Happenings - Food

Christmas platter from Hyde & Co.
Christmas platter from Hyde & Co. PHOTO: HYDE & CO

FOOD

PROMOTIONS

Black Truffle Delights At Raffles Grill

Raffles Grill's chef de cuisine Mickael Le Calvez has put together a menu using black truffles from the Perigord region of France. The coal-black appearance and unique scent of earth, mushrooms and nuts of this produce are featured in a la carte creations such as foie gras terrine, Maine lobster with a black truffle temoulade and Omaha beef tenderloin with celeriac, comte cheese, broccoli, black truffle and shallots and red wine sauce.

WHERE: Raffles Singapore Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Jan 31 (subject to supply); lunch: noon - 2pm, dinner: 7 - 10pm PRICE: Call to inquire TEL: 6412-1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

Hung Kang Birthday Set

The birthday set menu at Hung Kang Teochew Restaurant starts with birthday celebration buns and four variety combination, followed by braised shark's fin soup with crab meat and fish maw and steamed pomfret Teochew style. Other dishes include BBQ whole suckling pig, crispy prawns, stewed cabbage with Bailing mushrooms, longevity noodles and sweet yam paste with pumpkin and ginkgo nuts.

WHERE: Poh Heng Building, 28 North Canal Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Jan 15; lunch: 11am - 3pm; dinner: 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $488+ (table for 10) TEL: 6533-5300 INFO: teochewhungkang.com.sg


CHRISTMAS

Festive Afternoon Tea At Pan Pacific Atrium

Pan Pacific Singapore's festive afternoon tea set at the Atrium consists of festive-inspired patisserie, sandwiches and canapes. Enjoy treats such as shaved roasted turkey breast with cranberry chutney charcoal croissant, mini spinach cone with feta cheese and pistachio, and sweet delights including gingerbread cheesecake and Allspice fruit cake. Pair the mini treats with gourmet coffee or tea, or indulge in a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne while enjoying Christmas jingles.

WHERE: Level 1, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Dec 26, 2 - 6pm daily PRICE: From $38++ a person (includes gourmet coffee & tea) TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Hua Ting's Christmas- New Year Dim Sum Set Lunch

Hua Ting's six-course dim sum set lunch features culinary highlights that include a combination of housemade siew mai served in lobster broth, steamed crystal dumpling with goose liver pate and crispy spring rolls with spicy crab roe and meat, as well as steamed sea perch stuffed with wild mushrooms infused with truffle paste. The set lunch is available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

WHERE: Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Dec 24, 25 & 31; 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $138++ a person (includes free-flow wine & Perrier- Jouet champagne) TEL: 6739-6666 INFO: E-mail huating.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

Starry Christmas At 50 Raffles Place

For two weeks before Christmas, Angie's Oyster Bar and Sear Steakhouse at 50 Raffles Place will be serving a seafood-centric semi-buffet menu and all-American Christmas festive set menus respectively. Angie's a la carte buffet showcases signature catches such as fresh oysters and mussel pots and fish and chips. Sear's festive lunch menu comprises items such as roasted turkey with corn and chestnut stuffing, and roasted wagyu tenders with sauteed fine beans and almond. The four-course dinner option comes with an additional appetiser of either oysters with sun-dried cranberries and lemon thyme, or grilled foie gras with pomegranate sauce and frisee.

WHERE: Level 45, Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN/PRICE: Mon - Dec 24; Angie's: 6pm ($75++ a person, minimum two diners); Sear: lunch from $35++ - $45++ a person, dinner from $75++ - $85++ a person TEL: 6221-9555/9336-1443 INFO: E-mail Hello@50rp.com.sg

Dinner And Short-bread Cookies At Hyde & Co

Hyde & Co's three-course plated dinner, in collaboration with chef Pang Long Chin from Equinox, features mains such as chicken roulade with cranberry chestnut ($35), New Zealand striploin ($40) or lamb saddle ($45). Each set comes with maple butternut soup with bacon espuma and a Christmas toffee pudding. Christmas short-bread cookies are also on sale and available for corporate and bulk orders. Flavours include Earl Grey lavender ($20) and pistachio rose ($24).

WHERE: 785 North Bridge Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Dec 21 - 24; two seatings: 6 - 7.45pm & 8 - 9.45pm PRICE: Set dinner: $35 - $45; cookies: $20 - $24 (1-litre jar); all prices nett TEL: 6635-5785 INFO: www.hydeandco.com.sg

Merchants Wine Store Festive Offers

Merchants Wine Store is serving a festive menu comprising fresh Sri Lankan crab cakes, vitello tonnato (sous vide veal dressed with tuna lemon mayo and caperberries) and baked Christmas ham, with housemade Christmas fruit cake with ice cream and custard for dessert.

