Christmas 2023: Festive Takeaways and Catering Services in Singapore
· 8 December 2023
The ultimate stress-free guide to festive home entertaining. Here's our recommended Christmas 2023 festive takeaway menus and catering services in Singapore.
The holiday season is for feasting and merry making—and what better way to celebrate than with our nearest and dearest, in a familiar and comforting space? For Christmas 2023, check out the festive takeaway menus from these hotels, restaurants as well as catering services in Singapore that conveniently deliver festive feasts right to your doorstep.
Host a fuss-free party with Stamford Catering’s new festive buffet and takeaway menus. Reindeer Bundles are an easy choice for intimate gatherings, with a curated selection of four to five classics like roast turkey, mac and cheese, salt-crusted salmon, and wagyu roast beef. Informal celebrations call for gourmet bento sets, brimming with items like baked seabass with lemon beurre blanc, penne al pesto with scallop, orange-infused beef cheek with demi glaze, cheesy based oyster on shell, and barley risotto with field mushroom and truffle.
For larger gatherings, order the Christmas Buffet Menu, where you can sit back and entertain guests, while the catering company does the rest. The Noel Feast is a good option with a variety of dishes to suit every tastebud, including smoked black pepper duck and roasted asparagus salad; seafood nage, and hungarian beef stew filled with tender beef chuck in a flavourful paprika-based broth. You can also customise your buffet feast with add-on dishes. Particularly noteworthy are the Asian-inspired dishes that marry the best of East and West: such as Belly Shiok Curry Turkey, featuring roast turkey marinated in an aromatic curry spice blend and coconut milk; Gratin Beef Rendang, a unique take on the cottage pie, filled with rich beef rendang and topped with potato cubes and cheese; and “Orh Nee” Bread and Butter Pudding, which turns the traditional Teowchew dessert of creamy homemade yam paste into a flavourful bread and butter pudding, spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. For more information: www.stamfordcs.com.sg
Tim’s Fine Catering
Helmed by Chef Tim Meijers, Tim’s Fine Catering offers bespoke, private dining with a focus on sustainability. Their festive offerings are no exception, with an elegant canapes menu that spans vegetarian, vegan, meat, and seafood options. Impress guests with a three-course sit-down luncheon, which kicks off with a cannelloni of pasta, followed by a choice of smoked trout abd botan ebi, beef wellington, or coquilles en croute; rounded off with sticky date pudding. The six-course sit-down dinner is equally enticing, with highlights like cod fish cooked in salt crust, and poached king crab with masala emulsion, bafun uni and baeri caviar. go the traditional route with the Christmas Family Sharing menu, good for eight diners and above, which comes with classic delights like burrata cheese, lobster ravioli, roasted a4 wagyu beef striploin, roasted stuffed turkey, and Minced Pies. For large parties, the Luxury Christmas Buffet ensures a celebration to remember, with live stations serving up a mouthwatering spread of sweets and savouries like honey baked ham, roast beef, pavlova, and a holiday must-have, eggnog. For more information: www.timsfinecatering.com
The Plattering Co.
Whether you’re planning a huge feast or a casual get-together over canapes and light bites, The Plattering Co’s Christmas catering menus offer plenty of choices for customisation. Winter-themed table styling sets the tone for a merry celebration, inviting guests to feast their eyes and take photos before indulging in a scrumptious spread of festive meat and cheese platters, roast turkey, glazed ham, and decadent desserts. Feast menus come with sides, dessert, and a protein dish as the centrepiece — such as the Joyeux Noel Feast featuring grilled chicken thigh with hearty shiitake and white button mushroom ragout, or In the Holiday Spirit Feast with moist oven-baked salmon fillet in a seasonal lemon garlic butter sauce. Also available are grazing tables replete with artisanal cheeses like Wensleydale with Cranberry and Apple Wood Smoked Cheddar, deli cuts, rustic loaves, and dried and fresh fruit. For more information: www.theplatteringco.com/christmascatering2023.html
