With Mother’s Day only days away, it’s time to start thinking about where to take that special lady in your life.
Here are some places across the valley that offer ways to spoil your mom by taking her out to a delicious meal that she doesn’t have to cook, or even better, CLEAN!
If you’re looking luxury, then check out Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. They offer a champagne brunch from 10 AM – 2 PM. Your meal includes a build-your-own omelet, smoked salmon table, jumbo shrimp, Alaskan crab legs, and beef tenderloin fresh from the carving table. They also have a hot buffet along with salads, pastas and sides. And don’t forget about the kids’ station and some delicious desserts to top it all off. ($85, $35 for ages 5-12. Reservations required.) kierlandresort.com
Fleming’s Steakhouse has a three-course brunch with some delicious choices. You can enjoy a lobster bisque, house-made burrata salad, eggs Benedict, cinnamon apple French toast, New Zealand Salmon cobb salad, New York cheese cake and crème Brule. ($47.95) flemingssteakhouse.com
Some other great options are:
Venue at the Grove:
A brunch buffet with some traditional breakfast favorites, green chile pork, fresh fruit, assorted pastries and complimentary mimosas and hibiscus. Reservations are from 9 AM-12PM ($45, $22.50 for ages 8-12 , $12 for ages 4-7; includes a family portrait). venueatthegrove.com.
Brunch is served from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. You will enjoy hearty brunch dishes such as braised beef short rib hash with poached egg, Yukon potatoes and a red wine sauce ($13); or brick-oven brioche French toast topped with blueberry-infused maple syrup and whiskey-smoked brown sugar pecans ($13). seasons52.com
You will have the choice of soup or salad; main dish options of prime rib, bacon wrapped bistro filet, rack of lamb, wood fired roasted chicken, swordfish or salmon, or Delmonico steak. Choose from sides dishes such as maple mashed sweet potato mash, creamed spinach, macaroni and cheese and sautéed green beans. ($44.99, $22.50 for ages 10 and younger; add dessert for $5.99, served from noon – 3pm) arrowheadgrill.com.
Brunch begins at 11 am with a three-course menu that includes complimentary seasonal bread and a free entree when guests return May 15-May 28. Choice of soup or salad; followed by one of six entree options, such as shrimp brochette skewers, quiche Lorraine or mushroom Brie burger. And don’t forget about dessert! You will enjoy a chocolate chip croissant bread pudding or muffin sundae ($18.99) mimiscafe.com.
In Old Town Litchfield, you will find a great restaurant that serves a four-course brunch. You can choose between huevos rancheros, shrimp and grits, smoked salmon flatbread and steak and eggs, plus pastries and desserts ($54). A buffet also is available. (Reservations required. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. wigwamarizona.com.)
Any mother loves pictures of their kids/grandkids and dessert, and that’s just what you’ll get at this Southwestern restaurant. Regular brunch items include breakfast quesadillas with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, Jack cheese, potatoes and chipotle sour cream; breakfast enchiladas; and Migas scrambled eggs with tortilla chips, Jack cheese, jalapeños and salsa fresca, served with pureed black beans, warm tortillas and breakfast potatoes ($9.50. ztejas.com.)
Organ Stop Pizza:
Does your mom like music? Well you can request her favorite song on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ when you come for the Mother’s Day Musical Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. It includes salad and cake ($7.75; $6.25 ages 9-3).organstoppizza.com.
Kiss the Cook:
Brunch begins nice and early at 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: There are four specials offered from summertime omelet, ($8.99); crab cakes eggs Benedict ($10.29); fresh peach crepes with prickly pear Devonshire cream and fruit ($8.49); and strawberries and cream challa French toast($8.99).kiss-the-cook.com.