That time of the year when you feast and dine with friends and family is here again, and this year’s options are more spectacular than ever. If you are looking for that special place to celebrate this year’s Christmas, look no further than the ones here:
With the unveiling of the island resort’s festive line-up from Christmas Eve through to New Year’s Day, diners can expect a range of truly unique culinary highlights as well as festive favourites that will cater to all palates. For a sophisticated soirée, diners can indulge at The Knolls or Cassia, while families with kids can head to the iconic Christmas Day Brunch, which will feature a decadent spread, as well as nostalgic activities such as Christmas carolling, electric animal rides and a magic show.
Capella Singapore is at 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Helmed by Kobe-based Celebrity Chef Hal Yamashita who specialises in “nouvelle” Japanese cuisine, Syun presents a tempting 7-course dinner at $138++ per person from 1 to 23 December 2019. It features the signature melt-in-the-mouth Sea Urchin Rolled By Kagoshima A4 Wagyu Beef Topped with Smoked Caviar; Sous Vide Duck Breast with Egg Yolk Vinaigrette; Amadai Aqua Pazza and Hal Yamashita Tokyo Premium Beef Curry which is renowned for its fruity, tangy and deep, rich Japanese curry sauce.
Syun is at #02-135 Crockfords Tower, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
Expect to savour divine seasonal Italian delicacies created from authentic age-old recipes with a creative touch at this classic Italian restaurant. You can can look forward to exquisite dishes like Porcini Mushroom ‘Cappuccino’ with Toasted Brioche Bread and Black Truffle; Classic Carnaroli Risotto in Prawn Bisque Base with Mazara del Vallo Sicilian Red Prawns and Lipari Island Capers; and Chestnut Stuffed Turkey Breast Roulade with Glazed Pearl Onions and Marsala Wine Sauce from 1 to 23 December, 2019 in the 5-course dinner menu available at $168++ per person. Its Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 5-course menu offers other indulgences like Homemade Tortellini with Capon Consommé, Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Espuma and Truffle; Foie Gras Escalope with Porcini “Trifolati”, Toasted Brioche and Port Wine; as well as homemade traditional Italian sweets, Panettone and “Torrone” Nougat.
Fratelli Trattoria is at #02-144 Hotel Michael, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
Nestled in the lushly landscaped ESPA with a view of an idyllic pond and a pretty herb garden, Tangerine sets the tone for an intimate celebration with loved ones. Its light and fresh farm-to-table cuisine of Thai-inspired goodness will perk you up with its bright flavours in its 5-course festive menu that is available from 1 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 at $128++ per person. Created by renowned Thai celebrity chef Ian Kittichai, delicious highlights include Diver Scallop with Garden Herbs, Cashew Nut Milk and Jalapeno Dressing; Angel Hair Pasta with Bamboo Clam, Lumpfish Roe and Seaweed Sauce; Baked Lobster with Tom Yum Foam; and Thai Tea-ramisu with Mascarpone Cheese, Meringue, and Sweet Thai Milk Tea Sauce.
Tangerine is at #01-563 & 564 ESPA,18 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098134
Synonymous with elegant, contemporary Chinese fine-dining led by Singapore’s own homegrown celebrity chef Sam Leong, Forest森 places refined touches on enduring classics with a delicate dash of Asian spices. Available from 1 to 23 December 2019, its 6-course menu at S$138++ per person features a Trio Amuse Bouche of Pork Knuckle Collagen, Wasabi Prawn and Vietnamese Roll; Wagyu Beef Shank Roasted at 180°C, Deglazed in Veal Reduction and Slow-cooked with Spices and Herbs; and Fish Noodle Stir-fried in Signature Homemade X.O. Chili Sauce with Crab Meat and Prawn. Its Christmas menu is priced at $188++.
Forest森 is at 1#01-521 & 522 Equarius Hotel Lobby, 6 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098133
A winner in the Best Dining Experience category at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards in 2018, its 5-course Christmas menu at $158++ per person is a feast for the senses where every dish is beautifully plated, and often, finished at your table. The elegant creations include a rich and buttery Foie Gras Pate with Port Wine Glaze and Hazelnut Brioche; a Poached Boston Lobster with Sauce Americaine and Baby Spinach; a crisp skin Pan-seared Pike Perch with Smoked Beurre Blanc and Le Puy Lentils; and Grain-fed Beef Tenderloin with Béarnaise and Potato Mille Feuille.
