This May 14, show your mom how much she means to you with art, music and of course, food. If you're a mother yourself, celebrate the special day with your nearest and dearest at one of the following locations.
This Mother’s Day, Belle-Vue at Grand Hyatt Shenzhen will present a lavish spread of seafood and steaks at an excellent value. This special set menu will feature all-you-can-eat appetizers, including fresh-shucked oysters, lobsters and other starters; choice of a main course, either premium steak or seafood; and a dessert from the presentation counter — all for only RMB588 per person (subject to a 15 percent service charge). Guests are encouraged to take this opportunity to enjoy excellent value and indulge in a sumptuous dinner on this special day.
May 14, 6-10pm; RMB588 per person (plus a 15 percent service charge). Belle-Vue.
For a good solid Mother's Day meal, look no further than George & Dragon. Moms and offspring alike can choose between a seafood platter of fish, crab cake and shrimp (RMB288), or the traditional Sunday roast meal — all kinds of BBQed meats along with Yorkshire pudding and sides for RMB108.
May 14, 12-10pm; RMB108, 288. George & Dragon.
Treat your mom to a European-style buffet including Iberian ham, Viennese salami, Bavarian meatloaf, and mussels Provencal. For dessert, another lineup of Old World favorites: raspberry napoleon, Bavarian strudel, panna cotta and pear puff pastry. To sweeten the deal even more, mothers get 50 percent off.
May 14, 11.30-2pm lunch, 5.30-9.30 dinner; RMB208 for lunch, RMB328 for dinner plus 10 percent service fee and six percent tax. Kempinski Hotel.
Our sister publication Urban Family is partnering with HarMoniCare to offer a morning and early afternoon packed with activities, including a sightseeing tour to Nantou Ancient City Museum and Guandi Temple. Not only will the day be educational, it'll also be fun. After a tour of the center, younger guests can enjoy making their own Mother's Day cards, decorating cupcakes and playing games.
May 14, 10.30am-1pm; RMB100 for adults, free for kids. HarMoniCare Women & Children's Hospital.
Nowadays, how to prepare and present a memorable Mother’s Day for parents has become a hot topic on social media platforms. Among many opinions, dining out with mum seems to be the one of the most popular approaches to achieve it. Thus, Marco Polo Shenzhen has elaborately prepared a special Sunday brunch just for Mother’s Day. Fine live barbeque, fresh seafood, sushi, house special noodles and many more will be served within the menu set.
Treat your beloved mama at Marriott Nanshan this Sunday with free flow of sparkling rose, as well as a glass of Perrier Joust as a welcome toast. A special buffet brunch will be served at Nanshan Kitchen and all mothers will leave with a special gift.
May 14, noon-3pm; RMB599 (plus a 15 percent service charge). Marriot Nanshan.
Does your mom wax nostalgic over classic Chinese movies? If so, she'll be a big fan of this concert, featuring singers belting out hits from the movies of yesteryear. Invite your mom to relive some old school tunes, or score major points with your parents-in-law.
May 14, 8pm; RMB120-380. Shenzhen Concert Hall.
Savor a lavish buffet at The Show Kitchen with special treats for mom. All guests who dine during dinner will be entered to win a limited-edition Bao Bao Issey Miyake in a lucky draw, while all mothers can enjoy exclusive Häagen-Dazs rose-raspberry-lychee ice cream and double-boiled Indian tree gel served with a mini pumpkin, specially presented by The Show Kitchen’s chefs.
May 14, 5.30-10pm; RMB498 per person (plus a 15 percent service charge). The Show Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Shenzhen.
Taste Moment is putting together a Mother's Day to remember, first with a class teaching the art of Ikenabana, an ancient Japanese method of arranging flowers. Later, some of Shenzhen's finest French cooking is waiting for you and your mom with a four course meal, including your choice of Australian tenderloin with gratin potatoes or cod with grilled artichoke. See event listing for more information. Guests will also receive a surprise Mother's Day gift! Note: these are separate events.
Ikebana class: May 14, 2.30pm-4.30pm; RMB258 (10 percent off for groups of two). Taste Moment.
Mother's Day dinner: May 14, 5pm-10pm; RMB980 or RMB1180 with two glasses of select wine (RSVP one day in advance to receive a 10 percent discount). Taste Moment.
Here's how you can surprise your mom with your thoughtfulness: invite her out to an oil painting class (2.30-5.30pm), then stay to enjoy a buffet with international cuisine (6-10pm). Moms get a discounted price (RMB268), and the event is kid-friendly.
May 14, 2.30-10pm; RMB488 for adults, RMB588 for one adult and one child, RMB888 for two adults and one child. Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen.
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[Cover image via Beyond Childhood]