Mother's Day treats: Best places to celebrate with mum
Published on May 8, 2014 8:54 PM
Show mum a whole lot of love this Mother's Day by taking her out for a fancy meal at one of these restaurants or buying her a cake for the special day. Happy feasting!
AROSSA WINE & GRILL BAR
Have a special meal with mum at Arossa Wine Grill Bar with a three-course Mother’s Day Special that features cream-based dishes and pink desserts. Start off with a warm prosciutto-wrapped sauteed white asparagus with poached egg and parmesan cheese (above), followed by a choice of mains, including the red snapper Aquapazza with blue mussel. End the meal with Arossa’s special strawberry mousse cake, a classic sweet treat of whipped strawberry mousse topped with strawberries. Reservations are required.
Where: Arossa Wine & Grill Bar, 6 Scotts Square 02-01 MRT: Orchard When: Till May 11, 11.30am - 3pm, 6 - 10.30pm Price: $50++ a person Tel: 6636-2951 Info: www.arossa.com.sg
The restaurant is offering its first Mother’s Day set menu, which features a six-course Nonya menu with offerings such as spring chicken with rose wine, babi assam and a choice of deep fried flounder or steamed flounder with homemade sauce. End the meal with slow-cooked white fungus with bird’s nest, served in a coconut shell. The menu comes with a free flow of home-brewed hot or cold lemongrass drink.
Where: 35 Scotts Road MRT: Newton When: Till May 11, noon - 2.30pm, 6 - 10.30pm daily Price: $328++ (four persons) for four persons, $488++ (six persons) for six and & $638++ (eight persons) Tel: 6733-2656 Info: www.thehouseofindocafe.com
This Mother’s Day, BreadTalk has prepared two special cakes. Gorgeous Mum ($42.80) has alternating layers of light almond sponge with strawberry mousse and caramel crunchy pearls chocolate, topped with Chantilly cheese cream, fresh berries and white chocolate decorations. Exceptional Mum ($43.80) features chocolate almond sponge paired with chocolate cream, Griotte cherries and pieces of chocolate and raspberries.
Where: BreadTalk outlets islandwide, including 313@Somerset, Bugis Junction, Parkway Parade & Centrepoint When: Till May 11 Info: www.breadtalk.com.sg
VIOLET OON’S KITCHEN
Enjoy a truly Peranakan Mother’s Day buffet brunch with the family at Violet Oon’s Kitchen. The celebrity chef will whip up Nonya dishes, such as chinchalok omelette, fermented baby shrimp omelette with chillies and shallots; kobis kledek masak lemak, a coconut creamy spiced gravy with cabbage and sweet potatoes; and hay ko cholet cholet, a sweet-and-sour prawn paste dip with green mangoes, guava and jambu, among other dishes.
Where: 881 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Holland Village When: May 11, 10.30am - 3pm Tel: 6468-5430 Info: www.violetoonskitchen.com
FULL OF CRAB RESTAURANT
This seafood restaurant is offering a special Mama’s Bag, which includes specially prepared king crab leg with vegetables such as corn, potatoes and broccoli and fresh button mushrooms. There is a choice of garlic butter, Cajun or fully loaded sauce. The Mama’s B bag comes with home-brewed iced tea or hot tea.
Where: 195 East Coast Road MRT: Eunos When: Till May 11, 4 - 10.30pm (Fri) & 11.30am - 10.30pm (Sat & Sun) Price: $28+ (dine-in) & $28 (takeaway) a person Tel: 6348-8195 Info: www.facebook.com/fullofcrab
Express your heartfelt gratitude to mum with two new citrus-themed cakes from Bakerzin. The Tango Bianco features soft madeleine cake infused with orange zest, layered with tangerine jelly and white chocolate-Earl Grey tea mousse. The heart-shaped NuttiYuzu combines hazelnut dacquoise with hazelnut sponge cake and yuzu mousse, with a delicate coating of sunny yellow-tinted white chocolate. Both cakes are decorated with chocolate hearts and berries. Orders need to be placed at least one day in advance via Bakerzin’s website or at any Bakerzin outlet. Pick up the cakes at any outlet, except at Gardens by the Bay and Changi Airport Terminal One, or have them delivered directly to mum.
