Three weeks to Christmas, the day that Jesus was born, are you ready to celebrate, praise and party the night away? We had our early Sparkling Christmas dinner at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Their two particular restaurants – Grissini and Food Capital – have curated a special festive menu for this Christmas.
Last week, we tried their special Christmas specialities during a special media tasting event. It was good to be back at this hotel which has employed a talented team of culinary chefs. In addition to the festive menu, they also offer festive takeaways like Christmas carvings and desserts. And if you are planning to do a takeaway, their Christmas roasts like Roasted Prawn Paste Marinated Turkey and Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs are great choices.
Let’s begin with one of my favourite Italian restaurants, Grissini.
Grissini: An Exquisite Italian Festive Set Menu
Head Chef of Grissini, Mirko Vinci crafted an exquisite festive set menu which includes bresaola carpaccio, Sardinian fregola, sea bass Milanese, panettone cup and more. The Panettone cup we had for dessert is rather lovely.
(Argula, black truffle, mustard dressing, chestnut)
(Goat cheese, roasted pumpkin purée and parsley)
Milanese Breaded Seabass Fillet
(Green Pea purée, Vine tomato and Baby carrot)
(Chocolate Mousse, Vanilla Custard, Pistachio Crumble)
Grissini’s Festive Set Menu is available from 2 December 2019 to 1 January 2020.
3-Course Festive Set Menu: $72++ per person
4-Course Festive Set Menu: $88++ per person
Food Capital: A Sparkling Christmas Buffet featuring Christmas Roasts
Over at Food Capital, executive chef Jackie Zhang and his culinary team have prepared a gastronomic Christmas feast with a local twist. Some of the seasonal buffet highlights include Roasted Prawn Paste Marinated Turkey, Har Cheong Roast Turkey, honey baked gammon ham and barbecue beef short ribs.
Their Roasted Prawn Paste Marinated Turkey was truly outstanding. The meat was so moist and tender – if I did not tell you that it’s Turkey, you might think that you are actually eating chicken meat.
Roasted Prawn Paste Marinated Turkey
(Winter vegetables, Truffle Jus, Cranberry Sauce)
2 to 30 December 2019 (excluding 24 & 25 December 2019)
Buffet Lunch: $68++
Buffet Dinner: $88++
Christmas Eve 24 December 2019
Buffet Lunch: $68++
Buffet Dinner: $98++ (includes free flow of juices)
Christmas Day 25 December 2019
Buffet Lunch & Dinner: $98++ (includes free flow of juices)
Santa’s Jolly Goodies
Round up your festive meals with their selection of handcrafted festive log cakes and desserts. Instead of the usual chocolate log cake, they are offering one-of-a-kind log cakes like Fruit Hazelnut Crunch Yule Log with Yuzu Cream, Christmas Star Cranberry Banana Log Cake and Traditional Manjari 64% Chocolate Log Cake. Each log cake is priced at $65. But if you place your order before 15 December 2019, you will enjoy a 20% early bird discount.
Merry Christmas, y’all! Hope you guys have a wonderful time spend with your family and friends!
Special thanks to Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel for this Christmas Media Tasting.