{Media Invite} A Marriott Thanksgiving & Christmas 2015

It was Monday evening, the eve of a Public Holiday! That’s one good reason to be happy but both Shirley and I were more excited about where we were headed.

Yup, we were arriving at Marriott Singapore for a glimpse into their exciting festive offerings for Thanksgiving and Christmas! And we were in for a real treat!

This Christmas, you can have a great party at home even if you’re not slaving in the kitchen and cooking up a storm. Simply, click and order Marriott Christmas great takeaways and you can save the hassle of cooking and get busy decorating the home and making yourself look pretty 🙂

Baked Salt Crusted Whole Red Snapper with Salsa Verde 1-1.2kg $75

Who says Christmas has to be only about roasts! We tried this wonderful new creation at the Media Invite and were blown away!

Marriott Hotel Christmas 2015

It was interesting because the Chef had to first crack open the crust before getting to the fish, I stood there amused. As the Chef skilfully carved away the bones of the snapper and offered me a slice of this rather unusual dish, I had my doubts because I’m not a fish person! My doubts melted away as soon as I took the first morsel of this delicious red snapper, I loved it! It was so tasty, none of the fishy smell or aftertaste that I so dread. Double thumbs up for this delightful healthy dish… I may even order this for the family 🙂

Truffle Buttered Roast Turkey  $498 (9-10kg) with “Piemonte’s Finanziera Staub Terrine” and Madeira Sauce

No Thanksgiving or Christmas party is complete without the traditional turkey. Although I’m not usually a fan of this big bird, I was pleasantly surprised at the Media Invite. Marriott’s limited edition Truffle Buttered Roast Turkey was neither dry or tasteless like a lot of other ready baked turkeys are. I was delighted that the turkey meat sliced for me was juicy, tasty and tender! Maybe I just have expensive classy taste? LOL!

Compliment it with this special “Piemonte’s Finanziera Staub Terrine” and Madeira Sauce, and your Christmas Turkey dinner is complete. This offal terrine which consists of veal tongue, pig’s ear, cockscomb, beef lung and tripe served in a cast iron terrine mould is not for the faint hearted once they know its contents ahhaha… but it is such a special delicacy that certainly puts that festive touch of class to your Christmas feasting!

Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Foie Gras Stuffing with Cranberry & Port Wine Sauce (9-10kg, $288 / 4.5-5kg, $172)

Marriott has another two options to cater to your party needs. A larger 9-10 kg Turkey for $288 or a 4.5-5kg one for $172. If you are planning a Thanksgiving Party, the smaller Roasted Turkey 4.5-5kg along with a whole range of sides, breads, cakes and pies, is also available for pre-order.

Honey & Clove Glazed Ham with Cinnamon Pineapple Sauce

I loved that the ham wasn’t overly salty and tasted just right. A must have for any good Christmas Party that you are hosting or perhaps considering to gift to family and friends.

This regular Christmas feature comes with 3 choice size options to fit your party needs. There’s Bone- In (9-10 kg, $405 and 5-6kg, $205) and Boneless (2-3kg, $152). The Boneless 2-3kg option is also available for Thanksgiving Pre-order! Something to note about hotel hams, somehow they do last a lot longer than what’s sold at the supermarkets. I don’t know if it’s the extra care taken in curing the meats but it’s worth the price paid especially if you can’t finish up the ham so quickly in one night.

Prune and Pancetta Stuffed Roast Pork Saddle

This is like my absolute favourit-est dish on earth! haha… Shirley knows how I relish the super crispy skin every time I come by a yummy slab of Roast Pork.

Oooo… look at that mouth watering delicious crispy skin cooked to crackle perfection just waiting to be savoured by Moi! hahaha…. happy is this girl when you place this dish on her menu. My heart skipped two beats when the lady in front of me rejected the entire skin! hahah I jumped at the chance and proudly announced to the Chef, “I’ll gladly have it!” hehehe… No regrets whatsoever! 🙂

As with their delightful moon cake offerings for the Mid Autumn Festival (read our Review), Marriott’s chefs were not about to disappoint our taste buds for the Christmas season especially in the desserts department.

