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Weekend dining guide: Easter special

AN EXTRAVAGANT BRUNCH AT CAPELLA SINGAPORE

AN EXTRAVAGANT BRUNCH AT CAPELLA SINGAPORE

The hotel’s popular Easter Sunday Brunch and Easter egg-hunt is back, with enticing prizes to be won. This fun-filled treat is further enhanced by a live cooking show by guest chef Fabien Pairon, which features his inspired charcuterie and French fusion cuisine. Tomorrow, 12.30pm to 3pm, at the Grand Ballroom. Priced from S$188++ with free flow of specialty mocktails, soft drinks and fresh juices; S$78++ and S$118++ per child aged 4 to 6 and 7 to 12 years, respectively. Adults can also choose to splurge on free flow of vintage Taittinger champagne, boutique wines and international beers, priced at S$258++ per person. For reservations, call 6591 5046.

AN ITALIAN TABLE AT ZAFFERANO

Dig into an early Easter feast with an Italian spin, served alongside a buffet of Italian classics, including lamb from Queensland cooked two ways — slow-cooked lamb rack with mustard sauce and roasted leg of lamb with onion compote; as well as the lush likes of flambeed baby lobster and veal ravioli. The dessert bar is a spread of traditional and contemporary sweets, from Easter chocolates and cookies to panna cotta, Easter butter cake, tiramisu and macarons. Today, 11.30am to 3pm at S$98 (S$118 with free flow of prosecco). For reservations, call 6509 1488.

FAMILY BRUNCH AT POTATO HEAD

This special brunch platter is available at Three Buns on Level 2, and features slow-cooked saddle of Suffolk cross lamb stuffed date and pistachio, served with roasted seasonal vegetables and baby kailan. To finish, there is the caramelised apple and blackberry crumble with vanilla custard. Tomorrow, 11am to 4pm, at S$50++ per set. Children aged 3 to 9 years can also join an Easter-themed workshop and egg hunt (S$30++ per child) from 11am to 1pm at Studio 1939 on Level 3. The price tag includes a Dizzy Rascals burger, as well as all workshop supplies, including an apron and chef’s hat to take home. For reservations, call 6327 1939.

SEAFOOD DELIGHTS AT ADRIFT BY DAVID MYERS

A stylish seafood-themed Easter Brunch awaits diners at the Californian chef’s first Singapore outpost at Marina Bay Sands. A la carte specials are also available, featuring the familiar roasted leg of lamb, served here with spring garlic and pattypan squash. Other highlights include halibut with asparagus, wild mushrooms and meyer lemon sauce, and strawberry shortcake and coconut sorbet to finish. Tomorrow, noon to 3pm, at S$88++ per person. For reservations, call 6688 5657.

SALTED EGG YOLK HOT CROSS BUNS AT JOE & DOUGH

This has to be one of the trendiest treats this Easter weekend, featuring rich salted egg yolk at the heart of the charcoal bun (S$4,50). There is also the traditional hot cross buns, seasoned with a mix of cinnamon, sweet raisins and fragrant orange peel from France (S$3/S$2 with any beverage purchased). Until tomorrow at all outlets. Visit http://ww.joeanddough.com/ for the complete list.

SPANISH FUN AT CATALUNYA SINGAPORE

Here is an opportunity to dig into six Spanish Holy Week recipes; must-haves include the chickpeas and cod stew that is inspired by the tradition of abstaining from meat during Lent. On the dessert table, there’s the La Mona de Pascua cake, as well as giant Easter eggs that children can crack open for more surprise candies. These are available on top of the restaurant’s signature brunch specials, which include paella, suckling pig and free flow of jamon and churros. Today and tomorrow, 12.30pm to 3.30pm for only S$98++ per person. For reservations, call 6534 0886.

A CHOCOLATE PARTY AT THE FABULOUS BAKER BOY

This weekend, chef Juwanda Hassim is making all his chocolaty bakes available. From the simple-yet-divine Valrhona Chocolate Cake (S$8 a slice) and The Ristretto (layers of Valrhona sponge cake dressed in a six-shot swiss meringue butter cream, S$8.50 a slice), to his signature Salted Caramel chocolate cake (S$8.50) and the Pam D’or, which features layers of Medjool date sponge cake, cream cheese and butterscotch, topped with coffee swiss meringue butter cream (S$9 a slice). Today and tomorrow. For reservations, call 6694 8336.

JAPANESE-FRENCH AFFAIR AT LEWIN TERRACE

This buffet boasts a selection of seasonal appetisers, such as spicy duck breast and quail egg pinchos with Japanese leek sauce, trout carpaccio and caviar, unagi with mitsuba and ikura, and egg custard with clam crackers. For the mains, diners can expect the restaurant’s trademark dishes, such as the Wagyu Hamburg steak with red wine tomato sauce; and steamed Japanese sea bream and Asari clam shiro-miso soup. Available tomorrow for lunch (S$$68++ per person) and dinner (S$88++ for food only and S$136++ inclusive of sparkling, red and white wines); the latter includes two additional stations, one serving fresh fish and the other, desserts. For reservations, call 6333 9905.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FEAST AT CROWNE PLAZA CHANGI AIRPORT

Diners at the hotel’s Azur restaurant can look forward to delicious value this weekend, at both brunch and dinner. A selection of traditional Easter dishes and modern favourites abound, from Shephard’s Pie and scotch eggs to roasted rack of lamb with pistachio crust, to hot cross buns and vanilla bread and butter pudding. Bar ’75 (located opposite the restaurant) will be transformed into a Kids’ Entertainment Zone, where a complimentary children’s buffet of burgers and hotdogs, among others, is offered. For the main spread, brunch is priced at S$49++ (today; S$25++ per child) and S$68++ (tomorrow; S$30++ per child), while dinner is priced at S$59 (today; S$40.80++ per child) and S$68++ (tomorrow; S$40.80++ per child). Up to two children under the age of 12 dine free with every two paying adults. For reservations, call 6823 5354.

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