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Sassy Mama’s Guide to Easter Events 2015

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Easter is a holiday filled with excitement and (much-needed) rejuvenation, and Sassy Mama has eggs-pert advice on the ideal spots to celebrate in Hong Kong! We’ve hunted all over town for these gems, from boozy brunches to egg-inspired festivities and local spring-scapes.

Easter Eats

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Easter Dim Sum Workshop
Hop on over to Social Place to take part in this tasty workshop, where you’ll get to create these adorable Easter Bunny Dumplings (pictured above) and Carrot Puffs. Then, indulge in an afternoon tea set with truffle shiitake buns, aged balsamic chicken wings, vegetable dumplings, and of course, your own fantastic creations. Workshop is in Cantonese with English translation.

When: Saturday, 4 April – Monday, 6 April
Where: 2/F, The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $399 per person, free for kids under 12 (one kid only, additional kids are $180 / person); supplement of $50 for free-flow of soft drinks, orange juice and soybean milk

A Proper British Easter Brunch
Spring has sprung at Aberdeen Street Social, a thoroughly modern take on British cuisine. Get your egg fix on with Aberdeen Street’s famous Lobster Benedict and Social Brunch Steak with fried egg and roasted tomatoes. Delight in Chef Chris Whitmore’s specially crafted Easter nibbles, like hot cross buns, Easter chocolate bars, and Homemade Easter eggs. Top it all off with the “Bloodiest” cocktails in town – a spin on your typical Bloody Mary drink with a selection of different spirits.

When: Friday, 3 April – Tuesday, 7 April
Where: G/F PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

Meat-licious Brunch
All is good in the world when Blue Butcher is treating you to the most savoury brunch in town. Succulent mains include the signature Dry Aged Black Angus Burger, Dry Age Roast of the Day, or the French Free Range Chicken with pearl onions and baby carrots. A must-try is the irresistible chocolate desert – the new Trio of Chocolate Brownies.

When: Sunday, 5 April
Where: 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $390 per adult with free flow drinks packages available, $160 per kid from 3 to 11 years old

Tokoro’s signature minced chicken skewer

An Eggs-traordinary Feast
Feast like a queen at Tokoro — Robatayaki & Sushi Bar, a copious buffet of Japan’s best dishes, free-flowing sake and craft beers. Start off with tempura and mouthwatering skewers fresh from the open Robata grill, and enjoy popular sushi and sashimi eats. With five savoury main courses to choose from, you’ll be filled to the brim – but just enough to save room for dessert. Finish off on a sweet note with red bean paste buns and green tea custard Easter chocolate eggs.

When: Saturday, 4 April and Sunday, 5 April
Where: 3F, Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How much: $468 per adult, $328 per child aged 4-12

El-egg-ant Easter Party
Revel in the finest Parisian food and hospitality this Easter at Cocotte. Festive dishes include a caviar omelette, truffled egg florentine, and an egg, butter and creme-filled Easter burger. Taste some of their sinfully delicious desserts, including the Brioche pain perdu, chocolat fondue, and Easter chocolate eggs. Booze schmooze on their free-flow drink specials while the kids enjoy an Easter egg hunt, the lucky golden-egg finder receiving a bottle of Perrier Jouet (for parents, of course)!

When: Easter weekend
Where: 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong

Pasqua at 208
Nothing beats an Italian Easter – or Pasqua – at 208, with a never-ending assortment of food and drinks. Unwind over a leisurely brunch while kids munch on complimentary chocolate- and candy-filled Easter eggs in the Bambino Playroom. Spring into Chef Alan’s rustic dishes with fresh ingredients like asparagus and porcini, as well as savoury bits like fresh pecorino, kid goat ragu and roasted suckling pig. Feed that sweet craving with the grand finale of Italian desserts, the Neapolitan pastiera with chocolate and hazelnuts.

When: Easter weekend
Where: 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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My Big Fat Greek Easter
An appetiser buffet of classic hot and cold dishes and whole rumps of marinated meat on a spit is what’s on this Easter at Souvla, Hong Kong’s ultimate Greek establishment. Topping off this sensory overload is an entire dessert buffet, including the sought-after Tsoureki, a traditional soft Easter braided bread. Adding to the fun is the game of “red eggs”, Tsougrisma, where the winner is said to have good luck for the year. With one of the greatest value-for-money deals in town, your best bet is to book in advance.

When: Sunday, 5 April
Where: 1/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 40 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $295 per person

A Taste of the Tropics 
An island-fusion feast awaits you at Limewood with an expansive brunch of barbecued Southeast Asian, Hawaiian, Latin American and Caribbean eats. With starters ranging from Spicy Yellow Fin Tuna Ceviche to Daily Fresh Oysters, and a choice of seven different main courses (coconut cream french toast, anyone?), you’ll be in for the most eclectic foodie excursion in Hong Kong.

