With Easter just around the corner, we’re already eagerly counting down to the end of the work week, and can’t help but be egg-cited (bad pun intended) about the upcoming long weekend — our first official break after a two-month drought of public holidays. Some of us have even booked staycations or regional vacations for some much-needed respite from the daily grind.
But for those who are thinking of spending a relaxing Easter weekend catching up with friends and family over a good meal, we’ve got you covered. A number of restaurants around Singapore have leapt on the festive bandwagon with tempting lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea menus, and we’re looking forward to treating ourselves to a grand feast.
From a hearty four-course dinner at famed steakhouse Cut by Wolfgang Puck, to dainty tea time treats at Anti:dote lounge, here are 5 places to visit for your Easter celebrations this weekend.
Bond with your loved ones over a sumptuous meal at Cut by Wolfgang Puck, which has rolled out a family-style dinner for four featuring roasted USDA prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, and sides such as fried potatoes. There will also be desserts such as the restaurant’s signature Valrhona chocolate soufflé and the local-inspired Kaya “Baked Alaska” — a tasty medley of coconut cake, pandan ice cream, coconut sorbet and coffee crumble. This dinner is available from 14 to 16 April.
Cut by Wolfgang Puck, B1-71, Galleria level, The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 8517
This lounge at Mandarin Oriental Singapore sure takes the Easter celebrations very seriously. Its festive afternoon tea is available from 3pm to 5pm throughout the month of April, and showcases a tantalising spread of pastries and cakes such as baked apple cheese gateau, bunny carrot walnut cake, and pumpkin spiced vanilla chantilly. Unwind over these delightful treats while taking in views of the city skyline.
Axis Bar and Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, +65 6885 3500.
On 16 April, The Lighthouse Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will offer a ‘Buona Pasqua’ lunch, where guests sit down at a long table and pass around sharing portions of delectable dishes such as black truffle Vacca Rossa cheese risotto. There is also a semi-buffet section stocked with antipasti including Carpegna ham with pears. For mains, choose from a variety of options the likes of lamb shank with rosemary and polenta, and cod fish with lemon espuma. Wash these down with a free flow of Bottega Gold Prosecco.
The Lighthouse Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, +65 6877 8911/ 8912
This Japanese-French fusion restaurant at Fort Canning commemorates Easter with a four-course lunch and five-course dinner. Highlights include steamed seabream, grilled lamb, and devilled eggs with salad, bacon and pink pepper. Kids get their own special three-course menu too, which includes dishes such as Omurice (Japanese omelette rice) shaped to resemble a kawaii Easter bunny. These menus are available on 16 April.
Lewin Terrace, 21 Lewin Terrace Singapore, Singapore 179290, +65 6333 9905
Known for its repertoire of potent cocktails and bar bites, Anti:dote also offers a decadent afternoon tea. This Easter, it will present an array of sweet confections such as carrot ginger macarons and lollipops, as well as mini sandwiches filled with mushroom, confit duck rilette and smoked salmon. There will also be freshly baked hot cross buns served with homemade raspberry jam, Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd. The afternoon tea is available from now until 16 April, and comes with a free flow of tea.
Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560, +65 6431 5315