December and January are the months that we will join in for festive celebrations with families, colleagues and friends – many we haven’t met in a while. The common question I will get is, “Where shall we go for Christmas buffet?” and… “reasonably priced”.

Seasonal Tastes up on Level 32 of The Westin Singapore has done up quite an impressive Christmas buffet menu, also boasting alluring festive cake and dessert offerings.

Here’s what I like about it: Other than just offering what they already have, then add some turkey and log cake, the kitchen team has put some thought into coming out with a list of Christmas-themed items to be presented.

Executive Chef Aaron Foster is from Ontario Canada, and has fondness for house-made produce and family-style comfort food. Food he delivers to the table is what his own family would like to eat back home.

Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet
Their Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet includes festive mainstays such as Apple Honey-glazed Turkey and Pineapple-glazed Ham, to Chestnut Stuffing, Port Reduction, Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Homemade Sausages and House-made Terrines.

The usual Lunch Buffet (available) Monday to Saturday is priced at $48++ per person, and Christmas Eve lunch at Adult $65++, with quality items at a price that won’t break the bank.

Christmas Buffets
The Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet, Christmas Brunch Buffet and Christmas Day Dinner Buffet are rather exciting with characteristic festive offerings and luxurious seafood – House-brined Maple-glazed Ham, Apple Honey-glazed Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing, Port Reduction, Nova Scotia Lobster, accompanied by the freshest selection of snow crabs, prawns, half-shell scallops, lobsters and freshly-shucked oysters.

If you are a fan of oysters, you will be thrilled to know that you can have your oysters prepared in three different ways – baked, steamed or fried in a batter.

Top off the feast with free-flow of champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks and juices.

The dessert counter is particularly appealing, especially attractive as this is the first thing I saw upon walking in the restaurant – a tall fondue in the middle, surrounded by mouth-watering desserts such as the Chocolate Indulgence Yule Log, Cheese Yule Log, Apple Pie, Pecan Tart, cute Christmas cupcakes, and this must-try Bailey’s cake (which should promise quite a dessert-holic experience).

Tempted? Here are 20 more reasons why you will like Seasonal Tastes Christmas Specials: (Reasons = food)

1. Roasted Whole Turkey with cranberry sauce, turkey jus, caramelized chestnuts.

2. Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Ham with grilled pineapple, apple sauce, baked apple

3. Baked Ocean Sea Bass roasted with potatoes, market vegetables, fennel.

4. Slow-roasted Prime Rib Pepper Crust with yorkshire pudding, red wine sauce, peppercorn sauce.

5. Butcher Shoppe containing selection of T-bone steak, homemade sausages, lamb chop, marinated leg of lamb, Thai grilled pork skewer, duck breast, prawn skewer, satays, whole sea bass, whole snapper.

6. House-made Terrines Counter with ham hock, turkey and foie gras.

7. Antipasto Station with items such as parma ham, cured Italian meats, ham hock, turkey and selection of cheeses.

8. Pasta & Noodle Bar, offering choices of spaghetti, ravioli and penne tossed with tomato sauce, bolognese or carbonara.

9. Butler-passed Canapés such as seared foie gras shooter with truffle-creamed mushrooms, turkey slider, eggplant parmesan slider with tomato sauce, mozzarella and wild rocket.

10. Seafood on Ice including Canadian lobster, yabbie, slipper lobster, scallop in shell, mussels, live prawn, King crab, snow crab, flower crab, clams.

11. Oyster bar featuring freshly shucked Fine de Claire, Canadian, U.S oysters.

12. Salmon Feast prepared four ways in Thai, coffee, Chinese herbs, and traditional smoked.

13. Appetizers including roasted pumpkin salad with pine nuts, pecorino cheese and balsamic reduction, and grilled turkey salad with heirloom tomato, coriander and sweet and spicy sauce.

14. Soup Corner. Two highlights of lobster bisque, touch of cognac for Christmas.

15. Japanese Counter featuring sashimi, scallop, pacific clams, assort sushi, soba.

16. Fried Station with choices of croquette, shishamo, tempura prawns, French fries.

17. Hot Food such as butter-glazed brussels sprouts, Christmas shepherd’s pie, honey walnut roasted pumpkin, Potato and butternut squash gratin, traditional lasagne, braised lamb shank with creamy polenta and roasted garlic.

18. The Log Cake with The Westin Singapore’s signature Cheese yule log and Chocolate yule log

19. Christmas dessert delights – Apple pie, pecan tart, marjolaine cake, Christmas pound cake, Christmas cupcakes, pistachio and berries panna cotta, Christmas cookies, warm chocolate brownies and vanilla rum sauce.

20. Home-made chocolates. Delicious home tempered 60% dark chocolate from equator filled with roasted whole almonds, specially crafted by Pastry Chef Florent Castagnos.

This is one Christmas feast with festivity specialities, live interactive kitchen concept, tantalising desserts with breath-taking views of the Singapore city skyline.

Christmas Eve | 24 December 2015
Lunch Buffet: Adult $65++, Child (aged 4 – 12 years old) $32.50++
Dinner Buffet: Adult $178++* and $148++^, Child (aged 4 – 12 years old) $74++^

Christmas Day | 25 December 2015
Brunch Buffet: Adult $178++* and $148++^, Child (aged 4 – 12 years old) $74++^
Dinner Buffet: Adult $178++* and $148++^, Child (aged 4 – 12 years old) $74++^

New Year’s Eve | 31 December 2015
Lunch Buffet: Adult $65++, Child (aged 4 – 12 years old) $32.50++
Dinner Buffet (available from 7 p.m. – 12.30 a.m.): Adult $288++* and $238++^, Child (aged 4 – 12 years old) $119++^

*inclusive of free-flow of champagne, beer, wines, soft drinks and juices
^inclusive of free-flow of soft drinks and juices

Seasonal Tastes
The Westin Singapore, Level 32, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Reservation: +65 6922 6968
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 11.00pm (Mon-Sun) /

Homemade Christmas Classics and Delightful Sweets To Order
If you intend to get some Christmas hampers, hearty roasts and log cakes to complete your Christmas celebrations, they are available for order.

Some recommended cakes are the Chocolate Indulgence Yule Log ($60 Nett), created by Pastry Chef Florent Castagnos, incorporating a thick, luscious layer of 56% dark chocolate ganache with oven roasted hazelnut chunks topped on a brownie base, with chocolate cinnamon mousse and orange mousse that’s centered with candied orange bits.

Or enjoy the Cheese Yule Log ($58 Nett), a twist on the American cheesecake with velvety smooth and rich texture that comprises of a lemon cake base, cheese cake centre, strawberry jam and classic vanilla Chantilly.

From 1 – 25 December 2015. For more information, please visit or email

* This post is brought to you in partnership with The Westin Singapore.


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