As the year comes to an end, we start looking forward to gatherings and feasting. Restaurants all over roll out festive menus, and we fill our tummies with turkeys and ham while the kids look forward to log cakes and Christmas cookies.
My food khaki, Justin (Instagrammer @justinfoodprints, previously @i_post_for_love) and I were invited for a media tasting at Aquamarine for a teaser of their festive menu.
Festive Feasting Buffet [$60++ to $80++ except Xmas and Eve]. Christmas is coming again! Even earlier for @bumble_bee_mum and I as we were treated to a Christmas buffet (Dec 2016) preview at Aquamarine. 🔸 The spread available for Christmas includes Turkey with Cranberry Compote and Giblet Sauce, Hay Smoked 150 days grain-fed Angus Beef, 45 degree Sous Vide Salmon with Passionfruit Emulsion and lots of desserts such as Durian Yule Log Cake, Ricotta Mascarpone Yule Log Cake, Stollen, Christmas Rich Fruit Cake and Panettone. The desserts were seriously pretty and festive. 🔸 For full review and tips on where to bring your kids, check out @bumble_bee_mum blog. Also thanks to @globegalsg and @marinamandarinsg for the media tasting. 🔸 #buffet #turkey #christmas
Let’s start with the turkey, because what kind of festive dining would be without a turkey right? I can’t say I was looking forward to the turkey initially. 90% of the time when I have turkey, the turkey was dry and tasteless. But the turkey at Aquamarine surprised me.
As the chef carved the turkey, he explained that they carved it in such a way that every slice would have the same distribution of skin and meat. The result? The slice we had was tender – nothing like those dry turkeys I have been having before!
If you prefer duck to turkey, check out their Spit Roast Festive Duck instead.
Prefer seafood to meat? Then you’ll love their Sous Vide Organic Egg with Seafood Fricassee. I admit I can’t pronounce that, but who cares what it’s called. It was super yummy! If you follow my blog, you would know I’m more of a seafood person than a meat person, so I absolutely loved this dish.
Did someone mention Hokkaido? I love Hokkaido-anything. So we were delighted to find these Citrus Crusted Hokkaido Scallop with Caviar Sauce. OMG, this was SO GOOD. I could eat this all day.
Moving on to another one of my favourite – the melted whole wheel of Brie cheese served with sous vide apricot, rosemary on walnut bread. Never mind the long name – this is AWESOME.
I was full just from eating turkey, hokkaido scallops and lost-count-of-how-many servings of that brie cheese. So it was time to move on to desserts! Usually desserts would have been my favourite part of the meal, but in case, I found their Christmas cakes too sweet for my liking.
When it comes to dessert at Aquamarine, I still like their durian cake the most. Yum yumz.
A different menu will be served on different days, so here’s a summary of what you can expect to find at Aquamarine’s Festive Season Feasting:
Festive Season Feasting Buffet
1 – 30 Dec 2016 (except 24 & 25 Dec)
- Festive Turkey with Cranberry Compote and Giblet Sauce
- Hay Smoked 150 days grain-fed Angus Beef
- 45 degree Sous Vide Salmon with Passionfruit Emulsion
- Durian Yule Log Cake
- Ricotta Mascarpone Yule Log Cake
- Christmas Rich Fruit Cake
- Daily Buffet Lunch – $60++ per person
- Weekday Buffet Dinner – $70++ per person
- Weekend Buffet Dinner – $80++ per person
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Buffet
24 and 25 December 2016
- Christmas Turkey glazed with Maple Syrup and Beaurre Noisette
- 300 days grain-fed Angus Beef Wellington
- Citrus Crusted Hokkaido Scallop with Caviar Sauce
- Lychee Raspberry Yule Log Cake
- Mix Mince Pies
- Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch – $68++ per person
- Christms Eve Buffet Dinner – $118++ per person
- Christmas Day Buffet Lunch – $88++ per person
- Buffet Dinner – $98++ per person
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
31 Dec 2016 to 1 Jan 2017
- Premium Cuts of Wagyu of Tomahawk
- Prime Rib and Shortloin
- Bouillabaisse Pot Pie
- Spit Roast Festive Duck
- Slow Cooked Whole Salmon and Terrine
- Sous Vide Organic Egg with Seafood Fricassee
- Crustacean Emulsion
- Melted whole Wheel of Brie Cheese
- Chocolate ‘Garden’ made with Mini Raspberry Chocolate Cone, Gugelhupf Chocolate Cake and 3 layer Chocolate Mousse in Glass.
Image Source: Marina Mandarin
- New Year’s Eve Buffet Lunch – $68++ per person
- New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – $128++ per person
- New Year’s Day Buffet Lunch – $88++ per person
- New Year’s Day Buffet Dinner – $98++ per person
Mediterranean Food Festival (Nov 2016)
Our media tasting was held in Nov 2016 and during that time, Aquamarine was having their Mediterranean food festival.
I was too full from the festive dining to try their mediterranean food, but Justin and I managed to take some photos. So I’m just going to photo spam you. Haha..
- Barramundi Baked in Rock Salt and Ash, with Charred Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
- 16 hours of Slow Cooked Wagyu Beef Shortribs with Feta Cheese, Semi Dried Tomato and Oregano
- Free Range Chicken and Mushroom Risotto served in whole Parmesan wheel
- Zuppa Di Presce (Sicilian Seafood Stew)
- Salmon Escabache with Capers and Pimento
- Daily buffet lunch – $60++ per person
- Weekday buffet dinner – $70++ per person
- Weekend buffet dinner – $80++ per person
Information on Aquamarine:
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Tel: (65) 6845 1111
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