01 | The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
New highlights to pick up this year include the roasted turkey sapit — the bird is marinated with lemongrass, chilli, ginger, cumin and coriander seeds, and served with blue pea flower rice, pineapple relish, emping crackers and sweet chilli soy sauce. And the creative localisation continues to the sweets: the salted caramel ondeh ondeh cruffinttone (buttery croissant dough shaped like a muffin, taking the place of the traditional Italian panettone) bears the comforting and familiar hints of pandan and coconut.
Whether you’re dining at La Brasserie or Town Restaurant or picking up pre-ordered items, stop by The Fullerton Shop for a Fullerton Christmas Santa Bear. Fullerton Hotel Singapore is donating part of the proceeds from the sale of each bear to Beyond Social Services, in support of its efforts to help children and youth from less-privileged backgrounds. Take in the hotel’s 5-metre-tall Christmas tree too, and check out some 600 of the limited-edition stuffed toys that adorn it.
02 | Intercontinental Singapore
Take a literal crack at the Piñata Fruit Cake, Intercontinental Singapore’s festive takeaway highlight this year. The rum-infused bake studded with candied fruits is topped with an ornament that hides a secret surprise. Meanwhile, the winter truffle-roasted turkey and roasted grass-fed beef sirloin are familiar favourites to enhance every holiday spread. And the limited-edition advent calendar returns, stuffed with treats — from a 2D1N-stay voucher to Moët & Chandon Brut — that make the countdown to Christmas just delightful.
03 | Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park Hotel gets creative with the traditional Christmas turkey. This year’s moreish Asian-inspired interpretations comprise the har cheong (prawn paste) fried turkey served with spicy Thai-style dip, shredded turkey breast cooked in fermented bean paste and stuffed into crispy sesame pockets, and char siew (barbecued) turkey breast encased in wispy kataifi pastry. Order one (or all) to go at The Deli.
04 | Regent Singapore
Hosting a (small, socially distanced) gathering? Dolcetto by Basilico offers three platters — Festività Italiane, Buon Natale and Santo Stefano — to take party prep off your hands. On the yule log front, this year’s new creations include the Italian chestnut and whiskey cheesecake with caramelised pear compote, Imperial Earl Grey and sea salt raspberry, and Sicilian Bronte pistachio with textures of Granny Smith apples. Pop over to Manhattan Bar and pick up the festive exclusive mulled wine — you can’t go wrong with a Christmas classic.
Tel: 6725 3244; regenthotels.com
05 | Capella Singapore
Pack an entire Christmas feast home with The Knolls’ signature festive hamper, comprising the traditional whole-roasted turkey and all the accouterments, from pine nut sage and onion bread stuffing to Brussels sprouts and caramelised chestnuts. Save room for dessert: there’s marzipan stollen, gingerbread cake, mince pies and more to choose from.
This year, Capella Singapore adds doing good to its festive menu by teaming up with the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) on two holiday initiatives: an online auction of four staycation packages to raise funds for the association, and an invitation to long-stay residents and employees to play Secret Santa to children at APSN Student Care Centre. The staycations comprise two one-night stays in a Capella Suite on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve each, and include festive dining experiences at The Knolls or Cassia, a 60-minute Auriga Signature Massage for two, and an Aesop Parsley Seed AntiOxidant Skin Care Kit.
06 | The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Rum- and honey-glazed baked ham, roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, roasted Black Angus beef prime rib, roasted pasture-fed lamb rack, and baked gammon ham — complete your Christmas feast with all of these hearty signatures. And make an impression with the brilliant Lady In Red log cake, a flame-hued Genoise cake with raspberry, lychee and rose, and the artfully decorated classic chocolate yule log, a chocolate roulade with chocolate fudge and mocha ganache.
07 | Parkroyal Collection Pickering
The festive à la carte buffet at Lime Restaurant, Parkroyal Collection Pickering’s open-kitchen concept establishment, may be calling your name, but if you prefer to stay in, head to Lime’s e-shop for holiday treats that are as delectable as they are convenient. Case in point: the Celebration Set, comprising pre-carved roasted turkey breast and honey-baked ham served with roasted vegetables and specialty sauces, and a trio of mini yule logs.