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2014 Easter Dining Guide

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This Easter, leave the hopping around to the Easter bunny and skip the cooking. Head to one of the many restaurants in town offering Easter-themed menus featuring all of your favorites like hot cross buns, lamb and tarts. Some of these restaurants are offering prix fixes and all-you-can-eat buffet for brunch, high tea and/or dinner, while others are serving a la carte specials. There are also Easter Bunny photo opportunities or egg hunts for the little ones.

Prix Fixe/A La Carte Menu:
Spathe Public House
8 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-01, Singapore 238958; Tel: 6735 1035

Price: From $14 per dish.
When: 18 to 20 April 2014

Crispy Chicken Leg Waffle

Crispy Chicken Leg Waffle

Spathe Public House’s scrumptious Easter weekend brunch features all-time-favourites like Eggs Benedict ($17), Eggs Royale ($18), Wild Mushroom Omelette ($15), Crispy Chicken Leg ($17) with Belgian waffles and Mornay sauce, and Grilled Minute Steak ($24) with peppercorn sauce on Belgian waffles, as well as the newly introduced Tipsy Beer Chicken that is prepared with the customer’s choice of beer. There are also classics such as the Classic Croque Madame ($14) and the Homemade Salt Beef Sandwich on Ciabatta ($22) which are served with the restaurant’s addictive garlic fries. Those with a ravenous appetite should definitely plump for the Spathe Slam ($24) where garlic-and-thyme pork sausage, streaky bacon, sautéed mushrooms, grilled honey tomatoes, eggs any style, and toasted bread are piled on for some substantial refuelling.

 

Balzac Brasserie & Bar
9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559; Tel: 6336 0797

Price: $98++ per person for 4-course menu (inclusive of coffee/tea), or at $118++ per person for 4-course menu (free flow of Cremant and draught beer).
When: 20 April 2014, 11am to 3pm

Amuse Bouche - Classic Egg Cocotte with Truffle Emulsion and French Brioche

Amuse Bouche – Classic Egg Cocotte with Truffle Emulsion and French Brioche

Commencing with an amuse bouche of a Classic Egg Cocotte with Truffle Emulsion and French Brioche, the indulgent Balzac Easter Brunch Menu features two ‘live’ Oysters and Charcuterie Counters where you will get to enjoy free flow of freshly shucked French oysters with lemon, Red wine and Shallot Vinegar and a selection of Homemade Duck Rillettes, Saucisson Sec and Pork Belly served with Condiments and French Baguette. Fans of the Balzac’s signature Dubois’ Lobster Bisque served with Sautéed Organic Mini Black Qwehli Prawns will be pleased to know that it is available as one of the appetizer selection, together with the Confit of Warm Quail served with Cauliflower Smoothie and Petit Salad. For the main course, there is the La Cocotte Du Partage, a communal sharing dish, good for 2 or 4 people – with three selections including the popular Poulet Francais Sauté Forestiere – Sautéed Free Range Yellow French Chicken served with Potato, Lardons and Onion; and two new choices: tender Roti D’Agneau Épaule – Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Coco Beans, and the quintessential Moules Marinières – Blue Lip Mussels in Garlic, Shallots, White Wine and Parsley served with Pommes Frites. For dessert, there is the fresh and delightful, Balzac Strawberry Crumble with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. 

 

Lower East Side Taqueria
19 East Coast Road, Singapore 428746; Tel: 6348 1302

Price: $26 per person, min. 4 pax for 8-dish feast
When: 18 to 20 April 2014

Pinchos de Pollo (chicken skewers)

Pinchos de Pollo (chicken skewers)

Conviviality takes centre-stage this Easter at the Mexican-inspired casual eatery Lower East Side Taqueria. Un Menú Glorioso De Pascua (A Glorious Easter Feast) will take the form of a staggering 8-dish affair laid out in full glory at each table for friends and families to gather around. The Easter fiesta includes the intriguing Cuello de Pollo (fried chicken neck seasoned with salt and white pepper), moreish Spicy Mozzarella Fritters, fiery Pollo Rojo (grilled ‘red’ chicken with chilli pepper sauce), tempura Crispy Dory Fillet with Guacamole, and sweet char-grilled Elote (corn with butter and cheese). Diners can also express their creativity by taking part in the Easter Egg painting competition, which runs the whole weekend, to win a $100 dining voucher for Lower East Side Taqueria.

