Monday, 30 November 2020

Oscar’s – Eat Drink and Be Merry 2020 [MEDIA INVITE]

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Bread Stuffing Glazed Chestnut,
Roasted Brussels Sprout, and Turkey Jus.

As we enter the festive month of the year 2020, Oscar’s at Conrad Centennial Singapore offers the festive feast for your celebrations with your family, friends or colleagues. Oscar’s festive theme a la carte buffet available from 1st December to 1st January 2021. LD and I attended their Taste of Christmas preview and we are bowled by the culinary creations prepared by the team at Oscar’s. 

Christmas at Oscar's

The Table Decor
We started the evening with a refreshing Christmas mocktail. 

Christmas Mocktail with Christmas Conrad Bear
Chicken Liver Pâté, Cranberry Marmalade and Saffron Cream on Toasted Brioche Bread. Crafted especially for this festive period. The pâté is creamy and delicate, sitting on crispy brioche bread. The cranberry marmalade added a sweet fruity flavour to the entrée. Plated together with Italian Prosciutto Ham, Cantaloupe Melon, Arugula Salad. One of our favourite entrées, a combination of sweet and savoury, to arouse your taste buds. 

Chicken Liver Pâté, Cranberry Marmalade and
Saffron Cream on Toasted Brioche Bread

Italian Prosciutto Ham, Cantaloupe Melon, Arugula Salad
Roasted Pumpkin Velouté, Chèvre and Truffle. A velvety pumpkin soup, with goat cheese and truffle. The pumpkin soup is sweet and creamy, followed with subtle savoury flavour from cheese contrasting aromatic truffle. 

Roasted Pumpkin Velouté, Chèvre and Truffle
Slow Braised Pork and Spiced Tomato Jam Tartine. A festive version of pulled pork on toast. The pork is fork-tender, savoury and a bit acidic, while the spiced tomato jam tartine, gave a spicy kick at the end. 

Slow Braised Pork and Spiced Tomato Jam Tartine
For the seafood version, Norwegian Smoked Salmon Tartine - Homemade Sourdough, Charred Eggplant Labneh, Red Peppers, Pickles, Avocado, Dill, Cucumbers, Capers and Red Onion. Although I am not an eggplant fan, I enjoy this dish. The eggplant is smoky, nutty and paired well with smoked salmon. The acidity from the capers and pickles balance this rich and creamy dish nicely. 

Norwegian Smoked Salmon Tartine - Homemade Sourdough,
Charred Eggplant Labneh, Red Peppers, Pickles, Avocado,
Dill, Cucumbers, Capers and Red Onion
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Norwegian Smoked Salmon Tartine - Homemade Sourdough, 
Charred Eggplant Labneh, Red Peppers, Pickles, Avocado, 
Dill, Cucumbers, Capers and Red Onion
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Roasted Striploin, Peppercorn Jus, Saffron Parmesan Creamy Polenta. The roasted sirloin has a lovely charred exterior, followed with tender and succulent medium-rare flesh. Instead of the traditional mash potatoes, the roast is plated on smooth and creamy polenta bask in peppercorn juice. Yummy. 

Roasted Striploin, Peppercorn Jus, Saffron Parmesan Creamy Polenta

Roasted Striploin, Peppercorn Jus, Saffron Parmesan Creamy Polenta
If you love lamb, you don’t want to miss out on the Sous Vide Lamb Chop, Pomegranate Glaze, Mash Potatoes and Cress. The lamb is cooked to perfection. The sous vide enhance the meat texture, which was juicy, tender & succulent, the knife just cut through the flesh effortlessly. Accompanied by velvety mash potatoes and fruity glaze. I can definitely have 2 serving or more for this dish. 

Sous Vide Lamb Chop, Pomegranate Glaze,
Mash Potatoes and Cress
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Sous Vide Lamb Chop, Pomegranate Glaze, Mash Potatoes and Cress.
Do take note that Conrad Centennial Singapore is well known for their Gin & Tonic. If you can hold your drinks well, choose the package with Gin & Tonic. 

Gin & Tonic Cart

LD's Gin and Tonic
Charcoal Grilled Lobster, Béarnaise Sauce & “Kai Yang” - Thai Herbs Marinated Chicken, Homemade Sauce. From the barbeque pit, a mix between East and West. The lobster is smoky with juicy and bouncy flesh topped with creamy béarnaise, while the chicken is succulent and well marinated. The homemade sauce is spicy, yet still manageable. 

Charcoal Grilled Lobster, Béarnaise Sauce &
“Kai Yang” - Thai Herbs Marinated Chicken, Homemade Sauce.
Another creation from the bbq team is Slow Cooked Butter Garlic Manila Clams, Grilled Sour Dough. The clams are sweet and juicy and the gravy filled with the essence of the clams mixed with rich garlic and butter flavour. 

Slow-Cooked Butter Garlic Manila Clams, Grilled Sour Dough
Server table side is Chef’s carving trolley carrying Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Bread Stuffing Glazed Chestnut, Roasted Brussels Sprout, and Turkey Jus. For those who don’t like turkey because the meat is dry, you must definitely give this turkey a chance. I ordered the dark meat while LD order the white meat. 

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Bread Stuffing Glazed Chestnut, Roasted Brussels Sprout, and Turkey Jus
Surprising, both cuts are equally moist, succulent and tasty. The cranberry glaze and roasted brussels sprouts provide interlude between sweet and bitter taste, while the asparagus add the crunchy texture to the overall dish. One of the best roast turkey that we ever had. Though it is delicious, my suggestion is to ask for a small portion, as there is a lot more food to try. 

