Last Updated: November 17, 2017
It’s never too early to start planning for a festive celebration. With the holiday season around the corner, Orange Clove Catering presents “A Christmas Full of Life” to celebrate all of our friends and loved ones through the language of love that they know best: food.
In the true spirit of living life to the fullest, these four exclusive buffet menus have been curated in collaboration with headlining Celebrity Chef Eric Low:
In addition to the traditional Christmas turkey, Chef Eric has also masterfully created six unique festive dishes for Orange Clove, all bearing an Asian flair to reflect culinary vibrancy of our cosmopolitan city.
I can’t resist a perfectly baked succulent piece of premium fish fillet, and this Cajun Style Oven Baked Snapper Loin with Romesco Sauce does just the trick for me. The Cajun seasoning gives it a robust rub of aromatic spices with a tease of chilli spiciness, paired with a rustic tangy Catalonian Romesco sauce specially handcrafted by Chef Eric with toasted walnuts, ripe tomatoes and smoked paprika. I know I’ll be returning to the buffet table again for this irresistibly alluring dish.
You can’t forget veggies to balance out this indulgent meal, the Trilogy of Brussel Sprouts, Yellow Zucchini, Carrot with Homemade Thai Inspired Peanut Sauce brings something healthy and unique to the table.
The nutty sauce is like a cross between two Thai curries, red and massaman, with the latter’s peanut element of fragrance adding an earthiness to the colourful veggies. Closer to our hearts, it reminds us of an extended version of our local gado gado.
If you want to kick off the buffet with a refreshing change, why not go for Chef Eric’s Special Vietnamese Jackfruit Salad with Poached Prawns. Chef Eric, who has resided and worked in 25 cities and 40 communities, slices up the tropical sweet and succulent jackfruit, and tosses them with crunchy prawns, mint and laksa leaves.
The tangy dressing, made with palm sugar and Vietnamese fish sauce harmonizes and come together beautifully. Just what I need to whet my appetite.
Another eye-catching starter by Chef Eric is the Cold Salad of Roasted Pumpkin with Wasabi Crabmeat, Toasted Kernels, Coral Greens & Yellow Frisse. This rich, golden squash is delicately roasted, to bring out its residual sweetness, to a lightly caramelized point, served chilled as a background for tossed crabmeat with wasabi mayonnaise.
The sprinkle of toasted pumpkin seeds adds on to the contrasting textures of the entire dish. Wow, I never thought that pumpkins could be elevated in this way.
Not forgetting our friends who love chicken, the Rosemary & Smoked Paprika Baked Chicken with Double Mustard Cream Sauce promises to delight in every bite. Juicy Mediterranean-inspired grilled chicken slices are paired with
a creamy reduction with two kinds of mustards, Smooth Dijon and wholegrain mustards. Both mustards perk up the creamy sauce to complement the vibrant smoky grilled chicken making this such a robust dish, not to be missed.
We Singaporeans can’t live without carbs at every meal, so the Long Grain Spanish Inspired Baked Rice with Sausages & Trio Of Bell Peppers will complete the hearty feast. The sausages add a dimension of Xmas Charcutierie
to the rice cooked with a rich chicken stock, while the colourful bell peppers give it that extra vibrant crunch.
This dish is a wonderful cross between a Spanish Paella and Asian Biryani, and will appeal to those who love fusion food without the heaviness of both.
If you are considering a more intimate gathering, Orange Clove is also offering the Sparkling and Celebratory Mini Buffet menus, and Jubilant Party Pack.
For those who love a good high tea, they have also launched a Christmas High Tea Package, available from 14 – 21 December 2017, which includes dishes like the Whole Oven Roasted Rosemary Chicken.
Live vicariously through the theme of “A Christmas Full of Life”, expect nothing less than the best with Orange Clove’s festive tablescapes. Get ready for many Insta-worthy moments through the thematic buffet lines that will appeal to the eyes and the taste buds alike.
Now, who doesn’t love promotions? The first 50 orders through Sethlui.com of any order of the four Christmas Buffet menus, with a minimum spending of $1000 (before GST), will be to be entitled to a complimentary Mrs Claus Treat–Orange Clove’s own interpretation of the Earl Grey Layer Cake(worth $68). Not valid with other Christmas promotions. Simply quote ‘OCSL‘ upon order, read more for full terms and conditions.
DBS/POSB debit and credit cardholders will get to enjoy 10% off Christmas Buffets menus* and for orders placed before 8th December 2017, receive 20% off the Traditional Roasted Turkey (4.5kg) and for the 1st orders, with minimum spending of $1,000/order (before GST), expect an early bird special with a complimentary Father Christmas’ Pudding- Orange Clove’s creation of Savoury Sausage and Cheddar Strata (worth $120).
*Not applicable for mini buffet menu and party packages.
Dates: A Christmas Full of Life will be running from 7 November – 1 January 2018
* This post was brought to you in partnership with Orange Clove Catering.