Christmas is a time for belting along to Mariah Carey, spending time with loved ones and of course, indulging in all the Christmas feasts. Nothing is better than seeing a table adorned with plump roasted turkeys that are flanked by delectable rounds of ham and pretty-as-a-picture log cakes. The only thing that can make it better is if that table is yours.
Forget the stress of making reservations, wading through the throngs of people and sitting uncomfortably for two hours. Then, festive catering and takeaways are the secrets to having a relaxing and joyful Christmas.
To help you be the Martha Stewart of Christmas hosts (without breaking a sweat too), here are 11 festive catering and takeaways for the Christmas party that will surely be the talk of the town.
One of the best parts of Christmas has to be all the glorious feasting. I’m talking hunky legs of ham, creamy mashed potatoes and finger-licking roasts. Just thinking about it has got my tummy rumbling. With that said, no one does Christmas like Morganfield’s.
If you’ve ever heard of Morganfield’s, then you’ll know about their signature Sticky Bones (S$27.90 half slab, S$44.90 full slab). These old-fashioned ribs are everything you’ll want your ribs to be.
Prime pork ribs that are slow-cooked and smoked till they are tender, mouth-watering perfection. That’s not all, these babies are then basted with a sweet and tangy hickory flavoured barbecue sauce. That’s right—it’s time to leave your diet at the door.
There’s more where that came from. Morganfield’s Christmas Delivery Menu is where you can transform your table into a meat extravaganza. Not only is it hassle-free, but this Christmas takeaway menu is also a shoo-in for meat-lovers.
One item you can look forward too is Morganfield’s Roast Beef Ribeye (S$189.90+). As one of the many crowning jewels of the Morganfield’s Christmas menu, this succulent and savoury roast will make you host/hostess of the year for sure.
Other highlights from Morganfield’s Christmas Delivery menu would be their Barbeque Beef Rib (Whole Rack) (S$179.90+). These hefty ribs are definitely something you wouldn’t mind getting your hands dirty for.
Another quintessential item that you have to include on your Christmas table has to be the Orange Marmalade Glazed Whole Gammon Ham (S$149.90+). This features a whole hock of ham that is lovingly covered with a sticky orange marmalade glaze, doesn’t that just sound fantastic?
Christmas is definitely time to spend with your loved ones and you certainly shouldn’t be stressed over what to eat. Morganfield’s Christmas Menu is great for cosy family gatherings or even corporate Christmas parties. Whatever the festive party, you know you’ll have a good time with Morganfield’s.
Morganfield’s Christmas delivery menu is available for pick-up or delivery, from 11 November 2019 to 1 January 2020. Just a note, there is a delivery charge of S$25 per location and free delivery for orders above S$300.
To make this festive season truly joyous, you can enjoy a 10% early bird savings for orders placed before 8 December 2019. Remember to use the code, SETH10 to activate enjoy your discount! Place your Christmas order on Morganfield’s website here so you won’t miss out on a splendid Christmas.
Morganfield’s: More information on their various outlets here | Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. ECreative Catering
Whether you have a huge party with a ton of guests or an intimate soirée with your nearest and dearest, ECreative Catering will accommodate all kinds of celebrations.
For those hosting Gatsby-esque parties, Christmas Package B (S$21.90 per pax) will ensure all your guests have their bellies full by the time the gift-giving starts.
This set comes with the classic Roasted Whole Turkey With Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce to really get you in the festive mood.
Besides the quintessential Christmas turkey, no Christmas celebration is complete without a glorious plate of Chicken Honey Ham & Mini Sausages. This cold platter is surely a great way to sneak in some nibbles before the main event begins.
For those with smaller parties, fret not, with various packages like the Xmas Mini Party Set A (S$228 a set) catering up to 12 pax, you’ll surely be on next year’s ‘Nice List’ for not wasting any food.
Whichever package you set your sights on, ECreative Catering will make your Christmas a little sweeter with a complimentary Chocolate Log Cake with every order. Now, that’s a merry Christmas indeed!
