Special Treats for Mums this Mother’s Day, 12 May 2019.
Nothing says you care more than setting aside time to have a languid meal and choosing just the place you know she’d like. Pamper your mum at some of the restaurants we’ve picked out here.
Leave it to the chef
Treat mum to a decadent Japanese omakase at Rizu, tucked away in a quiet corner in Duxton Hill. Head chef Noboru Shimohigashi, who is well known for crafting memorable Japanese dining experiences fused with French flavours, has created a special Mother’s Day menu offering dishes prepared with premium ingredients like sea urchin and caviar. Priced at $158 per person, some highlights on the menu include the sea bream with cabbage dish, the snow aged beef steak served with black garlic and sansai, as well as the crab risotto. Available from 10 to 12 May, diners can opt for the wine and sake pairing ($128) or go with the non-alcoholic tea pairing ($128).
39 Duxton Hill. Tel: 6904 8880
Can’t decide if your mum prefers Western or Asian cuisine? Give her the best of both worlds and more by treating her to a sumptuous spread at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s Lime Restaurant. For Mother’s Day, the chefs have put together an extravagant buffet line-up that is bound to leave her spoilt for choice. Seafood lovers should make a beeline for the fresh seafood on ice, boasting king crabs and Maine lobsters, while the hot station offers dishes like grilled half shell scallop with garlic, and black pepper crabs. If mum’s a fan of local cuisine, she’ll get to enjoy the restaurant’s upscale interpretation on local dishes such as lobster laksa noodles, and Hainanese kampung chicken rice. End off a hearty meal with a luxurious bowl of bird’s nest granita. Lunch on Sunday 12 May is priced at $98 per person, while dinner on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May is priced at $88 per person.
3 Upper Pickering Street. Tel: 6809 8899
For the love of Peranakan flavours
If your mum loves variety and Peranakan cuisine, you can’t go wrong with taking her to Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore, known for serving well executed Peranakan, local and international delights. Start off with the nutritious herbal black chicken soup or white fungus chicken soup, followed by some fried gyoza with black vinegar or peking duck prepared a la minute at the live station. If Peranakan cuisine is up her alley, be sure to try the classics such as the kueh pie tee, babi pongteh (nyonya style braised pork with fermented soy bean sauce), and the ayam bush keluak (chicken braised in a thick, spicy tamarind gravy with Indonesian black nuts). Save space to try the local dishes like the pork trotter in black vinegar, black bean slipper lobster, and black pepper kway teow. End off the meal on a sweet note with delightful treats such as the strawberry shortcake, kueh dadar (sweet coconut pancake), muah chee, and the restaurant’s signature durian pengat (creamy durian puree). Available only on 12 May. Lunch is priced at $52 per person, while dinner is set at $68 per person.
20 Merchant Road. Tel: 6239 1847/1848
SKAI, on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, is a swish place to bring the mum who enjoys sweeping views of the city. At what was formerly Equinox, chef Paul Hallet helms a modern kitchen with a focus on premium ingredients and a Japanese touch. Go for their Mother’s Day Sunday set lunch menu featuring dishes such as asparagus with Iberico ham and ponzu; lamb loin with smoked eggplant, broccoli and tosaka; and the buckwheat noodles with black cabbage, truffle and sesame. Or choose their regular Saturday brunch, where you can order hot and cold plate dishes such as wagyu beef tataki a la carte and enjoy a dessert buffet.
Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford. Tel: 6837 3322
Uni for you
For the mum who goes crazy for uni or sea urchin, consider treating her to a meal at Uni Gallery by OosterBay. Seven courses featuring different types of uni, Polanco caviar and other seafood will be available in the Pamper Your Mum menu ($88). Look out for items on the menu such as uni Tokusen sashimi and Le Tetsuya featuring caviar, uni and shredded Hokkaido crab meat.
#B1-1310 The Plaza, 7500A Beach Road. Tel: 9838 8209
Spice and all things nice
Head to The Song of India if the queen of the house fancies a traipse through regional tastes of Indian cuisine. The mum in the group dines free in every party of four for their Sunday brunch buffet ($46.90) introducing some 25 dishes from Indian states such as Hyderabad, Southern Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan; or the four-course set dinner ($79) featuring dishes such as sesame chargrilled prawn and blue cheese naan.
33 Scotts Road. Tel: 6836 0055
A family feast
Yàn at the National Gallery is a place you can take all three generations of feisty mums for a seven- or nine-course set menu feast. In the seven-course set ($88 per person, miminum of four), some particularly nourishing dishes for the occasion come in the form of golden pumpkin broth with crab meat and black Ningxia wolfberries, as well as steamed sea perch with cordyceps, mandarin peel and garlic. The nine-course menu ($128) on the other hand, features goodies such as superior chicken broth with mee sua and golden quail egg, as well as the double-boiled Peru maca soup with dried seafood, alongside signature roast crispy suckling pig.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road. Tel: 63845585
A taste of the seasons
Taste how executive chef Jake Kowalewski plays with seasonal produce in his modern Australian menu at Salt Grill & Sky Bar. Opt for the three-course lunch ($68) and you get to enjoy dishes suchas yellowfin tuna tartare, Cape Grim tenderloin and a coconut, mango, kaffir lime and pandan sago dessert. Otherwise, go for the four-course dinner ($108) where other choices include Bangalow pork ravioli with fennel cream, parmesan broth, golden raisin, walnut and sage.
#55-01 ION Orchard, Orchard Turn. Tel: 6592 5118
Sweetness and Light
For mums who love to bake, consider SPRMRKT at STPI and Cluny Court’s Mother’s Day lineup. A family-style brunch ($300 nett, serves 3-5 persons; $130++ for pear and elderflower chiffon cake) ends with the option of decorating SPRMRKT’s chiffon cake. Alternatively, sit back and savour the special edition pear and elderflower chiffon cake. If you want to pamper mum even more, don’t let her leave without one of SPRMRKT’s three Care for your Supermum packages—the choc coffee set ($66); the bulletproof coffee set ($77); or the SPRMRKT selection set ($88) featuring One4One coconut oil, Stone Hill 72 per cent chocolate bar, SenseAsia Tea, and coconut-flavoured soap.
Level 1, 41 Robertson Quay. Tel: 9736 4032