Santa Gnome is certainly a GastroGnome. Here are 5 of his favourite restaurants that are perfect for a Christmas date which will earn you that kiss under the mistletoe.
Picture: The Tippling Club
The Tippling Club features a very tasteful selection of menu, lovingly created by the charming chef Ryan Clift. For the festive season, it offers a Christmas lunch menu which starts from S$46++ for 2 courses. An all-time favourite of Santa Gnome is the Iberico Pork Belly. The nice ambience coupled with the exquisite cocktail concoctions will make your date truly unforgettable.
Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore
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Savour the famous Japanese delicacy at Shinji by Kanesaka, a restaurant helmed by 2-star Michelin Chef Shinji Kanesaka. The restaurant prides itself on its age-old culinary traditions and the desire to provide an authentic Japanese fine dining experience in Singapore. Each sushi is sliced to a perfect thickness and you and your date will love the freshness of the sushi. Try Santa Gnome's favourite, the Shiro-ebi with Uni, where the baby shrimp is tastefully paired with sea urchin to give your tastebuds the ultimate satisfaction! Sushi sets start from S$75++.
Address: Raffles Hotel, #02-20 (via Seah Street lobby) and The St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Floor, (Branch)
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Duck lovers will love Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, one of the local restaurants that made it into Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015. Santa Gnome always orders the Peking duck because the chef personally carves the duck dextrously into thinly crispy pieces with little meat and fats in his presence when serving and the skin is roasted to the perfect level of crispiness that leaves him wanting more. Courses start from S$98++. Talk about good service for such delicacy!
Address: Paragon, #05-42/45 and Asia Square Tower 1, #02-08/10
Picture: Au Petit Salut
If you're planning a date with that mademoiselle and aren't good with French restaurants, Au Petit Salut is a multi award-winning French restaurant at Dempsey Hill and offers a cosy ambience that is perfect for a date. Its pan seared foie gras is Santa Gnome's favourite dish as it has the perfect texture and sauce to intensify his appetite. It offers a 3-course Christmas set lunch from S$38++. If French for lunch is not her cup of tea, Au Petit Salut offers a 4-course Festive Set Dinner from S$98++ as well. Doesn't it sound just delicious? Bon appétit!
Address: 40C Harding Road Singapore 249548
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Dim sum lover? Summer Pavilion's the restaurant for you! There's something inherently satisfying about filling up your empty belly with some delicious Cantonese dim sum for lunch. Santa Gnome highly recommends the steamed barbecue pork bun. Set lunches start from S$52++ per person (minimum of 2 to order). She'll love your exquisite taste in food!