Christmas 2019: Beyond chicken lollipop and spaghetti at office parties

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Posted at Dec 16 2019 03:32 PM | Updated as of Dec 17 2019 01:27 PM

Naked Patisserie’s Southern Roots line. Handout

MANILA – Go beyond the usual spaghetti and chicken lollipop for your Christmas party at home and the office.

Naked Patisserie, an online shop specializing in pastries and gourmet food items, recently unveiled its Southern Roots line featuring comfort dishes passed down through generations.

“Southern Roots by Naked Patisserie is basically everything I’ve been cooking my entire life, but now I’m finally putting it into party trays so you guys can order it for Christmas, you can order it for birthdays, just because you’re too lazy to get out of bed and you don’t want to cook yourself,” Naked Patisserie owner Christian Mark Jacobs said jokingly during the recent launch of his shop’s newest offerings.

“Whatever your reason is, you can now order the food that my family has been enjoying for three to four generations. And it’s all southern food, it’s comfort food. It has a lot of butter in it – don’t even ask me how many calories is in it, but you’re going to love it,” he added.

Some of the dishes in the Southern Roots line include the Baked Brie Mac and Cheese, which has pepper jack, sharp cheddar, parmesan, and baked brie; Sauteed Italian Sausages served with grilled bell peppers, red onions, and creamy mashed potatoes; Tuscan Chicken or roasted chicken coated in olive oil, Italian herbs and spices, and lemon juice; and Crispy Pork Chops with Jacobs’s signature breading.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“My favorite memories growing up are sitting at my grandmother’s dining room table drinking freshly brewed iced tea, talking about anything and everything while she was cooking fried pork chops,” Jacobs said, as he shared why he included pork chops in his new menu. “And she would tell me stories about how her mother would cook the same dishes when she was a little girl.”

He went on to share that it took him 10 years to develop his mac and cheese recipe. “I’ve literally been experimenting with different recipes for the past 10 years, and I finally came up with what I think is the perfect mac and cheese,” he said.

Aside from the Southern Roots line, Naked Patisserie also offers made-to-order cakes with flavor combinations such as strawberries and cream and chocnut cheesecake; fully edible and illuminated gingerbread houses; the shop’s best-selling chocolate Oreo cheesecake truffles; and Christmas-themed savory snack boxes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Customers can also have grazing tables and spreads made, but Jacobs said they need a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. 

“I just came up with the idea to have a spread called ‘build your naked spread’ where you can actually choose your own vegetables, you can choose your own fruits. If you want to double the meat, no problem. If you want premium cheeses, we can do that,” he said. 

Jacobs continued: “We’ve also done a lot of spreads for celebrities over the past year and we have some people inquiring about them. So now we are offering Julia Barretto’s spread, you can have exactly what she had on her 22nd birthday. If you want the Marian Rivera baby shower spread, we do that, too. All the things you’ve seen on social media, we are able to bring that to you at the exact pricing.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For inquiries, visit Naked Patisserie’s website and social media pages.