Monday, December 07, 2020

An Italian Christmas At The Cliff, Sofitel Sentosa (Food Tasting)

 I'm not sure about you, but I am exceptionally excited for Christmas this year! Maybe it's because 2020 has been an extraordinary year like no other or perhaps I am just looking for a good and restful break after a whole year of hard work. Or maybe it's the thought that 2020 is finally ending and we can start anew in 2021! Haha! But I really find myself looking forward to the Christmas season with great anticipation. Thanks to Sofitel Sentosa, I got an early head start to the festive season at The Cliff, when I went to taste their Christmas dinner menu!

If you want to skip the crowds expected during the week leading up toe Christmas, I would encourage you to go for an early Christmas feast! It's never too early to soak ourselves in the most wonderful time of the year - The Cliff is offering their Italian-themed Christmas lunch and dinner from now all the way till end of December! 


The hotel was already beautifully decorated for Christmas. Always love Sofitel Sentosa for its beautiful landscaping that makes you feel enveloped by nature and greeneries. It is always relaxing to step into the hotel grounds! We arrived at The Cliff before it got completely dark for the night, and got ourselves a table at the alfresco dining area that overlooked a beautiful sea view. The sunset was a gorgeous orange and really mesmerizing. It was a perfect date night setting for us!


For this year, The Cliff is offering an Italian 3-course lunch or 5-course dinner for Christmas .  Let me bring you through our dinner in pictures so you have a visual feast as well!


We were served bread basket and champagne (complimentary to media and not included in the Christmas menu) to start off!


The bread as so yummy I asked for second servings, unreservedly. =P


For the first course, we were served the Spiced Walnut & Ricotta Crostini. I am not a fan of dairy and cheese, but the ricotta tasted super good and not cheesy like I imagined. So glad I was brave enough to at least try it. The whole concoction was so magical - every ingredient worked perfectly together for an intense and satisfying burst of flavours in my mouth! The texture was enhanced by the crunchy-ness of the walnuts and toasted crostini. I was really quite impressed with the starter.


Next, we had an Endive & Persimmon Salad which was so appetizing. It was tangy and sweet, and the crunchy vegetables were really refreshing and light. I love the pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds in the salad, and how colourful it looked!


For the first main, you can choose between Pork and Veal Tortellini in Clear Meat Broth or Beetroot & Goat Cheese Ravioli. I had the former while the husband opted for the latter. The broth was deep with flavours (like chicken consomm√© boiled for hours!) and the tortellini were tasty as well, filled with minced meat. The ravioli might be a challenge for non-cheese lovers like me, but if you like cheese, you might want to choose that!



For the second main, you can choose between Braised Beef Short Rib, Polenta and Horseradish Gremolata or Caramelised Kabochua Squash Risotto. If you are not a vegetarian, I would totally recommend the braised beef short rib because it was just so delightful! The meat has become so tender after hours of braising and it falls off the bone easily. Every bite was flavourful and delicious! The risotto paled in comparison but tasted yummy as well, especially with the grilled squash. It would be a good option if you don't take beef.



The final course was the dessert and it was a Dark Chocolate Ricotta Yule Log cake that was delicious and satisfying. I love dark chocolate!! And the cherries were great additions to this dish!


We had such a wonderful time at dinner, just relaxing and chit-chatting while enjoying the wonderful ambience. It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year! Thank you so much, Sofitel Sentosa The Cliff, for your warm hospitality and delicious offerings!

Now, if you are interested to try out their Italian Christmas menu, here are the prices and some useful information. Early bird discount is available before 10 December! For Christmas Eve, there is a luxurious7-course menu (seafood included) waiting for you!

Lunch – $48++/diner
Top up for Wine Pairing – $98++/diner

Early Bird Discount!
Book before 10 December
Enjoy $248++/two diners with wine pairing

Dinner – $78++/diner
Top up for Wine Pairing – $98++/diner

Early Bird Discount!
Book before 10 December
Enjoy $298++/two diners with wine pairing

CHRISTMAS EVE, 24 DECEMBER  |  6PM TO 10PM

Dinner – $158++/diner
Top up for Wine Pairing – $138++/diner
For enquiries, please contact us at (65) 6708 8310 or email H9474-fb6@sofitel.com