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10 festive meals to try this festive season

Treat yourself or loved ones to a feast at CÉ LA VI, StraitsKitchen and many more.

Naren Lee Sankar
Naren Lee Sankar

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Published: 1 December 2020, 1:17 PM

If there is one time of year to indulge in food, it would be the festive season with all the turkey and logcakes you can get your hands on.

Whether you are in the mood for traditional festive food or something unique, here are 10 festive meals to try this December.

1. Oxwell & Co.

Oxwell & Co. served customers for seven years before “MOVING TO PASTURES NEW” on Jul 18. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@OXWELLCO

When Oxwell & Co. closed its doors, CEO Ben Jones of M Group, which owns the restaurant, said that the pub’s absence “is a hiatus, rather than a final farewell”. That plan has come somewhat to pass as the Ox has returned for a limited time.

In collaboration with Straits Clan, the Ox has opened a pop-up store for six weeks at Clan Cafe from Nov 11 to Dec 31.

The partnership known as Oxwell & Clan will serve Christmas dishes such as crackled belly of pork with savoy cabbage, clove and apple sauce and roasting juices and the turkey roulade with celery, chestnuts, sage, mushrooms and gravy.

Oxwell & Clan will also donate a meal to The Food Bank Singapore for every meal ordered.

View the full festive and classic menu here.

2. Brotzeit

Brotzeit has four outlets in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/BROTZEIT SINGAPORE

Apple strudels are one of Maria von Trapp’s favourite things. Suffice to say that she would be delighted with Brotzeit’s festive offering of apple strudel with vanilla sauce among others.

The restaurant’s free flow a la carte festive brunch special every weekend and public holiday includes sharing platters, soups and sweet treats all for $45 per person. It is running from Nov 29 to Jan 3 2021.

Apart from that, munch on a wurst lollipop and Winter Brotzeit cold cut platter from their Christmas Day dinner menu.

The full festive season for Brotzeit will last from Nov 18 to Jan 31 2021.

Check here for full details.

3. CÉ LA VI

CÉ LA VI will offer vegetarian options for its Christmas lunch and dinner menus. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/CÉ LA VI SINGAPORE

Tuck into lavender & honey glazed duck with five-spiced cranberries, ginger and sweet potatoes or the Kanzuri red wine glaze wagyu beef short rib as you look out and admire the Marina Bay skyline.

A three or four-course festive dinner menu will be available in December for the whole month priced at $58 and $78 respectively. This menu will be available until Jan 3 2021, excluding the days mentioned below.

A separate menu will be made available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve featuring different items such as Christmas roast duck with five-spiced cranberries, ginger & sweet potatoes.

For full menus and reservations at this rooftop restaurant, visit here.

4. The Dining Room

The Dining Room is located in Sheraton Towers Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/SHERATON TOWERS SINGAPORE.

Overlooking a waterfall and lush greenery, one will get a hearty meal and a charming view from The Dining Room. Feast on a baked baby lobster, fresh seasonal oysters and pan-seared foie gras to mention a few highlights.

Taking place from Dec 10 to Dec 31 across both lunch and dinner with different menus, from $41.80 per person, there is a lot to enjoy as you are invited to The Dining Room for a tasty meal.

Head to this website for more information.

5. Mimi Restaurant

Mimi is housed in The Riverhouse, a 150-year-old conserved Chinese mansion in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/MIMI.

Tis’ the season to have a Chinese Christmas feast. Dig into truffle chicken glutinous rice or foie gras wanton soup.

The two-person festive dinner is priced at $108, while the four to five-person festive dinner is priced at $268 respectively.

Reservations are required for the festive dinner starting Dec 10 and if you book between Dec 1 to Dec 10, you will receive 20 percent off their Christmas logcake.

More information can be found on the website.

6. Baba Chews Bar and Eatery

The restaurant is located in the Old Joo Chiat Police Station building, now Katong Square. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/BABA CHEWS

If you prefer your Christmas meal to have a local flavour, this is the place for you. Look forward to Baba Chews’ Kopi C-flavoured pork spareribs and beef rendang.

The restaurant’s festive menu starts on Christmas Eve.

Featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet or a la carte options, patrons will be spoilt for choice, especially with their Christmas Eve dinner having a delectable cheese board as one of the highlights.

A dinner buffet on Christmas Eve will cost $58 per person, while a brunch buffet on Christmas Day will cost $48 per person.

To book a table, click here. To view the full Christmas menu, visit here.

7. Yardbird Southern Table And Bar

Yardbird at Marina Bay Sands is Yardbird’s first Asian outlet. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR SINGAPORE

This two-storey establishment at Marina Bay Sands brings you a classic American meal, featuring dishes like oven-roasted turkey with butternut stuffing and mashed potato on the side. For that sweet finish, pumpkin pie with chantilly cream is served for dessert.

The Yardbird Southern Table And Bar’s festive menu starts on Christmas Eve. A three-course dinner on Christmas Eve will cost $58 per person.

If you have not had your fill of Yardbird after these two days, there are separate menus on Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve for you to enjoy too.

View the restaurant’s full festive menus here.

8. StraitsKitchen

StraitsKitchen is located in the Grand Hyatt Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE

Enjoy halal-certified festive meals with a creative local interpretation at StraitsKitchen on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve .

Highlights include turkey claypot, homemade beef satay and a pandan log cake for those with a sweet tooth for the Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch (both priced at $108 per person).

There is also a New Year’s Eve dinner menu at $138 with slightly different menu items.

View the festive menus here.

9. Porta

Porta is located in Park Hotel Clarke Quay. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/PORTA SG.

If you are in the mood for a festive meal without turkey, then Porta’s four-course festive meal is for you.

The meal features butternut pumpkin soup followed by Hokkaido scallops for starters, either a black cod or beef tenderloin for your main course and a chocolate logcake for dessert.

At $66 per person, this dinner meal is a nice change from other festive offerings and is just as celebratory and enjoyable. It is available from Dec 24 to 27 and from Dec 31 to Jan 1, 2021 between 6pm to 10.30pm. Visit here for more information.

10. Stellar at 1-Altitude

Stellar at 1-Altitude celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/STELLAR AT 1-ALTITUDE

Rounding off the list with enviable views of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer is Stellar at 1-Altitude. Enjoy feasting on Australian cuisine as you admire the view from 62 floors above street level.

Highlights include the roast turkey with pinenut and pancetta stuffing as well as the smoked chocolate parfait with caramel ganache, sherry vinegar, and chocolate twigs.

A five-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner is priced from $168. For a Christmas Day brunch (12pm to 3pm), it is priced at $150 per person.

Coming here is a worthwhile way to end 2020 on top. Visit here to reserve a table.


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