Christmas Dining: Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Date: Friday, Dec 20, 2013 to Monday, Dec 30, 2013
Time: Noon - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road

Variety is the spice of Cafe Brio's festive lunch and dinner buffets.

Highlights of the extensive spreads include Christmas cold cuts with gherkins, honey tomatoes and green olives; fresh seafood on ice including freshwater prawns, baby clams, New Zealand mussels, snow crab claws, freshly shucked Canadian oysters, bamboo clams and Chilean scallops with roe (dinner only); herbed steamed Tasmanian salmon with parsley broth; kurobuta pork loin with chorizo, haricot beans and roasted sweet bell peppers; roasts such as turkey breast, Provencal lamb leg and prime rib with truffle jus (dinner only); and desserts such as signature chocolate truffle cake, snowball strawberry cheese cake and spiced gingerbread creme brulee.

Pontini's festive set dinner for this month includes options such as slow-poached Boston lobster with celeriac puree, toasted hazelnuts and aged balsamic vinegar; vialone nano risotto with fresh Sicilian red prawn carpaccio, green zucchini and lime; and Italian pork with stewed black lentils, crushed purple potato, broccolini and Italian black winter truffle.

For Christmas Eve, head chef Daniele Sarno prepares a five-course feast with crustacean cappuccino, champagnemarinated fresh oysters and lime jelly; pan-roasted line-caught turbot fillet with Castelluccio lentil puree, baby root vegetables and smoked paprika oil; and handmade Sicilian-style cannoli.

Where: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road
MRT: Tiong Bahru
When: Cafe Brio Festive Buffet Lunch, till Dec 31, Mon - Sat, $52++ (adults), $26++ (children); weekday Festive Buffet Dinner, till Dec 31, Mon - Thu, $62++ (adults), $31++ (children); weekend Festive Buffet Dinner, till Dec 30, Fri - Sun, $72++ (adults), $36++ (children); Pontini Festive Set menu, Mon & Dec 26 - 30, three courses $88++ a person, four courses $108++, five courses $128++; Pontini Christmas Eve Degustation Set Dinner, $138++ a person;
Cafe Brio and Pontini opening hours: noon - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm
Tel: 6233-1100
Info: E-mail

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