If you were to think of three things that encapsulate Christmas, it would most probably be family, presents and of course, the most amazing festive food! Christmas is the last holiday of the year, so it’s the perfect time to let loose and indulge one last time before the year ends!
This holiday season, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s very own Beach Road Kitchen has prepared a wonderful festive buffet filled with traditional festive flair. This year-end affair has Beach Road Kitchen chefs sparing no effort to tickle your tastebuds with a luxurious spread of quintessential festive roasts, seafood and mouth-watering desserts.
Expect freshly-carved Slow Roasted Turkey with a Signature Gravy and Cranberry Sauce and a sumptuous Honey Glazed Gammon Bone-In Ham as their festive highlights. Luxuriate in Beach Road Kitchen’s temperature-controlled seafood haven where you can find Chilled Poached Prawns and freshly-shucked Oysters. You can also watch skilled chefs cook your food à la minute at several live stations.
With this festive buffet, you’re in for a jolly good time with friends and family. To make your gift of bountiful food and precious time this season even more meaningful, quote ‘ladyironchef’ for 50% off 2nd diner when you make a reservation at Beach Road Kitchen.
Kickstart your meal with Beach Road Kitchen’s extensive range of antipasti from varying cuisines and cultures. Located in a special temperature-controlled room alongside their fresh seafood, you can expect dishes such as Potato Salad, Grilled Pumpkin and Truffle Mushroom Pasta Salad.
If you were craving some fresh greens, Beach Road Kitchen also has a wonderful salad bar where you can customise the perfect salad to start off your culinary exploration at the buffet. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the variety of toppings and dressings they have available.
ASSORTED CAVIAR STATION
Get a taste of delectable hors d’oeuvres this season and expect a mouthwatering selection of caviar at their Caviar Station! This is the station to make a beeline for as it is only available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
The caviar comes in a variety of flavours and toppings and is served atop a savoury pancake. We enjoyed a delicious pancake of caviar and pickled onions that really whet our appetites, preparing us for the seafood we planned to go for next!
THE SEAFOOD ROOM
One of the highlights at Beach Road Kitchen is definitely their seafood room. It’s a temperature-controlled room that allows for the seafood to be kept fresh until it gets to your plate! You can expect sweet Snow Crabs and succulent cooked Prawns – the freshest ocean catches you’ll taste.
Look forward to having oysters shucked before your very own eyes! It really doesn’t get any fresher than this. Skilled chefs will shuck these tender oysters for you so you can focus on eating only the best and the very freshest. These delicacies are best eaten with just a squeeze of lemon and a dash of tabasco!
Another live station within the seafood room is where chefs will make a seasoned Tuna Tartare à la minute! You can choose what you wish to add to the mix or just let the chef surprise and impress with his own custom blend.
In addition to the Tuna Tartare, enjoy some fresh Salmon Tartare and various kinds of smoked salmon from the seafood room. Accompanying the fresh slices are Duck Rilette, Mustard and Baby Pickles.
Seafood lovers will inevitably find this station the most satisfying! The fresh cold seafood is a perfect prelude to the rest of the hot items at the buffet.
FESTIVE ROAST MEATS
It really wouldn’t be a Christmas buffet without roasted meats to share at the dinner table! Beach Road Kitchen is bringing some quintessential holiday dishes to their lineup such as their Slow Roasted Turkey with Signature Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, as well as their Honey Glazed Gammon Bone-In Ham.
Each turkey is marinated with festive herbs and spices before it is slow-roasted for a minimum of 12 hours at a lower temperature. This meticulous method allows each turkey to remain as juicy, tender and succulent as possible. Pair it with the umami-filled Signature Gravy or the sweet and tangy Cranberry Sauce. Either way, it’s a festive favourite – not hard to see why once you’ve tasted it!
Another of Beach Road Kitchen’s festive roasts would be their Honey Glazed Gammon Bone-In Ham that is coated in the most luscious pure honey extract – straight from the honeycomb! The honey allows for the meat to caramelise beautifully, yet still gives the roast a natural, mildly sweet flavour.
Spiced with cloves, this ham is definitely a traditional staple at every table yet, you won’t tire of it. Accompany the ham with more tangy sweetness from the Pineapple Chutney. It really gives this festive ham a modern twist.
LIVE GRILL STATION
Alongside the carving meats, a plethora of seafood, meat and vegetables are flame-grilled at a live station just for you! Indulge in some freshly-grilled crayfish, tiger prawns, sweet corn and shell-on scallops! It feels just like a big family barbeque once you sink your teeth into the grilled meats – charred-to-perfection!
Our favourite from the grill was the Grilled Lamb Rack. Perfectly juicy with a good char, these tender slabs of meat were so satisfying to eat. Lightly seasoned with a simple mix of salt, pepper and a hint of rosemary, they were simple yet oh-so-delicious. Pair it with some grilled sweet corn to balance out the savoury flavour of the lamb!
LIVE PIZZA STATION
As a kid, we remember staring through the glass dividers as pizza chefs stretched out the dough, sprinkling toppings and sauce on them. Well, you can relive that experience as pizza chefs churn out some fresh classic pizzas in Beach Road Kitchen’s very own pizza oven.
We especially loved the Pepperoni Pizza as the savoury pepperoni complemented the generous helping of cheese baked onto the fluffy pizza dough. It was perfectly cooked in the oven and still piping hot as it reached our plates!
