It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Tudor Courtyard, a new event space great for weddings, parties, etc. Loving how spacious the area is. The high ceiling and chandeliers add a touch of elegance and sophistication.
The culinary team at Goodwood Park Hotel had unveiled an array of new savoury and sweet delights as well as hot favourites from previous years.
A sneak preview of the takeaway gourmet treats as well as some items from the hotel’s various dining establishments’ Christmas and New Year set menus/buffets.
Goodwood Portuguese-style Curry Turkey ($218 for 10-12 pax) – An Asian-style turkey created with reference to Executive Chef Foo Jong Kwang’s Portuguese curry chicken recipe, which was specially created at the request of the late Mr Khoo Teck Puat (who was owner of Goodwood Park Hotel) around two decades ago.
Each turkey is marinated for two days with spices like garlic, ginger, dried chillies and turmeric, followed by an hour of steam-baking and an additional hour of baking to achieve perfect succulence and flavour. The curry gravy is made with fresh milk and the same spice mix and slow-cooked. Chunks of potato, carrots and onions are wok-fried with curry powder as a side dish. Every order comes with two 21cm crisp baguettes.
Best served like a stew – Tender turkey slices with generous portion of mildy spicy curry with a hint of sweetness, accompanied by chunks of potato, carrots and onions and slices of toasted baguette for dipping.
Turkey ‘Kueh Pie Tee’ ($18 for 10 pieces, $32 for 20 pieces) – A popular Peranakan appetiser with a festive twist. Small, crispy pastry shells filled with simmered turnip, carrots and shredded turkey breast (that has been flash-fried then stir-fried for succulence and flavour). Each order comes with homemade chilli sauce.
Slow Roasted Ibérico Pork Belly with Crackling, Pickled Cabbage, Apple Sauce and Pork Jus ($320 for 6-8 pax) – Ibérico pork belly roasted for 3.5 hours with sherry, vinegar, white wine and mirepoix. The result? A thick slab of succulent, melt-in-your-mouth meat with crisp, golden brown crackling. By far the best roast pork that I have tried. Definitely worth every penny and calorie.
Enjoy the pork belly on its own or pair with pickled cabbage, chef’s homemade Granny Smith apple sauce and smoked bacon-infused pork jus for optimum satisfaction.
Manjari Chocolate and Cassis Mousse Log Cake ($76 for 1kg) – Goodwood Park Hotel’s new log cake for 2015. A rich chocolate and fruity log cake with a melange of textures and flavours. A lightly-textured dark Manjari chocolate mousse forms the outer layer of the cake. Within lies a layer of tangy blackcurrant mousse and a centre of poached apples and pears wrapped in a hazelnut genoise (sponge cake), on a crunchy sablé feuilleté base.
Caramel Chocolate Tart ($36 for 500g, 16cm in diameter) – A two-layered tart separated by a paper-thin milk chocolate sheet. The base is made of crushed graham crackers, frangipane (almond cream), caramel cream and dark chocolate. As for the top layer, it is caramel mousse glazed with dark chocolate.
D24 Durian Snowman ($38 for a pair) – A pair of Instagram-worthy, adorable snowman made with choux pastry generously filled with rich, creamy D24 durian cream as well as red icing top hat and scarf.
Joy in a Jar ($30 for three jars, $48 for five jars) – Dessert jar made with alternating layers of chocolate mango mousseline, butter crumble, vanilla sponge and Chantilly cream, topped with fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and mango cubes.
DIY Christmas Rainbow Tree ($32 per set) – Colourful butter sablé pieces that can be decorated with the piping bag of icing and box of mini chocolate balls included and stacked up to form a rainbow Christmas tree. Great for family activity.
Designer Almond Sablé Cookies ($16 for a pair) – Handmade cookies adorned with festive icing. Perfect as stocking fillers or as Christmas tree decorations. Each pair comes in two designs.
