Hot! The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Annual Christmas Light-up Shines Brighter with Six Ambassadors from Around the World Joining Hands for a Good Cause.

The Fullerton Hotel Light Up

In the spirit of creating heartwarming moments together, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s annual Christmas Light-up and Fullerton Charity Cook-out saw an unprecedented ‘united nations’ of six ambassadors from around the world joining hands for a good cause.

General Manager of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale was joined by ambassadors from Australia, Argentina, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and United Kingdom to whip up their specialty dishes during the Fullerton Charity Cook-out which took place on 22 November 2019 at Town Restaurant. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will donate a portion of the proceeds from this buffet dinner and sale of each Fullerton Santa Bear to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Let There Be Light
In a joyous annual tradition at the hotel lobby, guests and visitors gathered for captivating performances by handbell ringers from Ministry of Bellz and in-house songstress Jenny Cusay, who were joined this year by youths from the Business Times Budding Artists Fund. Over 100 hotel staff participated in a candle-lit march-in followed by an elegant light-up ceremony graced by local celebrities Li Nan Xing and Constance Song, the six ambassadors and Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale. Guests celebrated the occasion with complimentary festive goodies including Glühwein (mulled wine), canapés and Christmas cookies. Youths from the Business Times Budding Artists Fund performed contemporary pieces including All I Want For Christmas Is You, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, and This Is Me. Vocalist Jenny Cusay added to the festivities with all-time hits such as Santa Baby, Feliz Navidad and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.


The Fullerton Charity Cook-out
Following the light-up, the second part of the evening culminated in the eagerly anticipated Fullerton Charity Cook-out Buffet Dinner at Town Restaurant. In the spirit of giving back to society, seven special guests donned chef whites and shared a taste of their country’s special dishes, including General Manager Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale. Children from the Business Times Budding Artists Fund also showed off their creativity by decorating Christmas cookies.

Here’s what each of the respective Ambassadors prepared:

⦁ Australian High Commissioner Bruce Gosper serving Poached Lobsters, with Garlic & Herb Butter
⦁ Argentine Ambassador Federico Barttfeld serving Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Chimichurri Sauce
⦁ Canadian High Commissioner Lynn McDonald serving Maple Glazed Atlantic Salmon Pate and Sourdough Bread
⦁ Italian Ambassador Raffaele Langella serving Carnaroli Risotto with Italian Burrata, Capers and Heirloom Tomato Powder
⦁ New Zealand High Commissioner Jo Tyndall serving Lamb Shoulder and Pickled Red Beetroots on Garlic Toast
⦁ United Kingdom High Commissioner Kara Owen serving Braised Oxtail with Roasted Tomato Sauce and Parsley Crust
⦁ Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale serving ‘Garlic & Vongole’ aka Calamarata Pasta with Garlic, Vongole, Chilli and Bottarga

The Charity Buffet Dinner took place on 22 November 2019, 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., and was priced at S$98 nett per adult and S$54 nett per child. S$25 nett from the bill for each adult diner will be donated to this year’s chosen charities, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is located at: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

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