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What's on for Christmas and NYE


Stump cakes are all the rage this Christmas with the cakes modelled after tree stumps, not logs.

There is nothing pretentious about Old Seng Choong's 1.2kg stump cake ($62). At first glance, it looks simple and wholesome, with an understated old-school feel.

Inside, a layer of boozy rum-soaked cake is sandwiched between the moist chocolate devil's food cake spread with hazelnut buttercream.

The cake is covered in a generous amount of chocolate ganache. It is a lot more decadent than it appears, and it will be a hit with the young and old. It is great for Christmas parties.

Where: Old Seng Choong, KA Foodlink, #05-04, 171, Kampong Ampat MRT: Tai Seng When: Available until Christmas Day Tel: 6282-0220 (call between 9am and 5pm) Info: Order online at www.oldsengchoong.com. Cakes can be collected in person or delivered for a fee. Early-bird details online.



Black Truffle Delights At Raffles Grill

Raffles Grill's chef de cuisine Mickael Le Calvez has put together a menu using black truffles from the Perigord region of France. The unique scent of earth, mushrooms and nuts of this produce are featured in a la carte creations such as foie gras terrine, Maine lobster with a black truffle temoulade and Omaha beef tenderloin with celeriac, comte cheese, broccoli, black truffle and shallots and red wine sauce.

WHERE: Raffles Singapore Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Jan 31 (subject to supply); lunch: noon - 2pm, dinner: 7 - 10pm PRICE: Call to inquire TEL: 6412-1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

Hung Kang Birthday Set

The birthday set menu at Hung Kang Teochew Restaurant starts with birthday celebration buns and four variety combination, followed by braised shark's fin soup with crab meat and fish maw and steamed pomfret Teochew style. Other dishes include BBQ whole suckling pig, crispy prawns, and longevity noodles and sweet yam paste with pumpkin and ginkgo nuts.

WHERE: Poh Heng Building, 28 North Canal Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Jan 15; lunch: 11am - 3pm; dinner: 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $488+ (table for 10) TEL: 6533-5300 INFO: teochewhungkang.com.sg


Festive Afternoon Tea At Pan Pacific Atrium

Pan Pacific Singapore's festive afternoon tea set at the Atrium consists of festive-inspired patisserie, sandwiches and canapes. Enjoy treats such as shaved roasted turkey breast with cranberry chutney charcoal croissant, mini spinach cone with feta cheese and pistachio. 

WHERE: Level 1, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Dec 26, 2 - 6pm daily PRICE: From $38++ a person (includes gourmet coffee & tea) TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Hua Ting's Christmas-New Year Dim Sum Set Lunch

Hua Ting's six-course dim sum set lunch includes a combination of housemade siew mai served in lobster broth, steamed crystal dumpling with goose liver pate and crispy spring rolls with spicy crab roe and meat. The set lunch is available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

WHERE: Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Dec 24, 25 & 31; 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $138++ a person (includes free-flow wine & Perrier- Jouet champagne) TEL: 6739-6666 INFO: E-mail huating.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

Starry Christmas At 50 Raffles Place

For two weeks before Christmas, Angie's Oyster Bar and Sear Steakhouse at 50 Raffles Place will be serving a seafood-centric semi-buffet menu and all-American Christmas festive set menus respectively. Angie's a la carte buffet showcases signature catches such as fresh oysters and mussel pots. Sear's festive lunch menu comprises items such as roasted turkey with corn and chestnut stuffing. 

WHERE: Level 45, Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN/PRICE: Mon - Dec 24; Angie's: 6pm ($75++ a person, minimum two diners); Sear: lunch from $35++ - $45++ a person, dinner from $75++ - $85++ a person
 TEL: 6221-9555/9336-1443 INFO: E-mail Hello@50rp.com.sg

Dinner And Short-bread Cookies At Hyde & Co

Hyde & Co's three-course plated dinner, in collaboration with chef Pang Long Chin from Equinox, features mains such as chicken roulade with cranberry chestnut ($35), New Zealand striploin ($40) or lamb saddle ($45). Each set comes with maple butternut soup with bacon espuma and a Christmas toffee pudding. Christmas short-bread cookies are also on sale and available for corporate and bulk orders.

WHERE: 785 North Bridge Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Dec 21 - 24; two seatings: 6 - 7.45pm & 8 - 9.45pm PRICE: Set dinner: $35 - $45; cookies: $20 - $24 (1-litre jar); all prices nett TEL: 6635-5785 INFO: www.hydeandco.com.sg

Merchants Wine Store Festive Offers 

Merchants Wine Store is serving a festive menu comprising fresh Sri Lankan crab cakes, vitello tonnato (sous vide veal dressed with tuna lemon mayo and caperberries) and baked Christmas ham, with housemade Christmas fruit cake with ice cream and custard for dessert. 

