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Christmas ’17: A Dazzling Festive Celebration with Capella Singapore

It is a dazzling affair for Christmas this year at Capella Singapore- the urban oasis in the heart of Sentosa island. Capella is the ideal location for a romantic getaway if you want a short break from the cosmopolitan city life but do not wish to hop on a plane.

I had a staycation (one of the best by far) at Capella before and dined at their restaurants a few times now. Each experience here has been nothing short of memorable and I would highly recommend it for a special occasion such as Christmas!

The Knolls

For a fancy set dinner with a South China Sea front setting, the resident restaurant is offering 3/4 courses from $78++ for adults and $48++ for kids.

Options for the mains cater to all including vegetarians with choices such as Grilled Asparagus, Oven Baked Halibut and Lamb Noisette. The former comes scented with black winter truffle for a touch of luxury while the buttery flatfish was laid atop a bed of pumpkin and chestnut cream for a sweet finish. The cream which you might faintly recognize is similar to the one that is usually used in Christmas log cakes- nutty, rich and a little decadent.

Christmas ’17: INDOCAFE – The White House Festive Menu

We are exactly one week to Christmas and if you are planning a little family get together but want something different from the usual Western cuisine then INDOCAFE is probably one of the more unique dining establishments that you should check out! I have written about the food at INDOCAFE before, here and here, and have always been a fan of the authentic and cosy Peranakan experience that the restaurant offers.

From now till 5 Jan 18 for the festive season, INDOCAFE is offering an ala-carte buffet of Peranakan classics and other Christmas-inspired dishes done with a Straits Chinese twist. Lunch starts from $55++ while dinner is from $59++. Quite a steal taking into account the free-flow spread available and the complexities of cooking that goes into Peranakan cuisine.

Here are some of the dishes that you can expect from the menu:

Babi Panggang and Bawang Manis Ikan Bilis

Grilled Nyonya-style pork skewers with a nicely charred exterior and juicy bite, and deep-fried anchovies served with onion and kalamansi dressing for a refreshing contrast of flavours to kick-start our meal. Dip the grilled meat into the signature sauce served on the side which will cut through the richness of the meat with its tangy spicy touch.

Nyonya Fried Rice

One for the guys who usually always need their carbs or for those who do not have a very threshold for spicy food can take comfort in this fried chicken rice that is both fragrant and generously eggy.

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!

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.