The Coconuts HK Guide to celebrating Mother’s Day 2019

(Clockwise from top left) Morton’s hot chocolate cake, The Place’s baked lobster with feta cheese, Jade Dragon’s Iberico pork, and Drunken Pot’s piggy dumplings. Photos: Katherine Amara, Cordis, Forks and Spoons and Coconuts Media
(Clockwise from top left) Morton’s hot chocolate cake, The Place’s baked lobster with feta cheese, Jade Dragon’s Iberico pork, and Drunken Pot’s piggy dumplings. Photos: Katherine Amara, Cordis, Forks and Spoons and Coconuts Media

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday — time to make those last-minute restaurant reservations, buy some flowers, and write up that card filled with love and praise for the woman responsible for bringing you into this world.

In case you did forget the holiday — don’t worry, we won’t tell — then here’s a list of places were you can still make that last-minute booking for a meal with mom.

Big Sur: For moms who love their BBQ

Soho barbecue joint Big Sur is serving up a three-course meal for lunch and dinner that includes burrata paired with beetroot and black garlic, followed by tender roasted scallops on a cooling gazpacho of vegetables for starters.

The star of the show is a grilled lamb chop main with smoked lamb sauce and Romesco sauce paired with juicy lamb shoulder-stuffed red Romano peppers. Dessert is a chocolate tart with coffee foam and cardamom ice cream. Drinks include beer on tap and fresh juice for an extra HK$50.

Price: HK$360 per guest
Address: G/F, 22 Staunton Street, Soho, Central

Reservations: +852 2529 3100
Runs Sunday, May 12 to Monday, May 13

 

Kömune: For moms who love buffets and booze

Kömune will be serving up this brunch menu that also includes 90 minutes of free-flow house wines and beer, live music from Kömune’s house band, and a gift bag from Benefit Cosmetics. The meal begins with a semi-buffet selection that includes composed salads, fresh seafood, cold cuts and cheeses. There’s also small bites including grilled shrimps with garlic aioli, crispy potatoes with spa eggs and chili and corn fritters.

Mains include truffled risotto with a poached egg and smoky bacon lardon, grilled beef tenderloin served with sautéed spinach and a homemade hollandaise, and classic brunch hits such as Eggs Royale with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with creamy burrata.

The dessert buffet includes fresh fruits, panna cotta, and cakes and tarts.

Price: HK$398 (per person), HK$199 (children)
Address: 4/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Reservations: +852 3460 8157
Runs 12 to 3pm on Saturday, May 11 to Monday, May 13

 

A selection of items from Kömune's mother's day brunch. Photo via Katherine Amara.
A selection of items from Kömune’s mother’s day brunch. Photo via Kömune/Katherine Amara

 

PAPI: For moms who like to bond in the kitchen

PAPI will be hosting a pizza-making class for mom and child, and you’ll also get to eat the final product. Together you’ll be making a Salsiccia pizza, topped with the Italian sausage, mozzarella and mushrooms, and parmigiana. For beverage, you’ll get a glass of orange juice.

Price: HK$298
Address: 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay

Reservations: +852 2808 0820
Runs 2pm on Sunday, May 12

 

Fang Fang: For moms who like upscale Chinese food

We were fans of Fang Fang — especially that miso soup cappuccino — when we first visited the pan-Asian restaurant a few months back. For dinner day, they’ll be serving up a feast of contemporary Asian dishes that include fish maw with asparagus, double-boiled Chinese soup, and steamed har gou for starters. Featured mains for sharing include the the signature soy sauce chicken, sweet and sour Ibérico pork, roasted pigeon, golden amber prawns, and more. Desserts include house favorite ginger crème brûlée. Alternatively, you can treat your mum to an Asian Fiesta brunch on Sunday or Monday, which features a selection of sharing bites like truffle mushroom dumplings and deep-fried tofu cubes, and mains such as slow-cooked short ribs and crispy aromatic duck.

Price: HK$350 (dinner), HK$358 (Asian Fiesta brunch, per adult), HK$210 (per child)
Address: 8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

Reservations: +852 2983 9083
Runs Sunday, May 12 (Asian Fiesta brunch and dinner) Monday, May 13 (Asian Fiesta brunch only)

 

Fang Fang's Asian Fiesta Brunch. Photo via Spice Marketing.
Fang Fang’s Asian Fiesta Brunch. Photo via Fang Fang

 

Madam S’ate: For moms who like upscale European food

This European restaurant will be serving up a sharing lunch or dinner ideal for families. Appetizers include a ham and cheese platter and roasted carrot soup with cauliflowers and herbs. For mains you have a choice between pan-seared barramundi served with asparagus, and red potato and roasted spring chicken with creamed petit pois among others. For dessert, there’s a choice of passion fruit cheesecake and fruit tart to enjoy with lemon curd and vanilla yogurt.

Price: HK$330 per guest
Address: Civic Square, Rooftop Elements Shopping Mall

Reservations: info@sate.com.hk or +852 2537 7555
Runs Sunday, May 12 to Monday, May 13.

 

Morton’s: For moms who like upscale American steaks

This Chicago steakhouse will be serving up a three-course lunch. Appetizers include strawberry, arugula and goat cheese salad, a classic Caesar salad, an aromatic baked five-onion soup and the cup of lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crab cake, and fresh oysters on the half shell.

Entrées include a 6oz center-cut filet mignon Oscar style with asparagus and crab meat, a 10oz center-cut prime New York medallion (+HK$98) and a 16oz center-cut prime ribeye (+HK$98). Other options include a honey-balsamic glazed Ora King Salmon, chicken Christopher or a short rib bolognese. Desserts include Morton’s hot chocolate cake (+HK$68), New York cheesecake, double chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, or Morton’s Legendary Sundae for two (+HK$68).

