Years already passed but it was just lately that I realized that Holidays, when your adulting could be a bit demanding. The gifts, parties, meal preparations, TRAFFIC. I am really grateful that more convenient ways came our way to make the Holidays less complicated. Apps such as Grab, Grab Express, Lalamove makes ordering and transporting food and goods faster. I am even more pleased when Raintree started presenting Holiday Platters from Providore and Friends & Family! Restaurants who offer seasonal deals are like heaven-sent. You can just call in a day or two ahead and easily pick up your orders on your preferred day.
I had a complete glimpse of the Providore Platters but I will try and research a bit about Friends & Family so you can have an idea and options.
For Providore, all platters serve 6-8 persons and ranges from Php1,750 to Php2,100:
Macaroni Pimiento Four-Cheese Gratin
I am sucker for anything cheese, yet I can tell if a dish lacks the oozing cheese any cheese-lover would wish for and this platter is definitely on top of my Christmas Wish-Feast List! Each bite melts into my mouth and you can feel the shells being coated by melted pimento and cream. The croutons were a great addition to the dish, i love how convenient the bite-size bread were sprinkled, so you would need no more bread as side dishes!
This platter is perfect if you want to impress your guests with the freshest seafood out there. It contains a generous amount of large shrimps, squid rings, mussels, herbs and topped with fun lemons. The dish is so tasty and could be ideal for white wine pairing!
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
A true winner for this season is Raintree’s signature chicken lusciously coated with crispy breading that tastes like buttermilk goodness. From coating to inside, the chicken were well seasoned and this would be surely loved by kids and kids at heart!
Grilled Pepper & Herb US Beef Belly
Oh my gosh <- Was my first reaction upon trying this. This main course would surely turn your party into a boujee one as it tastes like it was taken straight out from a fine dining kitchen. I will be getting this platter on one of the Holidays (Christmas or New Year). The beef is so tender, cooked to perfection and each bite feels like Christmas! Better than any beef belly i have ever tasted!
Salmon Casserole Bake
This dish is perfect for the health conscious or hard to please guests. Its loaded with moist fresh salmon and is topped of with melted creamy potatoes. Ahhh. Im drooling as I write this!
Meanwhile if you are craving and in for a traditional Filipino party here’s Friends & Family‘s offerings:
- Crispy Ukoy – P499
- Lumpiang Shanghai – P799
- Chili Garlic Laing – P850
- Tinapa Rice – P999
- Embotido – P1,199
- Russian Salad – P1,299
- Pork BBQ – P1,399
- Classic Pork Sisig – P1,499
- Birthday Spaghetti – P1,499
- Squid Ink Japchae – P2,499
Both restaurant will accept orders these Holidays. Grab these exciting platters and delight your guests with quality holiday platters! Call in advance to reserve and pick up your orders from the restaurants directly.
Providore: Ground Floor SM Aura, Taguig | Call 09178338277 to order
Friends & Family: 7th ave cor 30th St. G/F Bonifacio High Street Central | Call 621-3111 to order
While you’re there, you can grab a minute for a last minute gift shopping. They have unique holiday local kits!
I would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. I hope you find time to connect with God during this season as He is the true meaning of everything after all. Remember, God is with us not only this joyful season but everyday 365 days of the year. Cheers!
Disclaimer and Transparency Clause: Information such as prices, details, contact numbers are subject to change without prior notice. Our meals were offered for FREE but this review is not paid and is based on a hundred percent “heyjaey” hands on experience and personal views. We may or may not be always on the same page but hey thanks for dropping by anyway! Feel free to drop in some comments/suggestions.