Many families and friends use the Christmas season to meet up and reunite with a nice festive meal at home. There’s practically no skipping the turkey, ham and log cake when it comes to intimate Christmas gatherings. This year, expect some pretty creative flavors such as satay or salted egg on the turkey while those yearning for more traditional creations will likewise be spoilt for choice.
York Hotel Singapore
Those celebrating at home with friends and family will have little to fret about when it comes to York Hotel’s EZ Festive Party Pack which is suited to feed a group of 5 to 6 people. No need to think of what to bring, everything from appetizers to mains and veggies are taken cared of here. The package includes 5 dishes ranging from Rosemary Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Basil to Barbecued Pork Ribs and Romaine and Kale Salad.
When: 1st December 2018 to 1st January 2019
Prices: S$150 for the festive party pack (discounts of 10 to 15% for UOB, DBS/POSB and Maybank cardholders)
Reservations: +65 6737 0511
Hotel Fort Canning
The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning will be showcasing three types of turkey such as the Chili Crab Roasted Turkey (S$168) and Salted Egg Roasted Turkey (S$148). There is also a new flavor debuting this year which is the Satay Turkey (S$138) which is marinated overnight with an aromatic blend of fresh lemongrass, turmeric, galangal, cumin and coriander powders. For those with a sweet tooth, guests can also avail themselves of six different yule logs for takeaways. Flavors this year include Beetroot, Matcha Sesame, Passionfruit, Almond, Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato (S$64 to S$68 each).
When: 5th November to 25th December 2018
Orders: +65 6559 6796 (11am to 7pm) or email [email protected]
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Executive Jean-Charles Dubois’ signature Honey Slow-roasted Turkey (S$138) weighs up to 6kg and can be ordered with add on dishes available at S$25 each including roasted baby French Grenaille potatoes, sautéed caramelized Brussel sprouts, and truffled chicken and foie gras pâté. The hotel also has three types of Christmas cakes available including the quintessential fruit cake, the Noel Classique (S$88/kg).
When: Collection from 10 to 31st December 2018 (order from 15th October)
Order HERE (15% discount for orders made before 1st December 2018)
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza
Making its debut this year, the luscious and aromatic Lavender Roast Turkey with Orange, Apple & Cinnamon Stuffing (S$198 net) is one of the more unique turkey renditions I’ve seen for the season. A healthier flavor, the 4.5kg turkey is roasted to perfection with lavender that balances out the flavor profile. Lavender emits a wonderful aroma, gives a slight floral twist to the fragrance, and enhances the richness of the Christmas bird. The turkey also comes with a fruity twist through the roasted oranges, apples, lemon, bread and cinnamon stuffing.
When: 22nd November to 24th December 2018
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Conrad Centennial Singapore will offer various types of takeaways for the Christmas season, ranging from 4 types of log cakes to festive hampers and Christmas dinner sets that you can share with friends and family at home. For those with a sweet tooth, this year’s log cake offering from Conrad Centennial Singapore include Royale Hazelnut Crunch Log, Earl Grey Strawberry Log, Black Forest Log and White Angel Log which are all handcrafted.
For dinner sets, Conrad’s offering can easily feed 8 to 10 persons. The Luxury Christmas Dinner Set which is priced at S$380+ consists of a Whole Roast Turkey (6kg), Pineapple Honey Glazed Smoked Ham (2kg), Christmas Pudding, Traditional Marzipan Stollen, Panettone Classico Mixed Fruit Cake, Choice of a luxurious Logcake and a voucher with 10% discount on Sunday Brunch for 2.
When: 26 November to 25 December 2018 (early bird orders from now til 2nd December 2018)
St. Regis Singapore
I have personally tried the takeaway selection at St. Regis Singapore, whether it be the roast lamb or the ham and they’re usually some of the best takeaways I’ve tasted each season. Hopefully this year will be of no exception. Families can look forward to the likes of Roasted Lamb Leg with Truffle and Mustard (S$188) which comes with side dishes such as Buttered Vegetables and Truffled Mash Potato. Alternatively, there’s also the Whole Roasted Turkey infused with Truffle Oil (S$248) and Honey and Truffle-glazed Gammon Ham (S$168).
Carlton Hotel Singapore
This hotel has what is probably the most photogenic log cake I’ve seen this year. The Santa’s Sleigh (S$88) features a trio of flavours – strawberry, mango and pear mousse cake atop the handcrafted chocolate sleigh. Alternatively, Carlton Hotel Singapore’s signature Christmas goodies are also available including the popular Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Panettone (S$30) and the Homemade Stollen (S$30).
When: 1st to 25th December 2018
Order: HERE (selected credit cards get 15% to 25% discount)
Sheraton Towers Singapore
There is a deliberate Peranakan flair to this year’s highlight at Sheraton Towers Singapore with the Ayam Siow Roasted Turkey. The bird is infused with homemade coriander tamarind sauce for 36 hours before being slow roasted, and served with nasi goreng (turmeric fried rice) stuffing, sautéed brussels sprout with hijau (green chilli) and roasted masala potato. Other savoury highlights include the new Maple-glazed Bone-in Cola Gammon Ham, Roasted Australian Grass-Fed Rib Eye, and Baked Salmon and Mushroom Duxelle En Croute.
When: 1st to 25th December 2018 (lead time of 2 days is required for orders)
Order: +65 6839 5636 / 5621
One Farrer Hotel
The One Farrer Hotel will feature a number of savory takeaway items this year including its signature Salt-Encrusted Turkey (S$168). Weighing a staggering 6kg, the bird has been a festive signature of the hotel since 2016 and is inspired from a farm to table philosophy. Apart from this signature item, there will also be a Roast Truffle Turkey (S$158) and Roasted Truffle Chicken with Lemon Thyme (S$58) available for takeaway. For red meat lovers, the Spiced Orange Glazed Boneless Ham (S$128) and Traditional Roasted Ribeye with Home-grown Farm Herbs (S$218) are deserving options.