Christmas 2020: The Best Festive Dining Takeaways to Get You into the Holiday Spirit
This story was updated on December 4, 2020.
Christmas may be a few weeks away, but there's no harm in celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. You may do so, starting with these festive hampers, mouth-watering menus and holiday-inspired desserts that will delight the palate.
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1/11 Salted & Hung
Chef-owner Drew Nocente is feeling the holiday spirit, so he curated this classic Christmas picnic hamper exclusively for TatlerCurates.com. Whether you buy it as a gift or for yourself (we won’t judge!), you’ll be able to indulge in the finest selection of premium cuts such as foie gras and duck rillette, as well as the best charcuterie made by the culinary team. It’s the spirit of giving, after all, so Nocente has tossed in a festive jam, gingerbread men, mince pies and a bottle of champagne. Order here.
2/11 Saint Pierre
With social distancing measures still in place, it might be hard to book a seat at this Michelin-starred restaurant with a view for Christmas. But there’s no need to worry, as chef-owner Emmanuel Stroobant’s festive menus are available for takeaway throughout the month of December. In the safety of your own homes, you and your family can feast on à la carte offerings such as foie gras terrine infused with the flavours of Armagnac; sakura masu (Japanese salmon) smoked with green tea; and candied fruit cake. Christmas corporate bentos are also available for those who want to enjoy a delicious meal curated by Stroobant himself. Order here.
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If your idea of holiday indulgence is tucking into delicious contemporary Cantonese cuisine, executive chef Nicky Ng’s festive menu (which is also available for takeaway) will delight the palates. The six-course menu is a parade of his signature dishes, from the special barbecued pork to the deep-fried prawns with fermented beancurd mayonnaise. There are a few surprises too—such is the braised miso lamb shank, which is steamed with ginger and Chinese wine before it’s braised in bonito, dashi and miso for umami flavours. Order here.
4/11 1855 The Bottle Shop
You might have friends who need cheering up this Christmas. Why don’t you surprise them with 1855’s Golden Blitz Hamper, which includes festive delights such as classic panettone, homemade spiced nuts, macarons and earl grey cookies? Don’t forget to toast to the season with the limited-edition Veuve Du Vernay Sparkling Brut No. 2. Order here.
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Curated with the chocolate lovers in mind, the Glamour Chocolate Hamper holds 11 chocolate gift sets including 30 pieces of the Holiday Chocolate Gift Box and 15 pieces of the Holiday Chocolate Carré Gift Box. Flavours range from classics such as Lady Noir and Signature Lait Café to holiday-inspired concoctions. These include the sugar cookie flavoured white chocolate, comprising a velvety white chocolate ganache enrobed in smooth white chocolate and finished with edible glitter, as well as the sweet raspberry ganache encased in white chocolate and dusted with edible pink glitter. Order here.
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6/11 TWG Tea
Exclusively for Tatler Curates, TWG Tea has created two special Christmas hamper sets: Fête and Jazz. The one of a kind Fête hamper celebrates the flavours and spices of the festive season; this unique collection, from one of the finest luxury tea brands in the world, includes Red Christmas teabags, shortbread cookies, a TWG Tea scented candle, as well as a handsome tea set.
In addition, the exclusive one-off Jazz hamper is a sumptuous set that has everything for an elegant festive brew, including Grand Christmas tea, matching gold and white teapot and creamer, plus bone china TWG Afternoon Teacups and Saucers. An exclusive treat from one of the finest luxury tea brands in the world.
Available soon on Tatler Curates.
7/11 Café Nöel at Fairmont Hotel
Just for Tatler Curates Christmas, Café Nöel at Fairmont Hotel has curated three beautiful hampers this festive season.
The Family Christmas hamper is a beautifully packaged selection of festive treats to delight the whole family. Featuring special condiments, cold cuts, sweet Christmas treats and a homemade stollen, it also includes premium tea, craft beers and a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne.
For gourmands, there is also the Luxury Christmas hamper, which is packed with indulgent delicacies to celebrate the festive season. Krug Grande Cuvée, premium TWG tea, camembert and the finest charcuterie, plus sumptuous condiments and irresistible sweet treats like nougat and praline are all presented in a beautifully festive box.
And finally, the Ultimate Christmas hamper would make an indulgent gift for that special person in your life. It includes every gastronomic Christmas treat you could think of. Look forward to homemade stollen, panettone, exceptional condiments and charcuterie, plus a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée champagne—all presented in a charming wicker hamper.
Available soon on Tatler Curates.
8/11 The Terrace
Start feasting early with this sumptuous afternoon tea offering, dubbed ‘Christmas Par-Tea’. Throughout the afternoon, you’ll get to indulge in a wide array of sumptuous bite-sized eats including of Scottish smoked salmon rillette with tobiko tartlet and beetroot brioche Asian crabmeat rillette. And for a dose of sugar rush, the sweet offerings range from the signature Royal Hazelnut Crunch Cake to the seasonal offering of stolen. These, of course, pair well with the curated selection of Ronnefeldt teas. Available until December 31. Order here.
9/11 Waterfall Ristorante Italiano
Even in the comforts of your home, the culinary team wants you to have an Italian-inspired feast with their five-course takeaway menu. It’s made for indulgence as the selection comes with an array of antipasti such as burrata curd cheese, tomato and basil salad, smoked salmon and parma ham, as well as sumptuous mains and desserts. Whether you like seafood or meat, get to enjoy both with the mixed seafood stew loaded with clams, mussels and prawns, as well as the grilled Stockyard Australian ribeye steak. Desserts are the traditional panna cotta and tiramisu. Available throughout the month of December (except 23, 24 and 25). Order here.
10/11 One-Ninety Restaurant
With most of us spending Christmas at home, the chefs want to ensure that you have a merry feast with their Family Feast bundle (big enough for four to six people). The selection comprises your Christmas staples—from the roasted organic turkey with bread and chestnut stuffing to the succulent honey-mustard glazed boneless ham with pineapple raisin sauce and Dijon mustard. The chefs tossed in more delicious surprises, too, including the heirloom tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella; roasted root vegetables with brussel sprouts, and pecan pie. The set is available until December 25. Order here.
11/11 Publico Ristorante
It’s possible to have a stress-free Christmas meal at home with the chefs’ Festive Feast Kits To-Go. These sets (available for two or four persons) contain the restaurant’s signature dishes, among which are the fresh Italian burrata decked with sweet Datterino tomatoes and 20-month-aged prosciutto; crisp and succulent Porchetta cooked with herbs and spices; handmade rigatoni doused in a rich crab “mamma rosa” sauce; and decadent tiramisu. The kits are available until December 25. Order here.