Where: Bakerzin outlets. Go to website for full list of outlets & contact details When: Till May 10 (orders), till May 11 (collection or delivery). One day advance notice required for orders Price: Both cakes cost $60+ each for a cake that serves eight - 10 persons Info: The cake serves eight - 10 persons. Go to www.bakerzin.com
At Hilton Singapore’s Checkers Brasserie, mothers receive a free meal with every two full-paying adults. On May 9 and 10, the restaurant will feature a seafood and Japanese buffet dinner, from 7 to 10pm, with seafood cooked in different styles. Offerings include sashimi and lobsters and freshly shucked oysters. On May 11, noon to 2pm, its international Sunday brunch will offer roast milk-fed lamb, roasted prime ribs and foie gras with truffle polenta and more.
Where: Checkers Brasserie, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard When: May 9 - 11 Price: Dinner: $67 a person (dinner) & Brunch: $108 a person or $168 a person, with free flow of wine & champagne (brunch) Tel: 6730-3390
BALZAC BRASSERIE & BAR
Treat mum to French bistro Balzac’s Mother’s Day brunch special. Start off with a foie gras custard with pumpkin emulsion and crispy farmer’s bread amuse bouche, followed by free flow of fresh oysters, smoked salmon and pan-fried foie gras. If you prefer to share, opt for the Cochon Braise Aux Pommes De Terre Sautees for the mains, which is braised Spanish pork with sauteed potato and natural jus, served in a cocotte for portions for two or four. End the meal with the Balzac cheesecake, a homemade strawberry cheesecake.
Where: Rendezvous Gallery, 01-01, 9 Bras Basah Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah When: May 11, 11am - 3pm Price: $88++ a person Tel: 6336-0797 Info: www.balzacbrasserie.com
Indulge in both Asian and Western cuisine during the Mother’s Day weekend. Start off at the seafood bar to enjoy Boston lobster and freshly shucked house oysters available only during special occasions. The Asian dishes include braised pork rib with chestnut and baby red onion, while the Western fare includes Chilean salmon with wild mushroom butter. End the meal on a sweet note with treats such as green tea panna cotta with seasonal berries.
Where: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, Level 2 MRT: Changi Airport When: May 9 - 11 Price: Brunch: May 10 & 11, $65++ a person, $32.50++ a child aged six - 12 years (brunch) & Dinner: May 9 - 11, $75++ a person, $37.50++ a child aged six - 12 years old (dinner) Tel: 6823-5354 Info: www.crownplaza.com
THE ICING ROOM
Surprise mum with a cake from The Icing Room. Its new signature strawberry shortcake, Garden Of Love ($30.80), comes in a heart shape and Chantilly strawberry cream is layered between light geniose sponge which is topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Chocolate fans can opt for Love Always ($32.80), a chocolate Chantilly cake coated with red velvet chocolate and paired with refreshing tropical fruits, pistachio nuts and chocolate flowers. The cakes serve six persons.
Where: The Icing Room outlets islandwide, including Jurong Point, Junction 8, nex@Serangoon & Causeway Point When: Till May 11 Info: www.theicingroom.com
Indulge in chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto’s special Mother’s Day lunch and dinner menus at Ki-Sho, which is inspired by the season’s freshest produce flown directly from Japan. Highlights of the six-course lunch menu include summer vegetable salad, Joshu wagyu sukiyaki, a Joshu wagyu beef prized for its exquisite marbling, and uni rice with otoro and ikura. For the 10-course dinner menu, expect premium offerings such as uni with caviar (above), ayu tempura, charcoal grilled seasonal fish, along with the Joshu wagyu sukiyaki.
Where: 29 Scotts Road MRT: Newton When: May 11 Price: $200++ a person (lunch) & $300++ a person (dinner) Tel: 6733-5251 Info: www.scotts29.com/ki-sho
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a traditional apple pie recipe by chef Stephane’s mother and a four-course meal, with a choice of the fishermen or butchers menu, showcasing the freshest of the sea and the best of house-smoked charcuterie respectively. Both menus are good for two to share. Diners can top up $20++ for an additional course of lobster or wagyu hanger steak. To spice up the day, all mothers receive a free slice of Mom’s Apple Pie and a glass of Belstar Prosecco when they dine in.
