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The world on my mum’s platter

She took all the pains to pore over recipe books and catch up with cookery shows to whip up your favourite treats. Now, it’s your turn to treat her with the choicest of spreads that city hotels have laid out for Mother’s Day.

india Updated: May 07, 2011 16:57 IST

She took all the pains to pore over recipe books and catch up with cookery shows to whip up your favourite treats. Now, it’s your turn to treat her with the choicest of spreads that city hotels have laid out for Mother’s Day.

Surprise from the sea
Mom likes seafood? Treat her with abalones — one of the most delicious edible sea snails. The abalones have been turned into five different dishes that come with different accompaniments.
Where: Hao Shi Nian Nian, Greater Kailash, Part II
Price: Abalone dish Rs 2,880 (Serves four)

Mom’s the word
Make your mom feel special with cards, cake, flowers, and even chopsticks that bear her name at Kylin. She also gets to dine free of cost on Mother’s Day at the restaurant. She can take her pick from a Pan Asian menu featuring some exciting dishes.
Where: Kylin Premier,Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
Price: Meal for two: Rs1,500

Haute bites
This one’s a delicious way to up her cool mommy quotient. At the Sweet Boutique, you can choose from 3D cakes that come in wacky designs, drawing inspirations from high-end fashion brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton and resemble hand bags, sandals, and even lipsticks.
Where: The Sweet Boutique, B - 83, GK-1
Price: Rs 1,500 per kg

Global fare
Couldn’t take her on a world tour yet? Let her experience a gastronomic high with an elaborate world cuisine buffet. Dishes include Oven Roasted Peking Duck, Arabic Shawarma, Wood oven baked Pizzas, Crab legs and Prawns, Live carving of pork loin and a lot more. Pair up the delicacies with unlimited beverages.
Where: Spectra, Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon
Price: Rs 2,500 per person

Yummy cup cakes
Delight your mom with these gorgeous looking soft cup cakes. They come in a variety of flavours like vanilla, raspberry, lemon and chocolate. They have been spruced up with glaze candies, sparkling and roasted chocolates, and flavoured jelly. And, if you go for a set of six, you also have a ‘I love you mom’ message written on them.
Where: Sidewalk, Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place
Price: Rs 120 each, set of 6 Rs 1,000.

Mother’s Day trivia
Mother's Day that falls this year on May 8 is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in India and US. Some other countries celebrate the day in the month of April. It is believed that Anna Jarvis in West Virginia, US, created the day in 1908 to honour one’s mother. She did it in an effort to accomplish her mother’s dream of making a celebration for all mothers. Earlier, in 1870 too, the Mother’s Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, an abolitionist and social activist, had made a call to celebrate Mother’s Day, guided by the belief that women can shape societies at the political level. Since then the day is celebrated across the globe.