Still stumped on what to do for Mother’s Day tomorrow? Here are a few ideas.
The Escape Artist’s (藝甸園) Mother’s Day promotion runs through tomorrow. Bring your mom (or your partner) to the “paintertainment” studio for an afternoon or evening of painting, and she will receive a free manicure using Dior nail polish. The Escape Artist’s prices start at NT$1,200 for a 55cm square or 55cm by 75cm primed and mounted canvas. The cost includes four hours of painting time with unlimited access to 20 colors of acrylic paint, brushes and tools. The studio is located at 68 Wenchang St, Taipei City (台北市文昌街68號). For reservations, call (02) 2707-0767.
Just In Bistro and Wine Bar in Taipei’s Xinyi District has a special Mother’s Day menu today and tomorrow for lunch and dinner. The meal starts with several gourmet seafood appetizers: French oyster with ponzu jelly and caviar; seared marinated soy bonito with beetroot puree and wasabi mayonnaise; cream of Japanese pumpkin soup with blue swimmer crab; and king prawn tagliatelle pasta with dried scallop. Diners can choose between a main course of pan-fried ocean catch with fennel tomato and saffron broth, or grilled beef tenderloin with truffle brioche crust and red wine sauce. For dessert there’s Vittoria gourmet coffee, or Gryphon tea, and red fruits mousse with lychee jelly and raspberry sorbet. The menu is NT$1,699 per person (plus a 10 percent service charge).
A bottle of 2006 Bass Phillip Belrose pinot noir is also available for a special Mother’s Day price of NT$2,600 per bottle. It is usually priced at NT$3,200 per bottle. Just In Bistro and Wine Bar is located at 1F, 22 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路22號2樓). For reservations, call (02) 8786-2000.
Taipei’s Caesar Park Hotel has several Mother’s Day promotions, including a dinner buffet tomorrow. The total price for a party of four at the hotel’s Wangchao restaurant is NT$578 per diner (the price includes a service charge). Wangchao’s dinner buffet on Sunday will be served from 5:20pm to 7:20pm and from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Offerings include tuna with watermelon, stuffed bell peppers, duck salad, Frankfurt sausage salad, braised ox knee with red wine and porgy fish cooked with white wine and fennel. Call (02) 2311-5150 X2331 to make a reservation.
The Caesar Spa is offering a 110-minute Mother’s Day package today and tomorrow. The deal includes a consultation, essential oil aromatherapy and herbal massage, a head, shoulder, neck and back massage, a food/lymphatic treatment and a light meal. The price for a mother-daughter pair is NT$4,000. For reservations, call (02) 2311-5150 X2603 or X2604.