Showing posts with label Panettone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Panettone. Show all posts

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Shangri-La Singapore - Revel in the Enchanted Wonders of Christmas


Elevate your festive celebrations this year with Shangri-La Singapore. The hotel's dining destinations offer a wondrous lineup of gastronomical feasts from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, with a bountiful selection of festive artisanal creations available for takeaway and delivery from 23 November to 26 December 2023.

Black Angus Beef Wellington

Black Angus Beef Wellington ($348 nett, 1.5kg) is a refined version featuring a tender fillet of Black Angus beef enveloped in a layer of spinach and mushroom duxelles, enriched with bites of foie gras, all encased in a golden, flaky pastry. The combination of spinach and mushroom duxelles added an earthy and savoury depth to the flavour, and the buttery sweetness of the pastry complemented the decadent filling.

Rustico Spice Roasted U.S. Whole Turkey

Rustico Spice Roasted U.S. Whole Turkey ($258 nett, 6kg | $280 nett, 8kg) is seasoned with a blend of Italian Rustico spices. The texture of the turkey was delightfully tender, much more than I had expected.

Gammon Ham

Truffle Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Bone-in Gammon Ham ($298 nett, 7kg) glistened with a glaze concocted with truffles, honey and cinnamon.

Salt Baked Seabass Fillet

Salt Baked Seabass Fillet ($168 nett, 2kg) features a seabass fillet encased and baked in a sea salt crust. While the fillet was very tender, it was too saltish for me.

Leg of Lamb

New on the menu of savoury treats this year is the Slow Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Studded Leg of Lamb ($288 nett, 3.5kg), featuring a succulent leg of lamb. Infused with slow-roasted garlic and rosemary flavours, it is quite a show-stopper this year.

Santa Sleigh

The lineup of sweet delights this year entices in both looks and flavours. My favourite is the new Santa Sleigh ($75 nett, 1kg) - featuring a chiffon sponge base, yuzu curd, fraises compote, vanilla Chantilly, and abundant strawberries. The tartness of the fraises compote was perfect on the airy chiffon and chantilly cream, and the strawberries atop were at their ideal ripeness. I find the yuzu curd, being cloyingly sweet with a thick consistency, a distraction.

Rich Mango Indulgence Log Cake

This year's new rendition of the log cake is the Rich Mango Indulgence Log Cake ($88 nett, 1kg). Joyful and sunny in hues of shades of yellow and orange, this log cake oozes tropical flavours coming from a fusion of mango and passion fruit mascarpone and peach lime chutney.

Triple Truffle Crunchy Log Cake

Triple Truffle Crunchy Log Cake ($88 nett, 1kg), a hot favourite last year, also returns for this season. It boasts a chocolate and nutty flavour - a cocoa sponge filled with hazelnut crunch, Gianduja Crémeux, and truffle praline mousse.

Mao Shan Wang Durian and Coconut Log Cake

Mao Shan Wang Durian and Coconut Log Cake ($90 nett, 1kg) is a twist on a classic vanilla Victorian sponge cake featuring Mao Shan Wang durian mousse coated with coconut flakes. It had a decadent mouth filling texture, but the sweetness can be a tad overwhelming.

Banana Rocher Travel Cake

The newly added Banana Rocher Travel Cake ($35 nett, 750gm) is memorable, considering the rarity of an elevated banana cake being offered in such a season. Crafted with brown sugar, ripe bananas and macadamia nuts, the cake had a good density without being overly sweet. The coating of creamy dulce chocolate boosted its texture as well.

English Fruit Cake with Drunken Fruits

For some traditional must-haves, my absolute favourite is the house-made English Fruit Cake with Drunken Fruits ($40 nett, 400gm), loaded with bitter-sweet dried mixed fruits.

German Stollen

The German Stollen ($46 nett, 750gm) was slightly too bread-like for me.

Classic Italian Panettone

A better option is their panettone, which comes in two variations: the Classic Italian Panettone ($55 nett, 750gm) and the new Pandan Panettone ($55 nett, 750gm).

Pandan Panettone

To order goodies online, visit, call +65 6213 4511, or email Enjoy 15% early bird offer on selected products for purchases made by 3 December 2023.

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.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line, TE Line)

Friday, October 27, 2023

Celebrate Yulefest with JW Marriott Singapore South Beach 2023


This festive season, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach invites you to indulge in a sumptuous array of celebratory delights that promise to make your gatherings with family and friends truly memorable. Be it dining at the hotel or taking home these culinary treasures, there's something for everyone.

Traditional Roasted Turkey

Truffle Maple Glazed Gammon Ham

Classic Beef Wellington


Unveil the spirit of Yulefest with signature roasts that promise a feast to remember. Traditional favourites like the whole Roasted Turkey marinated to perfection with over six types of herbs, the Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham and the iconic Classic Beef Wellington make a triumphant return.

