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2019 Singapore Christmas and New Year’s Eve dining guide


Stumped looking for a spot to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve with your loved ones? With a week more till Christmas, here’s a list of some of the best dining spots in Singapore with special Christmas and New Year’s Eve menus, some of which also offer takeaway dishes for a perfect Christmas evening meal.

Goodwood Park Hotel

By Nicholas Yong

Christmas at the Goodwood Park Hotel is a little more whimsical, with charming items such as the Whimsical Fairy Cake ($65 nett for 1kg), the Crystal Glacier Log Cake ($82 nett for 1kg), Merry Cubes ($88 nett for 1 set), Salted Caramel Brownie Bar ($38 nett for 500g), and back by popular demand, the Goodwood ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Christmas Log Cake ($78 nett for 500g) to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth.

The savoury menu is an Asian-inspired Yuletide collection, with dishes such as the Roasted Pandan Scented Turkey with Mantou Kaya Nibbles & Housemade Chilli ($238 nett; serves 8 to 12), Turkey Mantou Slider ($36 nett for 6 pieces; $58 nett for 10 pieces) and Pan-Fried Turkey and Chive Gyoza ($24 nett for 10 pieces). There’s Christmas delights at all of the hotel’s dining establishments, Coffee Lounge, Gordon Grill and L’Espresso.

For more information:

http://festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com

LeVel 33

By Nicholas Yong

Imagine Christmas dinner overlooking the panorama at the Marina Bay Skyline ­– that’s what you get at LeVel 33’s 3-course ContemBrewery cuisine menu ($88++ per adult). The dishes are Christmas favourites with a beer twist, which include Honey Roasted Ham with Caramelised Pineapple (glazed with LeVeL33’s home-brewed IPA), Beef Wellington with Stout Jus and a traditional Italian Christmas Panettone with LeVel 33’s Bock Beer rich sauce. There’s a vegetarian option too!

Add more to your meal with the premium sharing platters, like a whole lobster, 1.2kg Rib Steak, or even a Christmas Seafood platter (scallops, crayfish, salmon and local oysters). Down your meal with LeVel 33’s refined Brut Beer.

LeVel 33 is also hosting a New Year’s Eve party at $458++ per adult (or $198++ per person for the countdown package from 10.30pm onwards.

For more information:

www.level33.com.sg

Zafferano Italian Restaurant and Lounge

By Nicholas Yong

At Zafferano, Head Chef Andrea de Paola of Zafferano has prepared an exclusive Christmas menu on 24 and 25 December at $88++ per person for 3 courses and $108++ per person for 4 courses. Dishes include a slow-cooked Angus beef tenderloin paired with chestnut cream, brussel sprouts and pine jus, or the oven-baked silver cod prepared with Romanesco and mulled wine reduction. You also get full access to the dessert bar.

Or go for the Christmas Day brunch, where you can celebrate Christmas the way Italian families do. Highlights include a house-made Angus beef lasagne, house-made beef cheek agnolotti lavished with taleggio and pistachio, Iberico pork belly porchetta and perfectly roasted seabass plated with fresh olives, succulent tomatoes, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. It’s only on 25 December 2019 from 12pm to 3pm at $138++ per person.

There’s a New Year’s Eve 3 course dinner too, from 5:30pm at $98++ per person. In collaboration with 3rd largest producer of caviar in the world Antonius Caviar, you will be able to savour dishes like the smoked eel cream accompanied with egg ‘Milanese’ style and luscious Oscietra caviar from Russian sturgeon. The head over to the Terrace Lounge Countdown Party at $225++ per person, from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Or, choose the New Year’s Eve Black & Gold Gala Dinner from 9pm at $450++ per person, with complimentary access to the Terrace Lounge Countdown Party.

