A Mother's Day dining guide to suit various budgets

SINGAPORE - Mother's Day is just around the corner, but there's no need to fret if you haven't got plans for Sunday.

Compiled below is a list of gastronomical delights catered to this special day. Pick and choose from a spread of buffets and exclusive dishes, created specifically to show your mum just how much you love and appreciate her.

Affordable

White Rose Cafe, York Hotel

Indulge in local and regional favourites with your mother at York Hotel by treating her to either the International Buffet Lunch or High Tea Buffet. Feast on an extensive spread of buffet specialities such as Seafood Tom Yam Soup, Baked Honey Pork Ribs, Singapore Laksa, Braised Kong Bak Pau, as well as an array of appetizers and dim sum dishes.

For dessert, enjoy freshly-made Durian Pancakes as well as the all-time favourite Chocolate Fondue Fountain.

Price: International Buffet Lunch
$43.80++ (Adult), $21.90++ (Below 12yrs)
High Tea Buffet
$32.80++ (Adult), $16.40++ (Below 12yrs)
When: May 11
International Buffet Lunch: 12pm to 2:30pm
High Tea Buffet: 3pm to 5:30pm
Where: York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth Road, Singapore 228516
Info: Call: 6830 1156

Bedrock Bar & Grill

For mums who appreciate homey, traditional cooking methods, Bedrock Bar & Grill is worth a try. Built on a philosophy of preparing classic dishes with the freshest ingredients, dishes are cooked with earthy techniques such as wood grilling and smoking.

Choose between Wood-Fired Chicken, Baked Barramundi Fillet or Crabmeat Risotto mains for the 3-course set lunch which comes with a selection of 4 starters and 3 desserts.

Mums enjoy lunch for free with every one paying adult, or two paying kids.

Price: $38++ for all poultry and seafood sets, $58++ for steak sets
When: May 10, two seatings at 11:30pm and 1:30pm.
Where: #01-05, 96 Somerset Road, Pan Pacific Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163
Info: Call 6238 0054 or email enquiry@bedrock.com.sg.

O'Coffee Club

If you desire some tantalizing Western fare, O'Coffee Club's team of executive chefs have prepared a special menu which is an array of pasta creations and sweet delights inspired by the love for Moms.

Choose from three mains, the King Snapper Angel Hair Pasta Bliss, Seafood Medley with Saffron 'Mui' and Macaroni Gratin Delight, and receive a complimentary Fruits Melange, a sparkling concoction of fresh apples, oranges and strawberries.

For dessert, try the Strawberry Cheese Splendour and Yuzu Grandeur Tartlet to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Price: Dishes range from $22-$26++ and featured desserts start at $7.20++
When: Until May 31
Where: Various outlets (except Capital Square)
Info: Visit www.ocoffeeclub.com


Mid-Range

DOMVS, The Italian Restaurant, Sheraton Hotel

For mothers who enjoy Italian fare, satisfy her with an adeptly crafted four-course set menu in a reclusive setting for this special occasion. Begin with a healthy Seafood Salad before indulging in Chef de Cuisine Ee Ming Hwa's Homemade Baked Beef Lasagne and Steamed Grouper in Seafood Broth.

For the finale, savour the Homemade Nutella Lave Cake, served with coffee or tea.

Price: $72++
When: May 11
Where: Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230
Info: Call 6839 5622

Aquamarine, Marina Mandarin Singapore

The buffet spread at AquaMarine features culinary highlights such as Japanese shredded kani salad with mango and sesame sauce, Thai wraps with spicy chicken shawarma and young papaya as well as Nonya laksa.

Mothers also stand a chance to win a one night weekend stay in Marina Mandarin's Atrium Suite inclusive of breakfast for two persons during the daily lucky draw.

Price:
Lunch: $50++ (Adult), $25++ (Child)
Dinner: $88++ (Adult), $44++ (Child)
When: May 10 and 11
Where: Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Info: Call 6845 111 or email aquamarine.marina@meritushotels.com

The Rose Veranda, Shangri-La Singapore

Tea-loving mums can enjoy a leisurely high tea buffet at The Rose Veranda. Mother's Day specialties include Assorted Seafood on Ice, Seafood Terrine with Sour Cream Dill Dressing, Roasted Rack of Lamb and Raspberry Shortcake and Yuzu Choux.

Price: $72++ (Adult), $36++ (Child)
When: May 11, two seatings at 11:30am and 3pm
Where: Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258350
Info: Call 6213 4398 or email dining.sls@shangri-la.com.
For instant online reservations, please visit http://www.shangrila.com/singapore/shangrila/dining.

Cafe Mosaic, Carlton Hotel

Mothers can truly enjoy their day off at the Weekend Lunch Buffet at Cafe Mosaic as children will be kept busy during the meal with various activities, including storytelling and cupcake decoration.

Meanwhile, enjoy an assortment of appetisers and seafood on ice, as well as dim sum and mains such as Cod Fillet with Black Bean Sauce and Braised Supreme Soya Chicken. Desserts include the signature Durian Pengat, Caramel Custard, assorted French pastries and Nyonya kuehs.

Families can also have a polaroid photo taken on the spot. 

Price: $62++ (Adult), $31++ (Children 5-12yrs)
When: May 11, noon to 3pm
Children activities from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558

Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore

If your mother is a fan of durians, then be sure to bring her for dinner at Edge in Pan Pacific Singapore. Highlights from seven live food theatres include seafood on ice, sashimi, sushi, Asian and Western roast meats, and dim sum from Hai Tien Lo as well as pasta and pizza. In addition, a 'live' grill will feature succulent seafood and meats.

While an extensive range of desserts beckon, durian aficionados will delight in the new assortment of eight durian desserts specially created for the week. Pastry Chef Philip Lee rounds up the culinary experience with his signature Durian Pengat, Durian Cake, Durian Puff, Durian Crumble, Durian Pudding, Durian Cheesecake, Durian White Chocolate Cake and the Durian Milk Chocolate Tart.

All mothers will receive a stalk of flower and a welcome glass of champagne. Participate in the Mother's Day Look-Alike Contest and stand to win a Sunday Champagne Brunch for Two.

Price: $88++ (Adult), $44++ (Child below 12yrs)
When: May 9 to 11, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Edge (Level 3), 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595

Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts

Enjoy a buffet spread of seven satellite kitchens including three dessert counters at Carousel this Mother's Day. The buffet features seafood such as sauteed Pacific white clams with garlic and thyme, boiled Maine lobsters and spanner crabs as well as an expansive hot plate selection including oven-roasted whole red snappers with lemon and chimichurri sauce, and wok-fried glazed veal spare ribs in spicy oriental sauce and sesame seeds.

Mums will also receive special gifts and participate in a lucky draw for a Bering watch worth $429.

Price: $65++ (Lunch), $50++(High Tea), $75++ (Dinner).
When: May 11
Lunch: 12pm to 2pm
High Tea: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220
Info: Call 6589 7799 or email carousel@royalplaza.com.sg

Splurge

Stellar at 1-Altitude

Make your mum feel extra special by gifting her an exciting brunch as well as a whole new makeover to express your gratitude this Mother's Day. Stellar at 1-Altitude and NARS Cosmetics have teamed up to host an extravagant brunch, featuring a wide seafood selection.

The buffet menu also features a breakfast section, a salami and salad bar, meat carvings as well as a dessert selection with free flow of Moet & Chandon Imperial NV champagne.

For every two paying adults, mothers may dine for free.

Price: $175++ (Adult, with free flow champagne), $75++ (Adult, brunch only), $45++ (Below 12yrs)
When: May 11
Where: Level 62, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Info: Call 6438 0410 or email info@1-altitude.com

Ki-Sho

Mothers who love Japanese cuisine will be delighted by Chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto's special tribute to mothers at Ki-Sho this Mother's Day. Guests will get to indulge in all senses seated in Ki-sho's elegant zen-inspired dining room, as they watch Chef Kazuhiro prepare their food before their very eyes.

Choose between the six-course lunch menu featuring Joshu Wagyu Sukiyaki and Uni Rice with Otoro and Ikura and the dinner menu which also includes Joshu Wagyu Sukiyaki as well as Uni with Caviar, Ayu Tempura and Charcoal Grilled Seasonal Fish.

Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of Antica Fratta Classic Method 2007 or Yuki No Bosha Hiden Yamahai Junmai Ginjio.

Price: $200++ (lunch), $300++ (dinner)
When: May 11
Info: Call 6733 5251 or email reservation@ki-sho.com.sg.

