The Marmalade Pantry
The restaurant chain is letting its fans enjoy authentic festive feasts in the comfort of their homes with classic carvery items such as the slow-roasted wagyu beef ($98+), lamb rack with Provençale crust ($75+), whole roasted turkey with fresh herbs ($108+), and maple and clove glazed ham ($108+).
Also available are traditional side dishes to add to the holiday cheer. These include the popular garlic mash ($20+), cauliflower and Bulgur salad ($20), roasted winter vegetables ($20+) and traditional stuffing ($20+).
Festive Bundles of one carvery (turkey or ham) and two sides are priced at $128+, while the Family Bundle comes with two carveries (turkey or ham, and lamb or beef) and four sides for $238+.
Diners at all Marmalade Pantry outlets can also enjoy a festive platter of carvery and signature sides to share, or opt for individual portions as part of its set lunch menu.
For The Marmalade Pantry’s full festive gourmet goodies menu and order form, see here. The last day for orders is 21 December.
To celebrate Christmas this year, the Mexican-inspired Cocina Y Bar has put together a family feast with dishes conceived by executive chef Randy Torres. Guests can choose from classic Christmas mains such as the tender herb crusted turkey and mole, the sweet agave glazed gammon ham, or the juicy fire grilled Angus beef fajitas. Vegetarian diners are not left out. There is a choice of the spinach enchilada with a generous serving of goat’s cheese, smoked pipian mole and jalapeno. As well, guests who book the Familia Feast can enjoy a bottle of wine or Prosecco at a special price of $70++.
Super Loco is at 60 Robertson Quay, 01-13 The Quayside, tel. 6235 8900.
Fishy Business at Publico
No doubt about it, year-end feasts can be a bit of a meat overload. Fortunately, there are places that provide delicious alternatives. Publico Ristorante for example is offering the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Inspired by an Italian-American Christmas tradition that celebrates the yuletide solstice with the freshest catch of the sea, executive chef Bettina Arguelles tweaks her seasonal menu to include the Pizza Royale ($188++); a lavish wood-fired pizza topped with Avruga caviar, black truffle, sea urchin, Hokkaido scallops, and finished with a sprinkling of edible gold leaf.
As well, an abundance of fresh oysters, scallops, tuna and swordfish await at the Crudo Bar, and guests can pair their meals with endless Zardetto Prosecco, Tenut Maccan Pinot Grigio, Château Béatrice Rosé and Menabrea Lager at $75++ per person, or indulge with all the above plus Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne at $110++ per person.
Publico Ristorante is at 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909, tel. 6826 5040.
To Each His Own at PS.Cafe
If you’re organising a festive luncheon for a group with very individual preferences, it’s hard to be doing communal whole turkey and ham things. We suggest a place like PS.Cafe where everyone can have exactly what they like.
In the run up to Christmas all PS.Cafe outlets are offering tomato, lime & cilantro Oyster Shooters ($14 for two) and Baked Christmas Camembert ($19), which is accompanied by prunes, apricots and walnuts and topped with a drizzle of manuka honey.
For light meals there is the Pan-Seared Scallops ($19) presented atop a creamed corn and salsa verde, with a refreshing apple and radish salad to finish. Among its offerings for main course is the roast fillet of Branzino ($35), a chorizo and clam paella paired with a meaty branzino. For dessert, diners can dig into Burnt Rum & Raisin Cheese Cake ($15). Be warned, it’s rich, heady and quite irresistibile.
For the full festive menu and list of PS.cafe outlets, see here.
M Hotel Singapore
The last Christmas of the decade deserves to be celebrated properly. But who’s talking about slaving away in the kitchen? You can lay out a full festive feast with M Hotel Singapore’s festive roasts and goodies, including Chef Wang’s signature chicken pie. Apart from apricot honey-mustard glazed turkey, there’s also honey-baked ham bockwurst garlic chicken sausages served with orange marmalade and pineapple sauce, and classic cottage beef pie. And to sweeten the festive spread, there’s a new chocolate truffle with caramelised walnut log cake.
In the spirit of giving, customers who spend S$100 or more get a chance to win a two-day-one-night stay at M Suite over a weekend, worth S$850. M Hotel Singapore is at 81 Anson Road, tel. 6224 1133. For all its festive dining promotions, see here.
Thunderbirds are just a pop cultural memory now, but tandoori birds are what’s whetting our festive appetite.
Rather than the usual turkey fare, Rang Mahal offers a tandoor-roasted turkey marinated with a blend of 26 spices. These include cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and deggi mirch. The great bird is served with a piquant honey makhni, a rich butter-based tomato sauce seasoned with spices and made with organic manuka honey. To elevate your festive dining experience, opt for the Tandoori Turkey with Tehri Stuffing of basmati rice cooked with mixed vegetables, quail eggs and baby potatoes.
For more information and pre-orders, see here.
You can also enjoy a delicious tandoori turkey stuffed with morel biryani from Song of India. However, if you’re planning a smaller dinner party, consider the Michelin-starred restaurant’s whole tandoori capon stuffed with morel biryani rice option ($68++, below). Song of India is also offering a brunch buffet at $46.90++ per person on Christmas Day. On Boxing Day, there’s a four-course set dinner for $79++.
Song of India is at 33 Scotts Road, tel. 6836 0055. To see its full menu or make reservations, visit here.