A chocolate overload and cute little fluffy bunnies – what’s not to like about Easter celebrations? We’ve rounded up some things to do in Hong Kong for a cracking good time over the break. Note: Remember to call ahead to check on openings and schedules while things are still changeable.
Easter Fun, Feasts & Staycations
There’s plenty happening at Hotel ICON this season, including an Easter hunt where you collect stamps from nine outlets, with the aim of winning the ultimate prize of a stay in the hotel’s signature Club 80 Harbour Suite. Meanwhile, there’s Easter fare to enjoy! GREEN has collaborated with a certain Swiss chocolatier for its special LINDT Afternoon Tea, featuring a three-tiered stand of delights; it includes a crackable LINDT Chocolate Egg (with a mini wooden hammer and a surprise inside!). GREEN also has an Easter Semi-Buffet Brunch, with the likes of oven-baked lobster with pappardelle, and Josper beef tenderloin with foie gras. Elsewhere, the Silverbox Ballroom’s Easter Brunch Feast from 2 to 4 April offers fresh sashimi, a carving station, Peking duck, Easter-inspired desserts and more. From HK$598 (or HK$388 for children 3 to 11).
Finally, foodies can enjoy an Easter Staycation, starting from HK$2,000; the all-inclusive package includes a one-night stay, a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea at The Market and a two course French-themed dinner for two at GREEN.
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Easter on the Roof
Looking for a meal with a view? Hop up to the top floor of Causeway Bay’s V Point Tower to enjoy ALTO’s Easter brunch menu. Available Friday to Tuesday, 2 to 6 April, from 11.30am to 3pm, the à la carte brunch menu features a selection of signature dishes, as well as an Easter special addition: salt-baked lamb leg served with roasted carrots, potatoes and minted peas (HK$328). Other items (from HK$138) include an English breakfast with the works; an Omelette Arnold Bennett with smoked haddock and mornay sauce; duck eggs with rye toast; and more. Add free-flow drinks for HK$228 per person, including cocktails, rose, sparkling, white and red wines, and beer. Also, all kids will receive a complimentary dessert, “The Fried Egg”, made with white chocolate panna cotta, mango puree and chocolate biscuits.
31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
2603 7181 | sandshospitality.com/portfolio/alto
Something to Relish!
Just in time for Easter, popular events and catering company Relish has launched Relish At Home, which offers a range of pre-prepped meals, picnics and hampers tailored for different occasions, made with premium ingredients. There will be ongoing signature menus throughout the year – from Decadent Dinner to Home High Tea and more – as well as seasonal specials. The latter includes a Home Easter Picnic, available to order now. It comprises a three-course picnic, freshly backed hot cross buns, cheese, charcuterie and a bottle of wine. For the littles, a DIY Easter egg basket is also included. And even an Easter Egg hunt kit complete with 10 individual sweet bags courtesy of Mr Simms Olde Sweet shop!
The Relish at Home ‘Easter Picnic’ starts from HK$500 per person, for a minimum of two people. relish.com.hk
Enjoy Easter Camp 2021
This Easter holiday, from 29 March to 9 April, the kids can have a whole lot of fun (in addition to some quality learning!) at Hong Kong Parkview. On offer at Parkview’s Spa & Resort are various EGG-cellent Easter Camps for ages 3 years and up. Choose from favourites such as the half-day Multi-Intelligene Camp, which integrates science with sports like football, taekwondo and swimming, along with a Mini Talent Camp, a Junior Tennis Camp and much more. All camps are held in a small group setting and a safe and clean environment. Choose from various times and dates over the Easter period, including two-day courses up to four-day courses.
Put a Smile on Someone’s Face
Cookie Smiles has announce its new spring and Easter-themed cookie arrangements just in time for the big day on 2 April. “Beautifully decorated Easter cookie gifts are a perfect way to make the holiday extra special,” says the company’s co-founder, Jo Soo-Tang – and we’re in full agreement! Each cookie gift features a pastel collection of sprinkles in a set of two for $80. Also, by celebrating with Cookie Smiles, you get to support those in our community who need a helping hand; the cookies are baked by disadvantaged bakers, and 20 percent of annual profits go to the HK Down Syndrome Association and Splash Foundation.
