If you still haven’t figured out where to take mom this Mother’s Day (and you know you have to make it special) check out this roundup of brunches, getaways and special treats. There’s a little bit of everything here, so if you’re stumped, not to worry, just read on.
On Sunday, May 11 the iconic Bertrand at Mister A’s will host a prix fix Mother’s Day brunch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Priced at $57.50 per adult, the three course meal will feature dishes including favorites like Classic Lobster Bisque, Crab Cakes with Spring Greens, Traditional Prime Rib and decadent desserts like Crème Brûlée with Fresh Berries andCoconut Tapioca. Mister A’s will also offer Mother’s Day dinner service between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online at www.bertrandatmisteras.com or by calling the restaurant at (619) 239-1377.
It’s an all-ages celebration this May 12 at Cusp. Brunch includes a buffet of selections by Chef Donald Lockhart and Bloody Mary specials by Head Bartender Chris Burkett. Recognized as one of the top scenic view restaurants in the country by OpenTable, Cusp Dining & Drinks’ combination of culinary finesse and ambiance will score major points with mom. Brunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $35 for adults and $10 for kids. For more info, or reservations, visit www.cusprestaurant.com
Dallmann is offering carefully designed truffle gift boxes for Mother’s Day in collections like Floral which infuses chocolate with organic flowers to create flavors like Rosewater Caramel and Hibiscus Raspberry. It’s a delicious spin on those posies you were thinking of buying for your mom this year. Dallmann has also created pairing gift boxes for foodie moms out there in unexpected indulgences like Cheese and Chocolate with truffle flavors like Lemon and Thyme and Wine and Chocolate with flavors like Lavender designed to highlight different notes in Gewürztraminers, Brachetto d'Acqui and Zinfandels. All truffle collections are available in 9-piece boxes for $20 at both the Del Mar and Seaport District at The Headquarters locations.
For more information, visit www.dallmannconfections.com
The Del’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch is available at both the oceanfront Ballroom and the magnificent Crown Room. The elegant buffet will feature a variety of culinary options, live musical entertainment plus a fresh rose for each mom. A special children’s buffet will be available for the younger set. Price is $100 per person and $35 for children ages six to10 (excluding tax and gratuity). The buffet will be served from 9AM – 3PM, children five and under are free. For reservations, call 619-522-8490
There will be plenty to devour for the entire clan at Jsix this Mother’s Day, including chocolate waffles for kids and a prix fixe menu by Chef Christian Graves for adults. Mom can also relax and enjoy her own signature Bloody Mary from the mother of all Bloody Mary Bars. Jsix Lead Bartender Nate Howell will roll out the red carpet with vodka choices like his signature barbecue infused concoction that uses Chef Graves’ spice rub. Each guest can also pile their Mary high with accoutrements like house made cheeses, pickled veggies and cured meats. Jsix will serve brunch from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch is $30 for adults and $10 for kids. For reservations, visit www.jsixrestaurant.com
On May 11, Mille Fleurs will host an elegant à la carte Mother’s Day brunch between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Guests can dine inside the cozy French-California restaurant or take a coveted seat on its lush garden patio as they enjoy special holiday creations from Chef de Cuisine Martin Woesle, considered one of the best chefs in the nation.
Mille Fleurs will also offer Mother’s Day dinner service between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at www.millefleurs.com or by calling the restaurant at (858) 756-3085.
Give mom the gift of brunch at its best, a striking view of the Pacific Ocean served alongside award-winning coastal fare at Pacifica. Packed with local favorites, Pacifica’s three-course prix fixe meal includes breakfast and lunch items that will satisfy the entire clan. Chef/Partner Chris Idso has also created a special menu just for kids. Pacifica’s Mother’s Day brunch is $39 and will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make a reservation, call (858) 792-0467 or visit www.pacificadelmar.com
Over at Prepkitchen’s three locations (Little Italy, Del Mar and La Jolla) as well as Whisknladle, they’re doing brunch as usual — no frills, no fuss. Mom and the rest of the family can get the day off to the right start with $1.00 self-serve coffee and a selection of Chef Jojo’s Fresh Baked Pastries with house made jam, dulce de leche and whipped honey butter. If you’ve got the appetite, try Whisknladle’s quiche with english peas, house made ricotta and mint, or the pancakes with macerated Chino Farms strawberries with hazelnut streusel, chantilly cream, mint and maple syrup. For more information on Prepkitchen, visit www.prepkitchen.com for Whisknladle, visit www.whisknladle.com
Puesto will debut their brunch menu on Mother's Day at the Headquarters location! From then on, it will be available every Sunday from 11AM-3PM. Expect Churro French Toast, a selection of breakfast tacos including chilaquiles, machaca and, filet and eggs, plus several different chilaquiles including a lobster mole. There will be house-made Bloody Marys and Mexi-Mosas made with hibiscuis. On Mother's Day every mom will receive a pink rose. Brunch will continue every Sunday after the launch on Mother's Day. For more information, visit www.eatpuesto.com
For a Mother’s Day getaway, consider the Riviera Palm Springs. Just a two hour drive from San Diego, the Mother’s Day Travel Package will include a $75 credit you can use towards one of their luxurious poolside cabanas, a signature massage in the award winning SpaTerre, or for cocktails while listening to one of the local live acts in our SideBar Lounge. To make a reservation call 1.866.588.8311 or visit http://www.psriviera.com/palm-springs-resort-deals.aspx.
