Rise Marina Bay Sands 1st Christmas Buffet

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Food has always been an integral part of Christmas in Singapore. It is the time when restaurants and cafes suddenly have buffets galore and those with the feasts are peppered with even more festive specialties. And with 2010 being a very exciting year for the F&B industry, with big name line ups opening its doors to guests, I felt it was fitting to also have this year’s Christmas dinner rejoicing in both the season and my Mum’s 50th birthday at RISE, Marina Bay Sands.

My previous visit brought me to The Line at The Shangri-la Hotel, and while Melt – The World Cafe might have been my next to visit on the list, the dinner at RISE this Christmas is especially chosen because of the majestic ambience of dining under the stars yet within the soothing comforts of the hotel as experienced before.

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Top – Artisan Breads, Left – Line up of Black Pudding, Foie Gras and Venison, Right – Egg White Emulsion Infused with White Truffle Oil and Topped with Black Caviar, Bottom – Honey Baked Ham

The line up at the festive buffet table features traditional seasonal favourites such as Foie Gras, Black Pudding and Venison, Honey Baked Ham, yields of Chestnuts and Turkey Stuffing, and an even more extravagant array of Cheeses, all on top of the fresh select choice of seafood, Western and Asian dishes, a Japanese sashimi, sushi and cocktail section, Salad range and of course the desserts.

Feeling hungry already? Take a look at what I experienced and feast your eyes over a 100 photos which I have taken this Christmas night.

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Santi, A Peek Into A Gastronomic Tapas Experience

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It is not all fine dining at three-Michelin star chef Santi Santamaria’s new restaurant “Santi” at Marina Bay Sands. On Friday, the maestro himself unveiled the introduction of his new tapas bar and lounge featuring an all new tapas menu with delights of his creation of Mediterranean cuisine.

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Tapas, definied as a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine is part and parcel of any good bar visited in Spain. It is an accompaniment to the drinks served up at the bar and made so for a more casual and informal setting between diners. And a variety of tapas served up together can even make a full meal, except that every dish is in miniature portions meant to tickle the appetite and even tantalize the senses.

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Domani, A Beginning Of Happy Tomorrows

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When its time to relax from all the hectic shopping at Takashimaya during this year’s Great Singapore Sale, I think it would be fitting to include Domani in the schedule. Located at Takashimaya’s basement 2, the restaurant of Spanish Italian cuisine whose name means “Tomorrow” in Italian exhibits itself as chic, casual and affordable.

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