CURATE is at #01-231 & 232 The Forum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098133
Located alongside the Open Ocean Habitat within the S.E.A. Aquarium that is home to over 40,000 marine animals like majestic manta rays and leopard sharks, Ocean Restaurant offers the first and only aquarium dining experience in Singapore. Using ingredients that are almost entirely sustainably sourced, its menus take on an inspired celebratory note this season. Its Christmas set lunches start from $78++ per person for a 3-course menu, while its 6-course set dinner is available at $248++ per person. For Christmas lunch, savour exquisite and flavourful creations like Risotto with Onsen Egg, Bacon Emulsion and Iberico; Slow Cooked Iberico Secreto with Textures of Onions; and Paris Brest with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hazelnut Praline. For Christmas dinner, the menu comprises indulgent treats such as Oyster with Farm Jelly and Red Wine Shallot; Foie Gras Roulade with Port Wine and Apple Compote; Hokkaido Scallop with Textures of Cauliflower and Apple Sauce Cream; and French Yellow Chicken with Supreme Silken Potato, Caramelized Tubers and Winter Truffles Jus.
Ocean Restaurant is at #B1-455 & 456 West B1M Carpark, Equarius Hotel, 22 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098136
At the Michelin-starred table65, you can expect to enjoy a gastronomic dining experience with sophisticated modern European cuisine. Its 8-course Christmas dinner menu, priced from $218++, showcases inventive dishes with remarkable flavours and intriguing ingredient combinations prepared with precision—such as its signature “Os à moelle”, smoked herring bone, veal tartare with bone marrow, cockles and Beluga caviar, and the delightfully umami Mozambique langoustine poached in duck fat, coffee and lemon with Albufera style dashi. A unique selection of excellent handcrafted cocktails with housemade infusions can also be enjoyed pre or post dinner at the restaurant’s adjoining cocktail bar.
table65 is at #01-104 & 105 Hotel Michael, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
Osia Steak and Seafood Grill’s 4-course festive menu from 1 to 23 December 2019 at $165++ per person (with a minimum of two diners) serves up scrumptious sharing platters of premium meats and seafood lovingly grilled on lava stones or roasted fresh and hot straight from the restaurant’s custom-designed stone hearth oven. The Seafood Plate is generously heaped with Grilled Maine Lobster, Skull Island King Prawn, Fremantle Octopus, Hokkaido Scallop and New Zealand Little Neck Clam while the Grilled Meats Plate will tantalize meat lovers with perfectly seared Sweet Pork Rack Chop, Angus Beef, Ribeye Steak, Pasture-fed Lamb Rack and Kangaroo Loin sourced from boutique farms in Australia. Its 5-course Christmas menu, also at $165++ per person with a minimum of two diners, present the best seasonal meats and seafood to satiate all appetites such as the Hiramasa Kingfish with Avocado, Vine Tomato Salsa and Parsnip Crisp; Salsify Cream Soup with Crayfish and Truffle Cream; Duck Breast & Leg, Carrot Cumin Puree, Barley, Spiced Jus; and Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Parsley Celeriac, Smoked Tomato and Bone Marrow Sauce.
Osia Steak and Seafood Grill is at #02-140 & 141 Festive Walk, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
Headlined by the much-lauded Masayasu Yonemura, chef-owner of the acclaimed Two-Michelin-starred Shimmonzen Yonemura restaurant in Kyoto, TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura’s seasonal 5-course Christmas and New Year menu at S$198++ per person highlights his forte in blending elegant Japanese accents with the bold flavours of French cooking. A symphony of flavours can be enjoyed in the Japanese Flounder Fish Carpaccio with Japanese Sea Urchin; Japanese Mushroom Soup with Truffle; Boston Lobster with Pumpkin Sauce; as well as the sizzling A4 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Steak and Sautéed French Foie Gras that is expertly prepared a la minute on the teppan grill.
TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura is at #01-229 The Forum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138
The newly minted 2019 Michelin-Plate rooftop Italian restaurant has a fantastic scenic view to enjoy an elevated festive dining experience. Some of the highlight creations for their festive menu include Linguine alla Carbonara di Mare; al dente linguine with fresh cod tripe, sea urchin, ikura (salmon roe), thinly sliced Sardinia bottarga and Tarako (pollock roe), Ravioli di Lasagna; ravioli stuffed with premium Miyazaki A4-grade Wagyu ragout, creamy béchamel espuma, zesty tomato powder and freshly shaved winter black truffle, and Grigliato di Lingua di Manzo; roasted seasonal Japanese Hamachi (yellow tail) with milt topped with aromatic sanshō pepper, Marsala wine sauce and smoked daikon (white radish) cream cheese.
il Cielo is at 581 Orchard Rd, level 24, Singapore 238883
Be prepared to indulge in a lavish dinner at Lawry’s The Prime Rib with their culinary team bringing to you mouth-watering epicurean delights in the form of a 6-course set menu. Menu highlights include the Ocean Gems Fresh Chilean Scallop, Boston Lobster Bisque with Fresh Lobster Claw, Broiled Atlantic Lobster Trio with Wild Salmon Roe and Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar. Relax and soak in the Christmas spirit with Sakura Crémeux with Mango-Pear Coulis and Glazed Chocolate Mousse Praline Dome, both topped with a scoop of Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream.
Lawry’s The Prime Ribs is at #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery Mandarin Orchard, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
If you are entertaining at home, Orange Clove’s The Wonders of Christmas buffet menus, specially curated by four local chefs: Chef Eric Neo, Chef Ong Jing Qin, Chef Alvin Leong and Chef Ben Goh, brings a plethora of choices that can be served to your guests. Start with a starter of Honey-Glazed Chicken Ham with Tangy Pineapple Sauce. Chef Alvin’s Five Spiced Turkey Meat Loaf in Beancurd Wrap with Cinnamon Apple Plum Relis will impress guests, while the Chicken Parmigiana ‘Masak Merah’ Grilled Pangasius Fillet with Creamy Honey ‘Sambal’ Sauce and Spiced Pumpkin Mash with Chia Seeds, Sautéed Mushroom & Chopped Cilantro will surely satisfy. End the feast with Chef Ben’s specialty: the Gingerbread Panna Cotta with Apricot Compote. The Magnificence Mini Buffet is at $24.99 per pax (minimum 15 guests).
Visit www.orangeclove.com.sg for more information.
Conceptualised by Group Executive Sous Chef Felix Chong & Executive Chef Emanuele Faggi, this curated 5-course Christmas dinner will start with the savoury Porchetta Carpaccio and Free-Range Egg that is artfully prepared with Truffle Caviar, followed by the Agnolotti Pasta that combines lightly spiced Mortadella with Sage and Burnt Butter Sauce. Moving to the mains, you will be presented with a choice of the highly marbled Mayura Wagyu Tri Tip ‘Rossini’ served with a generous slab of buttery Foie Gras, or the refreshing Maine Lobster Tail with Hokkaido Scallop. The culinary feast ends on a sweet note with the Panettonne served alongside Crème Brulee Gelato and Valrhona White Chocolate Torrone Sauce.
MONTI is at The Fullerton Pavillion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
You can choose to indulge in an eight-course dinner which showcases the best of the season by Chef Julien Royer. Available at $488++ and $588++ respectively, the latter also includes access to National Gallery’s balcony, providing a spectacular view of the city and fireworks during the countdown. Or you can also opt for a delightful six-course Festive Lunch ($228++) available from 17 to 30 December.
Odette is at #01-04 National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Celebrate the season with elegant bottlings and meticulously prepared fresh plates by Chef Keirin Buck at Le Bon Funk, a natural wine bar with a programme that focuses on natural wines, handpicked to complement Singapore’s tropical climate. You can also savour the flavour of the seasons with Cedar Jelly and Foie Gras Toast and Whole Heritage Chicken, a succulent whole roasted chicken glazed with manuka honey and fennel. Other Chef’s picks for a taste of warm spices include the brined, smoked, butter-basted Berkshire Ham Steak.
