Keep mum out of the kitchen this Mother’s Day and treat her to a celebratory meal at any of these 12 restaurants:
All-you-can-eat afternoon tea
From noon to 4pm, Grand Park Orchard’s level four restaurant is dishing out an all-you-can-eat afternoon tea. Included is an array of good local comfort food as well as some western fare, including popiah, dim sums, roasted meats, Asian noodles, claypot delicacies and wood-fired pizzas – cooked à la minute at four ‘live’ cooking stations.
Price: $30++ per person
Where:Open House, level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road; Tel: 6603 8855
When: 12 and 13 May 2012, Noon to 4pm
Peranakan buffet like grandmother used to make
It’s a culinary heritage trip with this lunch and dinner Peranakan buffet at the Grand Mercure Roxy hotel’s restaurant. Savour authentic dishes like bakwan kepiting (crab and pork ball soup), ayam buah keluak and loh kai yik (Cantonese-style stewed chicken wings). There is also a special Mother’s Day Peranakan afternoon tea that is guaranteed to bring back nostalgic memories of grandmother’s cooking.
Prices: Lunch: $42++ per adult, $21++ per child, $33 nett per senior citizen; Dinner: $45++ per adult, $23++ per child, $35 nett per senior citizen (Mon to Thurs); Dinner $47++ per adult, $24++ per child, $37 nett per senior citizen (Fri to Sun); High-tea $22++ per adult, $14++ per child
Where:Feast@East, Grand Mercure Roxy, 50 East Coast Road; Tel: 6340-5665
When: 11 to 20 May 2012 (High-tea is on Saturday and Sunday only); Noon to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm, 3pm to 5pm (High-tea)
Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
Unlimited dim sum brunch with durian dessert
This unlimited dim sum brunch comes with a durian dessert buffet: the spread ranges from handcrafted ‘little heart’ morsels like steamed salted yolk custard buns to savoury dishes like the seafood fried rice with walnuts and wolfberries and pan-fried black pepper crab. The durian desserts come with a twist – expect a Peranakan durian pengat (durian in thick sweet coconut milk) and a Chinese-inspired durian bao.
Price: $68++ per adult, $34++ per child
Where:Peony Jade, Level M, Keppel Club, Bukit Chermin Road; Tel: 6276 9138 / 6375 5562
When: 12 and 13 May 2012; Two seatings: 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:15pm to 3pm
Halal Asian favourites
Tuck into delicious Asian favourites like grilled beef striploin with garlic and five-spice, Malawar fish curry, and wok-fried Hong Kong noodles with seafood at this halal-certified restaurant. All mothers will receive a welcome gift and a chance to walk away with a premium Marc Jacobs gift set.
Price: Lunch: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child; Weekday Dinner (Sun-Thu): $68++ per adult, $34++ per child; Weekend Dinner (Fri & Sat): $78++ per adult, $34++ per child
Where:AquaMarina, level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore; Tel: 6845 1111
When: 7 to 13 May 2012, Noon to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
International buffet with wines
Appetisers, soups, sushi and sashimi, seafood on ice and other delicacies from all over the world can be had with a glass of sparkling wine. Highlights include roasted rack of lamb with honey and mint, poached Maine lobsters and a dessert corner replete with sweets, pastries and macarons.
Price: $130 per adult inclusive of unlimited sparkling wine, house pour red and white wines, beer, chilled juices and soft drinks; $88 per adult; $44 per child (six to 12 years of age); $22 per child (three to five years of age)
Where:Greenhouse, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue; Tel: 6434 5288
When: 12 and 13 May 2012, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Traditional dim sum on trolley
There is something for everyone: apart from a varied selection of dim sum like steamed pork ribs with black bean, pan fried carrot cake, deep fried bean curd skin wrap, siew mai, har gou (prawn dumplings) and steamed rice flour roll with char siew – all served via trolleys, there are also à la carte dishes like camphor tea smoked duck, pan-fried kurobuta cutlet with black pepper sauce and specialty desserts like braised whole abalone with homemade beancurd and chilled bird’s nest with hashima.