To order, WhatsApp 9315 0077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza Making & Other Fun
DiVino Patio has a whole host of things happening over the four days of Easter (2-5 April), from à la carte lunch and dinner sittings including Easter dishes from regional Italy to an Easter-themed Brunch Pasta and a Delightful Egg Brunch. What’s more, kids aged 3 to 10 can get involved in the restaurant’s renowned pizza sessions. Dressed in chef’s aprons and hats, little ones will learn how to toss and roll their own dough. They then choose a sauce base and their favourite toppings from the likes of prosciutto, salami, mushrooms, basil and corn (from HK$198 per child). There’s also an egg-decorating competition with a great prize, and egg hunts, hot cross buns and more.
Meanwhile, over at DiVino, there are similar Easter special menus in store, including one with a focus on classic Italian ingredients such as asparagus. The baby spring asparagus risotto with spotted crab meat (pictured) sounds like a winner to us! Kids can get involved in competitions and more fun here, too.
DiVino Patio: Shop 11, 1/F, BRIM28, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 HarbourRoad, Wan Chai
DiVino: 73 Wyndham Street, Central
2877 3552 | 2167 8883 | divinogroup.com
Make it an MO Easter
Mandarin Oriental has Easter goodies galore, including a great staycation experience for families, and culinary delights for guests of all ages.
Staycation by MO: Available for stays until 31 August 2021, this package is priced from HK$2,780 per night for a City View Room. For kids, it includes activities such as a chocolate hunt and balloon art. For adults, there’s a choice of a wine appreciation class, flower bouquet class and more. You also get $1,000 or more in dining or spa credits per stay. Oh, and there’s a pet programme included for one small dog (maximum weight, 4.5kg), plus other perks.
Easter Dining: From 2 to 4 April, Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill & Bar is offering its signature roast menu, with the likes of lobster bisque and slow-roasted USDA prime rib of beef. (From $888 per person, with a free-flow option including R de Ruinart Champagne, for an extra $438). Meanwhile, Clipper Lounge has an Easter Sunday brunch on 4 April with all the usual extravagant offerings, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. (From $788 per adult with an extra $438 for free-flow, and $528 per child.) Easter lunch and dinner is available too. And don’t forget to visit The Mandarin Cake Shop will offer a range of irresistible Easter-themed chocolates and signature cakes.
Call 2825 4000 for restaurant reservations or 2522 0111 for room bookings, or visit the website for more information.
Three Staycation Ideas
You know The Park Lane Hong Kong is getting serious about Easter celebrations when it invites guests to “Eggs-perience an eggs-traordinary family getaway!” The hotel actually has three different staycation options for the season. The “EGG-citing Family Easter Package” (from HK$1,399) includes Family Room accommodation for a night, breakfast for four at PLAYT, an in-room chocolate “cracking ball”, a complimentary class (from family yoga on the roof to a DIY Easter hat activity), and more. Smaller family groups can opt for the “Easter EGGscape”, ideal for one parent and one child (from HK$1,199). The romantic option, meanwhile, is the “Pullman Love EGGtually” (from HK$2,399), which includes romantic decorations, a bottle of sparkling wine, a memorable dining experience at SKYE for two, a complimentary class (from cocktail mixing to photography) and lots more.
Visit www.parklane.com.hk to view the details.
Free-flow Steakhouse Brunch
Fresh from its recent sixth anniversary celebrations, vibrant Central Brazilian steakhouse BRAZA Churrascaria is offering a fun free-flow brunch during the Easter long-weekend. Priced at HK$298 per person, the brunch offerings include starters such as fresh seafood, slow-cooked Feijoada, and a Brazilian fish stew. For mains, you’ll get endless offerings of meats, from the signature Picanha rump to lamb chops marinated with mustard, fresh orange and fresh herbs, succulent barbecue pork ribs and chorizo, chicken wings with Ancho chilli and more. And don’t miss the Brazilian croquettes and fried banana!
