Mother’s Day 2021 Gifts & Meals

Here’s some of my favorites spots in LA that are offering special meals and gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day:

  1. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele on Mother’s Day 

Make a reservation on the garden patio at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele for Italian specialties including carpaccio di pesce with scallops, tuna, and swordfish; eggplant parmigiana; ravioli di ricotta with cherry tomato and fresh basil sauce; or a slow cooked Jidori chicken served with mashed potato. The full menu is also available. Reservations can be made via Open Table  or by calling the restaurant directly. 1534 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood (323)366-2408.

2. Pie Hole edible flower pie holes

This Mother’s Day, instead of edible arrangements and bouquets, give mom a dozen flower pie holes to enjoy.  Available at all locations, The Pie Hole is taking Mother’s Day pre-orders for edible bouquets of pie holes. They are making strawberry and blueberry pie bites topped with whipped cream and edible wild flowers for $29.95 per dozen or $2.95 per pie hole. Pre-orders can be made for in-store pick up or delivery. For the nearest location, go to www.thepieholela.com. 6314 Hollywood Blvd., (323)963-5174.

3. Cafe Gratitude’s Chocolate Box

Express gratitude for mom this Mother’s Day with a plant-based chocolate box from Cafe Gratitude. Each chocolate box is crafted with vegan ingredients and contains a variety of truffles and chocolates for $16. Inside are coconut almond truffles, Brazil nut ganaches, and almond butter squares. These special boxes are available now through May 9. Go online for locations https://cafegratitude.com. 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383.

4. The Front Yard at The Garland

Celebrate mom on May 9 at The Front Yard enjoying a three-course meal on the expansive outdoor patio, paired with signature cocktails, wine or local brews. Start with a choice of beef carpaccio; sauteed shrimp or roasted tomato soup. Entree options include smoked salmon Benedict; 10 oz English cut prime rib; Chilean sea bass; lobster bolognese or fire-roasted Mary’s half chicken. Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request. Finish with a chocolate espresso pot de creme; rum butter pound cake or peach frangipane tart. This special meal is $65 for adults and $29 for children under 12. Reservations are required via OpenTable. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. (818)255-7290.

5. Take Mom to dine at the beach at Hotel Casa del Mar

Treat mom to a beachside brunch or dinner overlooking the ocean on May 9 at Terrazza Restaurant inside Hotel Casa del Mar. The three-course specialty prix-fixe brunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Menu highlights include fresh oysters, crab cake eggs Benedict, heirloom tomato and burrata from Puglia, grilled local bass, and fresh tagliatelle. Desserts include a pecan and walnut chocolate brownie, coconut panna cotta, or poached pear with cactus coulis. The restaurant offers a children’s menu that  includes beef sliders, chicken fingers, and cheese pizza. This three-course brunch starts at $85 per person. A special dinner menu is $95 per person from 5 to 9 p.m. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica (310)581-5533.

6. Huckleberry

Order today, May 6 before 3 p.m., a variety of fun and easy brunch kits for mom on Mother’s Day. Choose from huevos rancheros, avocado toast or country breakfast kits. There are also delicious heat and serve items, such as market veggie frittatas, roasted Yukon Gold breakfast potatoes, chocolate cherry croissant bread pudding, blueberry cornmeal cake, and a Mother’s Day cookie decorating kit. Add a mimosa kit, grapefruit spritzer kit, or coffee and tea boxes. Order online through Tock or calling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Orders are available for pickup on Sunday, May 9 starting at 9 a.m. Due to limited availability, some items may sell out. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310)451-2311. 

7. Mom will enjoy Ospero at Pendry West Hollywood 

Chef Wolfgang Puck is back on the Sunset Strip at Pendry West Hollywood. His new casual luxe Ospero restaurant offers breakfast staples, a full bar, Farmers Market salads, wood burning pizzas, pastas, vegan dishes, seafood specialities and spectacular desserts. Dine overlooking the lively Sunset Strip and the Comedy Store or on the intimate outdoor terrace overlooking Pendry Residences and Los Angeles beyond. For a much-needed rejuvenating Mother’s Day gift, give mom a facial and massage from the newly-opened Spa Pendry. Reserve a 60-minute massage and facial, and mom will receive a complimentary gift. Afterwards, moms can to Bar Pendry to enjoy a special La Chamomile cocktail, specially curated for the occasion with gin, chamomile tea, fresh lime, and french herbs. 8430 Sunset Blvd., (323)918-3420.

8. Conservatory re-opens for dinner and Mother’s Day brunch

Enjoy dinner and weekend brunch outdoors with a reservations on the Conservatory website or Resy. The dinner menu includes charred maple honey nut squash; popcorn chicken; Bolognese pappardelle with Beyond Meat ragu; Cali turkey wrap; Nicoise salad; Conservatory burger; breakfast burrito; tres leches french toast, and Conservatory brunch bowl with eggs your way, bacon or lox, aged cheddar, and tater tots. Beverage Director Lisa Beaumont’s specialty cocktail menu includes rose’ sangria carafes and mimosa kits for four people, plus some refreshing mocktails. 8289 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)654-0020.

9. Roses and Rosé for Mother’s Day at STK Steakhouse 

Make Mother’s Day sparkle with specialty brunch items like lobster and eggs Benedict or cinnamon french toast. Mom’s can enjoy $9.99 rosé wine specials featuring Whispering Angel and Chandon Sparkling Rosé during both brunch and dinner on May 9. For those staying home, there is a Mother’s Day Surf, Turf and Vine basket available for take out and delivery for $129. Pre-order today two filets with grilled prawns, cheesecake and a bottle or Whispering Angel Rosé. A red or white wine alternative is also available. Reservations and pre-orders can be made at https://stksteakhouse.com/mothers-day.  930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood (310)659-3535.

This article was featured in the Beverly Press on May 6, 2021.

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