 

Boathouse Restaurant
The Waterboat House, #03-01, 3 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049215; Tel: 6538 9038

Price: $35++ for 2-course menu or $42++ for 3-course menu. Add $12 for unlimited fresh juices or $36 for unlimited mojitos.
When: 19 & 20 April 2014, 11am to 2pm

Smoked salmon parfait

Smoked salmon parfait

The Easter weekend brunch menu at Boathouse Restaurant holds numerous options of gastronomical fancies from the two-course brunch set and three-course brunch set to the a la carte brunch menu. The appetisers for brunch range from the refreshing Saumon ($18) of home-cured salmon, garlic aioli, crème fraiche, and pickled cucumbers; to decadent choices like Salade de Canard ($18) – a gratifying salad with duck confit, green beans, cherry tomatoes and shallots – and the luxurious Aux Cepes ($18) whereby velvety porcini soup is crowned off with foie gras crostini. For mains, there’s the classic Eggs Benedict ($25) with a choice of prosciutto or smoked salmon; the trusty English Breakfast ($25) of croissant, pork sausage, baked beans served alongside truffle-anointed scrambled eggs; and the deftly executed New Yorker Minute Steak ($32, supplement of $6 for set meals) which pairs Australian rib-eye with greens, and mashed potatoes or French fries. Dessert choices include the elegant L’Ispahan ($15) which layers lychee and raspberry coulis atop a base of rose chiboust and hazelnut biscuit, a colourful Trio of Ice-Cream ($9), and Mousse au Bergamot ($15) whereby a quenelle of rich chocolate pave is enlivened by an ethereal bergamot mousse then sprinkled with crumble.

 

Buffet:
Town Restaurant
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178; Tel: 6877 8128

Price: $188++ per person inclusive of unlimited Champagne and premium house wines, draught beer and selected cocktails, or $138++ per person with unlimited juices and soft drinks, and $65++ per child between 6 and 11 years old.
When: 20 April 2014, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Savoury Treats at Town Restaurant

Savoury Treats at Town Restaurant

Pamper yourself with a sumptuous brunch fare and delightful merrymaking at Town Restaurant’s renowned Sunday Champagne Brunch. Immerse in your Easter celebration with joyful live music presented by our resident duo, whilst you dine on gourmet Easter fare including Eggs Florentine with Spinach and Mushroom Ragout, Traditional Easter Ricotta and Spinach Tart, Baked Lamb and Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie, Maple Syrup-glazed Champagne Ham as well as Hot Cross Buns, and seafood lovers can indulge in fresh seafood such as Boston Lobsters, Live Prawns, Half-Shell Scallops, Snow Crab, Mussels and Freshly Shucked Oysters. Desserts comprise a bountiful selection of cakes including our signature Fullerton Manjari Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Shortcake as well as charming sweet treats like Raspberry Coconut Panna Cotta, Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Easter Chocolates and Lollipops, Assorted Cupcakes and a decadent Chocolate Fountain. For the young ones, Easter-themed activities such as an Egg Hunt Contest, Egg Decoration, Face and Body Painting as well as Balloon Sculpting will be conducted at the charming alfresco East Garden.

 

The Line
Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350; Tel: 6213 4275

Price: $128++ per adult and $64++ per child with free-flowing soft drinks and chilled juices. Add $40 to enjoy free-flowing champagne, red and white wines and draft beer.
When: 20 April 2014

Roasted Beef Prime Rib

Roasted Beef Prime Rib

This Easter, The Line will serving up an unforgettable Easter feast featuring both classical and seasonal dishes, such as Roasted Beef Prime Rib, Foie Gras Terrine with Roasted Figs and Colorado Lamb Rack with Herb Crust. A magnificent white chocolate fountain at the dessert station will end the meal on a lavish note. The little ones can look forward to a challenging Easter Egg Hunt in the hotel’s gardens. A grand prize awaits the winning hunter. An Easter Bunny mascot will also make a guest appearance to thrill the children, among other activities.

 

Cafe Mosaic
Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558; Tel: 6311 8195

Price: $65++ per adult and $33++ per child (5 to 12 years)
When: 19 & 20 April 2014, 12pm to 4pm

Easter Weekend at Cafe Mosaic

Easter Weekend at Cafe Mosaic

Enjoy an Easter-licious Weekend High Tea with your family and loved ones at Café Mosaic this Easter Weekend. Indulge in a sumptuous spread of International cuisine including fresh seafood such as Oysters, Tiger Prawns, Black Mussels and Sashimi, Slow Oven Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Jus, Roasted O.P. Beef with Shallots and Onion Sauce, Pork Scaloppini with Au Jus, Salmon Fillet with Japanese BBQ Sauce, Seafood Cottage Pie with Melted Cheese and many more. Complete the delightful meal with an array of lip smacking Easter-themed desserts including Hot Cross Buns, Bunny Chocolate Tartlets, Assorted Chocolate Eggs, Pumpkin Pudding with Melted Marshmallows, Easter Carrot Cake, and not forgetting the royal Macarons Tree. While you indulge in a leisurely afternoon high tea and get your hands on at the DIY Rojak Station, your children will be well-entertained with the exciting and fun-filled activities such as Easter eggs painting competition and the decorating of gingerbread bunnies to unleash their creative self.

