Preparing for all the holiday festivities can take a toll on your mood, and if you think you've had enough of the grocery shopping, cooking, and table setting needed for at-home entertaining, why not ring in the new year a little differently?
We've compiled nine places that will give you an unforgettable gastronomic experience on New Year’s Eve and will surely get you even more excited to welcome 2016:
The Palace, BGC. For a multi-dimensional New Year's countdown, troop to the home of Valkyrie Nightclub, The Palace Pool Club, Revel, and Cafe Naya for a nightlife experience like no other. NYE dinner will be served at Cafe Naya by Chef Mikko Reyes and cocktails by Erwann Heussaff (their 3-course menu starts at P1,500+). At 2am, there will be a grand fireworks display at Pool Club with Dutch DJ Alvaro and top Filipino DJs, Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Martin Puljar, and more.
Marriott Hotel Manila. Evening mass followed by a dinner show at the Marriott Grand Ballroom entitled The Grand Countdown 2015 with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Charice, and Martin Nievera, among others, perfectly complement Marriott Café's eat-all-you-can brunch or dinner (only P2,700-P2,950 per person).
Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas. If you’re on a tighter budget, come to the 12 Days of Christmas at Cucina. They will serve both lunch and dinner on December 31 and January 1. Prices range from P1,760-P2?750+++ per head.
Diamond Hotel A New State of Mind, Roxas Blvd, Manila. For a sumptuous dinner and a chance to win round-trip tickets to Bohol for two, you can indulge at Corniche from 6pm-11pm for P3,300 per head. Or for a lighter celebration, opt for their late night buffet inclusive of one drink from 11pm-2am for P680 per head.
Solaire Resort and Casino’s The Gift of Celebration. This is recommended if you prefer a night of groovin’ music plus tapas, treats, and signature cocktails at the Eclipse Entertainment Lounge. The Company, Bituin Escalante, Mel Villena, and more topnotch musicians are slated to perform. For other details, email [email protected]
Sofitel Philippine Plaza. For lovers of turkey and lamb dishes, come to Spiral on Dec 31-Jan 1 and enjoy their festive dinner for P5,450+++ per head from 7pm-10:30pm and brunch 12pm-3pm for P3,650+++ per head.
EDSA Shangri-La Manila. Japanese cuisine aficionados, Senju's NYE and NYD buffets will surely delight you (costs P3,550 and P2,500, respectively). The hotel also has festive set menus for families of 10 at Summer Palace: Am 8-course Chinese lunch menu for P25,858 net and P35,840 net for dinner (Dec 31-Jan 1). If you love Italian cuisine, Paparazzi offers a 5-course dinner for P3550 net.
Makati Shangri-La Manila. Come in your black and white formal attire to indulge in their sit-down dinner and prepare to be transported to Broadway and Times Square through their live broadway show at 8pm and live band performance at 11:30 for their NYE countdown.
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City. If you want your kids and teens to enjoy the night, come to the "Masquerade Countdown to 2016" which features Verve band rounding up the top hits of the year to bid adieu to 2015, a buffet dinner, and a kids’ corner with games and surprises from 8pm onwards for only P2,016+++ each.
Choose your kind of New Year Celebration and say hello to 2016 with aplomb!
Read: 3 Ways Filipino Families Celebrate New Year's Eve