What’s Christmas without tables of festive treats? MARY LIM rounds up the best offerings of the season to share with your kin.
GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL
Impress the family with this gorgeous yuletide blossom log cake ($82 nett for 1kg, pictured above) from The Deli. It’s a masterpiece of strawberry chiffon sponge with yuzu-infused pear bits and a hazelnut Breton sable middle, adorned with butter cream blooms against a lovely white chocolate mousse.
Make space, too, for the soy-braised turkey served with toasted spiced almonds and homemade chili sauce ($238 nett for eight to 12 persons). It comes with pumpkin rice or egg noodles in soy sauce with blanched seasonal vegetables. Buy at The Deli from Dec 1 to 26, order online or ring the hotel’s Christmas Call Centre at 6730-1867/68 by noon on Dec 19.
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SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT, SINGAPORE
The season is overflowing with exceptional flavours and Ellenborough Market Cafe is where to get your fix. Its Festive Feast of Christmas eats includes traditional country pate; honey glazed bone-in Champagne ham with port wine sauce; braised short rib of beef with winter mushrooms, and Asian-inspired turkey with cranberry and kam heong sauce. Available Dec 3 to 31 for lunch at $58++ (adult) and $29++ (child aged six to 12), or dinner at $78++ (adult) and $39++ (child).
FIND OUT MORE www.swissotel.com/Singapore-MerchantCourt or call 6239-1847/1848
MARRIOTT SINGAPORE TANG PLAZA
Complete your party this year with a lavender roast turkey with orange, apple and cinnamon stuffing ($198 nett for 4.5kg, pictured above), new this year from the hotel’s Forecourt Stall (Nov 22 to Dec 24). While you’re there, check out the other new offerings, including the roasted pistachio cream cheese log cake ($68 nett for 1 kg). Order online or call 6831-4708 at least three working days in advance.
Or if it’s a feast you’re after, tuck into the decadent festive buffets at the hotel’s popular Marriott Cafe from Dec 1 to 30; prices start from $68++ for adults and $35++ for kids aged five to 12.
FIND OUT MORE www.singaporemarriott.com/christmas
ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS
Stop to say hi to Santa Claus at the halal Carousel cafe, where helium balloons, vibrant decorations and an exciting dance performance help bring on the magical atmosphere of Christmas.
All this and more happens during its Christmas Eve festive dining on Dec 24. Come with an empty stomach so you can the new churrasco (grilled meat) station, in addition to traditional festive fare. Lunch is priced at $58++ (adults) and $36++ (kids aged four to 11) ; high tea and dinner are available, too.
FIND OUT MORE www.carouselbuffet.com.sg
Morgan’s Christmas Feast ($149.90++) is just the thing to get both youngsters and young-at-heart fired up with Yuletide cheer. It comes with half slabs each of hazelnut and cranberry sticky bones, 600g of crackling pork roast, and 200g of gammon ham, as well as an extensive spread of Mexican grilled corn, sausages, roasted potatoes, among other dishes. Excellent news if you’re planning to eat at home for Christmas: It is available for takeaway and delivery from Nov 12 to Jan 3, 2019.
FIND OUT MORE www.morganfields.com.sg
HOTEL FORT CANNING
Christmas gets a Singaporean twist with the new Satay Roast Turkey ($138+) from Hotel Fort Canning’s The Salon. Marinated overnight with a fragrant blend of lemongrass, turmeric, galangal, cumin and coriander powders, and slowroasted to achieve its shiny appearance and succulent texture, it is accompanied by ketupat, cucumbers and a peanut dip. Available for takeaway until Dec 25.
FIND OUT MORE Call 6559-6796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The kids will love every bite of Bakerzin’s Snowman ($60 for about 2kg, pictured), a pandan sponge confection made even more scrumptious with layers of avocado, pandan and cempedak creams – and an irresistible smile of coconut cream.
Pull together your festive feast with savoury highlights from its 2018 Christmas collection, such as the orange cinnamon capon ($49). It’s stuffed with water chestnuts and pistachios, marinated overnight in rosemary, thyme, cinnamon stick and garlic, slow-roasted to perfection, and best eaten with a sweet and spicy cranberry sauce. Order at outlets (by Dec 28), online (by 2pm on Dec 21) or at its Raffles Xchange Push Cart @ Raffles Place.
FIND OUT MORE www.bakerzin.com