10 Mother's Day treats to pamper mum with

Mother's Day is coming up, and we're sure many of you out there are wrecking your brains on making this day extra special. While showing appreciation to mums shouldn't be restricted to just a single day, here are some ideas you can surprise her with. In the first of this two-part shout out for Mother's Day, we bring you five meals to bring mum to!

1. Caffe B ...for awesome Italian cuisine

In this luxurious five-course lunch and dinner, enjoy Risotto all' Ananas and Poached King Prawn, along with a medley of appetisers and desserts.

Caffe B Mother's Day Menu, May 1-8. Lunch, 12-3pm; afternoon refreshment 3-6pm; dinner 6-10pm. $100++ per adult. #B1-15 & #01-83, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Tel: 6887 3311.

2. Parkroyal on Pickering ...for an international spread

Relish in an international spread including German Schnitzel at the Grand Carvery station, and flambeed Foie Gras by Executive Chef Deepak. For some Southeast Asian delights, try their Penang Satay and "Lux-Sa" served with Maine Lobster Claws.

Lime's Mom-struous Super Lunch Sunday at Parkroyal on Pickering, May 8, 12.30-4.30pm. $108 per adult, $54 per child. 3 Upper Pickering St. For reservations, call 6809 8899 or e-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotes.com

3. Mitzo Restaurant & Bar ...for a modern twist on Cantonese fare

Executive Head Chef Nicky Ng whips up an eight-course dinner including Herbal Pork Rib with Black Fungus & Enoki Mushroom, and Mitzo's special Barbecued Pork. That's not all - mum dines for free with a minimum of three paying adults!

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar Dinner set menu, May 6-8, $118++ per adult. Yum Cha brunch, May 7-8, $98++ per person. Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road. Tel: 6603 8855.

4. Mookata ...for scrumptious Boston Lobsters

With every purchase of a set meal for four, you get a Boston Lobster for only $10++. It's great for those with extra large appetities!

Promotion available for May 2016. Only at Mookata Katong, Mookata Bugis Junction, and Mookata ORTO.

5. InterContinental Singapore ...for elegant tea in the lobby

With its newly renovated lobby, enjoy InterContinental Singapore's delectable spread of light bites and Royal Heritage Tea. We also recommend heading over to the nearby museums for an afternoon of art and culture!

InterContinental Singapore's Royal Heritage Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge, 80 Middle Rd. Tel: 6338 7600.

In the second of this two-part shout out for Mother's Day, we bring you five more treats for Mother Dearest. Whether your mum is a fan of classic Chinese cuisine or western fare, there's a meal that the whole family can enjoy!

6. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Jiang Nan ...for home-style comfort food

In conjunction with Mother's Day and Father's Day, Crystal Jade will be adding nine new dishes to their menu. Some of the highlights include Steamed Baby Abalone with Black Truffle Xiao Long Bao, which erupts in your mouth with the distinctive flavour and texture of abalone, and the Braised Pig Trotter in Ginger and Vinegar Stew. The latter is a dish favoured by post-partum mums, and is a wholesome, belly-warming dish best enjoyed with a steaming bowl of white rice.

Another novel item on the menu is the Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab mixed with Sliced Pumpkin and Mushroom. Similar to McDonald's shaker fries, what you do is toss the crab, pumpkin, and mushroom into a bag and mix it with the restaurant's homemade seasoning of minced ginger and 7-spice powder. This is one of those deceptively addictive dishes that you'll be fighting with your siblings for the last morsel!

Crystal Jade's special set menus will be available from April 29 to May 8 for Mother's Day and June 5-19 for Fathers' Day. For more information on outlet locations, log on to www.crystaljade.com.

7. Lewin Terrace ...for Japanese-French delights

Enjoy the regal ambience of Fort Canning at Lewin Terrace. Their special Mother's Day brunch and afternoon tea offers a luxurious buffet spread and a wide variety of desserts.

Lewin Terrace Mother's Day Brunch and Afternoon Tea, May 8, 11.30am-2.30pm and 3-6pm. $68+++ per person. Free flow of sparkling, red and white wines at an additional $68+++ per person. 21 Lewin Terrace. Tel: 6333 9905.

8. Goodwood Park Hotel's Min Jiang ...for exquisite Sichuan dishes

Ranging from a six- to eight-course lunch and dinner, enjoy Min Jiang's Camphor Tea Smoked Duck and Braised Sliced Abalone with Flower Mushrooms and Seasonal Greens. Top it off with the divine Double Boiled Bird's Nest with Lotus Seeds and Red Dates!

Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner, May 8. 11.30am-1pm, 1.30-3pm, and 6.30-10.30pm. Prices from $88 per person (six-course lunch and dinner) to $1,588 for a table of 10 (eight-course lunch and dinner). 22 Scotts Road. Tel: 6730 1704.

9. The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra ...for meat lovers

Specially for the Mother's Day weekend, The Carvery features beautiful pork loins, rotisserie chicken, legs of lambs and prime beef cuts. In addition, mothers will be treated to a Queen Bee Cocktail and Mango & Passion Fruit Blancmange.

The Carvery Hotel Park Alexandra, May 7-8, $68-$78+++ for adults, $38+++ for children. 11.30am-3pm & 6pm-10pm. Level 7, 323 Alexandra Rd. Tel: 6828 8880.

10. Ugly Cake Shop's Small Momma ...to sweeten the mood

Lovers of cake will rejoice at the sight of Ugly Cake Shop's Small Momma. And it's easy to see why: covered in pink buttercream rosettes, this triple-layered butter cake is sure to put a smile on her face!

Ugly Cake Shop's Small Momma, $140. Pre-order here (whole cakes not available off the shelf). Collection or delivery available from April 28 to May 20. Please allow two days for order. 535 Kallang Bahru, GB Point, #01-06. Mondays to Saturdays, 10am-7pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

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