21 Dec2014

In the Afterglow…

by Marketman


I still had a bit of a buzz early this morning, after two holiday dinners at home in a row, and when I took a look at the bottles of bubbly and wine we consumed between say 25 people, only 18 of whom drank more than the champagne at the opening toast, I wasn’t surprised at all… And that photo doesn’t include doubles and triples from the first evening, they had been disposed of before we could think to add them to this photo… Guests were emailed a menu a few days before, and they all figured out what wine to bring along to pair with the food. Let’s just say everyone seemed to have had a really good time. :)


There is a need for a few hours to recover after a week long, but totally enjoyable marathon to prep for the meals, so I’ll leave you with two links here and here to Downton Abbey spoofs sent to me by one of the dinner guests last night. They are totally worth watching if you are a fan of the show and just pining away for the Christmas Special in a few more days. In the meantime, stay tuned for a chance to win roundtrip tickets from Manila to Cebu and free meals at Zubuchon and an overnight hotel stay as a thank you from Marketman & Zubuchon to all of you out there. Yup, it’s totally free. :)



  1. EbbaBlue says:

    Hihi, I am first.
    I am glad you are enjoying the holidays.

    Dec 21, 2014 | 3:53 pm


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  3. scott says:

    Happy Holidays MM to you and your family, looks like a good time was had by all : ) my kind of holiday party

    Dec 21, 2014 | 5:06 pm

  4. Zerho says:

    Just saw the famous Zubuchon being eaten by hungry inmates at Jessica Soho. Have a Merry ChristmasnMarketman and family.

    Dec 21, 2014 | 9:24 pm

  5. corrine says:

    Can u pls post your menus? Planning on a new menu for Christmas dinner. Need to check your archives for turkey recipe.

    Dec 21, 2014 | 11:46 pm

  6. Natie says:

    Oh, my!! I was so looking forward to the dinner chronicles… The pictures of the food!!

    Dec 22, 2014 | 3:05 am

  7. odessa says:

    Looking forward to all your holidays post MM especially the baked and sweet goodies.
    My hubby and I have never been to Cebu so i’m excited to join the raffle…:)

    Dec 22, 2014 | 11:06 am

  8. Kasseopeia says:

    Happy holidays MM, Mrs MM, and the Lady! The same goes to all the readers and the little community of comment-ers (is that even a word?) whom I consider my online family. A toast to one and all ;)

    Dec 22, 2014 | 1:53 pm

  9. Khew says:

    LOL about the spoofs! Thanks to both you and your guest.

    Dec 22, 2014 | 4:18 pm

  10. Andrea says:

    I hope to bring my nanay to Cebu if I win. Enjoy the holidays, everyone!

    Dec 22, 2014 | 11:21 pm

  11. dianne says:

    Oh my! That would be one heck of a Christmas gift! ;)

    Dec 23, 2014 | 12:49 am

  12. psychomom says:

    watched the videos…. they were hilarious! Have a blessed Christmas MM and family.

    Dec 23, 2014 | 2:36 am

  13. marilen says:

    Blessed Christmas to everyone in this ‘family’
    MM – hope the former Teen is now with her mom and dad for the holidays.

    Dec 23, 2014 | 10:47 am

  14. kristin says:

    happy holidays MM and Family!

    Dec 23, 2014 | 9:03 pm

  15. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    Seeing the tag line and the initial pic, I was thinking this was a post about AFS :)…not.

    Dec 24, 2014 | 7:46 am

  16. bearhug0127 says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you MM and family and the market manila community!

    Dec 24, 2014 | 10:10 am

  17. Noel says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Joel! God bless!

    Dec 24, 2014 | 5:56 pm

  18. ami says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family MM! Merry Christmas also to the other commenters!

    Dec 24, 2014 | 10:29 pm

  19. Betchay says:

    Maligayang Pasko MM, Mrs.MM, the Lady,the Crew and the marketmanila community!!!!

    Dec 24, 2014 | 11:06 pm


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