Our festive picks for Christmas Eve

Indulge in mini roasted turkey sandwich, chestnut berry financier and pecan cinnamon cheesecake, among other picture-perfect high tea treats elegantly presented on a tea stand at 1864. WHERE: Level 5 Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street WHEN: 2pm – 5pm PRICE: $128 for two persons TEL: 6428 5000

Make it a French affair this Christmas by curating a three-course dinner from a selection of entrées, mains and desserts at L’Angélus. We recommend the poached foie gras with black truffle artichoke velouté, and the succulent Moulard duck breast with celeriac purée. End with the Mont Blanc or an enticing platter of three seasonal cheeses. WHERE: 85 Club Street WHEN: 6pm – 10pm PRICE: $98 TEL: 6225 6897

For its Christmas Eve buffet, halal-verified Atrium Restaurant is giving its turkey an Asian makeover. Marinated with oyster sauce, lemongrass, ginger, curry powder and dried shrimps, the new roasted Kam Heong turkey joins the festive line-up of lobster bisque, beef Estofado (Spanish-style stew), beef shepherd’s pie, chicken shawarma and churros. WHERE: Level 4 Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road WHEN: 5.30pm – 9.30pm PRICE: $158 (before 50% discount) TEL: 3138 2530

Les Bouchons presents a very hearty three-course festive set where you can pick from four choices each for your entrée and main course. Go for the pan-seared foie gras with onion chutney, grilled Australian lamb chop with Provençal herbs, and a cheesy ending with a specially-enhanced brie that sandwiches a creamy layer of mascarpone and truffle pâté. WHEN: 6pm – 10pm PRICE: $76 TEL: 6423 0737 (Ann Siang), 6733 4414 (Robertson Quay), 6904 8972 (Rochester)

You would understand why this signature black pepper Ibérico pork ribs is back by popular demand at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport‘s festive takeaways after trying these smoky fork-tender pork slices that are served with Ratte potatoes and seasonal greens. PRICE: $98 (1.5kg) TEL: 6823 5354 ORDER: click here

Go Italian on Christmas Eve by indulging in a specially curated nine-course menu at Fiamma. Enjoy specials that include Venetian-style salted cod with fried polenta and rosemary oil, Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with pine nuts and ginger honey dressing, and Sicilian red prawn risotto (pictured) with sea algae and delicately perfumed citrus. WHERE: Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa WHEN: 6pm – 10pm PRICE: $198 TEL: 6377 8888

Craving for carrot cake and turkey on Christmas Eve? Have the best of both worlds with The Deli’s wok-fried carrot cake with turkey breast and sambal chilli ($48nett) that is good for four to six persons. Equally enjoyable with the sambal is the DIY turkey popiah ($78nett for up to 10 persons). WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road WHEN: 10am – 7pm TEL: 6730 1867

Fans of citrus fruits will be glad to know that the Dulcey Yuzu Log Cake from Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is back by popular demand! This festive creation combines a tangy yuzou mousse with Dulcey crémeux enhanced with orange marmalade and almond sponge. WHERE: Level 4 Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road PRICE: $88 (1kg) WhatsApp: 9114 0250

InterContinental Singapore‘s three yule logs are set to sweeten your celebrations. Appealing to chocoholics is the Bûche de Noel Chocolate comprising a moist chocolate sponge layered with bitter-sweet chocolate cream. The Heritage Chestnut Christmas Log, a chestnut sponge cake within layers of Tahitian vanilla and chestnut cream and berries compote, calls for a nutty indulgence, while the Signature Forest Cherries Log is impressively dressed to excite the palate with layers of dark chocolate mousse, spiced cherry confit and kirsch mousse. WHERE: Festive Shoppe at hotel entrance (from Bugis Junction), 80 Middle Road WHEN: 11am – 8.30pm PRICE: $98 (1kg) TEL: 6825 1008

To celebrate Christmas with a nutty twist, Baba Chews Bar and Eatery offers a whimsical creation, the Macadamia White Chocolate Passion, which is made up of white chocolate couvertures, passionfruit purée and nutty macadamia paste. WHERE: Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, 86 East Coast Road PRICE: $91nett (900g) TEL: 6723 2025

After a hiatus of three years, KFC’s hot and crispy chicken is receiving the cheesy, truffle-y treatment again that hooked many who can’t get enough of their fried chicken flavoured with truffle and drizzled with Parmesan shavings. The Parmesan truffle chicken is specially available for this festive period. WHERE: All outlets except Singapore Polytechnic, NTU & Singapore Zoo PRICE: from $4.25

The four-course festive set at La Belle Epoque starts with an amuse-bouche of duck liver pâté. For the appetiser, we recommend the hearty prawn salad. Next, go for the tantalising beef Wellington. End with the banoffee pie with its delectable combo of caramelised milk, roasted banana, chocolate shavings and cinnamon. WHERE: 63 Boat Quay WHEN: 4pm – 11.30pm PRICE: $78 TEL: 6732 1687

Wow your guests at home this season with the stunning lobster Thermidor from Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. Topped with Manchego and served on a bed of seafood paella, the Boston lobster’s delicate sweet flesh had already been poached, chunked and drenched in creamy béchamel before being reassembled into its shell. WHERE: Hotel forecourt’s festive booth, 320 Orchard Road WHEN: 11am to 7pm PRICE: $228nett (1kg, serves 4) TEL: 6831 4708