To make this Christmas a truly fuss-free experience, make sure to place your order through Foodline.
ECreative Catering: Website | Tel: +65 6100 0029
3. Deli Hub Catering
Christmas is a time of festive cheer and of course, the time-honoured practice of gift-giving. With Deli Hub Catering, why not make this Christmas a sustainable one as your ultimate gift to Mother Earth?
With Deli Hub’s ‘A Sustainabilicious Christmas’, you can be sure that your belly is full while your carbon footprint is at an all-time low.
Introducing Delihub’s Meat-free Meatballs With Cranberry Sauce. In collaboration with Quorn, these meatless spheres are made with Mycoprotein that is not only nutritious but also has 90% lower carbon footprint as compared to animal protein.
With a sweet cranberry sauce drizzled over these meatballs, it’s Christmas for both you and the environment. Not to mention, it’s much lower in calories methinks.
For a more luxurious selection, Deli Hub’s new 14-course menu Emerald Botanical (S$35.88 per guest) is sure to wow your guests.
With essential Christmas items such as such the Oven-Baked Salmon Fillet With Cranberry Crust & Orange Hollandaise or innovative selections such as the Fisherman’s Stew And Quinoa Enchilada Casserole; there’s no debate that your house has the best Christmas dinner this year.
Besides the Emerald Botanical menu, Deli Hub caters to all kinds of Christmas events. From regular buffets (from S$19.88 per guest) and mini packages (from S$16.99 per guest) to potluck a la carte menus, there is something for every kind of Christmas party.
If you would like to have an eco-Christmas this year, then place your orders with Deli Hub here.
The deal only gets yummier, from now till 29 November 2019 Deli Hub is offering 10% off and exclusive S$1 deals on their Festive Sausage and Giant Calzone just to name a few when you order any of their Christmas or Mini Buffets.
That’s not all; opt-out for disposable cutleries for your mini packages to enjoy free Gingerbread Cookies (worth S$30). Here’s to a sustainabilicious Christmas to one and all! More information on these deals here.
Deli Hub: 3 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813 | Tel: +65 6515 0020 | Website | Facebook
For a delightful feast with unexpected and thoughtful combinations of fresh ingredients, go for Grain. This menu is designed by Grain’s full-fledged food product team with former chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants. It’s your usual turkey, roast and salads, taken to the next level.
More than just dishing up delicious catered food, Grain creates an experience, turning events into occasions.
Grain’s Christmas Buffet (starting from S$18 per guest) features a surprise station that thoughtfully conveys the spirit of gratitude (and fun) with their Christmas Cookies.
We won’t spoil the surprise for you, but we are sure this will be a hit for your guests in the season of giving. Top it off with a multi-sensory Campfire Hot Chocolate (S$4 per guest) ‘Live’ station that serves your familiar 100% Belgian hot chocolate with a twist.
Grain completes the experience with a beautiful setup that uses elaborate pine arrangements to bring out the feeling of Christmas. Just what you’d imagine a cosy Christmas to be.
Grain: 5 Burn Road, Singapore 369972 | Tel:+65 3163 5336 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Stamford Catering
Stamford Catering is where you’ll find a curation of halal-certified international buffets feasts that will suit any occasion. With their innovative creations and extensive menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If you can’t get enough of mala then Stamford Catering will make this Christmas a tongue-numbingly good one. Their Sze Chuan Mala Roasted Turkey With Chicken Stuffing (S$105.93) is one of their more innovative turkey creations this year.
An excellent pairing of spice and traditional Christmas fare, this 4.5 to 5kg turkey is marinated in a proprietary Sze Chuan Mala marinade of chilli peppers and peppercorns.
While I did think that those potent peppercorns might have been a little too strong, Stamford Catering has utilised these intense flavours to their advantage, allowing the peppercorns to infuse the turkey with a subtle mala taste instead—good news for spice novices I’m sure.
