Christmas ’17: Enchanting Festive Tales at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

This Christmas at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is all about scrumptious delights, ringing buffet bells and of course an extensive array of treats to feast on that is not for the faint-hearted. From hearty premium roasts, the freshest seafood on ice, delicious Western & Asian options and enticing desserts, the hotel has got something for everyone at the Marriott Cafe, Pool Grill and even the takeaway menu!

Starting at the former, expect nothing less than fancy highlights such as Lobster Thermidor, Oyster Florentine, Gratinated Prawns, Whole Baked Salmon and Lobster Bisque. Available at the all-you-can-eat buffets starting from $65++ for lunch and $80++ for dinner, this is offered during the whole month of December and is sure to satisfy any seafood cravings you may have.

Christmas ’17: A Chocolate Christmas @ Regent Singapore

It is going to be a chocolate affair at Regent Singapore for Christmas this year as the hotel’s restaurants offer chocolate-themed yuletide treats for this festive season! Most notably of course is ‘The Nutcracker’ Afternoon Tea at Tea Lounge, Lobby Level that will be launched from 1 Dec 17 to 1 Jan 18.

The Festive Three-tier Afternoon Tea is available on weekdays and it is served as a three-tier stand consisting of an assortment of seasonal finger sandwiches and savoury highlights; alongside classic
butter and chocolate scones served with Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry preserve and traditional lemon curd. Sweets are served à la minute and you can expect to be enthralled by the theatrics of Chef’s Chocolate Snow on Fire that is set aflame before the white chocolate melts over the lemon yoghurt mousse, paired with the refreshing raspberry sorbet!

Fat Belly @ Serene Centre, Bukit Timah

Sharing the same space as Sugarhaus in Serene Centre at the ground level, Fat Belly is the new steak speciality speakeasy bar that opened about 4-5 months ago. The menu is simple and straightforward as they only served two different cuts of steak on the night that we were there- Flat Iron and Short Rib, about four types of side dishes and two desserts. Needless to say that if you are not a steak lover or do not fancy beef, this place is not for you.

We dropped by for dinner one evening and got a pair of counter seats, there are only about ten by the way so those with big groups can actually take the regular tables in Sugarhaus itself. We ordered both the Flat Iron $22 and Short Rib $25 which also came with house salad and a dipping sauce. Not quite the usual cut of steak you would come across at steakhouses, the former is actually part of the shoulder muscle of the cow. And as its name self-explains, one would expect the meat to be thick and tough. Quite the opposite actually because what we ate was superbly tender, adequately juicy with just the right amount of bite to it. We had ours cooked “medium rare” and it was absolutely delightful.

Christmas ’17: A Sparkling Christmas @ Goodwood Park Hotel

Year end is almost round the corner and the most magical season is finally here again! Yes, I am talking about Christmas and what better way to celebrate the festivities than having gourmet food with family and friends? This year, Goodwood Park Hotel has got your back with its list of scrumptious takeaways which you can enjoy at the comfort of your home, next to the Christmas tree. Here are a few that we have shortlisted just for you:

Go big or go home with this Black Pepper Coated Roast Prime Rib of Australian Beef $398 that is sure to make a statement when it takes centre stage on the dining table. Roasted to the perfect shade of pink, tender on the inside while maintaining its charred exterior, the bits of peppercorns also add heat and depth of flavour to the prime rib. This is best enjoyed with the Thyme- Merlot sauce served on the side for a sweet finish.

PS.Cafe Opens @ One Fullerton

PS.Cafe has opened an outlet at One Fullerton! This well-loved cafe-restaurant chain which probably pioneered the cafe revolution when it first opened in 1999, has grown to become a household name, known for its stylish interiors and of course, truffle fries. Their latest outlet, located at the heart of the Central Business District, is not unlike the others, but better. The view is rave-worthy, overlooking the bay area of the Singapore skyline while the expansive space with its tall windows does a commendable job at allowing natural light to flood the 160-seater.

We came by for weekend brunch and zoomed into a couple of items on the menu which were exclusive to One Fullerton. The Crispy Smashed Potatoes $12 for starters, was one of them and the server excitedly told us that “it was the new truffle fries!”. Well, if truffle fries made PS.Cafe famous, then this bowl of potatoes is going to bring it to a whole new level because boy, was it good! Hand cut, smashed and fried to a beautiful crisp before being sprinkled with some sea salt and mint. Dip those golden brown pieces into Chef’s homemade BBQ dip and you are set! Thinking about it makes me want to go down just to have this.

The Chargrilled Skate $34 is also another item that is only offered here. The trick to enjoying this is to squeeze out every part of that grilled lemon and you have just the right balance of acidity. We loved that thick pesto sauce that was bold and grassy, complimenting that skate in every bite. The texture of this fish is a tad like stingray as in they are both cartilaginous and the meat peels away easy from their skeletons especially when they are fresh. Ours was no exception.