Pork lovers can look forward to the Morgan’s Festive Feast platter for a porky-licious indulgence! Great for a party of 4 or 5, the bundle includes Morganfield’s seasonal specials: half a slab each of Chestnut Sticky Ribs and Cranberry Sticky Ribs, 350 to 400g of shatteringly crispy crackling pork roast, and 200g of gammon ham with cranberry jam. PRICE: $159.90 ORDER: click here

Besides featuring the roasted beef tomahawk for its festive buffet, halal-verified Window on the Park is also offering Asian-inspired delights such as a whole baked chicken with bulgogi sauce and grilled chicken thigh with mustard Mongolian sauce. WHERE: Level 2 Holiday Inn Singapore City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road WHEN: 6pm – 10pm PRICE: $88 TEL: 6730 0115

New from Pacific Marketplace is the Coconut Mango Log Cake. With mango passionfruit confit sandwiched between two layers of coconut dacquoise and enveloped by fluffy coconut mousse, the cake is certain to bring a tropical feel to your festive party! WHERE: Level 1 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard WHEN: 11.30am – 9.30pm PRICE: $98.44 (1kg) TEL: 6826 8240

Celebrate Christmas in Nonya style with Paradox Singapore Merchant Court‘s roasted dry-rubbed Nonya sambal turkey ($188nett). The 4-4.5kg bird comes with spicy Granny Smith apple sauce, sambal okra and jackfruit achar. To heighten the festive cheer, add a 750ml bottle of heart-warming mulled wine ($82nett). WHERE: 20 Merchant Road, Level 1 WHEN: 10am – 9pm TEL: 6239 1847

The extensive spread at halal-certified Peppermint gets even more extravagant with 16-hour pot-roasted Wagyu beef belly with barley and apple “risotto”, salmon and prawn mousse en croûte with truffle cream and ikura, baked oyster Biltmore and raspberry pistachio yule log, among other hearty festive treats and decadent sweets. WHERE: Level 4 Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard WHEN: 6.30pm – 10pm PRICE: $138 TEL: 6845 1111

For its festive buffet, Racines is giving its roast turkeys a luxe makeover with truffle butter. From the spread, expect other traditional classics including chargrilled Angus beef, miso-glazed halibut with beurre blanc sauce and panettone. WHERE: Level 5 Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street WHEN: 5.30pm – 7.30pm (first seating), 8pm – 10pm (second seating) PRICE: $138; add $58 for free-flowing house wines, tea cocktails and Tiger Crystal beer; add another $32 for free-flowing Taittinger champagne TEL: 6428 5000

For Japanophiles, the flavours of RE&S’s yuzu duck with Japanese chestnut stuffing may be right up their alley. RE&S is behind brands such as Kuriya Dining and Ichiban Boshi. Good for four to six persons, its succulent yuzu-infused duck is paired with a tangy yuzu-orange sauce that whets the appetite. The chestnuts’ subtle sweetness further adds to the enjoyment. ORDER: click here PRICE: $89.90 (2.5kg)

New from Shangri-La Singapore is the luscious Triple Nutty Crunch Log Cake, which resembles a wood stack comprising Sacher sponge, hazelnut praline crunch and mousse, gianduja crémeux and caramelised hazelnut to bring a smile to nut lovers at your festive party! ORDER: click here PRICE: $85nett (1kg) TEL: 6213 4511

New from Sofitel Singapore City Centre is the soya-glazed turkey, a East-meets-West interpretation of the quintessential Christmas bird, that is marinated with a sweet-savoury Japanese-style rub comprising soya sauce, sugar, sake and mirin. WHERE: 9 Wallich Street, Level 5 WHEN: 11am – 6pm PRICE: $172nett (4 to 5kg) TEL: 6428 5000

Chocolate lovers looking for frosty treats can consider Swensen’s Pick-Me-Up cake, one of the new ice cream cakes created for this season. “Pick me up” translates to “tira mi su” in Italian. This non-alcoholic tiramisu is topped with cocoa powder, dark chocolate pieces with crunchy caramelised almond topping and chocolate balls to make for a cool chocolatey satisfaction. ORDER: click here PRICE: $48 (500g)

The lavish spread of Jarrah wood-grilled meats, Japanese, French and Italian dishes, lobsters, Alaskan king crab legs, oysters and 16 seasonal cheeses at Opus Bar & Grill gets even more extravagant with roasted turkey with black truffle, pan-seared foie gras, beef tri-tip and 72% Araguani dark chocolate log cake, among other festive specialities. WHERE: Level 1 voco Orchard Singapore, 581 Orchard Road WHEN: 5.30pm – 10.30pm PRICE: $118; $148 with Prosecco, wines and beers; $178 with champagne, wines, beers and Roku Gin DIY bar TEL: 6730 3390

Good for four to five, White Rose Café’s delightful Christmas Splendour bundle is set to please all at home with its ensemble of oven-baked tamarind chicken, smoked pork ribs with assorted sausages, ratatouille, classic potato gratin and morel mushroom soup with garlic bread. The components are also available separately. WHERE: York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth WHEN: 11am – 8pm PRICE: $228nett TEL: 6737 0511