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Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Play your cards right this Valentines season as the Fat Girls Day Out shows you Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO. A Curated Guide.

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

From ultra posh locations, humble recreational spaces, a wonderful dining scene, and many merry activities, Makati is the go-to holiday city in Manila.

Thanksgiving 2018: Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Dreams

Thanksgiving 2018: Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Dreams

Autumn or Fall symbolizes the coming of Thanksgiving. This season, the leaves turn into a dark red hue, pumpkins are in season. Halloween is celebrated and it ushers the coming of Thanksgiving. These days when you say Thanksgivings, it automatically means this holiday widely celebrated in North America that consists of family, friends, and a roasted turkey that usually comes with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

In the United States, it’s just as widely celebrated as Christmas. Here in Manila, we don’t really celebrate it in most circles but it remains as my favorite food holiday.

 

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To understand what Thanksgiving means, lets go back to 1621. The story goes like this, the Catholic Pilgrims crossed the sea to establish their own colonies in the New World. Once they landed on Massachusetts, they were able to stumble upon one of the villages of the Wampanoag Indians. However, it was abandoned as all the residents perished due to an epidemic. They settled in and they met the Indian named “Squato“, unlike the other locals. Squato knew how to speak English and in turn taught the Pilgrims to harvest corn and other crops. Squato was also able to arrange a local alliance with the Wampanoag chief Massasoit and the leader of the Pilgrims Governor William Bradford. 

Thanksgiving symbolizes the first successful harvest of the Pilgirms and to celebrate, they arrange a 3 day festival filled with games, hunting, and a grand feast. 200 years after the first Thanksgiving, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1863.

Today, Thanksgiving means many things to different cultures and countries.

In Canada, it’s celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of October. In the United States it’s celebrated on the last Thursday of November. For others, it simply marks the start of the best shopping day in the year Black Friday.

Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

A traditional Thanksgiving feast usually consists of the following dishes:

  • A large butterball roasted Turkey
  • Bread Pudding
  • Cranberry sauce – Either jelly or canned
  • Giblet gravy
  • Sweet potato mash topped with roasted marshmallows
  • Squash soup
  • Hot rolls
  • Green bean casserole
  • Pecan or pumpkin pie for dessert.

 

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These are usually cooked a day before the actual day since it takes very long to cook the turkey from braising it, basting, and then roasting. The whole preparation ranges from 8-12 hours.

The entire preparation times gives families a chance to bond and help each other, aside from the actual Thanksgiving dinner.

 

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Why Turkey?

Turkey has been the original staple Thanksgiving dish since 1621 when Governor Bradford tasked the original pilgrims to hunt for wild turkey for the first harvest festival. Turkey is most definitely a celebration food as it takes a lot of time and effort to prepare and to cook this dish.

Here in Manila, we rarely eat turkey but whenever I have the chance it’s always a  memorable experience. Since we don’t usually have turkey as our normal staple poultry dish let me give you a quick guide on how to enjoy this meal.

The first thing is to choose whether you want dark meat or white meat, then add some cranberry sauce and drizzle a whole lot of gravy on the bird. Now whenever you take a spoonful of turkey add a bit of cranberry and gravy to each bite. The tangy cranberry cuts the richness of the turkey and gravy.

For this Thanksgiving on November 22, head over to Old Swiss Inn Makati to experience a traditional Thanksgiving Feast.

The Old Swiss Inn Restauranhas been serving it’s patrons for over 70 years. You go to this kind of places for the food, for the consistency of taste and the stories that were told between its wooden walls.

 

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For only PHP 1,320 PHP ++ per head, you get to experience a traditional thanksgiving buffet complete with your Turkey, sauces, and sides.

Takeaway

Whether it’s Christmas, New Year or a birthday. We Filipinos love to eat, and Thanksgiving is another celebration where in you can have a new food journey. Hot rolls, mashed sweet potatoes with a marshmallow topping, and eating roast turkey is a celebration. Experience your first Thanksgiving meal!

 


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Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Too early to wake up for breakfast, too late to wait for lunch. What’s the perfect solution? Brunch! The Fat Girls Day Out crew rounded up 5 places.

