SINGAPORE - Mother's Day is usually celebrated on the second Sunday of May, and this year, it falls on May 14.
Fret not if you have yet to plan a meal with loved ones who are mothers.
From fine Chinese fare and international buffet spreads, to Champagne brunches, Indian food and a British-style Sunday Roast, here are 27 places where you can celebrate Mother's Day next weekend.
VLV Singapore will offer six eight-course set menus. They feature executive head chef Martin Foo’s creations such as black truffle roasted duck and Australian wagyu with shishito, ceps and wild bean sauce. All set menus are available for lunch and dinner, and come with longevity buns.
WHERE: 01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road
WHEN: May 6 to 14; lunch (weekdays): noon to 3pm; dinner (daily): 6 to 11pm
PRICE: Set menus start at $298++ (for four people)
INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.vlv.life
CRYSTAL JADE DINING IN
The restaurant has introduce a range of new dishes and is offering set menus which start at $298 for four persons. A specially-created dim sum of rose red bean paste bun with smooth red bean filling is also available. Exclusive dishes at Crystal Jade Dining In include stewed lobster with custard sauce ($29.80 for half); steamed stuffed tofu with pumpkin sauce ($19.80); Hokkaido king scallop with black truffle sauce ($12.80) and braised stuffed sea cucumber with shrimp roe ($19.80).
WHERE: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 01-112
WHEN: Now until May 14, and from Jun 3 to 18; 11.30am to 3pm, 6 to 10.30pm (weekdays), 11.30am to 5pm, 5.30 to 10.30pm (weekends and public holidays)
PRICE: Set menus start at $298 for four persons.
CASSIA, CAPELLA SINGAPORE
At fine-dining Cantonese restaurant Cassia, indulge in dishes such as five spice roasted Yorkshire pork belly, nourishing double-boiled black chicken soup, and wok-fried lobster medallion with chilli sauce served with deep-fried Chinese bun.
WHERE: Cassia, 1 Knolls, Capella Singapore, Sentosa
WHEN: May 8 to 14, noon to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10pm, daily. It is closed for dinner on May 14.
PRICE: $98++ a person
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One-Michelin-starred restaurant Forest, which is headed by celebrity chef Sam Leong, is offering a six-course contemporary Chinese menu. Dishes include double-boiled ginseng milky chicken soup; steamed New Zealand cod fillet with Yunnan ham and minced ginger; Japan “Kanto” sea cucumber braised with abalone sauce; Sri Lanka Crab meat mee sua; and double-boiled hashima with Tianjin pear in cream of almond.
WHERE: Equarius Hotel, lobby level, Resorts World Sentosa
WHEN: May 13 and 14, noon to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm
PRICE: The Mother's Day menu is priced at $148++ person. Mothers dine free for every three paying guests.
TEL: 6577-7788 or 6577-6688
INFO: Go to www.rwsentosa/Forest
Cherry Garden will be serving a seven-course Cantonese dinner with dishes such as its signature Peking duck, superior lobster soup, and organic black bean pudding topped with bird's nest.
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue
WHEN: May 13 & 14, 6.30 - 10.30pm
PRICE: $118++ a person
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The popular roast meat restaurant from Hong Kong whose signature items range from char siew to roast duck, is offering a complimentary platter of duck and tofu (worth $22) to those who spend $100++ in a single receipt. Mothers will also receive a free bowl of red bean soup.
WHERE: Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, 01-04/05/06/07
WHEN: The Mother's Day promotion is on from now until May 14, 11am to 10pm, daily
INTERNATIONAL / ASIAN BUFFETS AT HOTELS
ASH & ELM
Brunch at Ash & Elm features a line-up of seafood, small plates and signature highlights from the three culinary theatres - charcuterie and cheese room, wood-fired oven and charcoal grill. Menu highlights include Kaluga Queen and Avruga caviar, a selection of cheeses from France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and New Zealand, rosemary prime ribeye, slow-baked salmon, lemon thyme éclairs and green tea tiramisu.