Price: $42.80 per person (Sat); $46.80 per person (Sun), minimum two persons on both days
Where:Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road; Tel: 6730 1704
When: 12 and 13 May 2012, 11am to 4:30pm
Six-course bird’s nest extravaganza
The Royal Bird’s Nest Feast is a six-course meal highlighting the prized swallow’s delicacy that is said to have nourishing effects like improving one’s complexion, strengthening the immune system and alleviating asthma. Created by Executive Chef Lau Chi Keung, the luxurious set includes the jelly-like ingredient in a salad with crab meat cooked Japanese style in broth, sautéed with silken egg white in white truffle sauce, and chilled and served with aloe vera in a young coconut.
Price: $98++ per person, minimum of two persons. Citibank credit cardholders enjoy one free Royal Bird’s Nest set menu with every five sets ordered.
Where:Taste Paradise, #04-07, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn; Tel: 6509 9660
When: Until 30 May 2012, 11:30am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm (Mon-Fri), 11am to 4:30pm and 6pm to 11pm (Sat, Sun and Public Holiday)
Man Fu Yuan
Seven to nine-course Cantonese feast for the family
The restaurant’s signature tea smoked duck in tea leaf, crispy suckling pig with jelly fish and baked ‘Wu-Xi’ pork ribs with Zhen Jiang (black) vinegar are part of this feast. In addition, all set menus will include steamed longevity buns – an offering signifying longevity and good health, for mum and the whole family – and mothers get a complimentary steamed layer cake on this special occasion.
Price: $299++ for four persons (seven-course), $468++ for six persons (eight-course) and $988 for 10 persons (nine-course)
Where:Man Fu Yuan, 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore; Tel: 6825 1062
When: 12 and 13 May 2012, 11:40am to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Daily)
A three-course French affair
Chef de Cuisine Claudio Sandri pulls out all the stops for this elegant three-course Mother’s Day French meal featuring a choice of classic starters like the traditional French onion soup, or French escargots in puff pastry with tomato confit, followed by beef Wellington with mashed potatoes or grilled Scottish salmon with creamed leeks and orange and fennel salad. Dessert is chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream or passion fruit crème brulee.
Price: $55++ per person
Where:Brasserie Wolf, #01-13, The Pier at Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road; Tel: 6835 7818
When: 13 May, Lunch: Noon to 2:30pm, Dinner: 6pm to 10:30pm.
Be enthralled with both traditional and modern Japanese culinary delights
Say arigato to mum with these specially crafted Japanese meals: Take your pick from a four-course set lunch or an exquisite eight-course set dinner menu that showcases fine ingredients from Japan and Chef Moon’s culinary skills. The latter includes dishes like teriyaki marinated Kagoshima Wagyu with miso foie gras, grilled abalone with sea urchin and seaweed, sake-steamed razor shell clams with Japanese herbs, and green tea ice cream with hot pistachio soup.
Price: Four-course set lunch $85++ per person or eight-course set dinner $250++ per person
Where:Mikuni, level 3, 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Singapore; Tel: 6431 6156
When: 12 and 13 May 2012, Noon to 2:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Daily)
Refined modern four-course dinner in the garden
Treat mum to a four-course Mother's Day set dinner at this garden restaurant. Start the celebratory meal with a starter of capsicum velouté with pan-seared lobster and truffle oil and a tian of crab with garlic aioli, egg whites, beetroot petals and chives. For the main course, select from the pan-fried line-caught seabass fillet with yuzu orange reduction or the char-grilled Rangers Valley beef tenderloin. End on a sweet note with the milk chocolate bar and orange caramel ice cream or the refreshing strawberry gazpacho.
Price: $140++ per person (beef main course) and $150++ per person (seabass main course)
Where:The Halia, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road; Tel: 6287 0711
When: 11 to 13 May 2012, 6:30pm to 10pm
Collagen-pumped set for busy mothers
The collagen-rich Tori Nabe set menu is ideal for busy mums who have no time for beauty products and facial treatments. Enough to feed four, the set menu includes a nutritious chicken soup, assorted sashimi platter of maguro, salmon, kanpachi, mekajiki and amaebi, a mouthwatering yakitori selection of wagyu oroshi, negima, tsukune umeshiso, aspara buta and enoki bacon and their inhouse speciality, the massive Enmaru Roll.
Price: $120 per set menu
Where:Yakitori Enmaru, #04-11, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn; Tel: 6636 7282
When: 1 to 31 May 2012, 11:30am to 3pm and 3pm to 10pm