Dec 29, 2011

The Night Before Christmas...

It's tradition that I glam it up for our Christmas Eve dinner. In memory of the Link4 Christmases I have been blogging (here in blogspot and in Chictopia), here's a link to the past years' dresses:
2010's Dress
2009's Dress
2008's Dress (I had short hair then....)
2007's Dress

Channeling my inner Jessica Rabbit in this red high slit sequined gown for our traditional annual Christmas Eve dinner at Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila. It was a great night of scrumptious food from the new chef, good wine and champagne and of course the best company of loved ones and family and of course, my expat boyfriend Inigo. Happy Holidays!!!


The menu for the night was:
(Thanks to Manila Pen's staff for accommodating a special menu for us since I have so many allergies. The German chef was genius! One of the best dinners EVER!)

Amuse Bouche

Salad of Green Asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh Parmesan, truffle dressing

Spiced Foie Gras wrapped in Prosciutto w/ melba toast, buttered head leaves

Pan Seared foie gras with caramelized apples and pears

Mushroom consomme with Brunoise Vegetable

Mango Sorbet

Pepper crusted tenderloin, ratatouille, potato gratin, thyme jus


Oven roasted olive crusted lamb chops, ratatouille, gratin potatoes, thyme jus

Layers of raspberries and mango coated panna cotta

Coffee or Tea and Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Pralines

(+ champagne/ wine for every course!)

Followed by a yummy noche buena of MAJESTIC HAM, QUESO DE BOLA, RICE, BEEF BELLY and LECHON DE LECHE from Cirkulo at Home!!!!!

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