When: Sunday, 5 April
Where: G/F The Pulse Shop 103-104, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $440 per adult with free flow drinks packages available, $160 per child from 3 to 11 years old

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Fatty Crab Easter Brunch
Hunt for new egg dishes on Fatty Crab’s Easter brunch menu – a fun take on an Easter Egg Hunt for mum and pop! Brunch is available from Good Friday to Easter Sunday from 11:30am-4pm, with pitchers of “Spring Punch” available for $300, free-flow options for $200 / person, and a la carte options ranging from $50-190. Don’t miss the eggs!

When: 3-5 April
Where: 11-13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices range for a la carte options

Kids’ Easter Party at Frites
Easter is a family affair at Frites Quarry Bay, a Belgian-style restaurant with spacious room for kids to play. A complimentary magic show, Easter egg hunt, and a visit by none other than the Easter Bunny himself will keep the little ones entertained while you try the extensive à la carte offerings.

When: Sunday, 5 April
Where: G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Hong Kong

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Froyo Easter Basket
Your holiday just got hoppier with Yo Mama’s edible Easter Bunny Basket. An Easter bunny cookie, marshmallow archway, Cadbury mini eggs and your choice of Tiramisu or Oreo cookie “soil” all make this froyo masterpiece too pretty to eat. With all the pastel coloured fixings and Easter candy galore, each bite is guaranteed to be a taste bud party.

When: Until Monday, 6 April
Where: Yo Mama stalls across Hong Kong
How much: $39 for regular, $46 for large size

Sharing is Caring
Get the essence of Spain’s authentic sharing culture at the Mira Moon with Chef Guillermo Delavault’s decadent 5-course Super Tapas set. Start off with bites of lobster croquetas, tuna tataki and slow cooked egg. Main courses include delicious pan fried seabass and the tender Easter lamb chop, a long held holiday tradition. Dessert includes hot milk chocolate alongside a Super Special Prosecco and Classic Bucks Fizz Cocktails, ensuring indulgence each step of the meal.

When: Saturday, 4 April – Monday, 6 April
Where: 3F, 388 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $450

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Confectionary Dreams
Passion’s pastry chef extraordinaire Gérard Dubois is at it again, his careful attention to detail injected into stunning chocolate egg masterpieces, delicious pastries, and celebratory desserts. Not to be missed is the ‘Easter Egger’ chicken–a milk, dark, and white chocolate masterpiece crafted with designs, including a painted golden egg inside a dark chocolate one. Other amplified pastries include the hot cross buns infused with aromatic notes of fruit peel, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

When: Until Friday, 3 April
Where: Passion shops around Hong Kong

Fresh and fulFILLing 
An unlimited starter buffet, main course, and dessert will leave you happily rolling out of Fish & Meat’s sumptuous Easter brunch. Be sure to hit up the Buttermilk Pancakes station, as well as Chef Russell’s Bacon and Leek Quiche for that comfort food fix. On a sweet note, your little ones will also receive Easter candy upon arrival, making this a memorable meal for the family.

When: Sunday, 5 April
Where: 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $390 per person with free flow drinks packages available, $160 per kid from 3 to 11 years old

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Italian Buffet Brunch at Spasso
Italian buffet brunch? Say no more. This Easter, Spasso hosts a divinely decadent meal featuring traditional Italian favourites with fresh spring ingredients. Enjoy a torta pasqualina – an Easter tart – as well as a variety of pies, lamb and goat dishes. Don’t miss the hard-boiled egg decorating competition for young ones – the winner will receive a $1,000 voucher to redeem at any Divino Group restaurants!

When: Saturday, 4 April & Sunday, 5 April
Where: G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $348 for adults, $228 for kids aged 6-12, FREE for kids under six

Weekend Brunch at DiVino Patio
A spring feast is in store for you at Divino Patio, where seasonal specialties include a spit-roast baby goat and eggs a la minute – a selection of eggs cooked in a variety of ways. Children can play in the designated kids area with the chance to partake in an egg decorating contest, getting the chance to win a $1,000 voucher to redeem at any Divino Group restaurants.

When: Saturday, 4 April & Sunday, 5 April
Where: Shop 11, 1/F BRIM28, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $368 for adults, $168 for kids

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Super Fin De Brunch
A premier Spanish culinary experience awaits you at Boqueria. This year, Chef Robert is preparing a special seafood spread inclusive of a roaming cart piled high with the freshest local catch and succulent seafood tapas. Usual brunch offerings like giant paella, suckling pig, grilled veggies, and cured meats are also up for grabs, making this whirlwind of a meal an unforgettable one.