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Bread Stuffing Glazed Chestnut, Roasted Brussels Sprout, and Turkey Jus

If you still not a fan of the turkey after our praises, the ham might be to your liking. Truffle Honey Glazed Boneless Ham, Sweet Potato Hash, Pineapple Butter and Cress. A nice combination of sweet potato has with nutty meaty ham. 

. Truffle Honey Glazed Boneless Ham, 
Sweet Potato Hash, Pineapple Butter and Cress
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Braised Chestnuts, Pork Belly and Mushroom, Pumpkin Rice. An Asian inspired Christmas creation, filled with robust, umami pack flavour and melt-in-your-mouth pork belly. The crunchy chestnut and al-dente pumpkin rice are just irresistible. It was so fabulous; I can’t stop scooping the rice although I was almost full. 

Braised Chestnuts, Pork Belly and Mushroom, Pumpkin Rice.

Braised Chestnuts, Pork Belly
and Mushroom, Pumpkin Rice
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Stuffed Crab Shell, Spiced Squid Mousse, Mentaiko, Black Tobiko. An upgraded version of the renown otah dish in Oscar’s. It is spicy, filled with rempah and topped with exploding mentaiko and black tobiko. 

Stuffed Crab Shell, Spiced Squid Mousse, Mentaiko, Black Tobiko
Gourmet Bubble and Squeek - Egg Benedict, Chorizo, Wild mushrooms, Truffle, Poached Egg, Hollandaise and Smoked Paprika. A sneak peeks into New Year’s Day Brunch menu with this traditional British dish. Perfectly cooked egg benedict, topped with thick hollandaise sauce sitting on the bed of roughly mashed potatoes, fully loaded with wild mushrooms and truffle. A comforting breakfast dish and good hangover food. 

Gourmet Bubble and Squeek - Egg Benedict, Chorizo,
Wild mushrooms, Truffle, Poached Egg, Hollandaise and Smoked Paprika.

For the desserts, we were served Mini Yule Log, Pavlova, Traditional Stollen, Caramel Maple Pecan Tart, Panettone Pudding and Lemon Pie. Our pick is the Pavlova and Lemon Pie. The pavlova is just irresistible, served in a martini glass, it light, airy and the fresh cream is not overly sweet. The sourness from the berries helps to balance the sugar. LD says she is so full but she just simply finished the whole dessert, as she says it gives her the sweet memory of Christmas in Australia. 

Mini Yule Log

Pavlova
Meanwhile, the Lemon Pie has a crunchy tart base, following with tangy refreshing lime fillings and a touch of meringue. A nice finale to the sumptuous meal. 

Traditional Stollen & Panettone Pudding

Lemon Pie & Caramel Maple Pecan Tart
Overall, it was indeed a festive gastronomic experience as Oscar’s. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very festive. We love the frosted window look from outside, it really brought up the Christmas winter atmosphere. Cheers & Merry Christmas!! 

My Virgin Gin & Tonic
Thank you very much Conrad Centennial Singapore Team for hosting us. 

Partying too hard

Eat Drink and Be Merry 2020 
Lunch, 1st – 24th and 26th – 31st December 2020, 12pm to 2:30pm. 
Monday to Friday; Adult: S$59++, Child: S$30++ (6-12 years old). 
Saturday; Adult: S$79++, Child: S$40++ (6-12 years old). 

Dinner, 1st – 23rd and 26th – 30th December 2020, 6pm to 10:30pm. 
Monday to Thursday; Adult: S$69++, Child: S$35++ (6-12 years old). 
Friday to Sunday; Adult: S$79++, Child: S$40++ (6-12 years old). 

Join us for our Christmas Festive a la carte buffet. 
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Venue: Oscar’s 

Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner, New Year’s Eve Dinner 
Click > HERE < to view our Festive menu 
Venue: Oscar’s 
Available: 24th, 25th and 31st December 2020 
S$178++ per person – Unlimited soft drinks, chilled juices and ice tea bar, S$89++ (6-12 years old), S$44.50++ (3-5 years old)
S$208++ per person – Unlimited soft drinks, house wines, G&T, beers and sparkling rose
S$228++ per person – Unlimited soft drinks, house wines, G&T, beers, sparkling rose and champagne 

New Year’s Day Brunch 
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Venue: Oscar’s 
Available: 1st January 2021 (12pm – 3pm) 
S$98++ Unlimited soft drinks, chilled juices and ice tea bar, S$49++ (6-12 years old)
S$118++ Unlimited soft drinks, house wines, G&T, beers and sparkling rose
S$158++ Unlimited soft drinks, house wines, G&T, beers, sparkling rose and champagne 

For more information or to order please call 6432 7481 / 63 or email sinci.oscars@conradhotels.com

Food & Drinks: 9/10 
Value: 8.75/10 
Service: N/A 
Ambiance: 8.5/10 
Budget per Person: $51 - $80; $81 & Above

Oscar's 
2 Temasek Boulevard 
Lobby Level, Conrad Centennial Singapore 
Singapore 038982 

T: +65 6432 7481 
IG: @Conradsingapore @Oscarsatconrad 
OH: 
Open 24 Hours for A la carte menu 
Breakfast: 06.00 – 10.30 
Lunch: 12.00 – 14.30 
Dinner: 18.00 – 22.00 



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