On May 8, your mum deserves a spread she'll remember - as a token of gratitude for the thousands of great meals she's provided over the years For mothers who brunch La Cite (Shop 007, LG Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2522 8830) offers the organic 'EGGcellent' Mother's Day brunch, with dishes such as baked eggs with creamy leeks ($158), country-style omelette with mushroom, onion and cheese ($158), eggs benedict with spinach and ham or smoked salmon ($165) and grilled rib-eye steak with fried egg ($182) made with eggs from organically raised chickens. The prices include fresh juice or coffee, an appetiser and dessert buffet. Harbourside (LG/F, Hotel Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2721 1211 ext 2495) also does brunch on Mother's Day, and for $488 per adult and $288 per child, you get good food and unlimited Moet & Chandon champagne, wine, beer (but not for the children, of course), soft drinks and freshly squeezed juices. With panoramic harbour views, the buffet offers an abundance of fresh seafood, made-to-order Asian noodles, Chinese dishes, salads, oven-fresh pizzas and homemade desserts. In the same hotel, Yu (2/F, Hotel Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2721 1211) offers brunch at the same prices and drink offers. The seafood spread is by Chef Nicholas Blair. Sunday brunch at Avenue Restaurant & Bar (1/F, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315 1118) is back - for one day. The buffet brunch offers an array of European dishes such as smoked salmon with capers, foie gras with brioche, seared tuna with mustard and herbs, grilled lobster with butter sauce, lamb chop with mustard and mint sauce, grilled tiger prawns, lobster risotto and desserts including panna cotta and souffle. A complimentary gift package of health and beauty goodies will be given to every mother at the table. Prices are $428 per adult and $368 per child. For mothers who believe in bird's nest Bring everyone in and get a table for 12 at Dong Restaurant (2/F, Hotel Miramar, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315 5166), where a set Mother's Day menu that feeds a dozen is priced at $3,988. Designed for this special day is the fried bird's nest, hasma, aloe and crabmeat with milk and egg white, served in a crispy nest with fried fresh scallops and pine nuts on a bed of egg white on the side. Most of the ingredients are believed to improve the complexion, and they taste good. There are also menus for four ($1,188) and eight ($2,388). The Atrium is serving a lobster and bird's nest dinner buffet, with various kinds of the crustacean from Australia, Boston, Cuba, the Mediterranean, South Africa, the South China Sea, Thailand and Vietnam. Bird's nest desserts provide a sweet and nutritious finish. Each guest receives a poached South China Sea lobster in shitake bouillon, and on May 7-8, all mothers receive a special gift and their guests a complimentary serving of bird's nest dessert. Prices are $388 per adult and $198 per child or senior citizen. Harbour Plaza Metropolis (7 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom, 2160 6888) makes bird's nest almost omnipresent on Mother's Day, offering it as part of The Empress' Choice longevity nine-course dinner ($1,680 for four, and $420 per additional person) at The Patio (in the form of double-boiled bird's nest and hashima in almond coconut milk), at Promenade Restaurant's buffets (lunch $218 per adult, $178 per child; afternoon tea $148 and $88; dinner $368 and $258) throughout the day. For mothers who really enjoy eating If you have a big family, there is no better Mother's Day solution than a buffet - especially if your mum is one of the few who does not diet. The Greenery (The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2721 5215) also offers buffet throughout the day on May 7 and 8. But the highlight is at dinner, which has two seatings (5pm-7.45pm, 8.15pm-10.45pm). Each guest gets a complimentary aloe and white fungus soup, unlimited sliced Wagyu beef and fresh oysters. Prices are $298-388 per adult and $198-288 per child, depending on the day and the seating. Grand Cafe (Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588 1234) is doing lunch buffet for the first time at $390 per adult and $250 per child. The dinner buffet is ongoing at $430 and $280, respectively. And why not continue the celebration at home with a sweet treat from Chocolatier next door? The hotel's pastry shop is offering white chocolate mousse hearts with raspberries and crystallised rose petals, chocolate-dipped strawberries in white, pink and dark and chocolate hearts filled with homemade marshmallows, among many others. For mothers who like quiet places Xi Restaurant (2/F, Hotel Miramar, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368 1111) serves Mother's Day semi-buffet lunch and a six-course Mother's Day dinner on May 8. The environment is great for a small family with grown (and well-behaved) children. Lunch is $168 per person and dinner at $388. Take a seat outdoors at the Quarterdeck Club (G/F, Fleet Arcade, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai, 2827 8882) and have the sound of the waves and the breezes as a background. Mother's Day dinner menu, at $375, features three courses such as wild mushroom consomme with white truffle oil, char-grilled veal cutlet with ceps mushroom Madera sauce, king prawn a la Provencal and dark chocolate cake with roasted hazelnut as a sweet finish. All mothers get a glass of complimentary champagne. There is also a Mother's Day lunch for $150 per person, also three-course but sans champagne. Via Quadronno (Shop 1015, Level One, IFC Mall, Central, 3188 0111), a New York brand name recently opened in Hong Kong, serves Milanese food with an American twist. For Mother's Day, it offers a $288-per-person, four-course menu that starts with scallop carpaccio in orange coulis, lobster bisque, a main course such as spaghetti with French game hen julienne in pesto sauce and coral trout in olive balsamic sauce, and chocolate espresso cake in cinnamon cream sauce. For mothers who are particular If your mother is a foodie, she will appreciate a four-course white asparagus dinner at Grissini (2/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588-1234 ext 731), matched with wines specially selected by the sommelier. The price is $990 per person, and without wine it is $690. Your mother will also receive a $200 voucher for Plateau, the hotel's mini spa resort on the 11th floor. Mothers who enjoy steak will be delighted by a dinner at Morton's of Chicago (4/F, Sheraton Hong Kong, 2732 2343). There is no special menu for Mother's Day, but two items added to the menu this year should please the fussiest mum. Maine lobster cocktail served with mustard mayonnaise and cocktail sauce ($195) is a decadent appetiser, and the bone-in, rib-eye steak ($550) is perfect for mums who enjoy their food. Ye Shanghai (332 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918-9833; Shop 600, 6/F,The Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Arcade, Habour City, 5-25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2376 3322), classy and elegant, should satisfy any mother, Shanghainese or not. There are Mother's Day set menus with eight to nine courses, for four ($1,680), six ($2,480), eight ($2,980) and 12 ($4,380) featuring classics such as drunken chicken, stir-fried shredded mandarin fish with preserved vegetables and braised 'lion heads' with freshwater crab meat in a clay pot. On May 8, SPOON by Alain Ducasse, famous for what could be described as 'internationalised French cuisine', opens its doors for lunch especially for Mother's Day with a special three-course set lunch at $488 per adult and $288 per child. For dinner, it is the usual mix-and-match a-la-carte menu, or reserve a table between 6pm-7pm to enjoy the Sexy Sunset Menu at $450 per person inclusive of a four-course menu with a glass of Alain Ducasse Champagne. The chef will ask each of you for your food preferences and will whip up a surprise. The prestige alone should please Mum.