Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The last couple of years have seen everyone isolated away from the world, and it’s not been easy to celebrate the most important woman in your life. This year you can spread your wings and celebrate in style, and there is a lot to look forward to. There are some incredible offerings on the island. The good news is that dining restrictions are easing, and you can now have four people dining together until 22.00.
It’s thought that Mother’s Day originated from the times of the Ancient Greeks. The spring festivals celebrated various goddesses, including Rhea, who was considered the Mother of the Gods. Mothering Sunday has featured in the Christian calendar since the 1500s and is today celebrated in over 150 countries around the world. Interestingly, it wasn’t originally a celebration of motherhood but a time when people returned to their mother’s church for special services. Children would often pick flowers for their mothers from the hedgerows as pretty gifts.
Little Steps Asia has compiled some of the best brunches, lunches, and surprises for you to spend time with your beloved mom.
Blacksheep Restaurants won't disappoint. Not only can you dine in one of their many restaurants, but you can book an exquisite experience for some quality time together. The restaurants are fun, story-driven, and unique so that you can pick something extraordinary for you and your mom. You might want to learn the mysterious secrets behind perfectly shucked oysters at Osteria Marzia or have a walk and enjoy a Rajasthan Rifles’ Picnic on The Peak. Together, why not discover Italy's rich viticulture at Stazione Novella with expert sommeliers and try some of the country’s favorite wines. Hong Kong’s favorite nostalgic cake shop, Butter, has mother and daughter baking classes with Chef Karys Logue. You’ll be spoilt for choice with restaurants and experiences.
Little Mario's is a boutique family-run pizza chain in Hong Kong. They serve Italian dishes using quality ingredients and fresh produce and worked with a Michelin-star chef to create their mouthwatering menu. Little Mario's high-grade classification pizza flour, whole peeled tomatoes, Pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese are all imported from Italy to ensure an authentic flavor. They are growing at a rate of knots, so expect to see two more openings across the city soon. You can choose from the traditional tomato, white, or cheese base pizza with a delicious array of toppings, including their signature truffle, Italian sausage, meat lover, cheese trio, and Margherita. There's a small but perfectly formed selection of pasta, delicious salads, and even yummy Indian dishes. On Mother's Day, they are creating a gorgeous takeaway heart-shaped pizza with a bottle of Prosecco. If you prefer, dine in with a starter or salad, a heart-shaped pizza, and two glasses of house wine.
Little Mario's, Kwun Tong +852 9458 9077, Park Island +852 5238 3195 or Kwai Hing +852 5543 2578, https://www.littlemarios.hk
Your favorite Zuma brunch experience is back! The Landmark in the heart of Central is home to the world-famed Zuma and they are laying out the red carpet for your mom this year. Zuma takes you on a gastronomic journey with a two-and-a-half hour lavish champagne-filled brunch this Mother's Day. The feast starts with endless Japanese salads, sushi, sashimi and yakitori. For your main course, choose from the signature Chilean sea bass with green chilli and ginger dressing, the spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chilli and sweet soy or the fragrant miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf. Determined to spoil all moms, Zuma has created a special Mother’s Day dessert platter featuring organic Valrhona milk chocolate molten cake with raspberry ganache and Hokkaido vanilla custard with fresh organic strawberries. The dishes are authentic with bold, intense flavors. Choose from seating on the garden terrace or in the dramatic lounge.
Zuma, Landmark Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen's Road. Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388, zumarestaurant.com/locations/hong-kong
Uma Nota is a lively and open-minded restaurant nestled on the corner of Hollywood Road and Peel Street. It’s Hong Kong’s first Brazilian-Japanese eatery with a boteco-inspired atmosphere serving street food dishes and authentic drinks. Resident chefs effortlessly combine traditional Japanese techniques and fresh Brazilian ingredients. Whether you like your food raw, skewered, or shared, every item on the menu is carefully balanced to reflect São Paulo’s favorite flavors. On Mother’s Day, Uma Nota adds a delicious pavlova dessert to their Sampa brunch menu with homemade meringue, whipping cream, and flambéed pineapple.
Take your mum to Holt’s Café, an upscale café home to the traditional Cha Chaan Teng culture serving home-style comfort food in a stylish parlor or conservatory setting. Sunday brunch is a treat with endless little plates of steamed dim sum, soy sauce chicken with ginger and scallions, and their signature tender barbecue pork. Main courses include teriyaki glazed halibut with broccolini and their delicious coriander lobster with casarecce cognac and fine herbs. Finish with the or noir 71.5% chocolate tartelette. Why not be a little naughty and opt for their freeflow Gin Fizz and Margaritas!
Holt’s Cafe, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3891 8732, https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/dining/holts-cafe
Chilli Fagara has been renowned for its authentic, fiery Sichuan cuisine for almost two decades. Located in Soho, the restaurant is based on the Ma La Tang concept for numbing (ma), burning (la), and neutral (tang) tastes of Sichuan food. The menu is cooked using the freshest ingredients, such as their signature Chilli Fagara beef soup, delicate rolls of cucumber and streaky pork belly, or fiery Sichuan seafood hot pot jumbo prawns stir-fried with long-jing tea leaves. This Mother's Day, you can take home the chili dumpling kit (Wrap At Home Kit at HK$198) to practice your wrapping skills at home with mom and the kids. You can pre-order them at email@example.com.
History buffs will love the lavish Palm Court at the Langham. The hotel introduced the quintessentially British afternoon tea and the advent of 'Tiffin at the Langham' in celebration of its London roots in 1865. Pair the lightest scones with homemade jam, dainty savories, and delicate pastries with fragrant world-teas and delicious bubbles. Your mum will love this British-inspired tasty treat and nod to tradition. This age-old tradition is a good excuse to get dressed up in your best dresses.
