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Party trays for every celebration
Mimi & Bros makes happy celebrations easier through food and party trays that are making a comeback this season.

For meat lovers, the Porchetta Party Tray features a boneless stuffed pork roast at P990 and is good for four to five persons. Mimi’s Fried Chicken is a highlight on the Party Tray list. For only P1,600, it can serve 12 to 15 people. The Truffle Honey Butter Wings Party Tray is good for six to eight people at P1,100. Meanwhile, the Lechon Belly Tray for P990 is good for four to five people.

Lola’s Ragu is a must-try on the party tray selection. The iconic Italian pasta dish has tender beef chunks, sweet tomato sauce and is topped with parmesan cheese. Serving six to eight persons at P1,350, this party tray is perfect for cozy gatherings with loved ones. The Corn Dog Party Tray is a great choice for those who want a lighter option at only P990 for six to eight persons.

This year, Mimi & Bros is jazzing up its party tray lineup with an exciting set of Rice Party trays that come in two serving sizes: Tray, which feeds seven to 10 people; and Solo which serves two to three people.

Choices include the Chicken and Chorizo Paella with Crispy Lechon Belly Party Tray at P2,900 while the Solo is priced at only P1,000; the Truffle Mushroom Paella with Porchetta Party Tray at only P3,200 while the Solo is priced only at P1,200; and the Bagoong Rice with Crispy Bagnet Party Tray at only P2,500 while the Solo is priced at only P950.

Order the party trays two days in advance. Call Mimi & Bros at +639457985176 or reach Mimi & Bros through Facebook Messenger ( or via Instagram (@mimiandbros).
A 50 percent downpayment is required to confirm the order.

Bringing the festive season online
On 4 November via Facebook Live, Marriott hotels in the Philippines, namely, Manila Marriott, Sheraton Manila, Clark Marriott, Sheraton Manila Bay and Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, united for a simultaneous virtual Christmas tree lighting.

The host livened up the event while executives of each hotel gave a glimpse of their exclusive offers for the holidays such as their Christmas hampers, festive treats, feast packages, dining and staycations promotions.

Adding to the excitement are staycation vouchers from all participating hotels given away to the viewers.

Apart from the festivities, the five hotels continue to give back to the community.

Manila Marriott, Sheraton Manila and Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo curate a Charity Hamper — a plush robe, two pairs of indoor slippers and towel set complete with a tote bag.

Proceeds from this initiative will help provide Noche Buena for families from Save the Children Philippines.

In addition, Goeran Soelter, general manager of Clark Marriott and the chair of the Marriott Business Council Philippines, invites everyone to join Run to Give, the annual virtual charity run that aims to raise funds for the Marriott Associate Welfare Fund and the said beneficiary.

Apart from Save the Children, Courtyard Iloilo partnered with SOS Children’s Village and has opened their doors as a drop-off point for donations for more than 100 children in the community.

Meanwhile, Sheraton Manila Bay partnered with World Wide Fund. For every purchase of their Sheraton Luxury Hamper, customers get to adopt a Signature Panda Plushie and support the organization’s nature conservation projects.

Plantable Cards of Care embedded with seed were also provided. Its proceeds will go to Barangay 699 Children Fund and Aurora Quezon Elementary School, and lastly the Sheraton CommuniTREE, a tree-planting project where donations go to their reforestation and biodiversity efforts.

Hampers at the Pen
This year, make it a Peninsula Christmas and lift the lid on a hamper-full of delicious nibbles, tempting tipples and plenty of surprises — from glorious wines and bubbles to delicious cookies, chocolates, pâtés, hams, gingerbread chalets, preserves and jams.

photograph courtesy of The Peninsula manila

The Peninsula Boutique’s Christmas festive hampers are filled with the luxurious seasonal treats perfect for stocking fillers, gifting to loved ones and oneself this Christmas.

The Santa Hamper, Sweet Indulgence Hamper and Peninsula Gourmet Hamper are priced at P7,500, P11,500 and P19,500, respectively. Prices are inclusive of taxes.

For inquiries, orders and reservations, call The Peninsula Boutique at +63 2 8887 2888 (ext. 7410 for the Christmas Store), mobile 0917-5578014 or email [email protected]