What to do during Easter holidays

Things to Do, What's New — By Shirley Yau on April 13, 2011 at 7:06 am

Last minute plans for this Easter in Hong Kong doesn’t have to mean paying an exorbitant amount of money to go spend a holiday in Thailand or Bali. Or perhaps you are simply wondering what to do during Easter holidays in Hong Kong for this year. Both the Mira Hong Kong and the Langham in Tsim Sha Tsui are rolling out impressive Easter Fairs for the kids and Easter Buffets for the family.

If you pass by the Mira, you’ll see that they have put in a life size container in the lobby (outside the Yamm Restaurant) with quite a few Mira Easter Eggs.

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You have to guess of the number of eggs in the container to win a buffet for two at YAMM.

If you make an educated guess about the number of eggs in the box then the two closest winners will be awarded a one-night stay in our Spa Suite plus an exclusive designer egg chair chocolate miniature and a dinner buffet for two at the award-winning Yamm respectively. Simply fill in the information on a slip together with a colourful Easter egg collected from any of our outlets and drop this egg into the giant container or check the Mira Facebook to take part in the game.

The French pastry chef of the Mira, Jean-Marc Gaucher is creating a new line of premium chocolate at COCO. From April 1st till the end of this month you can get chocolate hens made with 55% dark chocolate and sprayed with gold glitter,jewellery egg box as well as the designer egg box for HK$550 respectively, or if you don’t feel like breaking your wallet then consider the magic bunny for HK$140. These Easter splurges taste better than they look and you can always give COCO, the chocolatier, a call at 2315 5566:

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Chocolate show piece and assorted chocolate eggs

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Chef Jean-Marc demonstrates the French tradition of celebrating Easter with chocolate hens (HK$550)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for kid friendly things to do during the Easter holidays then the Langham is running Easter Egg decorating classes at Main St. Deli. It costs HK$188 per child, kids get to mingle with other like minded kids, roll up their sleeves and learn how to decorate their own Easter egg with a chocolate fondant, m&ms, gummy bears and more. The classes are available from the 22nd until the 25th April and from 3:30pm until 4:30pm. The best part is that the Chef of Main St. Deli will be around to offer insights and tips on how to decorate this 14cm tall egg. At least its an excuse to spend some time with the kids.

When its time to look for a place to splurge on the Easter buffets and brunches, the Mira and the Langham have put in a considerable effort to impress even the most discerning and skeptical:

1. Yamm Easter Fair at the Mira
Yamm has earned a reputation in Hong Kong for its extremely good value for money buffets and during normal days you can expect to lots of locals queuing for their buffets. Its probably a good idea to make a reservations, the number to call is 2368 1111 if you plan on going for Yamm’s famous buffets with all the Easter treats and trimmings.

On top of their regular array of more than 50 delicacies at Yamm’s buffets, the Easter Fair buffet has an increased choice of dishes for foodies to sample, including sushi, sashimi, assorted seafood, authentic laksa and Asian specialities. With all the festive trimmings, the wide variety of classical treats, such as handmade chocolate eggs and cross buns, allow you to indulge in the festive atmosphere, creating an unparalleled buffet experience to make Easter full of gluttony.

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Remember to get the Mövenpick ice-cream after the buffet.

Yamm Easter Lunch Buffet
HK$208+10% per adult and HK$128 +10% per child, available on April 22, 23 and 25.

Yamm Easter Brunch
HK$338 +10% per adult and HK$218 +10% per child, available on April 24.

Yamm Easter Dinner Buffet
HK$550 +10% per adult and HK$330+10% per child, available from April 22 to 25.

2. The Bostonian Jazz Brunch at the Langham

The Bostonian’s Jazz Brunch will have an Easter makeover for one special serving on April 24. The brunch starts with a generous appetiser buffet, featuring a selection of traditional brunch items, including: chocolate waffles, French bread, mini scrambled eggs and salmon, alongside the more indulgent offering of shucked oysters, lobster, crab, sushi and even a foie gras cooking station. For the main courses you get the choice of up to six items, including Roast of the day, to finish this feast of a day, choose from two dessert options and a coffee, before you head home and call it a day.

3. WHISK Easter Brunch at the Mira
Enjoy the more than 30 tantalising delicacies and flowing Louis Roederer Champagne, house beers and wines, plus juices at WHISK’s Easter brunch. From Caviar to Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig, Gourmet Fried Egg with Parmesan Foam to Mackerel with Saffron Fish Soup and Beef Tenderloin with Shallots Sauce. Don’t miss the array of heavenly desserts which includes Passion Fruit Panna Cotta, Chocolate Floating Island Martini, Duo chocolate Dome and Melting Hot Puddings. The festive Easter cupcakes and handmade chocolate Easter eggs will round off the celebration.

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Priced at $595 + 10% per person, available on April 24. For information and reservations, please call WHISK at 2315 5999.

4. L’Eclipse at the Langham will be offering a special Easter lunch, afternoon tea and dinner buffet. Especially for children, there will be a mini-buffet serving mini waffles, hot dogs, beef burgers and sweets galore.

5. Palm Court Easter Afternoon Tea:

Palm Court is the off the beaten path sanctuary away from it all during the crazy busy Easter holidays. With plush seating and a relaxing atmosphere, you can enjoy the Tiffin Afternoon Tea while you literally relax and while away the hours on your iphone (or catch up with old friends that you’ve been meaning to for a long time)/ or do both and at the same time. The menu boasts scrumptious sandwiches, handmade scones and delicate pastries.

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Off the beaten path choice for Easter so you can while away the hours.

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