Mother’s Day is just one month away. What will you be giving to mommy dearest this year? In our family, Mother’s Day is one of the significant occasion besides Chines New Year and birthdays. Whether you’re thinking of restaurant treat – Chinese or Western cuisine, or a facial spa, recently I checked out 3 great places (in no particular order) to recommend for the woman we love.
1. The Royal Mail – British cuisine for Her Highness, the Queen of the family
A fine dining British cuisine destination that serves interpretations of classics with a modern twist, where roasts and prime rib take centre stage. The Royal Mail transports guests back in time with a touch of Old World elegance.
If you have received your mid-year bonus from work, this is the place to bring the person you love – be it your mom or your significant other to, for causal fine dining western cuisine. I highly recommend a weekend brunch for mom, or after 6 dinner with your date.
Must try items are the Pan Seared Foie Gras, Sous Vide Half Maine Lobster, Beef Short Rib, Deboned Fish of the Day (serves 2 pax), Lobster Linguine and Kurobuta Pork Chop, and their desserts!
Starters priced from $13 onwards, main courses range between $28-$68 per serving, sides from $8 onwards, desserts from $13-$$15 per person. For two persons sharing, the cost will be around $100 to $150. Order their starter – foie gras or lobster, select deboned fish and beef short ribs as main course, and share one of their sinfully yummy desserts.
The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is located at The Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247. Visit their Facebook or website www.theroyalmail.sg for more information. Call 6509 3589 for reservation. Open on Monday – Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serves breakfast and dinner on Saturday, and only available for breakfast on Sunday & public holiday.
Pan Seared Foie Gras ($24), highly recommended
Lightly Seared Beef Tenderloin ($20), looks good but try it only when you want variety
Sous Vide Half Maine Lobster ($24), recommended but my first choice is still foie gras
Roasted Deboned Fish of the Day ($52), recommended and good pairing to share with a red meat
Getting served the Deboned Fish of the Day
Kurobuta Pork Chop ($48), recommended for pork lovers
Lobster Linguine ($28), very reasonably priced. The grey bubble-like is actually Squid Ink Espuma.
Roast Prime Rib (Classic Cut, 280g) at $58. I would highly recommend the Braised Beef Short Rib ($36) instead, the latter is more tender. Photo not available.
Side dishes (from left clockwise) – Braised Green Lentil du Puy ($8), Sauteed Chestnut & Grapes ($12), Casserole of Mushrooms ($8), and Baked White bean Ragout Pot Pie ($10). Nothing particularly outstanding with the sides.
Foreground – Banoffee Tart ($13). Background – Eton Mess ($15).
Chocolate Fondant ($18)
Red House Seafood at Prinsep Street – Chinese seafood dinner for the Matriarch of your house
Maybe western dining is not your thing. Then, come to Red House where they’re celebrating their 38th Anniversary with new seafood creations and set menus. Its seafood are sourced from Scotland and flown in three times a week to maintain freshness.
Red House’s 38th Anniversary ‘Modern’ Anniversary Set Dinner offers seven courses at $388 for 6 persons. Inclusive of a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut champagne OR Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze 2010 premium French white wine OR two jugs of Tiger Beer .Valid till 30 June 2014 at Prinsep Street outlet only.
There isn’t anything that I don’t like about their ‘modern’ set dinner. The Chilled Spicy Whelks, Scottish Blue Lobster Coated with Sweet Mayonnaise, Garlic Steamed Megrim Fish, Scottish Brown Crabs in White Pepper, and Oyster ‘Yuan Yang’ Hor Fun are worth the extra calories on my cheat day. I highly recommend the champagne or white wine which pairs very well with the seafood.
If you’re looking for a smaller affair, then try their new five-course set lunch at only $38 for two persons. Available daily, this super value for money set lunch comes with Dim Sum Basket of Siew Mai, Mixed Mushroom Dumpling, Scallop & Chives Dumping, Oven-Baked Char Siew Pau, Creamy Custard Prawns, Oyster ‘Yuan Yang’ Hor Fun, Fried Daily Greens and homemade Durian Mochi.
