This Christmas, InterContinental Singapore presents the luxuries of the season with a slew of festive goodies and merry feasts at its restaurants and bars.
Primed to bring a touch of conviviality to the year-end celebrations, expect a presentation of theatrical delights at LUCE by Davide Giacomelli, charming Afternoon Tea sets and specially crafted festive cocktails at The Lobby Lounge, and an array of take-home treats to complete your celebratory dinners and exquisite festive hampers for gifting. Last but not least, wrap up 2022 in style with InterContinental Singapore's New Year’s Countdown Party with live performances and an epic balloon drop.
Add a touch of festivity to your celebrations with gourmet take-home treats including roasted delights, handcrafted log cakes and fruitcakes, as well as a series of irresistible chocolate confectionaries.
Satiate hearty appetites with exquisite meats such as the Garlic Spiced Grass-fed Beef Sirloin ($298 for 2.8kg), generously smothered with an addictive house-made garlic spice marinate, fittingly complimented with roasted potatoes, chargrilled corn on the cob and red wine shallot sauce; as well as the Peranakan Kapitan Spice Roasted Tom Turkey ($218 for 5kg), a rich and aromatic Nyonya style Turkey, that bears robust flavours - a tribute to the Peranakan heritage of the hotel.
There’s no better way to sweeten your celebrations than with delightful treats like the collection of log cakes by Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee and his team. The Bûche de Noel Chocolate ($98 for 1kg) comprises a moist chocolate sponge layered with bitter-sweet chocolate cream. With every bite is a hint of chocolate crunchy for an added touch of crispiness.
For the one who enjoys a good nutty cake, indulge in the Heritage Chestnut Christmas Log ($98 for 1kg), a chestnut sponge cake within layers of premium Tahitian vanilla and chestnut cream and berries compote. Last but definitely not the least, a flashy cake that is dressed to impressed, the Signature Forest Cherries Log ($98 for 1kg) reveals layers of impressive flavours – a dark chocolate mousse with spiced cherry confit and Kirsch mousse.
Traditional must-haves include the house-made InterContinental Fruit Cake ($58 for 250g) and the Intercontinental Christmas Stollen ($45 for 600g), a German delicacy, thickly coated with powdered sugar also known as Christstollen, a reminiscent of the snowy German landscape and baked with spices to convey the warmth of the season.
Be sure to get your hands on the Christmas Nut Tree ($98), a delicate treat inspired by Chef Desmond’s love for chocolate and nuts and the gift of joy to friends and family with two options of Christmas Hampers - Classical ($268) and Luxe ($398), a collection of the choicest handpicked treats that make for the perfect gift to show your appreciation.
Celebrating its first Christmas, LUCE by Davide Giacomelli is going all out with striking festive offerings. Combining the use of the freshest ingredients with classic traditions and a touch of culinary charm from Chef de Cuisine Davide Giacomelli, expect a promise of something for every taste bud – from an indulgent festive semi-buffet lunch menu, set dinners to a gastronomic Sunday brunch experience.
A perfect celebration with your co-workers and partners - choose from an ensemble of appetisers and soups, pick from a selection of cold cuts, or whet your appetites with your favourite artisanal cheese and cracker to kickstart the merriment.
Enjoy the option of selecting your choice of main course, which includes highlights such as the Acquerello Risotto which consist of Radicchio Rosso, Aceto Balsamico e Crema di Parmigiano – a chef signature featuring perfectly cooked risotto with braised chicory, aged balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cream; and Hamburger all’ Italiana con Patatine Fritte – a hearty 180g Wagyu beef patty sandwiched between freshly baked pizza bread that is all so satisfying. Finish your meal with a plethora of desserts including the signature Luce-Misu and Chocolate Yule Log.
A time of sharing and feasting - this season, Chef Davide rises to the occasion with a series of curated menus dressed to impress.
From 16 November, get into the festive spirit by indulging in a 5-course seasonal set menu featuring some of the freshest and most premium ingredients including dishes like Tagliatelle all’Astice - fresh homemade tagliatelle with Boston lobster, Tartare di Tonno e Caviale di Melanzane - Japanese bluefin tuna tartar with smoked eggplant caviar, Amalfi lemon and Vellutata tiepida di Zucchine e Ostriche - organic zucchini velouté with poached Fine de Claire Oyster.
