Every woman admittedly loves to be treated like a queen for a day, especially when it comes to an entire day devoted to her. This Mother’s Day, take the special woman in your life to a family Sunday brunch that she will cherish for a long time.
Photo Credit: Bistro du Midi
The views don’t get much better than from a table at Bistro du Midi overlooking the Boston Public Garden. This year’s brunch is being held on the second floor dining room where Executive Chef Robert Sisca has prepared a three-course prix fixe menu that includes starters like tuna tartare, Caesar salad, steamed mussels, pate and charcuterie and smoked white asparagus soup. From there, move onto parmesan gnocchi, citrus tea cured salmon Benedict, pan roasted codfish, a grass-fed black Angus burger, grilled flat iron steak, quiche or Croque Monsieur. The final dessert offering features a choice of Dulcey “blond” chocolate mousse, Gianduja chocolate beignets with lavender crème, vanilla mousseline or apricot clafoutis. The menu is available for $55 per person from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling (617) 426-7878.
Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston Street
Photo Credit: Taj Boston
The weather is supposed to be beautiful all weekend long, including Sunday, so to celebrate, book a champagne brunch at The Taj Boston’s recently reopened Rooftop for an experience she won’t soon forget. Here, she can nosh on traditional breakfast items like omelets and Belgian waffles before moving onto a roasted vegetable salad, spring pastas and a prime rib carving station. The Taj brunch also includes an assortment of Asian dishes (think sushi and Soba noodle salad) as well as Indian specialties like butter chicken and corn mutter KaPulao served with traditional naan bread. Finish it all off with a sampling from the dessert buffet while enjoying a beautiful view of Back Bay from high in the sky. A second brunch buffet will also be held in the Grand Ballroom and an a la carte menu is available in the Café. Both brunches are available for $80 per person ($90 per person with a champagne toast) and $37 per child. There are four seatings held at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (617) 598-5255.
The Taj Boston, 15 Arlington Street
Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Hotel
One of the most indulgent brunches is being held at the Boston Harbor Hotel in the Atlantic Room. The sprawling room hosts stations upon stations of decadent dishes like roasted salt crusted prime rib, pastry wrapped Atlantic halibut, garlic roasted leg of lamb and a selection of smoked fish. Here, she can also get her fill of steamed lobsters, chilled gulf shrimp cocktail and pan seared pot stickers as well as omelets made to order and savory indulgences like lemon ricotta pancakes and house made pate. The brunch is being held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is $90 for adults and $45 for children three to 10 (children under three are complimentary). Reservations are required by calling (617) 439-7000 ext. 2523.
Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf
Photo Credit: Odyssey Cruises
There is nothing quite like being out on the water here in New England. If she loves the ocean as much as we do, book an early Mother’s Day brunch aboard the Odyssey. Start the morning off right by boarding the beautiful Odyssey yacht docked at Rowes Wharf at 9 a.m. and cruise from 10 a.m. to noon. A band plays on the main level where diners will enjoy a lavish champagne buffet of pastries, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, chicken and waffles, Romesco crusted salmon, black pepper crusted sirloin and a roasted summer vegetable salad. The brunch is $74.90 for adults, $54.95 for children ages three to 12.
Odyssey Cruises, (866) 429-9283