Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Marmalade Pantry Downtown @ Oasia Hotel Downtown - ‘Once Upon A Christmas'


This yuletide season, The Marmalade Pantry at Downtown Oasia presents 'Once Upon A Christmas' feast featuring a sumptuous lineup of delicacies like succulent roasts and new log cakes. The festive highlights are available online for takeaway and delivery, or you can choose to celebrate with your loved ones at the outlets with their 3-Course Festive Set Dinner or Jovial Afternoon Tea & Moscato Set.

Roasted Turkey

From the takeaway and delivery selection, the Carvery provides the perfect centrepiece of your dining table - Roasted Turkey with Honey, Lavender, and Peppercorn ($128+, 3.6kg). The turkey is house-brined overnight before being slow-roasted till golden brown. Then, to enhance the aromatic flora notes of the lavender, the turkey is brushed with a finishing touch made of apple honey, a blend of toasted spices including peppercorns, and dried lavender.

Lavender Honey Pepper Chicken

For smaller gatherings, you can still enjoy the flavours with this Lavender Honey Pepper Chicken ($58+, 2kg), which is done with the same technique.

Rosemary-Infused Roasted Ribeye

Beef up your spread with the Rosemary-Infused Roasted Ribeye ($128+, 1kg). To retain its flavours, the Argentinian grass-fed ribeye is seared on a hot plate before being sous vide overnight with rosemary. The ribeye is then roasted to a turn in the oven with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper.

Lemon & Thyme Slow-Baked Salmon Fillet

My favourite is this Lemon & Thyme Slow-Baked Salmon Fillet ($78+, 0.8kg). Overnight cured Norwegian salmon is marinated in lemon zest and thyme before being slow-baked. It was incredibly moist and tender and flaked easily with a fork. I love its elusive lemony flavour as well.

Maple and Clove Glazed Gammon Ham

The sweet and savoury Maple and Clove Glazed Gammon Ham ($98+, 1.5kg) is a well-loved delicacy of many. The boneless gammon ham is marinated with a mellow sweet maple glaze overnight before roasting.

Chilli Con Carne with Cornbread

For some mouthwatering sides, new this year are the Chilli Con Carne with Cornbread ($28) and Impossible Beef Lasagne ($32). The former features a chilli con carne, a stew of minced beef, red capsicum, onions, carrots, and kidney beans seasoned with warm spices, covered by cornbread. The cornbread is sweet and very buttery, which beautifully complements the chilli con Carne's heat.

Impossible Beef Lasagne

The latter is a plant-based lasagne with layers of Impossible Beef 'Bolognese sauce', pasta sheets, mozzarella, and grana padano cheese. It's a beautiful meatless option, but I find it a tad too highly flavoured. I much prefer the simple Mac & Cheese ($25), a signature recipe of maccheroni pasta coated with a cream-base sauce of truffle paste, truffle oil, cream, and three kinds of cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, and grana padano.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The sides are purely delightful. There are Roasted Vegetables ($22), a medley of brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli lightly charred for an elevated smokey flavour; and very comforting Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla and Maple Glaze ($18) that is reminiscent of warm fluffy hotcakes.

Quinoa Salad with Prawns

A very wholesome offering is this Quinoa Salad with Prawns ($26). It is bright and zesty with a piquant pineapple and chilli dressing and full of textural enjoyment with quinoa, seared prawns, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and cashews.

Classic Chocolate Truffle Log Cake

For log cakes, this year The Marmalade Pantry presents two new flavours. The Classic Chocolate Truffle Log Cake ($68) allures with a rich 60% dark chocolate truffle core enveloped in a chocolate crème of melted chocolate ganache and whipped cream.

Tangy Lemon Pistachio Log Cake

The Tangy Lemon Pistachio Log Cake ($68) is wintry and elegant with a lemon white chocolate truffle core wrapped in a pistachio frosting of pistachio paste and Chantilly cream and rolled with a fluffy vanilla sponge.

Jovial Afternoon Tea & Moscato Set

For dining in, The Marmalade Pantry Downtown also offer a 3-Course Festive Set Dinner ($42) comprising a starter, main and log cake for dessert; and the menu is also available for takeaway and delivery. Or, sip away the afternoon with the Jovial Afternoon Tea & Moscato Set ($86++ for two persons, $78++ for two persons without Moscato) featuring thoughtfully created sweets and savouries along with two glasses of NV Corvezzo Moscato Dolce.


The Marmalade Pantry’s ‘Once Upon A Christmas’ festive gourmet highlights are available for orders from now till 23 December 2022, 12pm at all outlets – The Marmalade Pantry ION and Downtown, The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis, as well as via the online store. Takeaway (self-collection) is only available at The Marmalade Pantry Novena, while delivery is available from 1 to 26 December 2022.

*The Novena outlet only offers takeaway (self-collection). Pre-order with Mastercard® by 30 November 2022 to enjoy 15% off festive à la carte orders (not applicable for Festive Bundles) – use promo code for online purchases.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

The Marmalade Pantry Downtown
Oasia Hotel Downtown
100 Peck Seah Street
Singapore 079333
Tel: +65 63850741
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am – 10pm

1) Alight at Tanjang Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk to destination. [Map]

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