Greenhouse, Ritz-Carlton

Indulge mum in an extravagant champagne brunch where unlimited Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2006 complements a decadent culinary presentation comprised of crustaceans on ice, prime meats, and over 50 varieties of cheese and desserts.

Children will be given the opportunity to exercise their creativity in handcrafting mum a special mocktail. Diners will also take home a family photo as a memento of the occasion.

Price: $178++ (Adult), $89++ (Children 6-12yrs)
When: May 11
Where: 7 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039799
Info: Call 6434 5288 or email rc.sinrz.restaurantreservations@ritzcarlton.com

The Waterfall, Shangri-La Singapore

One of the Shangri-La Hotel's "Flower Power" brunches for Mother's Day, The Waterfall presents a healthy brunch inspired by flowers and Mediterranean flavours.

Perfect for mums with light palates, the menu highlights include Verbena Glazed Goose and creative pass-around items, such as Carne Asada Salad on Chrysanthemum-Scented Cannellini.

Price: $126++
When: May 11, noon to 4pm
Where: Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258350
Info: Call 6213 4398 or email dining.sls@shangri-la.com.
For instant online reservations, please visit http://www.shangrila.com/singapore/shangrila/dining.

Large families

INDOCAFE - the white house

Treat your mother to an intimate six-course feast of Nonya dishes at Straits-Peranakan dining establishment Indocafe which housed in a serene colonial setting. The menu includes Tempoyak Sambal Asparagus, Babi Assam, Spring Chicken with Rose Wine as well as Slow-cooked White Fungus with Bird's Nest.

Choose from the Deep-fried Flounder doused in spicy-sweet Nonya sauce or Steamed Flounder accompanied by a home-made pickled radish sauce for the main course.

The set menu is inclusive of free flow home-brewed lemongrass.

Price: $328++ (4 persons), $488++ (6 persons), $638 (8 persons)
When: May 5 to 11
Where: 35 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228227
Info: Call 6733 2656

Peach Blossom, Marina Mandarin Singapore

For more traditional Chinese fare, Peach Blossoms' Chinese Executive Chef Chan Shun Wong's has specially crafted set menus for Mother's Day. Choose from the Cherish Mom Set Menu or the Honour Mom Set Menu and enjoy highlights such as longevity buns, stir-fried prawns with cordycep flowers and poached seasonal vegetables with fish maw in superior broth.

Price: Cherish Mom Set Menu $88++ per person, minimum 2 persons
Honour Mom Set Menu $888++ for minimum 10 persons
When: May 10 and 11
Where: Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Info: Call 6845 1118 or email peachblossoms.marina@meritushotels.com

Prima Tower

Soak in the mesmerizing view of the Harbourfront skyline at Singapore's only revolving restaurant while enjoying the best of Peking cuisine at Prima Tower this Mother's Day. For large families, opt for the Exclusive Set Menu or the Peking Duck & Seafood Set Lunch, both of which are 8-course meals crafted by Master Chef Chan.

Signature dishes include Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck, Sauteed Bird's Nest with Egg White and Double-boiled Supreme Shark's Fin with Scallops, Venison Tendon and Abalone.

Price: Exclusive Set Menu $468++ for 10 persons
The Peking Duck & Seafood Set Lunch $228++ for 10 persons
When: May 1 to 31
(Peking Duck & Seafood Set Lunch available for lunch on Fridays, weekends and public holidays only.)
Where: 201 Keppel Road Singapore 099419
Info: Call 6272 8822 or 6272 8988

Takeaways/Gifts

The Inspired Chef

If your mum is an ice cream lover, treat her to a pint or two of beautifully created artisanal ice cream from The Inspired Chef! In celebration of Mother's Day, two flavours: Ms Strawberry Madeleine and Raspberry Cheesecake Rumble will be made available at a promotional price.

Price: $12.90 per pint
When: Now until May 11
Where: Online boutique at http://inspiredchef.sg

Cedele

For health-conscious mothers, here's a great way to indulge without feeling too guilty. Fresh on Cedele's menu, the Berry Chocolate Cake is a moist chocolate cake layered with cream cheese frosting, creatively combined with raspberries - rich in Vitamin C and high in fiber. Baked in grapeseed oil, which is rich in anti-oxidants, the cake is piped with rosettes on the top and housed between artisan chocolate leaves.

Price: $58 (whole cake), $7.50 per slice
When: April 26 to May 30
Where: Various outlets

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