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Season's Eatings: Where to Get Your Annual Holiday Treats

We gather the finest delicacies from Manila's leading purveyors of meat, cheese, chocolate, and more.
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The most delicious family traditions come out of seasonal kitchens. Town & Country assembles the ultimate holiday spread gathering the finest delicacies from Manila's leading purveyors of meat, cheese, chocolate, and more. May your days be merry and bright, and may they always be filled with food, fabulous food.

CONFIT CONFIDENTIAL
The holiday season is undoubtedly made richer with the rustic luxury of deliciously prepared French duck from Perigord in infinite incarnations.


From top:

Gourmet Finds crisp duck confit, 0921.762.2240.

Sosalt sale d’infersa Fior de sale all’arancia, Bacchus Epicerie, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

Rey Silos Spanish cow’s milk cheese, Terry Selection, 2297 BCS Prime Bldg., Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City

"A LITTLE CHEESE TO FINISH MY BREAD PLEASE"
The soft, the sharp, the tangy, or the strongly fermented, served on an elaborate cheeseboard of gastronomical context or at home with a fruit accompaniment, the enjoyment of cheese is surely one of life’s simple and sensual pleasures.


Clockwise, from top:

Zanetti Fontina cheese.

Mediterranean kalamata olives, Brera Delicatessen, by S&L Fine Foods 135-B Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, 843.2996 or 843.2997.

Gourmet Finds light and airy gougeres, 0921.762.2240.

El Qvexigal golden miel de eucalipto, Terry Selection, 2297 BCS Prime Bldg., Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City

Fresh Italian burrata made from mozzarella and cream and Zanetti caprina del nonno, a goat’s milk cheese, Brera Delicatessen by S&L Fine Foods 135-B Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, 843.2996 or 843.2997

Casa Giulia Pera Williams jam, Terry Selection.

LA DOLCE VITA
Irresistible sweet treats of confectionery and chocolate are best enjoyed with fragrant and full-bodied teas or bold coffee flavors of complementing character.


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Venchi cubotti Italian chocolates in vintage tin.available at Bacchus Epicerie, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

Venchi Cuba rhum chocolate cream, and dark chocolate shells with pure Gianduja made of Piedmont hazelnuts.available at Bacchus Epicerie, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

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Leone gummy sweets and fruit jellies.Compagnie Coloniale Breakfast Blend and Christmas Blend loose leaf tea.available at Bacchus Epicerie, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

Passalacqua Cremador coffee, available at Bacchus Epicerie, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati, 892.1744.

Mulino Bianco Taralucci biscuits, Brera Delicatessen by S&L Fine Foods, 135-B Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, 843.2996 or 843.2997.

Villa del Conte, fig, walnut, and marron glace truffles, villadelcontecioccolato.com.

FESTIVE GRAZING
Charcuterie and cheese is honest, simple, and delicious—the perfect opener to any holiday meal.


Clockwise, from left:

San Daniele Parma ham

Full-flavored Italian pork salami are matched with ease with shaved Caciocavallo Basilicata or “cheese on horseback”

Dried porcini mushrooms, Brera Delicatessen by S&L Fine Foods, 135-B Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, 843.2996 or 843.2997.

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