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Snippets: 13 Christmas ideas to feast on this season in Singapore | From hotels to bars to restaurants, we have it all covered

It’s the time of the year again, welcome to the last month of the year. December is always one month we look forward to, made up of Christmas, New Year Eve and a certain Panda’s birthday! Afterall, who doesn’t like the excuse of feasting and legitimate shopping? If you have not planned for your festive gathering or takeaways, we have sussed out 13 recommendations this season!

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1. Bakerzin

Bakerzin has launched a “Home for Christmas” theme, from festive sweets to savoury delights. Some of the must haves Christmas delights include the Peranakan Roast Capon, marinated in a Peranakan spice mix for more than 48 hours and slow roasted to tender perfection, accompanied with homemade Peranakan sauce and roasted potatoes and carrots. The Fusion Gammon Ham has a kumquat and ginger flower sweet glaze and is accompanied by homemade kumquat and ginger flower sauce.

Some of the notable festive sweets include the likes of Apple Pistachio Yule Log, made from Pistachio dacquoise, homemade apple jam with diced apples and infused with Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, apple mousse and pistachio mousse, as well as the Santa’s Chocolate Yule Log Rich chocolate chiffon cake with luscious Valrhona chocolate mousse, blackberry coulis and hazelnut crunch.
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For more details, check out their website.

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2. Conrad Centennial Singapore

Starting November 27, the Terrace at Conrad Centennial Singapore is presenting six new flavours of log cakes in the traditional buttercream and modern mousse varieties by Executive Pastry Chef Bruno Philippe. One of the new innovative flavours is the Duet Chocolate Truffle Araguani and Pépites Nougatine, which use rare Venezuelan cocoa beans. Other flavours include the Bûche de Noël Abinao Chocolate “Grue” Cacao Nibs, and Bûche De Noël Coffee Macchiato, amongst others.
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For the buffet line at Oscar’s, some of the highlights of the festive buffet line-up include starters such as King Crab and Smoked Paprika Espuma, Lobster with Vanilla Bean Emulsion, and Home-Made Gravlax of Green Tea Wild Salmon. Then followed with scrumptious mains fare of Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Spicy Cranberry Sauce, Australian Beef Prime Rib with Wild Mushrooms and Mustard, and Glazed Suckling Pig with Raisins and Confit Shallot; as well as an array of freshest seafood including Bamboo Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, and a selection of nine types of Oysters. End the meal on a sweet note with decadent log cakes!
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3. FORT by Maison Ikkoku

Available from 20 November to 31 December 2015, the three-course Festive Menu at FORT by Maison Ikkoku is priced at a very affordable S$38++ per person and cocktail pairing is available for an additional $20++ for two unique festive cocktails. Start your festive dinner with a surprise Starter of the Day, which changes every day based on the ingredients available. For mains, indulge in the Holiday Turkey comprising two succulent turkey breast medallions marinated with a mix of herbs and spices and cooked sous-vide style, best paired with the Santa Red cocktail.
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For more details, check out their Facebook page.

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4. The Fullerton Bay Hotel

For one of the best city view of Singapore, it has to be The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

If you are looking for a splendid feast this Christmas Eve and  Christmas Day, check out The Clifford Pier. Priced at S$148* per adult and S$74* per child (between 6 to 11 years old), expect cheese selections, seafood on ice and festive roasts such as Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Colorado Lamb Leg with Balsamic Jus, Butterball Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Chutney and Manuka Champagne Ham with Cinnamon Apple Chutney brought to diners on a carving trolley, and Christmas sweet treats featuring its signature Bread and Butter Pudding, Yule Logs and an array of festive-themed tarts and cookies.

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At The Landing Point, which has splendid views of the Marina Bay, there is a Chocolate Buffet showcasing themed chocolate creations featuring Christmas Stollen, freshly-baked Panettone and Cookies. There is a delightful selection of pastries, tarts and cakes including the Manjari Chocolate Crunchy Yule Log and Banana Maracaibo Chocolate Cake, all of which are creatively fused with chocolate. Priced at S$49*per adult and S$25*per child, the Festive Chocolate Buffet is available every Friday and Saturday evening from 8.00pm to 11.00pm, 27 November till 30 December .

For more information, check out their website.

