Christmas 2020: Festive Lunch and Dinner Menus from Restaurants We Love
While most of us may want to forget the long and tough year that is 2020, we’re sure you would like to close this chapter on a good note. And that’s what the Christmas season is for—a chance for everyone to appreciate and be thankful for what they have. It’s also the time to bond with your family over a delicious meal, crafted by our talented chefs. Here are some of our top picks to get you started.
1/5 Cé La Vi
When: December 1 to January 3 (lunch and dinner, except 24, 25 and 31)
Group executive chef Joey Sergentakis has outdone himself again with a series of festive menus, among which is the three- or four-course Festive Set Dinner menu available throughout the month. His offering is a delectable showcase of European dishes which are given an Asian twist.
Feast on mouth-watering dishes such as Fine De Claire oysters and Oscietra caviar enlivened with tosazu (Japanese vinegar), ikura and wakame oil; Saffron “Sushi Rice” Risotto topped with parmesan emulsion; and roast duck coated in lavender and honey glaze, and served with spiced cranberries, ginger and sweet potatoes. Elevate the meal lead mixologist Andrew Hyman’s seasonal cocktails. Book here.
2/5 Riviera Forlino
When: December 24 (dinner)
Planning to go out for your Christmas eve celebration? Indulge in executive chef Rémy Carmignani and executive pastry chef Nicolas Vergnole’s five-course menu that showcases delicious Mediterranean-French fare.
An indulgent meal calls for foie gras terrine, and Carmignani’s rendition is presented with pain d'epices crumble, quince marmalade and Amalfi lemon brioche. Fresh ocean harvest take centrestage, too, in the Brittany blue lobster roasted with seaweed butter. It’s served with porcini mushrooms and a drizzle of Bordeaux style jus. Vergnole’s dessert is a towering Mont-Blanc made extra potent with Diplomatico Rum, but balanced with the sweetness of the Madagascar vanilla and tangerine Chantilly cream. Book here.
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3/5 Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
When: December 24 (dinner) and 25 (lunch and dinner)
Executive chef Leonard Delgado’s three-course menu spotlights the festive classics in a traditional American celebration. That means you’ll get to indulge in the oven-roasted turkey elevated with butternut stuffing and companions of mashed potatoes, creamed corn and cranberry sauce. Dessert is the traditional pumpkin pie made more indulgent with a scoop of Chantilly cream. Book here.
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When: December 24 to 26 (dinner)
Have an Irish celebration courtesy of chef Andrew Walsh, who has prepared the Nua Christmas menu of Irish staples. Begin the festivities with the Soda, Stout & Treacle Bread, comprising buttery bread infused with Guinness beer and glazed with sticky treacle (a Guinness and fermented honey mix, finished with a shower of oats). The meal only gets better with the mains, such as ‘A Porridge of Grains’ starring premium aged beef made richer with organic egg yolk, and a much lighter option of Turbot, Irish Whelk, Pine. Book here.
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5/5 The White Rabbit
Modern European classics star in the culinary team’s four- or five-course Festive Prix Fixe menu. What’s good about this is that it can easily be customised, starting with the appetisers—a choice between burratina salad and beet-cured salmon. The same goes for the mains, with options such as Iberico pork collar served with blackened cabbage, pickled apples and cider jus, and Black Tyde 150 Days Angus Striploin complemented by charred Indian lettuce, wild mushrooms and shallots in red wine. The menu comes with optional wine pairing too. Book here.
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