Celebrating Christmas at home this year but keen for some help in the cooking department? There’s a mouthwatering array of delicious festive food and wine deliveries to keep the stress at bay – it’s Christmas cooking made easy with these online ordering and delivery options.
Sasha’s Fine Foods
Fancy eating like a queen? Sasha’s Fine Foods’ triple salmon terrine is apparently a firm favourite of the Queen of England, and a regular fixture on the royal dining table on Boxing Day. It comes direct from Inverawe Smokehouse, a family-run business on the shores of Loch Etive in Scotland. There’s also the Royal Fillet, again from Inverawe, a 300g loin of smoked salmon, which makes a wonderful Christmas centrepiece for any table.
Alternatively, opt for the more traditional Inverawe smoked salmon, smoked mackerel or smoked trout, which have all been smoked using traditional time-honoured techniques to ensure that unmistakable flavour.
From the meats section, you can choose cooked ham on the bone from Wicks Manor Farm in the UK, a family-run farm where pigs roam free in their natural environment. Each ham leg weighs between 2.5 and 3kg.
To order: Go to sashasfinefoods.com
Stock up for your Christmas party and order in from BenMart’s array of gourmet sausages, hams, wines, champagne and cocktail snacks.
For seafood-lovers, there’s fresh salmon and cod, and mussels that have been rope-cultured in clean coastal areas in New Zealand to ensure they are free from sand and grit, and have full, plump and richly flavoured flesh. The premium grass-fed chilled beef also comes from New Zealand, and is available in a variety of cuts including strip-loin, rib-eye and rump to suit your Christmas roasting needs.
Then there’s the cheese, a must to round off any good Christmas meal. Choose individual products or order a cheese platter of BenMart’s top picks.
Delivery is free for purchases over $200 on selected days; final day for Christmas deliveries is 23 December.
To order: Go to benmart.com
This year, ‘it’s all about the trimmings and not just the turkey’ according to this central, hidden-gem of a hotel which has just launched their bespoke Christmas order menu. If you can’t face slaving over a hot stove in this heat (who could?) and the thought of making numerous trips across the island to source all those Christmas trimmings fills you with dread, let Hotel Jen Tanglin take care of it all. Each fully-loaded, cooked turkey comes with an abundance of veggies, stuffings and sauces which will feed 10-12 guests. For those not inclined to the festive bird, there’s also the option of Beef Wellington, roasted pork belly, roast pork knuckle and a honey-glazed Virginia ham.
How to order: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jen’s festive hotline on 6831 4295 (orders must be made 48 hours in advance, last orders by 7pm 30 Dec) collection located at the Jen’s To Go Café, lobby level.
Price: $198 (all in!) – Hotel Jen Tanglin
Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant & Bar
This Prime Dempsey dining spot is a go-to for authentic Spanish cuisine. However, alongside its regular tapas and sangria, succulent roasts, fresh seafood and paella dishes, Don Quijote will be offering roasted turkey and honey-baked ham paella throughout December, as well as roasted whole turkey for those who want to enjoy the Don Quijote flavours in the comfort of their own home. For a whole roasted turkey (4.5kg to 5kg) expect to spend $140, while Christmas turkey and ham paella costs from $45 to $75, depending on portion size.
A word of advice: due to limited oven space, pre-ordering is a must to avoid disappointment.
To order: Call 6476 2811 or go to don-quijote-restaurants.com.
For something just a little different to sling on the Christmas barbecue, try out Huber’s gingerbread-flavoured pork chipolatas ($28 per kg), or its venison, bacon and red wine chipolatas ($30 per kg).
Whether its turkey, ham or any other centrepiece for the Christmas table, Huber’s promises to help you serve up the most delicious meal. Their expert butchers can guide you on selection, offer advice on preparation and roasting, and suggest the right accompaniments for your meat.
An eight-to-ten-pound turkey costs $52, with Huber’s homemade turkey stuffing an additional $17 for 600 grams. To find out what else is on offer, pick up a copy of the Christmas catalogue at Huber’s Butchery’s new store at 22 Dempsey Road. Last day for Christmas orders is 16 December.
Orders: Call 6737 1588 or email email@example.com. | hubersbutchery.com
Add a little French finesse to your Christmas feast with products ordered from Quartier, all of which are imported from France. These include an array of delicious appetisers, from fresh oysters ($145 to $248.50 for 50 pieces) and smoked salmon to traditional foie gras on toast with fig jam. There is of course a large selection of high-quality cheeses available, along with different breads. And, for the oven, choose from turkeys, capons, chickens or quails with chestnuts. Quartier also has a new range of vegetables ready for tasting, as well as champagne, selected French wines and fine chocolates to share around (or not!).
Orders: In store at 78 Serangoon Garden Way (closed Monday), and PasarBella, 200 Turf Club Road | quartier.com
Whether you’re planning a small festive family gathering or a massive Christmas celebration, chances are you’ll want to stock up on some reasonably priced, quality wine. Underground Wines stocks a wide range of Kiwi wines, as well as providing glasses for hire for those bigger events. Its warehouse-direct model means you get good value along with next-day delivery (in some cases even same-day delivery).
Free delivery for orders over $200, and an exclusive deal for Expat Living readers, who can register and use the code “EL10” to get ten percent off their orders through to the end of the year.
To order: Call 6514 3227 to arrange a visit to the warehouse at 315 Outram Road, #07-04 Tan Boon Liat Building, or go to undergroundwines.com.sg.
With three of Singapore’s top sommeliers picking Wanderwine’s products, you’re sure to impress your Christmas guests with your online selection. The Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV, priced at $79, is a great way to get the party started, and is a delicate, elegant and well-balanced champagne, perfect for any special occasion. Another recommended tipple is the Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore Rustico NV, from one of the world’s top producers of Prosecco. At a very reasonable $42, it makes a great alfresco dining choice. Then there’s the Cava Brut Reserva Agusti Torello Mata 2010, costing $45; it’s pale yellow with bright hues of straw and has fine and consistent bubbles; a perfect celebratory tipple.
To order: Go to wanderwine.com (next-day delivery available on orders over $75) | wanderwine.com
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