This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8—a time to recognize the special lady in your life who fills a motherly role. Whether it’s your own mom, wife, aunt, mom-in-law, or best friend, the Valley is home to some delicious brunch, buffet and other special dining deals perfect for her big day. Here are just a few we found; be sure to call ahead of time and make reservations as seats usually fill up fast!
Treat Mom to a spectacular 3-course plated menu with a beautiful view and a special gift this Mother’s Day at Flourish, the signature restaurant of CopperWynd Resort & Club.
Executive Chef Josh Bracher has created a tempting 3-course menu with chef specialties made-to-order. Selections include a melon salad with prosciutto de Parma, pazanella bread salad and Asian chopped salad for the first course; horchata style French toast, Granny Smith apple pancakes, smoked pork belly confit cowboy hash with poached eggs, shrimp and grits, smoked salmon, chimichurri beef tenderloin and coffee-rubbed lamb chops for the second course; and choices such as zucchini cake, carrot cake, rum cake and flourless chocolate cake for the sweet finish.
Every Mom at brunch will receive a special gift—a voucher for 25% off any spa treatment at The Spa at CopperWynd. The special Mother's Day brunch is offered Sunday, May 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices range from $29 to $42 (plus tax and gratuity), depending on choice of entree. Call 480.333.1880 to make reservations.
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
On Mother’s Day moms dining at Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill will get a free slice of Ancho Fudge Pie with purchase of an entrée. Made with pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips and ancho chile peppers, this dessert is sure to pack a punch!
Z’Tejas has five locations throughout the Valley; visit their website to find the one closest to you and mom.
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is serving up Vanilla Champagne Crepes with Berry Compote for just $11.99 all day on Mother’s Day! Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is a unique café that boasts a full menu, coffees and drinks. People can shop for healthy items to make nutritious meals in the marketplace.
Located on the corner of Bethany and 16th Street, this neighborhood spot is a staple in central Phoenix. Note: reservations are not taken but you can call 602-773-1339 for more information.
SOL Mexican Cocina
Nothing like a little spiciness in your breakfast to add to the day! Kick off Mother’s Day at SOL Cocina on Sunday, May 8. SOL will offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moms will also get a free mimosa with purchase of an entrée. Reservations are recommended.
Sink your teeth into the Chorizo & Potato Scramble—diced red potatoes, onions, garlic, chorizo, fresh spinach, tomatoes & eggs scrambled & topped with queso fresco & smoky crema. Try their Crab & Shrimp Benedicto—crisp-fried crab & shrimp cakes topped with poached eggs & chipotle-orange hollandaise sauce, double smoked bacon, avocado and refried black beans. Located at the Scottsdale Quarter, SOL Mexican Cocina’s menu features Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients.
Miracle Mile Deli
Moms will enjoy a free slice of pie this Mother’s Day at Miracle Mile Deli with the purchase of an entrée. Enjoy your choice of Apple, Cherry, Blueberry, Coconut Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Pumpkin, Pecan or Boston Cream.
Miracle Mile Deli has been a staple in the Valley for 66 years. The locally owned restaurant recently moved to their new venue at 4433 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.
For Mother’s Day, the Valley Pita Jungle restaurants are offering “Bubbles & Roses” for moms. All mothers who dine at Pita Jungle on May 8 for lunch or dinner will be given a rose and complimentary bubbly drink (champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine – varies by location). Limit two complimentary bubbly drinks per mother.
All locations except Fashion Square are participating.
Mother’s Day Dining at Hotel Valley Ho
The Hotel Valley Ho Mother’s Day Buffet is in SoHo Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring an array of salads, fresh fruit, omelets made to order, a carving station with turkey and ham, and desserts worth saving room for. The price is $69 per person, plus tax, gratuity, and alcohol; or $19 for children 12 and under.
ZuZu is serving brunch from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dine inside or on the shaded patio, with live music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the famous Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy favorites off the seasonal brunch menu or the Smoked Salmon Benedict special with organic spinach, poached eggs and dill caper hollandaise. You can also stop by ZuZu for dinner between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., featuring the seasonal menu along with several specials including Sweet Local Corn Soup, Cod with Lump Crab and Farro, and White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie. Delish!
