Easter is just around the corner! Whether you’re into festive dining, cocktails or seeking gift ideas, the Crave team has got you covered. And in case you’re wondering how many more egg puns you’ll be hearing, here’s to an egg-citing Easter!
Text by Iris Wong
For the Festive Gourmands…
The Lounge at JW Marriott Hotel Macau
G/F JW Marriott Hotel, Galaxy Macau, Macau
When: 2.30pm to 5.30pm, daily until April 30
Easter is as good a time as any to enjoy afternoon tea. Hop over to The Lounge at JW Marriot Hotel Macau for the “Egg-cellent Tea Party”, featuring delectable treats from the renowned KAFKA Sweets & Gourmandises. The afternoon tea set is priced at MOP298 per set, and includes sweets such as Nest – light lychee mousse and raspberry and lime compote with crumble, and Jumping Rabbit – creamy hazelnut and passion fruit marmalade with crumble; and for savouries, choux filled with creamy crab meat salad and egg salad mini sandwich. Call +853 8886 6228 or email email@example.com for a reservation.
The Chop House
3/F Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: April 14 to 17 daily
Here’s something for you and your kids: The Chop House is serving an Easter Beast Feast for $320pp (minimum two diners) which includes an Easter platter of chicken skewers, Caesar salad and foie gras pate, green minestrone, a mains sharing platter of roasted Australian lamb shoulder, duroc pork sausages and herbed chicken meatballs, and chocolate churros to end the meal on a sweet note. On Easter Sunday only, kids up to the age of 10 with an accompanying and paying adult get a complimentary Kids BBQ Corner menu, and up to six children per table get to eat for free! Menu includes grilled mini burgers and hotdogs, marshmallow skewers, chocolate fondue, and more. Call 2295 3200 to book.
For the Cocktail Lovers…
26/F 535 Tower, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
When: April 10 to 20
Get into the festive spirit with Seafood Room’s whimsical Wild Rabbit ($148) cocktail, concocted with new grove spiced rum, pimento dram, port wine, red Sichuan syrup, 70 per cent chocolate mousse garnished with chocolate dirt, edible flowers and egg. Seafood Room also has an Easter dinner menu, as well as an Easter brunch at $598pp. Call 3708 9668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central
When: April 14 to 17
Get the celebrations started with daily drinks specials of 20 per cent off at The Envoy! Friday is all about champagne, while the weekend focuses on signature and classic cocktails, with Monday featuring bottled beers and house spirits. Not to be missed is the Easter Dinosaur ($108) cocktail with vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, fresh milk and a Horlicks ice cream ball. The indulgent libation is topped with Milo and Horlicks powder, mini M&M’s and Maltesers. Easter brunch, lunch and dinner specials are also available. Call 2169 3311 or email email@example.com to find out more.
For The Gift Givers…
Pierre Hermé Easter Collection
Shop 1019C, Podium Level One, ifc Mall, Central
Master chocolatier Pierre Hermé pays tribute to the work of French sculptor François Pompon this Easter with a limited edition Le Lapin chocolate rabbit sculpture. Only 10 pieces are available in Hong Kong, Le Lapin ($320 each), made from pure origin Madagascar dark chocolate, is characterised by an initial tangy taste with notes of passion fruit and caramelised pineapple and ripe mango. Alternatively, there is the Oeuf Dentelle, an edible art piece garnished with mini Easter eggs. Only seven pieces of the dark chocolate version (18cm, $680) and five of the milk chocolate ones (14cm, $480) are available. We also love the Coffret Oeufs Dégustation & Pralinés ($480), an assortment of 36 mini chocolate eggs with flavours such as caramelised blond chocolate with sea salt, dark chocolate ganache and hazelnut praline. Available at all Pierre Hermé boutiques.
Mercato by Giando
G/F Fleet Arcade, 1 Lung King Street, Fenwick Pier, Wan Chai
Mercato by Giando, the Italian marketplace at Fenwick Pier, keep the festive spirit high with the Colomba di Pasqua ($175). Translates to “Easter dove”, this traditional Italian Easter cake in the shape of a dove is not unlike its Christmas counterpart Panettone. Try it for yourself this Easter.