The Sunday Nation checks out some of the restaurants offering special Mother Day’s treats
PUTTING THE world to one side to spend time with your family is the key to savouring life, but that’s not always easy when you’re jostling for position in the rat race – particularly Bangkok’s. But that’s not to say it isn’t possible.
Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday falls on August 12, long adopted as Thailand’s Mother’s Day and the national holiday offers a great opportunity to spend quality time together with your family members and enjoy a delightful culinary adventure.
Restaurants around town are offering special Mother’s Day promotions. We take a look at a few.
A special afternoon tea set is available at the Living Room of the Park Hyatt Bangkok.
>> Mothers dining at The Embassy Room and Living Room of the Park Hyatt Bangkok will be presented with a special gift to mark the occasion while executive chef Franck Detrait and his culinary team craft treats for the tummy for three days from August 12 to 14.
The Embassy Room offers a three-course choice set menu for lunch and dinner inclusive of a glass of Jasmine Royal sparkling cocktail per person for Bt1,550-plus. Mothers eat free of charge when dining with a minimum of three persons per table.
The Living Room offers a signature Afternoon Tea also inclusive of a glass of Jasmine Royal sparkling cocktail at Bt900-plus.
Make a reservation at email@example.com or call (02) 012 1234.
Westin Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok offers a seafood and grill buffet for both lunch and dinner.
>> Westin Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok is hosting a Mother’s Day Seafood & Grill Buffet for both lunch and dinner and mom dines free on her special day when accompanied by at least one child holding SPG membership. If you are not a member, simply enrol to benefit.
For lunch, gather the generations for a leisurely three-hour midday family feast of grilled rock lobster, snowfish, Australian beef tenderloin and lamb to tuck into foie gras, Fine de Claire oysters, Alaskan king crab legs and King prawn on ice. The younger set will be kept amused by a Mother’s Day edition Kid’s Club and a magician working the tables. The lunch buffet is available from noon to 3pm and is priced Bt1,99 net including free-flow soft drinks.
Make a memorable night of it together enjoying inspired international cuisine in a stylish and friendly setting. Let mother have her pick of special seafood on ice and grill selections and more while the live band plays all her favourite songs. The dinner buffet opens from 6 to 10.30pm and is priced at Bt1,999 net per person.
Call (02) 207 2441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An array of dim sum is on offer at Dusit Thani Bangkok’s Mayflower restaurant.
>> Treat the most special woman in your life with an array of dining experiences across Dusit Thani Bangkok’s restaurants on August 12.
The Pavillion restaurant offers a Seafood Brunch Buffet from noon to 3pm for Bt2,800-plus and mothers dine free when accompanied by three paying guests.
There’s a Kid’s Activities Area for your little one and a miniature of the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok Building as a photo backdrop for your memory of this year’s Mother’s Day Celebration. A photo souvenir of you and mum and a complimentary jasmine tree, a symbol of mom’s pure love, will be given away to all mothers.
The Mayflower goes wild for dumplings with a menu of more than 80 dim sum baskets for lunch. Or choose an award-winning set dinner and a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Every mum gets a complimentary snow mooncake in a taro basket. Lunch is divided into two periods. The first round is from 10.30am to noon with a special offer of 15-per-cent discount on food and beverage (except wine) and again from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Dinner runs from 6 to 10pm.
You can also delight your mother with an array of healthy dishes and treat her to authentic Vietnamese selections at Thien Duong restaurant for both lunch and dinner.
Thai cuisine is offered at Benjarong with a Sharing Set for both lunch and dinner crafted specially for the occasion. It’s priced at Bt2,600-plus for three persons. Additional diners pay Bt899-plus. A la carte dishes are also available.
Western delicacies are the stars at Hamilton’s Steak House with premium meat and fish cooked to preserve their natural juices and flavour for both lunch and dinner. Come in a group of 12 to enjoy a 27-per-cent discount.
Or enjoy a view of Bangkok’s skyline at night at the rooftop 22 Kitchen & Bar, which offers a wide selection of seafood. It’s open for dinner from 6 to 10pm.
Reserve your table at (02) 200 9000 extension 2345 or email email@example.com.
Le Meridien Bangkok’s Latest Recipe restaurant presents a Mother’s Day international lunch buffet.
>> Explore the long buffet line and live cooking counters to select dishes prepared to your taste at the Latest Recipe restaurant of Le Meridien Bangkok where mum dines free when accompanied by at least one of her children from August 11 to 13.
You can start with fresh salads and appetisers and continue with seafood including blue crab, shrimp and New
Zealand mussels. Have the chef carve you some slices of Australian beef and lamb or tuck into Chinese delights, homemade pizza and pasta. Leave room for such desserts as German Baum Kuchen, exotic fruits, cakes and pastries.
The Weekend Seafood Dinner Buffet on August 11 to 13 is priced at Bt1,600-plus and runs from 6 to 9.30pm. The Mother’s Day International Lunch Buffet with a complimentary fun cooking class for children on August 12 is priced at Bt1,100-plus and available from noon to 2.30pm.
For more information or reservations, call (02) 232 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anantara Siam Bangkok’s Spice Market restaurant serves fourcourse Thai set menu paired with Thai wine.
>> Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel also joins sons and daughters everywhere in honouring the wonderful women in their lives on August 12 with various dining offers across its venues.
Share a scrumptious Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in the refined surrounds of the Lobby from 2 to 6pm. Relax with tasty pastries and fragrant teas that reflect the blue theme. All mothers will receive a complimentary jasmine macaron. It’s priced at Bt950-plus.
Or take on a culinary tour of Thailand at Spice Market with a special four-course set menu paired with Thai wine for both lunch and dinner. Fiery Thai curries and spicy soups are on offer, as well as traditional favourites and seafood delights. Each set is priced at Bt1,780-plus.
Italian restaurant Biscotti offers antipasti buffet to start, followed by a choice of mains served a la carte, including seafood and meats. Enjoy sweet temptations for dessert and coffee or tea. Each mother will receive a welcome drink on arrival. The dinner is priced at Bt1,900-plus per person.
Book a table at (02) 126 8866 or email email@example.com.
Brasserie Europa of the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates Mother’s Day with lunch and dinner buffets.
>> Brasserie Europa of the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates Mother’s Day with lunch and dinner buffets that allow mum to eat for free if accompanied by at least four other diners.
Available on August 12 only, the lunch and dinner buffets feature premium seafood and shellfish including New Zealand mussels, tiger prawns and snow crab claws as well as succulent sushi and sashimi at the Japanese counter.
Young guests are invited to join a Junior Cooking Class where they will make their own celebration cake to present to their mothers. They will also enjoy fun, games and activities under the close supervision of Kids’ Club staff. The Junior Cooking Class is available from noon to 2pm and free for all children whose families make reservations in advance.
The buffet is priced at Bt1,225-plus for adults (lunch) and Bt615-plus per child aged from 6 to 12 years, and Bt1,800-plus (dinner, adults) and Bt900 (dinner, child).
Make a reservation at (02) 162 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.