Morton’s will also be serving a limited-edition cocktail called The Violet Blush (HK$150) made with raspberry liqueur, pomegranate syrup, lemon juice, egg white and a dianthus flower garnish.

Price: HK$588
Address: The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon

Reservations: +852 2732 2343
Runs Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12

Morton's 6oz center-cut filet mignon Oscar style with asparagus and crab meat. Photo via Katherine Amara.
Morton’s 6oz center-cut filet mignon Oscar style with asparagus and crab meat. Photo: Morton’s

 

Alibi: For moms who love seafood

This Western seafood bar will include a selection of seafood dishes that includes a fresh seafood platter, miso marinated black cod, and for dessert there’s honey pear mousse. All moms will receive a chocolate rose. Click here to see the full menu.

Price: HK$468 (lunch, per person), HK$528 (dinner, per person)
Address: Level 5, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com
Runs 11am-2:30pm and 6pm-10pm on Sunday, May 12

 

Ming Court: For Chinese moms who like to keep it old-school

Cordis Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Cantonese banquet restaurant Ming Court will serve up a feast that includes South African abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, conpoy, double-boiled and stuffed crab shell, crab meat, breaded, fried. Click here to see the lunch menu, and click here to see the full dinner menu.

Price: HK$468 (per person, lunch), HK$1,288 (per person, dinner), HK$4,688 (four people, dinner), HK$8,388 (eight people, dinner)
Address: 6/F, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok
Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com
Runs 10:30am-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm on Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, May 12

 

The Place: For moms who love hotel buffets

Freshly shucked oysters, baked lobster with feta cheese and a US prime beef rib-eye live station are just some of the items you can get from this buffet of surf-and-turf delights for Mother’s Day. Desserts includes bird’s nest soup with sea coconut, wolfberry and osmanthus curd will be prepared on this special day. Moms will also get a special gift courtesy of Ingrid Millet.

Price: HK$488 and HK$368 (lunch, adults; kids and seniors), HK$698 and HK$498 (dinner, adults; kids and seniors)
Address: 2/F, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com
Runs 11:30am-1:15pm and 2pm-4pm (lunch), 5:15pm-7:45pm and 8:15pm-10:45pm (dinner) on Sunday, May 12

Alibi's Seafood platter. Photo via Cordis.
The Place’s Seafood platter. Photo via Cordis

 

Aulis Hong Kong: For moms who like something new, experimental

Aulis is British chef Simon Rogan’s first foray into Hong Kong dining, and first opened in the SAR at the start of this year. Their Mother’s Day dinner set includes items such as fermented watermelon, sea urchin custard with caviar, truffle pudding, five-flavor cod with kalibos and black garlic, and caramelized apple tart among other things. Perfect for those of you who want to splurge a bit on your mom.

Price: HK$1,480
Address: UG8, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay

Reservations: +852 2817 8383
Runs until Sunday, May 14

 

Ecriture: For moms who like classic fine dining

This Michelin-starred restaurant dishes up French cuisine using Japanese produce and techniques. For Mother’s Day lunch, they’ll be serving a fine dining menu that includes scallops, caviar, green asparagus, prawn, lobster, pigeon and wagyu beef. All meals come with a glass of champagne and a flower for mom.

Price: HK$788 (lunch) HK$1,688 (dinner) HK$990 (wine pairing with dinner)
Address: 26/F HQueens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Reservations: +852 2795 5996 or ecriture@lecomptoir.hk
Runs Sunday, May 12

 

ISOLA Bar & Grill: For moms who love Mediterranean food

This Central-based bar and grill has a number of mainly seafood and pasta dishes. For mains, there’s seafood ravioli with shellfish bisque and tomato; mushroom risotto with mushrooms, asparagus and cheese; lobster and crab lingiune with cherry tomatoes and basil sauce; Italian sea bass with olives, capers, and tomatoes; roasted chicken with glazed vegetables and truffle sauce; and Josper-grilled beef tenderloin with mixed vegetables and gravy for mains. There’s also a buffet, two hours of free-flow champagne for an additional HK$488.

Price: HK$528 (buffet with main), HK$508 (buffet only)
Address: One International Finance Centre, Shop 2075, 2/F, Harbour View St, Central

Reservations: +852 2383 8765
Runs Sunday, May 13

 

Mother's Day hotpot at Drunken Pot. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Mother’s Day hotpot at Drunken Pot. Photo: Vicky Wong

The Drunken Pot: For moms who are like “let’s just have hot pot, lah”

Hot pot restaurant The Drunken Pot will be serving up a hotpot meal fit for a queen and named after one of Chinese history’s most famous moms, the Dowager Empress Cixi. The “ChrysantheMUM Pot for the Queen,” a hotpot tribute to one of China’s most famous moms, the Empress Dowager Cixi, one of the most powerful empresses in Chinese history. Famed for her extravagant lifestyle, she insisted on having freshly-picked chrysanthemum petals sprinkled on her hotpot in order to stay young and beautiful.

We checked out this Instagrammable hotpot set last month, and it comes with a number of items including piglet-shaped dumplings, sliced squid ink sausages, salted egg yolk fish crackling, chrysanthemum squid balls and more.

Price: HK$468
Address: 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui and V Point, Causeway Bay

Reservations: +852 2321 9038 (TST) AND +852 2323 7098 (CWB)
Runs until May 31


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