TURKEYS
ROCK SALT BAKED TURKEY WITH VEGETABLE RICE, GINGER AND CHILLI (4.5-5.5KG)

$188, from Goodwood Park Hotel, tel: 6730-1867. Available from Dec 1-26; order three days in advance; last order on Dec 20.

Rock Salt Baked TurkeyInspired by salt-baked chicken, this Asian rendition features slow-baked turkey in a rock salt crust, served with shrimp and vegetable rice, and homemade chilli and ginger condiments.

MUGHLAI TANDOORI TURKEY (4.5-5.5KG)
$135, from Royal Plaza on Scotts, tel: 6589-7788. Available from Nov 29 to Dec 25; order three days in advance; last order on Dec 23.

Tandoori Turkey An Indian-themed turkey, complete with basmati rice, vegetable masala, stuffed chicken kofta (meatballs), and mint chutney.

FISH & SEAFOOD 
SEAFOOD PLATTER
$85, from Royal Plaza on Scotts, tel: 6589-7788. Available from Nov 29 to Dec 25; order three days in advance; last order on Dec 23.

Seafood PlatterSeafood can be just as much in the limelight as a traditional roast – this treasure trove from the sea has poached lobsters, prawns, mussels, scallops and flower crabs – ideal for four to six persons.

ATLANTIC SALMON
$70, from Royal Plaza on Scotts, tel: 6589-7788. Available from Nov 29 to Dec 25; order three days in advance; last order on Dec 23.

Atlantic SalmonEach 700g fillet of poached salmon comes blanketed under a thick duvet of white fish mousse, and feeds four to six, so if you have a party of 10 or more, order a few to go around.

BEEF
PULLED BEEF RAGU RIGATONI
$90, from Violet Oon’s Kitchen, 881 Bukit Timah Road, tel: 6468-5430. Available all year; order two days in advance before 3pm.

Pulled Beef RigatoniInstead of a whole roast beef, serve up this moreish platter of rigatoni pasta with slow-cooked shredded beef stew in a red wine ragu sauce. Feeds eight to 12 people.

LOG CAKES
GRAND COPTHORNE YUZU & STRAWBERRY LOG CAKE
$58, from Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, tel: 6233-1100. Available from Nov 15 to Dec 25; order five days in advance; last order on Dec 20.

Yuzu & Strawberry Log CakeTake the fruity route and opt for this light cream cheesecake topped with tangy yuzu, Bavarian mousse, and strawberries – a refreshing change from the usual chocolate logs.

EDEN
$60 (petit) or $120 (grande), from Antoinette, 30 Penhas Road, tel: 6293-3121. Available from Nov 4 to Dec 31; order three days in advance; last order on Dec 28.

Eden Log CakeThe twist in this manjari chocolate mousse cake with flourless chocolate sponge and almond crumble is its element of “exotic” caramel, made from mango, passion fruit, coconut and lime.

This article was originally published in Simply Her December 2013.