Strawberry Cream Raspberry Lychee Log Cake 1Kg $68 

This new creation is well worth a mention or two! I absolutely loved the combination of the Strawberry Raspberry and Lychee taste – it was not overly sweet, but had a nice savoury twist. Plus there was this nice chunky centre core of jelly that was divine! hahah … Seriously good!

Marriott Hotel Christmas 2015

The only thing to watch out for is to keep this well chilled before serving, and it’s probably a good idea to slice it up for the guests to avoid a mess because the centre core can be difficult to cut for the inexperienced and eager! LOL! Super must try! And you’re bound to get compliments from your party guests!

Kaya Namachoco Yule Log 1Kg $68

Another new creation is the Kaya Namachoco Yule Log! This very rich chocolate yule log will really make the sweet tooth in you feel pampered and set you in a Christmas mood all at once! A good gifting option for parties and family.

Marriott Hotel Christmas 2015

Do check out the many other Log cakes available for order on the Marriott Christmas Order website http://www.singaporemarriott.com/christmas/christmas-order/  I personally loved the Chocolate Fudge Log Cake (500gm, $34 / 1kg, $62) which was not as sweet as the Kaya Namachoco Yule Log but definitely still rich and delicious.

Fruit Mince Pies with Brandy Butter, 6pcs $35

Have you had a Fruit Mince Pie? Well I had not till the Media Event and they are not just pretty to look at and display, they tasted great! I wished I had not eaten quite so much of the mains earlier so I could have had another little fruit mince pie! Mmmm…. I won’t mind being invited to a party with some of these on the menu!! 🙂 Super!

Christmas Stollen to steal your heart!

Even though I was stuffed, I had to have a slice of the Christmas Stollen because it looked so good. haha… and it was just as what I had hoped for, every bit yummy with the fruits, nuts and figs! Available in 2 size options 500gm, $26 and 1kg, $40… how can anyone resist this! A good one to include in any Christmas Hamper and gifting! I loved the Christmas Stollen I received last year in a hotel Christmas Hamper!

Do visit the Marriott Forecourt Stall to pick your Thanksgiving and Christmas Takeaway Goodies or for convenience you can make your pre-orders online with delivery options available.

MARRIOTT THANKSGIVING MAGIC
The Magic of Thanksgiving at Marriott Cafe

If you are considering making Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner out, Marriott Café has a wonderful spread offering both local and festive delights.

The spirit of Thanksgiving is alive at Marriott Cafe with more than 60 enticing festive treats! With a delicious mix of classic holiday recipes intertwined with local flavours, kickstart your joyous celebrations with sushi and sashimi, Norwegian smoked salmon, charcuterie as well as seafood on ice including freshly shucked oysters, crayfish, tiger prawns and American lobsters. Thanksgiving crowd favourites comprise of Roasted Maple Glazed Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing; Bourbon & Honey Glazed Leg Ham; Roasted Beef Prime Rib; Prune & Pancetta Stuffed Roasted Pork Saddle and more.

Revellers can look forward to Asian delights such as Singapore Chilli Crab; Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs; Crispy Soft Shell Crab; as well as divine desserts such as Pumpkin Cheesecake; Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce; Apple & Cranberry Cobbler and more.

 

Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner
26 November 2015

$98++ | Adult (Inclusive of free flow of Sparkling Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks)
$46++ | Child (Inclusive of free flow of Soft Drinks)
For dining reservations, please call 6831 4605 or email mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

MARRIOTT CHRISTMAS MAGIC
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS AT MARRIOTT CAFE

Marriott Hotel Christmas 2015

Foie Gras Royal with Figs Coulis

A joyous Christmas feast with loved ones, friends or colleagues; a generous spread of scrumptious Festive delights surrounded by merry greetings, laughter and love; that much-loved heart-warming feeling as we celebrate the glories of 2015 – Marriott Cafe is pulling all the stops this holiday season.

