You'll understand why below:
One sign that we will soon be indulging in some serious gastronomic treat is that our salad was really light and healthy. Slices of red and green apples drizzled with a light, citrus-y cider dressing and sprinkled with walnuts and cranberry. It was good but I'm not really a fan of having too much fruits in my salad. I miss my fresh greens.
The light salad was followed by a creamy clam chowder soup. Since I'm actually not allowed to have clams, I carefully tried a spoonful of the creamy broth and I liked it! It was so yummy. Around me, my lunch mates were raving that the serving of clams was so generous that they'd get not one, not only two but a good amount of clams in every bite.
We had two stars of the show that day and this was one of them. I love how tender the sweet ham was and the pineapple sauce served on top truly sealed the deal. It was DELICIOUS and no Christmas lunch or dinner at MELT will ever be complete without it. Be sure to look out for this and please help yourself to as much ham as you can enjoy.
The second star was the turkey which sat so lovely at the center of the table. It's interesting to note that turkey seems to be a popular dish for Christmas here. I loved how tender it was which shows how well the turkey was roasted leaving the inside so juicy and the skin with a slight crisp bite.
Of course, what's a turkey meal without the sidings right?
We also had the Traditional Chestnut, Mushroom and Pork Stuffing which was good as well. It was a bit too filling though as the chestnuts and pork made the texture extra chunky and heavy to the bite.
Then there was the Truffled Mashed Potatoes which was also one of my favorites as I love anything with truffle oil. I'm lucky that the bowl was conveniently placed in front of me so you can just imagine how many serving I helped myself with that day. Let's just say that I had to ask my seatmate to push the bowl away from me as I just can't stop scooping more.
We also tried the Buttered Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon and the Roasted Butternut Squash which paired perfectly well with both the Turkey and the Honey Glazed Ham too.
It was indeed a delicious and good lunch where we could really feel that Christmas is truly just around the corner. Well, what's a holiday meal without desserts right?
It was a good afternoon spent meeting new friends and seeing the ones I've met before. The best thing about it is we had this delicious spread to celebrate the coming holiday season. That, my friends, is the most beautiful thing about Christmas. ♥
Sunday to Wednesday: S$82++
Thursday to Saturday: S$88++
You can enjoy this pre-Christmas celebration at MELT from December 8 - 23, 2014.
Melt is located at 4th level of Mandarin Oriental, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore. Call them at 6885 3500.