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Feed your weekend (Dec 2): Axe your hunger pangs

TOMAHAWK OF A STEAK

If you like your steaks huge, you will love tomahawks, which are huge bone-in rib steaks that weigh more than 1kg.

Skirt rolled out its Jack Daniels dry aged 30 days sher red label MS4-5 tomahawk this week, aged in-house after the Australian wagyu rib is soaked in single-barrel Tennessee whiskey.

It is available only on Tuesdays and a tasting of the first batch this week is promising.
The 1.2kg tomahawk ($199 for 1kg) is supposedly for two or three persons, but it can easily feed four if you are having starters and desserts too.

The whiskey permeates the meat, its distinctive flavour making the beef taste rather unique. 
But if alcohol-flavoured meat is not your thing, the restaurant also serves a Mayura station MS8-9 full-blood wagyu tomahawk ($388 for 1.2kg). This boasts better fat marbling (MS stands for marbling score), which results in better flavour, especially for meat near the bone.

WHERE: Skirt, W Singapore - Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront OPEN: 6 -11.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 6pm-midnight (Fridays, Saturdays, eves of public holidays and public holidays) TEL: 6808-7278

Food

PROMOTIONS

Pete's Place Italian Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at Pete's Place in Grand Hyatt Singapore by chef de cuisine Cataldo Chiloiro comprises salads, stations of housemade Italian cuisine and a spread of antipasti such as beef carpaccio with aged parmesan cheese. The seafood counter features freshly shucked oysters, cold poached prawns, crabs and more. Customise your favourite handmade pasta at live stations and enjoy the signature 48-hour dough pizzas plus daily risotto specials that are served to your table.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $48++ a person (add $30++ for free-flow prosecco, Italian wines, Tiger draft beer, Aperol spritz & Campari cocktails), $29++ a child aged five - 12 TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: E-mail petesplace.sg@hyatt.com

Open Farm Community's Social Market

The seventh edition of Open Farm Community Social Market this weekend has Singaporean vendors and farmers showcasing their festive goodies. The vendors include Kuhlbarra, The Wicked Cream SG (it has an offer where customers who buy five jars will get one free), The Seeds Master, Sea Farmers @ Ubin, Butterknife Folk, Carpenter & King (its festive flavours for desserts are mint, candy cane), Tinydipity (the first 80 customers get a toy key chain) and Edible Garden City (it will conduct farm tours).

WHERE: 130E Minden Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow (11am - 4pm) & Sun (11am - 5pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-0306 INFO: E-mail enquiries@ofcsingapore.com.sg

Breton's Weekend Special

Breton, formerly The French Stall, is offering oven-baked Camembert with grilled buckwheat bread for $12++ this weekend. Also on sale is Dom Armand Gilg Alsace Sylvaner AOPGrand Cru Zotzenberg 2011 at $52++ a bottle, $14++ a glass and $42++ a carafe. It is usually priced at $80++ a bottle. At Chef Xavier's Market (Saturdays, 9.30am to 2pm), customers can buy cuts of meat and seafood, and get up to 50 per cent discount on wine and beer.

WHERE: 544 Serangoon Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till Sun PRICE: Selected items $12 - $52 TEL: 6299-3544 INFO: www.breton.com.sg

CHRISTMAS

Festive Afternoon Tea At Fullerton

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore's Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Courtyard will feature festive treats such as smoked turkey rolls with honey mustard and pineapple, Mont Blanc Tartes with crushed meringue and caramelised hazelnut cream puffs - all served with pots of steaming robust tea.

WHERE: Atrium Lobby, Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Dec 30 (weekdays: 3 - 6pm, weekends: 2 - 4pm or 4.30 - 6pm) PRICE: $49++ a person, $25++ a child TEL: 6877-8129 INFO: www.fullertonhotels.com

Tea-Inspired Christmas At TWG Tea

Pair teas with Christmas delights in TWG Tea's Festive Set Menu. The main course is a pan-seared beef tenderloin and Nargila tea-infused seared foie gras, quince puree and ice lettuce served with a moreish Comte cheese pudding. End the meal with a mini log cake that has chocolate mousse infused with the new Red Christmas Tea, a blend of theine-free red tea perfumed with spices, tiramisu mousse, a cherry and black currant cream centre and red fruit jelly. For a festive tea pairing, diners can choose either the hot Noel! Noel! Tea, a white and black tea blend with notes of clementine and Tahitian vanilla, or an iced Red Christmas Tea.

WHERE: Five TWG Tea Salons, including B2-65 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue (various opening hours) WHEN: Dec 19 - 28 PRICE: $35 TEL: 6565-1837 INFO: www.twgtea.com

Oriental Christmas At Hua Ting

Orchard Hotel Singapore's Hua Ting brings you Festive Flavours of Canton by masterchef Lap Fai for a bubbly Christmas with an Asian twist. Set menus include Trio of Crispy Scallop stuffed with Prawn Paste; Roasted Ham with Honey Sauce and Chilled Marinated Jellyfish in Aged Vinegar; Braised Whole Abalone (10-head) with Shiitake Mushrooms and Seasonal Greens in Superior Oyster Sauce; and Handmade Udon in Lobster Soup with Tiger Prawn. The six-course and eight-course Festive Set Menus are available for lunch and dinner.