For more information:

http://zafferano.sg

Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

By Nicholas Yong

Spend Christmas by the pool at the Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill, with a weekend barbecue buffet spread on the 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 and 31 December 2019. Six courses are available, with tantalising dishes such as Paprika and Harissa Arrow Squids, Red Curry Spice Tiger Prawn, Lemon Dill Snapper in Foil, Lamb Rack with Whole Grain Mustard, Rosemary Pork Belly with Cajun Spices, Turmeric & Spices Chicken Fillet, Angus Beef with Herbs and Assorted Gourmet Sausages.

Dinner kicks off from 6.30pm to 10.30pm at the above dates, priced at $78++ per adult and at $39++ per child (5 to 11 years old). All diners will also enjoy free flow soft drinks and Magnum ice cream. Plus, if you dine on 31 December 2019, you get complimentary access to Park Hotel Clarke Quay New Year’s Eve Countdown Party!

For more information:

https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/clarkequay/promotions/cocobolofestive

Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

By Nicholas Yong

Opt for classic European flavours in your Christmas dinner at Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay. Executive Chef Alex Phan has prepared a 4 course dinner, beginning with Vichyssoise with Hokkaido Scallop, then a Lobster Thermidor, followed by a choice of either Black Cod or Beef Tenderloin for mains, before closing with a red velvet sponge Christmas Cake. The Festive Set Menu is available for dinner at $66++ per person from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, from 23 to 25, and 30 and 31 December 2019. You can add an additional $50++ per person for the recommended Cattier Champagne flight pairing.

Dishes are available for a la carte order, and diners on 31 December 2019 will get a complimentary Park Hotel Clarke Quay New Year’s Eve Countdown Party pass.

For more information:

www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/clarkequay/promotions/portafestive

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar, Grand Park City Hotel

By Nicholas Yong

Tablescape was one of my most favourite dining spots this year and I highly recommend it – Christmas is a great excuse for you to try the exquisite food here. Executive Chef Armando has prepared a menu recognising the traditional Christmas food symbols of Europe, starting with seafood choices Eel or Halibut for starters and Oven Baked Line Caught Fish as a main. For meat lovers, Parmigiano cheese or Beef for starters, and mains choices of grilled Prime Ribs with Garlic and Rosemary, traditional Roasted Turkey or Braised Pork Belly. End your meat with Tablescape’s signature dessert trolley, with seasonal selections like a Log Cake, brandied Fruit Cake or an Apple Cake. This will only be available on 24 December 2019 at S$58++ for 4 courses, but it also comes a la carte.

If you can’t make it then, there’s the special Festive Takeaway menu from 28 November 2019 to 5 January 2020. This features the Oven Baked Line Caught Fish, Roasted Turkey, traditional Roast Beef, Whole Pork Belly Roulade and Log Cake. 5 working days’ notice for orders, and $50 charge for deliveries (pickup is free).

New Year’s Eve has its own selection of dishes representing Chef’s Armando’s own family tradition of seafood on the day before the new year. Start your journey with oysters and prawns, then make your way to the Tagliolini Al Nero, Atlantic black cod and pudding for a sweet ending. Only served on 31 December 2019 at $88++ for 5 courses.

For those who prefer lunch, there’s a Festive Set Lunch on weekdays from 28 November 2019 to 3 January 2020 (except 25 December 2019 and 1 January 2020) at $45 for 4 courses, and a lunch menu on Christmas (25 December 2019) and New Year’s Day (1 January 2020) at $68++ per person.

For more information:

www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/cityhall/tablescape

COMO Dempsey

By Nicholas Yong

You’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of Christmas dining options at COMO Dempsey. Here’s what’s available during the festive season:

Culina Bistro

Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch are priced at $128+ per person with a glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne, minimum 2 persons. Highlights include 5J Jamon, Chilled Oysters, Artichoke Soup, Black Onyx Beef Sirloin and Chocolate Date Cake. A la carte specials are also available from 21 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, with Turkey Parmigiana, Porchetta and Festive Trifle some of the options available on the menu.

COMO Cuisine

There’s a festive brunch on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (from $14++ per dish) featuring traditional dishes like Panettone French Toast with sticky ginger, mascarpone, clementine and raspberries, Maine Lobster Benedict, Crunchy Turkey Burger; and a cake table. Dinner specials (from $22++) include Brussel Sprout Salad to Poached Lobster; Seared Seabass with radicchio and heirloom tomato salsa; Roasted Turkey Ballotine and Peached Parfait.

