Before you know it, we are approaching the end of 2022 and at the end of each year, we reflect on what happened in the past year and catch up with family and friends over good food. As with each year, Lawry’s has special set menus on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Located on the 4th level of Mandarin Gallery, Lawry’s the Prime Rib Singapore is known for its “old-world charm, new-world luxury” feel. One will undoubtedly feel as though you are transported out of Singapore once you set foot into the restaurant. We were invited to try the 6-course Christmas Eve Menu and would like to share some of the dishes they have to offer.
The amuse-bouche is the golden stuffed mushroom with smoked salmon. This amuse-bouche is similar to a mushroom croquette – minced chicken and stringy mozzarella encasing the mushrooms, topped with smoked salmon and mayonnaise sauce.
The soup is cream of broccoli, packing enough greens before the meats / seafood are served. Roasted broccoli, onion, celery and fresh herbs are blitzed together with cream to achieve a fairly smooth consistency. Roasted pistachios and walnuts are added so don’t be surprised if you find some crunch in your soup.
The appetizer is one of the more indulgent dishes of the meal – Pan-seared Goose Foie Gras with Port Wine Raisin Sauce and Poached Egg. The raisin sauce lends some sweetness to the rich and buttery goose liver. The egg yolk adds creaminess but hey, what’s the festive season without treating yourself?
The star of the meal definitely had to be the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef with Turkey Combo. If you select this main, you will get a serving of Prime Rib with sliced roasted Turkey, US Idaho mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a choice of creamed corn, creamed spinach or buttered peas. Lawry’s yorkshire pudding also contains beef fat and is perfect for mopping up the rest of the gravy. The turkey was also rather tender, to our surprise because turkeys are usually leaner and tougher, particularly when roasted.
For those who prefer alternative meats or seafood, you can also choose the “bountiful catches” or “hearty meat feast” as mains. The photo above is a tasting portion of the various meats served. For “bountiful catches”, you can expect pan fried Ora King Salmon, baked oysters, lobster slipper served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and varied sauces. For “hearty meat feast”, a platter of grilled lamb rack with white truffle oil, slow-braised pork ribs with barbecue sauce and pan-seared chicken with caramelised pear slices is served.
Round off your celebration with a selection of either the Holly Jolly Cake or Berry Merry Cake. If you’re there with friends, why not select both as they offer different flavor profiles. The Berry Merry Cake is a strawberry sponge cake with strawberry buttercream topped with fresh strawberries.
The Holly Jolly Cake is a dark chocolate and vanilla sponge cake with vanilla fresh cream.
This Christmas, every table with a bill of $500++ will also leave with a bottle of Cocchi Piemonte Brut NV so that the celebrations can continue at home. Guests seated between 11.30am to 2.30pm can also enjoy 10% off set menus.
Budget: $189++ per guest