Discovery Suites Ortigas transforms into a unique Christmas circus called Cirque du Noel this month, and with it come the holiday culinary offerings that guarantee yuletide cheer. Whether you’re checked into one of the 220 suites in the property or just a walk-in diner at its flagship steak restaurant 22 Prime and Restaurant 5, which offers Pan-Asian cuisine, you shouldn’t miss their delectable dishes, created by Corporate Chef Anthony Raymond, paired with cocktails crafted by Enzo Lim, the creative mind behind popular New York-based restaurants Jeepney and Maharlika, who is Discovery’s Mixologist Consultant.
Enjoy 22 Prime’s four-course meal (P2,000 net), featuring a choice of either Double Smoked Bacon Turkey Roulade or USDA Angus Prime Rib Eye for your mains, along with salad and soup. This special holiday offer is available from December 16, 2015 to January 1, 2016, from 12:30PM to 10:30PM.
They take dessert up a notch on Dec. 24 and 31, from 7PM to 10PM with the Dessert Buffet, made up of assorted pralines (look out for my favorite, the dark chocolate with orange liqueur and the white chocolate square filled with salted caramel syrup!), sweet and delectable chocolate creme brulee, chocolate macaroons, decadent chocolate cake, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate tart, duo of chocolate mousse, and rich and delicious fudge brownies with chocolate chips! Yes, that list totally deserved to end with an exclamation point—even the presentation of the dessert was quite a show.
For those who want to celebrate Christmas Eve at the hotel, 22 Prime offers a carving of Prime Rib Eye and Holiday Turkey with decadent pastries for dessert at P2,300 net. That, or you may want to enjoy the Christmas Lunch Buffet (P972 net/pax) instead on Christmas Day, from 12NN to 230PM, at Restaurant 5.
On New Year’s Eve, there will be a Madonna-themed party called Live To Tell (P2,750 net/pax) at 22 Prime and Columbus Function Room. Dinner starts at 7PM, while the show starts at 10PM. If you’re not too hungover the next day, you may want to enjoy the New Year’s Day Breakfast at Restaurant 5 and 22 Prime from 6AM to 10:30AM.
For a more detailed review of each dish I tried, click through the gallery below. For the cocktails that pair well with these dishes, view the next photo gallery.
Of course, I sampled ALL the cocktails—and can I just say I love their witty names? Click through the gallery below for my mini review of each.
Holiday room packages are also available when you book on Dec. 1-30, 2015 and Jan. 1-31, 2016. Delight in a dreamy suite complete with living and dining areas to set the stage for an intimate gathering, not too far from the familiar setting of a home. Rates start at P5,000 net in a Junior Suite, inclusive of breakfast buffet for two.
The hotel also offers holiday gifts and goodies from different booths stationed at the lobby now until January 6, 2016.
Discovery Suites Ortigas is located along 25 ADB Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 719-8888, email email@example.com or visit http://www.discoverysuites.com.
Photos by Trixie Reyna and courtesy of Discovery Suites