It’s the time of the year for hearty roasts, turkey, sharing platters, and other festive eats. And if you’re looking to herald in the Yuletide cheer in the cosy comfort of your home, these are some of the best places for Christmas deliveries and takeaways.
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An indulgent afternoon tea is always a good idea, and there is no better time for that special treat than with your nearest and dearest this holiday season. With Capella Singapore’s Festive Afternoon Tea ($110, serves 2), savour specially made pastries, sandwiches and festive fancies—including Gateau De Noel, Mont Blanc and Gingerbread Chocolate Delice. To complete the afternoon affair, sip on your teas of choice (2 Organic Wellness Tea selections available per set).
Along with the delightful tea set, you can also opt for seasonal goodies like Maple-bourbon Brined Whole-roasted Turkey (+S$188.00), Christstollen (+S$55.00) and Mince Pies (+S$48.00) to amp up your Christmas feast.
24 hours advance order is required. Available for delivery and take away from 1 – 31 December 2021, 12pm – 9pm daily.
If you’re looking for a fuss-free meal, specialty foods store Ryan’s Grocery has a ready-to-cook ‘A Timeless Collection’ range with marinated, pre-roasted, or cooked meats — and all you need to do is warm them up in the oven. Beef lovers will want to go for the slow-roasted Wagyu Striploin MB5+ Roast ($318, approx. 2 kg) that’ll feed a small party – we reheated it according to instructions and it turned out tender, pink, and wonderfully flavoured thanks to a Mediterranean spice rub.
Other pre-cooked options include Honey-smoked St Louis Ribs ($168, approx. 2 kg), Classic Roast Turkey ($139, approx 3.5 kg), and Pork Belly with Chorizo Stuffing ($108, approx. 1.3 kg). Or if you prefer to showcase your culinary prowess and whip up a meal from scratch, it’s got various offerings like free-range pork tomahawk, turducken, wagyu bone-in ribeye, and turkey, too.
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More of a seafood person? New this year from Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s is the Boston Lobster Seafood Bag ($58.80) with the prized crustacean, blue mussels, prawns, fried fish fillets, squid, chicken sausages, and more in a choice of garlic butter cream sauce, or cajun curry tomato cream sauce.
Or sink your teeth into the likes of beef wellington ($87.90, approx 500g), herb roast chicken ($38.90 for approx 1.8kg) or the meat platter with grilled turkey breasts, chicken bratwurst sausages, tender braised beef cheeks and other sides.
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Head to 1 At Home’s page and you’ll get to browse an array of festive bundles from 1-Group’s array of dining concepts including Argentinian restaurant Fire, Nikkei restaurant Flnt, Monti, The Summerhouse, Una, and Stellar at 1-Altitude.
From Flnt, for instance, a bundle for two ($120) will get you grilled turkey with aji panca, Peruvian ground apple salad, seared tuna, grilled white corn, and more. Prefer Italian? Check out its bundle ($240 for four persons) that tempts with parma ham, crispy suckling pork belly, roasted chicken poussin jaune, and sides, among others.
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For a Christmas feast without a hefty price tag, Fairprice is a go-to. The classic combo with a roast turkey, honey-baked ham, and German pork bundle will set you back just $82. You can also go for the Free-Range Sausage Platter ($33.90) or the Meatless Grandeur ($98.90) for those on a plant-based diet.
The items are served chilled, and you’ll need to pre-heat before serving. Picking your purchase up is made easier too — choose from any of the 40 participating stores islandwide and at your preferred time.
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Over at Swiss Butchery, you’ll find Christmas sets from $58 with roast chicken, a whole baked ham, and spicy pork sausages. But if you’re looking to indulge and splurge, add the Christmas Feast bundle ($450) to your cart, with treats like Australia grass-fed tomahawk (1 – 1.5kg), Japanese Miyazaki striploin wagyu A5 (300g) and a rack of lamb – just note that these come uncooked.
To further jazz up your spread, Swiss Butchery has teamed up with Sens Sushi for festive sushi platters (from $38.80) as well as Le Petit Paris for gram-worthy confections including an igloo-shaped cake, log cakes and a gingerbread house.
