Ilustrado’s New Year Food Idea for Media Noche & Family Reunion

Here in the Philippines, one of the most celebrated date aside from Christmas is New year and yes… majority of us celebrate Family Reunions during this day, too.


Often, hard working people does not have time to cook food for Media Noche and family reunion gatherings. What busy Pinoys normally do, just to cut expense, they tend to pick a family member who has a bigger home space to celebrate New Year and Family Reunion.

And then, New Year’s Family reunion becomes potluck style. Food during potluck must be well coordinated and well planned. Many of us would just make a pre-order in one food establishment that is open during this day and Ilustrado is accepting pre-orders and these are their food idea for your very special occasion.


Try Ilustrado’s signature Paellas – Meat and Seafood, All Seafood, Squid Ink, Chorizo, Bacalao and Fideaua that uses pasta instead of rice.

Ilustrado Paellas

Roasts and carvings include Chicken Relleno ala Ilustrado, Christmas Turkey, US Long Island Duck ala Ilustrado, US Prime Rib Roll, Leg of Ham and Twice Cooked Angus Beef Shortplate.

Chicken Relleno ala Ilustrado

Pasta and noodles lovers can opt for Pasta ala Ilustrado, Palabok with Bagnet, Machito, Creamy Chicken al Moringa Pasta and Creamy Carbonara. Those who look for familiar homestyle cooking can get Callos Madrilena, Kalderetang Kambing, Adobong Bagnet with Taba ng Talangka, Beef Morcon and Lengua con Setas.

Ilustrado House Specialties

Ilustrado is also known for its bread, cakes, loaves, brownies and cookies. As gift items, look into homemade dips and delis like Spicy Cheeseball, Duck and Chicken Liver Pate, Spanish Sardines Pate and Pesto Malunggay.

Ilustrado Pastries

Ilustrado are accepting advance orders, at least 1-2 days in advance in bulk or big orders.  Can walk in too for small orders. They are open on December 31st from 9am to 5pm, closed on January 1st but will re-open on the next day, January 2.

For more details, you may reach Ilustrado at 744 General Luna Road, Intramuros, Manila, 527-2345 or 527-3674

Café Ilutsrado 4th Level SM Makati, 818-6760

Pasteleria Ilustrado, 2nd Level Alabang Town Center, 0919-845-9503

email them at [email protected] or visit their website at

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