Top image: hot cross buns from Feather & Bone
In dining blowout terms, Easter may not rank as high as Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it does have one thing in particular going for it: loads and loads of sweets. Who doesn’t remember hunting for choccy Easter eggs as a kid? What about Cadbury Creme Eggs, jellybeans and neon-hued marshmallow Peeps? This year, we’ve hunted down the finest Easter treats around town – both sweet and savoury – for your eating pleasure.
Lee Gardens EGGssentially ART! Rugby Edition
We’re big fans of egg waffles here at Foodie, as our recent top list shows. Held over the long Easter weekend – Friday, 30 March–Monday, 2 April, 11am–7pm – the annual EGGssentially ART! event pays tribute to this classic Hong Kong street food. Featuring more than 10 eggette vendors, including acclaimed French restaurant Seasons, Michelin-recommended Mammy Pancake and modern Cantonese eatery Kasa, this year’s festival includes a crossover with Rugby Sevens featuring rugby-inspired elements. We can also look forward to milk tea tastings (the perfect accompaniment to egg waffles, in our not-so-humble opinion), live cooking demos and hands-on workshops, an eggette artwork installation, live music and arts and crafts stalls.
Lee Garden One driveway, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway BayValrhona chocolate eggettes in five textures by Seasons
Traditional Easter treats from Feather & Bone
Boutique butcher, deli and grocer Feather & Bone are offering two Easter items that have piqued our interest: homemade hot cross buns ($18 for 80g) and L’Atelier du Chocolat’s beautifully packaged chocolate Easter eggs ($60 for 1; $232 for a carton of 4). Great eats for kids and adults alike.
Central: 18 Gage Street, 2325 8570
Happy Valley: Shop A and C, G/F, Winner Building, 11 Wong Nai Chung Road, 2836 3789
Sai Ying Pun: Shop 1, G/F, Commercial Accommodation, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, 3705 0280
Free ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s
This cult American ice cream purveyor is gifting their fans complimentary ice cream on Easter Monday (2 April) – anyone who orders a one-, two- or three-scoop chocolate ice cream in a chocolate-flavoured cone at Emack & Bolio’s on Easter Monday will get a second ice cream, exactly the same, free of charge – along with two complimentary pairs of fluffy bunny ears to make the Easter experience complete. Make ours a triple-scoop chocolate peanut butter cup in a Coco Pops cone...
Branches in Central, TST, Tsuen Wan and Wanchai – click here for locations
The Butchers Club Burger’s Easter burger
Famous for its creative, mile-high burgers, The Butchers Club Burger is showcasing an Easter-inspired Scotch egg burger ($100) that should satisfy any carnivore: a soft-boiled Scotch egg, bacon, lettuce and red onion jam piled atop a buttery toasted brioche bun. Available from 26 March–6 April.
Branches in Central, Quarry Bay, TST and Wanchai – click here for locations
Easter-inspired cocktails at Wahtiki Island Lounge
The team at this tiki bar have been inspired by the iconic Moai statues of Easter Island to create quite a few tempting tipples for Easter including the potent rum-based Wahtiki’s Easter Island Grog ($150). Even better for us are the adorable Easter egg shots ($110 each or $300 for 3), flavoured with either white cacao, amaretto or melon, plus vanilla liqueur and chocolate sauce. Pair them with a homemade Scotch egg ($110) and you’ll be hopping around like the Easter Bunny. Available from 28 March–7 April, including as two-for-one specials during Wahtiki’s happy hour (Monday–Saturday, 5:30–8:30pm).
3/F, Seabird House, 22–28 Wyndham Street, Central, 2793 0308
TWG Tea Party Tea
We love the whimsical packaging of Singaporean luxury tea brand TWG’s Tea Party Tea from its Haute Couture Tea Collection. Described as a black tea with a candy-like sweetness, we think it would make a fine accompaniment to an Eastertime afternoon tea experience. TWG is also offering a Spring Gift Combo ($498) that includes a canister of Tea Party Tea, a box of tea-flavoured shortbread biscuits and a jar of tea jelly – tea lovers, take note!
Available at all TWG Tea boutiques and salons in Hong Kong – click here for locations
Family-friendly fun on the beach on Easter Saturday
Those with little ones in tow should consider a day trip to Bathers on Lantau’s Lower Cheung Sha Beach on Saturday, 31 March. This beachfront restaurant is pulling out all the stops for families, offering complimentary family yoga on the beach at 10am, a semi-buffet lunch menu ($390/adult; $280/child) and an Easter egg hunt starting at 10:45am. Space for the yoga and Easter egg hunt sessions is limited, so tickets must be purchased in advance.
32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau Island, 2504 4788, firstname.lastname@example.org
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