Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 7 Restaurants Perfect for Spoiling Mom
Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12, this year -- that's about two weeks away -- and this is one occasion where you can't put off reserving a table (or special take-home dinner) until the last minute. Whether your mom prefers fine dining or a simple steak, a lavish outdoor brunch or a stay-at-home gourmet dinner, one of these Valley restaurants will ensure she feels like queen for a day.
courtesy of The Farm at South Mountain Take Mom to The Farm.
The Farm at South Mountain
Underneath the Canopy in the Grove, there will be a beautiful spread of brunch selections available at The Farm at South Mountain's Mother's Day buffet, with seating times between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. There will be an omelet station with gourmet cheeses and meats, chorizo quiche with sautéed onions and red skin potatoes, pecan French toast with caramelized bananas, sweet potato salad, grilled herb chicken with lemon-basil beurre blanc, braised beef short rib with oven-roasted shallots, and fresh-baked pastries and breads including pecan caramel buns and coffee cake muffins. Brunch is $49.95 per person, $16.95 for children ages 8 to 10, and $8 for those ages 2 to 7. Reservations can be made online or by calling 602-243-9081.
courtesy of Province The folks at Province will happily make your mom Eggs Benedict.
For Mother's Day, Province will serve a customizable prix fixe brunch from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients are featured in the menu, including as fillings and toppings at the eggs Benedict and build-your-own golden waffle stations. Options include smoked salmon, chorizo, bacon, avocado, piquillo peppers, seasonal fruits, housemade dulce de leche, and assorted hollandaise sauces. Sides include fingerling potato hash, mixed green salad, and fresh fruit. Adults eat for $29, kids up to 12 years old for $12. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, and Bloody Marys and mimosas are $5 each. There will also be a limited a la carte menu available. Reservations are required; call 602-429-3600.
The Palette at PAM
Have an art-minded mama? Take her to the Phoenix Art Museum to see upcoming exhibitions, including "From Above: Aerial Photography from the center of Creative Photography" and "Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Painting," and then stop by the museum's restaurant, Palette, for a decadent brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The holiday menu is $50 per person and features dishes like local organic carrot and ginger soup with toasted coconut; organic kale salad with pomegranate, golden raisins, local goat feta, and ginger-lime vinaigrette; Arizona merlot-braised osso bucco with griddled polenta; Maryland lump crab benedict with roasted vegetable hash; and a gourmet dessert buffet with selections like pecan pie and strawberry shortcake with basil-infused syrup. Arizona wine pairings are also available. Reservations are available; call 602-257-2191.
The Stockyards Steakhouse
Some moms don't need anything too fancy -- a simple, all-American steak dinner will make her day. Take her to Arizona's original steakhouse for a local infusion of flavors you won't find at Outback or even Ruth's Chris. Mother's Day dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m., including the full menu of steaks, prime rib, fresh seafood like tortilla-crusted rainbow trout with chile pepper relish ($24), and signature dishes like chateaubriand for two ($85) and buffalo meatloaf ($28). The evening's special will be Gold Coast seafood gratin with lobster, shrimp, and scallops in a garlic cream sauce ($35), which will be served with poblano cornbread muffins and prickly pear honey butter. Moms will also receive a $25 gift certificate to redeem at a later date as well as a salted caramel truffle pop.
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