Seafood on Ice

Charcoal Grilled Seafood

If you prefer your delights from the sea, a grand Seafood on Ice awaits, featuring an impressive spread of Boston Lobster, Snow Crab, Tiger Prawn, Crawfish, Black Mussel, Clams, and Japanese Oysters. Seafood lovers can rejoice with an exquisite selection of grilled treasures, including Charcoal Grilled Squid, Charcoal Grilled Tiger Prawns, and Charcoal Grilled Slipper Lobster with Wakame Butter.

Grilled Catch of the Day

A standout at South Beach Kitchen is the Grilled Catch of the Day, an experience where you can savour a whole grilled fish served right at your table.

Yuzu Mango Matcha Logcake

White Coffee Caramel Passionfruit Logcake

Hazelnut Gianduja Milk Chocolate Tart

For the sweetest of endings, Executive Pastry Chef Edina Si has handcrafted an array of festive delights that will add a glistening touch to your celebrations. Highlights include the vibrant Yuzu Mango Matcha Yule Log, which boasts a luscious centre of Japanese matcha cream, expertly complementing the zesty notes of yuzu and mango. Coffee enthusiasts can delight in the White Coffee Caramel Passionfruit Yule Log, a harmonious blend of homemade white coffee cream, caramel, and refreshing passionfruit accents. Chocolate lovers are in for a treat with the decadent Gianduja Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, a velvety combination of hazelnut crunch and milk chocolate sweetness.

Homemade Panettone


The festive treats continue with a selection of homemade confections, from the German Marzipan Stollen and Traditional Rich Fruit Cake to the Homemade Panettone. Don't miss the Christmas Sleigh Sharing Box, a delightful assortment of macarons, pralines, choux puffs, and cookies, perfect for sharing with your loved ones.

Myers Dark Rum Infused Fruitcake


In summary, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach brings an opulent and delectable array of festive delights that are perfect for celebrating this holiday season with your family and friends. Whether dining in or taking home, their signature roasts and luscious sweets will make your festivities shine.


Signature Roasts, Confections & Cakes, The Art of Afternoon Tea and Gift Hampers are available from 23 November 2023 to 1 January 2024. Enjoy complimentary islandwide delivery with $288.00 nett minimum spend. A 2-day advance order is required. To order, please visit

Note: This is an invited tasting.

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Road
Singapore 189763

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Usher in this Joyous Season with Da Paolo Gastronomia’s ‘Everyday Italian’ Festive Highlights 2023


Usher in this joyous season with Da Paolo Gastronomia's 'Everyday Italian' Festive Highlights available for self pick-up and delivery. They are available for orders online from 1 November to 31 December 2023 or while stocks last (whichever is earlier) for self pick-up from any Da Paolo Gastronomia outlet and delivery from 4 November 2023.

Stuffed & Deboned Roast Turkey 4.8/5

The Stuffed & Deboned Roast Turkey ($388, approximately 4kg) was excellent. Filled with its own meat and its Christmas Stuffing, which comprises chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, and veggies, enveloping a classic Italian sausage Cotechino, it breaks the monotony of having roast turkey during the Christmas season. The stuffing itself was seasoned just enough to complement the tender turkey meat, and the flavoursome sausage imparted a depth of savoury and meaty flavour that truly enhanced the experience of enjoying a roast turkey on this special occasion.

Braised Beef Rib 3/5

The Braised Beef Ribs ($248, approximately 1.3kg) is new to the line-up, suitable for 6 to 8 persons. It's low-cooked in red wine and served with roasted potatoes, onions, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. While the rib was fork-tender, I found it lacking in flavour.

Brussels Sprouts, Turnip & Cranberry Salad

Truffle Mac & Cheese

Sumptuous sides are available to pair with the roasts. For a refreshing crunch, the best option would be Brussels Sprouts, Turnip & Cranberry Salad ($69). The cranberries lent pop of sweetness to the roots and vegetables. For something hearty and indulgent, Da Paolo's signature Truffle Mac & Cheese ($110) is good for 4 to 6 persons.

White Forest Log Cake 4.8/5

For the very first time, I've found a white log cake that isn't cloyingly sweet. Conversely, this White Forest Log Cake ($89, approximately 900g) was light, featuring white chocolate yoghurt chantilly. What makes all the difference is the homemade rum-spiked morello cherry compote in the centre. Sweet and tart, with a depth of smoky and bittersweetness imparted by the rum, perfectly matches the yoghurt chantilly.

Homemade Stollen 4/5

The new Homemade Stollen ($48, approximately 400g) is crafted with month-long macerated dried fruit and toasted nuts in their very own spice blend and traditional Kirschwasser. The toasted nuts are melded within, giving it a moreish nutty flavour, which helps cut through the richness of the sweet marzipan core.

