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Holiday décor in lively colors of red and gold deck the interiors of City of
Dreams Manila, with a towering 32-feet Christmas tree at the resort’s main casino entrance as
the centerpiece.

Christmas trees also set the mood for convivial gatherings at the lobbies of luxury hotels Nuwa
Manila, Nobu Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams Manila, as each unwraps tasteful
menus at the signature restaurants Crystal Dragon, Nobu Manila, and Haliya. At Café Society
which is at one of its busiest periods, expertly crafted whimsical confections and holiday cakes

An elegant gift of Café Society’s Christmas Chocolate House is set to impress

Crystal Dragon’s Festive Season Set Menu

The premium restaurant’s finely curated Cantonese menu makes an impressive spread for the holiday season. Available from December 19 to January 1, 2023 for P5,800++ per person, the seven-course menu features lavish dishes: Crystal Dragon’s Signature Trio Platter, which consists of Kataiffi (shredded phyllo pastry)Seafood Roll, Roasted Pork, and Steamed Hokkaido Scallop, Garlic and Vermicelli; Braised Lobster Broth with Sea Treasure and Dried Scallop; Stuffed Seafood in Crab Shell with “La Tzi” Sauce; and Steamed Cod Fish with Tofu in Teochew Pickled Green Mustard.

Wok-fried Ohmi Wagyu Beef with Black Garlic; and Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Duo Scallop, Diced Seafood and Salted Egg Yolk,precedes a dessert of Marbled Strawberry Yogurt Jell-O and Deep-fried Golden Sesame Ball.

Steamed Cod Fish Fillet with Tofu in Teochew Pickled Green Mustard, one of the exquisite dishes of Crystal Dragon’s Festive Season Seven-Course Set Menu
Morcon Wellington, a unique twist to a Yuletide favorite, is part of Haliya’s Christmas eve and Christmas Day four-course set menu

Nobu Manila’s Christmas Omakase

Nobu Manila makes celebrations merrier with its Christmas six-course dinner tasting menu available on December 24 and 25. For P5, 600++, the menu consists of complimentary Zensai of Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice followed by: Nobu Sashimi Platter of Toro with Yuzu Miso, Yellowtail Tartare and Lapu-lapu in Vegas Salsa; Nobu Assorted Sushi of Hirame Kobujime (kelp-cured fish) with Dried Miso, Salmon New-Style, Ama Ebi (shrimp) Tiradito and Tamago (egg); and Pan-seared Seabass with Lobster Miso Cappuccino Broth, Seasonal Mushrooms and Baby Corn. The menu continues with Braised Beef Cheeks with Seasonal Mushrooms, Daikon, Roasted Garlic and Nobu Cabernet Demi Sauce; Chawanmushi (steamed savory custard) with Rock Shrimp and Truffles; and Chestnut Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Marsala Gelato, Chestnut Ganache Square and Cookie Crumbs.

Celebrate Christmas with new-style Japanese cuisine featuring Nobu Assorted Sushi in the six-course Nobu dinner tasting menu on Dec. 24 and 25.

Haliya’s Noche Buena at Pasko Set Menu

Yuletide festivities are not complete without the well-loved Filipino fare to be shared by the family. For the occasion, Haliya impresses diners with a hearty four-course reimagined Filipino dishes for Christmas and on the eve of the holiday, available at P6,000 net for two to three persons. For Christmas, Haliya is serving: Duck Ensalada (salad), a medley of Pan-fried Marinated Duck Breast, Papaya and Pomelo salad, Pickled Cucumber, Semi Sundried Tomatoes, and Patis (fish sauce), Tanglad (lemongrass) and Calamansi dressing; Halaan (clam) Krema Gratin, a dish that melds Pork Bacon, Potato, Oyster Mushroom, Corn, Pan de Monay (bread roll), and Malunggay Mantikilya (butter with moringa); Morcon (beef roulade) Wellington, a unique take on the favorite steak dish wrapped in pastry, features Slow-roasted Beef Tenderloin delicately wrapped in puff pastry with Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Squash, Cauliflower, Chestnut Puree, and Smoked Spicy Tomato Sauce; and Noche Bilao, consisting of favorite Christmas desserts of kakanin (native delicacies): Puto Bumbong (purple rice cake), Buko (coconut) Salad Maja (pudding), Pinya (pineapple) Cassava Bibingka (rice cake), Fresh Berries, and Persimmon Jelly.

Yuletide Confections at Café Society

Café Society turns into a Christmas wonderland, delighting guests with delicious displays of whimsical chocolate sculptures and large gingerbread houses alongside a spread of sweet goodies offered for the whole month of December. Christmas Chocolate Houses (P2,000 net), Santa Bear in milk and white chocolate in varying sizes (starts at P450 net), and the colorful Gingerbread Houses in small or large sizes (starts at P1, 200 net) are tasteful treats perfect for a fancy holiday spread.

Yuletide staples such as Panettone (Italian Christmas bread); Stollen (cake-like bread with its origin in Germany); holiday-themed Sugar Cookies and Meringues; Fruit Mince Pies; Log Cakes in Mango-Passionfruit, Chocolate Truffle, Hazelnut and Green Tea flavors; and Christmas-themed cakes further evoke the season’s flavors.

For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected]. For more information, visit Explore more of City of Dreams Manila’s promotional offers, rewards, or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android. 

About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque and part of the Aseana City township development, offers the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and premium mass gaming facilities Qi Long and Sky Gaming.

Melco is the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve the esteemed international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check for its Macau properties, and City of Dreams Manila. Developed by the Responsible Gambling Council, RG Check is the world’s most comprehensive responsible gaming accreditation program established and implemented by an independent panel of respected gaming specialists.

The integrated resort’s three luxury hotels are each awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star) since 2018, also named by FTG in its First Verified List of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels in 2018, and Nobu Hotel (Four-Star) and Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams (Four-Star), for five years in a row. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for three years running since 2020, the first spa in the country to be awarded with this top rating, and recognized Nüwa Manila with Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED®, in compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk of COVID-19 and potential future  public health risks.

Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila are recipients of the prestigious ASEAN Green Hotel Award for 2022-2024 for upholding sustainable tourism through environment-friendly principles, resource consumption reduction and local community involvement.

The three hotels are all Safety Seal-certified by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) and bear the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp granted also by the DOT. The Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers to recognize businesses that have adopted global health and hygiene standardized protocols.

On property are impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues: DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed education-based family entertainment center; and CenterPlay a contemporary entertainment bar at the focal point of the main gaming floor, with live performances from top local artists.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations.

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About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation

Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP”) is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:“MLCO”), the developer,  owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe.  MRP’s subsidiary, Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation (“Melco Leisure”), which developed City of Dreams Manila together with SM Investments Corporation, Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Amusement, Inc., operates and manages the luxury integrated resort.

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