In the second instalment of our Festive Feasting series, gather your loved ones for a season of turkeys, hams, log cakes and more!
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This festive season, get the best of both worlds—seafood and meat— at Hotel Jen Tanglin. Try the Asian-inspired turkey, done percik style, with the bird carefully basted in spiced coconut milk gravy. Roasted till golden brown, the juicy turkey exudes a slightly piquant fragrance and carries coconutty flavours in every bite.
For those who prefer traditional meats, there’s also the classic roasted turkey which comes with giblet truffle, brown and cranberry sauces, as well as honey glazed Virginia ham. Meanwhile, on the buffet is a wide selection of seafood items including seafood thermidor, whole baked Norwegian salmon and grilled baby lobster infused with tarragon butter. Prices begin at $31 per person for lunch and $75 per person for dinner.
Marriott Café at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel offers a selection of Asian and Western delights including whole roasted turkey with dried fruit and chestnut bread stuffing, bourbon and honey glazed leg ham, and crispy roasted pork belly.
Also in the line-up are popular picks like braised beef bourguignon and oyster Florentine. Prices start at $65 per adult and $35 per child for weekday lunch.
Porta Fine Food & Import Company’s festive menu is a showcase of luxurious, comfort food. Start with lobster bisque ($16) or Norwegian salmon gravlax ($16) topped with marinated fennel, orange and Avruga caviar.
Then move on to mains like suckling pig ($40)—a confit of Spanish suckling pig, choucroute (sauerkraut) and Idaho potato; or French quail ($34) served with brussels sprouts, crispy bacon and quail jus.
Goodwood Park Hotel is all set to impress with myriad Christmas treats. Their Cantonese-style 12 Treasures Turkey ($268), comes stuffed with 12 ingredients including roasted pork, 24- head abalones, lingzhi and salted egg yolk. First marinated overnight and roasted till golden brown, the turkey is then stuffed before being cooked for another three and a half hours.
End on a sweet note with Zesty Logs ($52 per pair), which features two flavours—apple calamansi and chocolate orange. Or for something different, get the Silent Night Sphere ($28), a white chocolate orb that is coloured midnight-blue. Drizzle warm chocolate sauce over it to reveal the macarons, marshmallows and other sweet treats inside.
One Farrer Hotel & Spa’s ever-popular signature saltencrusted turkey ($148 for 5kg) makes a return this year. But if you’re looking for something less conventional, try their roasted turkey percik style ($148) for an Asian twist on the traditional classic.
The birds are marinated with farm fresh herbs and spices harvested from their rooftop urban farm. Besides the usual thyme and oregano et al, One Farrer also counts kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and even pineapples among its crops. In particular, the latter is used towards a housemade pineapple sauce that complements their madeira glazed boneless ham with buttermilk mashed potatoes ($128). Other highlights include slow-baked Angus prime ribs with caramelised shallot jus ($218); and sous vide barbecued grain-fed pork ribs ($128).
Round off the savoury feast with festive desserts like whisky pear almond tarte ($48); coffee stollen with cranberries and citrus ($38); and even buche—a modern take on the traditional log cake—in two flavours: Jivara chocolate hazelnut ($68) and mango bavarois ($58). Available for takeaway and home delivery.
Jamie’s Italian Singapore presents its duo of Italian-inspired three-course Christmas menus, both of which come with a refreshing welcome drink of prosecco or Berry Blast mocktail upon your arrival. Served daily until 1 Jan, lunch menus are available from $49.90, while dinner menus go from $65.90.
For lunch, choose from fresh porcini mushroom soup with shavings of black truffle and homemade focaccia; pumpkin arancini; and smoke salmon pâté to start off your meal, before moving on to your mains. We recommend the slow-cooked free-range pork belly stuffed with cranberry, apricot and sage, served with pork jus. Otherwise, the festive salad with creamy burrata cheese and roasted squash is a good, wholesome alternative. Then finish off the meal with the signature black forest panna cotta with amarena cherries; or the mandarin orange sorbet.
At dinner, go with the salmon crostini with whipped ricotta and fresh horseradish to start. Then treat yourself to a succulent chargrilled prime Black Angus steak, served with truffle butter, Portobello mushrooms and Chianti sauce, available at a small top up of $5. Conclude with the Indulgent Christmas Sundae, comprising panettone ice cream, amarena cherries and chocolate sauce.
Taste supermarket and Swiss Butchery offer up some unique festive dishes to add to your Christmas feast at home. Pick up whole roasted turkeys (from $99) and champagne bone-in ham ($149.90) for a classic menu. Other choice picks: the traditional Christmas terrine ($115) encased in a golden brown pie crust, and their specially crafted hams such as the walnut ham ($37) and apple cinnamon ham ($83.60).
Add some variety with Swiss Butchery’s sides such as tomato basil quiche ($38) where the tartness of the French cherry tomatoes balances nicely with the rich cheese filling. Or get the salmon coulibiac ($82), a thick piece of salmon wrapped in fragrant basmati rice and spinach, encased in a golden brown puff pastry.
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s December 2017 issue – The Festive Issue, ‘Christmas Specials’.