Whether you’re planning to throw a huge party and invite everyone from here to the North Pole, or enjoy a cosy get-together with your loved ones, these Christmas takeaway options will help earn you the reputation of being the hostess with the mostess.
For a Classic Christmas Feast
1. Grand Hyatt Singapore
Santa’s Shop at Grand Hyatt offers an extensive selection of seasonal treats that allow you to customise entire festive menus to your liking. Highlights include the Slow-roasted Whole Christmas Tom Turkey ($145) and Roasted Bone-in Leg of Lamb ($158; above). For the ultimate Christmas dinner party, mezza9’s sharing menu ($900) includes starters like chilled shellfish platter, a Christmas roast, sides and pudding. The ombré butter-cream Rainbow Cake (from $68) is also sure to wow your guests.
Find out more: www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com
2. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Look forward to the Mandarin Oriental Truffle Turkey ($380+) with black truffle, heirloom potatoes and glazed chestnuts from the hotel’s Christmas Roastery. The Foie Gras Terrine ($85+) with fig brioche, cranberry jam and onion chutney makes for a luxurious treat, while the succulent Honey-glazed Bone-in Ham ($180+) is a top pick every year. Top it up with the new Christmas Apricot Pistachio Pie ($38+; above), as rosemary apricot pistachio cream meets orange chocolate mousse on a vanilla sable tart.
Find out more: www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore
3. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Surprise your guests with Marriott Hotel’s new Turducken with Madeira sauce ($258; above), a three-in-one layered delight combining delicately deboned chicken, duck and turkey. The bestselling Truffle Buttered Roast Turkey with Finanziera Terrine and Madeira ($238) is making a comeback, as is the Roast Whole Duck with Cherry Sauce ($128). Dress up your festive dining table with an assortment of sweets, from Red Velvet Yule Log Cake ($68) to Christmas Stollen (from $26) and Gingerbread House (from $20).
Find out more: www.singaporemarriott.com
4. Pan Pacific Singapore
Over at Pan Pacific Singapore, Pacific Marketplace offers bestsellers such as Traditional Roasted Turkey with Cornbread, Sausage, Apple and Pecan Stuffing ($158+) and Roasted Beef Rib Eye with Fresh Herbs and Truffle Sauce ($158+). What about the Healthy Coconut, Honey and Cinnamon Ham ($158+) or Honey Glazed Ham with Cinnamon and Pear Chutney ($128+)? Our pick of the sweet gems is Manjari Dark Chocolate Mousse Log Cake with Apricot Spices and Chocolate Muffin Sponge ($68+).
Find out more: www.pacificmarketplace.sg
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If Fusion’s Your Thing
5. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
A new creation from the culinary team at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is Satay-marinated Iberico Pork Rib ($118+; above). Inspired by the Singaporean favourite satay, the meat is marinated overnight in a blend of Asian spices and accompanied with a chunky peanut sauce. Other highlights include the signature sous-vide Barbecued Grain-fed Beef Ribs ($118+) and Red Velvet Yule Log with Wild Morello Cherries in Kirsch ($68+) that’s enveloped in a rich cream cheese frosting.
Find out more: www.crowneplazadining.com
6. Goodwood Park Hotel
In keeping with its tradition of Asian-inspired turkeys, Goodwood Park Hotel serves up the ‘Wu Xi’ Turkey ($218; above) this year. The juicy bird is braised with red yeast rice and red dates and a blend of spices, then paired with Shanghai-style vegetable fried rice. Popular Peranakan party favourite with a twist, Turkey ‘Kueh Pie Tee’ (from $18) makes a return this year. Another clear winner is Merry Mosaic Cakes ($48), a chessboard of 16 squares of six different flavours from coconut to raspberry earl grey.
Find out more: www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
7. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
For another non-typical roast turkey, go for Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s Roast Aromatic Spices Tom Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing ($118; above). It’s served with Lemongrass Chilli and Coconut Sauce for a distinctly Asian flavour. For a complete family meal, try the “Shiok” Christmas Package ($308) which comes with a traditional roast turkey, barbecue meat platter, deep-fried prawn with salted egg yolk and pumpkin sauce, chilled mango pudding and six cans of Tiger beer.
Find out more: http://singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com
8. PARKROYAL on Beach Road
Also bringing a local twist to Christmas turkeys is Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. First up is Kampong Glam Rendang Turkey with Organic Brown Rice Stuffing, followed by Christmas Curry Turkey ($128++ each). The perfect accompaniment is Seafood Paella Infused with Saffron ($188++; above), boasting a flavourful medley of crustaceans. The hotel’s resident Chinese restaurant, Si Chuan Dou Hua, also presents the unique Festive Lamb Shank roasted in dried chilli and Sichuan pepper ($58++).
