(Christmas Feature 2013) Festive Fruit Cake from Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

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Should there be an award for the most charming Christmas gift this festive season, it would most likely go to Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s Festive Fruit Cake that’s encased in an elegant cylindrical cake box.

Amongst all the Christmas cakes I’ve encountered in recent years, this significant one evokes the feel of Christmas most! Continue reading

(Christmas Giveaway) 2 x Somersby Gift Sets to be won!

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Somersby Apple Cider is one of the very few beers that I adore. Refreshing and sweet, it’s made from fermented apple juice and natural flavourings.

This festive season, Melicacy is sponsored two sets of Somersby gift sets to give away!

The gift set comprises two bottles of Somersby Apple Ciders, a tall glass and a bottle opener.

To participate in this giveaway, head over to this Facebook post.

Don’t forget to like Melicacy’s facebook page! Good luck all~

Merry Christmas!

(Christmas Feature 2013) Conrad Centennial Singapore; Festive Buffet at Oscar’s

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Conrad Centennial Singapore’s signature teddy bear dons a Christmas outfit this festive season, as the hotel celebrates with a tempting array of goodies, savouries and desserts, as well as holiday feasts at its F&B outlets –Oscar’s, The Terrace, Lobby Lounge and Golden Peony.

Early celebrations begin from 29 November through 23 December 2013 at Oscar’s. Enjoy the festive buffet lunch (12pm to 2.30pm) at $58++ per person from Monday to Saturday, or dinner (6pm to 10pm) at $66++ per person from Sunday to Thursday, $80++ per person from Friday to Saturday. The Sunday Amazing Graze Lunch, available from 12pm to 3pm, is priced at $80++ per person (food only) or $158++ per person that includes free flow of Laurent Perrier Champagne, house pour wines and beer.

The girls from the recent Sydney trip and I gathered last week for mini catch-up session at Oscar’s, just in good time for the festive buffet spread. The restaurant is packed and bustling with crowd, conspicuously a popular dining choice for corporate festive celebrations. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Resorts World Sentosa; “Snow Chocolate” Log Cake; Universal Studios Singapore

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Resorts World Sentosa brings a myriad of festive deals and activities across the resort at its numerous F&B outlets and attractions.


“Snow Chocolate” Mango and Candied Lemon, Ivory Cheese Cream, Coconut Hazelnut Crunch ($70 for 1kg)

A slew of celebratory treats have been lined up at Resorts World Sentosa’s dining outlets, including festive pastries from Universal Studios Singapore and Christmas menus from Joel Robuchon Restaurant, Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, Feng Shui Inn, Osia, Forest and Palio. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Park Hotel Group: Festive Feastings at Open House Restaurant at Grand Park Orchard -Flash your SAFRA card for dining perks

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Head down to Open House Restaurant at Grand Park Orchard for the most value-for-money Christmas feast in the Orchard precinct.

Open House Restaurant is best known for their ‘live’ cooking stations of Dim Sum, Roast Meats, Wood-fired Pizzas, Asian Noodles and Claypot. To add a festive touch, roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, roasted lamb, chicken roulade, braised oxtail, log cakes, Christmas Stollen and more are added to the spread.

From now till 23 December 2013, enjoy the All-You-Can-Eat Countdown to Christmas for just $48++ per adult and $24++ per child for lunch, or $58++ per adult and $29++ per child for dinner. The spread is bound to bring festive cheers to your tummy without the hefty cost. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Food Trail at The Star Vista with Food&Travel Magazine

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Thanks to Regent Media’s invitation, a bunch of readers and bloggers gathered at The Star Vista for an exciting food trail, sampling some of the establishments’ Christmas menus.

Loads of festive rewards are lined up at The Star Vista this celebratory season.

From 15 November to 31 December 2013, spend a minimum of $80 and stand to win shopping and dining vouchers in the Sure-Win Lucky Dip. Other Christmas treats include complimentary gift wrapper and sticker with a minimum of $60 spent. You can top up to $120 ($90 for CapitaCard members) to redeem a specially designed Xmas mug. CAPITASTAR members get extra goodies.

There’re no short of dining establishments at The Star Vista. Confirmed coffee lovers can head over to Jamaica Blue for some Christmas desserts to complement a warm cuppa Signature Blend Latte.

Taking its name from the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, one of the world’s best coffee-growing regions and the origin of one of their exquisite coffee blends, Jamaica Blue prides itself for its fine selection of coffees.


Jamaica Blue Signature Blend Latte

Cute latte art!


Classic Chocolate Mousse Pot

The Fabulous Christmas Sampler includes a platter of two desserts and your choice of either the Jamaica Blue Signature Blend Latte or a pot of earl grey tea. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Gift Ideas from Da Paolo Gastronomia

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Strawberry Chocolate Cornflakes Festive Wreath ($28)

If you’re looking for an irresistible yet affordable gift to leave an impression on someone with a sweet tooth this festive season, the Strawberry Chocolate Cornflakes Festive Wreath from Da Paolo Gastronomia deserves your attention.