Nothing beats a good ol’ mac and cheese and Stamford Catering’s Triple Cheese Turkey Mac And Cheese (S$41.73) takes the cake.
A sinful and decadent combination of cheddar, mozzarella and nacho cheese—it’s time to leave your diet till the New Year. It’s a crowd-favourite that is sure to keep everybody coming back for seconds.
For all those with a sweet tooth, the Thai Milk Tea Bread And Butter Pudding With Gula Melaka Pearl (S$31.03) is an absolute must.
A work of art on its own, expect hunks of crispy and tender croissant and bread infused with fragrant Thai black tea slathered generously with a milk and cream concoction. Don’t forget those gula melaka tapioca pearls that nicely tie everything together.
These delectable Christmas treats from Stamford Catering are available from December 2019 to 1 January 2020.
Additionally, Stamford Catering is offering a 10% discount off the total bill for their Christmas Buffet Menus which include their Frosty Feast Buffet (from S$17.12 per guest), Jovial Feast Buffet (From S$23. 54 per guest) and Yuletide Feast Buffet (S$29.96 per guest). Place your orders from now till 2 December 2019 to enjoy the discount.
Stamford Catering: 24A Senoko S Road, Singapore 758099 | Tel:+65 6852 3338 | Website |Facebook | Instagram
6. Hotel Fort Canning
Still keeping up with novel Christmas offerings, Hotel Fort Canning has got a Christmas takeaway menu with locally-inspired flavours that will excite your tastebuds.
Joining their bestselling Satay Roast Turkey (S$138+) and Salted Egg Roast Turkey (S$148+) is their Otah Roast Turkey (S$148+). A more novel flavour of turkey, this bird from Hotel Fort Canning’s The Salon has two deliciously different stuffing of savoury chicken otah and spice-infused basmati rice.
Not to mention, this bird is also given rub-down of aromatic spices of fresh galangal, lemongrass, turmeric, ground cumin, and ground coriander, then seasoned overnight before it is slow-roasted to a glorious brown.
Pair this fabulous turkey with other roast favourites from Hotel For Canning such as their Roasted Beef Striploin (S$168+) and Honey Baked Ham (S$138+) that are sure to round out your Christmas dinner quite nicely.
No Christmas is complete without the quintessential log cake and Hotel Fort Canning’s quintet of log cake flavours are sure to satisfy all cravings. One flavour that I’m looking most forward to has to be their Chempedak Yule Log (S$68+).
Made with chempedak cremeux surrounded by a light custard cream, twirled together with green velvet sponge and finished off with white crunchy pearls. The fragrant chempedek is sure to make for rich and opulent log cake, which I’m all for.
If you or your guests are of the chocolate persuasion, then the Gianduja Latte Yule Log (S$68+) would fit the bill. You certainly can’t go wrong with a light gianduja mousse coupled with soft almond sponge interspersed with delectable layers of dulcey feuilletine.
Hotel Fort Canning’s Christmas Goodies-to-Go will be available for order from 1 November 2019 to 25 December 2019. Collection for these festive treats starts from 15 November 2019.
Here is a little gift from Hotel Fort Canning, receive an additional 5% in savings with the purchase of a minimum of two gourmet roast items. Now, that’s a Merry Christmas.
Hotel Fort Canning: 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881 | Tel:+65 6799 8809 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. Carlton City Hotel
Carlton City Hotel is sure to blow you away with ever-popular and tasty Yuletide selections. The return of Carlton City Hotel’s signature Cajun Turkey With Roast Potatoes, Root Vegetables and Chestnut-Chicken Mousseline Stuffing (S$138+) is much-anticipated news for ardent fans of this bird.
You can even complement your turkey with Carlton City Hotel’s more innovative sauces and marmalades such as the Spicy ‘Mala’ Chicken Sauce, Pineapple-Wasabi Marmalade or even Honey Green Mango Marmalade.
