Reindeer flew in from the North Pole to Utara to spread some festive cheer.
This year, more than ever, it seems like turkey is a Yuletide necessity. Utara's roast turkey was a letdown; it had no stuffing at all. The giblet gravy & cranberry sauce offered little consolation. But everyone lapped this up, forcing the restaurant to bring out three turkeys in two hours.
The rest of the buffet was a hit-or-miss affair, ranging from tasty things like chicken ballotine stuffed with raisins to run-of-the-mill recipes such as fried fish with belacan.
Desserts were slightly better than expected. Loved the log cake, stollen and chocolate mousse (most of which aren't in the photo above, but oh well).