Make it nice; the peace might last for only one day
Make it nice; the peace might last for only one day
- By Amanda Chai
- | May 03, 2018
Oh, mums. The loves of our lives and so often the bane of them too. And yet it doesn’t take much to forget the screaming matches and put aside our grievances every Mother’s Day—just a nationwide reminder that we wouldn’t be where we are today without them (literally). With May 13 just around the corner, it’s time to ramp up your appreciation of the most important woman in your life; we’d recommend starting with a good meal and some bubbly. And because everyone knows mums are the world’s biggest fussers, we’ve taken the liberty of breaking it down so you’ll know just where to go to get an approving nod from Mother.
For meat-munching mums
For the meat-devouring mums, Le Meridien Singapore’s barbecue grill-out buffet brunch should do the trick. For $68 per person, you’ll get to indulge in fresh seafood and prime grill like Australian D Rump Wagyu Beef, Grilled Duck Breast and Chinese roast meats. Cleanse your system after with nourishing soups like the Premium Cordyceps Flower Chicken Soup with Mushroom (grandma-approved).
If the main woman in your life prefers her protein from the ocean, take her to Stellar at 1-Altitude for a seafood feast curated for a queen. The $95 entry entitles you to a free-flow brunch of fresh seafood platters that include Fine de Claire and Loch Fyne oysters, Dashi poached Alaskan king crab, Hokkaido scallops carpaccio, and truffled lobster risotto. Still hungry? A succulent poached Boston lobster is yours for just $25 more.
Treat Mommy dearest to a heart-warming, mouth-melting feast this Mother's Day with free-flowing Fine de Claire oysters, unlimited salads, sides, appetisers and a decadent spread of sweet afters, along with your choice of main from Porta's all-new brunch menu. Don't miss out on The Great Prosecco Countdown promotion as with the first glass of Prosecco starting at $10 and get $2 off for every additional glass as you countdown to a giggly good time of free-flow Prosecco on the house from the sixth glass onwards. Porta's Mother's Day Brunch starts at $38 per adult, from 12-4pm. Book now.
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We’d like to think that if we were mothers one day, our kids would treat us to a damn good steak. New York’s renowned Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is the place to be then, especially with the Mother’s Day three-course set menu ($170 per person) that includes a fresh Seafood Platter, the signature USDA Prime Black Angus Porterhouse Steak, and a New York-style Cheesecake. You can even order a bouquet from The Quayside's partner Hello Flowers to have delivered straight to your table for a special surprise.
For brunch with a view
Located in a colonial heritage building right next to the picturesque Fullerton Hotel, the 1919 Waterboat House offers a gorgeous view of the downtown area. The contemporary French restaurant will be presenting a French-inspired Mother’s Day Brunch, so think a bottomless selection of French cheeses, moules and frites, foie gras, savory and sweet crepes, and mains like Confit de Canard. To top things off, a DIY Mum-Jito station lets you create and garnish your very own mojito just for Mum (Lord knows she needs the drink).
Nothing like dining in the overlooked gem that is our Singapore Botanic Gardens to make mum feel extra special. Amidst the lush greenery, enjoy a brunch buffet thoughtfully sectioned into six stations—pasta, eggs, carving, hot and cold dishes, and dessert. Mums dining on the day will even receive a Mother’s Day gift pack consisting of assorted macarons, ginger pineapple jam, and a mini floral bouquet. $108 per person gets you free-flow alcohol, but for just $88 you can still get free-flow beverages from The Halia’s homegrown herbarium list.
For the quintessential mummy-and-me tea
Grand Hyatt Singapore is dishing out the good stuff with their Mother’s Day high tea buffet. Against a backdrop of the indoor two-story waterfall, dive into the two-tier dessert stand overflowing with red velvet cupcakes, lemon curd, cakes and fresh berries. If you get hungry for more substantial mains, your buffet ticket also entitles you to hot dishes from the live stations, such as White Wine Veloute and Baked Norwegian Atlantic Salmon Fillet in Brioche. For $58 per person (inclusive of free-flow coffees, TWG teas and juices), it’s quite the steal.
Mum has a taste for the finer things in life, she’ll enjoy the tea time treats at The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s The Landing Point, an idyllic waterfront lounge overlooking Marina Bay. The afternoon tea has been given a luxe twist—Mini Gougeres with Paris Ham and Creamy Herb Boursin, Pistachio-crusted Smoked Duck in Olive Bread Roulade, and petite sweets like Sakura Gold Macarons and Ruby Diamond Pralines.
You can bet the tea spread at So Sofitel Singapore’s Xperience is a luxurious one—complete with a decadent selection of patisserie treats, sandwiches, and lots of sticky sweets. The $50 price tag comes with a hello from Chief Patissier Trent Richardson himself, as he guides you along to creating a special dessert surprise just for Mum.
For the traditional Tiger Mum
Singapore Mariott Tang Plaza’s award-winning Wan Hao is chock full of oriental delicacies for Ma. Think Braised Bird’s Nest with Dried Seafood Brother in Superior Stock, Prawn & Asparagus in XO Sauce, Braised Five-Head Abalone, Baked Cod Fish with Miso Sauce, and much more. The specially curated set menu begins from $78 per person.
Even the most terrifying of matriarchs would approve of Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore. The six-course menus for Mother’s Day ($128-$138 per person) include Cantonese delights crafted with time-honored techniques, like Braised Chicken in Japanese Superior Vinegar, Double-boiled Wild Duck Soup with Jasmine Flower and more.