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5. Mandarin Orchard Singapore

At Triple Three restaurant, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, the Christmas and New Year buffet spreads include the restaurant’s Signature Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham, Roasted Stuffed Turkey with Champagne Dill Sauce and luscious festive desserts such as log cakes, stolen and fruit cakes.
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At Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, the festive highlights include dishes such as Stir Fried Boston Lobsters with Cheese and Chilli Sauce, Shanghai Hairy Crab Fried Rice in XO Sauce and Japanese Chestnut Parfait and Warabi Mochi.

Festive takeaways here include the Baked Norwegian Salmon Fillet, and Yuzu & Mango Yule Log and signature comebacks such as Premium Honey Glazed Gammon Ham, and Valrhona Delicious Dulcey Yule Log.

For more information, check out their website.

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6. Oxwell & Co

Oxwell & Co is offering three festive dining options: a ‘Fabulous Feast’, to be shared with a minimum of three people, a traditional ala carte three-course dinner, and canapé packages for larger bookings.

The ‘Fabulous Feast’ ($110/pax) allows diners to customize their Christmas dinner with a plethora of dishes to select from. Each party will receive a selection of savoury snacks to kick off the feasting, including Pork Scratchings, House Marinated Olives and Spiced Crispy Corn. This is followed by a selection of two starters, choosing from Spiced Duck Rillette, Salmon Gravlax, authentic Scottish fare Cullen Skink and Roasted Beetroot, Broccolini & Stilton. Guests will be asked to choose their main from a selection of five fish and meat dishes – from juicy Spiced Whole Roasted Duck, to light and aromatic Fillet of Oven Roasted Irish Salmon, traditional Oven-Roasted Chicken, sinfully tasty Slow-Roast Rolled Kurobuta Pork Belly and a decadent 28-Days Dry Aged Grass Fed Striploin. 

IMG_3852e For the Traditional Three-course Ala-carte Dinner ($85/pax), diners can enjoy sharing snacks, starters, personal mains and sharing sides from the “Fabulous Feast” menu, and a wider selection of desserts, Raspberry Trifle, Orange & Ginger Cake, or Cheese Board.IMG_3863eFor more information, check out their website.

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7. Pan Pacific Singapore

From 18 November 2015 at Edge restaurant, enjoy uniquely crafted homemade festive charcuterie such as Christmas Black Forest Ham, Assorted Ham Terrine, Hot Smoked Salmon Bella Vista; freshly grilled homemade Gingerbread Turkey Sausage and Wagyu Beef at the Master Butcher Grill live station; roasted specialities at the carving station including Traditional Roasted Turkey with Festive Trimmings, Traditional Bone-in Gammon Ham, and Roasted Prime Ribs; as well as festive sweet treats such as Homemade German Marzipan Stollen, Milk Chocolate and Fresh Raspberry Log Cake, and Fruit Mince Pie.
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The highlights of the Festive afternoon at Pacific Marketplace include the Raspberry Pâte de Fruit with Szechuan Pepper infused Mascarpone Mousse Log Cake, Homemade German Marzipan Stollen, Tall Milano Panettone; and savoury specials including Roasted Turkey with Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing, and limited edition Smoked Juniper Berry Ham, created with the original recipe by talented Master Butcher Leonhard Weber. There is also a wide selection of more than 30 varieties of exquisite and aromatic hams, sausages, salamis and cold cuts available for takeaways.
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At Keyaki, there is a seasonal eight-course menu specially presented by Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii. The Christmas and New Year’s menu include highlights such as Grilled Abalone, Snow Crab, Scallop, Yam Bud and Asparagus on Magnolia Leaf, Grilled Wagyu Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Simmered Sweet Potato and Broccoli; and Grilled King Crab with Spicy Cod Roe Sauce.

For more information, check out their website. 

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8. Park Hotel Alexandra

From 11 December, The Carvery is set to impress with a stunning line-up of festive meats and dishes which reflect the tastes of Christmas in Britain, Germany, France and America. Going on rotation throughout the month, highlights to look out for include Spiced orange roasted duck, Coffee roasted baby back ribs, Lamb leg with Herbs de Provence, Roast Turkey, range of gourmet sausages, Buttered Brussel sprouts and carrots, Cider baked beetroots, Wood-fired roasted chestnuts, Apple and brandied prune trifle, Christmas rum pudding with toffee sauce.
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For more information, check out their website.