Make your order from now till Dec 17, and get score these promos: $20 off all Christmas cakes with any purchase, as well as one-for-one when you purchase either the Mirin & Sake Kurobuta Ham ($45 for 800g) or the Cheesy Chicken Sausage ($10 for 400g).
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From Brussels sprouts ($20) to cauliflower gratin ($26) and baked gammon ham ($220) as well as roast turkey ($178), The Capitol Kempinski’s holiday menu has everything you need to conjure up an enticing spread.
Or what about hearty roasts like Black Angus Beef Prime Rib ($216) or the pasture-fed lamb rack ($98)? For something sweet to complete your meal, it’s got rum fruit cake, stollen, chocolate peppermint cupcakes, and lovely log cakes, too.
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You can expect premium and sustainably sourced meat and seafood from gourmet grocery shop Sasha’s Fine Foods, and it’s got a jolly line-up this year to add to your home celebration.
Think grass-fed New Zealand beef tenderloin, ethically sourced pre-basted turkey from leading French poultry specialist Société Bretonne de Volaille, English bacon, and smoked salmon.
Looking to make merry without a dreaded hangover? Browse its array of alcohol-free bellini, whiskey sours, spiced rum colas, and more.
Pan Pacific’s Marketplace has your Christmas feasting sorted with gourmet roasts, seafood, salads and stews, as well as traditional sweet treats like minced fruit pies, stollen, and yule logs.
Dithering over what to order? Go for the Christmas bundles, like the Lifestyle Christmas Bundle ($347.75) that’ll have you devouring turkey stuffed with foie gras pate, baked sea-farmed barramundi, quinoa, and butternut squash salad, and a log cake.
To beef up your get-together, steak specialist Black Marble has two hearty platters to choose from.
The Joyeux Noel Platter ($198, good for two) comes with soup, a burrata cheese starter, as well as pan-seared Norweigian salmon, grilled Australian wagyu striploin MB5, and a turkey breast roulade. You’ll also get sides, sauces, and dessert.
For a family of four, or if you have a few friends over, go for the Glad Tidings Platter ($528) that sees additional menu items like a tempting cognac foie gras terrine, prawn and chorizo pil pil, and a cheese plate for sharing.
If you’ve got a little party going on at home, consider ordering a mini Christmas buffet from online caterer Grain, with dishes like Wild Cranberry Forest Rice, cauliflower gratin, and herb-marinated chicken with orange marmalade. Take your pick from the seven-course ($18.57++ per guest) or eight-course ($24.64++ per guest) packages, for a minimum of eight people.
Add-ons like a whole turkey ($142.94++) and a charcuterie platter ($48.95++) are available.
Whipped up by the award-winning culinary team from Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford, Fairmont at Home has a curation of tantalising spreads to get everyone in a joyous mood.
The Family Christmas Collection ($325 for nine dishes, good for four to five persons) kicks off with a Xmas Wreath Salad, followed by a wood-fired Roasted Poulet with Rosemary Jus, a Juniper Maple Glazed Ham, country beef pie, and other tasty sides.
Or if you prefer something a little more classic, then the Traditional Christmas Collection ($555 for 11 dishes, good for four to five persons) will be up your alley with a juicy Slow-Roasted Tom Turkey, winter root vegetables, cold cuts and antipasti, as well as sweet confectionery.
Gastropub Youngs Kitchen & Bar has a slew of familiar favourites that can be self-collected or delivered to your doorstep.
Apart from the quintessential turkey ($148) and honey-baked ham ($58), there’s also a Roasted Morrocan Lamb Leg ($128, boneless, 2kg), as well as Wagyu Beef MBS 4/5 Australia Tomahawk Prime Rib ($218, 1.2kg), Tourte de Salmon ($78) and Baked Turkey Quiche ($38) with turkey breast and winter vegetables that are great for sharing.
Round up your meal with the Christmas Hazelnut Log Cake ($68) or home-made Fruit Cake with Crème Anglais ($48).
This article originally appeared in Singapore Women’s Weekly