Other Yuletide delights you can look forward to from Carlton City Hotel would be the new Roast Lemongrass-Ginger Chicken with Oriental BBQ Sauce (S$40) with its fragrant herbs, tender succulent meat and piquant dressing—it will be gone in no time.
Or if you want to keep it simple, the Classic Glazed Boneless Gammon Ham (S$55) and the Roast NZ Beef Rump With Black Pepper Wine Sauce (S$80) are safe bets.
These Christmas takeaways will be available from 2 December 2019 to 25 December 2019 at Carlton City Hotel’s Christmas Shoppe.
Carlton City Hotel: 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862 | Tel:+65 6632 8888 | Website |Facebook | Instagram
8. PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering is about embracing tradition but with a fun little twist. To keep things interesting for their Christmas takeaways this year PARKROYAL presents the Turkey Masak Merah (S$128). As the name suggests, expect the bird in a fiery shade of red, marinated in tomato paste, red chilli and spices expect this bird to taste tangy, savoury with a spicy kick at the end.
Or if you are feeling adventurous, PARKROYAL’s Angelica Turkey (S$128) comes with an infusion of dang gui (Chinese angelica root) and Worcestershire sauce and is sure to turn heads this Christmas.
For all the Martha Stewarts in-the-making, PARKROYAL’s Celebration Set would ensure satisfied bellies and future invites to all Christmas parties.
True to its name, the Celebration Set (S$168) from Lime is a real Christmas affair. This set consists of a 2kg Roast Turkey, 1.5kg Honey Baked Ham and a trio of mini Log Cakes complete with roast vegetables and speciality sauces. What a feast it will be!
For log cake lovers, fret not, PARKROYAL has a whole host of log cakes to keep you satisfied. From the rich and decadent Belgium Dark Chocolate With Passion Yule Log (S$62 Large, S$42 Small) to the deliciously dense Blackforest Yule Log (S$62 Large, S$42 Small) to the Instagram-worthy Durian Gula Melaka Rainbow Yule Log (S$62 Large, S$42 Small)—it’s log cake lover’s paradise.
These delectable treats will available from 1 December 2019 to 30 December 2019 and must be placed three days in advance.
From now to 30 November 2019, UOB & Citi cardholders enjoy 20% in early-bird savings. While from 1 December 2019 to 30 December 2019, UOB & Citi cardholders enjoy a 15% savings on these Christmas takeaways.
PARKROYAL on Pickering: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289 | Tel:+65 6809 8888 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Novotel on Stevens
For a simple, no-frills but tasty Christmas takehome fare, Novotel On Stevens is the place to be. From Traditional Roast Turkey (S$168) to Honey Studded Gammon Ham (approx. 3.5kg)—undeniably solid choices for your Christmas takeaways.
After all, Christmas is about inclusivity and if you have any vegetarian friends you can give Novotel’s Plant-Based Meatballs (S$38) a try. It’s a much lighter and healthier alternative for those watching their waistlines as well.
Novotel’s festive takeaways will be available from now till 31 December 2019, with an early-bird discount of 15% for paid order before 15 December 2019.
It gets better; there will be a 10% discount when you order two to three Festive roasts, while there will be a 15% discount for four Festive roasts and a 20% discount for five Festive roasts or more. The more the merrier, they always say.
Just a note, Festive takeaways must be made at least 48 hours in advance and self-collection is located at Fudebar. If you prefer to have your festive goods delivered, there will be an S$35 fee per location and free delivery for orders above S$350.
Novotel on Stevens: 28 Stevens Road, Singapore 257878 | Tel:+65 6491 6100 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
The Christmas feast at Tablescape is where you can find takeaways the boast variety and flavour.
A little unconventional but still just as tasty would be the Oven Baked Line Caught Fish (S$168). This is no ordinary fish, and is prepared in the much-loved Italian style known as ‘Acqua Pazza’.
Literally translated as ‘crazy water’, this wild fish is prepared with garlic, capers, white wine cherry tomatoes, and black olives for a flavour that’s sweetly and delicately redolent of the ocean.
