Friday 18 December 2020

Food Capital – Festive International and Seafood BBQ Buffet [MEDIA INVITE]

Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Rosemary, Garlic and Port Wine Jus & 
An aromatic Christmas Roast Turkey served with Chestnut Filling 
Cranberry Jam and Giblet Jus

The festive month of December is about togetherness, family time and festivities. What a better way to celebrate this challenging year with gathering and feast till your heart content during this Christmas and New Year Period. 

This year festive period Food Capital has prepared the spread of International and Seafood BBQ Buffet. LD and I have the opportunity to visit Food Capital and try out their offerings. The highlights of our visit are: 

Honey Glazed Ham with Pork Jus and Apple Purée & 
Sautéed Winter Seasonal Vegetables with Butter.

The Carving Station. Bedazzled by Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Rosemary, Garlic and Port Wine Jus, an aromatic Christmas Roast Turkey served with Chestnut Filling, Cranberry Jam and Giblet Jus, Honey Glazed Ham with Pork Jus and Apple Purée as well as the Sautéed Winter Seasonal Vegetables with Butter. 

Honey Glazed Ham, Roasted Turkey and Oven-roasted Prime Rib
The Prime-Rib is roasted to perfection. A hint of crisp and charred on the sides followed with tender juicy pink flesh in the middle. It is cooked to the doneness between rare and medium rate, goes nicely with the port wine jus. 

Roast Turkey is a must-have for the festive period. I find the slices a bit inconsistent as some slices are succulent, while the other can be a bit dry. The honey glazed ham has a nice balance between sweet and savoury, plus the apple puree balanced the meatiness of the ham nicely. The meats are plated together with the lovely sautéed winter seasonal vegetables with butter. 
Seafood On Ice
Seafood on Ice – Chilean Scallops, Prawns, Cherry Clam, Black Mussels and Langoustine. Served chilled, the seafood is sweet and refreshing. 

Seafood On Ice

Seafood On Ice
Salad Bar – Waldorf Salad, Turkey Galatine with Redcurrant Sauce and Smoked Salmon Roulade. The turkey gelatine and smoked salmon are served in bite-size portions. I like the explosion of flavours of sweet and savoury plus the multi-texture on these appetizers. Meanwhile, the Waldrof salad is just creamy, crunchy and refreshing. 

Clockwise: Waldorf Salad, Hiyayakko Tofu,
Turkey Galatine with Redcurrant Sauce and Smoked Salmon Roulade.

Smoked Salmon Roulade
BBQ Grill Special – Grilled Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter (1 portion per pax), Live Prawn, Spicy Sotong, River Lobster, Chicken Drumstick, Pork Belly and Pork Sausages. The grilled lobster is a must-order. It is sweet and bouncy, though I wish the garlic can be a bit stronger. 

BBQ Platter

BBQ Lobster
The Spicy Sotong is not to be missed. Cooked to perfection, springy yet succulent. LD describe the sambal packs with the spicy “Shiokness”, making you feel like you want to order more. It is so good; LD orders a second serving of the spicy sotong. For extra “shiokness” paired the BBQ seafood with the Sambal Chilli Chicalok sauce. 

Spicy Sotong
The prawns and river lobster are sweet and juicy; however, it was slightly undercooked during our visit. Although the pork sausage is delicious, I wouldn’t recommend the pork belly, as the sauce leaves a bitter aftertaste on it. 

BBQ Pork Belly

Outdoor BBQ Area 
Herbal Live Prawn. The best version of the prawn dish here. The prawns are fresh, sweet, crunchy and absorb the herbs from broth. Meanwhile, the sweetness of the prawns also infused into the broth. Yum Yum. 

Herbal Live Prawn
Spice & Tandoors. From our past experiences, the Indian food at Food Capital is not to be missed. We decided on fresh garlic naan and mutton stew. The naan has a nice crisp exterior with a fluffy interior, while the mutton stew is tender and robust. The gravy is a bit salty, however, it accompanied the naan nicely. 

Clockwise: Garlic Naan, Tandoori Chicken & Mutton Stew

Mutton Stew
Desserts. The best way to end the meal for the festive period is with something sweet. Traditional Chocolate Truffle Log Cake and Festive Orange Marmalade Log Cake are in line with the festive theme. However, my personal preference for dessert here is freshly made waffles with ice cream. The yam ice cream is unique, yet a nice combination with the crispy waffle. 

Dazzing Desserts

Freshly Made Waffle with Ice Cream
Overall, Festive International and Seafood BBQ Buffet provide a lot of choice for this festive dinner. As we do not have winter in Singapore, having a bbq is one of the best ways to celebrate this festive period. Do consider Food Capital for this year festive celebration. Cheers!! 

Desserts Station

Food Capital – Festive International and Seafood BBQ Buffet 

OPENING HOURS: Lunch: 12.00 – 14.30; Dinner: 18.00 – 22.00. 
Location: Lobby, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel 
Closed on Mondays 

4 to 30 December 2020 (excluding 24, 25 December 2020) 
Lunch (Available only from 15 December 2020) - $54.40 (U.P. $68) 
Dinner $70.40 (U.P. $88) 

24 December 2020 
Lunch $62.40 (U.P. $78) 
Dinner $78.40 (U.P. $98) 

25, 31 December 2020 & 1 January 2021 
Lunch & Dinner $78.40 (U.P. $98) 

Book from 1 till 20 December 2020 to enjoy 20% off 
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST 

For reservations: 
Please call 8168 1539, email; or 

Merry Christmas!!

Thank you very much, Gilbert Ong and Food Capital Team for the tasting invitation. 

Food & Drinks: 7.5/10 
Value: 7.5/10 
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation) 
Ambiance: 8/10 
Budget per Person: $51 - $80; $81 & Above 

Food Capital 
392 Havelock Road 
Lobby Level 
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel 
Singapore 169771 

T: +65 8168 1539 
IG: @GrandCopthorneWaterfront 
Tue to Sun, Lunch: 12.00 – 14.30; Dinner: 18.00 – 22.00. 
Closed on Monday.


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