A variety of sweet and savoury delights are also back by popular demand. Noteworthy highlights include:
Salted Caramel Nuts Cake ($42 for 500g) – 2014’s hot favourite. Caramel pound cake layered with creamy salted caramel and almonds with a generous coat of nutty milk chocolate glaze, adorned with whole almonds and dark chocolate squares.
Goodwood D24 Durian Christmas Log Cake ($69 for 1kg) – Durian lovers rejoice as this decadent treat promises generous amount of creamy durian within layers of soft and fluffy vanilla sponge.
Goodwood Park Hotel’s signature Durian Puffs ($52 for 20 pieces), D24 Durian Ice Cream ($18 per 16oz tub), ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Ice Cream ($26 per 16oz tub) as well as a range of traditional Christmas sweets like fruit cake and stollen are also available for takeaway during the festive season.
As for the savoury items, classics available include Boneless gammon ham with vanilla-pineapple sauce ($208 for 12-15 pax) and Roasted Australian Wagyu beef ribeye with Yorkshire pudding ($588 for 1kg).
Besides the extensive selection of a la carte Christmas treats, Goodwood Park Hotel also offers attractively-priced takeaway Combo Specials for the convenience of your Christmas parties.
Traditional Christmas Combo ($328 / usual price $413) – Traditional Christmas turkey with stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, Honey glazed boneless ham with vanilla-pineapple sauce, Traditional Christmas chocolate log cake and DIY Christmas rainbow tree.
Local Christmas Combo ($278 / usual price $351) – Goodwood Portuguese-style curry turkey, Turkey ‘kueh pie tee’, D24 durian Christmas log cake and DIY Christmas rainbow tree.
All takeaway gourmet treats will be available at the Deli from 1 to 26 December 2015. There are a few ways to place your orders. They are:
- Visit the Deli from 9am – 9pm daily.
- Contact the Christmas Call Centre at +65 6730 1867 / 1868 , 10am – 6pm daily
- Email the completed order form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax the completed order form to +65 6730 1891
- Submit your order online at festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com
Please note that the last order date is 18 December 2015, 12pm and an advance order of three working days is required.
For full list of takeaway items from the Deli, visit Goodwood Christmas Cheer 2015 page here.
Highlights of the items available in the Christmas and New Year set menus/buffets from the hotel’s various dining establishments:
Homemade Pork and Duck Rillette – Available in Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at L’Espresso and Gordon Grill.
Wagyu Beef Tartare, Celeriac Remoulade, Quail Egg & Melba Toast – Available in Festive Set Lunch at Gordon Grill
Cold Capellini Pasta, Green Lip Abalone, Farm Caviar & White Truffle Vinaigrette – Available in Festive Set Dinner at Gordon Grill.
Marinated Alaskan Crab, Nashi Pear, Avocado & Citrus Dressing – Available in New Year’s Eve Set Dinner at Gordon Grill
Freshly Tossed Caesar Salad with Parmesan Wheel and Highland Greens & Lettuce with House Dressing & Condiments – Available in Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at L’Espresso & Gordon Grill
Charcuterie Platter with Condiments – Available in Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at L’Espresso & Gordon Grill
Freshly Shucked Seasonal Oysters, Chardonnay-Poached Tiger Prawns & Crayfish – Available in Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at L’Espresso & Gordon Grill
Potato Gratin – Available in Festive A La Carte Menu at Gordon Grill
Baked Salmon ‘En Croûte’ with Spinach & Lemon-Caper Beurre Blanc – Available in New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet at L’Espresso
If you prefer to spend the festive holidays relaxing and having a quiet moment, Goodwood Park Hotel’s Festive Indulgence Room Package is definitely the choice for you. At $325++ per night, each package comes with a night’s stay at the Deluxe room, buffet breakfast for two, $55 nett worth of F&B credit (per room per night) for a la carte dining at Min Jiang (minimum spend of $120++ excluding beverages required) as well as other addditional perks.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Mainline: +65 6737 7411