WHERE: InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road
WHEN: May 14, noon to 3pm
PRICE: $118++ to $168++ an adult, $48++ a child aged six to 12
RAFFLES GRILL, RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE
The Mother’s Day brunch features an array of fresh seafood including Maine lobsters and Alaskan king crabs, live carving stations with meats such as US Prime cote de boeuf and Welsh lamb saddle, alongside canapés of foie gras, 64 deg egg, gourmet cheeses and desserts. Children will also be kept entertained with DIY cards to design for mum, colouring materials and goodie bags with fun treats.
WHERE: Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road
WHEN: May 14, noon to 3pm
PRICE: $228++ a person with Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne, $208++ a person with Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne
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WHITE ROSE CAFE, YORK HOTEL SINGAPORE
White Rose Cafe at York Hotel Singapore pays tribute to mothers with epicurean fare by executive chef Charlie Tham and his team. The Appreciation Set Lunch, inspired by local traditional recipes from a bygone era, comprises dishes such as deep-fried black pomfret with leek and salted bean and stir-fried boiled chicken with ginger. The International Buffet Lunch offers more than 30 dishes such as chilli crab, White Rose Cafe’s signature laksa and fried spicy cereal prawns. The High Tea buffet features items such as kong bak pau, oyster omelette and apple crumble.
WHERE: York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth
WHEN/PRICE: May 6, 7 & 13 set lunch (noon to 2.30pm): $138++ (six courses for four people) & $328++ (eight courses for eight people); May 14 international buffet (11.30am to 2.30pm): $39++ an adult, $19++ a child; May 14 high tea (3 to 5pm): $32++ an adult, $16++ a child
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MEZZA9, GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE
At mezza9's Mother’s Day brunch, expect offerings such as Alaskan king crabs, Spencer Gulf king prawns, and Maine lobsters, as well as a salad bar with organic vegetables. There will also be a selection of artisan charcuterie including champagne ham and duck rilette, and a spread of Asian cuisine with dishes such as wok-fried crispy lobster noodles, steamed sustainable barramundi with yellow bean paste, Thai satay sai krok isan (grilled fermented sour pork sausage), and sashimi and sushi. For dessert, don't miss the chocolate fountain, bread and butter pudding, and nitrogen gin fizz.
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
WHEN: May 14, 11.30am to 3pm
PRICE: $108++ an adult, $54++ a child (aged three to 12 years). Add $40++ a person, for a free-flow of Perrier- Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, certified sustainable red and white wines, hand-crafted gin and tonics, signature martinis and Tiger beer. Add $60++ a person for a free-flow of Perrier-Jouet Blason Rosé Champagne, certified sustainable red and white wines, hand-crafted gin and tonics, signature martinis and Tiger beer.
LIME, PARKROYAL ON PICKERING
Parkroyal on Pickering’s Lime restaurant will hold a four-hour Mother’s Day edition of its Super Lunch Sunday. Maine lobsters are featured in dishes such as laksa with Maine lobster claw and 65 deg soft-boiled egg served with Maine lobster. Mothers get a serving of double-boiled bird’s nest soup.
WHERE: Lobby level Parkroyal on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street
WHEN: May 14, 12.30 to 4.30pm
PRICE: $108++ an adult (includes free-flow sangria, juices, soft drinks, coffee & tea), $54++ a child aged six to 12 (includes free-flow juices & soft drinks)
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THE SALON, HOTEL FORT CANNING
At the Salon, Hotel Fort Canning, mums dine free when accompanied by three paying adults for the Mother’s Day in the Park lunch buffet. The spread includes items such as free range chicken caesar salad, black pepper smoked duck, fresh prawn and mussel, seafood chowder with crispy tortilla, chicken piccata, tender 24-hour slow-cooked pork belly, rosemary leg of lamb and orange-crusted Norwegian salmon. Children can enjoy the play zone with slides, toys and movie screenings.