Pretty in pink, crispy cornflakes are generously coated in strawberry chocolate, and combined with dried cranberries, roasted almonds and pumpkin seeds for more texture. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Goodwood Park Hotel

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Housed in a majestic-looking building with history that dates back to 1900, Goodwood Park Hotel is one of the most reputable pioneers of the tourism industry in Singapore, boasting five distinctive restaurants that each provides an exquisite dining experience, along with a deli and a bar.

This Christmas, fans of the Deli can expect new signature treats that will once again be the spotlight of the dining table.


Rock Salt Baked Turkey with Shanghai Vegetable Rice, served with Ginger and Chilli ($188 for 8 to 12 persons)

For a Christmas celebration with an Asian twist, the Rock Salt Baked Turkey with Shanghai Vegetable Rice, served with Ginger and Chilli, masterminded by Executive Sous Chef Foo Jong Kwang, is a must-try. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) St. Regis Singapore

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If you’ve been contemplating on that one special occasion to splurge on an extravagant meal, this festive season is most befitting to. Pamper yourselves at one of the world’s finest hotels, St. Regis Singapore, as they bring you a series of celebratory menus at three restaurants –Brasserie Les Saveurs for refined French cuisine, LaBrezza for hearty Italian, and Yan Ting for classic Cantonese innovations.

To enjoy the company of your loved ones, friends or colleagues, the John Jacob Ballroom is the perfect venue for a lavish year-end party. Guests can choose between two thematic settings: of exquisite silvery elegance or luscious red grandeur.

For more information, contact St. Regis Singapore’s Events Specialists at events.singapore@stregis.com or visit www.stregissingapore.com/meetings-events.

Festive menus include extravagant buffet spreads and distinctive set menus, priced from $108++ per person.

Here’s a sneak peek of what St. Regis Singapore is offering this jolly season.


Amuse Bouche – Poached Egg with Shaved Black Truffles (LaBrezza)

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(Christmas Feature 2013) Degustation Festive Dinner Menus at French Brasserie Clifford, Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

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Festive dining is special in many ways –one of which is the joys of spending quality time with loved ones.

Ambience plays an important role in our dining choices. If you’re looking to recline in pure luxury, and enjoy the charming views by the window, French Brassier Clifford at Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is where you can consider.

Celebrations at French Brasserie Clifford, Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore begin from 27 November 2013.


Foie Gras two ways – Terrine on Brioches, Pan Seared Coffee Dust (available in Festive 4-Course Degustation Dinner from 27 November to 23 December, and 26 to 30 December 2013)

From 27 November to 23 December 2013, a four-course degustation festive dinner menu is available at $95++ per person.


Vin Blanch Poached Turbot with Grenble’s Sauce of Lemon Caper and Crisp Croutons (available in Festive 4-Course Degustation Dinner from 27 November to 23 December, and 26 to 30 December 2013)

Courses include the Foie Gras Terrine on Brioche, Vin Blanch Poached Turbot with Grenoble’s Sauce of Lemon Caper and Crisp Croutons or Traditional Season Carved Turkey with Stuffing, Chestnut, Brussels Sprouts, Braised Cabbage and Giblet Gravy, and Mont Blanc –Chestnut Cream Snow Meringue with Caramelised Chestnut. Couples enjoying the festive dinner menu may choose to pair their dinner with a bottle of champagne at $268++ per couple. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Mandarin Orchard Singapore

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Having participated in Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s pre-Christmas media party for three consecutive years, I have to say that they’ve consistently and successfully delivered the whole festive atmosphere –even despite celebrating Christmas 2 months before the actual day.

If there be an award to the best pre-Christmas media party, Mandarin Orchard Singapore would win hands down! Everyone had so much fun.

So what’s taking place at Mandarin Orchard Singapore this Christmas? Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Let Violet Oon Cater your Christmas Party!

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Let the catering aficionados of Violet Oon’s Kitchen handle your party planning this festive season!

One of the highlights of their Christmas menu is Violet’s signature sliced turkey breast with apricot sausage stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce.

The Christmas Festive Menu and the Christmas Celebration Menu are available from 1st to 30th December 2013, and are priced at $38++/pax and $48++/pax respectively (min 30 pax).

Popular favourites include Shepherd’s Pie, Dry Laksa and Chicken Curry.

For enquiries, call (65) 8533 1122 or email catering@violetoonskitchen.com.

Violet Oon’s Kitchen
881 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 279893
Facebook page: facebook.com/violetoonskitchen
Website: http://violetoonskitchen.com/

Photographs in this post are works of Melicacy. To engage photography services, email melissakohhoonmei@gmail.com.

(Christmas Feature 2013) Marina Mandarin Singapore

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This post is best accompanied by the music from this clip:

Doesn’t it get you into the festive mood instantly?


Roasted Tom Turkey ($138, 5kg)

Now that you’re in a Christmas-y trance, I shall attempt to make you hungry with some food porn –essentially the Christmas offerings from Marina Mandarin Singapore.


Heritage Peranakan Roasted Turkey ($148, 5kg)

Whole turkey marinated with nonya spices; mushroom stuffing and sautéed vegetables; homemade tamarind Jus.


Baked Salmon & Prawn Duxelle Pie wrapped in Puff Pastry served with Truffle Cream Sauce ($88, serves 6)

A must-try from their savoury menu is the Baked Salmon & Prawn Duxelle wrapped in Puff Pastry. Continue reading