TEXT KIM CHAN & STEPHANIE YEO
Taking the cable car to Sentosa?
Stop by Spuds & Aprons at Faber Peak before you board and try its new menu, which marries flavours from East and West. Must-tries include the gorgeous beef Guinness stew, sweet potato french fries with sea salt and Japanese curry mayo, and the signature crab linguini. Every Monday to Thursday, there’s also a threecourse lunch menu at $15++, which includes a soup, a main dish and a scoop of Haagen Dazs ice cream. The kids’ menu keeps little ones happy with favourites such as chicken cheese sausage with Smiling Fries and teriyaki salmon with mixed brown rice. At $10++, they come with a mocktail or a juice. Call 6377-9688 or visit www.faberpeaksingapore.com
Take a playful trip down memory lane in The House on Palmer Road, a children’s book that chronicles the childhood of Sing, an eight-year-old girl living in pre-war Singapore. Her carefree adventures with her nine siblings bring the 1930s vividly to life and is a wonderful way for Grandma (or you) to bond with the kids. It’s written by 83-year-old retired chemistry teacher Si-Hoe S.S. – the real Sing – and her daughter, Sim Ee Waun, a veteran journalist and author of The Little Singapore Book. Best for ages seven to 12.
Published by Pepper Dog Press, it retails for $12 (before GST) from major bookstores.
Why not let the kids make something special for Mum this Mother’s Day? NParks’ Mother’s Day floral arrangement-cum-planting workshop “Because I love you so” gives them materials to design and create their own flower arrangement and seed bracelet. The workshop on May 13 costs $30 and is suitable for children from kindergarten to Primary 6. It will be held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre.
Register at www.tinyurl.com/NparksMothersDay.
Billed as “The Queen’s Indulgent Lunch”, Marriott Cafe’s spread features over 80 dishes – that’s 1½ times more than its regular lunch buffet.
Feast on Alaskan king crabs, lobster spicy Thermidor style, bourbon and honey glazed ham, and special desserts. All mothers will receive a goodie bag worth more than $150, and stand a chance to win prizes including dining vouchers and photography packages. The lunch is available only on May 14 and starts from $88++ per adult and $44++ per child.
Call 6831-4605 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dads, treat her to a mouthwatering assortment of wood-fired meats and dishes at The Carvery @ Park Hotel Alexandra. The highlight is the woodfired baked seabass wrapped in paperbark (pictured), which she can savour while admiring the scenic poolside view that overlooks the canopy of the Southern Ridges.
The buffet costs $68++ for adults, inclusive of coffee or tea and free flow wine for mothers, and $38++ for children. It’s available on May 13 and 14 for lunch and dinner. Visit www.parkhotelgroup.com/alexandra.
Housed in a two-storey black and white colonial bungalow at the lush Rochester Park, Min Jiang @ One-North is the perfect place to celebrate the most beloved women in your life. The SichuanCantonese restaurant’s six-course lunch and dinner set menus feature nourishing dishes, including double-boiled kampong chicken soup with cordyceps flower and dried scallop, and organic green tea thread noodles with whole abalone in X.O. chilli sauce.
Available from May 1 to 14, it costs $98++ per person with a minimum of two diners. There’s also an eight-course option. Call 6774-0122 or e-mail mj1n@ goodwoodparkhotel.com.
Does Mummy love Hello Kitty?
Let the kids pamper her at the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe. Its Mama Knows Best heart-shaped gelato cake (pictured) is made with premium Mao Shan Wang gelato and at $10.90++, it won’t break their piggy banks. The cafe also has a Mother’s Day-themed Kitty’s Power Acai Bowl at $11.50++. Both treats are available for dine-in only until May 14. Call 6241-6127 or visit www.hellokittyorchidgarden.com