Festive Feasting @ Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

It’s December and if you would like to indulge in some French flavours for the Christmas or New Year Season, here’s what the wife and I had recently at Clifford, the French Brasserie located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore.

Clifford has very high ceilings and glass windows that lets you enjoy the beautiful Marina Bay view. It has a nice luxurious yet casual decor and the following feature which is a personal thing. The tables are of a nice size that there won’t be clutter on the dining table even after all the cutlery, glasses and even your iPad mini on it.

KopiKosongGirl and I were here for an ‘unhosted’ dinner, (ie, just the two of us) with a special festive menu that showcase different dishes that’s available for this festive period, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

F stands for Fullerton, but it also stands for French butter. These are unsalted butter that accompany the pork rillettes that goes with the warm rolls when you dine there.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

We were pleasantly pleased with their warm rolls here. Mini baguettes and multigrain rolls. Nice and crusty on the outside yet was soft and fluffy in the inside. I like the mini baguettes while the wife said the multigrains were good. You don’t really need the butter or rillettes to go with it as it’s nice on it’s own. Control yourself….

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

We did not order anything alcoholic but went for the mocktails – Lychee and Cucumber based ones that we were told is their special and is very popular with many of their diners. The person who took our order (I think he was the mixologist) just as he was walking away, turned back and asked if we are sure we don’t want any booze in it? Haha! He was a funny guy.

The restaurant manager who later walked pass saw we were having mocktails while other tables all had wine glasses, said that everyone who dines here has to drink ‘the’ white wine that is very good. He offered some to us and the wife who usually enjoys wines more than me said it was good and had a second glass.

Foie Gras Two Ways:
Available in the Festive 4 Course Degustation Dinner from 27 Nov – 23 Dec, 26 Dec – 30 Dec.
$95++ per person / $268 ++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

This was foie gras done two ways and served on the same platter.
This side is Pan Seared Coffee Dust. For those who like a chunk of foie gras and just simply seared. This was dusted with some coffee ‘dust’.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

The other side of the platter was Foie Gras Terrine served with Brioche and I personally like this better. It’s lighter and I prefer a mix of different kinds of textures in my mouth as I eat it. Very nice!

It’s good that it’s done two ways, so you get to try both versions and have a little conversation with your partner.

Seared Scallops:
Available in Christmas Day 6-Course Degustation Dinner.
$188++ per person with a glass of Champagne / $496++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

Something that both the wife and I love. Scallops especially large ones just appeals to us. These were quite huge scallops too. We asked the service staff about the origins and they told us it’s Hokkaido scallops.

It had been nicely seared and then served with saffron sauce and some caviar on top. I am now admiring the sear as I type this and realised they had also wrap the scallop with a think layer of something. I forgot to note down what it was.

Seared Langoustine:
Available in New Year’s Eve 7-Course Degustation Dinner
$298++ per person / $796++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne
With admission to Countdown Party to watch the fireworks extravaganza at midnight at The Landing Point.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

This was so cute. Both our plates look slightly different because one was a male and other a female langoustine. No no, I am just joking. We can’t tell because it has already been seared and then peeled for us.

This guy does look handsome doesn’t it? Nice antennae it has ya? It was served with celeriac done in different style and citrus chives jelly on the side.

Cognac Lobster Bisque with Lobster Ravioli:
Available in Christmas Day 6-Course Degustation Dinner
$188++ per person with a glass of Champagne / $496++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne

Available in New Year’s Eve 7-Course Degustation Dinner
$298++ per person / $796++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne
With admission to Countdown Party to watch the fireworks extravaganza at midnight at The Landing Point.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

A bit of an indulgence. A very rich flavoured lobster bisque with cognac.
The wife absolutely adores it. It was served with a lobster ravioli.

Vin Blanch Poached Turbot:
Available in the Festive 4 Course Degustation Dinner from 27 Nov – 23 Dec, 26 Dec – 30 Dec.
$95++ per person / $268 ++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

Turbot is getting popular with many chefs. It has a very nice firm texture and flakes nicely as you cut into it.

The turbot has been blanched in wine and then serve with Grenoble’s Sauce of Lemon Caper. (Grenobloise sauce originates from Grenoble in France and it’s nice with seafood)

Mont Blanc:
Available in the Festive 4 Course Degustation Dinner from 27 Nov – 23 Dec, 26 Dec – 30 Dec.
$95++ per person / $268 ++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

The wife and I were just thinking about a trip to Paris earlier this year as we had the Mont Blanc. A chestnut cream snow meringue served with caramelised chestnuts.

For those like me who love sweet desserts. Wife is a savoury dessert person so I finished up her portion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chocolate Raspberry:
Available in Christmas Day 6-Course Degustation Dinner
$188++ per person with a glass of Champagne / $496++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne

Available in New Year’s Eve 7-Course Degustation Dinner
$298++ per person / $796++ per couple with a bottle of Champagne
With admission to Countdown Party to watch the fireworks extravaganza at midnight at The Landing Point.

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

A nice chocolate and raspberry dessert made from 64% Manjari Chocolate with Raspberry Jellies layers. With Cocoa Nip Tulip. Kind of a red dessert!

Festive Offerings at Clifford, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

Dinner ended with Petit Fours with the Fullerton Bay Blend Coffee and Tea.

A note of thanks to Clifford at The Fullerton Bay Hotel for preparing this special meal for us.
The various dishes we had are part of their various dining promotions.
For a even more comprehensive list of festive feasting, visit: http://www.fullertonbayhotel.com

Clifford
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049326

Reservations: +65 6333 8388ย (Festive desk:ย +65 6597 5292)



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