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13 Places That Bring The Christmas Turkey to Your Holiday Table

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The holiday turkey is one foreign tradition that deserves adoption in local Christmas tables. This massive bird makes a beautiful centerpiece for many a holiday feast, often accompanied by gravy, stuffing and plum pudding. The tradition of having turkey for Christmas dates back to 19th century Britain, and was even popularized in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which was published in 1863. Today, even though this New World bird is not native to our shores, we can easily find a gobbler (or hen) for this year’s Noche Buena. From home cooks to restaurants, here are some places that are serving turkey this season.

Bizu Patisserie & Bistro 
Bizu’s Whole Roast Turkey is available for special order only. It is served with their signature stuffing, made with apples, chestnuts, and sausages. Sauces include a duo of cranberry and pan gravy.

Notes: It’s priced at P8,500 at approximately 3 kg per order, with options to add more turkey stuffing (P1,500) and sauce (P450). Good for around 10-15 persons. For orders, you may contact Bizu at (632) 845-0590 to 93 or email [email protected]. Allow for a lead time of two to three days before the scheduled pick-up date.

Chef Jessie Restaurants
Chef Jessie Sincioco’s Roast Tom Turkey is stuffed with apples, chestnuts, bread and fresh herbs. Sauces include giblet gravy and cranberry compote, with caramelized sweet potatoes, creamed corn and spinach served on the side.

Notes: Priced at P1,600 per kilo, this offer is only available at Chef Jessie’s Rockwell Club and Top of the Citi. Interested clients should order at least 2 days before pick up. For inquiries, you can call Rockwell Club at 890-7630, 890-6543 or 729-0122 or email them at [email protected] For Top of the Citi inquiries, call 750-5810, 750-5811, or 750-5812 or email them at [email protected].

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Damaso Residencia
Chef Bambi Sy Gobio, famed for her private fine dining establishment in Greenhills, brings their fine dining experience to your homes with turkey for take out. Slow-roasted to perfection, Damaso's turkey comes with chorizo stuffing, potatoes, side vegetables, pan gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Notes: It's priced by weight, with the smallest (around 8kg) going for P7,500. Price goes up in P1,000 increments per kilo. For inquiries, you may contact Damaso Residencia at 0917-848-0620 or email [email protected].

Diamond Hotel
Diamond Hotel Philippines is making Christmas feasts even more convenient by putting up their offers online. Simply purchase via their website and pick up your Christmas Turkey with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy at the hotel's Goodie Counter. For those who want to take in the luxe ambiance, Diamond Hotel will be serving the Christmas Turkey on December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1, 2018 at the Corniche buffet.

Notes: Available until January 1, 2018, this turkey is priced at P11,000. For orders and inquiries, you can call Diamond Hotel at (632) 528-3000/(632) 305-3000.

Manila Marriott Hotel
Marriott Manila is offering gourmet food-to-go selections this Christmas. The whole roasted turkey package includes a 6 kg US turkey in rosemary maple glaze and classic stuffing, whipped potatoes, organic vegetables, Brussels sprouts, rice pilaf, penne pasta, and sundried tomato salad with a side of cranberry sauce and mushroom gravy. 

Notes: The whole package is priced at P6,500. For inquiries, contact Manila Marriott at 988-9980 or email at [email protected]. You can also view the rest of their Christmas offerings here.

nawwTy’s Kitchen
Trish Panlilio of Gourmand Market fame owns this successful a la carte food service and catering business that led to the opening of Mulberry Door in BGC. Nawwty’s offers two kinds of roast turkey available until New Year's Eve: classic oven-roasted turkey with herbed stuffing, and the popular apple and sausage roast peppered turkey. Both dishes come with sidings of whipped mashed potatoes, haricot vert and carrots, sage and garlic trimmings, and old-fashioned gravy.

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Notes: The classic turkey, priced at P7,390, serves 12-14 while the apple and sausage roast is P8,420 and serves 16-18. Contact nawwTy's Kitchen at 0918-998-7474, 0906-496-3745 or email them at [email protected].

