I say Christmas, you say Pan Pacific Orchard. This luxe hotel is pulling out all the stops for its first festive season since opening in June. With twinkling lights, halls adorned with holly, exquisite Christmassy buffets at Mosella, holiday cocktails at Florette and and fab takeaway options, Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore is bringing the magic of the holidays to life. Here’s how to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve in style with them!
#1 Feast on Christmas flavours at Mosella
Star anise, winter black truffle, chestnut and spiced ganache – just some of the Christmas ingredients on the menu at this Mediterranean-Peruvian restaurant on the Forest Terrace, Level 2.
Take your pick from a selection of appetisers, mains and desserts on the festive lunch and dinner set menus. Signature dishes including ceviche de conchas with Hokkaido scallops, carpaccio de gamba, a prawn dish with avocado mousse and Spanish white gazpacho, and cochinillo asado, classic Spanish suckling pig. Don’t skip pudding – with whirls of chestnut Chantilly, the Mont Blanc is worth the calories, as is the decadent chocolate and gianduja dessert with hazelnut feuilletine.
Meanwhile, even Santa will be making an appearance at Mosella’s festive à la carte buffet brunch at Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore! Take your time deciding where to start, but don’t miss the 48-month Iberico ham, gazpacho de melon with anchovies and burrata mousse, and gamba roja al “ajillo” with Mediterranean red prawn, garlic, chilli and smoked paprika. Other highlights include prime-cuts straight from the parrilla grill and a sensational spread of seafood, including oysters and ceviche de salmon, as well as empanada de carne. With burnt pineapple, coconut and passionfruit, the Piña Quemada dessert is a perfect end to a merry buffet meal at Pan Pacific Orchard.
Festive à la carte buffet brunch at Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore, 12.30pm to 3pm, $138 per adult, 25 December and 1 January 2024
Festive 3-course set lunch, 12pm to 2.30pm, $88 per adult, 27 November to 24 December, 26 December to 31 December
3-course set dinner, 6pm to 10.30pm, $108 per adult, 27 November to 23 December, 26 December to 30 December
4-course Christmas dinner, 6pm to 10.30pm, $138 per adult, 24 and 25 December
5-course New Year’s Eve dinner, 6pm to 10.30pm, $198 per adult, 31 December
#2 Celebrate with a magical afternoon tea
Afternoon tea has been given a yuletide makeover at Florette, with delicately-crafted pastries and bite-sized sandwiches dressed up with new and exciting Christmas flavours. Elevate that festive feeling with a flute (or two!) of Taittinger Brut Champagne ($24 per glass). Nibble on seasonal sarmies such as Atlantic lobster and caviar, egg and black truffle, roast turkey and smoked salmon and cream cheese.
For a playful touch, the afternoon tea set features treats such as “The Sweetest Gift” wrapped in strawberry Chantilly, “The Reindeer” filled with dark rum, “Black Forest Christmas Ball” with Christmas spices and morello cherry confit, along with gingerbread macaron and more.
Festive Afternoon Tea, 27 November to 8 January, 3pm to 5pm, $58, closed on Mondays.
#3 Sip on Christmas cocktails at Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore
Florette’s bartending team has partnered with The Macallan to create three exquisite whisky-based cocktails that taste just like Christmas. “The Night in Red” is a mulled wine old-fashioned twist, “Eclecticity” with toasted apple syrup has a contemporary flair, while “The Light in Amber” is a unique whisky spritz with festive spices, lemon, orange blossom, champagne, and orange bitter liqueur. Which is your favourite?
The Holiday Cocktail Collection is available from 1 December until 8 January, 3pm to 1am.
#4 Raise a toast with bottomless bubbly
Florette knows how to spread Christmas cheer. Sip on free-flowing Taittinger Champagne or prosecco, along with festive cocktails, wine and sodas, at this champagne and oyster bar in the hotel’s Garden terrace.
From 1 December until 8 January, 4pm to 8pm, $98 per person for 2.5-hour free flow Taittinger Champagne and $88 per person for 2.5-hour free flow prosecco, festive cocktail, red and white wine, and sodas.
#5 Slurp oysters by the dozen at Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore
There’s nothing quite like fresh oysters, especially when served with a crisp glass of champagne or a festive cocktail. Take a break from last-minute shopping on Orchard Road this Christmas and head to Florette for their Oyster Tasting Platter, with six varieties of oysters – Amelie, Hyogo, Irish, Jerome Miet, L’Antilope, and Tsarskaya.
Available from 1 to 30 December 2023, $88 for 12 oysters
#6 Consider your festive entertaining sorted
Pan Pacific Orchard’s festive gourmet takeaways and treats will make hosting super easy with everything you need for a memorable Christmas and New Year’s Eve at home.
Order beautifully handcrafted yule logs, festive gift boxes with chocolate pralines, macarons and cookies. (The EL team has its eye on Santa’s Belt, a statement cake layered with chocolate almond sponge, white peach and cherry blossom mousse, mascarpone crémeux and pistachio feuilletine – yum!)
There’s also a stellar line-up of gourmet roasts. Impress your guests with roasted black angus beef tenderloin, spiced roasted whole US tom turkey with chestnut stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce, and chipotle and manuka honey glazed gammon ham with cinnamon pork gravy and apple sauce. The turkey and ham options come with sauteed brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes and root vegetables for the ultimate no-prep feast!
The festive goodies are available for collection from Mosella until 26 December.
#7 Spoil yourself with a festive staycation at Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore
For a fabulous way to experience the Christmas festivities on Orchard Road, whisk yourself and your loved ones off to this stylish hotel in the heart of Singapore’s iconic shopping district. See the Christmas lights (and pick up a few last-minute gifts for yourself) before heading back to the hotel for festive food and drinks aplenty. The sumptuous festive sojourn includes all the trimmings, too. There’s a welcome bottle of wine, an in-room Christmas treat, daily breakfast at Mosella and $200 F&B credits to spend at Mosella, Florette, Pacific Breeze and Aqua Bar.
Book your stay from 1 December to 5 January, with prices starting from $500 per night.
#8 Countdown to the New Year in style
Ring in 2024 in the best way! You’ll find magnificent food and drinks and good company at Florette on Level 11. This dazzling eatery at The Garden Terrace is the perfect backdrop for celebrating new beginnings, with its lush foliage, tranquil pools and background of cascading waterfalls.
10 Claymore Road, 229540
6991 6888 | panpacific.com/christmasinorchard
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