Holiday Desserts That Make Your Taste Buds Go “Ho ho ho!”
I’m dreaming of… Christmas desserts! Yes—with the chilly weather settling in our bones, Jose Mari Chan’s pambansang holiday song playing wherever we go, one thing is sure: all these happy feels must be coupled with happy food!
But with the Christmas rush, who even has the time to wander around the metro to look for desserts, you ask? Don’t worry, we did all the searching for you—and finally discovered the answer to our sweet tooth dilemma: Café Astoria.
Just in time for the holiday celebrations, they’re opening their doors to guests with newly spruced up interiors. Yes, the restaurant is back after a temporary move last April, returning for another round of Season’s Sweet Selections, an exclusive menu filled with--you guessed it—delectable holiday treats, from those good old-fashioned cakes, to those can’t-get-enough-of-this cookies!
With desserts aplenty, here is a list of our must-try faves:
1. Banana Walnut Loaf
Striking the perfect balance of flavors between the natural sweet taste of bananas and the comforting toastiness of walnuts, everything in this loaf just works so well! A tip? Order an extra loaf to go! Trust us; it’s just so good that you’d want to share it with your family, and friends! Think: holiday gift.
2. Sugar-free Chocolate Cake
You just can’t go wrong with the classic chocolate cake--more so if it’s sugar-free. Topped with fresh strawberries for that tangy kick, you’ll seriously fall in love at first bite, without the guilt!
3. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
There’s only one thing better than chocolate chip cookies: a double dose of choco goodness! For that deliciously decadent twist, Café Astoria lavishly loaded these up with white chocolate chips--ultimately satisfying everyone’s cookie cravings! You might as well double your orders, too!
4. Strawberry Yoghurt Dome Cake
This cake is the gift that keeps on giving! Just when you thought the presentation in itself is already impressive, my, my, my! Wait until you get to its creamy, strawberry yoghurt-filled core!
5. Astoria Bibingka
Because, come on! Christmas wouldn’t be complete without this Pinoy favorite. Don’t just settle for any bibingka; go for Café Astoria’s specialty! Oozing with melted butter, sprinkled with muscovado sugar, and a generous layer of cheese, the Astoria Bibingka is available in three flavors: original, dulce de leche, and ube.
For more of Season’s Sweet Selections, head over to Café Astoria anytime between November 19, 2018 to January 6, 2018! Better yet, invite your family and friends. After all, it’s Christmas—you might as well share these swoon-worthy holiday goodies (and the calories) with the ones close to your heart.
Café Astoria is located at the ground floor of Astoria Plaza, 15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig. For table reservations, call +63 2 687.1111 loc. 8064 or 8065.