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Dine In Or Take Out, Discovery Primea’s Sumptuous Holiday Menu Offers Something For Everyone

Whether you’ll be dining out or getting together in someone’s home for a potluck party, there definitely is no shortage of options for all the holiday gatherings you’ll be attending this year. Instead of ordering food from your usual restaurants or caterers, why not head over to Discovery Primea for something a bit different from the rest?



Think of this luxury hotel in the heart of Makati as your one-stop shop for all your Noche Buena or party needs. With its “Festive Take-Away” menu of main dishes and desserts, there’s no need to order from multiple suppliers and pick up from different locations while suffering through Christmas traffic.

If you’d rather celebrate out of the home on Christmas, you can dine at Flame and Tapenade where highly trained Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco and his team of experienced chefs have prepared their best holiday dishes yet. At Tapenade, the Christmas Eve buffet dinner overflows with a selection of antipasti, oven-baked pizzas, Tuscan Cacciucco, roasted pork, plus lots of tempting desserts. The festivities continue on Christmas Day with an elaborate buffet spread of aperitifs, salads, Roasted Lamb Shoulder Provençal, Seafood Bouillabaisse, and other traditional mains and artisanal delights.

At Flame, you can enjoy Asian fare on Christmas Eve with dishes like Salmon Aburi, Black Pepper Lobster, and Foie Gras “Char Siu.” On New Year’s Eve, you can avail of Hamachi Rice Balls and Wagyu Beef Rib Eye “Saikoro” Claypot, or opt for a 7-course set menu with Scallops and Truffle, Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Camembert “Katsu,” followed by chocolate-dipped strawberries and Champagne to ring in the New Year at midnight. You can also countdown to 2019 at Discovery Primea’s Gilarmi Lounge or at Edge where you can enjoy a skyline view with all the fireworks. And while you’re at it, you may as well book a stay at one of Discovery Primea’s luxurious suites for a well-deserved holiday staycation.

If you’d rather celebrate in the comfort of your home, you can simply take out the best of what Discovery Primea’s restaurants has to offer. From its “Festive Take-Away” menu, here are five standout dishes to complete your holiday table:


Slow Roasted US Beef Shortplate

Trust us, this fork-tender slab of beef, served with roasted baby potatoes and mushrooms, plus au jus, mustard, and horseradish, will easily be wiped out.



Callos a La Madrileña

For callos lovers, you can’t go wrong with this slow-cooked traditional stew of ox tail and tripe, tomato sauce, and chickpeas.



Flame’s Takeout Lobster Fried Rice

A luxurious alternative to paella, Flame’s signature fried rice brims with pork, poached eggs, scallions, seasoned with light soy, and topped with a generous helping of grilled lobsters. A meal in itself!



Chocolate Turtle Coffee Cake

This cake not only looks adorable, but it tastes great as well, with its layers of chocolate and coffee goodness, plus caramel ribbon and roasted pecan nuts.



Quezo de Bola Cheesecake

Another cake that’s impressively assembled is this quezo de bola cheesecake with graham crust, dulce de leche, and topped with a wreath of profiteroles.



Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, (02) 955-8888, email, order at least 3 days before pick-up date



Produced by Janelle Año

Photos by Pat Mateo

Styling by Angelique Castro

Art Direction by Butchie Peña

Shot on location at Discovery Primea

Special thanks to Margaux Hontiveros