It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with good reason. It’s the season of feasting and joyous gatherings. If you are looking for great food, be it to host your friends at home or for a celebration night out, look no further than the offerings from 1-Group.
The 1-Group are raising the waves this holiday season. Participate in the festive Ten Thousand Oysters Extravaganza throughout the month of December and enjoy fresh, in-season Fine-de-Claire oysters.
These oysters are harvested from the deep waters off the bay of Mont Saint Michel, France, and are famed for their nutty brininess and origins in the world’s most renowned oyster-growing region. Known for its unique flavour, these are found in the world-famous salt marshes of Marennes on the Atlantic coast of France.
Get in the holiday mood with these aphrodisiacs at the live oyster station at The Alkaff Mansion, 1-Altitude Coast and Wildseed Bar, starting at S$3 per piece on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The live oyster station at Kaarla Restaurant & Bar offers a free glass of sparkling wine to anyone who can eat a dozen oysters. In contrast, a dozen oysters at FLNT, FIRE, MONTI, Atico Lounge and The Summerhouse will only set you back S$36++, allowing you to indulge in the season’s finest without breaking the bank.
The holiday spirit can’t be properly welcomed without an abundance of brunch food and champagne. Kaarla’s Christmas Day Brunch with a Live Oyster Station comprises premium cuts such Roast Beef Wellington, Wood-Fired Pork Ribs, and Whole Cooked-on-Bone Sustainable Barramundi, all for S$108++ per pax. Add some sparkle with the S$78++ Voyager Sparkling Beverage Package for two hours, which includes Voyager Estate Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc, and Voyager Estate Cabernet Merlot.
Botanico, a haven from the bustle of city life set in the tranquility of Botanic Gardens, treats guests to a communal sharing breakfast of five courses. Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there will be two seating, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The S$78++ per person menu included honey-glazed ham, roasted turkey breast with raisin, pistachio, and bacon stuffing, and angus striploin served with orange cranberry jus. For another S$45 ++, enjoy free-flowing champagne with your meal.
Sol & Luna, located on the 17th floor of the CapitaSpring Building, marks the ideal spot for a celebratory Sunday brunch with loved ones. Their meat and seafood platters, starting at S$158++, are hard to beat. You can chow down on some meats like Spatchcock Peri Chicken or Oxtail & Stout Pie, or get your fill of seafood like Patagonian Red Prawns, Grilled Slipper Lobster, and Smoked Grilled Octopus.
Even the most finicky eaters will be satisfied by the Christmas dinner sets from 1-Group. This year, Christmas Eve at The Alkaff Mansion will be more festive than ever. Beginning 7 pm, diners can spend S$118++ per person on live carolling and a spread of paella, roast pork carvings, and fresh seafood at the live stations. Schedule a time to stay.
Bee’s Knees‘ Christmas in the Garage: The Enchanted Woods, a shared Christmas platter for two costs S$98. Cranberry, apple, and pineapple puree sauces complement lamb shank, roasted baby chicken, honey ham, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and roasted potatoes.
You get Black Forest ham, Casalingo salami, turkey ham, kefalotyri cheese, goat cheese, parmesan cheese, grapes, strawberry with cherry tomatoes, and green olives on Zorba’s Festive Mezze Platter for four (S$108++). Don’t like cold cuts? Pan-fried Seabass, Grilled Octopus, Grilled Tiger Prawns, Fried Calamari, and Yoghurt Lemon Sauce are all included in the YuleTIDE Platter for Four (S$140++).
The Summerhouse’s unique garden domes with air conditioning provide for a cozy holiday celebration under the sky. You can sample the Chef’s seasonal offerings for S$488++ per pair. Sustainable ingredients get the night started with freshly shucked Parcs Saint Kerber oysters.
Popped pearl and Sturia Caviar with your choice of red or white wine will let you savour the bounty of the sea. Have some cold cuts and cheese platters decorated for Christmas. Pastry Chef’s signature Chestnut Mille Feuille is a must-have holiday dessert.
A warm Christmas celebration with loved ones calls for MONTI’s five-course supper featuring house-cured Norwegian king salmon, Milano Giass dry gin, risoni pasta, and Sanchoku F1 Wagyu rump cap 4-5.
High Tea Sets
The Christmas high tea sets from 1-Group are ideal for establishing a brand-new ritual in the afternoon. For S$48++, you and a guest can enjoy two hours of unlimited Prosecco or Moscato at Atico Lounge. The lounge’s S$78++ platter of Spiced Pear and French Chestnut Tea Cake and Croissant Turkey Ham with Cranberry is a steal.
The $58++ high tea set at MONTI will transport you to Italy in your mind’s eye.
Mushroom croquettes with chipotle aioli, Parma ham-wrapped cantaloupe, and Almond & Lavender financiers are just a few of the items included in Sol & Ora’s holiday-themed high tea, which costs S$35++ per person (minimum 2 pax).
Christmas at Home
If you ask us, we say home is the best place to celebrate Christmas. And to make the home celebration a merrier event, we highly recommend 1-At-Home’s Christmas Bundle (S$465++) which comprises assorted cuts such as 2kg Roasted Turkey Breast Pistachio and Pancetta Stuffing, 1.6kg Honey-glazed and Baked Smoked Ham, 800g Wood-fired Grilled One-Bone OP Ribs and 800g Wood-fired Grilled Rack of Lamb. Our favourite is the Wood-fired Grilled One-Bone OP Ribs, done to perfection with a distinctive charred taste. It’s not all meat, though–a vegetable platter of Asparagus, Carrots, Roasted Potatoes and White Corn comes with the set to satiate the non-meat eaters.
The bundle set is good for a party of 7 to 8 pax. It is available for delivery to your home via 1-at-home.sg from 1 to 25 December 2022.
More offerings await when you take advantage of 1-Group’s varied menus, offers and promotions all month long in celebration of the holiday season. Visit http://www.1-group.sg/christmas-2022 for bookings and additional details on the various concepts and outlets.