Christmas is nigh. We're beginning to hear the familiar refrain of Christmas carols play on in the malls while restaurants all over Singapore kick-start their engines for the madness of the festive season. Whether you're planning an intimate dinner for two or gathering one and all for a family feast, we've shortlisted three outlets in Marina Bay Sands serving up Yuletide-worthy meals and tipple.
For the lovebirds
Where: CÉ LA VI
When: 9 December 2015 to 3 January 2016
Why go: Perched on the very top of Marina Bay Sands, this Mod-Asian restaurant serves up one of the most iconic views of the Singapore skyline alongside dishes that surprise diners with unexpected flavour pairings. This Christmas, Executive Chef Frederic Faucheux has crafted a festive menu that includes such dishes as seared salmon sushi and Kelly oysters served on the half shell.
For reservations, dial 6688 7688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For post-dinner drinks with friends
Where: The Bar at Waku Ghin
When: 15 to 27 December 2015
Why go: Fine dining Japanese restaurant Waku Ghin ranks high on the list for gourmands the world over. But even if you don't manage to score a seat at this highly coveted restaurant, swing by their bar for a taste of their legendary hospitality and culinary prowess. Besides a slew of finely tuned classic cocktails, diners can look forward to the Southern Polar Bear, a festive creation that pulls together yogurt with fruit-flavoured liqueurs — all topped with adorable gummy bears and coconut flakes.
For reservations, dial 6688 8507
For a family feast
Where: Osteria Mozza
When: 21 to 31 December 2015
Why go: For a taste of Christmas at a traditional Italian household, head over to Osteria Mozza and call for the special menu titled "Feast of the Seven Fishes". In accordance with tradition, seafood is served in place of meat. Expect to feast on the sweet, delicate flesh of spanner crab; mussels served in pasta enriched with saffron, lobsters, and more.
For reservations, dial 6688 8522 or email email@example.com