Here’s your weekly Chope public service announcement: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and we hope you’re planning a show of gratitude in some way. In true blue Singaporean fashion, we present a list of food-related deals and make your meal-planning sesh a little easier.
Need further curation? If your mum fits any of these descriptions, here are some places that might point you in the right direction.
For the health-conscious mum
Does your mum watch what she (and the rest of the family) eats? Does she wrap up your KFC in kitchen towels to absorb as much oil as possible before she lets you sink your teeth into a chicken thigh, or hound you to take your daily vitamins? Take her to The Garden at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, which promises healthy and hearty salads and mains in a tranquil restaurant filled with natural light and plenty of greens. For $60++, you get a three-course set (pumpkin kaffir lime soup, a choice between wasabi miso-glazed Chilean sea bass or sous vide Cajun spiced chicken breast, and chilled aloe vera and mint jelly), coffee or tea, and a glass of prosecco. A waistline-friendly meal to celebrate your mum. Promotion runs until 31 May.
For the value-for-money mum
If your mum raised you by scrimping on herself and scouring the best deals, make her feel like a queen on this Mother’s Day. What’s more, true to her values, these offers would put her at ease, since you’re getting more bang for your buck for these buffets. If your mum loves understated elegance, opt for the Four Seasons’ award-winning One Ninety Restaurant featuring live stations and a sashimi bar, starting from $138++. What’s more, you can treat mum to a handcrafted bouquet for just $30.
For the adventurous mum
Maybe having children didn’t stop your mum from marching to the beat of her own drum. If your mum is the sort who is game to try new things, why not take her to NOX, Singapore’s only dine-in-the-dark restaurant. Here you will rely on your remaining senses to savour the food in a pitch black room and spend some real quality time (without the distraction of handphones) with mum! The menu is a three-course mystery meal comprising 12 dishes, though there will also be a complimentary glass of sparkling wine – one less surprise there.
Each set is $88++, but mothers dine free with every three paying guests. The promotion is on 13 May, at 11.30am or 6pm.
For the traditional mum
For the mum who can’t stop talking about her childhood, celebrate with a touch of nostalgia at Spring Court in Chinatown. At 89 years old, it is one of Singapore’s oldest restaurants and has definitely stood the test of time. The family-run kitchen can be relied on for consistently good Chinese food and lots of reminiscing. Sets for 10 people are $668++ or $898++ depending on the menu, though either choice comes with a roasted suckling pig. Promotion is available till 13 May.
For the fancy mum
Does your mum enjoy the finer things in life? Give her what her heart desires and take her to The Fullerton’s La Brasserie this Sunday. For $158++, there will be free-flow champagne, wines and Bloody Marys, but also steamed king crabs, Maine lobsters, truffle risotto, foie gras, cracking pork belly — just to name a few. Spoil her silly with French cheeses and a live cotton candy station. After that, take a walk around the Marina Bay — another luxury she’s sure to love.
For the no-nonsense mum
Maybe your mum’s a classic Asian tiger mum — curfews, few indulgences, and administering discipline (read: the cane) when it came to finishing homework. Hopefully, you’re a well-adjusted adult today, but chances are Mum is still her stoic, sensible self. Take her to Ryu’s, a sushi bar dedicated to delivering good food and great sake, for a solid, no-frills meal. The set is $128++ for two, with sake add-ons at $30++ per pax. Mum would approve.
Chope is running a bumper crop of Mother’s Day promos. If none of these suits your mum, why not check out this list? There’s bound to be something for dear ol’ mum. Remember, every day ought to be Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to take her out and chat with her as much as you can.