The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar

Chef Jean-Georges introduces Asian-inflected European dishes for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, (from $14++ per dish) like the Madai Sashimi, Yuzu, Mandarin Orange, Fresh Wasabi, Olive Oil and Herbs, Lamb Rack, Crackling Riblettes, Smoked Chilli Glaze, and Montblanc, Chestnuts and Satsuma. These are offered for lunch and dinner.

Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh

Have an Osaka-style tempura meal for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with an 8-piece tempura Hoshi ($150++) or 10-piece tempura Yuki ($200++) menu. The spotlight is on the Westholme Wagyu Tenderloin and Truffle Tempura, a Christmas-Osaka fusion. Then spend New Year’s Eve like a Japanese – Ippon serves the 8-piece tempura Momo ($150++) and 11-piece tempura Shun ($200++) menus with the symbolic Japanese New Year’s Eve dish of soba noodles. On the next day 1 January 2020, a Trio of Osechi and Ozoni soup is served, an auspicious Japanese New Year meal. It will be part of the 8- piece tempura Matsu ($150++) and 11-piece tempura Hana ($200++) menus.

Candlenut

Candlenut is hosting Peranakan style communal dishes like the ‘Yeye’ White Chicken Curry, Chef Malcolm Lee’s four generations-old recipe. Also available is a mini gift hamper ($68+) containing the eatery’s signature Sambal Buah Keluak, Blue Pea Flower Tea, and a limited edition Peranakan Mamezara porcelain plate by Supermama.

COMO Club New Year Celebrations

The countdown here will be celebrated with free flow drinks from 10pm to 2am and ‘live’ Bossa Nova performances. It’s priced at $148++ per person, but if you dine at any COMO Dempsey restaurant on New Year’s Eve, it drops to $118++ per person.

For more information:

https://comodempsey.sg

Antoinette

By Nicholas Yong

The French patisserie’s Christmas Collection 2019 is a sweet tooth’s dream, with whimsical desserts like Le Papillon ($10/$50/$95), White Christmas ($90), and just for kids, the Melting Snowman Chocolate Cake ($11) and Piccolo the Penguin ($75). You can also purchase traditionally inspired treats like Antoinette’s Fruit Cake Macaron, Marronette Macaron, Velvet Rouge Macaron, Kyoto Macaron (macarons are $3.50 each or $19 for 6 pieces), Christmas Cookies ($11) and Iced Christmas Cookies (#13 for 3 pieces, a more colourful take on the former).

And for those who prefer a Christmas night at home with family, Antoinette has savoury dishes like the Laksa Roast Chicken ($55 for 1.3 kg), Glazed Char Siew Ham ($60 for 1 kg) or both together in the Festive Bundle ($110, comes with pineapple pilaf rice and achar salad).

For more information: http://www.antoinette.com.sg

The Square, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

By Benjamin Zhu

No Christmas is ever complete without wintertime roasts, and the Christmas buffet at The Square has that and plenty more. The Golden Roasted Turkey topped with Giblet Sauce would be the main highlight amongst the sumptuous spread at The Square, which also includes the Pepper-glazed Smoked Ribs served with Garden Tomatoes and Paella. Moving on to desserts, you must try the light perfection of the Christmas Strawberry Cake and Pandan Yule Log Cake.

Christmas Eve dinner is priced at $88++ while Christmas Day lunch and dinner go for $68++ per adult. Discounts available for children 5-12 years old and senior citizens. Lunch buffet is at 12:00pm to 2:30pm, and dinner buffet is served between 6pm to 10pm.

