By: Michelle Wonderland
She’s the one who rocked you to sleep as she sacrificed her own. She’s been your cheerleader all these years when times have been tough. She told you how nice you looked when you got that second piercing. Really, you’ve put her through a lot, haven’t you? It’s only fair to step up and show her your gratitude by giving her the gifts she loves best: a nice meal. We know you’ve got better things to do than to Google the best Mother’s Day menus in town, so we’ve done the work for you. Read on for our roundup of picks for 8 Mother’s Day Menus to keep Mummy Dearest feeling marvelous.
Make Mum’s mouth water with this Mother’s Day food porn
Grand Central Bar and Grill
Mum’s a boozer, we know, it’s how she gets through days mothering the likes of you. She’s also a seafood fanatic, so it’s your duty to keep her from getting crabby, unless she’s into that sort of thing. Thank goodness for Grand Central Bar and Grill’s Mother’s Day brunch, featuring all the fruits de mer she has been dreaming of since you snubbed her last year with a coupon for free hugs for the week. The chilled raw bar is kitted with Norwegian crab legs, octopus, scallops, lobster, French oysters and hot section serves up sea bass, mussels, crab cakes and more. Perhaps you should be the one to pack her bib this time?
$398 per adult, $548 free-flow sparkling wine
Elements, Shop R001, 3/F & Roof, Civic Square, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2736 4888
Mamma mia, the people behind IL Milione know what family is all about. Celebrating your matriarch’s day is made extra special with Michelin-star Mother’s Day lunches and dinners to keep her happy all weekend long. Lunch consists of a four course feast of Tuscan goodness, while the dinner menu expands to five courses, featuring gorgeous plates such as Sicilian prawns. Mum will nod in delight while sampling some of Umbria’s “liquid gold” (AKA olive oil) infused dishes, giving the tip-off that you were always her favorite child.
$488 per person (lunch), $998 per person (dinner)
Hutchinson House G/F 16-21, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, 2841 1120
Mum’s bought a special frock in anticipation of being greeted with “irashimase!”, and you shall not disappoint. Offering an 8-course omakase dinner menu, NOBU’s Mother’s Day dishes include special treats like port wine teriyaki-infused US prime tenderloin, lobster sashimi with white asparagus, caviar and kimizu sauce, and more that will make her tear up like the day you finished your first finger painting masterpiece. If she’d rather not stay up past your bedtime, NOBU also offers their traditional five-course Sunday set menu. Both lunch and dinner allow for a top of free-flow, home-brewed sake.
$588 per person (lunch), $1,138 per person (dinner). Free-flow sake is an extra $150 per person
InterContinental Hong Kong, 2/F 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313 2323
Mummy’s maritime madness is steering your family toward shipwreck. You can’t help but indulge her love for the sea on her special day, so why not head to Stanley Bay? The four-course Mother’s Day Combo Menu at Boathouse is enough for a foursome, with known favorites like King Prawn Jambalaya, BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs, and their famous “Death by Chocolate” dessert. If that doesn’t get her sea legs on, we don’t know what will.
$1,180 for four people
88 Stanley Main St, Stanley, 2813 4467
This week, your mom taught you how to bet on the ponies. When Chef David Izquierdo was a boy, his mother taught him how to create his future of culinary mastery. A tribute to his own, Chef David Izquierdo will recreate the dishes he learned from his mama. Boqueria’s Mother’s Day tapas will feature Spanish fare like Paella Bogavante de la Madre (lobster paella), Ensalada de tomate y atún (colourful tuna salad), and Pan con Chocolate, Aciete, Sal y Rosas, a rich chocolate bread served with olive oil, salt and roses. We see it only fitting that we also tribute Mum’s lessons by sharing the Spanish goodness with her. Hopefully, this will inspire Mum to revise the skills she imparts upon you.
Paella Bogavante de la Madre ($388), Ensalada de tomate y atún ($158), Dessert ($98)
LKF Tower, 7/F 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2321 8681
You’d like to treat Mum to a home-cooked meal just like the kind she used to make, but your previous attempts have resulted in less-than-edible creations that bordered on chaos. Not to worry, the team at Secret Ingredient has designed a three-course Mother’s Day special to save you. This healthy and nutritious menu features Pan-fried Pink Snapper Fillets on a bed of a scrumptious Chickpea, Kale & Pancetta Fricassee, paired with two heart-shaped Cherry Crumble Pies from Tai Tai Pies. You’ll also get a special Mother’s Day treat with your delivery. Order online by May 9 and you’ll have the recipe and all the ingredients delivered to your door, just in time to whip up a fab meal for Mum.
$450 for a 2-person meal
32-34 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, 2108 4000
Mum can sometimes be a picky eater. That’s why award-winning Blue Butcher is offering a Mother’s Day spread that offers, well, like everything she has ever wanted. She’ll enjoy cracking open the Coffin Bay Oysters while leaving room on the same plate for the Brioche French Toast with bananas, maple syrup, and whipped butter. She can also rest her feet while others fetch her made-to-order Belgian waffles and foie gras, while saving room for pudding galore. Mothers will also receive a glass of bubbly to bring on the sillies, and a $200 facial voucher for Flawless salon.
$390 per person
108 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, 2613 9286
Brickhouse Mexican Restaurant
Just the thought of a sangria hangover prevented her from going out on Cinco de Mayo. She’ll appreciate that not all has been lost with Brickhouse’s “Bring Yo Mama” celebration on Saturday, May 10. Gourmet tacos from fresh ingredients, the Mexican-style Street Corn that they’re known for, and Beef Tostadas with salsa verde and poblano chili are just a few things available on the menu. Keep Mum up late with a complimentary glass of Summer Sangria – an elixir made with cognac, gin and dry vermouth – so that she can cheer in Mother’s Day at the stroke of midnight.
G/F, 20A D’Aguilar St, Central, 2810 0560