5 ways to spend Mother’s Day remotely during the Circuit Breaker period
Not many of us have the luxury of being in the same house as mummy dearest. Let her know you still care with these few dining specials.
Being stuck at home is certainly a drag, especially when Mother’s Day falls squarely within the extension period. What’s usually a day meant for intimate brunches or sumptuous feasts is now sadly, unfeasible. However, Singapore’s myriad restaurants and hotels do make it possible for you to send some love her way virtually. From fine-flavoured bentos to luxurious wine platters, here are five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day that are only a Zoom or Skype call away from being a date.
A treat for her palate
If a grand treat at one of Singapore’s many fine dining restaurants was the norm previously, do consider the collaboration between Saint Pierre and Shoukouwa. The special Mother’s Day Bento Box ($180), which will be available as individual orders without any minimum requirement, will feature the best of fine French and Japanese flavours. It starts with three seafood focused starters, including Royal Belgian Oscietra Caviar with bonito and cream, and Shoukouwa’s Carabinero Prawn with Japanese Spring Vegetables, and Abalone with Soy. Mum will truly be in for a treat with the mains, which star premium ingredients like Western Australian Marron, Pertuis White Asparagus, and the exquisite Omi Beef.
#02-02B, 1 Fullerton Road. Tel: 6438 0887
An elegant tea time
Mother’s Day high tea is still possible with Tablescape’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Set ($58). Pamper mum with a smattering of high tea staples like Freshly Baked Sesame Brioche and Scones (served with a trio of house-churned butter, homemade jam, and clotted cream), buttery sable Bretons, and savoury choux pastries. The star of the lineup is, however, the Caramelised Apple Shell Tart with Rosemary Meringue. Caramelised red apples are mixed with raisins and custard cream, before being topped with rosemary-scented Italian meringue – truly redolent of a light European summer. Grand Park City Hall will also be extending an exclusive offer for each order of the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Set; a uniquely designed Grand Park City Hall shawl ($28) that will be both a luxurious and practical gift.
10 Coleman Street. Tel: 6336 3456
For her health
Executive chef Zeng Feng of PARKROYAL on Beach Road’s Si Chuan Dou Hua has specially curated a nourishing eight-course individual set meal ($68) that will be perfect for mum. The set includes restaurant staples like Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles and Braised Imperial Pork Spare Ribs. For an extra health boost, they have thoughtfully included herbal concoctions that will reinvigorate mum, such as a Ginseng Wolfberry Soup and a dessert of Double-boiled Bird’s Nest in Stewed Pear. Each order of the individual set menu will also include a complimentary gift pack of organic handmade longevity noodles.
7500 Beach Road. Tel: 6505 5666. Online: www.panpacific.com/shop-parkroyalbeachroad
Unwind with a glass (or three)
Here’s one for oenophile mums; the Home Care Package (starting from $350) from Le Bon Funk will contain everything she needs for an afternoon wine session with dad. Three boutique bottles have been specially chosen by Le Bon Funk’s sommelier for the occasion, including the fresh and floral Jane Okruashvili Georgian rosé, elegant Domaine Mosse Chenin Blanc, and the sparkling Pet Nat Vol 2. While fully customisable, the best way to accompany these stellar wines include servings of LBF Sourdough, house preserves, whole grain mustard, and charcuterie.
29 Club Street. Tel: 9867 2979
Sweeten up her special day with Goodwood Park Hotel’s Mama’s Day Sweet Surprise Box ($58) from The Deli, which comes with a treasure trove of pastries. These include the heart-shaped Vanilla Mascarpone Mille-feuille, Passionfruit Macarons, Apple Cream Puffs, and Assorted Tarts. If mum has a fancy for the king of fruits, Goodwood Park’s signature Durian Fiesta cakes will also be available. They include the D24 Mousse Cake ($82/1kg) and the Mao Shan Wang Mousse Cake ($72/500g).
22 Scotts Road. Tel: 6737 7411