Original Breakfast House
Delicious breakfast treats will be served from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Original Breakfast House on Mother’s Day.
Entrees include the Squash Blossom Omelette, Smoked Salmon, Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes, Triple Berry French Toast, and more. Lunch items will be available as well.
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mother’s Day, The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's will host a special several courses long meal for $65 per person. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be live jazz.
Courses include delicious dishes such as: asparagus and shrimp dishes, smoked salmon, eggs benedict, En Papillote, lamb and delicious seasonal sweets such as chocolate crepe cake.
Zappone’s Italian Bistro
Located in Gilbert, the affordable Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Zappone’s ($29.95 per adult; $14.95 for kids ages 10 and under) includes a variety of breakfast favorites.
Menu items include: Fresh Maple Waffles; Nutella & Banana Crepe; Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, & Frittata Sandwiches; Scrambled Eggs – Sausage & Roasted Potatoes; Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin; Casa Salad; Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken, Fontina, Asparagus, Mushroom Sauce; Creamy Pesto Shrimp Penne; and more. Dessert includes: Cannolis; Flourless Chocolate Cake Bites and Creampuffs.
Los Sombreros in Scottsdale is offering a three-course quesadilla Mother’s Day Feast for $19.99 per person or $24.95 per person if you include a glass of wine (red or white), sangria, house margarita, Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
The feast begins at noon and includes:
- Course One, Crepes: (choice of one)
- Chicken, with chipotle tomato sauce in Chicharrón cream sauce
- Hongos, with goat cheese & rajas in a corn/poblano cream sauce
- Vegetarian, with spinach and vegetables, goat cheese in poblana and chipotle cream sauce
- Seafood, with fish, shrimp and crab
- Course Two, Mexico City Style Quesadillas: (choice of one)
- Chicharron en salsa verde and refried black beans
- Picadillo, sweet ground beef
- Hibiscus con salsa verde and crema
- Huitlacoche with goat cheese and chipotle tomato sauce
- Course Three: (choice of)
- Kahlua Flan
- Bailey’s Flan
- Vanilla Flan
Perk Eatery is offering a fixed menu for Mother’s Day 2016 and $3 mimosas for mom! The special Mother's Day menu is offered from 6:30 am to 3 pm.
Some highlights from the menu include:
- Eggs ’n' Bacon (or sausage, ham) 8.99
- Breakfast enchiladas 13.99
- Wine country French toast 11.99
- Chicken on the coup 10.99
- Cowboy Steak n Eggs 14.99
- Huevos Rancheros 10.49
- Fancy Pants Scramble 10.99
- Mediterranean Omelette 8.99
- Corned Beef Hash n Eggs 9.99
- Mucho Smootcho Sandwich 9.99
- Palo Sandwich 9.99
- Classic Burger 9.99
- Rueben Sandwich 9.99
Perk Eatery is located at 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 159 in the Safeway Plaza in Scottsdale.
Thirsty Lion Tempe and Scottsdale
Spend Mother’s Day at Thirsty Lion in Tempe and Scottsdale! With lighter entrees like the Blackened Salmon & Quinoa Mango Salad and fresh cocktails like the Lion Lemonade, you’ll even have enough room for the Strawberry Rhubarb & White Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert.
In addition to the delicious food and drinks, Thirsty Lion will be giving all moms free chocolate on Mother’s Day.
Kelly’s at Southbridge
Celebrate Mother’s Day with delicious food and all day happy hour with Kelly’s at Southbridge!
Start the day off with tasty appetizers like caprese salad and bruschetta and top it off with a signature Kelly’s martini. Enjoy half price appetizers, bruschetta, bottles of wine and champagne as well as $4 drafts, house wines, wells and $4 off signature cocktails.
The Keg at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace
The Keg at Desert Ridge and Tempe Marketplaces will open early (at noon) on Mother’s Day only. They will be featuring a three-course fixed price menu.
Just in times for Mother’s Day, The Keg is celebrating the new season with the launch of 11 signature spring cocktails and martinis. Drawing inspiration from trends around the world, the new cocktails feature contemporary twists on old classics, house-made ingredients including drunken Bing cherries and chocolate syrup as well as the use of fresh fruits and herbs such as raspberries, strawberries, rosemary and mint.