Spring is here, and so is Easter! And that means chocolate eggs, amazing cakes, fun staycations, special seasonal dishes and more. There’s plenty for kids and adults alike to taste and enjoy this year. Here are some highlights of things to do in Hong Kong for a cracking good time over the break!
Note: As always, keep up to date with current rules and regulations for dining, as they change regularly.
Staycations and “Smash Eggs”!
Four Seasons Hotel isn’t holding back this Easter, with a host of family-friendly activities and chef-curated culinary highlights.
From now until 18 April, the hotel is turning its newly renovated guest rooms into a kid’s paradise as part of its Family Fun Staycation. The deal includes an in-room garden-themed afternoon tea – think butterfly cupcakes, strawberry marshmallow lollipops and more; there’s also an Easter egg and cookie painting activity, plus a scavenger hunt to put their creativity to the test! An in-room tent guarantees a night of good sleep and sweet dreams. You’ll also get breakfast for two adults and two children (aged six and below), a bunch of amenities for the kids, and more. The staycation package starts from $2,900; call 3196 8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, from 10 to 18 April, The Lounge is offering Easter Afternoon Tea (3-6pm, prices vary depending the day). You’ll get to enjoy three tiers of sweets and savouries that are almost too cute to eat; there’s also a live cooking station offering the likes of hot cross bun lemon gelato sandwiches! Call 3196 8882 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Other dining options in the hotel include an Easter Afternoon Treat at Gallery (15 to 18 April, 3-6pm), featuring a live cooking station where you can indulge in aromatic crêpes suzette with Madagascar vanilla gelato prepared à la minute. There’s also a sumptuous Easter Buffet Lunch at ARGO, where we’re eyeing off the carving station with slow-roasted apricot-harissa leg of lamb! And you can also pick up Easter treats without leaving home, via the e-Shop. These include a range of different “Crack Me” Easter smash eggs, which the kids can crack open to reveal all kinds of treats. The e-Shop even has perfect roasted meat dishes for those who wants to take a break from cooking this festival.
Hampers for home delivery
Give Gift Boutique has launched a brand new series of Easter gift hampers, offering a home delivery service throughout Hong Kong to send holiday greetings on time.
Easter comes during spring and celebrates new life, and the rabbit has always been considered a symbol of fertility. This year, Give Gift Boutique is combining Easter Bunnies with delicious food from all over the world in its new series of gift hampers.
Pictured is just one of the many hampers available; it includes sparkling cider from Italy, chocolate pretzels and truffles, European sweets, biscuits and pastries, a bunny plush toy and more. Other options include everything from Easter eggs and Japanese snacks to French wine and picnic baskets.
For an Italian-style Easter celebration, Associazione Chianti has you sorted! Head to the Tuscan trattoria in Wan Chai and spend the Easter weekend gathered around a cosy table with family and friends as you savour a Tuscan feast.
Staying true to the traditions of the season, Associazione Chianti is celebrating with a stunning table centrepiece; Agnello alla Scottadito ($628), grilled lamb chops with fennel and mint salad. You can also choose from an extensive selection of Tuscan and Chianti wines from well-known vineyards, or let the sommeliers take care of the decisions and simply enjoy your Pasqua dining experience.
Available on 16 and17 April for dine-in at 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai. Reservations can be made here.
Easter at W
W Hong Kong has plenty on during Easter, including some fab dining experiences at Kitchen. The “’Egg-ceptional Golden Hour“ free-flow set brunch is available daily from noon to 2.30pm, from 15 to 18 April. It’s priced from $788 per adult and $498 per child with a selection of a main course and unlimited appetisers, desserts and soup. There are different drink packages too: soft drinks and juices, $108; add wine and beer, $188; add champagne, $280.
Expect plenty of fresh seafood, from snow crab legs to lemongrass-marinated mussels, along with the likes of pan-fried duck foie gras tartine, and 52 months La Prudencia Ibérico ham. Choices for mains include sizzling char siu lamb rack, tandoori spring chicken and roasted beef medallion. There’s a signature lobster thermidor available, too, for an additional charge. And don’t miss the creamy Easter egg tiramisu among a range of divine desserts.
Prefer to eat later? The Easter “Tea-rrific” afternoon tea buffet runs from 16 to 18 April, from 3pm to 5pm. It includes a finger-licking sandwich corner, a selection of canapés, crispy items, live noodle stations and sweets galore. It’s priced from HK$328, but you can enjoy a 15% discount by booking through the hotel’s online store, W The Shop.