Raclette 101: Why You Need to Add Cheese to Everything

Raclette 101: Why You Need to Add Cheese to Everything

There’s nothing like warm, melted raclette layered over a mound of potatoes, meat or even just by itself on an elegant white plate. The Fat Girls Day Out Team teach you what you need to know about having your next Raclette experience.

5 steps to slay your next Christmas Party with FGDO and Old Swiss Inn

5 steps to slay your next Christmas Party with FGDO and Old Swiss Inn

Clueless on how to plan and execute your next group Christmas party? Well your here for a treat The Fat Girls Day Out crew together with our friends from the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant have listed down five (5) simple steps to make sure to help you create a memorable event.

 

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STEP 1: EVENT THEME AND OBJECTIVES

The first thing you want to think of is your event theme and objectives. This helps you narrow where you can have your event, and the size of your venue.

  • Objectives: What’s the purpose of your event? Whether it’s a Christmas Party, Gala Dinner, End-of-year (EOY) Celebration or Awards Night, it’s usually less about Christmas and more about celebrating!
  • Event Theme: Is this a reunion? Is this an office event? Do you need a stage and a band? Decide what you need early on. Remember it’s easier to book things in advanced in this season.

Whether it’s a family or an office event, it’s important to determine what you need in a venue and for how many people you are planning to have at your party.

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STEP 2: BUDGET

The next thing you need to know is your budget. Determine how much you are willing to spend for the following and stick to it:

  • Food and Beverage per pax – Whether it’s 500 PHP per head to 2,000 PHP it’s important to stay within your budget.
  • Decorations cost – Find your inspiration online, and list down everything you need.
  • Venue (if any) – Consider that some venue place have a minimum consumable amount or have an additional charge to using private venues.
  • Contingent Fund  (10% of your total cost) This is your safety fund.

These four things are the most basic things to consider when planning your budget. Create a checklist.

STEP 3: VENUE

Now that you know what you want and what you need, it’s time to book your venue.

What you need to consider:

  • Venue Size – is the venue the right size? Is it in a good location? Is there sufficient parking space?
  • Facilities in the venue – is there a projector? A mic or a free sound system?

Remember once you determine what you need, book this immediately, this goes out fast.

Here at Old Swiss Inn, they provide the venue and food. Whether you need a venue, in Paco, in Shaw or in Makati, they got you covered. They have venues for you that come with uniformed waiters, a projector system, a sound system, and FREE use of their function room.

 

STEP 4: FOOD

Filipinos love to eat, and the best way we know how to celebrate is by eating celebratory dishes in huge amounts that we share with out loved ones. Whether you choose a venue with food, or choose to have catering at your own house.

The Food is the most important thing you need to consider when planning your party. It’s not only a conversation starter, but most of the time becomes the most memorable thing  that everyone remembers in your party.

By serving your guests with conversation starters such as a fondue, raclette, cheese and chocolate fondue, you provide a celebratory food they have not tried before.

 

Christmas party

Old Swiss Inn provides a variety of menu options for you and your family. They also have an ongoing promo for Birthday parties and Baptisms that gives you 15% off their packages for 60 pax and above on weekends until October 31, 2018.

For more details on their packages click on the link below:

 

STEP 5: EXPERIENCE

Whenever you have those 4 items down, all that’s left is to create an experience. From the moment, they get to the venue to the time they sit down that be sure that each of these key items have been taken care of, this creates a positive atmosphere and environment to have a great time. This also leaves you hassle free, that the only thing left to do is the entertainment. So whether you have a program, a live band, a raffle, or games having those things in check will contribute to the overall success of your event.

Last Minute Tips:

  • Make sure to provide the correct time when setting up.
  • Always find out who the head waiter is, if you have any special requests or a VIP guest you want to accommodate, he’s your guy.
  • Don’t forget to tip!

By choosing the right venue and food, you can immediately create a experience that you all will share.

We at Fat Girls Day Out believe that the key to any event is providing you with unique one-of-a-kind experience that you can’t find anywhere else.


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Field trip, yes?

Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

There’s no better place for Authentic Swiss and European cuisine like the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant. Why? Because 70 years of marketability and credibility are the only proof of concept that you need.