Easter’s joyous celebration with family, friends and a table of plenty.
At Easter, friends and family gather to give thanks and celebrate new beginnings. There might even be a raucous Easter egg hunt. For some Christians, the Easter egg symbolises the resurrection of Christ; for others, just the riot of colours involved is great fun. Seek out some of these treats for an Easter of good cheer.
Bright bauble-y Easter eggs and chocolate ones at that are a definite treat at Easter-time. Janice Wong Singapore’s latest Easter Collection presents irresistible ones to indulge in. The Box of 5 ($25) features five chocolate-filled eggs in three flavours—caramel popcorn, hazelnut popping candy and salted caramel. For something a little more intricate, there’s the chocolate surprise ($16), a handcrafted chocolate egg with chocolate-flavoured pellets in flavours such as dulce, passionfruit, and green mango. Available at Janice Wong Singapore outlets at Changi Airport Terminal 3, Paragon and Raffles City.
B1-K28 Paragon 290 Orchard Road. Tel: 9712 5338.
Expect bountiful spring dishes at Basilico’s Super Sunday Brunch buffet (from $148 for adults; $74 for children between 5-12 years old), such as oven-baked New Zealand carre of lamb crusted with Bronte pistachios and chanterelle mushrooms; roasted Sardinian porchetta with purple potatoes and romanesco broccoli; and more than 50 varieties of regional cheeses. The supervised Kiddies Playland will keep the kids occupied with an Easter egg hunt and other activities while you enjoy your languid afternoon. Don’t miss the raffle for a chance to win gorgeous prizes such as an adults-only cocktail brunch for two at Manhattan, awarded Asia’s Best Bar 2018. For reservations, call 6725 3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6733 8888
Looking for a relaxing place to bring the kids to after Easter mass? Mandarin Oriental’s Melt Café’s Sunday Easter brunch (from $168 for adults; from $68 per child between 7-9 years old) may just be the place. Themed ‘Alice in Wonderland’, their Easter celebration will include a magnum feast peppered with references from the beloved fairytale. Choose from Escape into the Woods selection of salads such as king crab salad with quail egg and tobiko for instance, or the assortment of Indian tandoori and kebabs from The Rabbit Hole, and the wagyu beef tomahawk steak from The Red Queen Barbecue. The young ones and young at heart can head for the face painting booth or take part in The Golden Egg Hunt to work off that festive meal. For reservations, call 6885 3500 or email email@example.com.
5 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6338 0066
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s Easter brunch special from 19-21 April (from $84 per adult; from $20 per child between 6-12 years old) features some eggs-cellent delights. Just a few examples are the truffle egg cocotte with smoked salmon, tea boiled egg ‘cha ye tan’ in claypot; Japanese steamed egg with mushroom ‘chawanmushi’; and 60 degrees sous vide egg with caviar and chives with pan-fried duck with kumquat compote. Otherwise, indulge in the roasted prime ribeye from the meat station or save your stomach space for a range of desserts such as assorted Easter cookies, pumpkin pie, and waffles. At Kid’s Corner, the little ones will spy treats made just for them such as mini beef burger and potato wedges with parmesan cheese. Complimentary face and egg painting activities will also keep them in high spirits. For reservations, call 6731 7172, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online at http://bit.ly/HISAeasterbrunch.
317 Outram Road. Tel: 6733 0188
Firebake welcomes YEaster, as they like to call it, with the return of their popular hot cross buns. This Easter staple has storied beginnings. One version goes that a 14th century monk from St Albans Abbey distributed buns marked with a cross on Good Friday, and that’s how the tradition began for eating this sweet morsel during Easter-time. Firebake’s woodfired sourdough rendition ($3.50) comes with an added waft of citrusy aroma from the citrus peel and organic dried fruit. Available with one day’s advance notice from 2-28 April; retail on 19,20 and 21 April.
237 East Coast Road. Tel: 64401228