Speaking of The Shop, there are all kinds of Easter goodies available purchase there, from cakes and pastries (including the Lemon Dreams, pictured) to an extensive list of 30 red and white wines, W signature cocktail and shaker sets and more.
Perfect patisserie items
Nina Patisserie has some beautiful offerings available this Easter. Pictured, for example, is the Sunny ‘Egg-ster’ ($45), a heavenly combination of vanilla mousse, mango cremeux and dark chocolate mousse fillings, in an adorable chocolate tart infused with hazelnut chocolate dacquoise. Yes, please! Other options include an adorable rabbit Easter cake (‘Bunny Mousse Its Way’), a giant Easter Choco-egg made with French Valrhona chocolate, and more.
Nina launched last year on the ground floor of Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West, offering delicious pastries, desserts and more.
The full line-up of Easter treats can be found here. Or you can shop in store at:
* G/F, Nina Hotel, Tsuen Wan West, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
* Central Market, Shop 125 & 124, 1/F, Central Market, 93 Queen’s Road Central
For Easter entertaining at home
Zuma Hong Kong is pulling out all the stops for the long weekend, offering a special edition takeaway tasting menu with a stunning dessert to get you into the spring spirit. The Easter Takeaway Tasting Menu ($1,988 for two) is available from 15 to 17 April, with tempting highlights including the chef’s selection of fresh sushi and sashimi, miso marinated black cod, spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, and more. The showstopper is the beautifully designed dessert: Hokkaido Ichigo Cheesecake with Almond Cookie and Berry Ganache (pictured). You can also add a bottle of “R” de Ruinart NV Champagne for $980.
The Easter Takeaway Tasting Menu is available for collection at Zuma from 12.15 to 4.30pm on 15; and for collection and delivery from 6.15 to 9pm on 15 April, and 7pm to 9pm on 16 and 17 April. The delivery area is between Hong Kong University and Happy Valley and payments can be made at the time of placing an order or cash/credit card upon delivery.
Zuma’s à la carte takeaway menu remains available; it includes cold dishes, sushi and sashimi, robata skewers and signature main dishes, and also a wide selection of wines and sake.
A cool egg hunt and more!
Pirata Group is making things interesting over the course of its “Eggcellent Easter”, with all kinds of delicious-sounding brunches across its venues, including special dishes created for the season of rebirth and renewal.
What’s more, over four days, you can play a social distancing-savvy Easter egg hunt! Dine at one of the group’s restaurants from 15 to 18 April (Friday to Monday), and once you’ve finished your Easter dessert, flip the plate to seek a golden egg. If you’re the lucky bunny that finds the egg, you get to take home a giant 72cm-tall, 7kg-heavy golden chocolate Easter egg (pictured)!
There are three golden eggs to be found across the various restaurants, including Pirata, The Optimist, TokyoLima, Chaiwala, MEATS, Honjo, Honjokko, La Favorita and TMK. So hop to it!
For more information, visit piratagroup.hk.
Greek Gods and Easter goodies
Following the time-honoured Greek ritual of eating lamb at Easter, Wan Chai’s Athenian taverna Artemis & Apollo invites you to gather around the table with your family and friends for a Pascha Feast. The spread costs $1,488 and serves four people, and includes a selection of signature mezze and a refreshing Greek Village Salad to begin, before moving on to the show-stopping Coal-roasted Lamb Shoulder served with crisp grapes and a sprinkling of rosemary. The Easter weekend feast ends on a sweet note with a special Tahini Fudge Brownie.
A 48-hour pre-order is required for the Pascha Feast, which is available from 15 to 18 April for dine-in at 9-11 Moon Street, Wan Chai; pick-up or delivery via GO are also available. Reservations can be made here.
Festive French fare
Easter is all about hope and it certainly lights up the mood when you get to munch on some festive treats. This year, Agnès b. Café and Delicès brings you a whole range of French treats, from chocolate eggs to Easter cakes and cookies. Kids will love it all, of course, and for adults it’ll bring back some sweet childhood memories.
We love the look of the Joyeuses Pâques (pictured), which features nutritious blood orange mascarpone cream and jelly, white chocolate and festive Easter eggs. There are four sizes to choose from, depending on whether you want a solo slice just for you ($60) or something to suit a family celebration (from $290).
Other goodies include cookie lollipops, classic chocolate eggs and a chocolate pop stick filled with treats that’s designed to melt when you stir it into a cup of hot milk!
Visit the online shop here.
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