Winter Solstice At Hai Tien Lo
The six-course Bamboo menu ($398++ for four people, $108++ for each additional person) includes double-boiled winter melon soup with abalone and cordyceps flowers. The seven-course Pine menu ($748 for six people, $138++ for each additional person) includes the likes of classic Beijing duck with pancakes.
WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Level Three MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Dec 22 TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@ panpacific.com
Winter Solstice at Man Fu Yuan
Soups and stews showcasing seasonal produce here include double-boiled sakura chicken and sea whelk with cordyceps king flower and morel mushrooms. Available a la carte or as part of a six-course set.
WHERE: InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Level 2 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Dec 31 PRICE: Six-course set menu $88++ a person; a la carte items from $12++ TEL: 6825-1008 INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids' Menu At Balzac Brasserie
The school holiday kids' menu (tilll Dec 30, except Dec 24 and 25, $25++ a child) includes options such as pan-seared wagyu beef patty with French fries. The three-course festive kid's menu (Dec 24, 25 and 31, $52++ a child) includes dishes such as organic pumpkin soup with buttered popcorn and comes with a children's cookbook.
WHERE: B1-08 Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace MRT: Dhoby Ghaut TEL: 6336-0797 INFO: www.balzacbrasserie.com
Enjoy rustic seasonal offerings such as a Champagne Seafood Cocotte with crayfish, mussels and crabs in a champagne and cream sauce.
WHERE: 2 Dickson Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Dinner, Dec 24, 6 - 8.30pm & 8.45pm till late; Dec 25 - 27, noon - 3.30pm PRICE: $120++ a person for free-flow food only; $160++ a person, inclusive of free-flow sparkling rose; $60++ a child under age 12; pre-paid reservations required TEL: 6298-2211 INFO: www.restaurantcocotte.com
La Cucina Italiana di Natale (The Italian Christmas Kitchen) spread includes cold cuts, live pasta stations, desserts and mulled wine.
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Level 2 Show Kitchen MRT: Orchard WHEN: Dec 18, 7pm PRICE: $123++ a person, $70++ a child aged three to 12; $98++ a person, $56++ a child for HSBC cardholders TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: www.gustoitaliano.com.sg
Two menus showcase seasonal ingredients in dishes such as roasted winter squash and ginger soup with scallop and caviar. There is a three-course menu (till Dec 31, $60++ a person) and a four-course set menu (Dec 24 and 25, $70++ a person, reservations required).
The Marmalade Pantry
A festive a la carte menu features dishes such as vanilla or bourbon pumpkin soup with ricotta and chestnut ravioli. At the Novena outlet, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffets (Dec 24, 6 - 10.30pm: Dec 25, noon - 4pm) include chardonnay- braised turkey.
WHERE: 03-22 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, tel: 6734-2700; 01-02/04 Oasia Hotel, 8 Sinaran Drive, tel: 6664-0348 WHEN: Dec 7 - 30 PRICE: Festive items from $10++ to $36++; buffet $68++ a person, $34++ a child INFO: www.themarmaladepantry.com.sg
The four-course Premium Sky Dining Flight Festive Menu (Dec 1 - 23 and Dec 26 - 30, 7.30 and 8.30pm, $329++ a couple, inclusive of a glass of wine and party pack each) includes lobster with saffron and caviar in a rotating glass capsule 165m above ground. The five-course Premium Sky Dining Flight Celebration Menu (Dec 24, 25 and 31, and Jan 1, 7.30 and 8.30pm daily, $399++ a couple, inclusive of a glass of champagne and party pack each) features items such as wagyu beef brisket with horseradish.
WHERE: 30 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade TEL: 6333-3311 INFO: www.singaporeflyer.com/christmas-at-singapore-flyer
Ce La Vi
The Festive Menu (Dec 9 - 30 and Jan 1 - 3, from $188++ a person) spans 12 courses melding Christmas flavours with modern Asian touches in dishes such as Irish Kelly oysters with cranberry gel. Besides access to the SkyBar and Club Lounge festivities, the 12-course New Year's Eve Menu (Dec 31, 6pm, from $238++ a person, 9pm from $488++ a person) includes highlights such as wagyu with truffle teriyaki, eggplant and foie gras.
WHERE: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront TEL: 6688-7688 INFO: sg.celavi.com
The Shahi Tandoori Turkey is available plain ($110+, approximately 4.5kg) or stuffed with minced-meat biryani ($130+) with homemade sauces such as makhni sauce. Also on offer are roasted leg of lamb ($140+, 2kg) and spiced cashews ($20+ a jar).
WHERE: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, 03-21B MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Jan 1, three days' notice required TEL: 6235-8840 INFO: E-mail email@example.com
Poppy and Co.
Pre-order the signature Speculoos Cookie Butter Christmas Cake 900g ($70+) at Isetan Scotts till Dec 20 and get a 400g jar of Speculoos Cookie Butter. Also on offer is Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream ($10 for two 150ml tubs), available at the Isetan Scotts Christmas Fair (Dec 17 to 25).
WHERE: Isetan Scotts, Shaw House, 350 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard INFO: www.poppyandco.me
The Morganfield's Christmas Feast ($149.90+) includes Christmas Hazelnut and Christmas Cranberry Sticky Bones ribs and assorted side dishes. Also on offer: Bourbon Marmalade Glazed Leg of Ham ($168.90+, 4 to 5kg, serving 10 to 12); Crackling Pork Roast ($38.90+, 1kg); Roast Chicken ($32.90+, 1.4kg); and Xmas Log Cake ($45.90+, serves five).
WHERE: 02-23 The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, tel: 6694-3635; 01-645 Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, tel: 6736-1136 WHEN: Till Dec 31, three days' notice required TEL: 8552-5478 INFO: www.morganfields.com.sg/xmas-order
Festive Favours hampers feature pantry items such as fresh handmade pasta and award-winning olive oils.
WHERE: 02-472/473/474 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Dec 21; three days' notice required PRICE: $80 to $180 TEL: 6238-7527 INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.bottura.sg
Da Paolo Gastronomia
Roast specialities this year include Deboned Roasted Chicken, stuffed with Italian cotechino, raisins, apricots, baby peas and brie, served with muscat sauce. Sweet highlights include Piedmont hazelnut custard Crodos.
WHERE: 01-74 Holland Village, 43 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens, tel: 6475-1323; go to website for list of locations WHEN: Till Dec 31, three days' notice required PRICE: Roasts from $68; sides from $25; cookies & cakes from $5.50; Loison items from $10.90; hampers from $105 INFO: dapaolo.com.sg/gastronomia/festive
Mad About Sucre
Customise hampers from more than 50 different gourmet items including French King's Pie, kaffir lime chicken skewers and cocktails. See website for catalogue, terms and conditions.
WHERE: 27 Teo Hong Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: While stocks last PRICE: Baked goods from $19+, savoury items from $15+, beverages from $15+ TEL: 6221-3969 INFO: www.madaboutsucre.com