10 Mother’s Day Venues in So Cal

Don’t let Mom cook this Sunday. Instead take her out to one of these fun dining spots. Some offer complimentary champagne and others give Mom a special gift after her meal. All will pamper Mom and help make her special day memorable.

Botega-Louie-300x1991. Downtown LA

Diners can enjoy Bottega Louie’s lobster hash, salmon mille-feuille and lemon ricotta pancakes on Mother’s Day, and children can enjoy Belgian waffles, French toast and a farmer’s market breakfast. The brunch menu includes pizzas, salads, sandwiches and small plates. Beignets, macaroons, éclairs, verrines and tartlets are served for desert. Sunday brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 700 S. Grand St. (213)802-1470.

2. Moms Love Terrine

IMG_0533Moms will enjoy chef Kris Morningstar’s Mother’s Day brunch pain perdu with vanilla-battered French toast and sea salt caramel frosting at Terrine. His signature frisée aux lardons will also be offered, with Benton’s bacon, a slow-cooked egg and mustard vinaigrette, as well as spicy fried chicken and grits with scallions and maple, and eggs in Purgatory with spicy tomato sauce, fennel pollen, basil, pecorino and crostini. Glasses of bubbly and cocktails are available from the bar. 8265 Beverly Blvd. (323)746-5130.

DSC_09883. FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place

West Hollywood’s olive oil oasis, FIG & OLIVE, will offer seasonally-driven, three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menus for $40, and dinner for $52 per person. FIG & OLIVE’s signature dishes embody executive chef Pascal Lorange’s passion for olive oils and cuisine from the Mediterranean region. Each meal begins with a taste of three distinct extra virgin olive oils served with freshly baked rosemary olive oil bread. 8490 Melrose Place. (310)360-9100.

4. Montage Beverly Hills

Treat mom to an afternoon tea service at Parq Bar with soothing music and artisan tea in hand-painted china designed by porcelain artist, Lissi Kaplan. The tea includes house-made small bites and decadent desserts. Orange creamsicle profiteroles, strawberries and cream, whoopie pies, pink velvet cupcakes with rose water butter cream and scones will be served. The afternoon tea is $75 per adult; $85 for the Royal Tea, which includes Ruinart champagne. A special Afternoon Tea for younger guests is also offered for $38, and includes champagne-
IMG_0823inspired “mocktails.”

Additionally, the Rooftop Grill will serve a classic Sunday brunch and á la carte Mother’s Day specials in a setting with sweeping views of the city and the Hollywood Hills. Guests can enjoy an interactive bloody Mary bar for $30 per person, with unlimited bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas and bellinis. The cocktails and beverages are offered tableside for $25 per person. 225 N. Canon Drive. (310)860-7990.

5. Century City – RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen is inviting moms to indulge in a four-course feast from the Far East on Mother’s Day inspired by chef Mohan Ismail. The chef will serve meals that his mother used to make at home in Singapore. The Mother’s Day feast is $58 per guest for parties of two or more. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)552-9988.

Chef-Ensault-224x3006. Church & State
Church & State is celebrating Parisian moms with a Fête des Meres Sunday supper in the Arts District, downtown. Chef Tony Esnault will prepare a prix fixe menu utilizing organic and compassionately raised ingredients, with the option of special wine pairings. Dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1850 Industrial St., #100. (213)405-1434.

7. Faith & Flower – Downtown

Faith & Flower chef Michael Hung is preparing a special brunch on Mother’s Day, with classic omelets with caviar and fine herbs;IMG_0764 whole branzino baked in parchment with snow peas, ginger and spring onion; and grilled rib-eye and eggs with green garlic and béarnaise. The regular brunch menu is also available. Drink specials are also available, including the Faith’s Mimosa with Peche de Vigne, fresh orange and sparkling rosé. 705 W. 9th St. (213)239-0642.

8. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Families can enjoy an elegant Mother’s Day dining experience at Fogo de Chão in Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles. Diners will enjoy a culinary journey through southern Brazil with fire-roasted meats carved by gaucho chefs, and a colorful gourmet Market Table with fresh vegetables, hot side dishes, charcuterie selections, smoked salmon and seasonal salads such as watermelon, feta and cucumber salad. Guests can also try the newly-introduced lighter seafood selection including mango Chilean sea bass. Fogo de Chão welcomes families of all sizes on Mother’s Day, with extended hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Meals for children 6 and under are complimentary, and children 7-12 dine for half price. Additionally, moms will receive a dining card for a complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit. 800 S. Figueroa St., (213)228-4300; 133 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)289-7755.

9. Los Feliz – Tam O’Shanter and Burke Williams

IMG_0903Mother’s Day brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tam O’Shanter, and dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Custom bloody Marys and fresh pastries will be offered, as well as dishes of rarebit, smoked chicken soup, brioche French toast, salmon “scrabble”, spring quiche and lobster filet Oscar. Additionally, Tam O’Shanter’s classic green eggs & ham is available, with two poached eggs, buttermilk biscuits, thinly sliced prosciutto, herbed hollandaise and brunch potatoes. Moms can enter a drawing for a Burke Williams gift card. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd. (323)664-0228.

10. Tipple & Brine

Executive chef Marc Johnson of Tipple & Brine is serving a variety of dishes on Mother’s Day that include seared calamari salad and kale salad with manchego, and salmon tartare. The salads can be paired with signature cocktails from bar manager A.J. Korchak, such as Orange Blossoms crafted with Beefeater gin. Tipple & Brine’s Mother’s Day hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; the bar remains open until midnight.  4633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818)528-2550.

Parts of this article was featured in the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea Newspaper.

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