Find out more: www.parkroyalhotels.com
Deli Delights & Supermarket Sprees
9. Cold Storage
Simplify your festive shopping with a bundled assortment of Christmas classics from Cold Storage. Festive Feast packages (from $89.95) include items like Butterball Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, Primo Banjo Bone-in Ham and Ribeye Roast Beef with Italian Herbs. A Halal certified package is also available. Alternatively, pick from a la carte choices of roasts, hams, complements, party platters, fresh seafood, cakes and pies to create your ideal party spread.
Find out more: www.coldstorage.com.sg/christmas2016
10. FairPrice Finest
Celebrate the joy of the season with family and friends over a selection of Christmas goodies from FairPrice Finest. Five variations of the Culina Christmas Set (from $88) include items from Traditional Roast Turkey to Roast Mixed Herbs Sirloin and Honey Baked Ham. Items are also available individually or you may prefer sushi and sashimi platters. You can also choose from a range of fresh and chilled seafood options and a selection of Christmas cakes and log cakes (from $22.90) to sweeten the deal.
Find out more: www.fairprice.com.sg/finest
Back to make the festive season extra merry is Bakerzin with their new darling, the Croquembouche ($22.80). 27 butterscotch-coated choux puffs filled with either coffee cream or French vanilla custard make up a Christmas tree that’s almost too pretty to eat. The Galette Des Rois ($40) or French King Cake is a buttery puff pastry pie filled with sweet almond frangipane. Savouries include Roast Capon Chicken ($36), Pineapple Glazed Gammon Ham ($45) and Country Chicken or Guinness Beef Shepherd’s Pie (from $18).
Find out more: www.bakerzin.com
12. Ryan’s Grocery
An organic grocer, Ryan’s Grocery offers a Classic Christmas Beef Roast Set ($298), packing Australian Organic Grass-fed Ribeye Black Angus Roast Beef, US Organic Roast Turkey with Mushroom or Chestnut Stuffing and Seasonal Honey Baked Ham. The Classic Christmas Pork Roast Set ($198; above) comprises the same, except replacing the beef with Borrowdale Free Range Roast Pork Collar Rolled. These and other seasonal roasts are available separately, as are various meats fresh from the butcher if you prefer to prepare them yourself.
Find out more: www.ryansgrocery.com
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Log Cakes & Desserts to Sweeten the Deal
13. Dean & Deluca Singapore
The signature Dean & Deluca confectionery is presented with a seasonal twist as the Rainbow Log Cake ($78), a pretty addition to your dessert table. Chocolate lovers will love the Tree Stump Cake ($88) with raspberry compote and rich chocolate fudge icing. For a classic touch, get the Brandied Cherry & Almond Fruit Cake ($55). A set of four Christmas cupcakes ($20) – in red velvet, peanut butter, hazelnut and lemon – and cute Gingerbread Boys and Girls ($8) will surely please the kids to no end.
Find out more: www.deandeluca.com.sg
14. InterContinental Singapore
Both kids and adults can look forward to Rescue Santa ($75; above) from InterContinental, a dome-shaped chocolate shell resembling a snow globe. Use the accompanying chocolate hammer to crack it open and discover Santa standing in ‘snow’ made of mascarpone cream with apricot filling. Other fun adds to the festive table include the Mini Kitchen ($68), a ‘behind-the-scenes’ kitchen re-imagined as a dessert platter, and The Singapore Macarons ($15), a box of five local flavours from Gula Melaka to Chilli Crab encased in colourful bite-sized morsels.
Find out more: http://singapore.intercontinental.com
15. The Pine Garden
Singapore’s pioneering heartland boutique bakery, The Pine Garden, continues to innovate this Christmas season. For log cakes with an Asian twist, go for Salted Egg Chicken Floss (from $43; above), where soft vanilla sponge hides rich salted egg custard cream, or Miso Caramel Ramen (from $58), a zesty vanilla sponge roll topped with miso-infused caramel cream. Other unique options include Banana Passionfruit (from $52), Sea-Salt Caramel ($67), Kyoho Christmas (from $48) and many more.
Find out more: www.pgcake.com
16. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton’s newly-appointed pastry chef Benjamin Siwek has created five log cakes (from $68), each embodying a nostalgic element of the season. Joy – vanilla pecan mousse with chestnut Chantilly cream, Warmth – almond sponge and Grand Marnier liqueur, Love (above) – blood orange biscuit and dark chocolate mousse, Peace – green pistachio and white chocolate mousse, and Hope – Gianduja cremeux, raspberry mousse and dark chocolate ganache.
Find out more: www.ritzcarlton.com/singapore
Featured image courtesy of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel; Header image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.