YOU know it is Christmas when, everywhere you look, sweet indulgences abound and they take on the green and red colors of the season and the shapes of Santa Claus, Christmas trees and Frosty the Snowman. At the Richmonde Hotels, the treasure trove of mouth-watering baked goodies do, so they are perfect for family and friends this yuletide season.
Why not go for the tried and tested—Richmonde’s famous Ensaymada? Generously big in size and taste, this soft, buttery and cheesy treat also comes in ube flavor and is available in all Richmonde properties (Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, and Richmonde Hotel Iloilo. There are also limited-edition holiday variants of salted egg and quezo de bola.
Another signature pastry, the Richmonde Chocolate Cake, is also available in all Richmonde properties. It comes in 4-, 6- and 8-inch sizes, it gets a holiday makeover this season to bring some holiday cheer.
Apart from these signature Richmonde treats, each property has its own Christmas offerings.
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas presents classic baked goodies, such as Food for the Gods (Php380/10 pieces), Revel Bars (Php330/10 pieces), Rhum Cake (Php170), Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake (Php185) and assorted yummy cookies of white cranberry, rocky road and peanut butterscotch (Php225/15 pieces). Also great additions to the holiday table are freshly baked breads like Pistachio Double Cream Cheese, Banana Walnut, Cinnamon Cluster, Salted Swirl, and Panne Bianco, which are available until January 10, 2020.
A touch of whimsy shows in Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s holiday wagon of goodies. These include Santa’s Little Helper (cranberry oat cookies, Php195/7 pieces), Christmas Sugar Cookies (Php265/4 pieces), Richmonde Sampler (set of dug-up brownies, chocolate caramel sable, and peanut butter tart, Php675), Avocado Sansrival Log Cake (Php695), and the colorful Gingerbread Wagon (Php495).
Other must-tries are the Hockey Pies, a set of puck-sized pies in assorted flavors—matcha terrine, pecan maple, apple cinnamon crumble, and chocolate duo—priced at Php185 for 4 pieces; the 8-inch Portuguese Pie (custard-filled croissant pie, Php545); and the Honeycomb Brickle (chocolate-covered honeycomb, Php365).
For savory selections, go for freshly baked Sourdough Bread (Php185) paired with Eastwood Richmonde’s homemade Liver Pâté, Tomato Jam, and Onion Marmalade (from Php165 for 130 grams), all available until January 5, 2020.
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo brings Ilonggos a delightful sugar rush with a variety of cakes, breads and pastries for the holidays. Choices include the smooth and moist Carrot Cake (Php325 for a 4-inch cake, Php850 for a 6-inch cake, and Php1,150 for an 8-inch cake) and Banana Walnut Loaf (Php345).
Must-try new creations include Fruit Tart Clafoutis (Php1,050 for an 8-inch cake), Vanilla Custaroons (Php350 for 6 pieces), Handmade Napoleones (Php495 for 6 pieces), Mini Cheesecake (Php500 for 6 pieces), Pineapple Turnover (Php350 for 6 pieces), and French Macarons (Php500 for 6 pieces). Another delicious original creation to try is the Iloilo Paris Bun (Php250 for 6 pieces), a sweet, crusty bun filled with custard, which is, like the other holiday goodies, available until January 5, 2020.
For a minimum charge, these delectable treats can be packaged in holiday boxes trimmed with festive yuletide ribbons if orders are placed in advance with a 50% deposit and a 48-hour lead time prior to pick-up.
(Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is located at 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number (632) 8638-7777. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel can be found at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City; with telephone number (632) 8570-7777. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is located at Megaworld Blvd. corner Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City; with telephone number (6333) 328-7888.)