WHERE (MRT): 52 Duxton Road (Tanjong Pagar); 443 Joo Chiat Road (Eunos); PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah, 200 Turf Club Road (Sixth Avenue) WHEN: Till Dec 31 PRICE: Festive menu, $55++ - $65++ a person TEL: 6222-1162 (Duxton), 6440-0892 (Joo Chiat), 6467-9118 (PasarBella) INFO: www.merchantsof singapore.com.sg

St. Pierre's Festive Takeaways

Too tired to cook for Christmas? St. Pierre has an extensive takeaway menu available till the end of the year. Starters include Fine de Claire oysters No. 2 with lemon and shallot dressing ($24+ for six) and black truffle marble foie gras terrine ($28 for 100g). Mains include turkey Wellington ($70 a kg) and 200-day aged Angus beef ribeye ($120+ a kg). Other highlights include St. Pierre's famous turducken ($98+a kg, serves eight to 10 people), roasted wild-caught Atlantic cod, prawn bisque and curry dust and crispy vegetable brunoise ($120+ a kg). Supplement the feast with sides such as truffle mashed potato ($25+ for 250g) and additional mushroom and foie gras stuffing ($25+for 250g) and desserts such as Grandma Stroobant's flourless chocolate cake ($65+a kg) and assorted farmed cheese platter ($98+ a kg).

WHERE: 02-02B One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Dec 31 PRICE: Starters: oysters $24+ for six, others $180+ - $280+ a kg; mains: $30+ - $120 a kg; sides: $25++ for 250g; desserts: $65++ - $98++ a kg TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: E-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg

Festive Blackboard Specials At Picotin Express

Picotin Express' Festive Blackboard Specials feature an array of all-time favourite Christmas classics. Plan a family and friends reunion amid the lush greenery of Champions Golf Course with some good ol' honey-glazed ham and roasted turkey breast (both $28++) or duck leg confit ($30++). Starters are lentil and ham soup ($16++), chicken and pistachio terrine ($15++) and prawn tortellini ($18++), while dessert choices are chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream and cheesecake (both $12++).

WHERE: 60 Fairways Drive, Champions Golf Course MRT: Sixth Avenue WHEN: Sun - Dec 26 (all-day dining from noon) PRICE: Starters: $15++ - $18++; mains: $28++ - $30++; dessert: $12++ TEL: 6877-1191 INFO: E-mail info@picotin.com.sg

Festive Set Lunch, Corporate Dinner Menus At Rocks Urban Grill + Bar

From family gatherings to corporate functions, Rocks Urban Grill + Bar promises to deliver the perfect celebration this festive season. For the four-course festive set lunch, the starter choices are salmon, ricotta or soup (pacific clam chowder, sauteed sweet corn), while the mains choices are roasted turkey breast, pan- roasted seabass or linguini pasta with roasted pumpkin and dessert is log cake, chocolate or fruit. The corporate dinner menu includes items such as French oysters, smoked salmon or Portobello mushroom soup for starters; dill marinated Scottish salmon, turkey breast, wagyu beef sirloin or soft goat cheese ravioli as mains; and chocolate log cake, Christmas pudding and vanilla custard, or Pavlova, lemon cream and seasonal fruits for dessert.

WHERE: 02-01 The Sail @ Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 30 (Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 11.30pm) PRICE: Festive set lunch: $51++ a person; festive corporate dinner: $78++ a person TEL: 6438-4404 INFO: E-mail info@rocks.com.sg


COUNTDOWN 2017

LeVel 33 Champagne Toast To The New Year

LeVeL33, in the heart of Marina Bay with a great view of New Year's Eve fireworks displays, is inviting guests to toast the new year. For $398++, each guest gets a welcome cocktail, free-flow craft beer, wine, fruit juices, soft drinks, canapes, dinner (highlights: spinach pork and 12-hour Slow Roast Beef Tenderloin), midnight snack and a glass of Rothschild champagne. The cheaper option at $128++ excludes dinner, and runs from 11pm to midnight, when each guest will enjoy free-flow midnight snacks, craft beer, wine, fruit juices, soft drinks and a glass of champagne.

WHERE: 33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard MRT: Downtown WHEN: Dec 31 PRICE: $128++ - $398++ a person TEL: 6834-3133 INFO: www.LeVeL33.com.sg

French-inspired Spread At 1919 Waterboat House

The 1919 Waterboat House will be serving a French-inspired buffet spread on New Year's Eve. The menu includes salad, hors d'oeuvres, prawn cocktail, French and Pacific oysters, scallop cerviche, salmon tartare, traditional potato gratin with sauteed mushrooms, seafood paella with roasted onions and roasted Angus prime rib. When dinner ends, guests are invited to grab a spot at the Rooftop Bar and join in the live countdown to midnight before watching the fireworks in the Marina Bay and Central Business District skyline.

WHERE: 03-01 The Waterboathouse, 3 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 31 (from 7pm) PRICE: $228++ a person ($198++ if booked by Wed) TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg

Stellar At 1-Altitude New Year's Eve Dinner

Experience progressive Australian gastronomy by executive chef Christopher Millar. Menu highlights include caramelised foie gras with champagne jelly, cod with braised leek, oysters veloute and saffron, and Japanese wagyu A4-grade beef with watercress, truffle and sherry glazed onions. The meal rounds off with pastry chef Jasmin Chew's Fireball dessert - a flaming ball of Valrhona chocolate, mousse, feuilletine, sponge and brandy.

WHERE: Level 62, One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, MRT: Raffles Place WHEN/PRICE: Dec 31; 6 - 7pm: $180++ a person (four courses, includes glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne); 9 - 10.30pm: $350++ ($408++ window seat) a person (five courses, includes glass of Krug Grand Cuvee Champagne TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail info@1-altitude.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe