Mother’s Day is just around the corner and for those of you who’d like
to pay tribute over brunch, here are a few area options for Sunday, May 8th.
Scroll down to see what’s on the Mother’s Day agenda at Boston’s best restaurants.
Fathman rolls out the red carpet for mom on Mother’s Day with an a la carte
menu of Azure
favorites. Treat mom to tuna tartare with lambs lettuce, house pickeled ginger
and tamarind citrus ginger; duck confit and buckwheat crepes with caramelized
onion soubise, fontina cheese and lardons; or pan seared north Atlantic salmon
with parnsip puree, fava beans, English peas, shiitake mushrooms and star anise
beurre blanc. Call 617.933.4800 to make reservations from 5:30-9:00pm.
Haimowitz pulls out all the stops for mom this year with a festive prix
fixe brunch, available from 10:00am-3:00pm at Bambara
at the Hotel Marlowe. Drop by for roast beef tenderloin with horseradish cream;
crab crusted halibut; candied orange French toast with roasted strawberries
and mint; and mini quiches galore. The brunch costs $42 per person. Call 617.868.4444
for reservations and more information.
blu at the Sports Club/LA
your mom this Mother’s Day with brunch at blu
at the Sports Club LA where chef Tom
Fosnot will be serving specialties like fennel soup with grilled calamari,
black olives, fava beans and orange oil; roasted lobster with fresh pea puree,
pea shoots and ramps with chervil butter; and rotisserie leg of lamb with
creamy polenta, spring peas and mint. Pastry Chef Michelle Vernier
will be whipping up desserts like from strawberry shortcake with lemon-thyme
and sweet cream; chocolate semifreddo with fresh raspberries and a chocolate
wafer; and three fruit sorbets with biscotti. The a la carte brunch runs from
11:30am-3:00pm on Sunday, May 8. A children’s menu will also be available.
For reservations, call blu at 617.375.8550.
Cates presents a special Mother’s Day brunch designed to put a little
sizzle in mom’s special day. The a la carte menu, which is available from
11:30am-4:30pm, boasts everything from Bonfire’s renowned tacos to special
dishes like the brioche French toast with Meyer lemon marmalade, tropical
fruit and warm Vermont syrup; and yellow fin tuna: warm shrimp, tomato and
chorizo vinaigrette, saffron aioli. Call Bonfire at 617.262.3473 to make reservations.
Brennan celebrates Mother’s Day and Caffe
Umbra‘s third birthday on Sunday, May 8th with a special retrospective
menu. Join Order off the spring menu or choose from specials plucked from
Caffe Umbra’s first menu. Choose from dishes like braised beef brisket with
hot creamed spinach and pickled walnuts; seared scallops vol-au-vent in puff
pastry; and sweet fennel bread pudding with caramel espresso sauce. Dinner
will be served from 5:00-9:00pm. Call 617.867.0707 for reservations.
in Brewster shakes off the last remnants of winter and jumps into spring on
Mother’s Day, when they kick off their summer season with a special three-course
Mother’s Day Luncheon. Chef Nitzi
Rabin is keeping the menu under wraps for the time being, but the restaurant
is accepting reservations between 12:00-2:30pm. So call 508.896.3640 to save
Davio’s has two options for Mother’s Day – head to their Arlington
Street spot for an a la carte menu boasting dishes like braised short rib
potato hash with farm fresh eggs over easy and horseradish sauce; brioche
French toast with sautéed bananas and amaretto sauce; or grilled center
cut filet mignon with creamy potatoes, fried oysters and béarnaise
sauce from chefs Eric Schwartz and Steve Brown. Opt for the
other side of the river for a $45 prix fixe menu from Paul King that
includes Belgian waffles, eggs benedict; chilled poached shrimp with tomato
horseradish sauce; baked filet of sole with crabmeat, spinach; oven roasted
pork loin with prosciutto, spinach, roasted peppers and fontina. Both locations
will be serving their Mother’s Day brunch menu from 12:00-4:00. Call either
location (Arlington Street at 617.357.4810 or Cambridge at 617.661.4810) for
celebration of Mother’s Day, both Finale
locations (that’s Park Square and Harvard Square) will be open for special
holiday hours starting at 12:00pm. Executive pastry chef Nicole
Coady honors moms everywhere with a special dessert called “P’s Please”,
a pistachio cake with fromage blanc, panna cotta and marinated Mirabelle plums.
One hundred percent of the sale of “P’s Please” dessert will go to the Eva
Brownman Breast Cancer Fund at Dana Farber, so drop by either location for
a sweet way to pay tribute to mom. Call the Park Square location at 617.423.3184
or the Harvard Sq. location at 617.441.9797 for more information.
In honor of mothers everywhere, chef Scott
Herritt invites guests to join him at Grotto
where he’ll be offering a build-your-own three-course dinner for a mere $31
per person. Choose any appetizer, entree, and dessert from their current menu.
Call Grotto at 617.227.3434 to make reservations.
