December 18, 2014

The season of joy and giving is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate this festive season than with a good meal with your family? Here are some of our top picks on where to eat for the holidays.

BUONA TERRA

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If you’re looking for exquisite Italian cuisine this Christmas, Buona Terra is definitely one to check out. Nestled among the row of colonial buildings along Scotts Road, Buona Terra is a contemporary, fine-dining Italian restaurant that promises a novel selection of luscious, artfully-prepared cuisine in a dining haven of serenity for the special occasion. This Christmas, Chef Denis Lucchi has prepared a traditional Italian 5-course Christmas Menu ($128++ per person) that is only available between the 24th and 25th of December. The menu includes mains like Risotto di Zucca Capesante and the Guancetta di Wagyu e Crema di Patate Ratte, which are all exquisitely prepared, leaving you extremely satisfied.

Address: 29 Scotts Road

Website: www.scotts29.com/buonaterra

Reservations: 6733 0209 or reservation@buonaterra.com.sg

CAFFÉ B

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Winner of Singapore’s Best Restaurants in 2012 and 2013, and adding winner of Wine & Dine Top Restaurants 2014 to their accolades, Caffe B is definitely one of our top picks for this holiday. Situated near the Convention Centre of the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Caffé B brings the best tastes of the East and West, offering contemporary, premium quality Italian cusine with a Japanese touch in a relaxed setting that keeps us coming back for more. The Christmas menu is impeccable from start to finish, hosting an articulate blend of flavours for their mains such as theSakura Ebi Pasta Puttanesca and their Japanese Risotto with Mushroom. Caffé B’s six-course Christmas menu is priced at $100++ per person, with an optional wine pairing for only $50++.

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-15 & 01-83, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.caffeb.com.sg

Reservations: 6887 3311

KI-SHO

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Tucked away in a lush sanctuary along Scotts Road, Ki-sho is a quiet, two-storey Zen escapade newly added to Singapore’s culinary scene. Showcasing an exquisite repertoire of Japan’s finest selection of Kyoto cuisine and set against a peace ful zen garden style, diners can be sure to experience a relaxed evening with only the best tastes of Japan. Ki-sho offers a selection of two six-and nine-course Omakase set menu priced respectively at $300++ and $450++ per person. While slightly pricey, Ki-sho definitely lives up to expectations and the gastronomic pleasure coupled together with a holistic relaxed and tranquil atmosphere makes for an enjoyable dining experience.

Address: 29 Scotts Road

Website: www.scotts29.com/ki-sho

Reservations: 6733 5251 or reservation@ki-sho.com.sg

SALT GRILL & SKY BAR

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An ambient, elegant restaurant set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Singapore skyline view, Salt Grill & Sky bar is the perfect location for a Christmas dinner. Helmed by celebrity chef Luke Mangan, Salt grill & Sky bar is a fashionable urban restaurant and bar delivering Luke’s special style of contemporary Australian cuisine. This Christmas, Salt Grill & Sky Bar presents an absolutely delectable menu. Available only on 24th and 25th December, their 3-course meal ($100++ per person) offers a taste of the festive season with one of the mains being a traditional dish of honey roasted ham, garlic and potatoes with a mustard glaze. Usher in the yuletide season by enjoying a hearty, yet exquisitely prepared Christmas meal with your loved ones at Salt Grill & Sky Bar.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 & #56-01 ION Orchard, ION Orchard

Website: www.saltgrill.com

Reservations: 6592 5118

INDOCAFE

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Amidst the bustling city life of Singapore, INDOCAFE is a hideaway along the tranquility of Scotts Road, just a mere stone’s throw from the bustling Orchard area. A collaboration between the Arts & Cultural Centre and a restaurant, INDOCAFE is set in a charming colonial white house that elevates both cultural and culinary heritage to unparalleled heights. The restaurant offers a diverse array of Straits-Peranakan cuisine, with delightfully and artistically presented Nonya dishes to be savoured amidst a cosy and relaxed setting. During this period, INDOCAFE introduces its Christmas Ala Carte buffet menu that offers over 35 signature dishes, most of which are special offerings that date back to colonial Singapore. Classic local dishes such as Keuh Pie Tee, Assam Laksa and especially the chef’s specialty, Beef Rendang are some dishes to look out for. Priced at only $48.00++ per person for adults and $28.80++ for children for the lunch buffet menu, and $58.80 for adults and $38.80 for children for the dinner buffet menu, INDOCAFE definitely offers the promise of an enjoyable holiday dining experience.

Address: 35 Scotts Road

Wesbite: www.thehouseofindocafe.com

Reservations: 6733 2656

CATALUNYA 

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Situated at the newly built Fullerton Pavilion and helmed by world renown culinary experts, Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish restaurant that brings only the best of Spain’s cuisine. This Christmas season, Catalunya introduces its Christmas menu that reflects the holiday spirit, and also stays true to the flavours of Spain. In particular, their Foie Gras Canelon Tapa and Catalan Style Stuffed Chicken are some of the dishes that you have to order. The Christmas menu will be available from 18th – 28th December.

Address: 35 Collyer Quay

Website: www.catalunya.sg

Reservations: 6534 0886