Nostalgia Dining Lounge, Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila
The hotel formerly known as Oakwood Premier continues their tradition of serving turkey for the holidays. Nostalgia Dining Lounge’s Turkey to Go, available from November 13, 2017 to January 2, 2018, comes with sausage stuffing, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables. Reservations are strictly required for at least two days in advance, with the last day of orders on December 31, 2017 while the last day of pickup is January 2, 2018.

Notes: Price ranges from P6,500-P8,990 nett, depending on the weight. For orders, call 719-1160 or 637-7888 loc 8604 or email them at [email protected]. Nostalgia Dining Lounge will also be serving turkey at their Christmas Eve dinner buffet priced at P1,700 nett/person. Kids 6 to 12 years old get 50% off on buffet rates.

Pria’s Kitchen
Blogger-turned-businesswoman Pria Chiongbian Solon offers turkey in two ways. The whole roast turkey platter comes with homemade Italian sausage and apple stuffing, roasted vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry jelly and mushroom gravy. For those looking for a slightly smaller feast, Pria’s offers a turkey fillet platter, which features roast turkey breast sliced in thick, even cuts, and comes with the same sidings. 

Notes: The roast turkey platter is priced at P7,200/set while the turkey fillet platter costs P3,800/set. For orders and inquiries, contact Pria’s Kitchen at 0917-819-0545.

Restaurant 101, Enderun Colleges
Christmas turkey is part of Restaurant 101’s take-out menu, a roster that also includes smoked porchetta, roasted rib-eye, and roasted bone ham. The turkey, served with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, also comes with a choice of five kinds of sides, which include potato gratin, apricot and cashew wild rice pilaf, honey-roasted squash and pears, truffle mac n’ cheese, and Waldorf salad, among others. 

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Notes: 101’s roast turkey is priced at P7,500 and weighs around 4.5-5.5 kg. The Christmas take-out offerings will be available from December 11-29, 2017. For orders, call 856-5000 loc 101 or email them at [email protected].

High Street Café, Shangri-la at the Fort
The newest Shangri-La’s food hall offers turkey on a party platterwhole roasted US Tom Turkey with dried fruit bread stuffing, braised red cabbage, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, and bourbon thyme jus. You can view the rest of the hotel’s holiday offerings in their e-brochure here.

Notes: Their turkey weighs approximately 6-7 kg and is priced at P8,500. For orders, you can call High Street Café at 820-0888 or email Shangri-La at the Fort at [email protected].

The Bowery NYC Comfort Food
Bowery’s dine-in holiday menu is back for another year, featuring a feast reminiscent of Chef Cuit Kaufman’s childhood in Washington, D.C. The whole roast turkey is served with Manhattan clam chowder, warm brioche rolls, classic mac and cheese, sourdough bread stuffing, and a choice of three sides. Customers can also avail of the solo portion that comes with stuffing, raspberry sauce, and sweet potato mash with roasted marshmallows.

Notes: Bowery’s full holiday menu is priced at P1,200 per head (minimum of 4 pax), while the solo turkey plate costs P750. You can contact them at 0936-929-6073.

Cibo di Marghi Signature Caterer
Acclaimed chef Margarita Fores has begun offering to-go tray starting with the season. Apart from her signature pastas, chicken, and lamb, she also has a roast turkey.

Notes: The turkey is pproximately 5 kg cooked weight and serves 20-25 persons. Price depends on the stuffing and sides. A stuffing off focaccia, pate di fegato, dried mangoes and chestnuts with sides of candied yam, whole cranberry, and cranberry jelly fetch for P10,850; ensaymada, jackfruit and jackfruit seeds, Antipolo cashews,  and prunes, with sides of candied yam, cranberries, fresh langka and pear compote fetch for P13,400; while rustico, sage, honey, sultanas and prosciutto, and sides of candied yam, whole cranberry, cranberry jelly, apple and sultana compote go for P13,590. To order, call (02) 729-0030 or 0917-513-8932; email [email protected].

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Mister Delicious
Mister Delicious' applewood smoked turkey is back to grace your dining tables in all its shiny, flavorful glory. Stuffed with apples and aromatics, the bird is then slow-smoked with imported apple wood for a mild, sweet flavor. 

Notes: The turkey weighs approximately 4.5 kg and is priced at P7,000. For orders, you can contact Mister Delicious at 0947-990-3747 or visit their Facebook page.

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