Moms often take care of their family’s meals all year around; well, now it’s time to shut off the oven, hide the apron, and close the kitchen door. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to take her out for the perfect meal – no cooking, no dishes, no fuss. If you’re a dad, take your special lady out for a nice family brunch or a date sans kids. If you’re a mom, take the guesswork out of Mother’s Day by tipping off your family to your favorite restaurants or passing on the options spotlighted on the opposite page.
Win an Air Purifier for Mother’s Day
For Mother’s Day, Aroma offers a parade of international selections in addition to its usual buffet brunch with Boston lobster, Norwegian salmon, French foie gras, Australian beef steak, and more. In addition, all Mother’s Day diners will have the chance to win an air purifier in a draw.
RMB 638/adult, RMB 318 for ages 6-12, free for kids under 6 (subject to 15 percent surcharge). May 11, 11.30 am-3pm. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District (5908 8161) 朝阳区华贸中心建国路甲83号北京丽思卡尔顿酒店
A Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Brunch
Let’s face it – moms can’t fully relax or enjoy their lunch until the kids are taken care of. Greenfish has a child-friendly selection that emphasizes nutrition and eye-catching presentations, including smiley face pizzas, mini-burgers, and organic veggies. There are also plastic plates and colorful tableware to make meal time fun and mess-free.
From RMB 588 for two adults and one child under age 12 (includes coffee, tea, soft drinks, and juice). Sat-Sun, 11.30am-2pm. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Xicheng District (6629 6999) 西城区金城坊东街1号北京金融街丽思卡尔顿酒店
Super Value Mother’s Day Fusion Menu
Grab another family and head to Wulixiang, which is designing a special Mother’s Day menu for tables of eight to ten people. The RMB 988 price tag includes free flow of local beer, juice, soft drinks, and tea. Grownups can enjoy the fusion of eastern and western cooking styles while the children play in Wulixiang’s Kid Corner.
RMB 988/table (subject to 15 percent surcharge). May 11, 11.30 am-2pm. Traders Upper East Hotel, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5907 8406, firstname.lastname@example.org) 朝阳区东四环北路2号北京上东盛贸饭店
Pink Mother’s Day
All moms will receive VIP treatment such as complimentary pink cocktails, flowers, and a special cake decorated just for her. All kids will have access to the Kerry Hotel Beijing’s Adventure Zone. Dads, please don’t get jealous. Take your lady out and all your hard work will pay off because you will receive a complimentary entry on the hotel’s Father’s Day Brunch.
RMB 428 (including soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea), RMB 538 (including non-alcoholic drinks, red and white wine, and champagne), RMB 214 for ages 6-12, and free for kids under 6. May 11, 11.30am-3pm. Kerry Hotel Beijing, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (8565 2088) 朝阳区光华路1号北京嘉里大饭店
If your family lives in Shunyi or would like to spend a day in the ‘burbs, there’s Hilton Beijing Capital Airport’s convenient and relatively affordable brunch. On Mother’s Day, the hotel’s selection includes foie gras, lobster, fine wines, and champagne.
RMB 428 (includes champagne, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks), RMB 368 (includes juice and soft drinks), RMB 184 for ages 6-11, free for kids under 6. May 11, 11.30am-3pm. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District (6450 4788) 朝阳区北京首都机场三号航站楼北京首都机场希尔顿酒店
Read Part 1 here.
Photos Courtesy of Kerry Hotel Beijing, Sofitel Wanda, and Ritz-Carlton Financial Street.
This article originally appeared on p32-33 of the beijingkids May 2014 issue. Check out the PDF version online at Issuu.com
The printed version of this article suggests moms eating for free at Kerry Hotel Beijing on Mother’s Day. We sincerely apologize for the mistake. The complimentary voucher received on Mother’s Day Brunch is only for free entry on the upcoming Father’s Day.