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Christmas holiday treats at Discovery Shores Boracay

Sands Restaurant serves sumptuous themed lunch and dinner buffets daily

MANILA, Philippines—Discovery Shores Boracay soars high with flights of Christmas fancy—heart-warming holiday treats and surprises throughout this merry month of December.

The award-winning Culinary Team of Discovery Shores serves up festively themed gastronomic lunch and dinner buffets, native delicacies, and sweet holiday treats at the Sands Restaurant, sunset delights at Platitos, refreshing signature cocktails at the Sand Bar, and incredible coastal cuisine at Indigo Restaurant, to relish tender gatherings with loved ones and friends, promising a most joyful and truly enchanting Christmas for all.

Since the most wonderful time to be home is for Christmas, the bells are already jingling at Discovery Shores, where the Christmas spirit is alive the entire month of December, leading up to Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, with a multitude of culinary delights from around the world.

From December 15 to the 30th, at the center of all the festivities is a Live Station of Comidas Ala Plancha featuring favorites from the PLATITOS menu, such as the Gambas Al Ajillo, Beef Salpicao and Mushroom Champignons prepared live, for your enjoyment with sunset cocktails.

Christmas Holiday Platter of jamon, queso de bola, bibingka and ensaymada will be served from December 15 to January 7, 2013. Alongside the live station, a Bibingka Station serves traditional Filipino Christmas treats of native delicacies such as bibingka, puto, kutchinta, espasol, maja blanca and sapin sapin.  An Acoustic Trio will serenade guests at the beachfront for sunset shindigs and at dinnertime on special nights throughout the month.

At Sands Restaurant, a sleigh full of divine Fresh and Light Themed Lunch Buffets are available on select dates from December 23 to 30 at Php850++ per person: “Our Very Own” Filipino (23rd), Japanese Fresh n Light  (24th), Italian Delicioso (25th), Asian Mix (26th), Mexican Flavors (27th), Hawaiian Luau (28th), Grilled Favorites (29th), and Greek Creations (30th), while brilliant Holiday Dinner Banquets are on offer from December 1 to 22 at Php1,250++ per person: Classic Mediterranean (1st), Hot off the Grill (3rd), Asian Flavors (4th & 21st), International Treats (7th), Espana Me Encanta (8th), Mythical Greek (10th), Fiesta Filipino (11th), La Cucina Italiana (14th), Australian Barbecue (15th), Aloha Luau (17th), iEsta Delicioso (18th), Asian (21st), and Flavors Around the World (22nd).

The perfect holiday giveaway, Buche de Noel is a traditional Yule log of almond and orange cake with light chocolate butter cream

On the week of Christmas, from December 24 to 30, expect the most lavish Christmas Buffets at only Php1,450++ per person, with the following themes:  Noche Buena (24th), Christmas Day Buffet:  Christmas Fancy (25th), Classic Mediterranean (26th), Australian Barbecue  (27th), Mythical Greek (28th), International Treats  (29th), and Fiesta Filipino (30th).

At the award-winning dinner-only venue Indigo Restaurant, enjoy An Indigo Christmas, a four course dinner from their gourmet set of Chilean Sea Bass Croqueta, Jumbo Prawns, Braised U.S. Beef Short Ribs and Classic Bomboloni, at Php2,200++ per person inclusive of suggested wines, and at Php8,500++ set dinner for two inclusive of a bottle of Moët & Chandon, from December 1 to 30.

The Christmas Holiday Platter of jamon, queso de bola, bibingka and ensaymada

Also available are Holiday Treats To Go, perfect holiday giveaways and wonderful additions to your own celebration at home, at work and the many parties to attend during the holidays: Buche de Noel – a traditional Yule log of almond and orange cake with light chocolate butter cream; Chocolate Crinkles – a combination of espresso and couverture chocolate baked to its perfection, crispy yet chewy texture;Fruit Cake – loaded with candied fruits and nuts in a moist and spiced loaf; and Macaroons – colorful with blissful flavors.

On Christmas Day, surprise the kids with special appearances by The Santarinas in the morning and afternoon at the Front Office lobby. A Eucharistic Celebration will be held at 11am at the Lounge, followed by a whole day of surprises specially prepared by the Discovery Shores Team, known for their sincere “Service That’s All Heart”.

More surprises are in store for New Year’s Eve, with a “A Capitol Ball: The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner”—a stunning setting filled with magic, mystery and revelry matched with culinary masterpieces prepared by the talented culinary team of Discovery Shores Boracay. The show, directed by GB Sampedro, will showcase live performances by Eric Santos, The Opera BellesSmooth Band, Powerhouse Band and The Whiplash.  At the stroke of midnight, the resort’s signature Fireworks Show shall light up the Boracay skies, culminating in a night of dancing to the exhilarating music of DJ Ron Poe. It’s all in the bag at Php5,888++ for adults and at Php2,944++ for children ages 1 to 6 years old.

For inquiries and reservations, contact Discovery Shores Boracay at (+63 2) 720.8888 / (63 36) 288.4500 or visit discoveryhotels-resorts.com.

Discovery Suites, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, and Discovery Shores Boracay are owned and managed by The Discovery Leisure Company.  (advt)

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