Come May 12, surprise the ladies of your life with one of these sumptuous feasts worth breaking the diet for.
BY MANDY LIM BEITLER
1. A Jazzy Mother’s Day Brunch at The Spot
This Mother’s Day, The Spot’s Executive Chef, Lee Boon Seng, will be dishing out a luxurious buffet spread of contemporary European cuisine. Begin with endless rounds of canapes and starters, followed by mains ranging from roasted pork belly to Spinach Gnocchi with Roasted Fig. Then toast with a complimentary glass of bubbly Cava while savouring desserts like Warmed Valrhona Chocolate Tart and a refreshing White Peach Sorbet. Top up just S$8++ for bottomless Cava! Local duo Iwee and Emmeline will accompany you with their jazzy tunes as you wine and dine the afternoon away.
Price: $98++ per person
May 12, 11am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm
Where: #01-26/27 Marina One, 5 Straits View
2. An Indo Communal Brunch at Fat Chap
Give the queen of your kitchen a deserved break as Medanese head chef Selamat Susanto presents a live cooking demonstration at Fat Chap. Learn his recipe for kampung chicken marinate and how to make the perfect perkedel (potato cake). Then partake in Kembul Bujana, a traditional Indonesian communal celebratory spread. A sharing platter of Nasi Tumpeng (coconut-scented butterfly pea rice), brimming with roasted kampung chicken, grilled fish, sambal prawns and sides, awaits. Refreshing es kopyor (shaved ice dessert) ends the meal on a sweet note.
Price: $68++ per person
May 12, 12pm to 5pm
Where: #01-643 Suntec City (East Wing Tower 4), 3 Temasek Boulevard
3. Mother’s Day English Afternoon High Tea Buffet at L’Espresso
Treat her to classic English afternoon tea buffet fit for a queen at the elegant Goodwood Park Hotel. Nibble on dainty finger and open-faced sandwiches, croissants and a wide selection of chilled deli delights as you settle in. Taking centre stage amid pleasures such as Turkey and Chorizo Cottage Pie is the live carving of Beef Wellington with Merlot Jus. Desserts range from a variety of scones and bread and butter pudding to assorted cakes, pastries, ice cream and the ever-popular chocolate fountain.
Price: $55++ per adult, $33++ per child (6-11 years old)
May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 12pm to 2.30pm or 3pm to 5.30pm
Where: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
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4. Mother’s Day High Tea Buffet at White Rose Café
If Mum prefers local cuisine, then consider White Rose Café’s well-loved high tea buffet showcasing Singapore’s best. Get fried Hokkien mee and oyster omelette straight off the wok, alongside Singapore laksa, Hainanese chicken rice, braised crabmeat soup with seafood, and other dishes. More heritage delights include chwee kueh with chye poh, dim sum, and desserts from putu mayam to hot tau suan. Selected credit-card holders enjoy a 10 per cent discount with full payment made before May 5.
Price: $32++ per adult, $16++ per child (5-11 years old)
May 12, 3pm to 5pm
Where: York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth
5. Mother’s Day Lunch & Dinner Set Menus at Hai Tien Lo
For traditional Chinese fine dining, Hai Tien Lo has curated two six-course menus sure to impress even the fussiest lady. Time-honoured favourites include Braised Imperial Swiftlet’s Nest with Shredded Chicken and Dried Scallops in Supreme Stock, Classic Braised Whole Abalone with Pork Ribs, and Steamed Lobster with Minced Garlic Crumbs. Besides exquisite desserts such as Double-boiled South African Cherry Apple with Kumquat, diners also enjoy complimentary mini longevity buns in Mum’s honour.
Price: Loving Mothers’ Menu at $118++ per person; Memorable Mothers’ Menu at $168++ per person
May 6 to 12, 11.30am to 2.30pm & 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard
6. Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet at Carousel
Spoil Mum with an extensive selection of international cuisines spread across 12 dynamic food stations at halal-certified buffet restaurant Carousel this Mother’s Day. Look forward to Maine lobster and spanner crab from the seafood counter, Western specials such as truffle-scented lobster risotto, and local delights from Singapore chilli crab to fresh prawns in herbal broth. Desserts, too, run the gamut from basil trifle to Hot Pisang Pengat in Green Bean Soup. Leave space for some salted egg ice cream! Enjoy 15 per cent off your bill with selected credit cards.
Price: $88++ per adult, $49++ per child (4-11 years old)
May 11 & 12, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
7. All-day Mother’s Day Menu at The Botanic
Can’t decide on brunch, afternoon tea or dinner? Then take Mum to the serene nature-inspired setting at The Botanic, where Executive Chef Shannon Binnie will be whipping up three-course Mother’s Day meals all day long. Choice of entrées include Crab Agnolotti, and Burrata with Panzanella, while mains on offer are Grilled West Australian Flat Iron Steak and Pan-roasted Barramundi. Finally, pick from the decadent pavlova, house ice cream and sorbet selections for dessert. The best part? Mums dine for free with every three paying diners!
Price: $49++ per person
May 12, 12pm to 9.30pm
Where: #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road