Whether you are heading to a potluck or throwing your own Christmas party at home, here are places with delicious dishes to feast on.
PARTY TRAYS FROM VIOLET OON SINGAPORE
Cooking doyenne and restaurateur Violet Oon's is offering a range of takeaway party trays from her eponymous restaurant.
Each tray is good for eight to 12 people.
There's everything from appetisers such as her famed tau hu goreng ($62) and kueh pie tee ($74), to main courses such as savoury chicken lemak ($88) and fork-tender beef rendang ($88).
Must-orders include her tasty dry mee siam ($78) and dry laksa ($88), as well as her shepherd's pie with creamy mashed potato ($92).
WHERE: Violet Oon Singapore, 881 Bukit Timah Road
WHEN: Ongoing, order at least two days in advance, before 3pm.
INFO: Call : 8533-1122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please place orders 2 days in advance before 3pm. Delivery is available at a fee.
TANDOORI TURKEY FROM SHAHI MAHARANI
Shahi Maharani's Tandoori Turkey is moist and delicious. The 4.5kg bird is marinated with aromatic spices such as fenugreek and coriander, then grilled in a tandoor. Opt for the version stuffed with a minced meat biryani ($130+). It is served with house-made sauces including mint yogurt, makhni sauce, tomato chutney and a bell-pepper salsa.
WHERE: Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 03-21B
(Level 3, Fairmont Singapore), 252 North Bridge Road
WHEN: Till Dec 31. Order at least three days in advance. Delivery is available for an additional charge.
INFO: Call 62358840 or e-mail email@example.com.Go to
SLOW-ROASTED IBERICO PORK BELLY FROM GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL
The crackling on this lush piece of pork belly is splendid - you get a nice crunch as you sink your teeth in. Under the crackling, a smooth layer of fat provides an extra dimension of texture and flavour and acts like a luxe lubricant as you chew. The meat, which is roasted for 3-1/2 hours with sherry vinegar, white wine and mirepoix of onions, carrots and celery, is flavourful, tender and wonderfully juicy.
It comes with pickled cabbage, house-made Granny Smith apple sauce and pork jus infused with smoked bacon.
The pork belly, which is limited to 30 pieces a day, is priced at $320 and is good for six to eight persons. The hotel's other takeaway items include turkeys, ham and logcakes.
WHERE: The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
WHEN: Till Dec 26. Orders must be placed at least three working days in advance. Last day for orders is Dec 19, noon
INFO: Call 6730-1867 or 6730-1868, between 10am and 6pm daily; e-mail festive@goodwoodparkhotel. com. Place orders in person at the Deli from 9am to 9pm daily. Orders can also be made online at http://festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com/
WINTER HERBS-CRUSTED SALMON CONFIT AND MORE FROM BASILICO AT REGENT SINGAPORE
Regent Singapore's Italian restaurant Basilico has an expansive range of takeaway items on offer this year. Dishes include a Winter Herbs-crusted Salmon Confit with Amalfi Lemon and Dill Sauce ($148); pasta items such as tortelloni stuffed with Green Asparagus in Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce and Hazelnuts ($98 for 2.5kg) and Wagyu Beef Lasagna with Mozzarella in San Marzano Tomato Sauce ($105 for 1.5kg); as well as a bone-in Roasted Leg of Lamb marinated in Barolo Red Wine with roasted baby vegetables ($198 for 2.5kg). Other items include hams, turkeys, cakes and antipasti.
WHERE: Basilico, Regent Singapore - A Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road
WHEN: Till Jan 1. Order three to five days in advance.
INFO: Call 6725-3244 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders can also be placed online. Go to http://regenthotels.com/regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/special-offers... for details.
BEEF WELLINGTON AND MORE FROM BAR-ROQUE GRILL
This year, Bar-Roque Grill's chef Stephane Istel is offering more than just his popular Beef Wellington ($260, for four people). There is a Seabass Wellington ($220 for 1.2 to 1.6kg) with tomato lobster bisque; Venison Wellington ($248, for four people) and Turkey Wellington stuffed with chestnut ($220, for six people).
WHERE: Bar-Roque Grill, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road
WHEN: Till Dec 31, order three days in advance, last day of order on Dec 28. Closed on Dec 25 and 26
ROAST BEEF SIRLOIN AND ROAST TURKEY FROM LE STEAK
For halal-certified food takeaways, head to Le Steak. Highlights include the roast beef sirloin ($45 for 1kg, for six to eight people) with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes; and traditional roast turkey ($99, for eight to 12 people) with cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes and mixed greens.
WHERE: Le Steak outlets at 248 Jalan Kayu and 19/21/23 Mackenzie Road
WHEN: Till Dec 20, order at least three days in advance
INFO: Call 6556-3588 (Jalan Kayu) or 6238-0609 (Mackenzie Road), or e-mail email@example.com