It is no secret that your mother has bent over backwards for you over the years. She has fed you (even if she had to force-feed you) and she has done back to back loads of laundry just so you can come home from school with that same old attitude and ask why your favorite pair of underwear isn’t in your room. Mothers will do anything for their beloved children, I mean anything. This Mother’s Day, return the favor and do something extraordinary for your mother. Take it beyond a card and a gift. Treat her to an elegant brunch and let her choose between pancakes and sautéed fish or coffee and mimosas. Take a look at the number one recommended Mother’s Day brunch restaurants in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York.
Hands down, the most desirable place to dine in San Francisco on Mother’s Day is Cotogna. The dressed down kitchen is the perfect place to spend your early afternoon casually. The restaurant is made of brick and timber, a natural wood ceiling and tile floors which help add to the already cool, yet cozy interior that radiates casual warmth. Taste butternut squash or sage on wood fired pizza like never before imagined or crab that is extremely sweet and even tangy. Still too early for you? Try eggs benedict or French toast from top-notch chef and owner Michael Tusk. Foods aside, go to Cotogna for a casual brunch and lively venue along with a compliment to the Quince Restaurant, Chef Michael Tusk’s fine dining establishment.
On the fourth floor of the Market Design Center in Philadelphia, one will find Bistro St. Tropez. Your mother will be sure to enjoy herself here. The beautiful views from the 4th floor are enough to send your mother home with a smile on her face. Staring out at the Schuylkill River, Cira Centre, and Art Museum one may enjoy the finest French cuisine this Mother’s Day. Enjoy one of the owner-chef Patrice Rames’ delicious fritatta that are stuffed with peppers, spinach and cheddar cheese or an omelet of your choice. If mom wants to switch things up and go with lunch, she can choose from an array of French recipes such as escargot or the Croque Monsieur. Bistro St. Tropez even offers the finest cuts of filet mignon to send even the grumpiest campers’ home happy.
This upscale café from Daniel Boulud is located at 20 E. 76th St. in Manhattan. Café Boulud presents a menu entrenched in French and American cuisine but picks on a world of different culinary destinations. Café Boulud is the perfect place to take your family along with your mother to eat on May 10. Indulge in steak and eggs, wild mushroom omelette, smoked salmon and Tai snapper tartare. Daniel Boulud does an amazing job at acquainting flavors and recipes that one would not normally see at a traditional French or American restaurant. You can also share a glass of the finest wine from Café Boulud’s large wine selection.
Allow your mother to experience a genuine smile this Mother’s Day and take her to one of these elegant fine dining establishments. Make sure you go with an empty stomach!