When: May 12, 10-2:30
How much: $65 for adults, $25 for children
Start off your morning with a create-your-own juice blend at the restaurant at the Four Seasons. Choose from chilled maple duck breast, grilled chicken on a waffle, and their selections of free-range eggs benedict for your included entree and appetizer. Finish at the dessert buffet, with ART’s stunning view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
When: Sunday, 9-2:15
How much: $30, $15 for children
For vegies and vegies at heart, Café Flora offers a three-course vegetarian and vegan menu of strawberry lavender French toast, duck egg and root latkes. Like most who dine here, you’ll be screaming, “I can’t believe this is vegan.” Reservations required.
Volunteer Park Cafe
When: Sunday, 6 pm
How much: $40
Gather around the community dinner table for family-style servings of strawberry and rhubarb salad, Alaskan halibut with artichokes and couscous, and chocolate torte with raspberries, all set in the middle of the communal table for a true family feel. If brunch is more your thing, VPC will be open at its normal time of 8am, serving up the likes of caramelized banana brioche French toast and a specialty strata. Reservations required.
When: Sunday, all day
How much: free for moms
All Seattle Cupcake Royale locations will offer a free ice cream to all frostituting moms. One scoop, any flavor you like. If however you prefer an ice cream sammie, West Seattle and Madrona locations will be serving them homemade, instead of a scoop.
When: Sunday, 11–3
How much: adults: $49.95, children: $24.99
In addition to chef Mark Bodinet's a la carte menu, you’ll have the options of the Mother’s Day brunch buffet and a prix fixe lunch of gastronomical invention. Reservations strongly encouraged.
To celebrate mothers everywhere, John Howie's establishments are gifting boxes of six housemade truffles with the purchase of his new cookbook, Passion and Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table. Call ahead to have it preordered, gift-wrapped, and set at the table for when the party arrives.
When: Sunday, 9-3
How much: adults: $32, children: $10, children under 5: free
Chandler’s brunch includes complimentary coffee cake with a starter and an entree, and a killer view of Lake Union to boot. That-day-fresh seafood selections of Dungeness crab cakes and broiled king salmon filets will be sizzling, in addition to breakfast standards such as corned beef hash and eggs benedict.
When: Sunday, two seatings: 10:30 or 1
How Much: $40
Family style just got gourmet. In typical Corson Building fashion, the menu will be determined at the whimsy of its chef and the bounty of the land. Gather with other families around community tables in this Georgetown treasure.
Eric and Sophie Banh will honor their own mother with her favorite dish: dumplings. Choose between vege and non, and spread the dim sum joy with Monsoon’s fresher-than-fresh Vietnamese creations.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
When: May 11, 2 pm (hour-long class)
How much: $50
Treat mom to a cooking class at Hot Cakes. Founder and chocolatier extraordinaire Autumn Martin will be teaching the how-tos of her dreamy shakes and award-winning caramel sauces, including a brand new recipe. Participants will also receive a signed copy of Autumn’s new book Malts and Milkshakes with a 7-ounce jar of Pacific Coast Sea Salt Caramel.
When: May 12, 7-2
How much: $25
A three-course prix fixe meal awaits visitors at the W’s swanky restaurant. Succulent selections of braised beef or duck rillette make the first course, and the entrée options look just as good with soft poached eggs, and roasted halibut. Tack on $15 to get the chef’s choice of wine pairings.
When: May 12, 10-2
How much: $25
Prix fixe offerings of Tilth’s signature fresh and savory fare include choices of mint-cherry-lemon yogurt, sourdough waffles, and cheddar biscuits with smoked pulled chicken gravy, among other things. Don’t forget the Theo ganache cake for dessert.
When: May 12, 10-4
How much: $35
Thierry Rautureau's bistro will serve three courses for mom, with vegetarian options available. Entrée selections include lamb shanks, fresh spring salads and that day’s market catch. Desserts of gourmet cookies or chocolate caramel cake await your satisfied finish.
Aqua by El Gaucho
When: May 12, 10-2
How much: a la carte
Classic omelets of fresh-caught seafood along with more innovative creations such shrimp cheese grits make the Mother’s Day menu at Aqua. If El Gaucho’s famously great service doesn’t bowl you over, the view from the tip of Pier 70 certainly will.