WHERE: 11 Canning Walk
WHEN: May 14, noon to 3pm PRICE: $58++ an adult; $34++ a child aged four to 12
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AZUR, CROWNE PLAZA CHANGI AIRPORT
The seafood buffet at Azur returns with a spread of seafood on ice, sashimi, international delights and local favourites. Gifts for mothers include a Tea Elixir pillow mist, a whole cake (May 12 to 14) and a complimentary 20-minute head or shoulder massage (May 14, brunch).
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard
WHEN: Till May 15; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6 to 10pm; brunch: 12.30 to 3.30pm
PRICE: Lunch/dinner: from $55++ a person (for lunch), from $65++ a person (for dinner); from $27.50++ a child (for lunch), from $32.50++ a child aged six to 12
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CAROUSEL, ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS
Carousel’s Mother’s Day buffet comprises items such as Alaskan king crab legs, truffle-scented lobster risotto, seafood bouillabaisse, oven-roasted whole red snapper with lemon and chimichurri sauce and slow-cooked Emperor’s chicken infused with Chinese herbal spices. All guests will get chocolate tarts and a chance to win dining vouchers and a gourmet pastry hamper.
WHERE: Lobby level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
WHEN/PRICE: May 14; lunch (noon to 2pm): $70++ an adult/$43++ a child; high tea (3.30 to 5.30pm): $55++/ $32++; dinner (6.30 to 9.30pm): $83++/$49++
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The Italian restaurant in Market Street is usually closed on Sundays, but will be offering two set meals especially for Mother's Day on May 14. The four-course meal, which is available for both lunch and dinner, includes white asparagus casserole with smoked quail egg, black garlic and truffle; tagliolini with razor clams and vermouth; followed by a choice of Italian seabass or roasted quail with foie gras; and an Amalfi lemon and mascarpone mousse with candied rhubarb for dessert.
WHERE: 55 Market Street 01-01
WHEN: May 14, from noon for lunch, and from 6pm for dinner.
PRICE: $68++ for lunch, $88++ for dinner.
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SALTED & HUNG
Contemporary Australian restaurant Salted & Hung will be serving an Italian communal-style buffet on Mother’s Day. The menu includes a charcuterie and antipasti bar as well as small and large plates prepared a la minute with items such as 63-degree egg, chorizo and potato.
WHERE: 12 Purvis Street
WHEN: May 14, 11.30am to 2.30pm
PRICE: $58++ a person (mum dines free with three paying guests); with free-flow beverages: $78++ (non-alcoholic) & $88++ (Prosecco, housepour wine)
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Expect seafood platters, cold cuts, pastas and a salad and dessert station at Monti's a-la-carte buffet brunch and dinner. Monti’s popular truffle risotto will be finished table-side in a parmesan cheese wheel. Mothers get a free lobster and a complimentary glass of mimosa.
There will be a spread of Italian antipastis, mains and desserts ranging from focaccia with burrata, to classic carnaroli risotto with beetroot, creamed in a parmigiano reggiano wheel and flamed with cognac. Other offerings include paccheri pasta with Parmigiano Reggiano and Boston lobster; housemade purple potato gnocchi with Alaskan king crab; grandmother’s strawberry cake; old-fashioned cherry crostata and an amarena tiramisu mousse heart.
WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa, Festive Walk
WHEN: May 14, noon to 2.30pm
PRICE: $88++ for adults, $44++ for children. Mothers will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco
TEL: 6577-6555 or 6577-6688
INFO: E-mail fratelli@RWSentosa.com or go to www.rwsentosa.com/fratelli
Here, a smorgasbord of Indian delicacies await. The buffet will include the restaurant's signature dishes such as dum biryani, Goan prawn curry and butter chicken, as well as an array of Indian street foods. There will be a live chaat station with gol gappa and papdi chaat, vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs including tawa paneer tikka and chicken shalikh.
WHERE: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, 03-21B
WHEN: May 14, noon to 3pm
PRICE:$56++ for adults, $40++ for children. Mothers dine free for every three paying adults.
TEL: 6235 - 8840
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QUENTIN’S THE EURASIAN RESTAURANT
Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant has kids in mind for its Mother’s Day Buffet. Expect some of the restaurant's signature dishes such as devil curry and other Eurasian delights.There will also be a cupcake-decorating session for kids and they will also get party balloons, candy floss and popcorn.
