Hands up if you struggle to prepare a decent meal, let alone an elaborate Christmas feast for your loved ones. You are not alone. We blame modern day living, with all the amazing eateries minutes away away from our homes, for this lack of cooking skills. It is however, a convenience that is blessedly useful during the festive season.
Take a quick trip over to the Resort this Christmas and leave us to do the heavy work in the kitchen. From a Michelin-starred feast at Joël Robuchon to underwater dining at Ocean Restaurant, or to family-friendly dining options at the many other restaurants here, you can enjoy special festive creations whilst ushering in the Yuletide season.
Joël Robuchon Restaurant
If you have $500 to spare, perhaps you could treat your significant other to a 4-course menu at Joël Robuchon’s. Featuring premium ingredients like foie gras, truffle, langoustine (lobster specially airflown from Norway) and pork pluma (marbled meat which tastes like wagyu beef), you can be assured that your money is well-spent.
With $1k, you can make her feel like a queen by romancing her over an 8-course selection of exquisite delights with imperial caviar (the rarest of caviar) and the creamy richness of the parmesan cheese mousseline, painstakingly prepared to achieve gastronomic perfection.
The Buche Chocolate Yuzu en Tenue de Soiree (500g, $85++), created from macaron biscuit and yuzu, complemented by the smooth, rich cremeux chocolate caraibe (premium cocoa from Carribean) and chocolate sabayon (creamy French dessert), is the perfect gift for your business partner.
Available on 20 – 25 Dec 2013.
4-course set menu (dinner): $320++ per person
8-course set menu (dinner): $500++ per person
– Foie gras and potatoes carpaccio topped with shaved truffle
– Caramelised Grilled Pork Pluma with green cabbage and Sarawak black pepper sauce
– Steamed wild sea bass and langoustine with Imperial caviar and fennel cream
– Pan-fried Vension in truffled mignonettes with sweet and sour sauce
Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
For less than $300, you can eat, drink and be jolly, in the company of friends whilst admiring thousands of marine creatures swimming past you at the aptly-named Ocean Restaurant. Chef Cat Cora’s belief in the farm-to-table philosophy ensures that every bite you sink your teeth into the oysters, creamed rabbit or duck ballotine, it promises to be a divine culinary adventure. Oh and did we mention that it is Singapore’s first and only aquarium dining experience which makes the dining environment so exclusive.
Available on 24, 25, 31 Dec 2013 and 1 Jan 2014.
7-course menu (dinner): $230++ per person
– Duck Ballotine with an orange-Japanese sweet potato mousseline
– Smoked Foie Gras Terrine sprinkled with pistachio and cherry
Careful thought has been dedicated to the presentation and preparation of the dishes that form the set menu, which is a pleasure to behold and partake. Perfect for a mid-priced budget of $250 and below, you can celebrate Christmas over a festive meal in the award-winning Osia. Tuck into contemporary Western cuisine, made from fresh and seasonal produce. A signature dish is the Norwegian Red King Crab, perched atop a watermelon compression and served with orange radish and lemon thyme milk.
Available on 24, 25, 31 Dec 2013 and 1 Jan 2014.
4-course set menu (dinner): $180++ per person
5-course set menu (dinner): $200++ per person
– Chestnut Emulsion with black truffle and bacon foam
– Duck Breast and Liver with Szechuan pepper and orange gel
Nothing beats toasting to Christmas with a group of close friends over a heart-warming selection of Tuscan delights at Palio for less than $100 per person. A refreshing change from the usual smoked salmon, the Sicilian smoked swordfish will satisfy with its savoury-smoky flavour. The plump, snowy-fleshed piece of halibut fillet has also been poached to retain its sweet, clean flavour.
Available from 1 – 30 Dec 2013.
4-course set menu (dinner): $68++ per person
Available on 31 Dec 2013.
5-course set menu (dinner): $108++ per person
– Poached halibut fillet with rosemary & kaffir leaves milk
– Braised Beef Short Ribs in red wine, prunes & cranberries
KT’s Grill (in Universal Studios Singapore)
For an eventful and family-friendly Christmas, and a dining budget below $60 per pax, bring the little ones to Universal Studios Singapore. When you’re all spent with the rides and shows, just pop into KT’s Grill for a delectable meal. With its cosy ambience and old-world charm décor reminiscent of a 1940s New York eatery, experience a New York Christmas celebration (without having to fly there!).
Available on 25 Dec 2013.
4-course set menu (lunch and dinner): $48++ per person
– Turkey Roulade with Apple and Apricot stuffing, chestnut puree, raisin jus
– Christmas Ham infused with Honey Cinnamon Wine, drizzled with pineapple jus
Pro tip: While you are there, don’t forget to visit the Universal Studios Store for Minions plushies and merchandise. They make great gifts.
For reservations or enquiries, please call (+65) 6577 6688 or visit www.rwsentosa.com.