The best Christmas eats and festive events around town.
Baked with candied fruit steeped in brandy and English tea
for over a year, the tangy topping on the aged fruit cake with yuzu frosting ($48 for 950g) adds a new twist to the classic Christmas cake. It’s available at Bakerzin outlets from Nov 11 to Jan 2; order online by Dec 22. Visit www.bakerzin.com. If you love spicy food, the festive lamb shank in dried chilli and Sichuan pepper ($58++ per order) is a great Christmas treat. Seasoned and roasted with Sichuan chilli and peppercorns, the lamb shank will be available at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at Parkroyal on Beach Road from Dec 1 to 31. Visit www. sichuandouhua.com.
Made of 16 squares with six avours,
the Merry Mosaic cakes ($48 for 500g) from Goodwood Park Hotel are a visual treat. And there’s something to please everyone’s palate, from classic flavours like cheesecake to edgy ones such as raspberry earl grey. Available from Dec 1 to 26; order at least three working days in advance by Dec 19. Visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com. Mums, forget counting calories. Comprising chocolate mousse, sugar-free chocolate ganache and a raspberry confit, the Framboise of the Wild Forest cake ($68 for 1kg) from Intercontinental Singapore is the perfect excuse to indulge. Available from Nov 15 to Dec 25. Visit http://singapore.intercontinental.com.
If your family loves meat,
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is the place to go this festive season. From a truffle buttered roast turkey with finanziera terrine and Madeira sauce ($238, for 4.5 to 5kg) to a whole roast duck with cherry sauce ($128, for 2.5kg), you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If that’s not enough, try something new with the boneless turducken with Madeira sauce ($258, for 4.5kg to 5kg), a deboned turkey stuffed with duck and chicken. Available from Nov 23 to Dec 25, orders are to be placed five days in advance. Visit www.singaporemarriott.com.
Treat yourself to a sumptuous feast of seafood, festive roasts and desserts
at Oscar’s buffet at Conrad Centennial hotel from Dec 1 to 23, and Dec 27 to 30. The kids can enjoy Christmas carolling or catch magic performances at the Kid’s Christmas Corner, while you feast to your heart’s content. The buffet goes for $62++ for an adult and $31++ for a child for lunch on Mondays to Saturdays; $75++ for an adult and $37.50++ for a child for dinner on Sundays to Thursdays, and $86++ for an adult and $43++ for a child for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.connoisseur.sg. Decorate your own adorable igloo cake ($75 for 1.6kg) as a family and let your little one’s creativity run wild. Choose between peppermint cookies and cream or raspberry lychee, and get decorating with the topping set included, or add on your own ingredients. The cake from Dome is available from now until Jan 2. Visit www.olio.sg/domecoffee.
Fans of the salted-egg trend
will want to order this roast turkey with salted egg yolk sauce ($148++) from Hotel Fort Canning. Marinated with salted egg yolk, aged rice wine, ginger, onions and a secret mix of spices, each turkey serves six to eight. Available until Dec 22. Visit www.hfcsingapore.com.
Take the little ones to meet Peppa Pig and friends at United Square and One KM this festive season. They’ll be at United Square from Nov 23 to Dec 5, and at One KM from Dec 9 to18. Or is your little one a fan of a certain purple dinosaur? Catch a music and dance performance by popular characters from The Little Big Club, including Barney and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Bob & Wendy. They stop by One KM from Nov 25 to Dec 7, and United Square from Dec 9 to 16. Spend $50 to redeem a Meet & Greet pass for either show. Visit www.onekm.com.sg, and www.unitedsquare.com.sg. Back for its third year, Christmas Wonderland is set to turn Gardens by the Bay into a Christmas playground. Visit the upsized Ice Palace and skate around the 400 sq m ice-skating rink, or eat, drink and be merry with a specially curated festive menu.
The fair will be held from Dec 2 to Jan 1; admission tickets start from $4 and can be purchased online. Each paying adult can take up to three children under 0.9m for free. Visit www. christmaswonderland.sg.
From Christmas crafts to sensory play
and even a bubble courtyard, Musical Christmas @ Rochester Mall promises an afternoon of family-friendly fun. Join the carnival and take part in a photo contest to win attractive prizes worth up to $1,170. Remember to bring pre-loved toys for the toy drop as well, which benefits needy families supported by Club Rainbow. Dec 3, noon to 5pm. Visit www.youngparents.com.sg/musicalchristmas.