Take Mom Out For Mother's Day
If you're still looking for ideas on where to take mom this Sunday, it's not too late. Here is a list of Charlotte restaurants and shops helping to make the day extra special.
Aqua e Vino celebrates mom all day Sunday with a special three-course menu that is available from noon until 8 p.m. Start by selecting three share plates for the table, then enjoy a main course and mini pastries for dessert. A bonus: children under 10 eat free. Call to reserve.
MOTHER'S DAY TEA & BRUNCH AT THE BALLANTYNE
Treat mom to a Mother’s Day tea from now until this Saturday at The Ballantyne. Enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets with your tea, and add a Champagne Rosebud or Pink Lady Cocktail for an additional charge. If mom prefers brunch with the family, join The Ballantyne on Sunday for brunch and live entertainment. Moms receive a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa. Brunch is complimentary for children ages 4 and under. Reservations are required for both events.
Both locations will be offer a special menu on Sunday for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy three courses, trying dishes like Thai calamari with peanut sauce and wasabi to pan-roasted crabcakes with a pecan remoulade. An assortment of desserts round out the menu, including (of course) Mom's cheesecake, apple pie, and carrot cake. Kids eat for just $10.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT HEIRLOOM
Chef Clark Barlowe and team are pulling together a special brunch menu this Sunday to celebrate mom, one that is sure to highlight the best that spring has to offer. Plus, there will be a build your own mimosa bar. Call to reserve.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT LUMIERE
Chef Tom Condron's Myers Park restaurant celebrates Mother's Day with a menu that balances lighter offerings (think citrus-cured salmon with cucumber salad or bluefin tuna nicoise) with more decadent choices, such as duck a l'Orange or lamb chops with black truffle lamb jus. All tables will start off with fresh gougeres—light puff pastries made with cheese—and Mornay sauce. A separate menu for kids is also available for the event. Call to reserve.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT THE LIBERTY
Enjoy a casual, three-course brunch with mom at The Liberty in South End. Main courses include NOLA-style BBQ shrimp, chicken and waffles, and bourbon-braised local pork cheeks. Kids under 10 eat for just $9.95. Call or go online to reserve.
Vivace's Executive Chef Mike Suppa offers a spring menu made just for mom, one that comes complete with mimosas, bellinis, and a bloody Mary bar. A three-course menu featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dishes include spaghetti carbonara, chicken with parmesan gnocchi, and a breakfast polenta made with figs and sweet ricotta. Desserts, which can be ordered separately or as part of the three-course offering, include a mascarpone cheesecake and banana and Nutella crepes.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT WP KITCHEN + BAR
WP Kitchen + Bar is serving Sunday Supper made especially for mom. The affordable, family-style meal includes crispy shrimp and calamari, ricotta gnocchi, and salted caramel pudding. Best suited to parties of four or more. Call for information or to make reservations.
For moms who prefer to stay in, Reid's Fine Foods is selling gift baskets filled with sweets, wine, and other goodies. Meanwhile, The Secret Chocolatier is offering special gift boxes for Mother's Day, along with handmade chocolate roses. Still mulling it over? Jared Misner shares a few more ideas for Mother's Day Brunch.