LIVE NOODLE STATION
The live noodle station allows you to pick and choose from a myriad of noodles, vegetables, mushrooms and toppings for your noodles! Choose your soup – Laksa or Beef Broth – and enjoy a piping-hot bowl of freshly cooked noodles.
We chose to have laksa broth with our noodles. This bowl is perfect for spice-lovers. It’s both spicy and creamy, proving to be a really heart-warming bowl of laksa. You can add some fishballs, fishcakes, lobster balls, beansprouts and eggs to your bowl, customizing it to your liking!
Savour some dishes from Chinese cuisine, showing how diverse Beach Road Kitchen’s buffet line up really is. You can expect iconic zi char favourites such as Sweet & Sour Pork, Black Pepper Stir-Fried Pork and Trio Egg Spinach.
Our favourite from this section had to be the Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat. Silky beancurd is drenched in a savoury soy-based gravy and topped with minced meat to create this Chinese classic. It goes well with a little bit of rice but it’s perfect by itself too!
INDIAN CUISINE SPECIALS
Adding that splash of spice on your plate, Beach Road Kitchen’s Indian cuisine specials will tantalize your tastebuds, tingling them with fragrant spices and sauces. Our favourites from the selection include the Chicken Tikka and crispy Prata.
The Chicken Tikka was super juicy and tender, yet packed amazing flavour with every bite. We paired it with some yoghurt to mellow out the spice and give it a tangy, creamy edge. It went perfectly with the fried Prata!
FESTIVE DESSERT SPREAD
The dessert was probably the biggest highlight of our meal at Beach Road Kitchen. The sweets spread was so luxurious and extensive it was as if we had won a Golden Ticket to a candy factory! This holiday season, Beach Road Kitchen chefs have prepared some familiar festive classics and some more modern Christmas treats.
One of these new-age festive desserts includes their handcrafted Sesame Green Tea Log Cake. Made with green tea mousse, sesame praline and a crunchy feuilletine base, this cake is a definite must-try.
Traditional treats such as Christmas butter cookies, cinnamon cookies and Stollen are also available! Our favourite of the bunch was the star-shaped cinnamon cookies because of how soft they were and surprisingly not all that sweet or cloying.
Something the kids can enjoy and take home would be the cutely-decorated Gingerbread Man cookies. Soft, chewy and with a nice hint of that classic gingerbread spice, it’s definitely a Christmas classic all can appreciate. Keep a lookout for the Gingerbread House that’s specially crafted for the holiday season!
Not to be forgotten at any Christmas meal are Mini Mince Pies and Traditional Mini Granny Smith Apple Crumble Pies. The apple crumble pie was buttery and flaky with a sweet gooey filling of sweet granny smith apples while the mince pie was a spiced mix of meat and dried fruits. Both have their own unique charms – you have to try these!
One of our favourite features that Beach Road Kitchen has is their Sweets Wall. Displayed in big jars are old-day Singaporean snacks such as iced gems, haw flakes and chocolate wafers.
If you have a thing for crepes, you’ll definitely enjoy this live station. Skilled chefs will prepare some banana custard crepes to order, topping them with a generous dusting of icing sugar. It’s perfectly sweet from the banana and made even creamier with the vanilla bean custard.
Other than festive desserts and old-school sweets, be enthralled by the super extensive range of cakes and pastries Beach Road Kitchen has to offer. End of your meal with some Kueh Lapis and Banana Cake or Matcha, Opera and Black Forest Petit Cakes. Whether they’re local delights or french pastry, they’re the perfect conclusion to your time at Beach Road Kitchen!
As an accompaniment to your meal, enjoy some festive refreshments! Choose from the traditional Mulled Wine with an assortment of fresh fruits or some Strawberry Sparkling Cider. They are all available at the live bar where you can request the bartenders to whip up these festive drinks for you.
Quote ladyironchef upon making your reservation to enjoy 50% OFF every second diner for the festive buffet at Beach Road Kitchen.
The prices for JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Beach Road Kitchen Buffets are as follows:
Jolly Festive Buffet (1 to 23 Dec & 26 to 30 December 2019):
- Lunch (Mon to Sat, 12pm – 2.30pm): Adult S$68++, Child S$34++
- Sunday Brunch (12pm – 3pm): Adult S$118++, Child S$59++
- Dinner (Mon to Thurs, 6pm – 10pm): Adult S$88++, Child S$44++
- Dinner (Fri to Sun, 6pm – 10pm): Adult S$98++, Child S$49++
Christmas Eve (24 Dec 2019):
- Lunch (12pm – 2.30pm): Adult S$78++, Child S$39++
- Dinner (6pm – 10pm): Adult S$148++, Child S$74++
Christmas Day (25 Dec 2019):
- Brunch (12pm – 3pm): Adult S$148++, Child S$74++
- Dinner (6pm – 10pm): Adult S$98++, Child S$49++
New Year’s Eve (31 Dec 2019):
- Lunch (12pm – 2:30pm): Adult S$68++, Child S$34++
- Dinner (6pm – 10pm): Adult S$148++, Child S$74++
New Year’s Day (1 January 2020):
- Brunch (12pm – 3pm): Adult S$148++, Child S$74++
- Dinner (6pm – 10pm): Adult S$80++, Child S$40++
30 Beach Road
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Tel: +65 6818 1913
Daily: 6am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade
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