Liberty Market Strawberry Shortcake | Photo Courtesy Knife & Fork Media Group
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9 and local restaurants are celebrating with multi-course meals, exclusive menu items and novelty cocktails. Here’s a running list of restaurants celebrating Mom this May with sustenance – and lots of Champagne, natch.
Ember at We-Ko-Pa
Raise a glass for moms everywhere with a complimentary Bellini, mimosa or glass of Champagne, plus an elaborate brunch including an amuse bouche, appetizer, entrée and dessert for $65. Personally, we can’t wait to celebrate Mom with orange creamsicle cheesecake.
10438 Wekopa Way, Fort McDowell, 480-789-8544, wekopacasinoresort.com
Give mom the gift of a day off from cooking with nomada Provisions’ Cook for Mother Box, which consists of charcuterie, salad, beef roast and semolina cake. Pick up the gourmet to-go meal (no actual cooking required) on Mother’s Day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Select bottles of wine to complement the meal will be discounted in-store. The boxes are $55 for two servings and $100 for four.
3410 N. 24th St., 602-218-6958, nomadaphx.com
Phoenix City Grille
In addition to its regular menu of scratch-made goodies, Phoenix City Grille is cooking up two Mother’s Day specials: Filet Oscar with caramelized cipollini onion smashed Yukon potatoes, lump crab meat, organic asparagus and Meyer lemon hollandaise ($44) and pan-roasted Chula Seafood wild Alaskna halibut with citrus-roasted local beets, haricot verts, Champagne beurre blanc and toasted Marcona almonds ($34).
5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix, 602-266-3001, phoenixcitygrille.com
Cheers to all moms! The newly remodeled and reopened LDV Winery Tasting Room is offering half-off glasses of rosé all day, plus 25 percent off bottles of rosé and Viognier. Table service reservations are recommended for parties of four or more.
7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-664-4822, ldvwinery.com
This renowned diner/deli is offering take-home meals for Mom including a traditional brunch ($59.99; serves four) and a family feast featuring hot corned beef, pastrami, potato pancakes and more ($79.99; serves four to six).
Five Valley locations, chompies.com
Trapp Haus BBQ
Trapp Haus, a beloved Downtown barbecue joint, is serving up a sweet and savory brunch for Mother’s Day, featuring red velvet waffles, country ham and eggs, pork belly sweet potato hash, shrimp and grits and candy bacon. Each meal is $25 and includes a bottle of Champagne and assorted juices. “MamaMosas” specially created by The Hive’s mixology maven Bridgette Baldwin will also be available.
511 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-466-5462, trapphausbbq.com
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
A three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu features your choice of a starter, entrée and dessert for $65. Highlights include braised beef short ribs, pecan wood-grilled grouper and sweet shrimp and lemon biscotti-crusted strawberry cheesecake.
10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, 480-483-0009, rusconiskitchen.com
Match Market & Bar
Celebrate Mother’s Day with breakfast or brunch at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. Specials include smoked salmon Benedict and fried coconut gelato ($24 each). Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to snag a seat at the recently revamped restaurant – and maybe even grab a last-minute gift at the market.
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-675-8080, matchphx.com
Stop by this upscale café from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Mother’s Day brunch specials including griddled bread pudding ($12), steak and eggs ($26) and strawberry shortcake ($8). A special Mother’s Day cocktail featuring vodka, orange juice, grenadine and a Prosecco float is also available for $10.
230 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, 480-892-1900, libertymarket.com
Nonna Urban Eatery
Nonna welcomes spring with a prix fixe meal with options including potato gnocchi, miso cod with mushrooms, shallot and asparagus, and semolina cake with orange blossom syrup and pistachios for dessert. The three-course special menu is $48 per person and guests can also enjoy specials on bottles of sparkling wine.
7240 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-663-3296, nonnascottsdale.com