On Christmas Eve, the menu is jazzed up to feature some of Italy’s finest including the Astice, Fungi e Homardine - lightly poached live Boston lobster with wild mushrooms and lobster stock, Wagyu, Carciofi e Intingolo - charred wagyu MB6-7 beef ribeye, artichoke in natural jus and the sweet Heritage “Castagna” - chestnut cream with Tahitian vanilla, berries compote, crispy meringue with frozen “heritage” tea.
Ring in the new year with yet another curated dinner menu featuring Halibut come una Bouillabaisse - poached halibut filet with fennel, Spanish saffron, pomme vapeur and crustacean consommé as well as the Carré di Vitello e Tian di Verdure - oven roasted Dutch veal rack with seasonal vegetables tian “Pissaladière”, bread and herbs split jus.
Not forgetting the little ones, LUCE has in store a special 3-Course kids' meal that is sure to impress their sweet and savoury palate. Expect a refreshing homemade Tomato Soup, Mini Wagyu Beef Sliders, Crispy Battered Fish Fillet and a deliciously decadent Chocolate Brownie.
Feast and make merry with a smorgasbord of celebratory highlights, spanning seafood varieties including Boston Lobster, Fine de Claire and Canadian Oysters and Tiger Prawns. Be sure not to miss out on the finest sashimi and homemade sushi for a touch of internationality as well as gourmet soups and salads to kick start the merriment.
On Christmas day, be greeted with an extended festive spread such as Oven-Roasted Beef Striploin with Mustard and Rosemary, Pesce al Sale – baked salt crusted seabass with lemon and herbs and Gamberoni alla Siciliana – seared tiger prawn with tomato, vegetables and white wine.
Be spoilt for choice at the dessert buffet which will offer specialties such as the LUCE-misu, Hazelnut Chocolate Royaltine, Catalan Baked Cheesecake, ‘Heritage’ Tea-Chestnut Mousse, Crostata Pistachio-Raspberry, Crunchy Choux Coco Bouche, Golden Peanut Butter Cake, Croque en Bouche, Chocolate Salami, Baked Ricotta Cake with Vanilla Sauce, Gelato and Sorbet.
This year, Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee in collaboration with Australian Celebrity Chef Nelly Robinson presents a charming festive afternoon tea.
On Christmas day, jazz up your afternoon tea with premium Canapés that are sure to be a party in the mouth. From the savoury Norwegian Smoked Salmon with Ikura Salmon Roe and Pumpernickel, to the rich, buttery, and delicate Foie Gras Terrine with Smoked Duck Breast and Green Pistachio and refreshing Boston Lobster Mayonnaise Salad with Smoked Caviar and Brioche Bun.
The Classic Afternoon Tea will not be complete without a serving of freshly baked traditional scones and the all-new Spiced Cherry Scones, served with homemade cranberry jam, apricot jam and clotted cream.
Santa has also extended an invitation to all children on his “Nice” list to his tea party where they will be treated to a spectacular spread of sweet and savoury delights including the ‘Santa’ Lychee Macaroon, Lemon Meringue Lolli Cones, Crispy Colour Stick with Nutella and Coconut Jam, as well as Mini Chicken Sliders with a selection of milkshakes at the charming Lobby Lounge.
In addition to the wide variety available at The Lobby Lounge, get your tummies filled with some of Chef’s signature festive dishes including the Spiced Honey Glazed Meat Loaf, a festive delicacy served with cranberry sauce and roasted Brussel sprouts; as well as the Confit Kurobuta Pork Belly, a premium cut featuring a flavourful, tender, and moist meat served with caramelised apple puree and red cabbage slaw.
Not to forget the array of festive cocktails that awaits you. From the Old-Fashioned Christmas, a classic combination of bourbon and cranberry, The White Gatsby, a combination of vodka, amaretto, cream and nutmeg, The Lobby Grinch, a perk-me up cocktail with rum, pineapple and lemon-lime and soda. Last for not least, be dazzled by a theatrical display of the Fire Tongs Punch (Feuerzangenbowle), a traditional German drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and drips into mulled wine.
Countdown into the New Year at The Lobby Lounge with unlimited desserts and drinks and an exciting line-up of live music and DJ performances. At the end of the evening, ring in the New Year with an epic balloon drop where you stand a chance to win staycation and dining vouchers.
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