A much lighter alternative for those who don’t want to sink into that inevitable food coma.
However, if you still need your roasted meats for Christmas, fret not, Tablescape has a pretty good selection of meats that will keep you satiated. The tender and succulent Whole Pork Belly Roulade (S$246) will satisfy your craving for sure. The roasted spiced pineapple not only tenderises the pork but also adds a complexity to the roulade.
Of course, Tablescapes still offers traditional Roasted Turkey (S$168) and Prime Ribs With Garlic And Rosemary (S$168) for all the purists out there.
The Festive Takeaway menu and catering service are available from 28 November 2019 to 5 January 2020. Just take note, takeaway items require five working days notice. You can pick your festive treats from Tablescape between 11 am to 7 pm.
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Tablescape: 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall, Level 3, Singapore 179809 | Tel:+65 6432 5566 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Awfully Chocolate
As the self-declared dessert fiend, I think it would be remiss not include entries dedicated to desserts. That being said, Awfully Chocolate never fails to dazzle during the Christmas season.
This year for the Christmas collection, the highlights include The Christmas Black Forest Cake (S$108), a 2019 exclusive with hand-torched Italian meringue, draped over layers of moist chocolate cake with kirsch cream, chocolate fudge, as well as kirsch-infused dark, pitted cherries and French sour cherries.
The cake was unbelievably moist and tender, with sweet cherries that were plump and juicy while the meringue provided an interesting texture to the usual black forest cake.
Another seasonal special that you can’t miss is the Bread Pudding Chocolate Cake (S$88), a unique rendition of the usual Christmas bread pudding bread.
Here you get moist layers of chocolate cake between layers of soft crème patisserie and milk-soaked bread stuffed with plump, juicy raisins. This will surely be a hit with bread pudding lovers.
If don’t get anything from Awfully Chocolate, I urge you to get the Christmas Log Cake (S$88). A true chocoholic’s dream with perfect layers of rich and fudgy chocolate in between light and airy chocolate sponge. A chocolate log cake for the ages.
Awfully Chocolate’s Christmas Collection is available now at all stores, while online purchases come with free delivery with minimum spending of S$150.
Awfully Chocolate: More information on their various outlets here | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Antoinette has always been one of my favourite French patisseries, I always look forward to what they have in store for Christmas.
This year for their 2019 Christmas takeaway collection, Antoinette has prepared Laksa Roast Chicken (S$55) and Glazed Char Siew Ham (S$60) to give Christmas a very Singaporean twist.
The Laksa Roast Chicken even comes locally-inspired sides like Pineapple Pilaf and Achar Salad. If you can’t decide on either the ham or roast chicken, the Festive Bundle (S$110) comes with both these roasts, including the sides.
Antoinette always impresses with their cake collection. This year for Christmas look forward to sweet creations like the Le Papillon (S$10, S$50, S$95).
This is a Grand Cru dark chocolate mousse in between layers of cocoa finger cake, slathered with zesty orange marmalade, salted caramel and topped with hazelnut crisps for that satisfying crunch. A cake made with chocoholics in mind.
If you are tearing your hair out for gifts, Antoinette’s myriad of Christmas hampers might just be the answer. Their glittery new Elysee Gift Box (S$195) line is one of Antoinette’s newest addition to their Christmas hampers.
From panettone to cookies and chocolate, there is something for everyone.
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Antoinette: 30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188 | Tel: +65 6293 3121 | Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon to Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Antoinette: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #01-28, Singapore 039596 | Tel: +65 6235 5109 | Opening hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon to Fri), 10am to 10pm (Sat & Sun) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Christmas is a time of celebration and spending quality time with loved ones. What better way to make that time more enjoyable with mouthwatering delights such as roast turkeys, hams and cakes of every size and shape.
What’s more, Christmas takeaways and catering options allow you to have all the fun in the comfort of your own home, so crank the Michael Bublé as loud as you want and let the feasting begin!