Easter egg hunts and outdoor picnics are halted this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this also serves as a chance to spend quality time with your loved ones at home over hot cross buns, chocolates and a restaurant-worthy meal. Enlist the expertise of the chefs from these following restaurants to put together an egg-cellent dining spread.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur’s colourful chocolates would please the children, as well as the child at heart. The hotel’s sugary delights come in colourful forms, taking a cutesy shape of a rabbit and a hen — all filled with housemade Malay dark and milk chocolates. White chocolates are also available in a box set.
Chocolates from RM58. Available until Apr 15. Purchase from MOKL’s online gourmet store and get them delivered here.
St Regis Kuala Lumpur
If life is a box of chocolates, you're in for a surprise with St Regis' Easter Brunch Box, which consists of The Brasserie’s signature focaccia bread, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, homemade Tagliatelle, beef short ribs rendang tok with basmati rice, and more. Don't forget the limited edition chocolates that come in intricate mini 66% chocolate ganache eggs, praline feuilletine chocolate eggs and sugar eggs. Wash them all down with the hotel’s signature cocktails such as its iconic Asam Boi Mary or a one-for-one Delamotte Champagne.
Chocolate easter eggs, RM168+ (24 hours advance order); Easter Brunch Box, RM398+ (48 hours advance order; Until Apr 12). Pick-up time, 10am-6pm. Place order via 03 2727 1111 or email [email protected]
Ben’s Bake Shop (The Big Group)
A classic Easter treat, a hot cross bun is best served warm, dripping with melted butter. If you ran out of ingredients to make it, The Big Group sells a fluffy and judiciously spiced version that you’ll approve of. Studded with raisins and a neat piping of flour for the finishing touch, the buns mark the perfect ending to a festive season.
Pick-up only: Apr 11 & 12 from Plan B Publika and Mid Valley; Bistro Benji’s at Bangsar Village 1. Minimum order of six pieces, RM18+. Place order via 012 331 3913.
Celebrate Easter with the family over a hearty meal prepared by the chefs at Nipah. Simply fill in the order form and select your preferred appetisers, mains, sides, meats and desserts, from deviled eggs and roasted lamb to hot cross buns and carrot cake. One day advance notice is needed for large orders. Orders more than RM200 can enjoy free delivery if the location is within 5KM from the hotel.
Nathalie Gourmet Studio
If you’re looking for a stunning dish to anchor your Easter spread, Chef Nathalie’s Leg of Lamb — cooked for seven hours and served atop a bed of guedra vegetables — will not disappoint. Alternatively, the fragrant and creamy Ginger and Seafood Blanquette will have your family coming back for seconds. The menu caps off with The White Rabbit’s Surprise, a delicate chocolate egg fit for the occasion. Order by Friday (April 10) and ask for a bottle of red and white wine to pair with your meal (RM110+ per bottle).
Easter Menu, RM90+ per pax. Apr 11-13. Limited slots available for delivery. See menu here. Call 03 6151 6610 to order.
Nero Nero’s sizeable five-course Family Easter Menu — curated by head Italian chef Giuseppe Lioce — serves four people. The lunch includes a full loaf of Apulia Focaccia bread, a spinach and ricotta pie, Spanish octopus and potato salad, a beef Bolognese lasagne, slow-cooked lamb ragù with Roman pecorino cheese, beef rolls and Apulia meatball stew and a selection of Easter treats by pastry chef Giordano. Pre-order by Friday (Apr 10) and select from either lunch or dinner slots. Alcoholic beverages are also available at 15% off as add-ons.
Family Easter Menu, RM550++ for four pax. Additional pax at RM100++. Apr 12. Limited slots available for takeaway and delivery. See full menu here. Call 013 469 4546 to order.