Christmas is the time to indulge in sweet delights without guilt and The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has the ideal treat: Its 7th Heaven Yule Log. Prepared with seven ingredients including Bailey’s Irish Cream, chocolate fudge sponge, Jivara chocolate and a coat of chocolate glaze, the mouth-watering cake looks set to be a hit with chocolate lovers.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Tel: 6877 8943, [email protected].
Spend a relaxing Christmas afternoon with your family at the Imaginary Friends tea session at Pan Pacific Singapore’s Pacific Marketplace. The dishes are inspired by local author Melanie Lee’s whimsical book entitled Imaginary Friends: 26 Fables for the Kid in Us, and include octopus quiche, grape and leek panna cotta, and durian puffs.
Pacific Marketplace, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Tel: 6336 8111
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has added seven new log cakes inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins to its repertoire of desserts. The Gluttony cake from this themed series consists of a vanilla mascarpone mousse and passion fruit sponge base, and is decked with seasonal fresh berries — making it an irresistibly delicious concoction.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Tel: 6434-5288
Instead of the typical chocolate goodies this Christmas, satiate your local taste buds with InterContinental Singapore’s Heritage Peranakan log cake. Comprising fluffy pandan sponge and kueh lapis, the cake is packed with layers of pineapple-ginger compote and lime-coconut mousse.
InterContinental Singapore, Tel: 6825 1008, [email protected]
This festive season, meat lovers won’t want to miss out on Tangerine restaurant’s braised boneless beef short ribs, which are marinated with freshly made vegetable stock and braised for 16 hours to create the ultimate harmony of flavours. Served with roasted Ratte potato and root vegetables in a port wine sauce, the hearty dish will leave you feeling full and satisfied. The best part? Tangerine, which is located at Resorts World Sentosa, focuses on creating nourishing fare under the guidance of an in-house nutritionist, so you can be assured that your meal is both sumptuous and healthy.
Tangerine at ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa, Tel: 6577 6688, [email protected]
IN GOOD COMPANY
If you are throwing a dinner party and in need of a delectable main dish, the US Kurobuta pork rack from Goodwood Park Hotel’s Deli looks set to be a grand pick. Marinated with mustard, rosemary, thyme and garlic before slow-baking for six hours to achieve maximum flavour and tenderness, the pork is served with zesty pickled cabbage, apple puree, homemade smoked gravy and potato gratin.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Tel: 6730 1867, [email protected]
The Yuletide season calls for some yummy turkey and The Christmas Shoppe at Carlton City Hotel’s Tuxedo cafe will leave you spoilt for choice. Its slow-roasted turkey, served with Brussel sprouts and root vegetables, comes with a choice of five different sauces. These include chicken and cranberry gravy, a spicy mix of offal and sambal, and an Asian-infused concoction of pineapple, ginger and wasabi jam. You can also pick from five types of stuffing such as herb polenta with bacon and lotus leaf glutinous rice.
The Christmas Shoppe at Tuxedo, Carlton City Hotel Singapore, 1 Gopeng Street, Tel: 6632 8921; f&[email protected]
Sweet bavarois mousse, soft pistachio sponge and the aromatic floral notes of lavender come together in the new honey lavender and pistachio log cake from Raffles Singapore’s Ah Teng’s Bakery. The cake is filled with crunchy caramelised peanuts and smooth raspberry jelly, and coated with luscious white chocolate, making it a scrumptious Christmas treat.
Ah Teng’s Bakery, Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Tel: 6337 1886, [email protected]
End your festive dinner on a sweet tasting note with the delectable chocolate and mixed nuts pie from Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. The confection consists of rich chocolate ganache, pistachios and almonds on a vanilla sable tart.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Tel: 6883 3081
Regent Singapore’s Basilico restaurant has put an Italian spin on the traditional Christmas roast with its slow-roasted turkey with Amalfi lemon and basil. The meat is marinated for 24 hours in a blend of ingredients including red wine vinegar, marsala sweet wine and fresh herbs, before being seasoned with sea salt and baked. The result is a juicy, tender bird packed full of flavour.
Basilico, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Tel: 6725 3232, [email protected]
Indulge your sweet tooth with the Singapore Marriott Hotel’s Strawberry Romanoff log cake, which comprises a fluffy vanilla sponge base, strawberry jelly, cheese mousse and diced strawberries. The cake is infused with port and Grand Marnier, and is a reinvention of the classic European strawberry dessert.
Singapore Marriott Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Tel: 6831 4708
A TRADITIONAL TOUCH
Craving for something different from the usual chestnut-stuffed turkey? Try Gourmet Carousel’s rendang reinterpretation of the dish, which comprises a turkey stuffed with chicken begedil and accompanied by fragrant rice, vegetable masala and rendang gravy. Marinated in a mix of Malay herbs and spices until tender, this succulent roast will add a dash of local flavour to your Christmas feast.
Gourmet Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Tel: 6589 7799, [email protected]