Christmas treats at Java+ Marriott Manila
Of life’s greatest pleasures, Christmas ranks near the top. Aside from nourishing and hearty Christmas meal favorites, this occasion also calls for a table filled with exquisite edible gifts. Classic cakes, chunky cookies, and charming chocolates, the holiday is also all about decadent desserts that everyone both loves to give and to receive.
Marriott Manila executive chef Meik Brammer and pastry chef Fil Afable make collaborative collections that are not only charming but unfailingly yummy. The good news is, these drool-worthy goodies are not only exclusively available at Java+, and they’re also on offer at the Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and Rockwell Power Plant for easy, on the go gifts for the Holiday.
When thinking of a treasured Christmas gift for a kid or kid at heart, Marriott Manila features a cool gingerbread masterpiece that is everything one want it to be: crunchy, tasty, and gently spiced. Whether it’s for the adorable goddaughter or only daughter, Java+’s Hanzel and Gretel gingerbread house (P350, small, P650 medium, P950 big), ginger bread jeepney (P650), or Hexenhaus (P250), these signature favorites never fail to put a smile to anyone who receives it. With a sweetness that comes from dark brown sugar, it’s awfully good served plain with nothing more than a cold glass of milk.
Exotic mangoes can only be found in the Philippines and pastry chef Fil Afable transforms this favorite fruit into a zesty sweet dessert: chocolate mango bar with raisins and marshmallows (P320). Made of pure mango nectar and dotted with raisins, this is indeed a yummy, vitamin-rich confection with a unique twist on chocolate.
Dainty pastel cookies sandwiched together with a creamy ganache, the Marriott French macaroons (P200 net, 6 pcs) make a luxurious gift for someone special. Inspired by the City of Light, these little colorful rounds are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, a luscious pair guaranteed to tone down the coolness of December.
Christmas is just few days away, but when it draws nigh, one would surely want traditional food on the table such as the stollen bread (P400). A German version of fruit cake, the dough is added with a light kick of orange, candied citrus peel, raisins, almonds, then spiced with ginger and cinnamon, this crumbly treat is surely delightful on its own.
Sweet-toothed sweetheart wouldn’t be able to resist everyone’s favorite cacao transformed into a hollow-mould chocolate Santa Claus (P230 net & P420) and snowman (P490 &P950 net) figures. Made of imported and high-quality chocolate, they’re meant as a luxurious Christmas time treat perfect for all ages.
And if there’s a kind chocolate that will elicit gestures of excitement, that’s the chocolate truffles and praline (P450, box of 9). These hand-rolled, Swiss-made chocolate are made the way it was meant to be: luxurious, sexy, above all, addicting. All beautifully packaged for the holiday, the taste and presentation is a sure winner.
Newly-launched and freshly-baked, the Homemade Banana Cupcake (P380 net) incorporates everything you love about this classic choice but adds a few more favorites—cream cheese frosting, vanilla, and more bananas. Each cake is also sprinkled with Christmas pastillage for a happy Holiday vibe.
The season is all about endless feasts and flavors, so round out the meal with yule log cakes or buche de noel, a Christmas cake that takes on new life with different flavors. Colorful and smoothly baked with iconic elements of Christmas, pastry Chef Fil Afable offers Chocolate Ganache, Chestnut Caramel, and Tiramisu (all at P1, 350 net). It’s everything one craves for a cake!
Fruit cake usually gets a bad rap as a recycled gift, but Java+ patrons reject the notion. Grandma’s Rum-Flavored Fruitcake (P600 net) is a perennial favorite for its standout traditional baking standard. Loaded with candied dried fruits soaked in rum for one year matched with a soft and chewy texture of the dough, this cake is practical to eat by hands. With its high quality rum as a natural preservative, this is the only cake that one would surely want for homespun Christmas treat, whether as a gift or pantry favorite.
This Christmas, forget the usual gifts and turn it into something that will touch both the heart and taste buds. And Java+ offerings are guaranteed sultry addition to the family’s Holiday table.
For inquiries and reservations, call Java+ at 988-9999.