Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Joyous Christmas with Crowne Plaza Singapore

There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than to have your loved ones all gathered under one roof for a decadent feast. Offering traditional selections, unique flavours that will tantalise your taste buds and luxurious choices, the culinary team at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport put together a menu that will give you the best Christmas party like no other.

The salads are so vibrant that I can't wait to savour them. The savoury one would be the Chopped salad with smoked turkey ham and cheddar, super good to start your festive buffet palate, I could not stop eating it. On the other hand, the Festive Apple and Pomegranate Salad with Crushed Pecan Nuts was a little heavy on the dressing, which made the supposed refreshing salad a little pale in comparison to the former. (Both Available on Azur's Festive Buffet)
Chopped Salad with Smoked Turkey Ham and Cheddar Cheese
Festive Apple and Pomegranate Salad with Crushed Pecan Nuts
Also on the Azur's Festive Buffet is the Pan-Seared Scallop with Warm Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad. 4 words - Freshness in my mouth. The Scallops came with their roe and no additional thick sauces were needed for the natural sweetness to spread on our tongue, Yums! I'm sure this item will be a HOT favourite on the buffet line, keep your eyes on them!
Pan-seared Scallop with Warm Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad
Buttered Winter Vegetables
Nope, this is not Halloween's Menu, This Sweet Potato with Marshmallow Gratin will be a hit with those sweet tooth out there and the kids! Natural and Constructed Sweetness comes together in this dish but I recommend to take small bites over time instead of stuffing them in all at once.
Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Gratin

Though Crowne Plaza Changi Airport cordially invites you to a feast of great food and merrymaking with the ones you love, they have a selection of irresistible festive takeaways for you to celebrate a cozy Christmas with your family in the comfort of your own house with their takeaway items.

For an east-meets-west option, the Festive Baked Turkey with Angelica Root ($165+, approx. 5 kg) is marinated with an Angelica Root powder rub and stuffed with Sweet Corn, preserved Mei Cai and Chinese blood sausage. The tender meat from the turkey almost made me took a second look at it. Complemented with a Cranberry & Orange Marmalade, the sweet sauce did not over power the aroma of the stuffings which made this turkey a real special one!
Festive Baked Turkey with Angelica Root
Meat Lovers, cheers to the Provencal Crusted Rib Eye of Beef ($255+, approx. 3 – 4 kg) roasted to a perfect medium doneness, Available on the Azur Festive Buffet and also for takeaways, the Beef is seasoned with Provencal Herbs so well that no other sauce was required. If you would like something different, they also have the Chermoula Spices marinated Boneless Leg of Lamb ($185+, approx. 2 – 3 kg)  OR an elegant Salmon Wellington ($90+, approx. 5kg).
Prime Rib Eye of Beef

No dinner will be complete without a sweet treat and Azur is happy to welcome Pastry Chef Wong Khek Cheong to the team and his creations are here to WOW. Offering a refreshing twist to the famous French Yule log cake, the Yuzu Infused Log Cake ($62+) is layered with Meringue Sponge, Caramel Crunch and Yuzu infused Valrhona Dulcey Chocolate. The Valrhona Dulcey Chocolate gives a creamy and toasty flavour while the yuzu lingers on the palate. Definitely a unique take on the usual log cakes! The Eggnog Pannacotta hides a deliciously sinful golden brown caramel sauce beneath, giving you the feeling of bliss when paired with the smooth pannacotta. I want More!
Eggnog Pannacotta 
Yuzu Infused Log Cake
Cross-section of the Yuzu Infused Log Cake

BUFFET PRICING:
Christmas Day Brunch (25 December 2014)
Adult $ 60.00 ++ Child $ 30.00 ++

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner (24 December 2014)
Adult $ 75.00 ++ Child $ 37.50 ++

Festive Buffet Lunch ( 15 – 19, 22 – 24, 26, 29 – 31 December 2014)
Adult $ 42.00 ++ Child $ 21.00 ++

Festive Weekend Brunch (20, 21, 27, 28 December 2014)
Adult $ 52.00 ++ Child $ 26.00 ++

Festive Buffet Dinner (15 – 23, 25 – 30 December 2014)
Adult $ 60.00 ++ Child $ 30.00 +


To make a reservation, please call 6823 5354 or email azur.cpca@ihg.com. Reservations are highly encouraged. Visit the Crowne Plaza Dining website for more information: www.crowneplazadining.com.


Have a Wonderful and Merry Christmas everyone! HOHOHO~
With Love, M

Nuffnang