Le Bon Funk is at 29 Club St, Singapore 069414
Have a ball of a time as Mandarin Oriental, Singapore presents a new selection of yuletide goodies and jubilant feasts. Dessert aficionados can rejoice with four new magical cakes such as Noël Crème Catalan which sees a stunning combination of muscovado frangipane, banana compote with crème Catalan and The Ruby Cocoa – shaped just like a cocoa pod with tantalizing layers of raspberry mousse, raspberry chocolate cremeux and chocolate almond cream.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is at Marina Square, 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797
Step into The White Rabbit for the Festive Lunch menu. Choose from a two-course ($42++) or three-course menu ($48++), for a flavourful Roasted Turkey Breast, served with truffle mash, giblet gravy and fried brussels sprouts. Complete your meal with a traditional Eastern European favourite, Prune Torte. For Christmas Day Brunch (25 December), you can look forward to an indulgent Seafood Platter of whole lobsters, Normandy mermaid oysters, king crab leg and uni custard. Festive Special Starters and Mains include the Romaine and Kale Salad served with candied bacon, walnut, cranberry and balsamic vinaigrette, Duo of Foie Gras, done two ways, and Roasted Turkey Breast served with fried brussels sprouts. Discover an assortment of tender roasts behind the Carving Station, including the Wagyu Rump and Honey Baked Ham, and end off on a sweet note at the Dessert Table with free-flow selection of sweets, cheese and cookies.
The White Rabbit is at 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
Tuck into the most beloved festive favourites from across COMO Hotels and Resorts around the world. On Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Day, COMO Cuisine will roll out festive brunch (dishes start from $14++) and dinner specials (dishes start from $22++) in addition to the regular menus, with dishes like Panettone French Toast, Roast Turkey Ballotine and Kurobuta Pork Chop that will put you right in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year.
COMO Cuisine is at 18A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249677
Cosy up at this Osaka-style tempura specialist where a different menu will be presented on Christmas Eve and Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and Day respectively for dinner, each a homage to the dishes traditionally served on these occasions.On 24 and 25 December, the 8-piece tempura Hoshi ($150++) and 10-piece tempura Yuki ($200++) menus will feature a luxurious Westholme Wagyu Tenderloin and Truffle Tempura, combining Ippoh’s crisp and delicately-battered Osaka-style tempura with Yuletide decadence.
Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh is at 17B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
OverEasy Fullerton celebrates the jolly season with a Festive Roast & Toast—the Festive Fowl and the signature Tomahawk. The fabulous Festive Fowl ($78++) is marinated with beer and a secret blend of spices for 18 hours resulting in an irresistibly succulent roasted beer-can chicken. The Festive Tomahawk ($188++) is one juicy Angus bone-in ribeye that is sous vide with herbs for 2 hours before being grilled and roasted to medium rare perfection. Both festive specials are served with leek & potato mash, beet & sweet potato salad with feta & flax seeds, and a side of homemade apple, orange & cranberry sauce.
OverEasy Fullerton is at #01-06, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
There are a myriad of festive options available at The Black Swan, but meat-lovers will enjoy the Festive Feast ($188++), which showcases hearty off-the-menu festive dishes such as the Westholme Wagyu Beef Wellington, Lambchetta, housemade Pork and Beef Sausages, Grilled Cos Lettuce Hearts with green peppercorn sauce. This festive platter is ideal for two and is available on top of the à la carte menu.
The Black Swan is at 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Dessert lovers, be sure to check out The Fullerton’s Cake Boutique.Taking centre stage this year are the inspired Yule Logs with delicious local flavours. The Ondeh Ondeh Lamington Yule Log showcases the well-loved trinity of flavours—Gula Melaka, pandan and coconut—with Gula Melaka mousse and coconut crème with shredded coconut layered between pandan chiffon sponge cake. The Strawberry Lychee Bandung Yule Log, is an elegant twist on another local favourite, the Bandung drink—raspberry chiffon sponge cake is paired with delicate lychee mousse and strawberry jelly gently infused with rose essence. The Tropical Swing Yule Log, is another new creation this year that comes with tangy mango pineapple compote jelly, mango passion mousse and vanilla chiffon sponge for a more punchy tropical indulgence.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is at 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178