WHERE (MRT): 52 Duxton Road (Tanjong Pagar); 443 Joo Chiat Road (Eunos); PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah, 200 Turf Club Road (Sixth Avenue) WHEN: Till Dec 31 PRICE: Festive menu, $55++ - $65++ a person TEL: 6222-1162 (Duxton), 6440-0892 (Joo Chiat), 6467-9118 (PasarBella) INFO: www.merchantsofsingapore.com.sg

St. Pierre's Festive Takeaways

St. Pierre has an extensive takeaway menu available till the end of the year. Mains include turkey Wellington ($70 a kg) and 200-day aged Angus beef ribeye ($120+ a kg). Other highlights include St. Pierre's famous turducken ($98+ a kg, serves eight to 10 people), roasted wild-caught Atlantic cod, prawn bisque and curry dust and crispy vegetable brunoise ($120+ a kg). 

WHERE: 02-02B One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Dec 31 PRICE: Starters: oysters $24+ for six, others $180+ - $280+ a kg; mains: $30+ - $120 a kg; sides: $25++ for 250g; desserts: $65++ - $98++ a kg TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: E-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg

Festive Blackboard Specials At Picotin Express

Picotin Express' Festive Blackboard Specials feature an array of all-time favourite Christmas classics. Plan a family and friends reunion amid the lush greenery of Champions Golf Course with some good ol' honey-glazed ham and roasted turkey breast (both $28++) or duck leg confit ($30++). 

WHERE: 60 Fairways Drive, Champions Golf Course MRT: Sixth Avenue WHEN: Sun - Dec 26 (all-day dining from noon) PRICE: Starters: $15++ - $18++; mains: $28++ - $30++; dessert: $12++ TEL: 6877-1191 INFO: E-mail info@picotin.com.sg

Festive Set Lunch, Corporate Dinner Menus At Rocks Urban Grill + Bar

For the four-course festive set lunch, the starter choices are salmon, ricotta or soup (pacific clam chowder, sauteed sweet corn), while the mains choices are roasted turkey breast, pan- roasted seabass or linguini pasta with roasted pumpkin and dessert is log cake, chocolate or fruit. The corporate dinner menu includes items such as dill marinated Scottish salmon, turkey breast, wagyu beef sirloin or soft goat cheese ravioli as mains; and chocolate log cake, Christmas pudding and vanilla custard, or Pavlova, lemon cream and seasonal fruits for dessert.

WHERE: 02-01 The Sail @ Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 30 (Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 11.30pm) PRICE: Festive set lunch: $51++ a person; festive corporate dinner: $78++ a person TEL: 6438-4404 INFO: E-mail info@rocks.com.sg


LeVel 33 Champagne Toast To The New Year

For $398++, each guest gets a welcome cocktail, free-flow craft beer, wine, fruit juices, soft drinks, canapes, dinner (highlights: spinach pork and 12-hour Slow Roast Beef Tenderloin), midnight snack and a glass of Rothschild champagne. The cheaper option at $128++ excludes dinner, and runs from 11pm to midnight, when each guest will enjoy free-flow midnight snacks, craft beer, wine, fruit juices, soft drinks and a glass of champagne.

WHERE: 33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard MRT: Downtown WHEN: Dec 31 PRICE: $128++ - $398++ a person TEL: 6834-3133 INFO: www.LeVeL33.com.sg

French-inspired Spread At 1919 Waterboat House

The 1919 Waterboat House will be serving a French-inspired buffet spread on New Year's Eve. The menu includes salad, hors d'oeuvres, prawn cocktail, French and Pacific oysters, scallop cerviche, salmon tartare, and seafood paella with roasted onions and roasted Angus prime rib.

WHERE: 03-01 The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 31 (from 7pm) PRICE: $228++ a person ($198++ if booked by Wed) TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg

Stellar At 1-Altitude New Year's Eve Dinner

Experience progressive Australian gastronomy by executive chef Christopher Millar. Menu highlights include caramelised foie gras with champagne jelly, cod with braised leek, oysters veloute and saffron, and Japanese wagyu A4-grade beef with watercress, truffle and sherry glazed onions. 

WHERE: Level 62, One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, MRT: Raffles Place WHEN/PRICE: Dec 31; 6 - 7pm: $180++ a person (four courses, includes glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne); 9 - 10.30pm: $350++ ($408++ window seat) a person (five courses, includes glass of Krug Grand Cuvee Champagne TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail info@1-altitude.com