WHERE: Level 2 Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Jan 1; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner: 6 - 10pm PRICE: $98++ a person (includes wine for two or more people); $988++ - $1,188++ (for at least 10 diners, includes bottle of Perrier-Jouet champagne) TEL: 6739-6666 INFO: E-mail huating.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

Glitzy Rooftop Affair At 1919 Waterboat House

The 1919 Waterboat House will present its festive interpretations of contemporary European classics this Christmas. Lunch is over two or three courses, starting with Veloute Aux Cepes, followed by Deconstructed Turkey Pie and the optional third item of Praline Log Cake with hazelnut and popping Candy. Dinner (four to five courses) will have additional dishes such as 10-Day Aged Foie Gras Terrine, Sous Vide Wagyu D-Rump and Beef Tartare.

WHERE: 03-01 The Waterboathouse, 3 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 12 - 24; lunch (weekdays): noon - 2.30pm; dinner: (Mon - Sat) 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: Lunch: $25++ - $35++; dinner: $88++ - $108++ TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg


Turkey Sliders, Happy Hour At Club Meatballs

Club Meatballs' December Dinner Special is Turkey Sliders - turkey balls with chestnut stuffing cooked with cranberry sauce. For Christmas Happy Hour, there will be special prices for spirits and mixers ($7++; double: $11++), wine ($9++ a glass, $39++ a bottle) and beer ($8++ a bottle, $35++ for bucket of five, $100++ for bucket of 20).

WHERE: 01-35 China Square Central, 20 Cross Street MRT: Chinatown/ Telok Ayer WHEN: Till Dec 31; Christmas Happy Hour: noon - 8pm PRICE: Drinks: $7++ - $100++; turkey sliders dinner special: $16.90++ TEL: 6222-8660 INFO: www.clubmeatballs.com

Morton's X'mas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners

Morton's of Chicago will serve a three-course menu on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Complimentary Amuse-Bouche kicks off the meal, followed by a choice from five of Morton's iconic starters such as Lobster Bisque, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Caesar Salad or Morton's Salad. For the second course, diners can choose from Morton's famed 8oz Centre Cut Filet Mignon, 16oz Centre Cut Prime Rib Eye, Chilean Sea Bass or Morton's Chicken Christopher. Dessert choices are Morton's Hot Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream, Key Lime Pie or Homemade New York Cheesecake.


WHERE: Level 4 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Dec 24 & Dec 31 PRICE: Three-course menu: $188++; a la carte menu also available TEL: 6339-3740 INFO: www.mortons.com


Morganfield's Sticky Bones Christmas flavours

Morganfield's Christmas menu is available for dine-in or takeaway, with items such as Cranberry or Hazelnut Sticky Bones ($29.90++ half Slab, $45.90++ full slab), Black Angus Beef Rib ($89.90++), Candied Bacon ($9.90++) and Morgan's Christmas Feast ($149.90++). Also available for takeaway are Crackling Pork Roast ($38.90+) and Roast Chicken ($32.90+).


WHERE (MRT): Suntec City: 01-645 Tower 4, 3 Temasek Boulevard, (Promenade); The Star Vista: 02-23, 1 Vista Exchange Green (Buona Vista); VivoCity: 01-51A, 1 Harbourfront Walk (HarbourFront) WHEN: Till Dec 31; Sun - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri, Sat & public holiday eve: 11am - midnight PRICE: Takeaways (three days' advance order): $9.90+ - $149.90+ ($25 delivery charge); dine-in: $9.90++ - $149.90++ TEL: Suntec City: 6736-1136; The Star Vista: 6694-3635; VivoCity: 6225-0501 INFO: www.morganfields.com.sg


Prelude Lunch Buffet, Christmas Meals At Sheraton's Dining Room

Celebrate Christmas at Sheraton Towers' The Dining Room with a spread of truffle roasted turkey with traditional stuffing, braised beef cheek with red wine mushroom sauce and kurobuta pork loin stuffed with prune and apricot. Housemade desserts include forest berries creme brulee, vanilla bread and butter pudding with whiskey caramel as well as Dresden stollen.


WHERE: Lobby level, Sheraton Towers, 39 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN (PRICE): Prelude Lunch Buffet, Dec 12 - 16 & 19 - 24, noon - 2.30pm ($62++ a person, $31++ a child aged six - 12); Christmas Eve Dinner, Dec 24, 7 - 10pm ($118++ an adult, $59++ a child); Christmas Day Lunch, Dec 25, noon - 2.30pm ($98++ an adult, $49++ a child) TEL: 6839-5621 INFO: E-mail thediningroom@sheratonsingapore.com

Ce La Vi's Festive Menu

Ce La Vi's month-long Festive Menu features a seven-course meal of the restaurant's master chefs' modern Asian creations. Dishes include Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare, Crab Meat Ravioli and Grilled Dutch Veal Chops.


WHERE: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Mon - Dec 30; lunch: noon - 2.30pm (weekdays), noon - 3pm (weekends); dinner: 6 - 10.30pm (Sun - Wed), 6 - 11pm (Thu - Sat) PRICE: $188++ a person (add $128++ for wine-pairing) TEL: 6508-2188 INFO: E-mail reservationsg@celavi.com

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