Isn’t it time to celebrate Mom all weekend long, especially with a weekend dedicated especially to her? This Mother’s Day weekend, it’s all about honoring that special woman with a day or weekend of celebrations. Whether it’s an afternoon brunch cruise aboard the Odyssey, the “VIP at the MFA” package at XV Beacon (that includes tickets and a courtesy roundtrip Lexus transport to the Museum of Fine Arts along with a stay at the Beacon Hill property) or indulging her in the “Mother’s Indulgence” treatment (available all month long) at the Mandarin Oriental’s spa, now is your chance to shower your mother with the love she deserves. If you are looking to dine out on Sunday, here’s a look at five haute spots in Boston for Mother’s Day brunch.
If your Mom is a bit old fashioned and loves to stick to tradition, head over to Yvonne’s near Downtown Crossing where the modern supper club will be opening early for brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crack open a bottle bubbly and dine on sweet and savory dishes like Toni’s zucchini bread French toast to honor Culinary Director Tom Berry’s mother, Blanky’s Benny that pays homage to Executive Chef Juan Pedrosa’s mom and Vivian’s Dandelion Salad for the special woman in Chef Preston Miller’s life. Be sure to finish it off with a sampling of Hazelnut Friand Cake, all of proceeds of which will benefit Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.
2 Winter Place Boston, MA 02108
Every woman loves waterfront dining and your mother is no exception. To celebrate in style this Mother’s Day, head over to the InterContinental Hotel Boston between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a lavish brunch that features decadent breakfast items like goat cheese and vegetable quiche; smoked and cured salmon; and Red Velvet French toast. The French style brasserie will also host an omelet and crepe station along with shrimp cocktail and other chilled seafood as well as a carving station featuring house smoked beef tenderloin, chicken roulade and baked salmon Wellington along with a dessert display that will make her meal unforgettable.
510 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02210
3 Post 390
Post 390 in the Back Bay is hosting an all-day affair for Mom this Sunday. Come for brunch, lunch or dinner. The brunch menu kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. with a feast of classic American food from their three-course menu. Specialty dishes include carpaccio of American Kobe Beef with romaine hearts, smoked Caesar dressing and crispy white boquerones; Crepe Suzette with honey mascarpone and ricotta, cara cara and orange butter sauce and classic Banana Cream Pie with brûléed bananas, foster sauce, house made banana liqueur.
406 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116
4 Bistro du Midi
Brunch with a gorgeous view is exactly what she will get when you reserve a table at Bistro du Midi that overlooks the beautiful Public Garden. On Sunday, the luxe three-course brunch indulgences include smoked asparagus soup with escargot and new potato; and yellowfin tuna tartare with quinoa, heirloom baby beets and basil crème for starters, flat iron steak heirloom tomato salad; goat cheese gnocchi; citrus cured salmon Benedict and Croque Monsieur for main events and most importantly and unforgettably, chocolate Kahlua custard with a smoked brownie and marshmallow ice cream; wild blueberry cheese cake or a mascarpone beignet for dessert. The brunch here is being served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
272 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
5 Bar Boulud
Mother's Day brunches get a little more special when combined with some live jazz music. If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon complete with classic French fare (think Viennoiserie, a selection of warm, freshly-baked pastries served with Vermont Creamery butter; Soupe de Petits Pois laced with sweet onion, carrots, English peas, jambon de Paris, and mint and salmon tartare, topped with radish, crème fraîche, espelette, lemon and quinoa), then head over to Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental for a taste of Pain Perdu, brioche French Toast with vanilla crème brûlée and Grand Marnier oranges; Coddled Eggs with asparagus, wild mushrooms, pomme paillasson, and béarnaise sauce; Harissa marinated leg of lamb with merguez, zucchini, fresh garbanzo beans, fregola sarda, yogurt, and natural jus accompanied by a live jazz performance by Andrew Smith.
776 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199