Monday, November 4, 2019
InterContinental Hotels Group Festive And Takeaway Promotions 2019
InterContinental Hotels Group's Christmas Party this year was held at InterContinental Singapore. We had the first look at their festive delights and takeaways put together by their various brands and accompanying the festive spreads were Christmas cocktails concocted from InterContinental Singapore's latest hotel bar Idlewild.
Familiar flavours of Christmas delights never fail to bring joy to the table, such as Honey-baked Boneless Ham ($148, 2.2kg) from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Glazed with a sauce made from pineapple juice, honey and raspberry vinegar after being baked in the oven, its sweet and tangy flavours are crowd-pleasing.
For something a lot more luxurious, a night with red, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium will have the perfect roast for you Slow baked Australian Grain-fed Tomahawk with truffle jus ($138).
Or spice up your spread with Asian flavours instead. Turkey takes on a new Asian profile at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre - Roasted Whole Turkey with Masak Lemak, meaning turkey in coconut curry with Bird’s Eye chilli. Light green with the Masak Lemak sauce and spiked with Asian red spices, it is as Christmasy as you want it to be. Another option is the Soya Glazed Turkey with Coconut Sriracha (hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand), which gives the festive bird its red roast colour.
Your old folks may be stoked to see you bringing home the Hakka Salt Baked Chicken with Stuffing ($52 for 1.5kg), This is one of the mod-sin creations by Baba Chews from Hotel Indigo. It is inspired by a Salt-Baked Chicken stall that originally started in 1962 at Mohamed Sultan Road but had ceased operation in 2017.
For sweets, you can also go include some mod-sin flavours such as Chendol Yule Log ($65) and ‘Kopi’ & Chocolate Yule Log ($68). Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium also has an Asian version as well - Cempadak Yule Log Cake ($78)
My pick for log cake this year would be from Regent Hotel, Dolcetto by Basilico’s Festive Booth - Golden Delicious Apple Tarte Tatin Log Cake ($108), interpretation of the traditional French dessert with caramelised apples wrapped around a sponge log sitting on a crisp pastry base. Never have I come across such an elegant version of a log cake. But for something comforting, it has to be its Old English Christmas Fruit Cake, I simply enjoy the rummy flavour of the raisins and dried fruits.
The fanciest Christmas sweets will be from Intercontinental Singapore, such as the Santa’s Carousel Fruit Cake- an intricate rendition of the classic Christmas bake crafted with rum and brandy-infused candied fruits and chocolate. It even comes with a revolving Santa attached to it, which is great as a centrepiece. The range also includes sugar-free options - White Christmas log cake comprising sugar-free chocolate mousse and cinnamon apple compote;
Otherwise, settle for flavours that are simple, yet indulgent. Crown Plaza introduces two new Yule Logs - Pink Ruby Yule Log and Chocolate Banana Yule Log ($68 each). The Pink Ruby Yule Log is made with ruby chocolate, which is seemingly a new rose-hued gem in the chocolate scene ever since it was launched in 2017 by Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut. Pretty in pink, the log cake is made with raspberry puree and pink ruby chocolate mousse filling, interlaced with layers of vanilla cream cake and white chocolate feuilletine. As for the latter, the classic combination of chocolate sponge cake, rich chocolate buttercream and caramelised banana will end every meal with a happy note.
Do check out the individual hotel's website to find out more about their festive and takeaway promotions.
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel
Indigo Singapore Katong
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre