From sumptuous buffet spreads to gourmet takeaway hampers to luxe spa treatments, Pan Pacific Singapore has got you covered for the festive season...
As we inch closer to the jolly year-end festivities of 2019, all we really want for Christmas is the perfect place to celebrate everything from family gatherings to friendly reunions. Sort of like a home away from home, we’d say. There’s no need to look far for silver bells or halls decked with boughs of holly though: Pan Pacific Singapore has everything you could ever want or need for the holiday season.
Hungry for a heart-warming meal made with love? The hotel offers plenty of restaurant choices, including Hai Tien Lo, Keyaki and the award-winning Edge. Or perhaps you’d prefer to host a cosy dinner at home? Make your life fuss-free and easy by ordering gourmet hampers, meats and other goodies from Pacific Marketplace. And if your idea of a good time includes a pampering session, book yourself a slot at St. Gregory Spa to relax and unwind under the hands of the pros… because we all deserve a treat every once in a while.
Dine on stellar spreads
What’s the Yuletide season without a festive feast? At Edge, the hearty buffet is stuffed with delicious dishes like pineapple and honey-glazed gammon ham, eight spices roasted turkey and Christmas bread pudding with pistachios and dried fruits. Complement your meal with fresh seafood and traditional Christmas sweets such as minced fruit pie, black forest log cake and Christmas stollen. The restaurant also offers a smorgasbord of classics and specialties for Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, including plates of Cajun-roasted turkey and pumpkin cheesecake for the former, as well as oven-roasted mustard angus tomahawk and strawberry panna cotta for the latter.
For an Asian twist to your year-end dinners, make a reservation at Hai Tien Lo, where you’ll be served Cantonese creations such as chilled fresh abalone with jellyfish, caviar and golden flakes or pan-fried rib eye in red wine sauce. An array of dim sum bites are also available for Christmas and New Year.
To try something different, take a seat at the table for an exclusive eight-course set menu at Keyaki, which stars the traditional osechi ryori, a mix of Japanese New Year’s foods plated in special boxes. There’ll also be a sake barrel breaking ceremony on the evening before 2020, and all adults dining on New Year’s Eve and Day will get complimentary masu sake.
If you need a break from all your retail therapy, pop by the Atrium for a selection of English and Peranakan afternoon tea nibbles. Highlights to try include homemade Christmas bonbons and pralines, slow-roasted Aussie rib eye and coffee caramel roulade. When 31 December rolls around, count down in style and usher in the new year with a holographic-themed party featuring DJ beats, free-flow canapes, house pours and a grand balloon drop at midnight.
If casual’s what you’re looking for, take a chill pill by the Poolside Bar and savour the festive combo of chicken and lamb kebabs, prawn quesadillas and deep-fried soft shell crabs.
Home for the holidays
Throwing a festive party to end all parties? Head to Pacific Marketplace for hassle-free prep time and impress your guests with bestsellers like roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, roasted Australian wagyu beef strip loin and honey-glazed gammon ham with spiced pineapple marmalade. Or, go the adventurous route and try the new baked tamarind turkey that’s served with biryani rice and cucumber ralta.
To add to your sweet spread, take home any of the three new log cakes in flavours such as caramel nut, Mao Shan Wang and gula melaka, or Jivara milk chocolate with Pear William. Other holiday treats include homemade gingerbread houses, massive Santa Claus chocolates with pralines and fruit cakes.
All done with your shopping and party-planning? Settle in for a soothing sesh at St. Gregory Spa and luxuriate in a Rejuvenate and Glow Body or Face Ritual so you can look your best before the revelry begins. Check out Pan Pacific Singapore for more deets on all the festive offers!
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This post is in partnership with Pan Pacific Singapore.