While Shangri-La Hotel is known mostly for its luxe rooms, cloud-like beds and panoramic views across the harbour, it also has an exciting lineup of in-house restaurants and bars. And for Easter, it's getting creative — playing host to two gastronomical events.
The first, held in Shangri-La's all-day buffet restaurant Cafe Mix, will be an interactive Easter banquet. As well an extravagant seafood buffet — with lobster, Balmain bugs and fresh oysters — there'll also be a live carving station with pork belly and lamb shoulder and a dessert bar, created by pastry chef Anna Polyviou, with all the trimmings. Stop by the chocolate fountain (dip in doughnuts, marshmallows or honeycomb) or pile a waffle high with chocolate eggs and fresh strawberries. This is how you really splash out post-Lent.
If you're looking to indulge in more sweets — make a beeline for the dessert-heavy high tea in the Lobby Lounge. Expect desserts shaped like eggs filled with mango gel, a salted caramel and hot cross bun slice, more hot cross buns, luxe carrot tarts and a decadent white chocolate mousse served with marshmallow and Champagne jelly.
There'll also be delights to take home, including hot cross buns and large Aero-Plane Easter eggs filled with lollies ($35 each), available to purchase from a pop-up store in the Lobby Lounge. And, on Easter Sunday from 1–3pm, bring your little'uns (or just your inner child) to the miniature petting zoo or partake in the hotel-wide Easter egg hunt.
The Easter buffet costs $85 and will be held on Friday, March 30 6–9.30pm; Saturday, March 31 6–9.30pm; Sunday, April 1 12–2.30pm & 6–9.30pm. Bookings are recommended and can be made here. The high tea costs $55 per person and will run daily from Monday, March 12 to Monday, April 2 at 11.30am, 3pm and 5pm. Book a table here.
Images: Nikki To