When: Friday, 3 April – Tuesday, 7 April
Where: 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $288 per person

Easter at Dada
For a family-friendly tea party, pop on by Dada Bar + Lounge, which is turning into an “Alice in Wonderland” this holiday with a bespoke buffet and bubbly indulgences. Each of the four private rooms at Dada will be transformed into an Alice in Wonderland backdrop over the Easter weekend, with magic shows, balloon twisting, Easter egg hunting and movie screenings.

When: 4-5 April
Where: 2/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
How much: $290 for adults and $178 for kids 

Extra Easter Goodies

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Smurfs Live!
While there may not be an Easter parade in Hong Kong, watching the Smurfs Spring Parade Live on Stage comes quite close. This Easter weekend, your favourite people in blue take the stage in a fun and spring-filled musical your family will be sure to dance and sing along to.

When: Thursday, 2 April – Sunday, 5 April
Where: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $250 and are available from www.hkticketing.com or by calling 31 288 288.

In the Land of Easter
In celebration of its 1st Easter, The Pulse at Repulse Bay has invited local illustrator Ethel Chow, the brainchild of Bunny Whispers, to showcase all her creations. Bunny Whispers wall paintings, 100 Easter leaves hanging ceiling ornaments, an Easter tree decorated with Bunny Whispers, and a bouncy castle to top it all off are just some of the elements needed to transform your child’s world into a fairytale. Giveaways also include exclusive Bunny Whispers plush toys – don’t leave without one. In addition, Ethel will be hosting four DIY Bunny Whispers headband making workshops at The Pulse, ideal for your young lady. Be sure to join by making any purchase at The Pulse!

When: Until Saturday, 11 April
Where: The Pulse L2, Shop 202, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

First Code AppJamming Camp
Break the stir-craze of spring break by sending your child to First Code Easter Camp – a weeklong flagship AppJamming program tailor-made for your upper primary and junior secondary schooler. A total learn-by-play atmosphere, students will learn the ropes in programming through group activities, letting them create their own apps!

When: Monday, 6 April to Friday, 10 April
Where: 701, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Australian International School. 3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $4,900

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Gaga for Godiva
Your taste buds will swoon over Godiva’s 2015 Easter collection, a basketful of your favourite Easter goodies covered in decadent chocolate. Mini chocolate eggs, rabbits, and chicks all come in signature Godiva gift boxes, not to mention colourful large sequined eggs.

When: Ongoing
Where: Godiva chocolatier shops all over Hong Kong

FUN Easter Carnival
Fun for the whole family is what the Hullett House has in store for you this Easter–carnival. Highlights include an Easter bunny meet-and-greet, clown juggling show, and a candy corner with over 50 types of Swedish candies. Dabble into some creativity with art workshops in collaboration with the Find Arts Studio . Take a break from the festivities at The Parlour, which includes an EGGSTATIC station of egg specialties, a luxurious seafood station, and a selection of Easter-inspired desserts.

When: Friday, 3 April – Monday, 6 April
Where: Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Easter brunch at The Parlour is $738 for adults including free-flow champagne, and $358 for children including free flow fresh & soft drinks

Easter Panda Hunt
The Easter Panda is on the loose, hiding 1,000 eggs in restaurants around town for all you foodies out there. On behalf of the online food delivery service foodpanda, one very lucky diner will be rewarded with a $5,000 foodpanda voucher – that’s free lunch for two months! Other prizes include $500, $300 foodpanda vouchers, candies, and much more.

When: Saturday, 4 April & Sunday, 5 April
Where: Check here for a complete list of participating restaurants

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Easter Feaster
The Mira Hong Kong has created the ultimate kid-friendly itinerary this holiday. While you indulge in the Easter Feaster Brunch Buffet, your children can star in a talent contest, with prizes for each contestant. In The Ballroom, a bouncy castle for your little bunnies to hop around is the perfect way to release that sugar-high from the chocolate desert buffet. With activities ranging from hanging with the Easter bunny and egg hunting to watching a magic show and body painting, there are zero limits to what your little ones will delight in.

When: Sunday, 15 April
Where: 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $520 for adults, $420 for kids

Easter Egg Makeup Party
Amid the bunnies, vivid colours, and heaps of chocolate, the meaning of hope and renewal in Easter often gets swept under the rug. For the first time, Habitat for Humanity partners up with Ovolo Hotel Southside to throw an Easter Egg Makeup Party–a meaningful occasion in an ultra-swanky location. Have a relaxing, joyful afternoon with your children, letting them create their own egg masterpieces! All donations go directly to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, whose mission is to provide quality homes for those in need.

When: Friday, 3 April
Where: Cirqle Restaurant, 64 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $150 per person

Easter Staycations & Holidays

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Auberge Discovery Bay is one of our favourite family-friendly destinations in Hong Kong, and they have no shortage of fun-filled Easter activities to keep kiddos hoppin’ over the holidays. Check out their large outdoor Easter Carnival at Cafe bord de Mer Terrace with a bouncy castle, magic show, balloon twisting, face painting and many egg-citing game booths. They’re also offering a fabulous staycation package if you want to make a weekend of it, including one ticket to the “Discovery Bay Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach”, a 2-night stay in a Mountain Room, daily buffet breakfast for 2 adults, lunch or dinner buffet, and five Easter Carnival game coupons (starting at $4,088 up).

