Mandarin Oriental Singapore never lets down when the time calls for a luxurious and regal feast. This Christmas, the buffet spread at Melt Cafe will include stellar highlights such as Japanese Tajima Wagyu Beef Ribeye, Oven-Roasted Festive Turkey, and King Crab Leg Laksa, something we had the pleasure of trying and falling in love with.
That is just the tip of the iceberg. A gourmet selection of cheeses with accompaniments like truffle honey, nuts, and dried fruits sits pretty at the entrance of the buffet restaurant. In addition to the usual sashimi suspects of salmon and tuna, diners can also find themselves swimming with hamachi and sweet prawn. A live BBQ counter will also be stationed at the alfresco dining area, where one will find, amongst others, Garlic and Thyme Boneless Leg Chicken, Red Leg Prawn, and ST Louis Baby Pork Ribs. In short, make sure to empty your stomach before hitting the buffet line.
For detailed buffet menu, click here. Reservations may be made through +65 6885 3500 or email@example.com.
Christmas Eve Dinner:
$188++ inclusive of chilled juices;
$218++ inclusive of “R” de Ruinart champagne, wines, beers, chilled juices, and soft drinks;
$258++ inclusive of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne, wines, beers, chilled juices, and soft drinks.
Christmas Day Dinner:
$138++ inclusive of chilled juices;
$198++ inclusive of “R” de Ruinart champagne, wines, beers, chilled juices, and soft drinks;
$238++ inclusive of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne, wines, beers, chilled juices, and soft drinks.
The festive counter at Mandarin Oriental will be opened from 4 – 26 December 2018 at the hotel lobby. We were pleasantly surprised to see a Chinese Style Roasted Christmas Goose ($185+) on the dining table, skillfully prepared with apple and chestnut stuffing. It’s not only a rare gem to find goose in Singapore; the cross between a traditionally oriental bird in this westernised festive season is especially refreshing too. Mandarin Oriental’s Roasted Australian Grass-Fed Ribeye ($265+) deserves our honorary mention as the clean-tasting, light yet flavourful profile was just enough to draw us back for more helping.
Classics rarely go wrong, as surviving the test of time bears testament to its likeability. A prime example is its Chocolate Yule Log ($45+/500g or $75+/1kg), made of Guanaja chocolate cremeux, and chocolate viennois sponge with chocolate crunchy. It’s simple and elegant, and tastes bigger than the sum of its parts. Making their debut this Christmas are Joy of Christmas ($45+/500g or $75+/1kg) for fans of berries and tea (Earl Grey tea souffle roll, Berry tea infused mascarpone cream, sengana strawberry marmalade, and strawberry ganache), and The Black Forest ($80+/1kg), a well-balanced bittersweet yule log comprising Grand Cru dark chocolate mousse, cherry confit, kirsch bavarois, chocolate sacher, and praline chocolate crispy for that textural play.
Orders can be made through +65 6885 3081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orders for cakes/desserts may additionally be made through their online shop. If you are already a Dining Society member (a membership exclusive to Mandarin Oriental, which entitles holders to preferential reservations, exclusive reductions, and unique benefits), be sure to enter DSCAKE upon checkout for 15% discount.