The brunch is priced from HK$296 per person, and runs from 2 to 6 April, from 11.30am to 4pm. Free-flow drinks are priced from HK$228 per person and include house white and red wines, spirits and beers.
3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central
2890 9268 | sandshospitality.com/portfolio/braza
Hot Cross Buns and Beyond!
Feather & Bone is cooking up plenty of Easter treats aplenty, including Chef Mick’s classic Hot Cross Buns (HK$20/68/100 for 1/4/6). These lightly spiced sweet buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, and are available in-store and online until 5 April. You’ll also find L’Atelier du Chocolat’s Easter Eggs – great gifts for kids and adults alike; plus, little visitors to all outlets will win a little Chocolate Easter Egg if they spot the Easter bunny hidden somewhere on the shelves! For in-restaurant diners, April’s monthly special is a 72-hour slow-cooked lamb shank (HK$198) served with creamy polenta and roasted fennel. And there are new family-friendly BBQ Packs for at-home-grillers to kick off barbecue season. Something for everyone, then!
Multiple outlets around Hong Kong
Two Tasty Menus
Duck & Waffle has two different brunch menus on offer over the Easter long-weekend, from Friday to Tuesday, 2 to 6 April, 11am to 4pm. Highlights of the à la carte version includes a selection of savoury and sweet waffles; an English breakfast with sourdough toast; Duck ‘N’ Cheese (American cheese mornay sauce mixed with shredded duck, macaroni and duck floss); whole roasted free-range chicken and more. Or, there’s a set brunch for HK$318 per person, which includes some sharing starters, a main, a dessert and a choice of sparkling juice or soft drink.
Options for mains include the restaurant’s signature Duck & Waffle – confit duck leg with buttermilk waffle, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup. Finish things of with maple-glazed apple waffle with cinnamon ice cream, or warm chocolate pudding. You can also add a two-hour free-flow package for HK$198 per person. Psst… Keep an eye out for special Easter additions to the menu too.
Shop 1081, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central
2267 6338 | duckandwaffle.com.hk
Spasso’s popular Sunday brunch will be offered on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over the Easter weekend (3-5 April), with traditional regional Italian dishes typically eaten at Easter. Prices start from HK$358 for four courses ($228 for kids 6 to 12), served from 11.30am to 3.30pm, with the restaurant’s stunning harbour vistas. We love the sound of the artisinal ravioli filled with porcini, and the Aussie lamb rack served with green pea and mint mash! There’s a special Colomba Easter Cake for dessert too. Meanwhile, on Easter Sunday, little ones can get busy going an egg hunt and decorating eggs for a chance to win a $1,000 Spasso voucher for Mum and Dad.
G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East
2730 8027 | divinogroup.com
Easter Family Staycation
Time for a break from home? Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel has a relaxing and fun-filled staycation idea for you and the kids! Take your family holiday to next level with fast pass access to an exciting electric car experience for kids at the hotel’s racing track, along with daily breakfast buffet at Café Renaissance and free access to the playground on the 11th level. The Weekend Culinary Adventure Package starts from HK$1,400 and includes a night’s accommodation, two car experiences, breakfast for three, HK$1,200 in hotel dining credits per room and more. Valid for stays until 30 Apr 2021 (Friday-Sunday).
Book this or any HK staycation through Jebsen Holidays and receive a $200 travel voucher per room.
3180 6799 | jebsenholidays.com
New Menu for Spring
Easter is a time of renewal, and at Castellana Hong Kong, Executive Chef Fabiano Palombini has prepared a fresh seasonal menu to celebrate the advent of spring in Italy’s Piedmont region. Ingredients that flourish at this time of year include red prawns, black garlic and snails, and they all feature in his La Primavera Spring Menu. Pricing is from HK$980 for four courses, with up to eight courses available. Guests can still order Chef Palombini’s signature Journey Around the World degustation menu and his Pausa Pranzo lunch menu, too.
3188 5028 | castellanahongkong.com
10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
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