Mother knows best. But for just one day a year, take the reins of all the decision-making and plan a truly indulgent day to celebrate the most important woman in your life. After all, that woman has gone through years of sleep deprivation, has a WebMD-like knowledge on all childhood ailments and probably knows more than any education consultant about the ins and outs of school applications So it’s time to celebrate mamahood – the toughest, most bad-ass job in the world.
Flowers & lobster at John Anthony
Lobster and bubbles go very well together, and this Mother’s Day, each mum who dines at John Anthony will get a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé with the purchase of the signature pink lobster har gow dim sum ($90). As the cherry on top, the first 30 bookings for the special day will receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers from ANDRSN.
Basement, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, 2898 3788, email@example.com
Miller Harris perfume at Roganic
Keep mum sweet with perfume by Miller Harris. On Mother’s Day, casual fine-dining restaurant Roganic will roll out a special tasting menu ($980) featuring some of its signature heavy-hitters the likes of truffle pudding, sea urchin custard and caviar, codfish with roast bone sauce and a strawberries and cream dessert. Wine pairings (+$580) and juice and tea pairings (+$280) are also available. A takeaway gift from Miller Harris will further sweeten the deal.
UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2817 8383, firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefit makeover at Komune
Mother’s Day is a three-day event at Komune, a breezy brunch destination at Ovolo Southside in Wong Chuk Hang. There’s a lot to celebrate with a feast of mouth-watering dishes including truffle risotto with poached egg and grilled beef tenderloin. From 11–13 May, guests can enjoy the decadent brunch (12–3pm), priced at $398 per adult and $199 per child. Ninety minutes of free-flow house wine and beer are included in the menu. On 12–13 May, Benefit Cosmetics will set up their brow station at brunch to glam up mums with mini makeovers. Mums will also leave brunch with goodie bags from the brand.
4/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 3460 8157, book online
Swissline Skincare & bird’s nest at Hotel ICON
Silverbox Ballroom at Hotel ICON will be decked out for a decadent Mother’s Day brunch ($568/adult; $388/child) this Sunday, 12 May, filled with delights such as Alaskan king crab, sashimi, roast beef, braised giant grouper, suckling pig and poached pigeon. For dessert, Pastry Chef Danny Ho has created skin-rejuvenating delicacies using bird’s nest. To give mum a break, there will be creative activities such as tic-tac-toe, fishing for sweets and arts and crafts to keep the little ones entertained. A travel skincare set from Swissline (valued at $685) as well as a voucher for a Swissline Aroma Hydrating Facial Treatment (valued at $1,300) will also be gifted to each mama.
1/F, Hotel ICON 17 Science Museum Road, TST East, 3400 1000, book online (early-bird discounts apply before 5 May)
Folli Follie at Porterhouse
On 12 May, mums will be spoiled for choice at Porterhouse’s brunch buffet ($428/person). The brunch offers a luxurious spread of fresh seafood, charcuterie, roasts and delicate desserts. Every mum will also receive a complimentary glass of rosé, a dinner voucher (valued at $100) and a Folli Follie bracelet (worth over $500). Now, that’s a nice takeaway bag!
7/F, California Tower 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 2522 6366, book online
Chantecaille afternoon tea at InterContinental Hong Kong
From now until the end of June, take mum out for a Rose de Mai afternoon tea ($688/2) featuring Chantecaille luxury skincare products at the InterContinental’s Lobby Lounge. The rare Rose de Mai, which blooms every May just in time for Mother’s Day, is coveted for its strong healing powers and is a key ingredient in Chantecaille’s botanical line. The afternoon tea features fine teas from Mariage Frères and scrumptious goodies centred around floral elements. Two sets of Chantecaille Rose de Mai signature skincare kits (valued at $1,140) are included in the set, while stocks last.
Lobby, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, 2721 1211
Mother’s Day cake collection at VIVE
For the sweet-toothed mum, VIVE Cake Boutique has created a gorgeous trio of cakes, starting with the green and pink buttercream Supermom ($680), inspired by Sabon’s Green Rose collection – a ring of rose and daisy icing conceals a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry. A gift of Sabon’s signature Green Rose Silky Body Milk as well as an invitation to a Soap Delicatessen workshop at a discounted rate of $600 comes with the cake. The aptly named Mother Like No Other ($880) multi-tiered cake features a crown of fresh eustoma, rose and lily and comes in three flavours: vanilla sponge with white chocolate mousse and passion fruit, chocolate sponge with chocolate mousse and raspberry and red velvet with cream cheese. Last but not least, there’s the pretty lavender Voted Best Mom ($580) cake, a light vanilla sponge layered with white chocolate mousse and passion fruit. The Mother’s Day cakes are available until 31 May 2019, and customers get a 20% discount until 5 May. Orders should be placed three days in advance.
Central: Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, 9602 2869
TST pop-up: Kiosk 3D, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, 5111 4895
Madame Religieuse at Dalloyau
Historic French patisserie Dalloyau celebrates Mother's Day with two speciality cakes. Mama’s Strawberry Cake ($338) is a lovely concoction of white chiffon with fresh strawberries, light cream and vanilla mousse, decorated with two pink roses and rose-patterned thin chocolates. The classic Madame Religieuse ($58) is an adorable soft choux pastry filled with raspberry cream, dressed in a ladylike hat and pink skirt. There is an early-bird discount of 10% off Mama’s Strawberry Cake until 5 May.
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