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April 22, 2011

The Thrill of the Hunt

You adore the thrill of a hunt.  Whether it’s searching for an archeological gem on a trekking expedition, scouring the markets for a unique one of a kind accessory, or scanning a packed club for your eye-candy du jour. But there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a sumptuously, perfectly formed, so good but so bad for you. . .Easter Egg! Yes, it’s that time of year again, hone your carnal instincts and get ready to track down decadent eggs and much more at the best round up of feasts this Easter.

The Thrill of the HuntBrunch Alfresco at Gaia
Shake your fabulous bunny tail over to Gaia for a delectable Italian Easter brunch prepared by Chef Paolo Monti. Begin with Gaia’s renowned antipasto buffet of freshly prepared salads, meats and cheeses, followed by a selection of Egg frittata with wild vegetables, Salt baked halibut with olives, capers and onions, Beef and smoked buffalo cheese lasagna and Slow roasted lamb leg. Finish off the afternoon with a fresh and light Easter dessert of berries and mascarpone mousse tiramisu. With the sun shining down, the authentic and delicious fare and the bustling street side locale, you can just about hear the church bells ringing in your favourite piazza in Florence. (HK$328 per person, 2167 8200)

Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons
Paint your eggs with a stroke of glamour at the The Lounge at Four Seasons with their indulgent Easter Weekend Afternoon Tea. From Friday through Monday, book in for tea and you will be treated to an elegant array of savouries, scones and French pastries as well as an Easter Afternoon Tea Buffet featuring Easter Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Marshmallows, Limoncello Chicks, Freshly Baked Hot Cross Bun/nies, Frosted Carrot Cupcakes and much more. (HK$265 pp, 3196 8888)

Egg Decorating Class at Main St. Deli
Munch on your favourite New York style salads and sandwiches as the kids get busy in the kitchen. Main St. Deli at The Langham Hong Kong will be hosting special classes from Friday 22nd – Monday 25th (3:30 – 4:30pm) where children will have the chance to create a hand decorated 14cm Easter egg using chocolate fondant, m&ms, gummy sweets, and jelly beans, not to mention a little help from the pros! ($188/child, 2375 1133)

Rooftop Brunch at The Pawn
Take advantage of the glorious Spring weather as The Pawn opens their stunning rooftop garden especially to host the highly popular Easter Sunday Rooftop Brunch. Let the fresh air get your appetite going and dig in to an all you can eat feast including Lamb chops, British bangers, Lemon & thyme chicken, Mustard rubbed Wagyu, Sage marinated pork chop, Tomato cucumber salad, Chips with garlic mayo, and a Pawn dessert platter including Eaton mess, Chocolate Guinness cake and Lemon trifle.  Unlimited house wines and Pimm’s will be flowing to add a splash of decadence to the perfect Sunday! (HK$480 per person, kids under 12 eat free, 2866 3444)

Chocolate Buffet at Mandarin Oriental
With visits from the Easter Bunny, egg painting, Easter egg hunts and chocolates galore, the Mandarin Oriental has thought of everything for you and the little rabbits in your life this Easter. Afternoon tea at the Clipper Lounge will feature a Chocolate Enchantment Buffet where Easter chocs and treats like hot cross buns will be done up in the Mandarin’s signature style, served alongside the hotel’s legendary tea sets and home-baked scones with clotted cream and rose petal jam.  Book in Friday through Monday for this decadent Easter extravaganza, which may just bring out the kid in all of us! (HK$258/Adult, HK$128/Child, including egg-painting, Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny, 2522 0111)

Italian Brunch at The Mistral
Cross the harbor and head to this hidden gem inside the InterContinental Grand Stanford for a truly delectable Easter brunch. Enjoy an endless flow of prosecco and feast on an array of homemade favourites created by the restaurant’s highly acclaimed Italian chefs who specialize in homemade pastas and to die for desserts. A kid’s Easter egg painting corner should keep them happy and hopping…at least until your bubby kicks in! (2731 2870)

Funny Bunny Show at Frites
If a few chocolate eggs isn’t going to cut it for your little bunnies this year, head to Frites in Quarry Bay for a Special Funny Bunny Easter Show and Buffet lunch on Sunday 24th.  With a guest appearance from the Easter Bunny himself, a special Puppet show, an Easter Sing-Along, a Magic Performance and an Egg Hunt, they’ve got Easter in the bag…err basket! (HK$195 pp, 2250 5188)

Sunday Brunch at Tiffin
Famed for their obscenely decadent desserts, Tiffin at the Grand Hyatt presents a special Easter Sunday brunch buffet featuring chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs, freshly prepared crepes and much more. After they’re done feasting, kids can create their own Easter eggs at a kids’ corner and will also go home with a special Easter gift pack. (HK$638/Adults, HK$319/Children, Add HK$60 for free flow Moet Chandon Rose Champagne, 2584 7722)

Healthy Bunnies at Edible Arrangements
If you’re heading to a friend’s house for Easter, surprise them with a stunning (and relatively healthy) bouquet of chocolate dipped pineapple bunny rabbits in a field of melon and pineapple daisies, surrounded by strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes from the brand new Edible Arrangements Store at ifc. With you around, they may just send the Easter bunny hopping!  (Shop 3012, ifc mall, http://www.ediblearrangements.hk)

Happy Easter!



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