Pooler welcomes guests to Harvest
on Sunday, May 8th for a three-course, prix fixe Mother’s Day menu. Treat
mom to dishes like artichoke bisque, with peekytoe crab meat, shiitake and
oyster mushrooms; Long Island duck breast with buckwheat groats, sherried
vidalia onion puree, pea greens and duck jus; or eggs benedict with jumbo
California asparagus, crabmeat and preserved lemon hollandaise. Recently appointed
pastry chef Liz O’Connell will be rolling out desserts like coconut
rice pudding with kataifi and mango compote; and caramel panna cotta with
a marshmallow kiss and hazelnut crunch. The Mother’s Day menu will be available
from 11:30am-2:30pm and costs $45 per person. Call Harvest at 617.868.2255
to make reservations.
Soir adds brunch to their repertoire starting on Mother’s Day. Drop by
for an chef Mark
Allen‘s elegant a la carte menu that boasts dishes like scrambled eggs
with sevruga caviar; and Kobe beef hash with poached eggs. They’ll be open
from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Call 617.965.3100 for reservations or just stop by
their Newton Highlands spot at 51 Lincoln Street.
commemorates Mother’s Day with a $65 prix fixe menu from chef Frank
McClelland. Available from 11:30am-2:00pm, the menu boasts options like
house smoked salmon and blini with a salad of grapefruit, hearts of palm and
capers; avocado crusted lamb with spaghetti squash and pickled quail egg;
lime and coconut jus; and rhubarb and strawberry pancakes with hot Vermont
maple syrup. L’Espalier will also open for Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday evening
with seatings from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, so call 617.262.3023 to make reservations.
Bruce introduces a new spring brunch menu just in time for Mother’s Day.
While taking in spectacular waterfront views of Boston’s historic harbor,
guests can indulge in brunch favorites like omelets made to order, a tropical
and summer fruit plate and a selection of sausages, galantines and patés.
Throughout the meal, servers circulate the dining room offering guests savory
and dessert tasting plates and Bruce’s signature tasting spoons. Brunch costs
$45 per person (or $20 for children 10 and under. Call Meritage at 617.439.3995
for more information and reservations.
Mother’s Day at Rialto,
where chef – and mother of two – Jody
Adams will be offering a special seasonal menu to honor moms. Options
include fresh green pea soup with Maine crab pistachio crème fraiche
and brioche croutons; and steamed lobster with smoked shrimp ravioli, oven-dried
tomatoes and pea tips. For dessert, dig into crème caramel with lemon
cookies and raspberries from pastry chef – and mother of two – Tal Shofman-Schejter.
The regular menu will also be available. Call 617.661.5050 for reservations.
Sel de la Terre
Gardner invites guests to treat their mothers to a taste of France this
Mother’s Day with a sumptuous Provencal-inspired brunch at Sel
de la Terre. Served from 11:00am-2:30pm, the brunch menu features options
like seared scallops with smoked bacon, potato and scallion nage; poached
eggs with duck hash, spinach and hollandaise sauce; and applewood smoked free-range
chicken with roasted carrots, fresh cranberry beans, broccoli rabe and glazed
pearl onions, foie gras jus. Call Sel de la Terre at 617.720.1300 to make
Café at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel will be offering a special Mother’s
Day Tea from 12:00-6:00pm on Sunday, May 8th. Their traditional, formal Afternoon
Tea will feature a variety of special drink and food choices from chef Justino
Fernandes created just for the day as well as free gifts for all Mothers
in attendance. Boston’s only tea sommelier will be on hand to offer guidance
through some of Swans Café’s rare and special teas. For information or reservations,
Sunday, May 8th chef Christoph
Leu invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day at Turner
Fisheries with brunch buffet from 11:00am-4:00pm. The buffet, which costs
$54 per person ($19 for children under 12 and free for children 4 and under),
includes options like sliced smoked salmon, capers and red onions; lobster
and morel quiche potato crusted halibut with spring onions, peas and Barolo
reduction; and dessert options like white chocolate passion fruit torte and
assortment of Viennese and French pastries. Call Turner Fisheries at 617.424.7425
for more information and to make reservations.
UpStairs on the Square
in the mood for celebration, UpStairs
on the Square opens the doors of both of its dining rooms to celebrate
mothers and motherhood on Sunday, May 8th. Guests get to choose between The
Monday Club Bar and Zebra Room where chef Susan
Regis‘ brunch menu will be served from 11:00am-3:00pm. The three-course
brunch costs $48 per person ($24 for children under 12) and includes options
like chestnut crèpe with fresh ricotta and brandied cherries; pomegranate-basted
leg of lamb with fresh pea ravioli and picked mint; and steamed chocolate
and espresso cake with buttermilk gelato. Diners can also opt for a leisurely
Sunday afternoon dinner in the sunlit Soirée Room where they’ll be
serving a truly memorable four-course dinner, from noon to 6:00pm on Mothers’
Day. The price is $65 per person ($32.50 for children under 12). Some of the
items on the menu are: Wellfleet oysters on the halfshell with pink peppercorn
mignonette; roast Muscovy duck breast with foie gras torchon, rutabaga and
apricot chutney; and Basque almond cake with rum soaked raisins and crème
fraiche. For reservations and more information, call UpStairs on the Square