Media Tasting for Christmas 2018

Set a memorable Christmas dining this season with these Christmas dining ideas. Plan your Christmas dinner menu at these restaurants that are to impress. Also read on Christmas dining part I and sumptuous spread treats and enchanting visual presentations from the award-winning restaurants from Pan Pacific Singapore.

Amara Singapore – Element

If you are a fan of live stations, head straight to Element Amara Singapore. Be impressed with not 1 or 2 live stations but 7! They got me really excited as the live station is one of the stations that I must visit for any buffet. Well, who doesn’t enjoy food served hot on the table?

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Slices of foie gras lightly pan-seared on both sides end with a sweet raspberry sauce.

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Baby Lobster Miso Yaki flamed with rose flavoured wine giving a nice light flaming dining experience. The lobster miso yaki has balanced out the flavours of the baby lobster with the wine.

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Slow Roast Turkey with Sze Chuan Spicy Sauce leaves a nice spicy aftertaste in contrast to the usual turkey gravy. Pssst, they have a nice plating too!

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Although we don’t get to see snow in Singapore, we can enjoy a winter white Christmas with Japanese Cheese Log Cake with a hint of bittersweet matcha.

1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019*
*Excluding 24 & 31 December 2018
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm SGD58 per adult / SGD29 per child
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm SGD78 per adult / SGD39 per child

24 December 2018
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
6.30pm to 10.30pm
SGD108 per adult / SGD54 per child

25 December 2018
Christmas Day Brunch
12pm to 3.30pm
SGD68 per adult / SGD34 per child

Christmas Day Buffet Dinner
6.30pm to 10.30pm
SGD78 per adult / SGD39 per child

Amara Singapore

Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539
Online: singapore.amarahotels.com
Phone:+65 6879 2607
Email:email fnb.sg@amarahotels.com

 

Cafe 2000 at M Hotel Singapore

Guests of Cafe 2000 will be treated to a seafood and meat galore as a variety of options are offered – both traditional festive dishes and inventive ones. The former includes tender wagyu beef served with sesame sauce (as featured) and oven slow-cooked oxtail with winter root vegetables; while the latter includes succulently roasted bone-in honey baked ham with pineapple orange juice and apricot and apricot honey-mustard glazed turkey, infused with aromatic herbs and accompanying cranberry and pineapple sauces.

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The star of the buffet would be the barbeque section where guests can help themselves to an array of seafood (crayfish, prawn, salmon etc.), meat and skewered vegetables. The chef will grill them to perfection over charcoal before serving it at your table.

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For the adventurous, there are refreshing sides such as poached prawn with mango on avocado dipping, festive salads or steamed mud crabs, alongside our usual favourites chilli and black-peppered crabs.

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Your meal at Cafe 2000 will also be sweetened with their delectable desserts such as the rum and raisin chocolate log cake, Irish coffee fruit budge and for those who prefer stronger flavours, signature cempedak with coconut flakes log cake or durian puree.

Reviewed by Hannah.

Cafe 2000 at M Hotel

Address: 81 Anson Rd, Singapore 079908
Online: m-hotel.com
Phone: +65 6500 6112
Email: cafe2000.mhs@millenniumhotels.com

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

This year, Marriott Tang Plaza is making their debut on new savoury and sweet treats that might be a surprising new addition to this festive season. A heartwarming collection of all-original new Yuletide goodies to a merrier holiday season for your business partners or loved ones.
• Lavender Roast Turkey with Orange, Apple & Cinnamon Stuffing (4.5-5 kg) – S$198nett
• Raspberry Gula Melaka Coconut Log Cake (1 kg) – S$68nett
• White Forest Bûche de Noël (1 kg) – S$68nett
• Roasted Pistachio Cream Cheese Log Cake (1 kg) – S$68nett

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After trying most of the Christmas spread, I can conclude that Bourbon & Honey Glazed Leg Ham is the best ham that I’ve tried so far. Do not judge by it’s look. It’s tender and has absorbed the flavours of the honey glaze.

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A fruity burst new flavour debuting this year with Raspberry Gula Melaka Coconut Log Cake. It’s when Asian meet the Western! When tartness from raspberries meets a nice sweetness from gula melaka and coconut.

