Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location
Laura Hahnefeld Crepes from Petite Maison
Sunday is Mother's Day, and (especially if you don't do it throughout the year) you'd better find a way to honor the woman that gave you life. Brunch is the traditional meal of the holiday, and there are plenty of those in the Phoenix area if your mom loves waffles, omelettes, and bacon. But there are also other things to consider when planning a celebration, like timing, budget, and location. With that in mind, here's a breakdown of delicious Mother's Day menus that fit every family's needs.
Sunday menu receives special treatment for Mother's Day at Petite Maison. The three-course prix fixe menu includes three choices of appetizer, entrée, and dessert - plus flowing champagne and mimosas. Mom will feel extra special while enjoying dishes like beet-cured salmon gravlax and toasted house brioche with caperberries, crepes suzette with Grand Marnier and fresh mint, angus bistro steak with caramelized shallots and gruyere Yorkshire pudding, and chicken paillard with crispy poached egg and black truffle. Desserts include a warm jumbo beignet with fruit preserves and toasted pound cake with roasted plums. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., brunch is $49 per person. There is also an enfants menu for diners under 10, priced at $19, including vanilla brioche French toast and smoked bacon. Reservations are required; call 480-991-6887 or book online.
For an incredible brunch in a beautiful setting befitting of Mom, The House at Secret Garden is the perfect destination. There will be a three-course prix fixe menu available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The experience begins with an amuse bouche of roasted local seasonal vegetables with Black Mesa Ranch cheese, Sicilian pistachio pesto, and grilled bread. The entrée is a choice of crispy skin steelhead trout with baby purple artichokes and tomato sauce, grilled lollipop lamb chops with cauliflower puree and chantrelle mushrooms, and grilled vegetables on a bed of Anson Mill grits garnished with celery heart. Desserts include coconut cupcakes, orange cake, and caramel brownies. Brunch is $50 per person, $25 for children ages 3 to 10. For reservations, call 602-243-8539.
There are lots of delicious options to choose from at LON's at the Hermosa, including mesquite flour pancakes with fresh blueberries and Arizona honeycomb, Dungeness crab cakes with yellow tomato gazpacho and fennel jam, roasted Alaskan halibut with English pea and wild mushroom risotto and Meyer lemon sauce, and prosciutto-wrapped veal loin with grilled peach salsa, asparagus, and grits. The four-course brunch will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $72 per person, $15 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations recommended; called 602-955-7878.
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