For Folklore’s An Ode To Mum menu, chef Damian D’Silva dug deep into his memories of his mum showing up with pots and tubs of home-cooked curries and meat dishes on family visits during his National Service days. He reminisces: “I was homesick and coupled with the kind of meals that I experienced in camp, it left me yearning for my mum’s cooking at home. With Mum’s dishes, I was the envy of every guy in camp. And I wasn’t about to share them.”
However, the chef will be giving diners a taste of these dishes now at the Singapore heritage restaurant. Highlights include Papaya Masak Titek (from $16), which comprises chunks of
half-ripened papaya cooked with rempah titek, dried prawns and salted fish, and Curry Ayam Pekat (from $16), a rich, aromatic curry perfumed with lemongrass, galangal, kencur, chillies and shallots. Available till 13 May.
Pamper Mum with a gastronomic treat from one-Michelin-starred modern European restaurant Saint Pierre. Chef Emmanuel Stroobant has put together a one-day-only four-course brunch menu ($88++ a person) to impress mums on their day off from the kitchen.
After nibbling on exquisite snacks such as braised eggplant in dashi and beetroot tartare, diners can move on to starters such as freshly harvested tomato confit (left), in-season white asparagus served with truffled foam and brioche crumbs or Atlantic lobster adorned with chervil flower and abalone espuma.
Mums dine for free at the one-Michelin-starred Indian restaurant when they share the meal with three others at the Mother’s Day brunch buffet ($46.90++) and four-course dinner ($70++). Only one mother is allowed in every group of four diners in order to enjoy this promotion.
Highlights of the 25-dish buffet include Malabar fish curry, Adraki mutton and paneer takatak. For dinner, impress Mum with modern Indian flavours in dishes such as Hyderabadi chicken kofta (minced chicken stuffed in quail eggs, top), herb lamb kebab with garlic cheese, blue cheese naan and Alphonso Mango Kulfi dessert.
Stand a chance to snag a coveted private cooking class with chef Manjunath Mural, who will dish out tips on cooking his signature chicken dum biryani. Brunch buffet is available on 12 and 13 May, while dinner is available on 13 May.
A love for cooking runs in the family for chef Heidi Flanagan of Origin Grill at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, who will team up with her mum, Patricia, for a Mother’s Day menu. The mother-and-daughter duo will showcase five family favourites (from $22) such as poached prawn and mango salad; lime-glazed king salmon fillet; chicken gratin with parsley, streaky bacon and panko crumbs.
Rounding up the feast on a sweet note, the Rocky Road and Cherry Cheesecake (left) features baked cheesecake blended with glazed cherries, topped with Mum’s handmade rocky road biscuits. Available from 11 to 13 May.
If Mum doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, the new Mother’s Day confections by this home-grown bakery chain should do the trick. The Neapo-Yam (from $39), a clever play on triple-flavoured Neapolitan ice cream, boasts pretty pastel pink, cream and purple-coloured sponge layers. The sweetness of the strawberry ganache and jam that are sandwiched in between the sponge layers is delicately balanced by the earthy yam paste.
The Ginger & Sweet Potato Cake (from $46, left) is inspired by the comforting dessert soup. The ethereally light cake has a low-sugar sponge cake frosted in sweet potato cream and sprinkled with grated ginger. Available till 31 May.