Sassy girls, we know the weather has been absolutely terrible lately; our hair has gained some extra volume with the humidity in the air, and we’re in the process of ruining yet another pair of shoes in Hong Kong’s puddles. We’ve had enough! The only thing getting us through April is the thought of a luxuriously long weekend over Easter. We’ve selected the best boozy brunches, sweet treats and staycations for you to look forward to… bring on the Easter bunny fun!
WINE AND DINE
The arrival of spring brings with it delicate and dainty food. But we at Sassy HQ enjoy a hearty and full meal! Wild Grass does organic, fresh food, and their Easter brunch is just that. The full spread includes a sea salt and garlic roasted New Zealand lamb leg, whole oven-baked halibut and roasted organic chicken! Our mouths are watering at the thought of some traditional British grub! We love giving back to you Sassy girls, so we’ve got an awesome giveaway too, where you can win this fabulous brunch for two. Simply fill in the form below!
When: 19-20 April
Where: 1/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $368 per person (+10%), add $238 for three hours of prosecco, house wine, beer, juice and soft drinks. $180 for kids. You can win an Easter Brunch for two at Wild Grass (worth $1,200), simply fill in your deets below to enter.
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Easter at the Excelsior
The Excelsior is going all out this Easter with an enormous set of buffet options at both restaurants, Café on the 1st and ToTT’s and Roof Terrace! There’s slow cooked lamb shoulder, baked leek and lobster pasta and caramel-filled Easter buns on the menu… along with a visit from the Easter Bunny! At ToTT’s and Roof Terrace there’s free-flow Veuve Clicquot, braised Welsh lamb, poached eggs with truffle hollandaise and a host of chocolate-inspired sweets…mmmm
When: 19-20 April, Brunch at Café on the 1st: 11.30am- 3pm, Brunch at ToTT’s: 12pm-2:30pm 6pm-9.30pm, Dinner at ToTT’s: 12pm-2.30pm
Where: Café on the 1st, 1/F The Excelsior and ToTT’s and Roof Terrace, 34/F The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2837 6786
How much: Café on the 1st brunch – Adults: $308, Children: $188. Dinner- Adults: $508, Children: $288. ToTT’s brunch; Adults $648; Children $348
Easter in Italy is a huge occasion, and the Messrs at Messina do know how to put on a show! The menu this year showcases a set of fabulous, authentic offerings from sea urchin panna cotta and king crab to start, to breaded lamb rack, eggplant and tomato parmigiana and turbot baked in puff pastry. Hooray for extravagant eating this Easter!
When: 15-21 April
Where: 5/F, The Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
How much: $680 for four courses, $880 for five courses and $1,080 for six courses
Get us to the Greek!
The Greeks are all about indulging in great food, and Greek resto Souvla has devoted Easter Sunday to doing just that. Indulge in the salad, dessert and meat buffet, and once full (if that’s even a possibility!) join in the traditional Greek Easter game of Tsougrisma. The winner is said to receive a year of good luck!
When: 20 April
Where: 1/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 40 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $168 per person
208 reasons to brunch…
One of our favourite Italian joints, 208 Duecento Otto, is having a brunch deal over Easter weekend! Lazily graze on some rustic Italian dishes from Chef Alan’s new spring menu, including bruschetta loaded with king prawns, a sumptuous seafood ravioli and for dessert, a traditional Neopolitan ricotta tart. Sounds delicious! If you’ve got guests in town with kids, 208 is also setting up a Bambino Playroom to keep them entertained while you dine.
When: 12pm-2.30pm on 18, 19 & 20 April, 11am-3pm on 20 April
Where: 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Check out the prices on the brunch menu here
An egg-shell-ent brunch
Brunch is reaching new heights (literally!) at Hong Kong’s iconic tourist spot, Café Deco Bar & Grill. Situated on the Peak, this classic HK restaurant has got breathtaking views which you can enjoy whilst feasting on their tantalising Easter brunch. With dishes that include Canadian sea urchin, and of course, indulgent desserts, this is one Easter celebration you won’t forget!
When: 20-21 April
Where: The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Hong Kong
How much: $568 for adults and $238 for kids
Calling all chocaholics…
Love chocolate? Café Deco’s sister restaurant in Elements, Café Deco Pizzeria, is having its first-ever Chef’s Special Easter Chocolate Table. We’re talking decadent chocolate treats, including a much-loved chocolate fountain, chocolate crème brulee, and chocolate marble cheesecake which will have you forgetting about dinner altogether! We love our chocolate… so this is like a dream come true!