 

Cafe Swiss
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882; Tel: 6431 6156

Price: $66++ per adult (inclusive of soft drinks and juices), or $88++ per adult (inclusive of free-flow of house wines and beer), $33++ per child (6 to 12 years old)
When: 20 April 2014, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Cafe Swiss

Cafe Swiss

Feast on a myriad of Swiss table mainstays including the Landjaeger, Chorizo, Beef Pastrami, Coppa Ham and Dried Salami. Taking centre stage is the Slow Cooked Crispy Pork Belly with Grilled Courgette and Caramelized Apple and Spatchcock Roulade filled with Mushroom Duxelle, and Crepe Cream Sauce. The live stations at the buffet also serves up delicious Traditional Swiss Raclette served with potatoes, picked onions and cornichons. For the sweet tooth, a mouthwatering dessert selection including the 45% Chocolate Easter Basket and Easter Rabbit Lemon-Cino Macaroon await you.

 

Carousel
Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Orchard, Singapore 228220; Tel: 6589 7799

Price: $68++ per adult and $45++ per child
When: 20 April 2014, 11:30am to 2:30pm

Oven-roasted lambs and prime ribs

Oven-roasted lambs and prime ribs

Spend quality time with loved ones over a sumptuous brunch on Easter Sunday at Carousel. Get ready to savour culinary delights such as oven-roasted whole baby lamb, oven-roasted prime ribs with Yorkshire pudding and Jacob potatoes, and baked whole Branzino fish with pesto and root vegetables. Tuck into fresh seafood such as Maine lobsters, spanner crabs, freshly-shucked Canadian oysters and home-smoked salmon gravlax. Put a sweet ending to the meal with traditional Easter fare at the dessert counters such as Simnel cake, carrot cake with cheese frosting, blackcurrant Dundee cake with candied fruits and Easter chocolate orange tarts. Balloon sculptures and Easter chocolate eggs will be given away to the little ones to spread cheer for the occasion.

 

Basilico
Level 2, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715; Tel: 6725 3232/3

Price: $158++ (Buffet only), $198++ (free-flow of Prosecco and wine), $238++ (free-flow of Champagne and wine); $79++ (5-12 years old)
When: 20 April 2014, 12pm to 3pm

Pastiera Napoletana

Pastiera Napoletana

Are you a fan of Roman-style Suckling Baby Pig with Wild Fennel Seeds or do you prefer Oven-baked Tuscan-style Easter Lamb with Artichokes? Indulge in an all-Italian Easter Buffet Feast at Basilico which kicks off with a delicious Chocolate Martini, followed by a sumptuous spread of seasonal fare such as Figs and Foie Gras Terrine with Black Truffle , Torta Pasqualina with Ricotta and Spinach, and a “live” station featuring Tortello stuffed with Stewed Rabbit in a Fava Bean Cream Sauce. Other highlights include a Seafood Bar, Burrata Bar, as well as over 20 varieties of cheeses. Equally enticing is the dessert selection with traditional delights such as the silky smooth house-made Noto Almond Gelato, Amedei Chocolate Eggs, Colomba Pasquale, a soft, sweet Italian Easter bread fashioned in the shape of a dove, as well as the Pastiera Napoletana, another traditional Italian cake said to have been invented by a nun from a Neopolitan convent. Keeping the kids entertained are an Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Decorating activities as well as a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

 

Starz Restaurant
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Lobby, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-209 The Forum,, Singapore 098138; Tel: 6577 6688

Price: $68++ per adult and $22++ per child (aged 4 to 12 years old)
When: 20 April 2014, 12pm to 5pm

Starz Restaurant

Starz Restaurant

This Easter, families will have an eggtastic time at Starz’s Easter Sunday buffet lunch. The wide variety of offerings will spoil diners with tasty choices from fresh seafood like oysters and tiger prawns to a Japanese corner where a wide selection of sushi, maki and yakitori are available. For meat lovers, there is a carving station with a tantalizing Easter leg of lamb while those with a sweet tooth can indulge in hot cross buns fresh from the oven as well as an Easter Bunny Basket filled with chocolate eggs. Parents can bring their children for an entire afternoon of fun as child-friendly Starz throws a Kidz Hard Rocking Easter Party for the whole family. Young ones can get their faces painted in a myriad of colours, join an egg hunt, watch a movie with the folks or gaze in awe as the magic show leaves them spellbound.

 

Asian Market Cafe
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560; Tel: 6431 6156

Price: $50++ per adult $27++ per child
When: 19 & 20 April 2014, 12pm to 4.30pm

Asian Market Cafe

Asian Market Cafe

Celebrate Easter at Asian Market Café, and be amazed by the array of Halal-certified high-tea selections from around the region. The delicious mix of classic and Halal recipes are intertwined with local flavours, creating perhaps the most unique gastronomic ensemble of regional delights in town. Look forward to Easter highlights such as Hot cross buns with chicken floss, Chicken Skewers prepared in a selection of flavours at our grill station as well as other local delights including Seafood char kway teow and Fried yam cake. Do not miss the photo opportunities with Mr Bunny and partake in balloon sculpting activities that will keep the little ones busy!

Author: Javan Ng
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