Monday, December 8, 2014

The Square Novotel: X'mas Feast 2014

Instead of roasted turkeys or hams, why not have some finger-licking good crabs at The Square? Located at the 7th floor of Novotel hotel, this international buffet restaurant is known for its delicious crabs and diverse Asian cuisine.

Besides the usual Black Pepper or Singapore Chilli crabs, the Indonesia Chilli crabs are worth a try as the sauce is piquant and tangy. I have not yet tried the authentic version but I love this more than our local chilly crabs as they held a more robust spice identity.

Canadian Oysters and plenty of other cold seafood selection 
Staples of the festive menu includes the roasted turkey with giblet or cranberry sauce, or Grilled Beef wrapped with garlic cheese & herbs. But it seemed like the strength lie in the pastas or risottos that are prepared at the live station.

The Chicken Cheese Risotto was wonderfully dense, sticky and creamy, with a intensely savoury taste thanks to the liberal hand with cheese. 
How could one feast without festive desserts? Skip the dry festive breads such as Stollen, Pannetone and fruit cake, and just head straight for the Christmas logcakes. The Chocolate logcake and Vanilla Swiss Roll might not be glamorously decorated but the sponge were exceptionally feather light and soft, a model example that illustrated the idea of simplicity at its best. Incredibly moist and fudgy, the Chocolate brownie cube is also another unexpected gem not to be missed. 
Riding on the wave of rainbow cakes, the Square has also included a retro-style rainbow cake topped with rainbow Chocolate chips. With a moderately moist sponge and light cream cheese frosting, this may not fall in the elite category but still better than most mediocre ones in Singapore. 
There are also assorted mousse shooters, bread and butter pudding, ice cream but nothing could ever beat the dessert made with King of fruit--Durian. Richened with coconut milk and gula melaka, the indulgent D24 durian pengat is so lusciously creamy and sweet that it could make your heart skip a beat at the initial mouthful. These would make some lovely spread on hot toasts.
The Square is another Christmas option for those who are inclined towards local delights and those who are getting bored of all the turkey and trimmings. In fact, the menu here changes every month or seasonally and themes include Peranakan or Seafood. For more information about the festive menu and pricing, visit website here

Enjoy 10% discount for every 5 paying adults and 20% discount for every 10 paying adults

The Square @ Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore
Level 7, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Road, Singapore 179031
Daily Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm
Daily Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Christmas buffet prices begin from $38++ for lunch and $58++ for dinner

Special thanks to HGW and Novotel 

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