Irone Kim | Jan 19, 2018 | 0
Sofitel dials up the festive season with a contemporary twist to classic Christmas delights
As we all know it, the festive season is synonymous with indulging in a sumptuous spread of delicacies and desserts.
Well, this Christmas, Sofitel dials it up by adding a contemporary twist to classic Christmas delights.
Foodies can be sure to expect nothing short of culinary finesse at all of its three restaurants – Kwee Zeen and ilLido at the Cliff at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa as well as Xperience at SO Sofitel Singapore.
Each restaurant strikes a balance between holiday classics and contemporary creations with specially crafted menus, led by Executive Chef Bertrand Valegeas. The Christmas menus are available on both 24 and 25 December 2017, whereas the New Year’s Eve menu is available on 31 December 2017.
Here’s what you won’t want to miss out this holiday season.
Month-long feasting at Xperience in SO Sofitel Singapore
For the entire month of December, diners can look forward to indulge in a festive lunch set menu at Xperience in SO Sofitel Singapore. Diners will also be able to choose from having an express 2-course or an executive 3-course meal for flexibility.
On 24 and 25 December, diners will be able to revel in a specially curated Christmas lunch and dinner menu. As you find yourself in the thick of all the festive action, one dish you have to try in the Christmas lunch set is the Beet Risotto. It is simply a breath of fresh air as compared to the usual risotto we are familiar with.
This quintessential Italian rice dish shines especially with the thick consistency of the beet purée, which is in the least bit overpowering while enhancing the savoury taste of the risotto even more.
The medley of flavours from the beet taste, goat cheese crumble and confit cauliflower certainly spiced up a classic Christmas dish, particularly with more texture and varying layers of taste.
Festive favourites such as Beef Wellington, Grilled Christmas Pork Shoulder Ham and Roasted Herb-crusted Dorper Lamb Rack will also be made available for the ultimate indulgence. The gourmet experience doesn’t just end here.
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Diners can also look forward to Xperience’s signature Christmas Log Cake and Warm Christmas Pudding, especially for those who have a soft spot for desserts.
Other dishes you can expect are in the likes of Angus Ribeye with Duck Fat-roasted Baby Potato, Breaded Portobello stuffed with Chestnut, Gouda Cheese, Wild Rocket and Aged Balsamic, and Warm Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard.
Xperience December Festive-themed Set Lunch (1-31 December 2017 excl. 24 and 25 December)
- Weekday: 11.30am – 3.00pm; Weekend: 12.00pm – 2:00pm
- 2-course set lunch: $28++
- 3-course set lunch: $32++
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 3-course Set Lunch (24 and 25 December 2017, 11.30am to 3.30pm)
- Adult: $78++ (includes complimentary flow of Prosecco & wine)
- Adult: $48++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
- Child: $24++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4-course Set Dinner (24 and 25 December 2017, 5.30pm to 10.30pm – last order 9.30pm)
- Adult: $98++ (includes complimentary flow of Prosecco & wine)
- Adult: $68++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
- Child: $34++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
A feast for your senses at both ilLido at the Cliff and Kwee Zeen
At Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Christmas revellers will find that ilLido at the Cliff offers way beyond a gourmand’s meal.
Diners in the riveting restaurant are in for a treat as they can enjoy a stellar spread of exquisite cuisine, while being enamoured with the splendid view of the South China Sea at the same time.
The 5-course Christmas dinner menu here is specially curated by Chef De Cuisine Simone Fraternali, and the menu features a special selection of creative contemporary treats.
Some of the star dishes are Red Prawn Tartare with Sea Urchin Hollandaise and Caviar, Black Squid Ink Tonnarelli with Razor Clams and Amalfi Lemon and more.
If you have a penchant for squid ink pasta, then this Christmas dish is right up your alley. You simply can’t say no to Black Squid Ink Tonnarelli with Razor Clams and Amalfi Lemon, especially with the silky smooth texture of the tonnarelli.
The palatable flavours from the Razor Clams and Amalfi Lemon not only further stimulate your appetite with its savoury taste, there are subtle hints of zest you can distinctively taste in this dish.
