With travel plans mostly up in smoke, it’s only fitting that we treat ourselves a little better this Christmas. If you’ve been eyeing fine dining restaurants for your Dec 24 and 25 meals, this is the list for you. But act fast, because many of them are almost fully booked for deliveries on both dates. From steaks to salmon wellington, there’s definitely something for every discerning palate during this wonderful time of the year.
1. Buona Terra
The name of this one Michelin-starred restaurant means “good earth”, and Buona Terra certainly brings the bounty of the land to your table. The Festive Feast At Home (from $178/person) is a treasure trove of the finest ingredients. Sublime dishes include Oven Baked Mozambique Scampi, a Pasta Fredda of cold angel hair pasta, tomato emulsion, sea urchin and caviar and Brasato (wagyu short ribs slow cooked in Barolo wine). This will definitely be one unforgettable meal.
2. Greenwood Fish Market
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For many Italians, seafood is a must on Christmas Eve. This year, you can start the same tradition with the freshest frutti di mare from Greenwood Fish Market. The Alan’s Seafood Feast ($399) comes with prawns, cold salmon, oysters and sea bass. Fish-focused fans will find plenty to devour in the Trio Of Salmon ($235), which consists of hot and cold smoked salmon, a salmon wellington and a sticky date and coconut log cake.
During this pandemic, #EatLocal and #SupportLocal as much as you can. Thank Goodness It’s Christmas is a delivery-only concept that uses locally and regionally sourced ingredients from farms such as Ah Hua Kelong. The Family Feast (from $268) is perfect for home parties of six to eight persons and comes with three hot mains, four sides and two desserts. Asian-inspired goodies include Laksa Quail and Rendang Dry Rub Angus Beef Short Ribs plus vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options such as Ulam Pesto Pasta with Tempeh Chips and Sauteed Garden Vegetables with Ulam Pesto.