The first part of BiTES’ Christmas special features festive meals you can take your whole family to
Top image: Poulet
Poulet goes the way of sweet, tart apples for Christmas with its juicy chicken offerings: a succulent poulet roti ($17.90++ half, $30.90++ whole) with caramelised apple sauce, and crispy cinnamon winglets ($5.90++ with any main course) paired with an apple dip. Festive menu available until 31 December at all outlets save Jurong Point.
Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. #04-12 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street. Tel: 6509 9411
Experimentation is the motto of Restaurant SELA, with its constantly changing menu and innovative dishes. The Christmas menu features soft, roasted brussel sprouts ($16.50) with bacon and sweet tangy pomegranate, and turkey breast escalopes ($26) with mangoes, plums, and feta cheese.
Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-11pm. 32 Seah Street. Tel: 6337 6358
Putting a South Asian spin on Christmas pays off for Zaffron Kitchen West Gate. Its festive menu ($35 per pax) offers a choice of mains between a whole wheat Shahi turkey biryani, or a roasted tandoori turkey set. Dessert includes the chef’s spin on bread and butter pudding.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-3pm, 5-9.30pm; Fri-Sun, eve of PH and PH, 11am-10pm. #01-20 Westgate, 3
Gateway Drive. Tel: 6465 9880
Clover Garden’s four-course festive menu ($42 per pax) runs till 10 Jan 2015. The cream of cauliflower soup topped with prosciutto crisp, poached egg and croutons is especially heart-warming in this cool monsoon season, and we enjoyed the triple-textured Tasmanian salmon, which goes from raw on the inside to flaky on the outside.
Daily 7am-10pm. #01-02 Hotel Clover, 33 Jalan Sultan. Tel: 6297 0377
Earle Swensen’s rolls out its holiday menu, available till 31 Dec, with three new mains and a dessert: the slipper lobster vol-au-vent ($32.90) has pan-seared lobster packed with mushrooms and vegetables into a puff pastry bowl, and the turkey breast supreme trio ($26.90) combines turkey breast with king prawn over butter chestnut rice.
Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. #02-117 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk. Tel: 6272 3306
Check out family-owned Trattoria Nonna Lina’s Tuscan Christmas specials, available till 24 Dec.
The festive dishes include tortellini in brodo ($42), a handmade tortellini with parma ham and Italian pork loin, and zuppa di polpo e patate ($40), an octopus and potato stew.
Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 61 Cantonment Road. Tel: 6222 0930
For every festive charcuterie platter order ($45) from sQue Rotisserie & Alehouse, you can get 50 percent off a bottle of Rose de la Chevaliere 2013.
Mon-Thu & Sun, 11.30am-12am. Fri-Sat, eve of PH, 11.30am-1am. #01-70 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street. Tel: 6222 1887
This Christmas, enjoy the Belgian specials of BRUSSELs SPROUTS, including a mussels and clams soup ($28) and sausage ($32) with sweet caramelised apples, redcurrants and pomme puree. Available till 31 Dec.
Tue-Fri 5-11pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm. #01-12 The Pier @ Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road.
Tel: 6887 4344
At the colourful and playfully decorated Spuds & Aprons, try the $32 three-course festive lunch set: togarashi pan-seared Norwegian salmon, with fennel and a manuka yuzu dressing, and an aglio olio chipotle squid ink pasta or a baked Asian turkey roll.
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, eve of PH, 11am-1am. 109 Mt Faber Road. Tel: 6377 9688