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Foodie Spotlight: Christmas 2017 Edition

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The most joyful time of the year is approaching and it’s time to feast with your loved ones! With so many amazing options to choose from, we’re sure this list of festive offerings will satisfy the whole family’s tastebuds.

Earle Swensen’s

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Photo credit: Earle Swensen’s

Get ready to indulge in lavish festive dishes during the month of December at Earle Swensen’s! Their savoury showstoppers come in the form of Cioppino with Ciabatta Garlic Toast and Turkey Roll with Wild Rice and Chestnut Stuffing, while Earle’s Bottoms Up! is a decadent gelato creation that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

With each order of any main course on the menu, customers will also get to enjoy complimentary access to the free-flow salad bar. Seasonal picks include wild rice and dried fruits salad, chicken ham with pickled vegetables, turkey ham and honey mustard potato salad, turkey and apple salad with apricot dressing, and charbroiled turkey pasta with oregano tomato sauce.

Price: $20 – $40 per pax
Address:
VivoCity 
– 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-117, Singapore 098585
Westgate 
– 3 Gateway Drive, #03-10/11, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: 
10.30am – 10.30pm daily

Bakerzin

Photo credit: Bakerzin

Photo credit: Bakerzin

Get ready to soak in the delights of the yuletide spirit as you feast on delectable indulgences from Bakerzin. Available from 16th November 2017, enjoy a convenient and lavish spread at home with a delish medley of ‘must-haves’ from Bakerzin Christmas de la Perfecto Takeaway Menu or select the festive feast packages that are specially catered for parties of six and above. Conveniently packed, simply heat it up before serving and your Christmas feast is ready!

The unique crowning number, Gochujang Capon ($42) is the Asian remix of a western traditional must-have. The stuffing in the capon chicken is perfected with minced chicken, herbs and spices, together with the flavourful-packed essence from within which is tied together with the Gochujang Sauce and Raisin Sauce served on the side. Not to be missed are the Dijon Mustard Gammon Ham, Chicken Teriyaki Shepherd’s Pie ($20), Triplette Chocolat Cake Log ($72) and Savoury King’s Bread made with Ham & Cheese or Spiced Cinnamon and Nuts ($24)!

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Gourmet Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts

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Photo credit: Gourmet Carousel

Excite your senses with Gourmet Carousel’s Winter Wonderland, from traditional Christmas sweets to decadent roasted meats, you’ll be treating yourself to a feast of the kings. Enjoy their festive logcakes ($65) which come in 3 flavours – Honey Citrus, Royal Chocolate and Nutty Raspberry, or choose from their roasted selection of Traditional Roasted Turkey ($158), Japanese Garlic Butter-glazed Turkey ($158), Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb ($128), Oven-roasted Beef Loin ($75) or Glazed Veal Spare Ribs ($70). They also have an exciting Seafood Platter ($125) or festive hampers for a family feast ranging from $215 to $398. Winter Wonderland is available from now till 25 December 2017, advance order of 3 days is required.

Address: Royal Plaza on Scotts (Lobby Level), 25 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228220
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 10.00am, 12.00 – 2.00pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Click here for the full menu.

The Deli @ Goodwood Park Hotel

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Photo credit: Goodwood Park Hotel

‘Tis the season to make merry and feast with joy at Goodwood Park Hotel. New gourmet takeaways this year are 12 Treasures Turkey ($268), Around the World in ‘Turkey’ Days, a scrumptious appetiser platter ($128), Roast Turkey Roulade with Pork and Chestnut Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Gravy ($168), Cold Capellini Pasta with Alaskan Crab, Ebi Caviar and Truffle Vinaigrette ($108), Zesty Logs ($52 a pair), Silent Night Sphere ($28), and Mini Mousse-icles ($16 for 3 pieces).

In addition, favourites like their ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Christmas Log Cake ($69), Merry Mosaic Cakes ($48), Slow Roasted Ibérico Pork Belly with Crackling, Pickled Cabbage, Apple Sauce and Pork Jus ($320) and more are back by popular demand! You can also enjoy special Christmas combos ranging from $298 – $338 and more festive feasting at Goodwood Park Hotel’s restaurants, including Gordon Grill, L’Espresso and Coffee Lounge.

Takeaway gourmet treats will be available at The Deli from 1 to 26 December 2017. Advance orders of five days are required and guests may visit The Deli from 9am to 9pm daily to place their takeaway orders.

Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Opening Hours: The Deli: 9.00am – 9.00pm daily, click here for information on other restaurants.
Click here to place your Christmas orders in advance.

TWG Tea

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Photo credit: TWG Tea

With the cheers of merriment and chimes of sleigh bells echoing around the fireplace, indulge in the warm flavours of luscious chocolate, succulent fruits and Christmas spices in a tantalising yuletide feast with TWG Tea this December. Let the festivities begin with a magical cocktail infused with the Joy of Christmas Tea or opt for an eggnog-inspired mocktail infused with tea, almond, cinnamon and a sprinkle of cocoa. For your main course, tuck into a succulent feast of grilled wagyu beef skirt with black truffle and foie gras beef jus, accompanied by charred pears poached in Red Christmas Tea, served with silky mash potato and cabbage braised with veal bacon and chestnut. For dessert, indulge in the Joy of Christmas Tea infused yule log, encasing a chocolate hazelnut sponge cake filled with a luscious Joy of Christmas Tea infused cream mousse accented with vanilla & orange custard and cinnamon Streudel, coated with a milk chocolate glaze. Available at all TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques in Singapore from 18 to 31 December 2017.

Don’t forget their Joy of Christmas Limited Edition Macarons ($12 – $48), Chocolate Bonbons ($28) and Shortbread Cookies ($19)! Check out the full catalogue here.

Price: $35 for Set Menu (Main course, tea and dessert), additional $10 for mocktail and $12 for cocktail.
Address: Click here for list of locations and opening hours.

Marina Mandarin Singapore

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Photo credit: Marina Mandarin

A multitude of Yuletide and New Year treats await this December at Marina Mandarin Singapore! Café Mocha presents a variety of Christmas sweet treats and savoury delights to take away, and Atrium Lounge dazzles all with a magnificent balloon drop and spectacular entertainment on New Year’s Eve. At AquaMarine, diners can look forward to three festive-themed halal-certified buffet spreads, perfect for merry gatherings with friends and families. For Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist, Peach Blossoms offers exclusive set menus for Christmas and the New Year. To welcome the New Year, room packages with a guaranteed view of the Marina Bay, along with celebratory fireworks, are available for booking.

Make merry this year end at AquaMarine with their Festive Feast buffet, featuring specials like the Roasted Turkey with Cinnamon and Orange, Slow-cooked Wagyu Brisket with Smoked Onion Puree and Crispy Wild Rice, as well as Bouillabaisse Pot Pie! You can also choose to partake in AquaMarine’s Christmas buffet spread, featuring Christmas exclusives like the Oyster Degustation that offers a selection of 5 premium oysters, as well as the Boston Lobster Risotto served in Whole Parmesan Wheel. There will also be another generous spread including special Chocolate ‘Nitro’ Ice Cream with Raspberry at the liquid nitrogen station for their New Year Buffet!

Price: Click here for full list of prices.
Location: AquaMarine: Marina Mandarin Level 4, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: AquaMarine: Lunch Mon – Fri 12.00pm – 2.30pm Sat, Sun & PH 12.00pm – 3.00pm, Dinner 6.30pm – 10.00pm daily
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Swensen’s

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Photo credit: Swensen’s

Celebrate ‘Christmas Over the Rainbow’ with Swensen’s as this well-loved casual restaurant chain presents a colourful array of festive foods and party packages that will delight adults and children alike. From roast turkey and salads, to delectable pasta creations and signature ice cream log cakes ($58) – including a limited-edition design featuring ‘My Little Pony’, Swensen’s has all the fixings required for a euphoric Yuletide bash.

From their takeaway menu, Swensen’s has four glorious roasts that will make great center pieces during your festive dinners – Roast Beef ($108.90) with black pepper gravy and mustard, oven-seared Leg of Lamb ($108.90) with homemade mint sauce, Smoked Honey Chicken Ham ($78.90) paired with marmalade, and the quintessential Traditional Turkey ($108.90) roasted with chestnut stuffing and accompanied by cranberry jelly and herb gravy. There also delectable sides and hearty pasta dishes to complete your meal, ranging from $25.90 – $28.90.