Red House’s flagship outlet is located at 68 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188661. Visit their website www.redhouseseafood.com for more information. Call 6336 6080 for reservations. Open for lunch & dinner from Monday to Friday, and all day-dining on Saturday, Sunday & public holiday.
Additional notes: They have two other outlets located at East Coast Seafood Centre and The Quayside. Red House is voted “Best Chili Crab 2008” by Time Out Singapore Magazine. Another must try is their new Chili Crab Baos, order them to complement your meal (not included in set lunch or dinner).
Chilled Spicy Whelks ($35, ala carte)
Chili Crab Bao (3 for $8), available during lunch only. Not included in set lunch. Highly recommended.
Garlic Steamed Megrim Fish ($100 per kg, ala carte)
Scottish Blue Lobster Coated with Sweet Mayonnaise ($148 per kg, ala carte)
Scottish Brown Crabs in White Pepper ($58 per kg, ala carte)
Spicy Seafood Combination ($28 / $42 / $56, ala carte)
Oyster ‘Yuan Yang’ Hor Fun ($20, ala carte)
Durian Mochi, made with REAL durian inside!
Chilled Lime Sherbet with Lemongrass Jelly ($6.80) and Chilled Mango Pomelo with Sago ($4.80)
LPG Treatment at Spa Elements (ION Orchard) for My Fair Lady and her anti-aging combat
With 30 years of skin expertise, LPG from France has created a revolutionary way to re-plump hallowed cheeks, firm up sagging skin or even detoxify skin with the Endermolift New Generation. I discovered this new technology at Beauty Asia 2014 and very impressed that it is a 100% natural solution and results are obvious after just 10-30 minutes of treatment.
At first I was skeptical, it took at least 3 treatments at Sylvia Skin Atelier to show some improvements on my face. I’m pleasantly surprised that within just 30 minutes of Emdermolift treatment my dark eye circles and acne are significantly reduced. There is no regret going for the detox treatment instead of anti-aging as recommended by Spa Elements’ consultant. With over 40 different treatments, there is a suitable solution to boost your tissue stimulation.
My mother will be very happy to know that Endermolift naturally stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid by 80%. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in our body. It has important action on hydration and volume and renowned for its anti-aging qualities.
LPG treatment starts from $200 for 10 minutes on target area treatment. I tried the LPG Classic 30.60 (Detox) which includes cleanse, steam, 30 minutes of LPG, premium mask, protection at $450 for 60 minutes. Spa Elements also have a couple room, so you can either bring your mommy and have facial together or have a relaxing time with your significant other.
Spa Elements at ION is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-30 ION Orchard, Singapore 238 801. Visit their Facebook for updates or website www.elements.com.sg for more information. Call 6738 3788 or SMS 9059 8188 to make an appointment. Spa Elements is open daily. More information on LPG Endermolift treatment can be found at www.lpgsystems.com
Directions to Spa Elements ION: From level 1, take the lift next to Valentio and go to Basement 1. Spa Elements is located near Forever 21, Popeyes Chicken, Swensen’s above Orchard MRT Station.
Left face before detox
Left face after LPG Endermolift New Generation treatment
Right face before detox
Right face after LPG Endermolift treatment
Coincidentally, I received this infographic from City Square Mall that contains interesting Mother’s Day stats you may never knew. For example, did you know, that the total amount of money spent on Mother’s Day cards annually is $671 million? 🙂
Free F&B Giveaway!
4 sets of $30 ramen vouchers for giveaway! Treat your mommy dearest for free. Simply comment below and share what you will be doing for your mom on Mother’s Day. Remember to key in your email, Twitter / Instagram for me to contact you. Follow my Twitter or Instagram @MalcolmSunny, for extra $10 voucher if you win. Giveaway closes on 30 April 2014.