#legendeats: 9 Mother’s Day dining experiences to try this month
By: Stephenie Gee
May 9, 2023
Show your appreciation for mum with these exclusive menus
The Steak House
Lunch isn’t normally served at The Regent’s The Steak House. But to celebrate mom, head chef Amine Errkhis is offering a four-course brunch that begins at the garden fresh salad bar, which features an elaborate selection of organic seasonal greens, condiments, premium cheeses and charcuterie. Next, choose between Canadian lobster bisque soup or free-range scrambled eggs with Oscietra caviar, and then USDA Prime – rib eye, striploin or tenderloin, USDA Colorado lamb rack or Atlantic sustainable salmon fillet for the main. The journey ends on a sweet note with a selection of delectable desserts from the sweet corner.
For those looking to splash out, there is also the four-course set dinner, inclusive of wine pairing, the salad bar, amuse-bouche and a choice of soup. For the main course, take your pick of either USDA super prime tenderloin, rib eye or Chilean sea bass, all prepared on the original charcoal grill and served with a choice of homemade side dishes. A citrus pavlova crafted by executive pastry chef Andy Yuen of yuzu chantilly, lemon peel confit, timut pepper and pamplemousse sorbet is the perfect ending to the feast.
Where: G/F, The Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
This Mother’s Day, Rosewood Hong Kong’s “cha chaan teng” Holt’s Café invites guests to treat that special woman to an indulgent brunch. At HK$880 per person, they can look forward to a seafood platter, which includes Boston lobsters, oysters, abalone, king prawns and lemon mignonette, followed by small plates like deep-fried salt and pepper squid tentacles, pork and white pudding scotch egg dipped in caper mayonnaise, and jamon Iberico with tomato bread and marinated olives.
The main can go two ways: local, with either wagyu beef mapo tofu, stir-fried razor clam in garlic black bean sauce, or lotus leaves-steamed grouper rice; or continental, with grilled USDA rib eye, seared Atlantic cod with mussels and clams, and lobster risotto. A strawberry tiramisu or cherry and vanilla mille-feuille wraps things up.
Where: 2/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Magistracy Dining Room
Steeped in history and draped in glamour, the beautiful Magistracy Dining Room with its twinkling chandeliers and pristine table cloths is the perfect backdrop for a family lunch on Mother’s Day. Kick off the feast with a selection of seasonally rotating oysters served by the half dozen or premium Petrossian caviar, before diving into a host of signature starters like the Pacific blue prawn cocktail, endive and stilton salad and hand-chopped steak tartare.
The real show stopper are the mains, though, which include a choice of wild-caught dover sole goujons, Ora King roasted salmon served with sorrel in a cream sauce, not-to-be-missed prime rib carved tableside and roasted Australian roaring forties lamb served on the rack with a classic lamb jus. For dessert, puddings such as the traditional sticky toffee pudding and burnt Cambridge cream wrap things up.
Where: G/F, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, 1 Arbuthnot Rd, Central
As celebrations go, SOMM’s “SOMMkind of Special Brunch” is top on the list with its impressive menu items like the smoked Tasmanian salmon rillette, ikura and chive tart, and BBQ quail with green pea, bulgur, watercress, sansho pepper, almafi lemon and ricotta cheese. The gourmet meal priced at HK$1098 (plus 10 percent) per person comes not only with a 90-minute free-flow of MV Nyetimber Rosé, sommeliers’ selection sake, white and red wine, seasonal cocktails and fresh juices, but also a sweet gift from Gucci Beauty, including its signature Rouge à Lèvres Lipstick or Liquide Mat.
Or, head over during dinner time for their four-course (HK$1,098) or six-course (HK$1,398) dinner menu with signature dishes and wines to match. An additional Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia eau de parfum will also be gifted to mum’s. (Ten percent surcharge applies.)
Where: 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
You’ll be in for the closest thing to a rendezvous in New York’s Little Italy with Carbone’s Mother’s Day lunch. Curate the experience to your mum’s taste as you select from the à la carte menu. Pepper the table with signatures like the spicy vodka rigatoni, Mario’s meatballs and table-side Caesar alla ZZ, and impress with the whole branzino, whole-grilled Mediterranean sea bass or ribeye Diana with pancetta and cacciatore sauce. Catch the beloved dessert cart and its luscious cargo of sweet treats as it swings by the table for the perfect end to the occasion.
Where: 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Tin Lung Heen
Family dinner has never looked this luxurious. For Mother’s Day, The Ritz-Carlton’s Tin Lung Heen promises a sumptuous spread of an array of Chinese gourmet delights. In their seasonal five-course “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” menu, expect an exquisite array of Cantonese plates including the all-time favourite barbecue platter; highly anticipated Buddha Jumps Over the Wall dish of sea conch, winter melon stuffed with conpoy, fish maw, sea cucumber with shrimp roe and 30-head South African Yoshihama abalone; and signature braised glutinous rice with minced garoupa.
Where: International Commerce Centre (ICC), 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Northern Chinese dishes overlooking panoramic views of the city’s Victoria Harbour is what you’ll gift mom at Huton. Everything sounds and looks delectable: osmanthus glazed beef flakes with chilli sauce and seared Hokkaido scallops with sesame sauce to start; Sichuan-style lobster wok-tossed with chilli, black beans and dried garlic and braised abalone and chicken with Chinese wine in clay pot to follow; and lotus puff with lychee sorbet to finish.
Where: 18/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Chinese Library
If mum is craving an Asian feast, The Chinese Library in Tai Kwun is the place to be. Enjoy a spread of decadent dishes from chef Junno Li’s eight-course dinner menu available on May 12 and 13 for HK$998 per person. Mother’s Day specials include a nourishing double-boiled pigeon and fish maw with morels, baked Iberico pork rib with turmeric and banana leaf, and fried yellow croaker served in a sour chilli broth.
Alternatively, treat your mum on the Sunday with The Chinese Library’s unlimited dim sum brunch abound with appetisers like pork knuckle with wasabi, “four blessings” Jasmine tea-smoked bean curd rolls, imitation shark fin hot and sour soup; and signatures such as “racing crab” dumplings, black truffle har gau and Hokkaido scallop and winter melon in a porcini broth. Dial up the festivities with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for HK$888 or Ruinart Blanc de Blancs for HK$1,088 per person.
Where: 1/F, Block 1, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Pamper mum with an iconic American steakhouse feast that boasts bold yet comforting flavours at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Indulge in a three-course lunch (HK$698 plus 10 percent), beginning with a choice of a fresh Caesar salad, chopped house salad, rich baked five onion soup or sophisticated lobster bisque (+HK$50).
Options for the main range from the 6oz filet with caramelised shallot and balsamic butter and jumbo shrimp Alexander, to broiled salmon fillet with beurre blanc sauce, chicken bianco and show stopping 10oz Manhattan cut New York strip (+HKD$200). Enjoy with a side dish (the Steakhouse’s parmesan and truffle fries are world famous!) and take your pick from a trio of dessert options – crème brûlée, New York cheesecake with blueberry compote or hazelnut chocolate mousse – for a rich, sweet ending to the celebratory meal.
Pick up the meal even further with one of their “extra-special” Mother’s Day treat: 6oz filet imperial (HKD$738) or 7oz wagyu filet imperial (HKD$1,088). The former features a perfectly tender filet mignon topped with a juicy spiced jumbo lump crab bathing in a silky-smooth béarnaise sauce. (Ten percent surcharge applies.)
Where: 4/F, The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui