Treat Mom to a Sweet Meal This Mother's Day
From edible flower bouquets to make-up inspired afternoon teas, we present the best Mother's Day dining deals.
Pamper mom at The Langham, Hong Kong’s new afternoon tea in collaboration with Guerlain’s “La Petite Robe Noire” makeup collection. The new spin-off brand introduces 20 lipstick shades and eight nail colors, with the bright tones inspiring an afternoon tea set that’s just as girly and polished: The “Floral Headband” shade is represented by a chocolate shell encasing a strawberry and rose filling, while the “Coral Collar” is embodied by verbena jelly, white peach mousse and tangy yoghurt. Diners receive a Guerlain gift set and 20-minute treatment (a honey smile rejuvenating lip massage or a lipstick tutorial) at a Guerlain boutique, and moms on Mother’s Day also get a gift set with lotion, serum and a 45-minute facial treatment. May 8-July 31. Weekdays 3-5:30pm, weekends 2:15-6:30pm. $348 per person, $598 for two.
If momma’s craving traditional Chinese cuisine, head to Shanghai Lo for their Mother’s day set available for four ($2,288), eight ($4,388), or 12 guests ($6,888). Mouthwatering dishes such as Chinese Huadiao wine and smoked duck egg served with caviar, sautéed Shanghai-style river shrimp, black truffle and mushroom wrapped in beancurd, and tossed jellyfish with spring onion and sesame oil. And before you say that doesn’t sound like a Mother’s Day theme, they’ve also crafted a plate of edible flower buns shaped like purple rose petals for a bouquet that’s worth its weight in carbs. Through May 8.
Skip out on the office early and sweep mom off for a mini getaway at the Hyatt Regency, Sha Tin, which has the perfect girly afternoon out: The Elemis Botanical Spa Treatment and afternoon tea combo includes a 25-minute British botanical body glow treatment, followed by a 55-minute “Garden of England Rose Restore Massage” for soothing aches and pains. Once you’re both glowing and soft, head to the Café for a dainty afternoon tea set with assorted finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, mango panna cotta, rosemary walnut tarts and a rose and lychee mousse cake. If you want to stay and linger awhile (and who wouldn’t), book a room and lounge around the pool or order room service for an extended staycation. Weekdays through June, $1,368 includes treatment and afternoon tea set.
208 Duecento Otto
Shower your mom with Italian hospitality at 208 Duecento Otto, with a newly launched buffet brunch just in time to win over any mother’s heart—think bountiful platters of antipasti, seafood platters, salumi and Italian cheeses. After feasting on the semi-buffet, choose from a range of Italian mains including eggplant involtini with mozzarella and Parma ham, suckling pig with apple and vanilla purée, and charred asparagus with poached egg and polenta cake. End the meal on a sweet note with a homemade chocolate brownie or nutty frangipane tart. $408, weekends until 3pm.
Stunning views at the InterCon Hong Kong’s Harbourside all-day dining restaurant and an elaborate spread of dishes such as foie gras and grilled seafood make this one treat that’s worth splurging on for mom. The Mother’s Day brunch kicks off with a sparkling glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, followed by a veritable feast of fresh sushi and sashimi, chilled lobster, baked oysters, eggs Benedict, a nine-layer Korean seafood tower, prime beef, rack of lamb, roasted baby pig and a charcuterie selection with 12 kinds of French cheeses. Still have room? Don’t miss the made-to-order crepes and chocolate fountain. $898 includes free-flow champagne, wine and beer.
Treat mom to a lobster feast at Promenade Restaurant, with a dinner buffet featuring fresh lobster cooked in a variety of ways. Start off with the lobster mousse savory cone, with cream cheese, fresh cream, spring onion and lobsters mixed together in a smooth and creamy filling. Hot entrees are all about comfort food, from the baked ptato gnocchi with lobster cream sauce to the stir-fried lobster claw and queen crab leg with chili and garlic. The epic lobster feast continues with golden waffles with lobster and crabmeat sauce, lobster bisque, and teppanyaki wagyu beef and lobster.
Starting from $608 per person.
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with an all-out sunday roast? Frites offers a meat-tastic menu with all the trimmings on Mom's special day, featuring USDA Black Angus beef, known for its extensive marbling. The assortment of sides will knock you off your feet: think sauteed green beans with bacon and shallots, tomato and goat's cheese salad with red onion and sherry vinegar dressing, herby roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and of course, plenty of frites with mayo dipping sauces. Just for the kids, Frites presents a special menu of mini burgers, fish 'n' chips, bangers and mash, and spaghetti bolognese.
$250 per person, $125 for kids.