Where to Spoil Mum with Amazing Food this Mother's Day
Being a food paradise, it should be customary to take your mother out to a fancy meal on Mother’s Day in Singapore and pamper her silly with lots of yummy treats. Whether it’s a luxurious buffet spread, a glorious high-tea, a champagne brunch or just some good old local flavours, don’t forget to shower mum with abundant love this Mother’s Day.
1. WAKANUI Grill Dining Singapore
For an intimate getaway, WAKANUI Grill Dining Singapore offers a dainty 5-course Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, 12 May 2019 and Dinner on 10, 11 and 12 May. Tucked away amidst the lush greenery of Marina One, indulge in the best of New Zealand’s produce and signature cuts executed with fine Japanese finesse.
Specially curated by Executive Chef Ryohei Kenyoshi, start the 5-course meal with Broiled Whelk and Fava Beans followed by Cauliflower and Lotus Tempura. The Grilled Spanish Mackerel in saikyo miso and uni is sure to delight the palate with ocean-fresh flavours. Pick from mains of Ocean Beef Ribeye if you’re looking to satiate your meat-hankering desires, or the Char-grilled Boston Lobster if you prefer a lighter meal. Aptly named Sunflower, the course ends with a sweet treat of pumpkin cake with gooseberries, blood orange anglaise sauce and surprise pop rocks.
Address: 5 Straits View, Marina One The Heart, #04-02, Singapore 01893
2. The Spot
Swoon the queen of the family over with jazz tunes and a luxurious spread of contemporary European cuisine made with the freshest Southeast Asian ingredients at The Spot. A Jazzy Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, 12 May 2019 starts with a toast of cava and an array of sharing dishes including Pacific Oysters, Sautéed Spring Bay Mussels, and house favourite Beef Carpaccio.
Be spoilt for choice with endless rounds of canapes of Lime Cured Salmon Eclair, Chestnut Soup, Hokkaido Scallop and Foie Gras with pink ginger strawberry compote. Mains come as a choice of Roasted Pork Belly, Pan-fried Barramundi, Roasted Whole Chicken, Wagyu Beef Cheeks or Spinach Gnocchi with roasted fig. Sweet endings come in the form of Warmed Valrhona Chocolate Tart, Green Tea Financier, Ginko Nut Macaron, and Osmanthus Jelly.
Address: 5 Straits View, Marina One, #01-26/27, Singapore 018935
3. Fat Chap
Located at Suntec City, treat mothers to An Indo Communal Brunch at Fat Chap featuring a live cooking demonstration lead by Medanese Head Chef Selamat Susanto – a perfect Sunday family-bonding activity. The young chef will demonstrate a simple kampong chicken marinade recipe as well as how to prepare perkedel or potato cake at home on Sunday, 12 May 2019.
The cooking demo is followed by a communal table spread or Kembul Bujana, a common Indonesian practice to party over a feast. Impress the family with a traditional platter of Nasi Tumpeng with coconut scented butterfly pea rice, roasted kampong chicken, grilled whole fish, tempeh, perkedel and sambal prawns. Served with sides of prawn crackers, caramelized silverfish, peanuts, egg ribbons and a variety of vegetables cooked two ways. End the epic meal with a refreshing shaved ice dessert with fresh coconut and rose syrup – traditionally named Es Kopyor.
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City East Wing, #01-643, Singapore 038983
4. New Ubin Seafood
If your mother is a seafood lover, this is the place to go! Homegrown restaurant chain New Ubin Group’s first hotel restaurant at Zhongshan Park offers a truly Singaporean tze char experience. Keeping culinary standards in check is Wyndham Singapore’s Executive Chef Melvin Lim, who helms four of New Ubin’s very demanding kitchens. Enjoy their finger-licking signature dishes such as Mud Crabs the New Ubin way – garlic baked with heaps of fresh cloves that are roasted to sweet-smoky perfection.
Other highlights at New Ubin Seafood include Carabinero Prawns, Foie Gras Egg Special, Live Scottish Blue Mussels, Barbecued Whole Mackerel, and Hokkien Mee Special. Sweet endings come in a variety of deceptively simple desserts that don’t fall short on flavours such as Kaya On Toasted Baguette and Banana Gula Melaka.
Address: 16 Ah Hood Road, Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park, Singapore 329982
5. L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel
Is mum all about the high-tea life? L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel offers a Mother’s Day English Afternoon High Tea Buffet featuring a dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts, chocolate fountain and traditional English scones.
Mothers are sure to be impressed by the buffet spread. The ‘live’ carving station takes center stage with a succulent Beef Wellington with Merlot Jus. The Egg Royale (smoked salmon and sliced egg sandwich) and Saltimbocca (parma ham, smoked pork neck & sage aioli sandwich) make for a pleasant afternoon tea, accompanied by a variety of croissants, chilled delicatessen, soups, desserts and more.
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
6. Bar Cicheti
There’s nothing quite as endearing as fresh, handmade pasta and a fine bottle of wine, and Bar Cicheti’s new Spring menu has the winning formula straight into your mother’s heart. Treat mum to fresh, handmade Spring-inspired pasta that celebrates the season’s bounty. Vegetarian options are available too.
You can leave the planning to the Bar Cicheti team by opting for the new Feed Me option. Simply indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences at the start and the feast that follows is made up of 1 antipasti, 4 pastas and 1 dessert – all to share and entrusted entirely to Chef Aun and his team. If you’re feeling fancy, add on a wine pairing. To top it off, the Bar Cicheti team will treat each mum to a free chocolate tart, while each booking made for Mother’s Day will enjoy 20% off any bottle of bubbly or wine.
Address: 10 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264
7. The Villa at Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Villa's Mother's Day lunch buffet on Sunday, 12 May 2019, showcases a sumptuous spread of signature modern European cuisine with Asian touches. Expect favourites like the Chilli Crab Spaghettini made a la minute from the Pasta Station; Angus Beef Striploin from the Carving Station, as well as a medley of the freshest seafood from mussels to scallops and prawns. Dig into other crowd-pleasers such as the Sauteed Prawn with Sze Chuan Pepper, Kaffir Lime Marinated Chicken Leg, and Pan-seared Sea Bass, and for those seeking a lighter option, the Salad Bar is sure to delight. End the meal on a sweet note with Lemon Botanicals Meringue Tartlet or Blueberry Chocolate Tart on this special day.
All out to pamper your mum this Mother’s Day, The Villa will be setting up an exclusive floral bar for the first 50 mums to create their very own floral bouquets to take home and mums will also get to enjoy a complimentary manicure during their time there.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569
Mexican cantina Chimichanga is celebrating Mother's Day by offering something special for all mums. With every S$50 spent, mum will be entitled to a free lobster! Head on down with the family to this restaurant in the heart of Little India for Mexican nosh and refreshing tipples. Needless to say, the chimichangas are a speciality, while the tacos and margaritas are excellent too.
The special offer is valid on 9, 10, 11 and 13 May 2019. So, if you'd like to avoid the Sunday crowds when everyone else will be celebrating, you can enjoy the free lobster the day after Mother's Day too.
Address: 36 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209364
Born and raised in Singapore, this foodie spends her weekends exploring new cafes, restaurants and bars. If she's not at the gym busting out a yoga pose, she probably has her nose in a book or is binge-watching a brilliant whodunnit.
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