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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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Morganfields Christmas 2014

I always love Christmas Platters and I am always impressed with Morganfield's Sharing Platters, What more their Christmas Platter! YAY! I was delighted to be invited to their new Suntec City Outlet for a Christmas Tasting session along with a few other blogger friends!

Let's start with some delightful drinks. The White Christmas Sangria - $16.90++ is a mixture of white wine, Peach puree, diced apples & oranges, a little alcohol won't do any harm right? And the Red Christmas Cooler - $8.90++ Lemon, Watermelon, Cranberry with Frozen Blackberries is a non-alcoholic version.

Hmm, Starting off with a Bang was the Highly Anticipated Beer Candied Bacon!!! Who can resist Bacon ??? I love Bacon! It taste just like ang moh bak kwa!! Everyone should try!!
Beer Candied Bacon - $8.90++
Basketful of Pork - Beer Candied Bacon again, with Popcorn Pork and Pork Bratwurst accompanied with Ranch sauce! Such a delicious basket to start the night of feasting rolling~
Basketful of Pork - $15.90++
HUGEEEEEEEEEEEE LEG of  Ham! This huge baby here is about 4-5KG. The Bourbon Marmalade Glazed Leg of Ham has the best glazed skin that night, Hands(leg) Down! Sweet yet savory, the aromatic feels in my mouth, the fats that melts on palete.. I Highly recommend it to everyone!!
Bourbon Marmalade Glazed Leg of Ham - $168.90++ (Available for Delivery)
Christmas Hazelnut Roast Chicken is the perfect size for a family of 4 to get a little festive celebration! The beautifully browned whole spring chicken (800-900g) contains traditional chestnut stuffing. Laid with breadcrumbs for that extra crunch for a better contrast of textures with the tender juicy meat in your mouth!
Christmas Hazelnut Roast Chicken - $28.90++ (Available for Delivery)
This year, Morganfield's Singapore is introducing 2 special Christmas edition Sticky Bones sauces to bring Christmas cheers - They are the American Rouge Hazelnut Nectar and the Cranberry Sticky Bones. Accompanied with the many delicious sides such as Roasted Carrots & Potatoes, Assorted Sausages, Cornbread, Caramelized Onions, French Beans and 2 Huge Turkey Legs!

This huge platter has enough meat to feed my family for days, OR a group of 5- 6 friends or even more if you have small eaters in your group! Everything is so delicious on this platter. The christmas sticky bones are fork tender, making it really easy to eat but of course it would have more flavour if you ate with your hands, I'm not lying, Try it! The huge turkey leg is a real surprise because it was still so tender and juicy despite it's size, we were all skeptical at first. There is still ham, assorted sausages, Cornbread, roasted vegetables.. Looking at this makes me salivate again.. ♥
Morganfield's Christmas Platter - $149.90++

And it's never a complete meal without desserts in my opinion. The Cranberry 'n' Peach Crumble is a Hot & Cold combination, bringing you the best of both worlds! The fresh fruits somehow cleanses all the grease from the platter and the ice cream is just... Heavenly when paired with the warm crumble.
Cranberry 'n' Peach Crumble - $13.90 (Top-Up $8.90 for this with every Christmas platter purchase!!)
Did you spot the 2 items that are available for delivery? They are the Bourbon Marmalade Leg of Ham and the Christmas Hazelnut Roast Chicken.
Delivery & collection starts from now till 28 Dec and orders must be made at least 5 days in advance.
All deliveries are subjected to a delivery fee of $25
To order please call the respective outlets: The Star Vista: 6694 3635 / Suntec: 6736 1136 or you could go online to order at www.morganfields.com.sg
Christmas is best spent with those who are worth it! Cheers!
Check out the latest Promotion on their facebook page and have a awesome Christmas everyone!



With Love, M

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Christmas Mini Xmas Party!

Christmas is nearing and there are so many festive food ideas around! Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf also has really beautiful and tantalizing choices for your Christmas needs!

Their Christmas Party Pack will ring in the festive fun with the mini treasures, Stollen, Fruitcake, Apple Cream Puff and Noisette. With 20 in a pack, There will be something for everyone! Retailing at $45 but if you buy it online, it will be only $35!!!
If you like cupcakes, CBTL have beautiful and cute cupcakes too! Available in Apple, Banana, Chocolate, Cranberry and Blueberry, you will be spoilt for choices. Best thing, a pack of 20 Retails at $45 and Online for only $35!!!

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf also offers a wide array of cake selection. I couldn't even make up my mind which one was my favourite.. They all look so good! Ranging from Log Cakes to Cheesecakes and Even A Gingerbread House! Price ranging from $29-$62 only, Remember, Buy Online CHEAPER OK!!
Yuzu Fruit Cake [1.6KG - Retail($45) / Online($39)]
Classic Log Cake [1.3KG - Retail($49) / Online($39), 600g at $35]
Cranberry Panettone [500g - Retail($48) / Online ($38)]
Christmas Chicago Cheesecake [1.6KG - Retail($62) / Online($52)]
Santa's Gingerbread House [800g - Retail($45) / Online ($35)]

And we were given the chance to decorate our own log cake!! So funnnnnn! My group consisted of Susan, Tiffany and Priscilla. Since Me, Tiff and Susan are not exactly creative in this, we left it to Pris to work her magic. can you imagine what she came up with?? It was W-O-W!
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It's Santa's Workshop! OMG!!!! Too Cute right!!!!! Everyone was like "Woah Woah Woah" Haha, Thank you Pris, You are so awesome!!

Some groups came up with pretty cute designs too! Look at this one!

ANNDDDDDDDDDDDD, The winning cake was this!!! Congratulations !! :D

Many Bloggers friends were there and I had a awesome time catching up with everyone!! We had a blast at the Photobooth! Check out the photos here and Coffee Bean's Facebook!

I had a great time at the Christmas Party, Thank you so much Coffee Bean!




Merry Christmas Everyone! HOHOHO!
With Love, M