Taste of Christmas at Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay
Christmas is fast approaching and Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay (hotel info) has started its celebration with a luscious spin. Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay brings you Cirque du Noël. Aside from the yuletide mood, there’s that one thing to look forward to in this event? Food!
A week ago, foodies like me were invited to taste the dishes listed in Discovery’s Christmas buffet menu which will be made available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for 1,500 Php nett. From December 1-31, 2015, they will also offer a Holiday set menu which will be priced at 1,200 Php nett.
Clockwise: Crispy Roast Pork Stuffed with Chestnut Herbs, Homemade Honey-Glazed Ham with Pink Peppercorn, and Italian Salad Pasta
Take pleasure in the cold, sleepy weather of Tagaytay and have your cravings fulfilled with Discovery’s yummy cakes such as hummingbird, red velvet, and strawberry short cakes. Freshly-baked pastries like banana and butter rum loaves will surely satiate your appetite. Experience gastronomic indulgence with mouthwatering dishes such as the chestnut stuffed crispy pork belly and homemade honey-glazed ham at Restaurant Verbena in Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay.
Apple-Brined Roast Turkey
There’s so much to look forward to at Restaurant Verbena. During its pre-Christmas lunch, we tried its most delectable dishes and thirst-quenching drinks!
Mix Fruit Salad
For salads, you can have a mixed fruit salad which contains kiwi, grapes, oranges, and strawberries enhanced with light syrup. Or you can try the Tagaytay organic fresh mix which comprise of mixed greens taken from organic farms in Tagaytay. Or you can go for its Italian salad pasta which is a Fusilli pasta in creamy white sauce.
Roast US Angus Beef Short Plate
The mains and carvings served in Verbena include its homemade honey-glazed ham with pink peppercorn (which is pork leg cooked for 8 hours), apple-brined roasted turkey, roasted US Angus beef short plate (which is made from beef bellies imported from Nebraska), and crispy roasted pork stuffed with chestnut herbs
Clockwise: Herb-Roasted Marble Potato, Mixed Vegetable Casserole, Steamed Jasmine Rice, and Potato Gratin
Forget the carb overload (at least for this period)! Easily find your way to starchy dishes such as steamed jasmine rice, mixed vegetable casserole, potato gratin, and herb-roasted marble potato
Red Velvet Cake
Now, for the desserts, expect to see sweet potato pecan pie, chocolate fondue with assorted condiments, fresh home-baked cookies and cupcakes, and last but not the least, fresh seasonal fruits.
Resident Manager and Pastry Chef Rhea Sycip
Strawberry Short Cake
Choco Peppermint Cake
For drinks, you can get yourself one round of eggnog or a choice of hot chocolate, coffee, or home-made herbal infusion tea.
Chocolate Fondue with Assorted Condiments
With all these landing on your table, indeed, you’re going to achieve tummy repletion!
Clockwise: Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing and Fresh Strawberries and Amadeo Muffinettes
Avail of Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay’s special room rates from December 1, 2015 to January 5, 2016. At a starting rate of 15,400 Php nett, you can already stay in one of its deluxe suites, already inclusive of hot chocolate stirrers and cranberry cookies upon turndown service and a country breakfast for two (2).
Clockwise: Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Take your holiday experience in Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay (Book via Agoda) and make the best out of it! Visit http://www.discoverycountrysuites.com. You may also call (02) 5298172, or email [email protected].
Melo, Gold and Dane
About Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay
Located along 300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City, Discovery Country Suites is a lovely seven-suite Bed and Breakfast that houses the multi-awarded Restaurant Verbena, recognized for its contemporary country cuisine. Overlooking Taal volcano, it is the perfect place for social gatherings, organization retreats, and posh garden celebrations (e.g. weddings). To add to that, it’s just about an hour’s drive from Manila! What more can you ask for?
From left to right: Celine Arenillo of Discovery Country Suites, Noel Pabalate and Kyle Vanzi of Manila Bulletin, Melo Villareal of outoftownblog.com, Glaiza Lee of Daily Tribune, Chef Celmar Ambida and Rhea Sycip of Discovery Country Suites, Corporate Chef Anthony Raymond of The Discovery Leisure Company Inc., Sabrina Sy and Dane Caras of Discovery Country Suites, Sol Vanzi of Manila Bulletin, Leilani, Maxine Marcelino and Lindsay Ui of maxinemarcelino.com, SheRose Ontimare of foodfortata.com, Goldweene Quetulio of manilaspeak.com and Glaiza Garcia of moomymusings.com.
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