Mandarin Oriental: Christmas 02/12/2013 Festive, Marina, Takeaway Preparing for year-end parties can be a hassle, and being very lazy, I’ll save the trouble and buy festive goodies off the shelves instead. Mandarin Oriental has quite an extensive and quality range to choose from. Below are some that I’ve tasted. A rich luscious serving for 2 – 4 pax comes with terrine, figs brioche, cranberries jam and onion chutney, with a price tag of $85. A good balance of crispiness and fatiness. With corn stuffing, assorted roasted potatoes, festive vegetables, mesclun greens with homemade dressing, accompanied by cranberry sauce and traditional giblet gravy. My favourite of the lot is not for takeaways! Enclosed within the filo pastry layers are rice and salmon meat with dill beurre blanc – the unique dish is available at the buffet line of Melt ~ The World Café. I’m never a big fan of log cakes but these swept me off my feet. The ‘Raspberry’ one is infused with milk chocolate mousse which complements the sourness of the berries; while the ‘Mango’ tasted light and fruity and is happy to look at. Honestly, I’m torn between which is better. Other items include pies, cookies, pralines, macarons, ham, beef, etc, with prices ranging from $22 – $380. Mandarin Oriental Christmas Brochure: Available from now till 25 Dec 2013 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797 (Nearest MRT: Esplanade, Promenade) (+65) 6338 0066 Mon – Sun: 6.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm Website Food7.5 Value7 Service7 7.2Overall Score Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.