With Christmas around the corner, the InterContinental Singapore, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, hotels under the InterContinental Hotels Group, presented their festive offerings this Yuletide season in a media preview.
From Crowne Plaza Singapore, the Baked Turkey with Aromatic Spices ($168+ for 5 kg) was juicy, simple and tasty. Marinated with Javanese peppercorns, it was served with Piri Piri sauce. On its right lay the Snow Crusted Whole Salmon with delicate flesh but do watch out for bones.
Another popular dish for Christmas is ham and Crowne Plaza Singapore's Honey & Pineapple Glazed Gammon Ham ($138+ for 2 kg) was a hit with this cow. Smoky and sweet at the same time, the ham was paired nicely with the tangy red cabbage.
And for those with a sweet tooth/eye, there's always the perennial log cakes!
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium had a lovely Pan Seared Scallops on Fennel with a hint of Pernod Cream which is available on the Christmas buffet line up in their restaurant, Melting Pot Cafe. Pity their booth was quite dim and the red light from the warmers made for a tough photo.
Over at its sister hotel, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, the Tandoori Turkey ($88++) from Tandoor would please those who prefer an Indian touch to their turkey. Boasting rich flavours from its spice rub, this turkey was served with stuffed potatoes, gourmet veggies and a cranberry chilli sauce.
Continuing the Asian influence on turkey, InterContinental Singapore's Executive Chef Eric Neo presented his Nyonya Assam Chilli Turkey ($140+ for 5 kg) which was in line with the hotel's Peranakan roots. Marinated for 24 hours before being braised and then baked, this big bird was scrumptious and seemed like the moost popular turkey that evening!
Dessert fans should also check out their Gula Melaka Chendol Log Cake ($68+ for 1 kg) which had gula melaka sponge, red beans and the green starch jelly enveloped in coconut cream.
It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! Moohehe.
Thanks to IHG for the invitation.
Chew On This: before the season ends!