Get set to deck the halls with boughs of holly and indulge in the merry holiday feastings as the jolliest time of the year is just around the corner. Peeps who wish to hold Christmas parties at the comforts of their home would be glad to know that Mandarin Oriental offers the whole works for a unforgettable gourmet experience.
Warm tummies with Homemade Mushroom Soup With Truffle Scent ($40) before moving onto hearty Christmas Roasts. Mandarin Oriental’s Traditional Roasted Christmas Turkey ($180+ for 6-8 pax) comes with apple and chestnut stuffing, traditional giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and sides such as truffle mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables.
Guest who prefer an Asian slant can opt for the Chinese Style Roasted Christmas Goose ($140+ for 6-8 pax) with apple and chestnut stuffing, plum sauce, traditional giblet gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes.
Embrace the festive joy with a sumptuous Roasted Australian Grass-Fed Ribeye ($250 for 4-6 pax), done to a beautiful tender pink. The juicy meat is paired with classic favourites such as assorted roasted potatoes, sauteed vegetables and red wine sauce.
Roister in the merry making with joyous tidings with Boneless Honey-Baked Christmas Ham ($160+ for 4-6 pax) completed with refreshing pineapple sauce, assorted roasted potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Hosts with more guests may prefer the bigger portioned Honey-Glazed Bone-In Christmas Ham ($180+ for 6-8 pax).
Apart from the 3 essential Christmas Cravings, Mandarin Oriental’s Roastery also offers an exceptional Crackling Iberico Pork Loin ($180+ for 6-8 pax), accompanied with trimmings such as caramelised potatoes and red cabbages. The meltingly tender meat and incredibly crisps exterior will send your senses quivering with pleasure.
What’s Christmas without a stunning dessert table? These sweet treats from Mandarin Oriental Christmas Bakery are so pretty I can’t help but snap away!
Sengana Strawberry Noel ($80+ for 1kg), spots a striking vibrant hue and a gorgeous handcrafted ribbon that will dazzle your guests. The new creation has is made with ginger spice hazelnut moelleux, Sengana strawberry compote, wild strawberry bahibea cremeux and Manjari light mousse.
My heart skipped a beat when I set eyes on the Matcha Yaki-Imo Christmas Tree ($70+). What a beautiful masterpiece of pastry this is! Green tea is totally my thing, so forgive me if I gush. Encased within a wonderfully soft match souffle roll is matcha mascarpone anglaise, roasted sweet potato cream and sable breton. It’s apparent how much care has gone into ensuring each component is harmonised with each other so as to achieve that ambrosial equilibrium.
Sweet dreams are made of the Christmas Symphony ($42+ for 500g, $80+ for 1kg), where blueberry marmalade offers a tongue tingling contrast to the saccharine Earl Grey Opalys and Chestnut Genoa.
The Coco Exotic ($70+), made with Coconut sable Breton, coconut Pan de Gene, exotic custard cream with and sweet-zesty kaffir lime mousse an excellent alternative to the usual rich desserts commonly spotted at Christmas parties.
The Chocolate Yule Log ($38+ for 500g, $70+ for 1kg) is perfect for the chocolate obsessed! Think premium Guanaja Chocolate Cremeux, Chocolate Viennois sponge and chocolate crunch. Traditionalist will love the Christmas Fruit Cake ($24+ for 300g, $66 for 700g) with Christmas spices, dark rum and brandy- an ultimate adult dessert!
Mandarin Oriental’s festive counter, located at the hotel lobby, will be opened till 26 Dec 2017. For enquiries and order, call 6885 3081 or email email@example.com.
Apart from the delectable festive takeaways, Mandarin Oriental’s restaurants, bar and spa are offering Christmas specials to celebrate the yuletide season. View details the hotel’s festive webpage and brochure here.
Many thanks to Mandarin Oriental for the invite.