When: 20 and 21 April, 12noon to 9.30pm
Where: Shop 1005, Elements, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: add $88 to your meal to indulge in the Chocolate Table
As the weather heats up, we’re looking to cool down, and Yo Mama has us covered with some delicious froyo. If you’re looking for a choccie fix, Yo Mama will fashion your tub into a cute Easter Egg Bunny Garden, complete with bunny butter cookies, green sprinkles and mini chocolate Easter eggs! Cute!
When: While stocks last
Where: Yo Mama stalls across Hong Kong. Shop 1091, Podium Level 1, IFC, Central; 16 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai; F 01-02 Lab Concept, Queensway Plaza, Admiralty; Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay; Shop G405 Ming Kung Mansion, 22 Tai Koo Shing Road, Tai Koo Shing, Hong Kong
Still craving something sweet? Then the Easter Weekend Family Tea Set at Galley Café & Dining is one for the diary. Handmade treats and tasty savouries are on the menu, as well as orange and lemon Bunny cookies! The alfresco vibe will have you hankering for a glass of Prosecco to accompany these tasty light bites.
When: 18-21 April
Where: Unit 208, L2, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $358
Pretty pastel pleasures
It’s time to inject some colour into our wardrobes! Spring is here and Swiss brand Sal y Limon has launched a range of bangles in pastel shades. Banish the muted greys, browns and blacks of winter and treat yourself to some wrist candy.
Where: UG1A, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong with pop up stores all over town!
We love retailer Tommy Bahama, and we think we love it more so during Easter. The store is giving out free macaroons with purchases over $1,000 at the Marlin Bar! They’ll also give a technological twist to the classic egg hunt by hiding Easter egg QR codes in their flagship store. Anyone who finds one will receive $200 off on purchases more than $1,000. Happy shopping!
When: Macaroons will be handed out from 18-21 April, and the Easter egg QR code hunt is running in their flagship Wanchai branch from 14-25 April
Where: 60-66 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
How much: Spend over $1,000 to receive goodies
Crazy for chocolate? Then you know Godiva is among one of the top chocolatiers in town! This Easter, the Belgian cocoa masters are launching a flowery, bunny-inspired Spring collection that promises to please all you praline princesses!
Where: Shop 1029-30, ifc mall, Central (tel: 2805-0518)
Small and bite-sized, mini chocolate eggs are the perfect little treats at Easter. Pierre Hermé Paris has created three collections of mini chocolate eggs for the holiday, which come in an assortment of milk, dark and praline.
When: Available from early April
Where: Shop 1019C, Podium Level One, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong and Shop 2410, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
How much: $220 for a 220-gram box
Her name was Lola…
Indeed it was, but she didn’t have yellow feathers in her hair! Lola is in fact a high-heeled wearing, cheongsam-adorning chocolate hippo that’s on display at the Langham Place! Sculpted by chocolatiers from Vero and the pastry pros at the hotel, you can meet Lola as part of the hotel’s Easter room package. Three nights’ stay is included over the holidays, a typically British buffet for two at The Place, and pink Easter cocktails for two at The Backyard.
When: 10-30 April
Where: 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Easter eggsploration at Sha Tin
The Hyatt Regency in Sha Tin is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The EXPLORE accommodation package at the resort includes breakfast and afternoon tea, as well as an upgrade to a Harbour View room. At $1,910 per room for two, it’s the perfect Easter indulgence! After all, Easter wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t indulge in some sweet treats. Better yet, throughout April the Patisserie at the Hyatt Regency has a collection of Easter cupcakes available, including ones with chocolate or if you’re feeling fruity, ones with strawberry jam and green apple puree in them.
When: The EXPLORE accommodation package is applicable from 18-21 April; the Easter cupcake collection is available throughout April
Where: 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: EXPLORE accommodation package: $1,910 per room for two, Easter collection cupcakes start from $36
One of Sassy’s favourite clubs, Boujis, are having themed Easter parties over the long weekend! With Faboujis egg prizes, naughty rabbits and an Easter hunt, expect a jam-packed night of Easter partying! To top it all off, if you wear your sexiest bunny outfit you could win a bottle of bubbly!
When: 10pm, 18-19 April
Where: Car Po Commercial Bldg, 37-43 Pottinger St, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!