One of the most recognisable icons of Christmas, aside from the tree of course, is turkey. Warm slices of the white poultry slathered with brown sauce and topped with cranberry jam will bring any person right back to the warm festive flashbacks of childhood.
This Christmas, fret not if you don't have the time or an oven big enough to roast your own. Here we have our top 5 places where you can just place your orders a couple weeks in advance, and have them roasted and golden ready to be picked up in time for Christmas Eve with the family.
Carlton Gourmet is offering a whole list of Christmas specials this festive season. From beef and salmon to chicken and lamb, the variety is endless. At the top of the list is of course, a traditional style turkey that can serve 10-12 persons. Choose your bird with chestnut stuffing or plain, with cranberry sauce or apple. Throw in a gingerbread or two and a yule log cake to make your celebrations a complete one.
If you're looking for a traditional home-style turkey this year, Renaissance Hotel has just the thing. A whole bird is roasted to golden-brown perfection, with skin that is rubbed with garlic for added flavour and dimension. On top of turkey, Renaissance is also offering honey roasted veal, whole leg of lamb and roasted German duck so you'll have a variety of meats to choose from if you want to add to the festivities of your celebrations.
This holiday season, The Food Store at DoubleTree is offering slow-roasted whole US turkeys that are no less than 6kgs to make your celebrations one to remember. Also on the menu are oven-roasted Australian grain-fed beef and, for those who would prefer a more Oriental twist, roasted duck. If a whole roast sounds too much for you, Makan Kitchen is also offering individual hot turkey legs. The legs are marinated and prepared in a variety of Malaysian styles, from the Malay-style rendang to the Chinese star anise lacquer and Indian-inspired tandoori with mint chutney. The hot legs are available only at Makan Kitchen for Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day hi-tea and Christmas Day dinner.
If your Christmas dinner is one defined by the sauces and gravy, then PARKROYAL's roasts will sit right at home with you. Its roast turkey comes with not only one or two varieties of sauces but four, with a newly-introduced piquant-apricot. Whether the apricot, giblet, cranberry or natural jus is your preference, the roast will still be an exploding affair of multiple flavours given its stuffings of chestnut, prunes, apricot and traditional sage. Delicious sides like croquette potatoes, buttered vegetables and grilled brussel sprouts are also on the menu.
For a straight-forward, no-nonsense turkey deal, OneWorld Hotel's is the one. OneWorld's comes with a choice of chestnut, apple and raisin or forcemeat and rosemary stuffing accompanied by giblet sauce, cranberry sauce, buttered brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes. It also requires only 3 days' advance order, one of the shortest we've come across yet.