Wine and dine mom with Circa 59’s special Mother’s Day brunch. The resort’s ultrachic signature Palm Spring restaurant, Circa 59, offers a contemporary twist on traditional menu items with artfully reinvented versions of age-old classic favorites. Dine al fresco and enjoy the desert sky! Mother’s Day brunch is available for $52 per person ($16 for children), which includes bottomless mimosas. To make a reservation call 1.760.778.6659
Chef Matt Gordon is celebrating mom's with special brunch additions to his brunch menu at all three of his restaurants. The menu will include; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Candied Lemon Zest, Macerated Strawberries, Maple Beurre Fondue, Fried Green Tomato Benedict Cornmeal Crusted Local Green Tomato, Poached Eben Haezer Egg, House Hollandaise, Pickled Greens
Spring Quiche with Asparagus, Leek, Goat Cheese Stuffed Custard in a Savory Crust with Green Salad & Confit Potato.
Each of the restaurants are partnering with a local chocolatier for a special small chocolate take home dessert for mom. Sea & Smoke with Dallman Fine Chocolates, Urban Solace with Eclipse Chocolate and, and Solace and the Moonlight with Chuao Chocolatier. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit www.eatatsolace.com
Soleil @K in the Gaslamp Quarter will offer moms a complimentary mimosa to enjoy with their specially priced $19 Mother’s Day breakfast buffet including made-to-order omelettes, eggs, French toast, waffles, pancakes, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, pastries and more. The buffet price is $8 for children 10 and under. Of note, Soleil @K is just 90 steps away from Petco Park, so if mom is a baseball fan, you can stroll to the Padres’ home game at Petco Park, which begins at 1:10 p.m. against the Miami Marlins!
Soleil @K is located within the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter hotel at 600 K Street. Reservations are available on Mother’s Day between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. by calling (619) 446-6088. For more information, visit www.sandiegogaslamphotel.com.
Visit Sessions Public in Point Loma, where the cozy gathering place is offering complimentary bottomless mimosas to all mothers this Mother’s Day. While sipping on some bubbly, mothers and the whole family can nosh on the restaurant’s popular Chicken & Waffles made with Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Sausage Gravy and Two Eggs. Other brunch highlights include the Shaved Bacon Benedict and Biscuits & Gravy. For all non-moms, the restaurant offers $5 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys with Ballast Point Fugu Vodka and Ballast Point Bloody Mary Mix. $3 select draft beers are also available. Brunch at Sessions Public is served from 10AM. – 3PM.Visit www.sessionspublic.com for more information.
Tijon Fragrance Lab & Boutique, a unique custom perfumery in downtown La Jolla, and neighboring restaurant Herringbone have teamed up to create the perfect gift experience in celebration of Mother's Day. Throughout the entire month of May, guests who book a perfume making class at Tijon will receive a complimentary brunch or lunch entrée at Herringbone.
Simply select a perfume making class, put on your Tijon lab coats and choose from over 300 oils to design a truly customized fragrance. No experience is necessary and the pros at Tijon make it easy. After you’ve completed your class walk over to Herringbone, just a few doors down, and redeem your free brunch or lunch entrée. The meal can be redeemed with a voucher given after purchase of a perfume making class at Tijon. The voucher is redeemable May 1-31, 2014. Promotion is not valid on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11, 2014). Voucher can only be applied to the cost of a brunch or lunch entrée, excludes tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. For more information, or to book a class, visit www.tijon.com
Mother and Daughter Afternoon Teas: On Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, The Westgate Hotel will host afternoon tea in the Grand Lobby. While relaxing to the harmonious sounds of a harp, guests will indulge in delicious tea sandwiches and pastries, scones, traditional teas and a glass of champagne. Afternoon teas are served from 2:30 – 5 p.m., with macaroons offered as a takeaway to celebrate this special day. The price is $45 for adults and $30 for children under 12 (plus tax and gratuity).
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch: On Sunday, May 11, indulge in The Westgate’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch served in the hotel’s beautiful Fontainebleau and Versailles Salons. Brunch will feature: fresh seafood, made to-order-omelets, crepe stations, pastries and a variety of gourmet desserts. The new Imperial Bar will serve freshly squeezed juices and endless champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys and margaritas. The price is $65 for adults and $29 for children under 12 (plus tax and gratuity). To make a reservation, or for more info, visit www.westgatehotel.com