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Everything You Need for Creating a Fabulous Holiday Feast

Where to go for the freshest produce, tastiest cheese and charcuterie, richest chocolates, and delectable cakes.
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THE CHEESEMONGER'S TABLE
There are few joys in life greater than feasting on a smorgasbord of cheese offered with all of the frills.


Clockwise from left: 

Messias 10 year-old port, Terry Selection, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 843.8897.

Le Beffroi mimolette, Wine Depot, 217 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air, Makati, 897.8167.

Fontina Val d’Aosta and Istara P’tit Basque, Rustan’s Supermarket, Rustan's.

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Malagos blue goat cheese, Malagos Farmhouse.

Harmonie Meule comte and D’Argental Roquefort, Wine Depot.

Malagos Blush blue mold goat cheese, Malagos Farmhouse.

Sainte-Maure de Touraine goat cheese, Rustan’s Supermarket. 

Malagos La Maria camembert, Malagos Farmhouse.

Arugula Queen spiky arugula, 0917.894.2643.

Red globe grapes, Rustan’s Supermarket.

 

BRINY BITES
Whether freshly caught or served from the bottle or tin, enjoy nibbles from the sea with a glass of wine at your next holiday gathering.


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Clockwise from top right:

Ortiz premium tuna in olive oil, Terry Selection, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 843.8897.

Stonewall Kitchen cocktail sauce, Rustan’s Supermarket

Aleth’s Kitchen tinapa spread, 0917.529.1055.

Camille Genuino caviar cake, 0939.913.8912.

Antique English silver knife, AC +632, 2/L Greenbelt 5, Makati, 758.2564.

Antonio’s boquerones, Breakfast at Antonio’s, Aguinaldo Highway, Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay, 046.413.0975.

Conservas de Cambados bonito del norte and mejillones en escabeche, Terry Selection.

SWEET FINISH
It is difficult to imagine a holiday celebration without an abundant selection of desserts. From fruit pies to cakes studded with chocolate, nuts, or candied fruit, a tempting tableau of sweet endings is the perfect holiday indulgence.


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Clockwise from bottom left:

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery bread and butter pudding, 4th Avenue corner 26th Street Bonifacio Global City, 856.7600.

Olive Isidro sticky toffee pudding, 647.7636 or 647.7632.

Mentxaka cake stand, G/F DPC Place Building, 2232 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati, 828.9748

AK Bistro Belgian chocolate pecan pie, One Rockwell, Rockwell Center, Makati,478.9880.

Casa San Luis fruit cake, 0916.644.8522.

L.E.S. Bagels rugelach, Upper McKinley Road, Tuscany, McKinley Hill, 804.0423.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery pistachio kouign-amann.

Vieil Armagnac Delord 1990, Bacchus Epicerie, Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

L.E.S. Bagels maple oatmeal cookies and homemade “Oreos." 

Simply Pie buko pie, 0922.822.2194 or 341.2238.

Alicante turrones, Terry Selection, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 843.8897.

Ralfe Gourmet truffle oil truffles, chili and cayenne pepper pralines, and alfajores, ralfegourmet.com.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery apple pie.

BREADS AND SPREADS
Crusty and soft breads paired with both sweet and savory spreads is an indulgence worthy of the holidays.


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Clockwise from right:

Lartizan pretzels and croissants; Serendra 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig, 0927444.5821.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery brioche, 4th Avenue corner 26th Street Bonifacio Global City, 856.7600.

Nanay Pacing special peanut butter, 0947.579.6270.

Lartizan baguette a’lancienne.

Ritual “choc-nut butter”, Unit A, The Collective, 7274 Malugay Street, San Antonio, Makati, 400.4326.

Lartizan sourdough rye.

L.E.S. Bagels assorted bagels and cream cheese spreads, Upper McKinley Road, Tuscany, McKinley Hill, 804.0423.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery pain au tomate.

Antonio’s calamansi curd, Breakfast at Antonio’s, Aguinaldo Highway, Bagong Tubig, Tagaytay, 046.413.0975.

Casa San Luis bacon bits caramel spread, 0916.644.8522.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery cranberry walnut bread.

Nicole’s Kitchen cheese pimiento spread; 215.7601.

Ralfe Gourmet chocolate peanut butter, ralfegourmet.com.

Center: Lartizan French sourdough; persimmons, Rustan’s Supermarket.

NOSE TO TAIL
The revival of artisanal sausage making and curing meats allows us to choose only the best piquant and tangy charcuterie and salumi for our holiday table— and don’t forget the bacon! 

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Clockwise from left:

La Catedral de Navarra green olives with gherkins, Terry Selection, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 843.8897.

Lartizan pain complet, Serendra Parkway corner McKinley, Bonifacio Global City, 0927.444.5821.

Citterio salame ungherese, Bacchus Epicerie, Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

Labeyrie foie gras de canard entier du sud quest grande reserve, Bacchus Epicerie.

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Jamon Iberico bellota, Wine Depot, 217 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air, Makati, 8978167.

La Catedral de Navarra piquillo peppers, Terry Selection.

Premio thick slab bacon, F1 Building, G/F 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 869.7142, 0906.231.1147.

Alejandro chorizo magno, pieza cabeza de lomo, and leyenda ajos suaves con aceite de oliva, Terry Selection.

Premio housemade sausages

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