Gingerbread Chocolate Tart 3.5/5

Rocky Road Eggless Brownie 3.5/5

There are new sweet delights as well. The Gingerbread Chocolate Tart ($89, approximately 700g) boasts a buttery gingerbread spiced crust with a gooey homemade caramel layer between almond frangipane and dark chocolate. While the tart is unique with its gingerbread tart shell, it could have been less sweet for a better balance. The new Rocky Road Eggless Brownie ($89, approximately 850g) features a layer of dark chocolate ganache and is topped with walnuts, marshmallows, and Maraschino cherries. I find the chocolate notes a tad overwhelmed by the sweetness.


Exquisite Gift Hamper Panettone - Handmade by Da Paolo's artisan bakers in Italy, the dough is leavened for 36 hours to develop a softer and fluffier crumb with more intense flavours. Panettone Classico ($72 for 750g) and Panettoncino Classico ($14.90, 100g) are filled with raisins and candied citrus peels. In contrast, the Panettone Cioccolato ($75 for 750g) is studded with dark chocolate chips, and the Panettone Prosecco ($75 for 750g) contains Prosecco D.O.C.G. cream.


All offerings other than the Gingerbread Cookies, Stollen, Tea Tins, and Panettone are exclusively available online at from 1 November to 31 December 2023 or while stocks last (whichever is earlier) for self pick-up from any Da Paolo Gastronomia outlet, and delivery from 4 November 2023. Orders must be made three days in advance, before 12pm. Enjoy anlol early bird offer of 15% off the Christmas Roast Bundle for orders placed from 1 November till 30 November 2023.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Da Paolo Time-Honored Italian Favourites For Christmas Hosting & Gifting 2022


Da Paolo presents a cornucopia of festive gourmet delights available for takeaway and delivery this Christmas. Da Paolo ushers in the festivities with a mouth-watering spread of time-honoured Italian favourites. The wide selection entices with sumptuous roasts, irresistible sweets, and artisanal products. Be inspired by the ready-to-eat items, curated bundles, and luxe hampers, gifting options for hassle-free hosting and gifting so there is more time to create lasting memories with family and friends.

Stuffed & Deboned Roast Turkey

The highlight at Da Paolo has to be the Stuffed & Deboned Roast Turkey ($358, approx 4kg) with three layers of stuffing. In the centre of the giant bird is Cotechino, a traditional Italian-style sausage served during Christmas. A layer of chestnuts, leeks and mushrooms encased the pork meat sausage, followed by a final layer of aromatic chorizo spiced mince. The Christmas bird is served alongside roasted potatoes, carrots, onions and a tangy housemade fresh passion fruit sauce. It is suitable for 10 to 12 pax.

Brussels Sprouts, Turnips & Cranberry Salad

The feast is never complete without the sides. Some of the stunning sides that I enjoyed is the appetising Brussels Sprouts, Turnips & Cranberry Salad ($65), where finely shaved brussels sprouts and crispy turnips are tossed with dried cranberries, olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper. It can serve 4 to 6 pax.

Truffle Mac & Cheese

Another lovely side is the Truffle Mac & Cheese ($99), baked with Italian cheese and homemade bechamel, drizzled with Italian truffle oil. These hearty baked pasta can serve 4 to 6 pax.


There is a splendid line-up of irresistible sweet treats for the sweet tooth, such as the dainty edible Christmas wreaths. They are two flavours - White Chocolate Candied Fruit Wreath ($24.90) and Dark Chocolate Pistachio Wreath ($24.90).

Pistachio Raspberry Log Cake

Salted Caramel Macadamia Log Cake

Flourless Chocolate Log Cake

For every first time, Da Paolo has put together a line-up of three log cakes. This year, the traditional Yule logs take on a contemporary Italian spin. The three flavours are Salted Caramel Macadamia Log Cake ($78, approx 1kg), Pistachio Raspberry Log Cake ($95, approx 900g) and Flourless Chocolate Log Cake ($68, approx 800g).

Christmas-inspired Cookies


The new Italian and Christmas-inspired cookies are ideal for gifting or some sweet treats ($38 per tin). It is available in three flavours - Cocoa Almond Biscotti, Italian Pistachio Cookie and Christmas Fruit Crunchies. The delightful sweets are contained in Da Paolo's exclusive cookie tins designed with adorable illustrations of Gastronomia's storefront with nostalgic Christmas scenes.

Panettone Classico

Panettone, a widely enjoyed treat during Christmas time, is available at Da Paolo too. The Panettone Classico ($72) with candied orange peel and raisins is authentically handcrafted by Da Paolo's artisanal bakers in Italy, following an exclusive secret recipe with the use of multi-generational and time-honoured techniques. Besides the classic panettone, there are two other flavours in the Panettone Ciocccolato ($72) and Panettone Prosecco ($72).


Da Paolo's festive offerings can be ordered via the online gourmet grocery shop at from 1 November to 31 December 2022 or while stocks last (whichever is earlier) for self pick-up from any Da Paolo Gastronomia outlet, and delivery from 11 November 2022 to 4 January 2023. Orders must be made three days in advance, before 12pm. So plan ahead and place an order from 1 to 30 November 2022 to enjoy an early bird offer of 15% off Christmas Bundle Meals.