A glorious treat for various palates, indulge in resplendent platters of mouthwatering roast carvings, western and asian hot selections, fresh seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi, charcuterie and cheese, live stations as well as divine desserts. Western highlights for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day include Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing; Honey Baked Ham; Prune & Pancetta Stuffed Roasted Pork Saddle; Roast Beef Prime Rib; Seared Sirloin with Perigord Sauce; Braised Beef Cheeks; Braised Pork Belly with Blood Sausages & Glazed Apple; Lobster Benedict; Whole Baked Salmon; Gratinated Scallops; Roast Duck Confit and more. Look forward to crowd favourites at our live station encompassing Flambéed Prawns with Tequila & Lime and Pan-fried Foie Gras with Mandarin Marmalade & Chianti Reduction.

If you are craving for Asian delights, crowd pleasers include Singapore Chilli Crab; Salted Egg Prawns; Ginseng Herbal Chicken Soup; Eight Treasures Wok-Fried Rice and more.

The dessert counter marks the ultimate finale with Mulled Fruit Brulee; Eggnog Financier Cream Pots; Buche De Noel; Choux Pastry Christmas Tree; Mulled Wine & Eggnog; Steamed Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce; Drunken Berries Panna Cotta; Santa’s Sherry Tipple; and more.

Marriott Cafe Festive Buffet
1 to 30 December 2015

1 to 30 December (excluding 24 & 25 December) 24-Dec
Mondays to Thursdays Thursday
Lunch: $63++ (Adult) | $31++ (Child) Lunch: $63++ (Adult) | $33++ (Child)
Dinner: $80++ (Adult) | $40++ (Child) Dinner: $138++ (Adult)*| $60++ (Child)**
Fridays and Saturdays
Lunch: $63++ (Adult) | $31++ (Child)
Dinner: $88++ (Adult) | $44++ (Child) 25-Dec
Sundays Friday
Lunch: $98++ (Adult)* | $33++ (Child)** Lunch: $118++ (Adult)* | $58++ (Child)**
Dinner: $80++ (Adult) | $40++ (Child) Dinner: $138++ (Adult)* | $60++ (Child)**

* Inclusive of free flow of Sparkling Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
** Inclusive of free flow of Soft Drinks
^ Inclusive of free flow of Champagne, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks

For dining reservations, please call 6831 4605 or email mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Whatever your festive celebration plans, the variety of  choices offered by Marriott can definitely make the festive holiday season less hectic for busy mums and let you focus more on what matters most – family and fun. 🙂

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SAys! Audrey 🙂 

About Festive Magic at MARRIOTT

THANKSGIVING and SANTA’S TAKEAWAY GOODIES
Elevate your Thanksgiving celebrations to new heights and show your appreciation to your loved ones with the centuries-old tradition of gift-giving. This is the perfect time to spread the joy of Thanksgiving or to host amazing parties with Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s tantalising take-away goodies.

Highlights include the luscious Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney & Port Wine Gravy ($172nett); ever-popular Honey & Glazed (Boneless) Ham with Cinnamon Pineapple Sauce ($152nett); juicy Baby Back Spare Ribs with Hot Barbecue Sauce ($103nett), and more. Let us do all the cooking while you sit back and enjoy a hassle free celebration with our festive roasts, soups, salads, breads, pies and desserts.

Thanksgiving Takeaway Goodies
25 & 26 November 2015
Hotel Forecourt Stall ( by the hotel entrance)

Christmas Takeaway Goodies
25 November – 25 December 2015
Hotel Forecourt Stall ( by the hotel entrance)

*Pre-orders required (at least 3 working days)
For pre-orders or enquiries, please call 6831 4708, email mhrs.sindt.fb.promotions@marriotthotels.com or visit http://www.singaporemarriott.com/Christmas

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About SAys! Happy Mums

We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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