If you’re dining in, check out the Breaded Fish Rainbow Submarine ($17.50), Combo Meal Platter ($17.90) or Salmon Pasta with Arugula ($15.90). Kids will surely be delighted to try out the new ‘My Little Pony’-inspired sundaes ($11.50 each)!

Takeaway treats can be pre-ordered from now to 31 December 2017 for self-collection or delivery from 1 to 31 December 2017, while the special dine-in menu will be available at all Swensen’s restaurants from now to 31 December 2017. Click here to view the full catalogue and order online.

Address: Click here for full list of outlets and opening hours.

Park Hotel Alexandra

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Photo credit: Park Hotel Alexandra

During the jolly season of Christmas, delight in a Spanish-inspired Christmas at The Carvery, Aqua Luna and The Coffee Belt.

Showcasing Christmas favourites, guests may look forward to delectable delights at The Carvery such as Iberico Pork Belly Porchetta stuffed with Chorizo and Apple, Spit-roasted Chicken with Orange and Rosemary ($38), 28-Day Dry Aged US Black Angus Prime Rib (weekends only), Roast Turkey, Catalan Seafood Stew, Buttered Brussel Sprouts, Parsnips and Carrots, Red Mullet Fish with Mojo Verde, Squid and Olive Salad, Sukalki Beef Ragu, and a Turron Trifle. Guests dining at The Carvery on the eves of and on public holidays (Christmas and New Year’s) have the added bonus of feasting on a whole Spanish Suckling Pig. Lunch is priced at $45 and upwards and dinners at $58 and upwards.

Aqua Luna spotlights Spain’s national alcoholic beverage with a cheerful and refreshing White Sangria made with white wine, lime, dark rum, and prosecco, garnished with a garden of fruits. Order two glasses of White Sangria for $28.80 and receive a complimentary snack of either Spanish Style Garlic Prawns (Gambas al Ajillo) or a Charcuterie Platter (Iberico Ham and Chorizo); both served with a side of Wood-Fired Bread.

Down at The Coffee Belt, an instant pick-me-up comes by way of the Iced Spanish Coffee ($8) – two shots of Ethiopian Espresso, cold brew coffee, spiced syrup, Dark Rum and crushed turron bits (Spanish nougat) over wispy peaks of whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

Address: Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159972
Opening Hours: Click here for various restaurants’ opening hours.

Lime @ PARKROYAL on Pickering

Photo credit: Lime

Photo credit: Lime

Diners can eat, drink and be merry this festive season amidst the glitter and gold at PARKROYAL on Pickering as its signature Lime Restaurant unveils a dazzling line-up of festive delights that will warm your heart and stomach. For takeaways, you can grab the Celebration Set consisting of a 2kg Roasted Turkey, 1.5kg Honey Baked Ham and Trio of Yule Log. Don’t forget the little ones by gifting them with an assortment of Christmas treats, from pralines and panettone to gingerbread cookies and festive cupcakes.

For festive dining, enjoy the quintessential festive offering of Whole Turkey, which is served with Apple Stuffing, Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. These delectable delights are offered alongside a glittery line-up of alternatives including Calamansi Scented Salmon Tartar, Crayfish Salad with Basil Orange Reduction, Scallops Gratinated with Lemon Pepper Hollandaise Sauce and for that extra bit of indulgence, look to the selection of sweets with the Panettone Pudding with Gingerbread Sauce and Pandan Coconut Log Cake.

Indulge in perennial Christmas favourites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Lime’s extensive buffet repertoire will include festive favourites like the Honey Glazed Ham, Roasted Turkey Roulade with Chinois Sauce. Adding on to the merriment, diners will delight in feasting on the Foie Gras Torchon with Brioche, Amaretto Cherry and Kumquat and Seared Foie Gras flambéed with Cognac in addition to the Confit Margret of Duck Leg, Chestnut and Sour Cherry Jus, and other seafood numbers. Enjoy desserts like the Belgium Dark Chocolate with Yuzu Logcake or the popular Christmas Stollen to end your meal on a sweet note. There will also be a special new year’s eve buffet to ring in the new year!

Price: Click here to check prices.
Address: PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri Breakfast –  6.30am – 10.30am, Lunch 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Saturday Breakfast – 6.30am – 11.00am, Lunch 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Sunday Breakfast – 6.30am – 11.00am, Lunch 12.30pm to 4:30pm
Dinner – 6.30pm – 10.30pm daily

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