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9. Regent Singapore

At the award winning Basilico, festive highlights include the succulent Turkey breast stuffed with chestnut, morel mushroom and foie gras with Barolo wine sauce; 8-hour braised lamb ossobuco with roasted vegetables; Homemade wagyu beef bresaola with black truffle dressing and 40- month aged parmesan; a cheese station with over 40 Italian specialty cheeses; and a live station of homemade agnolotti with braised pigeon, robiola cheese and truffle sauce, among other highlights.
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For takeaways, Dolcetto by Basilico has a whole range of festive goodies such as the classic roasted whole turkey with cranberry stuffing, giblet sauce and roasted vegetables ($222 – 4.5kg); and glazed honey mustard gammon ham with Marsala wine sauce and roasted vegetables ($172 – 1.5kg) among others. Festive cakes include the rich Amedei chocolate, mango and Amarena cherry log cake ($79 – 1kg). Also new on the list is the Blackcurrant, Bronte pistachio and raspberry log cake ($79 – 1kg), made complete with a beautiful layer of crunchy feuilletine.

For more information, check out their website.

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10. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

From 1 to 30 December 2015 at Marriott Café, Western highlights for the festive period buffet include Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing; Honey Baked Ham; Prune & Pancetta Stuffed Roasted Pork Saddle, amongst others. The dessert counter will be lined with Eggnog Financier Cream Pots; Choux Pastry Christmas Tree; Steamed Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce; Drunken Berries Panna Cotta; Santa’s Sherry Tipple; and more.IMG_1457eFestive takeaways during this period include the limited edition Truffle Buttered Roast Turkey with Finanziera Terrine and Madeira Sauce (9-10kg : $498++) served in an enameled mold, with some of the festive sweet treats including the Kaya Namachoco Yule Logcake ($68nett), Strawberry Cream Raspberry Lychee ($68nett), Christmas Stollen (from $26nett) and more.

For more information, check out their website.

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11. Shangri-La Hotel

From 1 December 2015, the iconic buffet restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, The Line probably has one of the most extensive buffet spread in Singapore. The 16 signature live kitchens including freshly-shucked Oysters, Sushi and Sashimi and Asian and Western Roast Meats have been enhanced with festive highlights including Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing; Pork and Duck Rillette; Cranberry Honey-glazed Bone-in Ham; and desserts such as Yule Log Cakes, English Drunken Fruit Cake, Italian Panettone, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce and molten Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Sauce.

At Rose Veranda, there is a festive high tea buffet presenting classic Christmas highlights Whole Roast Turkey; Prime Rib; Roasted Rack of Lamb; Alaskan King Crab; and desserts including an array of unique Log Cakes; Pecan Tart; and traditional Panettone. Priced at $52 per adult.V2XNqtfuYsuSa20xJgl_As1QRUQMOeFqtoihW_Q0LCsWhat is Christmas without some festive takeaways? From log cakes to savoury roasts, guests may select from a range of festive treats and handcrafted confectionaries available for takeaway from The Line Shop from 27 November to 27 December 2015. Highlights this year include Prime Roast Beef (6kg); Maple-glazed Bone-in Ham (3kg); Log Cake flavours such as Raspberry Cheese Mousse with Passion Fruit Curd and Almond Dacquoise; Durian, Coconut and Pandan; and Dulcey Blond with Pear and Cherry.
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12. Sheraton Towers Singapore

At Sheraton Towers Singapore, indulge in festive goodies such as the Honey Glazed Boneless Gammon Ham (S$138 for 2kg), Oven Roasted Angus Striploin Beef (S$238 for 2kg) and Crunchy Chocolate Praline Log Cake (S$72 for 1kg).

For more information, check out their website.

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13. St. Regis Singapore

At St. Regis Singapore for the month of December, indulge in the festive buffet spread at Brasserie Les Saveurs with highlights such as the Pan-seared Sea Bass Fillet, Roasted Young Grain-Fed Lamb, Honey-Glazed Gammon Ham and Whole Roasted Turkey.
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Do not miss out on the festive takeaways at La Patisserie such as Pineapple Honey-glazed Gammon Ham, Home Made Smoked Salmon, Home Made Foie Gras Terrine and sweets including Signature Chocolate Yule Log and Griotte Cherry and 70% Amedei Gocce Chocolate Yule Log.
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Now, are you ready to soak in the festive season? Ho Ho Ho!

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