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NIC’S Gourmet Desserts holiday food treat: Chicken Parmigiana

Nic’s now at UP Town Center

Nic’s now at UP Town Center

NIC’S Gourmet Desserts holiday food treat: Chicken Parmigiana
NIC’S Gourmet Desserts holiday food treat: Chicken Parmigiana


Nic’s Gourmet Desserts has opened a new branch at UP Town Center Katipunan. Nic’s offers a wide selection of dishes including those ideal for holiday parties. For starters, try Mozzarella Sticks, 4th Avenue Barbeque Buns and Smoked Salmon Ceasar Salad. For pasta platters, Vegetable or Meat Lasagna, Porcini Meat Balls are available. Mains include Chicken Parmigiana and Roast Angus Salpicao. There’s also Maggie’s East Coast Turkey with gravy, cranberry, corn and stuffing. Capping the meal is Inquirer’s Best Desserts winner Peach Walnut Torte or Dark Turtle Brittle.


Visit Nic’s Gourmet Desserts at G/F Phase 1B UP Town Center Katipunan, QC, tel. 9585574; 172 Mabini St. Addition Hills, San Juan, tel. 5711818 and 0999-9933231; 2/F Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City, tel. 0919-2763915; Baker’s Dozen Food Bazaar, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Like Nic’s on Facebook @nicsbakeshop, follow on Twitter and Instagram.


Teddy’s Burger

Top Hawaiian burger chain Teddy’s Bigger Burgers (Greenbelt 3, Makati City) launches its burger of the month, the Aiea Burger.

Add P100 to upgrade your Teddy’s Original Burger into an Aiea Burger, with bacon, mushroom and Swiss cheese.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers are made from 100 percent premium US ground chuck with no binders or fillers, topped with the house’s signature “Super Sauce” and encased in a golden potato bun. Side dishes include extra crispy fries, beer-battered onion rings and potato tots.


Nanbantei of Tokyo

Nanbantei of Tokyo serves the Best Sellers Platter consisting of yakitori specials, good for four persons.

4th Avenue Barbeque Buns
4th Avenue Barbeque Buns

Included in the platter are Aspara Maki (asparagus wrapped in bacon), Tebasaki (fried chicken wings), Pork Garlic Yaki (garlic-flavored pork), Shiso Maki (pork with shiso leaf), Negima (chicken and leeks), Poteto Maki (potato wrapped in bacon) and corn on the cob.

Visit the Facebook page of Nanbantei of Tokyo Philippines; @Nanbantei_ph on Instagram and Twitter. Nanbantei of Tokyo is located at Bonifacio High Street Central, tel. 6213224 to 25; and at Greenbelt 3, tel. 7574130.


Salo-salo sets at C2 Classic Cuisine

C2 Classic Cuisine, known for its array of innovative Filipino dishes, has created three different set meals fit for every type of budget and can be shared between 4 to 5 people.

Salo 1 has Sumpia (C2’s interpretation of the Lumpiang Hubad), Beef Mechado, Binusog na Bangus, Fiesta Rice and a sweet ending of Leche Flan. Salo Salo 2 and 3 include noodle dishes as well as seafood and pork entrées. Diners can enjoy a medley of robust flavors with Salo Salo 2: C2’s renowned Crispy Kare-Kare, Seared Tilapia with Coconut Emulsion, Pansit Puti, Garlic Rice and Sesame Palitaw. Meanwhile, Salo Salo 3 features the Sumpia and classic favorites Seafood Inasal, Crispy Pata and Bam-i served with Garlic Rice and Leche Flan.

Follow C2 Classic Cuisine on Facebook: c2.philippines and Twitter (@c2cuisine) for updates.


Christmas delights at Jade Garden

Jade Garden’s Christmas set menu (at P15,380+, good for 12 persons), prepared by seasoned executive chef Ho Chi Kwong, includes the house specialty of suckling pig combination with three assortments, fish lips with shredded chicken and dried scallops soup, baked prawns with superior sauce on e-fu noodles, stir-fried fresh scallops with broccoli, deep-fried Lapu-Lapu in Thai sauce, roasted garlic-flavored chicken, fried crabs with spring onions and ginger, soaked seasoned vegetables with Yunan ham in chicken broth, seafood fried rice and, for dessert, chilled mango shake with sago.

An affiliate of Maxim’s Caterers Ltd. Hong Kong, Jade Garden is open daily for lunch and dinner. It is open for dinner on Christmas Day and lunch and dinner on New Year’s Day. For details/reservations, contact tel. 9551808, 9551728 or 0905-3742785.


New steakhouse at Acacia Hotel


Acacia Hotel Manila’s A-steakhouse promises warm beginnings with its hearty soup choices such as Lobster Bisque (rich, smooth and creamy bisque made of fresh lobster meat) and Acacia’s Signature French Onion Soup (homemade beef broth with caramelized onions, melted gruyere cheese and crisp golden croutons). Fresh starters such as succulent Iced Jumbo Prawn Cocktail (king prawns blanched in court-bouillon served in delicious cocktail sauce), Oyster Rockefeller (plump fresh oysters topped with spinach and baked to golden brown) and Acacia Steakhouse Salad (mixed greens with beef tenderloin strips, shrimps, smoked salmon, mango, orange and kani sticks served with Goma Dare Dressing or Japanese Vinaigrette) will refresh the palette.

At A-steakhouse, all the meat is certified USDA Prime, from Prime Grilled T-Bone Steak 400 g, to Rib Eye Steak 240 g, Fillet Mignon 200 g, Petit Fillet Mignon 160 g, Lamb Chops and Glazed Chicken Leg Quarter drizzled with one’s choice of Demi Glace, Red Wine, Peppercorn, Wild Mushroom, Mint Jelly, Horseradish Cream or Béarnaise sauce.

Pair that steak with trimmings ranging from crisp vegetables to rice selections. Diners who want to take things light for the day are invited to try the Lobster Thermidore, Chilean Sea Bass 200 g and Atlantic Salmon Fillet 200 g to name a few.

For a less overwhelming menu, diners may also order from the Chef’s Choice of a fine dining meal consisting of appetizer, main course and dessert all for only P999+ per order.

The restaurant is open daily to serve lunch from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. For reservations, please call tel. 7202000 or e-mail [email protected] To know more about Acacia Hotel Manila, visit or visit them at 5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Ave., Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.