Fairmont Singapore’s “Christmas at Home” collection returns for the holiday season. Take your pick from three Christmas bundles, all of which include hearty mains, moreish sides, and dessert. Highlights of the Soirée Christmas Bundle ($294 for 8 dishes, serves 4 to 6 people) include the wood-fire roasted poulet with rosemary jus, tangy honey cinnamon glazed ham with roasted winter root vegetables, and classic Christmas sweets like traditional brandy rum fruit cake and Christmas stollen with Sicilian almond paste. Meanwhile, the Uniquely Christmas Bundle ($466 for 9 dishes, serves 6 to 8 people) features a chorizo and sunblush tomato turkey roulade with truffle gravy and an indulgent Grand Cru Chocolate Yule Log. Last but not least is the Traditional Christmas Bundle ($768 for 10 dishes, serves 8 people), which comes with slow roasted tom turkey, roasted Australia grain-fed lamb lag, and a trio of sides and salads, topped off a dessert of Santa’s Bootie’s with Lychee & Rose Macarons. What’s great is that all menu items are also available as à la carte orders. A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required for each order, with complimentary delivery for orders above $300. For more information: https://fairmontathome.com/collections/christmas-at-home
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Singapore Novena
Nestled within the historic Balestier precinct, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Singapore Novena’s inaugural Christmas celebration spotlights a takeaway menu of festive specialties that pay homage to the area’s storied culinary heritage. The roast turkey (3.6kg, $98) gets a Peranakan spin with buah keluak stuffing, which permeates the meat with a rich and deep, umami flavour; while the sugarcane molasses glazed ham (1kg, $58) is infused with a rich essence of sugarcane glaze, enhancing the savoury flavours of the baked ham. Another must-try is the roast beef ribeye with bak kut teh inspired jus (1kg, $88) — a fitting tribute to one of Balestier’s most iconic dishes. Cap off the joyous meal with a decadent traditional log cake (1kg, $58). For orders and enquiries, call: 9170 0684 or visit the website.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Revel in the holiday spirit as Pan Pacific Singapore presents ‘Home for Christmas’, featuring curated festive bundles and artisanal delicacies, ideal for gifting or a hassle-free celebration at home. Recreate the classic Yuletide experience with the Premium Christmas Bundle that comes with traditional roasted turkey; succulent, slow-cooked kurobuta pork belly; slow-roasted Australian beef rib eye, and strawberry yuzu log cake, a fluffy, decadent creation balanced by tangy, citrusy notes of yuzu. For a mix of international and local flavours, go for the Traditional Christmas Bundle—aside from turkey, there’s also honey-glazed boneless ham, as well as mao shan wang and gula melaka log cake. You can also choose from a wide selection of gourmet roasts, seafood, salads, and comforting soups to create the perfect gourmet spread for your party. Highlights include the Sicilian seafood stew, truffle-scented mushroom veloute, and potatoes au gratin with tomme de savoie. For more information: https://panpacificsingapore.oddle.me/en_SG/
M Hotel gears up for the holiday season with an enchanting selection of gourmet takeaway dishes. New to the menu this year is the Christmas roast ribeye beef (1kg, $158) which will be a talking point at the dinner table: think succulent meat that pairs perfectly with roasted almonds, broccoli, chestnut stuffing, and garlic thyme potatoes. Those who appreciate a traditional celebration can go for traditional roast turkey (4kg, $128) which is roasted to crispy-skinned perfection; or apricot honey-mustard glazed turkey, infused with aromatic herbs and dressed with cranberry port wine sauce, roast gravy, and chestnut stuffing. Fans of festive hams and savouries will not be disappointed, with items such as honey-baked ham (2kg, $98), grain-fed smoked gammon served with tangy orange pineapple sauce, classic cottage beef pie, bacon and spinach quiche, and signature jumbo chicken pie. In the sweets corner is a selection of yule log cakes, the likes of Chocolate Truffle, Yuzu Lime Apricot, and the alcoholic Moutai Lychee Igloo Cake. For reservations and orders, call 6224 1133.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
For something that’s not from typical hotel menus, consider ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove’s holiday takeaway options. Aptly dubbed “A Starlit Christmas Indulgence”, the menus feature festive bundles such as the Christmas Roast Bundle ($428, serves 6 to 8 persons) which comprises half roasted turkey, kurobuta porchetta, 14-hour slow-roasted Black Angus, and a honey-glazed ham.
Complementing the hearty mains are sides like brussels sprouts with pancetta and classic scalloped potatoes. The meal finishes strong with a decadent classic dark chocolate log cake. Look out for new additions to this year’s offerings, like the bone-in slow-baked whole lamb leg shoulder ($178), which is marinated in rosemary then slow-baked for 12 hours to achieve a deep, robust flavour and fall-off-the-bone texture. The Kurobuta Porchetta ($128) is another winner, marinated in garlic, thyme, and rosemary with lashings of lemon zest providing a burst of tanginess. In true Singaporean spirit, the premium Mao Shan Wang durian log cake presents a local twist on the beloved classic, its rich and creamy durian centre sure to delight fans of the fruit. For more information: https://one15marina.com/shop/christmas-specials/
Text: Eris Choo