Where: Bar-Roque Grill, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, 01-00 MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: May 11 Price: $78++ a person Tel: 6444-9672 Info: www.bar-roque.com.sg
Treat mum to a modern Chinese affair at Forest. Head chef Sam Leong is offering a set menu for lunch and dinner, comprising slow-cooked six-head Australian abalone with beancurd and sauteed vegetables, a dish that is believed to help in blood circulation. Another treat is the Vietnamese roll with lobster in XO chilli sauce. Mothers dine for free when at least four set menus are ordered.
Where: Forest, Equarius Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Lobby MRT: HarbourFront When: Till May 13, noon - 2.30pm & 6 - 10.30pm daily Price: $148++ a person Tel: 6577-6688 Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FENG SHUI INN
On Mother’s Day weekend, indulge in an eight-course menu at Feng Shui Inn, with offerings such as double-boiled sea whelks with pacific clams and ginseng, and braised sea cucumber with goose webs, specially made by chefs from Hong Kong.
Where: Feng Shui Inn, Crockfords Tower, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Level G2 MRT: HarbourFront When: May 9 - 11 Price: $1,088++, minimum of 10 persons Tel: 6577-6688 Info: E-mail email@example.com
GU MA JIA
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Gu Ma Jia is offering three different Mother’s Day set menus, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Offerings in the Set B menu ($588) priced at $588 include black chicken with ginseng and conpoy (above), and braised duck and sea cucumber, amongst many others. Reservations are required, via telephone or walk-in, along with a deposit. Gu Ma Jia is also releasing a new fruit enzyme dessert and beverage range, such as fruit jelly enzyme with longans and wolfberries ($5.80). The restaurant claims that the fruit enzymes help to lower cholesterol levels and suppress free radicals.
Where: Gu Ma Jia, 45 Tai Thong Crescent, Sennett Estate MRT: MacPherson When: Till May 30, 11am - 3pm, 5.30 - 10pm daily Price: $488 - $688 for 10 persons Tel: 6285-2023 Info: www.gumajia.com.sg
Italian fine dining restaurant Caffe B presents a luxurious Japanese-Italian five-course menu for Mother’s Day. The main course is a choice of pan-seared Kurobuta pork loin served with ginger shoyu dressing, accompanied by mash potatoes and butter-glazed vegetables, or the pan-seared salmon perched on capers and broccolini glazed with sweet miso cream sauce. For desserts, try the matcha panna cotta (above). Reservations are required. However, depending on the restaurant’s capacity, walk-in customers can ask for the Mother’s Day menu if the kitchen is able to accommodate the order.
Where: Caffe B, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-15 & 01-83, 2 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront When: Till May 11 Price: $80 a person Tel: 6887-3311 Info: www.caffeb.com.sg
STELLAR AT 1-ALTITUDE
Mums dine free with every two paying adults at Stellar’s Mother’s Day brunch. Mothers who opt for the non-champagne option will receive a complimentary glass of champagne, while those who choose the champagne brunch will receive a free-flow of Moet & Chandon Imperial NV. The brunch menu includes dishes such as omelette, charcuterie and artisanal cheese selections; Stellar’s signature sushi and sashimi; freshly shucked oysters with condiments; poached lobster with mussel remoulade; and meats such as pork belly, lamb leg and wagyu rump roasts.
Where: Stellar, One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, 62-01 MRT: Raffles Place When: May 11 Price: $175++ an adult, inclusive of free-flow champagne; $75++ an adult for food only; $45++ a child under 12 years Tel: 6438-0410 Info: www.1-altitude.com
The Jumbo Group celebrates Mother’s Day now till May 11 and Father’s Day from June 9 to 15. The set menus will feature signature dishes and perennial favourites such as chilli crab, black pepper crab and live Boston lobster steamed with fragrant garlic. Go to the restaurants’ websites for more information on their locations and the set menus.
