Tables at popular restaurants are being snapped up this Yuletide season. But fret not, there is still time to make reservations. REBECCA LYNNE TAN and EUNICE QUEK list 20 restaurants offering various cuisines, from Spanish to Indian, as well as traditional Christmas buffet spreads.
What: Catalunya will be introducing five Christmas items to its regular menu. Available for both lunch and dinner and priced from $14 to $55 each, they include Catalan Style Stuffed Chicken ($55++) packed with spinach, pine nuts, mini corn and mushrooms, served with shallots, trumpet mushrooms and chicken stock reduction; and Codfish And Artichoke Rice ($55).
For New Year's Eve, feast on a seven-course set menu ($488++ a person) that will include dishes such as Carabinero Red Prawn (right) and Porcini Mushroom Canelon with white truffle.
Where: The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay
When: Christmas dishes, Dec 19 to 28, noon to 2.30pm (Monday to Saturday), 12.30 to 4pm (Sunday), 6 to 10.30pm, daily. New Year's Eve dinner, 6pm till late
Info: Call 6534-0886 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Tuck into the festive three-course set dinner ($55 a person) that includes either an oyster fritter with seaweed mayonnaise, or pig trotter and bacon on toast; followed by grilled salmon in pine shard with pine nut and parmesan pesto, or slow-roasted lamb shoulder. For dessert, choose between lemon verbena cream with charred lemon and meringue, or a chocolate and coffee mousse.
For the Christmas Day Brunch ($55 for an adult, $32.50 for a child), expect a Spanish market with live stations. Items will include appetisers, seafood, meats, paella, tapas and dessert. For the main course, diners can choose one of five dishes.
Where: 1 Rochester Park
When: Dinner, Dec 1 to 24, 6 to 11pm (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday; Christmas Eve Brunch, 11am to 4pm
Info: Call 6773-0070, e-mail una@onerochester. com or go to una.sg