Mother's Day Dining
Procrastinator's Guide to Mother's Day Dining: New restaurants offer brunch for the first time
There’s still time to make your reservations for a Mother’s Day meal on Sunday, and we've got your go-to list for top menus at seven hot spots new to the Mom's Day game this year.
Treat mom to an Italian feast at one of two seatings at CityCentre’s Radio Milano: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 5 - 9 p.m. Get your fill at the pasta, egg, carving and salad stations during brunch ($45 per adult; $20 for children ages 5-12). You’ll also enjoy items like short ribs (with tomato sauce and spring vegetables) and chicken Parmesan (with your choice of roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes or asparagus). Save room for dessert from chocolate mousse to carrot cake.
Take mom out for a night on the town, and a three-course, prix fixe dinner ($60 per person) featuring items like lobster soup (with crostini and pesto) and duck breast (with cherry sauce, cabbage and chickpeas).
The spread of all-you-can-eat items (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown's Picasso Room, offers an assortment of goodies including omelet, waffle and dessert stations, plenty of a la carte items (think chile rubbed tenderloin with mashed potatoes and roasted banana, and walnut French toast), a cold seafood bar with shrimp and crab claws, and more ($79 per adult; $50 for mom).
Uptown Park's chic Tex-Mex dining spot, Anejo, presents its first ever Mother’s Day buffet ($45 per person) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Expect street taco, breakfast taco and omelet stations and a complimentary to Orange Kiss cocktail (made with orange vodka, orange-flavored cognac liqueur, orange bitters and sparkling wine) for mom.
Celebrate at Washington Ave. eatery, Commonwealth, with a three-courses of New American fare — and a free mimosa for mom ($35 per person). Start with items such as cherrywood smoked salmon (with dill creme fraiche, hash browns and eggs) or a cheese plate. We recommend the eggs Benedict (with crab claws and corn) or chicken and biscuits (with gravy and a fried egg) as your second course. Chocolate mousse and a fruit tart are on the list of desserts.
Rice Village's Sud Italia will host a special three-course menu ($55 per person) of standout coastal Italian cuisine (11 a.m.- 5p.m.). Highlights include the fritto misto starter (a fried combination of lobster, shrimp, calamari and vegetables), the red snapper entree (filet sauteed in white wine broth with herbs and tomatoes and served over a bed of mixed vegetables) and third-course dessert, cannoli. PS Bottomless blood orange mimosas can be yours for $15.
Load up at the buffet ($49 per person) at the upscale but comfy River Oaks neighborhood gem (11a.m.-4p.m.). While the menu here is heavy on the akaushi beef (a breed of Japanese cattle raised in Texas) including rib roast, beef bacon eggs Benedict and lasagna with akaushi beef bolognese, you'll also find citrus-brined fried chicken, fruit salad and more.
Along with omelet and dessert stations and a build your own waffle bar, the lavish buffet-style meal ($39 per adult; $14 for kids under 12) at the homey Paul's Kitchen (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) features buttermilk fried chicken, poached eggs (with bacon, buttermilk biscuits and chorizo gravy) and other tasty American dishes.
Did we miss any new restaurants that are offering Mother's Day brunch for the first time? If so, let us know in the comments section below.