As for fish lovers, the Herbs Crusted Roasted Cod with Chanterelle Mushroom and Saffron Jus is bound to take centrestage with the soft and umami taste of the cod that is done just right. The Saffron Jus used here also lends a subtle touch of tanginess to this savoury dish, whihc we simply cannot get enough of.
Aside that, families looking for a gastronomic experience during Christmas Day will rejoice upon knowing that the brunch menu at ilLido at the Cliff offers selection of appetisers that is ideal for sharing.
The appetisers include Burrata Cheese with Avocado and Trout Caviar and Hokkaido Scallop with Butternut, which are then followed by mouthwatering mains such as Squid Ink Strozzapreti with Crab and Sea Urchin Sauce and Pappardelle with Wagyu Beef Cheek Ragout.
The unrivalled Christmas brunch then ends on a sweet note with an array of decadent delights such as the signature ilLido Tiramisu, Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse and Strawberry and Pistachio Tart.
Kwee Zeen also offers a spectacular line-up of Christmas classics in the likes of Homemade Grilled Foie Gras Terrine with Black Truffle, Slow-roasted Beef Tomahawk, Traditional Roasted Turkey and Baked Leg of Ham with Apple Sauce.
These particular dishes are available on both 24 and 25 December.
For those with a sweet tooth, you will relish the wide-ranging selection of sweet treats, pastries and confectionery beautifully adorning a whimsical Christmas village complete with a model train set for the hallmark Christmas touch at ilLido‘s Christmas Dessert Wonderland.
Christmas Dessert Wonderland is open exclusively to Kwee Zeen and ilLido at the Cliff‘s diners on 24, 25 and 31 December only.
Kwee Zeen Christmas Dinner Buffet (24 and 25 December 2017, 6.00pm to 9.00pm)
- Adult: $188++ (includes complimentary flow of wine)
- Adult: $158++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
- Child: $79++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
ilLido at the Cliff Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner (24 and 25 December 2017, 6.00pm to 9.00pm)
- Adult: $138++ (includes complimentary flow of Prosecco & wine
- Adult: $118++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
- Child: $59++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)Note:Set Menu include Starter and Main Course and Dessert Buffet
Usher in the new year with Mega Countdown Brunch at Sofitel
Not forgetting another massive celebration of the year – New Year’s Eve, diners can usher in a spanking new year at Kwee Zeen, ilLido at the Cliff and the hotel’s chic LeBar with the much-anticipated Mega Countdown Dinner Buffet the three have put together.
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This unparalleled feast boasts of a gourmand experience that is bound to tantalise the tastebuds of even the most discerning out of all diners. It is easily done so with fine cuisine such as Pan-fried Foie Gras and Herb-roasted Pig on a Spit at Kwee Zeen, before relishing exquisite Italian cuisine such as Seafood Risotto with Vodka Cream and Black Truffle Pizza at ilLido.
Anytime diners are craving for a tipple or two, they can head over to LeBar of take their pick from an endless variety of sweets at ilLido’s Dessert Wonderland.
Mega Countdown Dinner Buffet (31 December 2017, 6.30pm to 1.00am)
- Adult: $288++ (includes complimentary flow of Taittinger champagne & wine from 6.30pm – 11pm)
- Adult: $258++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
- Child: $134++ (includes complimentary flow of juices and soft drinks)
If you have been racking your brains on what to get for your family and friends, look no further.
The talented culinary team of chefs and chocolatiers at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa and SO Sofitel Singapore have put together a delightful hamper that comes replete with classic Christmas goodies including Christmas fruit cake, pudding and cookies, 2 scrumptious Santa chocolate figurines and Ginger Bread Men, and a box of handcrafted pralines, amongst many others.
The hampers are also paired with a bottle of French red wine or champagne, and are priced at $188 and $388 before GST respectively.
SO Sofitel Singapore
35 Robinson Road
For more information, please contact 6701 6800 or email [email protected].
Kwee Zeen and ilLido at the Cliff
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa
For more information, please contact 6708 8310 or email [email protected].