Palm Court, Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. +852 2132 7898. https://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/hong-kong/dining/palm-court/
The Cakery is as decadent as it sounds but in a healthy way. Here, you can have your cake and eat it. The talented bakers have replaced refined sugar with natural sugars, increased the amount of good fats, and improved the overall nutritional profile so that you and your mom can experience guilt-free pleasures. There are many goodies to choose from; you'll be spoilt for choice. You can choose from a deliciously healthy hamper, a lavish dessert table, or a pretty cake decorated with Swiss buttercream, a golden fondant bird, and the freshest flowers. They also have a selection of delicious hampers that come in a gorgeous sustainably-sourced basket.
Date By Tate allows you to discover world-class dining at home. This Mother’s Day, the patisserie has a highly-curated selection of gastronomy boxes, seasonal dessert gift sets, and ready-to-eat pastries designed by Chef-patron Vicky Lau and Head Pastry Chef Graff Kwok. The talented chefs have created an inimitable celebratory cake with a delicious roasted soybean flour sable base, Chinese almond sponge, soy pulp crumble, raspberry gel and goji berry mousse. The delicate cake is topped with handmade fondant flowers. They’ve also added ode to jade cake, summery citrus tart, and the red date and chocolate pound cake. All of the cakes are limited edition, be sure to place your order online soon. Date by Tate offers to deliver or you can pick up.
Multi-award-winning Michelin star chef Shane Osborn of Arcane is creating a delicious five-course tasting menu for Mother's Day this year. His creations are simple yet refined and made with Antipodean sensibilities, French techniques, and the best ingredients from Asia, the Pacific, and Europe. You can choose to dine in the expansive gallery-inspired restaurant or on the terrace designed as an intermingling of English gardens and tropical paradises. The lush greenery acts as hedging and surrounds the dining area.
Frites is a firm favorite from Belgium at eight different locations across Hong Kong. Each restaurant is open every day for various specials such as Mussels Madness Monday, Wild Wagyu Wednesday, and Ribtacular Thursday. They use only the finest ingredients like USDA certified 1855 Black Angus beef, that's rich, buttery, and cooked to perfection. Kinkawooka Mussels sustainably source the mussels from the cold, crystal clear waters of Southern Australia. They are cooked in various sauces, including best-loved moules marinière or the modern take on Laksa with coconut cream, white wine, lemongrass, and kaffir lime in an aromatic curry sauce. If you’d prefer something more casual and relaxed, the Frites is your place. It’s a fun bistro that boasts Hong Kong's largest selection of draught and bottled Belgian beer.
Frites, various locations throughout Hong Kong, www.frites.hk
The Aubrey is an eccentric Japanese izakaya eatery. Located on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Victoria Harbour, the all-day restaurant has three exciting and distinct experiences, the drawing-room, the curio lounge, and the restaurant. Menu highlights include edamame yuzu, charcoal cauliflower, dried blowfish with homemade mayo, curry udon wagyu beef, and Saikyo miso sablefish. The Aubrey is including a special Mother's Day dessert with Sunday brunch. The Omakase cocktail experience and the highest quality Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques will make this Mother's Day truly memorable.
The Aubrey, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4001, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/fine-dining/bars/the-aubrey
You’ll know Feather & Bone as Hong Kong’s premium butcher. From the butcher’s counter experience where expertly trained butchers discuss your desired cuts and have them cooked to perfection to the deliciously curated menu for dine-in in select venues or take-away, you are never short of yummy choices. They've got everything your mom could dream of this Mother's Day. They also offer cooking classes so that your mum can add another skill to her already impressive arsenal. Together you can learn how to butcher a whole lamb, make sausages from scratch and even master that tricky beef wellington. The classes are fun, and you can even enjoy a cheeky glass of wine throughout the class and over dinner. If that isn't enough, why not choose one of their hampers from Spritz Time for the Aperol spritz lovers or gin aficionados, the BRITISH QuaranGIN Pack.
Feather & Bone, various locations, +852 6313 0513, featherandbone.com.hk
Moxie offers a fresh approach to conscious dining in Hong Kong’s Central district. The all-day dining restaurant offers an experience that stimulates the senses while broadening horizons and encouraging people to rethink their relationship with food, their health, and the environment. Chef Michael Smith will be serving up his own mother’s signature ‘cut and come again’ cake on the coffee counter.
One of a kind, TokyoLima is in the heart of Central and serves Peruvian Nikkei cuisine in a buzzy izakaya setting. You and your mom can enjoy a relaxed bite at the open kitchen counter or be happily surprised with chef Arturo’s ‘feed me’ tasting menu. TokyoLima is a perfect blend of fresh seafood with the delicate flavors of Japan and the firey colorful cuisine from Peru. Try one of the 20 hand-selected sakes or one of the daring combinations of South American and Japanese ingredients. Choose a midweek, a fun weekend brunch, or a lazy dinner and dine on the Nikkei ice bowl or traditional Peruvian bites.
With restaurants worldwide, including Hong Kong, Morton’s pride themselves on great food and exceptional hospitality. Morton's was founded over four decades ago from a love of hamburgers! Since day one, they’ve used the same beef and seafood suppliers; they serve only the best USDA prime-aged beef. Why not treat mom to their ocean platter with cold-water lobster tail, jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, ahi tuna poke, or signature filet mignon with one of the delicious sauces and a range of sides. Finish with their legendary sundae or hot chocolate cake.
Morton’s Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers Fourth Level 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2732 343, www.mortons.com
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