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May 7, 2010

Take Your Mama

When you grow up, Livin’ like a good girl oughta. . . you remember how this good girl came about. It was mama who always saw the best in you. When you were reluctantly enrolled in ballet classes and clumsy would have been ambitious, she saw a budding prima ballerina in you set for only one stage, the world. When you had that disastrous crimp perm and refused to go out in public, she wanted to sign you up for modeling. And when you scored your first set of straight As at school, it might as well have been broadcasted on national television. She simply rocks your world. So why not take your mama out this Sunday for a smashing day on the town and celebrate how fabulous she is. . .

Lavish Lunching

If nothing but the best will do for mom, The Mandarin Grill’s show-stopping Sunday brunch will not disappoint. A tour de force of gourmet delicacies and fresh seafood alongside traditional favourites and sweet treats, all washed down with a limitless supply of Louis Roederer champagne will make this a Mother’s Day to remember (HK$988 / Adult, HK
$450 / Child, Two seatings: 11am and 1:30pm, 2825 4004).
Gift Idea: Sparkly and s
entimental, jewels that represent each member of the family are a perfect gift. Shower her with Tayma Fine Jewellery’s 18K gold bangles with four distinctive coloured gemstones(Shop 252, 2nd Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2525 5280).

Hotel Hopping
Treat mom to a veritable feast at the new restaurant named just that! Feast (Food by EAST) at the new EAST Hotel has prepared a special Mother’s Day all-day-dining menu starting with fresh-shucked oysters and a buffet of appetizers, followed by a choice of main course from the open show kitchen, and topped off with the pastry chef’s signature desserts. Mom can also look forward to a relaxing 15-min massage using products from cult-favourite line Malin + Goetz and a delicious Mother’s Day cupcake on the house (HK$380, 3968 3777 http://www.east-hongkong.com).
Gift Idea: MISCHA handbags, niin jewellery and Madeleine Thompson cashmere are joining forces in a private sale to support Mother’s Choice charity for Mother’s Day. Choose from vintage Japanese obi clutch bags, natural handmade jewellery and luxurious cashmere apparel, with prices starting at HK$300 (Cashmere, Jewellery & Handbags Sale!, 307 Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Fri, May 7, 12 -7pm, Sat, May 8, 10am-2pm).

Wining and Dining
Her stories often make you go red, so why not take her to Amber at the Landmark Mandarin, where a delightful gourmet wine pairing lunch has been especially created for Mother’s Day. Chef Richard Ekkebus’ sublime dishes are matched perfectly with sommelier Patrick Frawley’s wines from around the globe, guaranteed to melt Mom’s heart. She will also be presented with a card entitling her to 2 glasses of Dom Perignon Vintage Rosé 1998 on her next visit to MO Bar (8, 9 May, lunch only, 6-course Mother’s Day wine lunch with 7 wines, from HKD 648 per person, 2132 0066).
Gift Idea: Treat mom to a relaxing facial, followed by a shampoo and blow-dry, topped off with a very natural flash make-up application, all using sumptuous organic products and guaranteed to leave her glowing! (Emmanuel F. Salon & Spa Mother’s Day Package, HK$1000, book before May 31, Nexxus Building, Shop 211,
41 Connaught Road Central, 2167 8280)

Harbour Crossing
She always sang “a spoon full of sugar” growing up, now you can return the favour! SPOON Executive Chef Philippe Duc has created a special Mother’s Day Dinner menu showcasing SPOON’s signature Home-made duck foie gras terrine with cherry jelly and chutney and toasted Parisian brioche, followed by Light green asparagus veloute with crayfish and tarragon cream, Pan-seared Suzuki with fava beans, tomato and truffles and Fillet of beef tenderloin with new potatoes, girolles and parsley. For dessert, SPOON Pastry Chef Yannick Oppermann is preparing Rhubarb marmalade, strawberry “parfait”, crumble with balsamic caramel. (HK$988 per person, 2313 2323)
Gift Idea: For your scent-sational mom, Bvlgari’s new Jasmine Noir Fragrance Set is the perfect addition to her dressing table, available at Harvey Nichols, HK$770.

Nostalgic Journey
Take a trip down memory lane this Mother’s Day with a sumptuous special menu at The Pawn. On May 8 and May 9, choose a three-course meal from a selection of dishes including Salad with goat cheese and pomegranate, Pork belly with apple sauce, Roast Chilean sea bass, wilted spinach vierge and lemon oil, Risotto with asparagus, roast tomatoes, shaved parmesan and black truffles, Apple blackberry crumble with English custard, Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, and more! Each guest ordering from the Mother’s Day menu will also be entitled to a lucky draw for a chance to win a Fit for a Queen spa package from Sense of Touch Spa. (HK$350 / person, 2866 3444)
Gift Idea: Ensure she sparkles on her special day with gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets in nature inspired designs from California based jewellery line Gorjana, available at Tiare at prices starting from HK$370 (G/F 53 Staunton Street, SoHo, 2540 3380).

Arty Party
Inspire Mom to unleash her inner creative, with a “Paintertainment” lunch experience at The Luxe Manor. Families are invited to enjoy an indulgent gourmet lunch of fine Italian cuisine from Aspasia, with their special Mother’s Day menu (lunch prices ranging from HK$268 – HK$398) followed by an afternoon of “Paintertainment” in Dada Bar + Lounge. Guests will have the chance to let loose with a blank canvas and create works and memories that will last a lifetime. (HK$250, 3 – 7pm, 3763 8888)
Gift Idea: If mom likes to walk on the wild side, surprise her with the purrfect present, an animal print clutch from Kaprice in Central, embellished with jewels and gems and guaranteed to add instant glamour to any outfit, from HK$1500. (19/F, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central, 2509 1133)

Gonna take your mama out all night, Yeah, we’ll show her what it’s all about. . . We’ll let the good times all roll out. Happy Mother’s Day!

**To view photos from Dim Sum & Then Some’s 3rd Anniversary Party, click here!



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