For more information: http://www.novotelclarkequay.com/en/dining/the-square-restaurant.html

Mandarin Orchard Singapore

By Samantha Chiew

Glam up your Christmas with Mandarin Orchard’s Chicken Ballotine with Foie Gras and Black Truffle. The buttery foie gras and generous shavings of black truffle in the ballotine will leave you wanting more. At $98 per 2kg order, the Chicken Ballotine is value for money. Takeaway is available from November 22 to December 31. For orders and enquiries, call 6831 6272/6320 or email festivedesk.orchard@meritushotels.com. Dine in at two-Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro and savour a specially curated six-course set menu that highlights the Christmas season’s freshest ingredients. Notable items include Chef Kentaro’s festive appetisers, Shisen Hanten Signature Stir-fried Lobster with Chilli Sauce and Stir-fried Kuroge Wagyu Beef.

The festive menu will be available from December 23 to 31 at $198 per person (minimum of two persons).

Park Hotel Alexandra

By Samantha Chiew

If turkey is not your thing, try its more famous relative, the chicken. At Park Hotel Alexandra, the Spit-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Orange and Aged Balsamic Glaze is absolutely bursting with flavours. The chicken is steeped in a spiced bath for at least 24 hours, then marinated in a sweet orange and aged balsamic reduction before being roasted. For $46 nett, this 1.8kg roast (good for four people) includes roasted vegetables, herbed potatoes and balsamic orange sauce. Orders may be made online at www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/alexandra/festive-takeaway or via telephone at 6828 8880 from November 25.

The Fullerton Hotel

By Samantha Chiew

Vegetarians can join in the fun at The Fullerton Hotel and try out its Impossible Meat Wellington made from the fully plant-based Impossible Meat. Even meat eaters will not be able to tell the difference. The dish comprises a hearty mound of plant-based meat encased in a crisp golden puff pastry and served alongside Brussels sprouts, roasted potato medley and wild mushroom cream sauce. The Impossible Meat Wellington is only available as part of the festive buffet spread at Town Restaurant. The buffet is available until December 30. Price per adult starts from $59++.

Oxwell & Co

By Samantha Chiew

Have a very English Christmas with Oxwell & Co and end the year on a sugar high with the restaurant’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Served with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, made according to the owner’s Grandma Barbara’s 70-year-old recipe. Then, wash it down with some classic eggnog made from advocaat, double cream, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, nutmeg and seasonal spices. Oxwell & Co’s festive menu is available from until end-January 2020. Some of the other notable dishes on the menu include the Brussels Sprouts, Braised Rabbit and Crackled Belly of Pork.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel

By Samantha Chiew

The Christmas season is never complete without some mulled wine. Enjoy the Feuerzangenbowle, which literally means fire-tongs punch, at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, located in The Capitol Kempinski Hotel. This drink might be a mouthful to pronounce, but it will warm you up. Don’t forget to get your camera ready to catch how this traditional German drink is made: A rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and dripped into the mulled wine. Also check out the Christmas set menu and buffet brunch at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, as well as all the other festive offerings from the other restaurants in Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski.

InterContinental Singapore

By Samantha Chiew

Count down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar. Comprising 24 sweet treats, InterContinental Singapore’s limited-edition advent calendar features a scent spray, Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut (200ml), TWG InterContinental Singapore Heritage Tea, InterContinental Singapore’s special blend of festive herbs and other sweet treats. The advent calendar costs $428 and can be purchased online at InterContinentalShoppe.sg. Self-collection can be made until December 22 at the Festive Shoppe in InterContinental Singapore.

TWG Tea

By Samantha Chiew

Well known for its tea-infused patisseries, TWG Tea is introducing its Magic Christmas Tea Log Cakes this festive season. The vanilla mousse log cake has an almond streusel base and is layered with a tropical fruit confit, vanilla crémeux, white chocolate crisp and almond sponge and is accompanied by a scoop of Vanilla Bourbon Tea ice cream. The chocolateversion has an almond streusel base and is layered with vanilla crémeux, raspberry confit, almond and hazelnut crisp, almond chocolate sponge and topped with hazelnut Chantilly cream. It is accompanied by a scoop of 1937 Black Tea sorbet. The log cakes are available in individual slices or whole (serves eight) and priced at $9.50 and $76 respectively.

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