Where to eat and drink this Easter weekend
It’s that time of the year again, when the aroma of hot cross buns and the delighted squeals from your little ones fill the air as they kick-start their much anticipated treasure egg hunt. Here are five places for you and family to check out over the long Easter weekend. There’s something for everyone.
Tea time delights
Swing by Anti:dote Lounge for an elegant afternoon tea crafted by Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford’s executive pastry chef Sebastien Cocquert-Beraud. Enjoy delectable desserts such as the Carrot Ginger Macaroon, Caramel Hazelnut and Rhubarb Strawberry Sponge Muscovado, and the rich Gianduja Chocolate Nest, and tuck into gourmet savouries like the signature Home-style Chicken Pie, Smoked Salmon Carrot Brioche and Wild Mushroom Duxelle. The traditional hot cross buns served with housemade raspberry jam, Devonshire clotted cream and tangy lemon curd are not to be missed. $55/adult and $18/child. Available till 16 April. Level 1, 2 Stamford Road, Fairmont Singapore. Tel: 6431 5315.
Indulgent Sunday brunch and bouncy castles
While your little ones delight in the bouncy castles, face painting and other entertaining Easter activities at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, treat yourself to an extravagant Hop, Skip & Sip brunch at The Kitchen Table, which features air-flown Italian charcuterie, cheeses, as well as crowd-pleasers such as Salmon Confit with spicy tomato and chocolate coulis. Adventurous palates should try the Braised Beef Cheeks lacquered with Dark Chocolate Ganache. $188/adult and $78/child. Available only on 16 April. 21 Ocean Way, W Singapore. Tel: 6808 7268
With the gorgeous Marina Waterfront as its backdrop, Zafferano is where you can indulge in a sumptuous four-course Easter Table d’hote dinner curated by head chef Marco Guccio. The decadent meal starts with a choice of four antipasti, which includes their signature Andria burratina cheese with fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil, drizzled with Sicilian ‘Cutrera’ extra virgin olive oil. Choose between the house-made casarecce with fresh tomatoes and seafood or the cannelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta for the primi course, and indulge in the fork-tender sous-vide lamb shoulder accompanied with pumpkin puree and fresh spring vegetables or the crisp pan-fried jumbo prawns, served with vegetables caponata and aged balsamic for the secondi. Round off your meal with a selection of traditional Easter sweets and pastries. $98/person Available only on 16 April. Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre. Tel: 6509 1488.
Bubbly Sunday brunch
Wind down the weekend with Champagne brunch at Colony, which promises to satisfy with its lavish spread and seven live stations that showcases the best of local heritage eats. Highlights include fresh crustaceans on ice, roasted baby lamb and handcrafted Easter confections. Sip on Möet and Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2006 as you enjoy a live performance by dancers and a magician. $198/ adult, $99/child from six to 12 years old, $49.50/child from three to five years old. Available only on 16 April. 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton. Tel: 6434 5288.
Baking masterclass for juniors
Kids and parents will love this: db Bistro & Oyster Bar’s Junior Pastry Academy is back and is holding an Easter-themed farm animal cupcake workshop this Saturday. One accompanying adult gets to enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapés as executive pastry chef Mandy Pan guides the young ones through some fun-filled culinary action. $105/child. Available on 15 April. #B1-48, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands. Tel: 6688 8525.