzujala Dressing.

The menu also offers Sous Vide Baby Octopus with Roasted Baby Vegetables. Then comes Wagyu Beef Katsu with Cauliflower Panacotta and Apple Sauce. Peruvian Vegetable Soup with Quinoa follows.

For dessert, Nobu is serving a Black Forest treat of Chocolate Macarons with Yuzu Cream and Black Cherry.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MENU AT NOBU

Nobu Manila, Christmas Truffle: Red Velvet Sponge White Chocolate Cream Cheese Ganache and Hazelnut Ice Cream

From December 22 to 27, Nobu is also offering a Christmas Special Omakase menu. The chefs are making Toro Tartare with caviar and fresh oyster in Nobu salsa and a Signature Sashimi Trio. The special sashimi trio has Yellowtail Jalapeno, Hotate Ceviche, and Snow Crab with CornPuree.

Then the chefs are serving a Chirashi composed of the chef’s selection of sushi. This comes with Salmon Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing and Sea Bass Yuzu Miso with Green Papaya “noodles.” Next, guests will enjoy Aka Miso Braised Short Ribs with Cauliflower Puree and Onion Dust, and a Clear Soup of Seasonal Mushrooms, Aji Amarillo and Cilantro.

The Omakase menu ends with a Christmas Truffle. This is a delicate medley of Red Velvet Sponge, White Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Ganache, and Hazelnut ice cream.

NEW YEAR MENU AT NOBU

Nobu Manila, Toro Tartare with Caviar and Fresh Oyster

To celebrate the New Year, Nobu is preparing an eight-course Special Omakase. The chefs are serving Seared Toro Tartare with Caviar and Fresh Oyster in Maui Onion Salsa; and a Signature Sashimi Trio. For the sashimi trio, they are including Yellowtail Jalapeno, Tachiuo Tiradito, Unagi Corn Puree with Truffle Oil; and a Lapu-lapu Sashimi Salad in Goma Dressing.

Then, guests can dine on Fresh Main Lobster with Inaniwa Noodles, Yuzu Dressing, and Crispy Shitake; and Seared Wagyu Beef with Braised Daikon and Garlic. To end the meal, the chefs are preparing Soba with Shrimp Tempura; and Ivory Yuzu Cream with Poached Pears and Milk Chocolate Nori Chips.

CHRISTMAS FOOD AT CAFE SOCIETY

Winter Wonderland-themed display at the main entrace of City of Dreams Manila

Cafe Society and Chocol8 at the City of Dreams Manila are also offering a wide selection of holiday treats and cakes, along with breads, cookies, and handcrafted chocolates. These outlets are selling the Christmas goodies until December 31.

Cafe Society Christmas Goodies

Specifically, Chocolate Santa Claus confections in small and large sizes are on sale at Chocol8. Meanwhile Café Society is offering Turkey Cranberry pie, traditional and customized Christmas hampers, along with gingerbread houses.

Read more about Christmas celebrations at luxury hotels around the world in Travelife Magazine.


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