Mother's Day is just around the corner, and with the wealth of ways to lavish your mum with food and drink this year, rest assured that there will be something for ladies of every feather. Keep reading for our round-up of special menus for brunch, afternoon tea, dinner and gifts catered for the occasion—let us count the ways!
Curated by executive chef Prabir Banerjee, modern Indian restaurant Chaiwala kicks off their Mother's Day brunch set (HK$398 p.p.) with Indian street food staples like pani puri with jal-jeera and Kerala-style Malabar scallops, followed by a special tandoori cage served with chicken tikka, pink salt salmon and tandoor gobi inside, as well as a family-style chicken curry. Children can enjoy unlimited lassi free flow, while adults can add on champagne free flow to their meal.
Chaiwala, B/F, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2362 8988
Duck & Waffle
This London transplant will offer two different brunch menus on Mother's Day from 11 am until 4 pm. Highlights of the à la carte brunch menu include a full-sized English breakfast; congee with confit duck and egg; foie gras crème brûlée served with brioche and orange marmalade; and mushroom and truffle agnolotti. Meanwhile, the set brunch menu offers a selection of sharing starters, one main, one dessert, and a choice of sparkling juice or soft drink for HK$318 p.p. Mums will also receive a complimentary Ruby Rosé cocktail (Pampelle grapefruit aperitif, rosé and soda water), plus a small box of house-made chocolate truffles to take home.
Duck & Waffle, Shop 1081, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2267 6338
For mothers of a more health-conscious stripe, opt for a five-course lunch at Rosewood's Asaya Kitchen (HK$688 p.p.), which includes such highlights as amberjack "crudo" with Kristal caviar, Japanese uni strozzapreti with stracciatella, lobster bouillabaisse with saffron rouille and baby greens, and mascarpone Chantilly with forest berries. If she's willing to let loose, add a four-glass wine pairing for HK$428 for a guilty pleasure.
Asaya Kitchen, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8732
Served exclusively on 9 May, Honjo's 'A Journey with Mama' menu (HK$680 p.p.) starts off with appetisers of otoro, wagyu tataki, sushi and sashimi, before progressing into hot dishes like corn and prawn tempura, butter-bathed cauliflower with black truffle, and salmon teriyaki with charred lime. A warm chocolate truffle with matcha ice cream and sakura coulis rounds out the meal. Drinks packages can be added on with the choice of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut free-flow and Four Fox Sake on top of the classic beverage offering of wines, beers and spirits.
Honjo, 1/F, 77-91 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2663 3772
Brazilian steakhouse Braza Churrascaria really knows how to treat mothers right, with its offer of a free all-you-can-eat buffet brunch for mums on the special day. They'll also enjoy a special price of HK$100 for the two-hour free-flow package, which includes house white and red wines, spirits and beers. Unfortunately, everyone else on the table will be paying HK$298 for the meal, as well as HK$228 for free-flow drinks, though each party will bring home a Polaroid at the end of the meal to commemorate the occasion.
Braza Churrascaria, 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2890 9268
Above & Beyond
Against a view of the harbour, Hotel Icon's Above & Beyond has prepared an eight-course set dinner featuring dishes like double-boiled sea whelk soup with French partridge and antler, steamed garoupa fillet with Yunnan ham and mushrooms, and wok-fried prawns with scallops and yellow fungus. Available from 7 to 9 May, the menu starts from HK$788 per person (minimum 4 pax); advanced booking is required.
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3400 1318