SHERATON TOWERS SINGAPORE
Mothers who enjoy Italian fare can indulge in chef de cuisine Ee Ming Hwa’s four-course set menu at Domvs, which includes a seafood salad, homemade baked beef lasagne, steamed grouper in seafood broth and homemade Nutella lava cake. At The Dining Room, the Mother’s Day lunch buffet includes seafood on ice, tenderloin roulade and braised duck with sea cucumber.
Where: Domvs & The Dining Room, 39 Scotts Road MRT: Newton When: May 11 Price: Domvs set menu, $72++ a person, lunch & dinner; The Dining Room lunch buffet, $88++ a person, $44++ a child Tel: The Dining Room, 6839-5621; Domvs, 6839-5622 Info: www.sheratonsingapore.com
ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS
Carousel rolls out a feast for mums. Featured specialities include sauteed Pacific white clams with garlic and thyme; Maine lobsters and spanner crabs; oven-roasted whole red snapper with lemon and chimichurri sauce; and delicate sweets such as pink raspberries chocolate tart with wild berries coulis.
Where: 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard When: May 11, lunch, noon - 2pm; high tea, 3.30 - 5.30pm, dinner, 6.30 - 10.30pm Price: Lunch, $65++ a person; high tea, $50++ a person; dinner $75++ a person Tel: 6589-7799 Info: www.carouselbuffet.com.sg
GRAND COPTHORNE WATERFRONT
Cafe Brio’s international buffet features appetisers such as Norwegian smoked salmon, prosciutto with cantaloupe and a Chinese BBQ platter of char siew, pork belly and roasted duck; sashimi, sushi and California maki; seafood on ice; Asian dishes with a spin, such as braised Chinese pork knuckle with yam and wok-fried Singapore chilli mussels with deep-fried Sichuan buns, curry cinnamon brown rice, Nonya laksa and prawn noodles; Western delights such as grilled jumbo king prawn with asparagus and Beef Wellington, and pan-seared garoupa fillet; and barbecue items such as beef mignon, tiger prawns, squid and sambal stingray.
Where: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, level 1 MRT: Tiong Bahru When: May 10 and 11 Price: Lunch & barbecue, $68++ an adult, $34++ a child; dinner & barbecue, $78++ an adult, $39++ a child Tel: 6233-1100 Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Treat your mum to a lavish lunch buffet featuring classic Indian street foods such as gol gappa, papdi chaat and vada pav at the live chaat station; vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs at the tawa live station, like vegetable shaslikh, galouti kebab and chicken kahti; and vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries such as butter chicken and palak paneer; and rich desserts such as jalebis and rasmalai.
Where: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, 03-21b MRT: City Hall When: May 11, noon - 3pm Price: $49++ an adult, $37++ a child aged four to 10; mothers dine free with each fully paid child diner Tel: 6235-8840 Info: www.shahimaharani.com
The new Velvety Mom-ents cake combines vanilla ice cream with a red velvet sponge cake for a dessert to tug at mum’s heartstrings. Available at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets while stocks last.
Where: See website for full list of outlets with contact details & opening hours When: While stocks last Price: $49+ a cake, no advance ordering required Tel: Customer service hotline 6788-8128 Info: www.swensens.com.sg
HOTEL FORT CANNING
Hotel Fort Canning teams up with Guerlain and Chinois Spa for a Beautiful Mother’s Day in the Park Celebration. Mothers will receive a shoulder and hand massage by Chinois Spa, Guerlain gifts and a makeover at The Glass House. The international brunch buffet has items such as wild mushroom crepes with ricotta cheese; roast beef with horseradish cream and beef jus; and The Glass House Signature Laksa Noodles. The Kids’ Corner will serve mac and cheese, fish and chips, and mini burgers.
Where: 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: May 11, 11.30am - 1pm, 1.30 - 3pm Price: $75++ an adult, $37++ a child aged four to 12; 10 per cent discount for selected credit cardholders, contact restaurant for details Tel: 6559-6760 Info: www.hfcsingapore.com