WHERE: Level 1 Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road
WHEN: May 14; 11am to 1pm & 1 to 3pm
PRICE: $40 nett an adult, $20 nett a child aged five to 12
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For lunch, opt between a three- or four-course menu. Diners choose one appetiser, a soup, a main course and a dessert. Offerings include appetisers such as chilled pasta, stone crab, avruga caviar and white truffle vinaigrette; and duck foie gras, dark cherries, walnut, and apple puree; soups such as cream of artichoke, lobster bisque or wild mushroom veloute. Main courses include a beef, pork, lamb or fish, while for dessert, indulge in trifle, chocolate mousse or a salted caramel parfait with ice cream.
Dinner is a five course affair. It starts with a chilled capellini with lobster essence, red prawn tartare and Russian caviar; followed by slow-cooked salmon with black sesame, cauliflower puree and Japanese vinaigrette; pan-fried quail with wild mushroom fricassee and shallot jus; US beef tenderloin, pearl potatoes, root vegetables and red wine sauce; and a salted caramel parfait with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore, 22 Scotts Road
WHEN: May 13 and 14, noon to 2.30pm, 7 to 10pm
PRICE: Lunch - $68 a person for three courses, $78 a person for four courses; Dinner - $108 a person for five courses
OPEN FARM COMMUNITY
Treat mum to a three-course brunch at Open Farm Community, with farm-fresh selections such as a warm broccoli salad, cured ocean trout savoury crepe, Thai basil gnocchi with grilled king prawns and calamansi sponge with rose sorbet.
WHERE: 130E Minden Road
WHEN: May 14, 11am to 4pm
PRICE: $58++ a person (complimentary welcome drinks, rose-soaked towels, Strip & Spa Esprit vouchers for mums) TEL: 6471-0306
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Contemporary Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Artemis, which is usually closed on Sundays, is offering a Mother's Day brunch. The restaurant will be serving sharing platters. Dishes include Adriana’s Lasagna - prosciutto, chorizo, parmesan, mozzarella, napoletana sauce ($52); the Fadi Whole Organic Chicken with heirloom cauliflower, saba marsala reduction, prosciutto chips; breast – mashed potatoes, grilled chasselas and muscat grapes ($78), and the Australian bone-in wagyu striploin (800g with Bordelaise sauce ($168). Vegetarian options are also available.
WHERE: Level 40, 138 Market Street
WHEN: May 14, 11.30am to 2.30pm.
INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to artemisgrill.com.sg
OXWELL & CO.
Tuck into a British Feast this Mother’s Day. The Sunday Roast at Oxwell & Co. includes starters such as chicken liver pate, prawn cocktail and seared hand-dived scallops. Roast meats on offer here range from Roast Westholme Beef to Dingley Dell Pork Belly with granny smith apple sauce. Vegetarian options include a mushroom, leek and spinach pie with aged cheddar. Mums get a free glass of Prosecco and a complimentary choice of dessert - Warm Toffee Sponge topped with vanilla ice cream, Oxwell Artic Roll with strawberry jam or Lemon Posset.
Pollen, located inside the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, will be serving a five-course lunch for Mother's Day. The meal starts with snacks and amuse bouche, followed by roasted quail, sweetcorn and black garlic; and a dish of sauteed scallop with ikura, sea lettuce and artichoke. Choose between duck with pear, celeriac and anise jus, or confit Gigha halibut with smoked egg yolk, apple, radish, and salsa verde. The last two dishes are dessert.
L’ESPRESSO, GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL
Relax and bond over an English Afternoon Tea at L’Espresso. It serves a wide variety of classic finger and open-face sandwiches, as well as cold items, a roast of the day, pork goulash hot pot with homemade brioche, gluten free pasta and ice cream.
WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore, 22 Scotts Road
WHEN: May 13 and 14, noon to 2.30pm (first seating), 3 to 4.30pm (second seating)
PRICE: $68 an adult, $34 a child; $88 an adult with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne