Embrace the holidays in this next-normal lifestyle


    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and many may have yet to find ways to celebrate the season. As most of us have been nestling safely in our homes for quite some time, it is no surprise that a lot are looking for ways to embrace the holidays with a splendid and memorable getaway, without having to worry about safety.

      Welcoming family and friends for a delightful Christmas celebration in the new normal, Alviera Country Club – a premier country club found at the heart of the Alviera Estate in Pampanga, has turned the holiday switch on, bringing out the wonderful ornaments, lighting up the christmas tree, and offering activities and promos to make celebrations at the club even more this year.

    Aside from the cool breeze that welcomes you to the estate, the whole club is dressed to the nines, bedecked with vibrant festive decor to fully welcome the season. Bask in the beauty of the property as the string of lights and holiday decor compliment the suburban outdoors complete with scenic views, lush natural environment, and exciting activities.

    Dubbed as the culinary capital of the Philippines, a trip to Pampanga is not complete without going on a food trip.  As the club’s main restaurant, the Manyaman restaurant boasts a delicious mix of cuisines and authentic Kapampangan dishes.

    This holiday season, their menu will include an array of special dishes that will treat guests to a mouthwatering feast and an impeccable gastronomic experience. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch or dinner with family and friends with a delectable Christmas spread including the club’s signature crispy porchetta, and other dessert favorites such as Christmas Fruit cake loaf, and White Forest Mousse cake with mixed fruits.

    If you’re looking for a light and quick snack, you can enjoy a cup of coffee with some freshly-baked pastries created and perfected by the in-house artisan chefs at the Sabyan Cafe. Casual dining specials are also offered at the Galo Sports bar, which also doubles as an event space for intimate and worry-free gatherings

    If you are up for the challenge, put your culinary skills to the test and make your own Manyaman holiday dish at home by tuning in to Alviera Country Club’s Manyaman Creations on its Facebook page. For the first episode on December 4, 5-6pm, collaborating with one of the chefs at Alviera Country Club is Chef and restaurateur Happy Ongpauco, who will demonstrate how to prepare one of the special holiday dishes served at the club’s specialty restaurants — the crispy porchetta.