Feaster is here

Easter is nearly here and it's time to plan for brunch. Here are our top 10 picks for a fun Easter meal.

1 Cafe Mosaic, Carlton Hotel

The Easter-licious Weekend High Tea at Cafe Mosaic, Carlton Hotel Singapore, is perfect for those who want convenience.

If you want something extra to do, try the DIY Rojak Station. It's on the weekend of April 19 and 20, from noon to 4pm, at $65. Call 6311-8195.

2 Boathouse, Fullerton Waterboat House

Easter at Boathouse Restaurant is a French affair with a choice of either a two or three-course brunch ($35 and $42 respectively) or the a la carte brunch menu.

The set menus come with unlimited fresh juices at an additional $12, or unlimited mojitos for $36. If brunch means champagne to you, a bottle of Moet is $98.

Try the Saumon ($18, with home-cured salmon and garlic aioli). Call 6538-9038.

3 Waterfall Cafe, Shangri-La Singapore

This Easter, executive pastry chef Herve Potus pays tribute to the hotel's staff.

His team dressed chocolate Easter eggs in the iconic uniform of Shangri-La front line staff and each egg is $26.

It's selling at The Line Shop till April 20. You can collect your eggs while you enjoy brunch at The Waterfall ($128 per person). Call 6213-4398.

4 Basilico, Regent Singapore

Get a taste of an Italian Easter with items such as suckling baby pig with wild fennel seeds and oven-baked Tuscan-style Easter lamb with artichokes.

But while the food is good, you might prefer the chocolate martinis.

For some, alcohol is the best way to celebrate a special holiday.

It's only on April 20, from noon to 3pm at $158.

Call 6725-3232.

5 Brasserie Les Saveurs, The St Regis Singapore

On April 20, the St. Regis Easter Champagne Brunch ($218 with complimentary flow of wines, beer, juices and Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve) will be as chi chi as you would expect.

The spread is luxurious too, with items such as whole roast prime rib and seared scallops. Of course. there'll be desserts, including Easter chocolate eggs. Call 6506-6860.

6 Lower East Side Taqueria (19, East Coast Road)

Fancy a Mexican Easter? From April 18 to 20, this restaurant serves Un Menu Glorioso De Pascua (A Glorious Easter Feast, $26 per person, minimum four).

There are eight dishes - including fried chicken neck, trio of tilapia taco and breaded mozzarella balls - to be shared. Call 6348-1302.

7 Tablescape, Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Easter Sunday spent in Sentosa sounds like a good idea, and Tablescape has a buffet of food, chocolate and seafood at $78.

You can indulge your inner child and take part in activities such as cookie-decorating and colouring.

Call 8292-1044.

8 Greenhouse, Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore

The Easter edition of the Vintage Champagne Brunch at 1pm on April 20 will feature scrambled organic eggs with porcini, asparagus, truffles, mascarpone, parsley and red wine gravy.

At $172, the brunch comes with unlimited Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2006 and Moet & Chandon NV Rose, red and white wines and cocktails.

Call 6434-5288.

9 Atmosphere By The Sea, Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Head here for an Easter Garden Party on April 20. After tucking into the buffet, you can also use the resort's swimming pools, children's slides and splash pad. It's $158. Call 6371-1966.

10 Spathe Public House (8, Mohamed Sultan Road)

The Tipsy Beer Chicken ($55) is for those who need a drink or three on Easter.

There are different names based on the types of beer, like Singapore Chick for Tiger Beer, Irish Chick for the malty Guinness and Dutch Chick for Heineken.

A can of beer is popped into the bird before it goes into the oven. The heat causes the beer to rise and it flavours the bird from the inside.

And the best way to eat this? With more beer. Call 6735-1035. Factor in the 30-minutes cooking time.

weeteck@sph.com.sg

This article was published on April 9 in The New Paper.

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