With circuit breaker measures in full swing, many restaurants have cancelled their Easter brunches and buffets as no dining out is allowed until May 4. And it’s okay if you feel a little dejected or sad at letting go the idea of a decent dining experience for a special occasion, like Easter with the family.
While the streets now lie lifeless and quiet, this doesn’t mean restaurants and patissiers have given up the spirit of celebration during such times. You might not be able to head out to a restaurant, but you can bring it into your home instead – and you might find it makes for a home Easter celebration you can’t find anywhere else.
Check out what these places have got to offer:
Signature classics can’t be more appetising with the handiwork of in-house culinary artists at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Their extensive menu for this joyous occasion makes for an extravagant meal with a variety of appetisers, salads and quiches, as well as roasts and desserts.
If you’re craving something hearty, go for their Smoked Salmon and Leek Quiche ($48, six to eight pax); and if you’re in for something luxurious, you can try their Beef Wellington, Roasted Beef Tenderloin baked in Puff Pastry and Mushroom Duxelles ($368).
And because there’s always room for dessert, complete your meal with a fitting sweet treat like their Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake ($63, 1 kg) or Manjari Chocolate Mousse Cake with Earl grey and Lavender ($68, 1 kg).
Order and collection until 12 April 2020 at Festive Desk (lobby level), 10am to 7pm daily. You can also order online, with delivery available on weekdays, 11am to 5pm, until 12 April 2020 at a charge of $60 per location. Orders to be made two days before collection date.
Call 6831 7253 or email email@example.com.
Where: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
The sweet-toothed have yet another reason to relish in the renowned Singapore Pastry Chef’s creations, this time sporting the adorable look of the Despicable Me minions. In collaboration with Universal Brand Development, these limited edition minions are actually surprise eggs that come in boxes of three ($29.50), featuring the delectable flavours of Caramel Popcorn, Toffee Coffee and Sea Salt Pecan Fudge.
All are clad in the goodness of white chocolate and are complemented by the delicious banana marshmallow filling. As yummy as you know they will be, we wouldn’t be surprised if you can’t bear to eat them!
Free home delivery available for orders above $50, with same day and next day delivery available. Click here to order online.
Where: JANICE WONG is at Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd, #B1-k28, Singapore 238859, tel: 9712 5338; and Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #B1-48 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103.
These treats can not only spice up your Easter celebration, but also serve as a good reminder of the festivity and its customs. Tarte’s Spiced Whisky Hot Cross Buns ($8.80, set of four) that are traditionally eaten on Good Friday are studded with raisins and candied orange – sweet, soft and perfect as dessert or a snack. It is said that splitting the buns while saying “half for you and half for me, between us goodwill shall be” will ensure a strong bond with friends and family.
As NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says, the Easter Bunny is an essential worker, so consider engaging your children in an indoor egg hunt with their 9 cm Chocolate Easter Egg ($15) available in a range of pretty colours and an assortment of truffle. Alternatively, go for their Speckled Egg Macarons ($18, 6 pieces) in Chocolate, Cookies and Cream and Passion Fruit if you’re craving for more sweetness.
Islandwide delivery available. Call 6235 3225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: 1 Scotts Road, #02-12 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
If you want a variety of Hot Cross Buns to grace your table, here it is. Opened in 2012 by global baker Dean Brettschneider, Baker & Cook is offering three renditions of the Hot Cross Bun to your dietary or flavour preference. Indulge in the special Double Chocolate flavour ($15), or if you find that to be a tad too sinful, try their Vegan Hot Cross Buns ($18) which taste just as great.
Pining for the classic? Don’t worry, they have that too ($15) – and you’ll be glad to know that all three flavours will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every pack purchased, so you’ll be tasting the sweetness of buns and doing some good.
Free delivery available for orders above $200. Order online here. Available until 13 April 2020.
Where: Baker & Cook has multiple locations.
Instead of scrambling to arrange the perfect spread, pick up Summerlong’s Easter Brunch Bundle ($165++) for a Greek-style feast that serves up to four. They’ve got it covered from start to finish, featuring a 700 g – 800 g roasted lamb, Lamb Au Jus, Roasted Potatoes, Greek Salad, Dips Platter, Flat Bread and Baklava. No need to worry about the drinks either – the bundle includes a bottle of house sparkling, red or white, and comes with four soft drinks.
The kids will also be delighted to find an Easter gift bag in your order. With an Easter card and an egg decorating kit, you adults can sip away – just remember to retrieve the 10 per cent discount code so you can use it for your next order!
For pick-up and delivery on 12 April 2020. Reservations have to be made by Friday, 10 April 2020. Call 6235 1225 or email email@example.com.
Where: 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252