When: Easter Carnival is from 11am-6pm, 3-7 April
Where: 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Entry to the carnival is free, a set of 10 game coupons cost $100; Staycation package starting from $4,088 

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Home for the Holidays
Time is of the essence, and what better way to spend it than at a local luxe escape at The Peninsula with the fam? This real Suite Experience gives your fam the privilege of relaxing in their supreme spas and nourishing that sweet tooth at the Peninsula Boutique– a haven of delectable Easter confections. Choose from various specialty menus from their several restaurants for your Easter brunch, all complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny to woo your little ones.

When: Friday, 3 April – Monday, 6 April
Where: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: From $8,380

A FANtastic Retreat
The Mandarin Oriental does Easter this year complete with all the Easter fixings. Choose from different accommodation packages, and let them do all the pampering. Fun for the fam includes an egg hunt and egg-painting session, as well as a visit from the Easter bunny to take photos. The Clipper Lounge’s Rose Sunday Brunch will be even better too! Make a stop at the Mandarin Cake Shop to get the best in Easter chocolate treats.

When: Easter weekend
Where: 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Package starts at $3,700; $748 for adults, $400 for kids, FREE for kids under 3!

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A Five-Star Eggs-perience
A getaway never seemed so close. Treat your family to The Langham this Easter, where you have several accommodation choices and delicious meal options. The Bostonian will be turned into an Easter retreat complete with a foie gras station, oysters from all over the world, and a chocolate fountain. Kids will dig the selection of comfort foods available, from mini hotdogs to quail eggs and chicken burgers. Getting into the holiday spirit comes with an egg painting and cupcake decorating sessions, not to be missed.

When: Until Tuesday, 7 April
Where: 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $2,288 for Grand Room, &2,838 for Langham Club Room. Easter brunch is priced at HK$608 per adult and HK$368 per child

Golden Easter Getaway
Whether you’re celebrating with your family or significant other, Hong Kong’s Gold Coast Hotel has the sweetest accommodation deals. Choose from the or the Easter Escape Room Package or Easter Family Room Package, which includes Easter themed carnival activities like Easter bunny hop races, egg hunts and many more! With the hotel transformed into a spring wonderland, you’ll love the Easter dinner buffet complete with chocolate lollipops, bunny cupcakes and carrot cake with Papabubble rock candies.

When: Thursday, 2 April – Saturday, 11 April
Where: 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Hong Kong
How much: From $1,198

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Grand Hyatt Homestay
A value-packed accommodation offer is exactly what you’ll be getting this holiday with a homestay at the Grand Hyatt. Your weekend includes (several) trips to The Chocolatier, a confectionary playhouse, and a date at Plateau Spa. Your Easter Sunday brunch comes with a festive atmosphere at any of their three restaurants, colourful chocolate eggs, bunnies, and all. Your kids will love the ‘Easter Kiddies’ programe, an itinerary filled with balloon twisting and egg hunting.

When: Friday, 3 April
Where: 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong

Island Egg-scape
Those looking for a real getaway from the Kong can celebrate a remarkable weekend at Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya. Nestled in Hainan Island’s white sand strip, this grand beachfront resort boasts an Easter Weekend Package– a minimum two-night stay with breakfast for two, Easter Dinner at Café K, and a discounted spa treatment. Activities including egg painting, poolside BBQ fun, beach bonfires, and live entertainment, ensuring quality family time in a tropical ambience.

When: Thursday, 2 April – Tuesday, 7 April
Where: No.2 Haitang North Road, 572013 Sanya, Hainan Island, China
How much: CN¥ 1,300 for a Premier Inland View Room, CN¥ 1,500 for an Ocean View Room

Tropical Holiday
Hop away to a tropical destination egg-scape at one of the family-friendly Belmond properties in Bali, Koh Samui, Cambodia and Yangon. Packages are available from the end of March to the second week of April at one of five resorts. You’re sure to have a relaxing family holiday at the Belmond Jimbaran Puri in Bali, where you’ll enjoy one of their Garden View Cottage Suites, or check into the Belmond Napasai in Koh Samui, where the Easter Family Bliss Package allows you to enjoy luxury accommodation for 2 adults and 2 kids, daily breakfast, and a fruit carving or pastry making session for the kiddos. More fun awaits at Belmond La Résidence Phou VaoBelmond La Résidence d’Angkor or Belmond Governor’s Residence in Yangon – all with special Easter family packages.

When: Easter packages available from last week of March through 2nd week of April. 
How much: Check out the Belmond website for information. 

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