Shower the lovely lady in your life with delectable delights this Mother’s Day. The Crave team has rounded up great menus, cakes and gift ideas around town to save you the headache. Happy Mother’s Day!
Words Iris Wong
Mother’s Day Menus
CÉ LA VI: Moments with Mum Brunch
25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Tel: 3700 2300
CÉ LA VI is celebrating Mother’s Day throughout the entire month of May. In collaboration with Aromatherapy Associates, CÉ LA VI is offering a complimentary De-stressing Gift Pack, valued at $250, for all ladies who join the weekend brunch in May. Priced at $488pp (food only), the brunch menu is available on weekends from May 6 onwards from 12pm to 3pm. We look forward to trying the Yogurt Treble, a dessert of honey yogurt, sea salt yogurt sorbet, candied liqueur tomato and pistachio yogurt sponge cake. Don’t forget to try the special cocktails Lavender Sour and Blooming Rose.
Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour: Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea Party
Shop B31A, B1/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Tel: 2111 9449
The Landmark “speakeasy” with an impressive collection of gin is launching its Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea Party just in time for Mother’s Day. Available every day from 2pm to 5pm at $498 for two guests, the Alice in Wonderland-inspired high tea includes a complimentary cup of coffee or pot of tea, which can be upgraded to a Gin & Tonic for an extra $50 (each mum enjoying the afternoon tea set on Mother’s Day will receive a complimentary upgrade of one G&T). Other sweet and savoury items include Tweedle-Dee’s Treat (smoked salmon, organic dill and cream cheese on sourdough), Eat Me Tart (chocolate and raspberry tart) and Cheshire Carrot Cake.
La Bombance: Sakura-themed Kaiseki
30/F V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: 3188 3326
Ditch the cliché of getting your mother flowers for Mother’s Day and take her to La Bombance for a cherry blossom-themed kaiseki experience instead. Chef Koya has prepared an array of spring delicacies with sakura elements, including sakura shrimp croquette with pickled tartar sauce, charcoal-grilled sakura trout with Sanshou pepper leaf, and fresh berries monaka and sakura coconut blanc manger topped with hyuganatsu jelly. The festive lunch menu is priced at $698pp. To make a reservation, call 3188 3326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Optimist: Mother’s Day Brunch
G/F 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Tel: 2433 3324
The elegant European-chic interiors of The Optimist make it a great venue for Mother’s Day brunch. Enjoy the delectable semi-buffet brunch with starters to share and main dishes such as eggplant “Berenjena al horno” and black truffle rice “Cremoso”. Complimentary for all mums on their special day is La Vie en Rose cocktail concocted with raspberries, freshly pressed lemon juice, gin, and notes of lavender. The brunch is $348pp. Add $180pp for free-flow prosecco, sangria and selected red, white and bottled beer.
The Restaurant by The Kinnet
3/F 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Tel: 3968 7623
One of your favourite healthy eateries is serving a host of nourishing and delicious dishes for health-conscious mums. Healthy delights on the menu include mini ricotta pancakes with mixed berries, avocado egg Benedict, and braised short rib sandwich. The brunch is available at $300pp on May 13 and 14 from 10am to 6pm. What’s more, each person who orders the Mother’s Day menu will receive a complimentary group class at The Kinnet, valued at $250.
Cakes for Mums
Ms B’s Cakery
39 Gough Street, Central
Tel: 2815 8303
Does your mum have a sweet tooth? Adorned with beautiful sugar art roses and sweet peas, the opulent Garden Rose ($1,800/1kg) French vanilla chiffon sponge cake with peaches and cream from Ms B’s cakery is sure to make her heart flutter. Or opt for the heart-shaped True Love ($1,200/500g), an exquisite textured cake with delicate hints of pink guava and handcrafted sugar art blossoms on an edible 24K gold fondant. Talk about decadence!
Shop 3220, 3/F Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3185 8330
You can’t go wrong with getting your mum a cake from the only maison de gastronomie to serve the royal court of the Palace of Versailles since 1682. This Mother’s Day, Dalloyau has released the Pétales Fruités ($238), a delightful heart-shaped vanilla cream cake layered with raspberry and blueberry marmalade, chestnut biscuit and buttery Sablé Breton, and topped with a carnation-patterned white chocolate garnish.
The Mandarin Cake Shop
5 Connaught Road Central, Central
Tel: 2825 4008
Who doesn’t love pretty things? The Mandarin Cake Shop’s rose-shaped jasmine tea with berry mousse cake ($498 each), created by executive pastry chef Yves Matthey, is stunning to look at and delightful on the palate. For orders, call 2825 4008 or email email@example.com.
Shop 1019C, Podium Level One, ifc mall, Central
Tel: 2833 5700
Where cute meets feminine is Pierre Hermé’s Cake Ispahan ($280 each). This rose and lychee flavoured almond pound cake with bits of raspberry, accompanied by a cup of hot tea, is the perfect way to spend a breezy Sunday with your mum. To place orders, call 2833 5700.
Vive Cake Boutique
Basement shop 5-6, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Tel: 5111 4895
Known for its custom-design cakes, Vive Cake Boutique on Lee Tung Avenue has come up with a series of Mother’s Day cakes to celebrate the heartwarming occasion. Our favourite is the Supermom, an aromatic rose sponge cake layered with white peach mousse and champagne jelly, and decorated with macarons, roses and a handcrafted sign created by a local calligrapher. Supermom is priced at $680 for 1.2lbs, and $1,150 for 2lbs. Call 5111 4895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
The Joy of Gifting
Shop 1025C, 1/F ifc mall, Central
Everyone loves Monica Vinader’s stylish bracelets, but we have a soft spot for its rings (you’ll see at least three of us at the office sporting one of those at a given time). From now until May 17, visit any Monica Vinader stores in Hong Kong and get a complimentary chain with purchases of $3,000 or above. Engraving also available.
Heather & March
Shop 216-218 Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central
Tel: 2116 0839
The luxury lifestyle boutique has plenty for mums to get excited about (think snazzy decanters, multi-tier cake stands, elegant tea cups and saucers). We particularly like the Alice tableware collection by Gien – teapots, plates, cups and more, all beautifully decorated with hyacinths, pansies, snowdrops in shades of blue and grey. Be sure to take advantage of Heather & March’s Mother’s Day offer of 15 per cent off on selected tableware sets from Gien.
Shop 212, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central
Tel: 2528 5007
Playful home décor specialist Lala Curio has specially curated a selection of unique gifts for your super mum. Jewellery-loving mothers will love one of these colourful lacquer boxes to keep her precious jewels safe, while mums who are great dinner hosts will be delighted with a jeweled tabletop. Does your mum care about style as much as comfort? These silky obi pillows are sure to make her smile.