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Christmas 2018– Festive Delights at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

If you’ve been dreaming of spending Christmas overseas, but can’t for some reason, what about considering spending Christmas in Sentosa? I mean where else can you get the beach resort vibe? The money you save from having to spend on air-tickets overseas can get you a staycation in Sentosa.

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Does this picture not say it all? Lush tropical setting away from the maddening crowd. This picture was taken at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa’s So SPA, and Sentosa houses the world’s largest So SPA in the world. The So SPA is an annex next to the main hotel wing, with a separate pool just for the spa guests.

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Christmas 2018–Christmas Celebrations at Jamie’s Italian

If you’re not a fan of celebrating Christmas at a hotel restaurant, and would prefer a somewhat cosier atmosphere, you can consider Jamie’s Italian. Jamie’s Italian is located at both VivoCity and Forum Shopping Mall. One will be offering a semi-buffet, while the other will be offering a set course.

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Christmas 2018–The Season of Gifting with Swissotel Merchant Court

Festive Log Cakes and chocolates at Swissotel Merchant court (1)

Swissotel Merchant Court is the place to go if you’re looking for Christmas log cake that still looks like a wooden log, and edible Santas, reindeer and gingerbreadmen. Don’t these cute little chocolate figurines just put you in such a Christmassy mood? You’ll be able to enjoy this and more at the Festive Feast at Ellenborough Market Cafe.

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Christmas 2018–Attractively-priced Festive semi-buffets at Four Seasons Hotel

Gosh has it been 6 years? Four Seasons Hotel will always hold a soft spot in my heart because that’s where we got married just under 6 years ago. I’ve only been back once since, for my cousin’s wedding a couple of years back (the elegant Grand Ballroom’s floor to ceiling glass wall is just hard to resist). So happy to be able to revisit once again. I hear the rooms have undergone a refurbishment, I would certainly be keen to check them out. I remember being very impressed with the classy decor back then.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore - Corn Bread

What’s impressive too is the Christmas spread that will be dished up to diners during this Christmas festive season. If you’re having any of the festive buffets at One-Ninety Restaurant, you must check out things like the duck liver parfait with Jamon, the chestnut soup, the fresh seafood spread and the turkey. I don’t think I’ve ever come across chestnut soup before, but the chestnut soup that night was so memorable, it’s a wonder why this velvety and earthy soup isn’t more widely available. It was so good, I’ve since bought a packet of chestnuts to hopefully recreate a similar tasting soup at home. The seafood spread needs no introduction except for me to say that it was very fresh. And as for the turkey, don’t skip it because this is one very tender version. The buffet spread also features high quality imported cheeses from France and Italy.

If you feel a full buffet is just too much to indulge in and too painful on the wallet, Four Season’s Festive Semi-Buffets are worth considering. For example they have the following semi-buffets in addition to full-buffets and set courses:

  • Festive Semi-Buffet Lunch (3-30 Dec 2018 except Christmas/New Year’s  Day) – $58/adult
  • Christmas Eve Semi-Buffet Dinner (24 Dec 2018) – $128/adult
  • Christmas Day Semi-Buffet Dinner (25 Dec 2018) – $88/adult
  • New Year’s Day Semi Buffet Brunch (1 Jan 2019) – $88/adult

I’ve been looking at Christmas buffet pricings of various hotels and for a top-tier hotel, this is a tad cheaper than if you were to go for full buffets! So you still get to bask in the Christmassy atmosphere but at a “discount”. Scroll down for a selection of photos from the Christmas buffet.

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Senso Ristorante & Bar Moët & Chandon Courtyard Brunch

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You may be familiar with Senso’s Italian Prosecco Brunch on Sundays which I blogged about some months back. In addition to this, Senso has now introduced a Moët & Chandon Brunch, to be held every quarterly. These are the special themes (later months tentative) : 

  • October 2018 – Imperial Brut (by bottle)
  • December 2018 – Ice Imperial —> 2nd December, it’s this weekend!
  • March 2019 – Imperial Brut (Magnum)
  • June 2019 – Ice Imperial 
  • September 2019 – Moet Rose
  • December 2019 – Moet Grand Vintage

The Moët & Chandon Brunch will feature a Pop-up Champagne Bar in the Courtyard, with free flow of Champagne, red & white wines and beers. If it’s too much work to visit the Champagne bar, do not fret because the waiters come by often to refill your glasses anyway. Senso’s Italian buffet of salads, antipasti, hot mains, pastas, desserts and other Italian classics will be available. And if you are in a party mood, you will like the House Music by Senso’s resident DJ Donat’. Check out this video taken during October’s Courtyard Brunch, it looks like the party atmosphere is going strong! You don’t have to sit in the courtyard though. We sat in air-conditioned comfort indoors. Smile

The next Moët & Chandon Brunch will be held on 2nd December from 11.30am to 3pm and there are but a few seats left. $108++ per person for free-flow alcohol or $68++ for no alcohol. Scroll down for some photos and a video taken at the 1st ever Moët & Chandon Brunch back in October.

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