No better time than now to dig into a list of restaurants for that Christmas dinner fix.
It’s December; you know the drill. The festive period calls for mandatory shopping and dining, but it can be quite a hassle to scour the best hotspots in Singapore. We round up our top picks of restaurants that fit the bill for date nights, experimental cuisines and intimate get-togethers.
The heart of Saint Pierre lies in its harmonious blend of European techniques and Southeast Asia. Both luxurious and exotic, its Christmas Eve dinner (S$388++) includes Perigord black winter truffle, Bresse guinea fowl with bacon and matsutake, and Pyrenees lamb saddle served with celeriac and rice wara. The dining ends with a sophisticated take on amane melon, and Manjari chocolate with nashi pear and gavotte. With their curated plating, Saint Pierre’s menu is a treat for the eyes as is on the tastebuds. Dinner will be on 25 December 2021, from 6pm to 11pm.
Deal-clincher: The menu might change according to availability and seasonality of ingredients, so go in with an open mind.
At Cure, Christmas feasts are given a delicious Irish take. Chef-owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant, Andrew Walsh, has curated the Nua Christmas (S$278++) menu that starts with the Soda, Stout and Treacle Bread, a Guinness-infused soda bread glazed with sticky treacle, followed by numbers such as Irish Razor Clam, Gallagher Speciale Oyster, Irish Blue Mussels and more. Meanwhile, Walsh’s definition of comfort food takes the form of A Porridge of Grains, which comes with an organic egg yolk and Cashel Blue cheese. Available till 31 December 2021.
Deal-clincher: If the festive crowd’s stopping you from dining outside, opt for the restaurant’s home dining concept, Cure Concepts at Home. Tuck into a private dining experience in your own abode led by some of the restaurant’s chefs.
Ring in the date night festivities with Koma’s four-course Christmas menu (S$388++ for two persons). The restaurant’s exquisite selection of mains includes a Sushi Jewel Box, a decadent chirashi don with five types of fish, wasabi and pickled ginger. Other dishes served include beef sirloin with sansho sauce, pan-fried soy braised duck with beet sauce, and abalone with mixed mushrooms. End the night with a Christmas log cake that is glazed with Manjari dark chocolate mousse, vanilla cremieux and a refreshing nashi pear jelly. Available from 24 to 26 December 2021.
Deal-clincher: Koma’s architecture and ambience are ornate and spectacular. Prepare your cameras – every corner is thoughtfully decorated to make you feel like you’re dining in Japan.
Casa by Remy Lefebvre
Casa means home in Spanish, so it is with good reason that Casa Restaurant positions itself as a warm and inviting abode. It specialises in contemporary woodfire cooking that is authentic and memorable. Its eight-course special menu ($258++) features roasted artichoke with hazelnut, smoked eel with turmeric jus, buckwheat blini and luxurious Norwegian king crab served with savoury egg and pepper sauce. Dishes are also accompanied with champagne, snacks and petit fours. Casa is open for its eight- to 10-course meal on 24 and 25 December at 8pm, at S$258++ per guest.
Deal-clincher: As its name suggests, the team at Casa Restaurant is truly amicable, so it might be a good time to bust out that megawatt smile once you enter the foyer.
For an intimate Christmas gathering at home, One°15 Marina proffers a Christmas bundle, without the kitchen chaos and stress. Its Premium Christmas Roast Bundle (S$388+) has four proteins in total: half a roasted turkey, Kurobuta Porchetta, 14-hour slow roasted black angus beef short rib, and sliced honey-glazed ham. Sides include a generous portion of brussel sprouts and black truffle pomme puree. In short, a quintessential assortment of Christmas favourites wrapped in one seating.
Deal-clincher: Well-suited for the overthinkers, the bundle comes with two complimentary bottles of wine and a dark chocolate log cake.
Salted and Hung
Salted and Hung’s concept is all about minimal waste cooking, so rest assured plenty of care and quality will go into its dishes. Its eight-course menu features premium seafood delicacies like uni, kingfish and caviar. Diners can also look forward to king crab served alongside collagen chips that are made from turbot trimmings, Australian marron served with shellfish and buttermilk emulsion, as well as dry-aged wagyu with truffle and potato millefeuille. The dessert department will never go wrong with classic crowd favourites, such as Christmas pudding and gingerbread and egg nog. The festive menu costs S$208++ per diner and is available on 24 and 25 December 2021.
Deal-clincher: Calling all zero-waste advocates, Salted and Hung might be the restaurant you gravitate towards.