LIFESTYLE

Plan Your Perfect Party with InterContinental Hotel this Christmas

25 Nov 2019

Allowing professionals to take over your party can turn you into the host with the most.

When it comes to entertaining, a frayed nerve is as bad as a collapsed mousse; there is simply no way around them especially when the guests are already on their way. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer either simply by calling in the experts to assist you.

Among those that have won the trust of discerning hosts is InterContinental Singapore’s team of seasoned offsite catering specialists. They offer a variety of menus that can be customized according to requirements such as the event’s theme, venue, and guest size, and they pair it with flawless execution from on-day set up to service delivery. The team is able to handle big corporate events or small social functions at your selected venue, be it the office or your home.

The food is mostly based on special menus created by esteemed Executive Chef Eric Neo for the renowned F&B outlets at the InterContinental Singapore. These include seasonal fares and international cuisines highlighted by traditional dishes and delectable surprises.

This early, for example, would-be hosts can pick items from Chef Eric’s Festive Celebratory Menu (available from November and December, 2019). It is generously packed with four appetisers, two salads and soups, and main course choices that include Roasted Duck Breast a la Orange, Turkey Breast and Stuffing with Giblet Gravy, and Pan-seared Seabass Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce. Desserts include Christmas Fruit Spiced Plum Pudding, New York Cheese Cake, and Assorted Christmas Cookies.

Breakfast at Idlewild

Chef Eric has also created two Lunar New Year menus for 2020 - the Year of the Rat. The elaborate menus, made up of seven and eight courses, respectively, feature an array of festive dishes associated with prosperity and merry-making, including Braised Fish Maw and Crabmeat Thick Soup, Steamed Black Garoupa ‘Hong Kong Style’, as well as Traditional Steamed Soon Hock with Chinese Mushroom and Red Dates. As with any local Lunar New Year feasts, it all starts with Salmon Yu Sheng.

Chef Eric oversees the hotel’s culinary operations, the menus of its restaurants and bars, and the banqueting department. With over two decades of culinary and catering experience – he famously began his career when he was sixteen – Chef Eric can whip up Cantonese, Western, Peranakan, Pan-Asian, and Singaporean dishes.

If finding an appropriate venue is a challenge, InterContinental Singapore can offer unique entertainment spaces within the hotel premises. A top option is the Presidential Suite, which is ideal for an intimate cocktail or high tea for up to 50 persons; another is the retro-luxe cocktail bar, Idlewild, with its meticulously drawn up beverage list.

Presidential suite at InterContinental Singapore

Even with the holidays approaching, you don’t have to lose sleep over what you’re going to serve. Focus on the guest list and let the InterContinental Singapore offsite catering specialists do the rest.

InterContinental Singapore
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