From the traditional turkey to crowd-pleasing party platters, take away the stress of cooking for large crowds with our 7 Best Festive Takeaways for a Christmas Party!
1. Goodwood Park Hotel
For the upcoming festive season, Goodwood Park Hotel has lined up a great feast. If you’re looking for a twist on the conventional turkey, get their all-new Portuguese-style Curry Turkey ($218, serves 10-12 people). The bird is marinated in a secret homemade recipe for two days before it is baked and served with two 21cm baguettes and a tantalising curry gravy. Dip the baguette into the gravy and bite into the succulent turkey. Other new items include: Slow Roasted Ibérico Pork Belly ($320, serves 6-8 people) and Turkey ‘Kueh Pie Tee’ ($18 for 10 pieces, $32 for 20 pieces). Call 6730 1867 or email email@example.com before 18 Dec, 12pm to order. An advance order of three working days is required.
2. Mandarin Oriental
Joining in the recent truffle craze is the Mandarin Oriental Truffle Christmas Turkey ($380, serves 6-8 people), accompanied with a sourdough stuffing of mushrooms and chestnuts, roasted potatoes and vegetables. Besides the Traditional Roasted Christmas Turkey ($180, serves 6-8 people, pictured), treat your guests to an indulgent Homemade Festive Foie Gras Terrine ($85, serves 2-4 people) with fig brioche, cranberry jam and onion chutney. Note: Delivery costs $50. Alternatively, customers can collect their orders at the festive desk located at the hotel lobby between 11am to 9pm. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6885 3081.
3. Shelter in the Woods
If you’re conflicted by the myriad of Christmas options out there, save yourself the hassle of thinking and go for one of the 3 takeaways packages ($305, serves 6-8 people/ $589, serves 12-15 people/ $678, serves 15-18 people) launched by Shelter in the Woods. Their priciest package includes a Whole Turkey (4.5kg, pictured), Cote de Beouf (1kg), Whole Suckling Pig (3kg to 4kg), Roast Beef (500g), Log Cake (1kg). The whole turkey is stuffed with chestnuts and comes with a generous serving of bacon chunks and roasted baby potatoes, whilst the suckling pig is accompanied by roasted caramelised pineapples. Call 6466 6225 to order before 20 Dec. An advance order of five days is required, inclusive of day of ordering. Self-collection lasts until 25 Dec, between 3 to 5pm.
Or how about Cocotte's homemade charcuterie? Available for takeaway, the restaurant's Christmas Charcuterie ($59++) is a set of three - duck rillettes, chicken liver mousse and ham & parsley terrine – that can be conveniently served straight out of the jar. Do note that their charcuterie is best to be consumed within a week and kept refrigerated. Call 6298 1188 or email email@example.com to preorder before 26 Dec. Alternatively, you can pick up a set when visiting Cocotte. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
5. Le Bistrot du Sommelier
From their “Christmas At Home” menu, Le Bistrot Du Sommelier features a great selection of festive specials. Get their Rillette de Dinde Fumée ($13++ for 150gm), a smoked turkey rillette or the Pithivier of Venison and Foiegras ($188++ for 1kg), an enclosed savoury pie. Finish off your indulgence with a cheese cake infused with black winter truffle, also known as Cheese Cake aux truffes noir façon Le Bistrot du Sommelier ($58++ for 400g / $116++ for 1kg). To order, call 6333 1982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 21 Dec.
6. Oceans of Seafood
Seafood lovers, rejoice! Oceans of Seafood has introduced a smorgasbord of Christmas seafood platters. To ensure the best quality, produce is brought in twice weekly from international markets. For a delicious feast, order the Festive Japanese Platter ($198 without Sake, serves 10-12 people, pictured). Indulge in Boston Lobster, salmon, ama-ebi, yellow fin tuna, California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll and Ikura. Top up $50 for Sake. If you’re catering for a smaller party, get the Wintry Seafood Platter ($108, serves 4-6 people), which features Boston lobster, rock lobster, Manila clams, blue mussels and prawns. It is served with a homemade dipping sauce. To order, call 6466 1005 before 22 Dec. Orders must be placed at least 2 working days in advance.
7. Sunrise Bistro & Bar
If you cannot decide between seafood and meat, get the best of both worlds at Sunrise Bistro & Bar. The restaurant’s newest takeaway menu, Sumptuous Festive Meal ($99++, serves 2-3 people), features Chilled Assorted Seafood Platter, Meat Platter and Desserts. Highlights: Freshly Shucked Australian Coffin Bay Oysters, BBQ Black Angus Beef Ribs and Crispy Pork Belly with Sea Salt. Cap off the gourmet indulgence with Salted Egg Yolk & White Chocolate Fondue. Call 6440 9090 to order.
Written by Rachel Wong Images: Goodwood Park Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Shelter in the Woods, Cocotte, Le Bistrot du Sommelier, Oceans of Seafood, Sunrise Bistro & Bar