If you like a hint of saltiness in your log cake, Roasted Pistachio Cream Cheese Log Cake is for you. Not the usual creme brulee but pistachio creme brulee all sandwiched between pistachio flavoured sponge. That’s not all, it ends with a crunchy roasted pistachio crumble. Definitely calls for a joy for pistachio lovers!

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Also, not to miss desserts that look cute and delish!

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Glorious Yuletide Goodies and Hampers available until 24 December 2018

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Address: 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865
Online: www.singaporemarriott.com/christmas
Phone: +65 6735 5800
Email: mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Mercure Singapore Bugis – Royale Restaurant

With over 40 festive Yuletide dishes including Baked 7-Spices Turkey with Homemade Chilli sauce, German Pork Knuckle, a live outdoor BBQ station like Japanese Scallops with Mentaiko, Tandoori Chicken Kebab with Mushroom Mini Crayfish with Homemade Spices Grilled Zucchini and more sizzling grilled delights.

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The German pork knuckle was crispy tender and very flavourful.

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Live Outdoor BBQ station serving smoky grills including Japanese Scallop with Mentaiko and more sizzling grilled dishes to explore.

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Exclusively on Christmas Eve and Day dinner with The Truffle Cheese Fondue.

That’s the first thing that I’ve tried at Royale! Taking one slice of nacho chips and drenched it over the truffle cheese fondue. There are also bread rolls available at this station!

Santa’s Christmas Circus Festive Buffet
10 to 23, 26 to 30 December 2018

Lunch at S$48++/ Dinner at S$68++ per adult

1-FOR-1 Special : For the first 22 diners who make a booking per day (excluding Christmas Eve & Day).

Simply quote “HoHoHo” upon booking to enjoy. Reservations required and subjected to availability.

UOB/DBS/Citibank card holders promotions available.

Mercure Singapore Bugis – Royale Restaurant

Address: 122 Middle Rd, Singapore 188973
Online: www.mercure-singapore-bugis.com
Phone: +65 6521 6088
Email: HA0D7-RE@accor.com

PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore – Ginger Restaurant

Be it the classic Christmas Traditional Roasted Turkey and Honey-glazed Ham, you can also expect Singapore’s favourite Singapore Chilli Crab and local delights like Singapore Laksa, Assorted Satays and more.

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Traditional Roasted Turkey served with honey chestnut and cranberry sauce.

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Herbs Crusted Roasted Beef served with mustard and black pepper sauce, Honey-glazed Ham, Grilled Scallop with Yuzu and Shoyu and not forgetting Rock Lobsters Bouillabaisse.

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End the meal with a series of sweet treats at the dessert corner including Gula Melaka Log Cake with Coconut Flakes, Assorted Christmas Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, and more!

Lunch (12-2.30PM) starting from S$58/ adult and S$29/child.

Dinner (6-10PM) starting from S$78/ adult and S$39/child.

PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore – Ginger Restaurant

Address: 7500 Beach Rd, Singapore 199591
Online: www.parkroyalhotels.com/beachroad
Phone: +65 6505 5710
Email: dining.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com

Swissotel Merchant Court – Ellenborough Market Cafe

Celebrate Christmas with a series of festive delights curated by award-winning culinary team and don’t forget to take a picture at the lobby. Be enchanted with a dazzling 15-feet Christmas tree embellish the lobby!

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One of my favourite dishes, Braised Short Rib of Beef with Winter Mushrooms. Think of tenderized meat in a rich hearty braise. Also, expect other dishes under the buffet spread including Traditional
Country Pâté, Honey Glazed Bone-In Champagne Ham with Port Wine Sauce (carving station),
Asian-inspired Turkey with Cranberry and “Kam Heong” Sauce (Golden Fragrant Spicy Sauce
prepared with dried shrimps, curry powder, shallots and garlic), Ivory Valrhona Yule Log with Pandan Roulade and more.

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Lunch starting from S$58/adult and S$29/child.
Dinner starting from S$78/adult and S$39/child.
Festive Feast is available from 3 to 31 December 2018.
*GST & Service Charge applicable*

Swissotel Merchant Court – Ellenborough Market Cafe

Address: 20 Merchant Road, 058281
Online: www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-merchant-court/dining/ellenborough-market-cafe/
Phone: +65 6239 1847/1848
Email: dining.merchantcourt@swissotel.com

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