‘Tis the season to takeaway. This year has been stressful enough without throwing into the mix the expectation of preparing a full Christmas dinner. Thankfully, of course, the number of guests (and therefore mouths to feed) has been dramatically downsized by law this year. Depending on the size of your household, though, this could still make for a mid-sized feast. And naturally there are certain jolly staples of the holiday table that can never be laid to the wayside if a host wants to gift a guest with the requisite amount of Christmas cheer.
Roast turkey with stuffing, glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cranberry sauce are the seasonal dishes looked forward to by the gourmand all year long. They also happen to be a bit of a bane to the undistinguished home cook. For said luckless chef, however, there is always the option to take that ‘can-do’ attitude and redirect it with full force towards placing an order with a hotel or restaurant for a festive set menu bound to astound and delight everyone. (And some of them may even let you pretend you did all the cooking yourself.)
From soup to scallops and turkey to tze char, the convivial spirit of the season doesn’t have to live and die by your flair for the chopping board and oven this year. Instead, these renowned Singaporean gastronomic spots are determined to make your holiday meal at home just a little more effortless.
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The House of Astor
The St. Regis Singapore
Bedazzling centerpieces are the mainstay of The St. Regis’ take-home festive feasts. Resplendent with a slew of handcrafted sweet and savoury specialties, luxuries to be devoured include the Whole Roasted Sea Bass with Provençal Ratatouille, Turkey with Buttered Brussel Sprouts and Truffle Mashed Potatoes, and the hotel’s signature Smoked Salmon infused with The St. Regis Singapore Tea Blend. Guests will also be able to take their pick from a sumptuous collection of frankly gorgeous St. Regis Logcakes. Between the alluringly dark Chocolate Decadence, with its swathes of buttercream and crunchy chocolate pearls, and the grafrant Chestnut Pear, with its pear yuzu crêmeux and chestnut sponge, you’ll be spoiled for choice. And this Christmas, The St. Regis simply wouldn’t have it any other way.
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Delivery and collection of these take-home delights are available options from 30 November to 31 December 2020, with an advance order of 3 days
To order: Online / 6506 6813 / [email protected]
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Christmas just got a whole lot tastier. With Mexican spins on classic Christmas creations, The Loco Group’s Chico Loco promises to herald in the best Yuletide cheer that the city has to offer. The star players of the Loco Mexman Bundle and Fiesta Grande Feast will top the talk of any Christmas dinner party. They include a Traditional Herb Marinated Turkey alongside a generous and original Mole Sauce, made with cinnamon, chilli, almond, and chocolate. Breakfast buffs will be cheered by the bundle’s inclusion of the Smoked Maple Agave Gammon Ham, and meat-lovers will cheer at the sight of the Ancho Roast Beef Striploin and its chipotle beef jus. Chipotle BBQ Roasted Pumpkin, Esquites, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts seamlessly blend culture and celebration into one delicious meal—and naturally, we can’t forget to mention the DIY Taco Set.
Chico Loco, 102 Amoy Street, Singapore 069922
Chico Loco’s Mexmas Menu will be available for both delivery and in-venue dining from 26 November to 26 December 2020, with a pre-order of 3 days
To order: Online / 9738 7828 / [email protected]
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Park Hotel Clarke Quay
As the streets light up for the year-end festivities, Porta’s modern European bistro dining enclave has pulled out all the stops to ensure a jolly good time is had by all at home. Its festive four-course spread starts by proffering guests the Butternut Pumpkin Soup to warm the soul, and pan-seared Hokkaido Scallops with avruga caviar. Choose between ‘surf’ and ‘turf’ for your main with either the vibrant Black Cod or hearty Beef Tenderloin, and top it all off with the undisputed champion of Christmas desserts, the Chocolate Log Cake, paired with a tangy and unforgettable raspberry purée. There’s no better way to mark the occasion of a holiday get-together.
Porta, 1 Unity Street, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983
The festive set menu is be available for delivery or collection on 24-27 and 31 December 2020 and 1 January 2021
To order: Online / 6593 8855 / [email protected]
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The minds behind Saint Pierre have already sorted out a number of brilliant ways to circumvent spending hours in the kitchen with this year’s Festive Takeaway Menu. The contemporary French dining establishment, the proud holder of 2 Michelin stars, now has a holiday menu replete with choice delicacies. Pick up starters like the Armagnac-marinated foie gras terrine and Green Tea Smoked Sakura Masu, and follow them up with mains such as 200-Day Aged Angus Beef Ribeye ‘En-croute’ and Roasted Whole Capon. Toast to a better 2021 with a bottle of 1996 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne, but be sure to save room for dessert: Chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s iconic Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake. The cake is derived from a recipe handed down from his grandmother—and with such a familial pedigree, you can be assured that Saint Pierre will fill your own home with warmth and light this December.
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Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel the Stamford
Café Noel, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford’s new gift voucher platform and festive online store, wants to ring in the holiday season with you and your family. Its Family Christmas Bundle boasts a robust variety of traditional holiday dishes like Parma Ham & Honey Melon, Juniper Maple Glazed Ham with Apple Sauce and Sweet Onion Jus, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and much, much more. For an even more luxurious experience, there is the Decadent Christmas Bundle, which will include some of the country’s finest selections of homemade antipasti, cheese and charcuterie, Crab & Lobster Mango Ginger Salad, Slow-Roasted Turkey with Truffle & Chestnut Stuffing, and the Roasted Angus Beef Tomahawk. With Café Noel’s offerings this 2020, thrilling and gladdening your friends and family is just one step closer.
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New Ubin Seafood
Where else could you pair House Smoked Turkey with Curry Chicken Pie, and German Christmas Stollen with Garlic Baked Crab? The homegrown tze char institution New Ubin Seafood is introduced its six-course feast of ‘Truly Singaporean’ cuisine that includes (but is very much not limited to) a trio of live crabs cooked any style you wish, and an Italian panetonne to finish. Known for retaining its rustic roots and kampong essence, New Ubin has traded in its trust wok hei for the smoker, serving chicken alongside chestnut stuffing and buttery puff pastry pie. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and New Ubin Seafood is determined to give Singaporeans a holiday feast worth coming home to with a kaleidoscope of festive favourites to suit all tastes.
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The Mandarin Oriental Shop
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Bask in the warm glow of the merriest season of the year at Mandarin Oriental over an array of specially curated indulgences. From festive feasts to indulgent hampers, the hotel has promised a host of epicurean delights that will be the talk of your household. An ensemble of scrumptious sweet treats available this year for pre-order at the Mandarin Oriental Shop includes the rum-infused Nutty Caramel puff pastry, the spiced and tropical Star of Bethlehem, and the red-and-white Santa Berry cake. Christmas roasts abound, too, as guests will also be able to take home the succulent Traditional Roasted Christmas Turkey or Cracking Iberico Pork Loin, flavoured delicately with mustard seeds, should they so desire. And to all a good night!