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Best Mother’s Day Meals in Los Angeles

May 3, 2011 4:38 PM

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This Mother’s Day, celebrate that special mom in your life at one of Southern California’s top restaurants. While locals will likely gather for brunch in venues across the Southland, be sure to check out these unique events with mom as the center of the day’s celebrations. You’ll probably need to make reservations, so be proactive!

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May 8, 10AM – 3PM

Mother’s Day High Tea and Cookbook Signing


8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 559-6300
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with cupcakes, cookbooks, and crafts at this eclectic Japanese cosplay cafe. The cafe will offer a High Tea featuring local recipe and design blogger justJENN’s Royal/T Milk Tea-infused cupcakes. Additional brunch items include Brioche French Toast with Fresh Berries, Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Organic Mixed Greens, a Smoked Salmon Plate and more. A kid’s craft table featuring justJENN design products will be set up and she will be on hand to sign copies of her latest book. The venue’s shop will also have a selection of special edition gifts for sale.

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May 7-13

Festa Della Mamma Week

Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
3(10) 451-3525
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Take a culinary trip to Italy’s Lake Country at one of the best, authentic Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. For the entire week starting with Mother’s Day, the restaurant will offer multi-course prix-fixe menu options inspired by Executive Chef Walter Cestrone and his mother’s (Mama Nina) home-cooked cuisine. The week includes Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day (when the restaurant opens at 10:30 AM instead of the usual 4:00 PM). The dishes will incorporate local ingredients and housemade products like duck sausage and fresh pasta. Optional wine pairings will be available for an additional cost.

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May 8, 11 AM – 2:30 PM

Mother’s Day Brunch

Tradition by Pascal

1000 N. Bristol
Newport Beach, CA. 92660
(949) 263 9400 Ext.1

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Offering light French cuisine with a provençal flair, Tradition by Pascal has been rated the number one restaurant in the OC for over ten years by the Zagat Guide. Their four course Mother’s Day Brunch features Scampi Provençal, Grilled Irish Salmon, Roasted Quail Stuffed with Poultry Sausage and more. The restaurant will also offer a gourmet three-course child’s brunch menu which will feature a Saucisson and Brie Plate, a Chicken Crêpe, Quiche Lorraine, Crème Caramel, and more.

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May 8, 10AM – 2PM

Mother’s Day Brunch

21 Oceanfront

2100 West Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-2100
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With stunning waterfront views, this venue is Newport Beach’s premier steak and seafood restaurant. Their seafood brunch buffet includes peel and eat shrimp, a smoked salmon platter, Mediterranean chicken, a carving station with breast of turkey and prime rib au jus, and much more. The restaurant’s in-house French pastry chef features a variety of homemade desserts and pastries.

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May 8, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 9 PM

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner

Temecula Creek Inn

44501 Rainbow Canyon Road
Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 694-1000
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Situated in the heart of wine country, the Temecula Creek Inn is a picturesque retreat from busy city living. Mother’s Day Brunch will be held at their Temet Grill which was voted Best Restaurant and Brunch for 2011 by Inland Empire Magazine. Their lavish menu includes made-to-order omelets, fresh Belgium Waffles, a variety of salads, carving stations featuring Rib-eye Roast, Glazed Ham and Salmon Wellington, Steamed Manila Clams and Black Mussels, and the price includes Bloody Mary’s and Champagne. Be sure to save room for their dessert spread which includes a Chocolate Fountain. In the spirit of philanthropy, 10% of proceeds from Mother’s Day dining will be donated to Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer support center in Murrieta.

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May 8, 10 AM – 3 PM

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch

McKinley’s Grille

601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 868-5915
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Enjoy al fresco dishes made with hand-selected and hand-harvested ingredients at this popular Inland Empire restaurant. Serving the finest New American Cuisine, head Chef David Teig prepares the menus using a selection of farm-to-table produce grown on-site at the restaurant’s farm. Guests can dine traditionally inside the restaurant or outside for a more private dining experience including on the patio, Grotto or wine pavilion. The venue’s expansive Mother’s Day Brunch will feature made-to-order omelets, a carvery, Sunflower Cilantro Crusted Atlantic Salmon, Mushroom Ravioli and more.

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May 8, 4 Seating Times Starting at 10 AM

Mother’s Day at Terranea

Terranea Resort

6610 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Reservations (866) 802-8000
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With spectacular ocean views and a tranquil ambiance, Terranea is a stark contrast to the business of Los Angeles. The resort will host a Mother’s Day brunch in their Palos Verdes Ballroom featuring an array of gourmet food stations including an Omelet & Egg Station, Buttermilk Pancake Station, Carving Board including Salmon and Prime Rib, as well as a Pasta Kitchen and Sushi Bar. Save room for their full dessert bar which features Chocolate Coffee Crème Brulee Tartlet, Lemon Chiffon and Peach Blueberry Crumble.

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May 7, 11 AM – 4 PM

Mother’s Day Diaper Drive and Pizza Party

Fresh Brothers Pizza

5 Locations around Los Angeles including Calabasas, Westlake Village, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach
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No mother should have to choose food, clothing and other essentials over diapers. But that is the choice facing women living in low-income communities and homeless shelters across the country. Because diapers are not covered under programs like WIC, the need is great. This Mother’s Day, you can make a difference by donating a pack of diapers during the Help a Mother Out 1- day diaper drive. Visit one of five Fresh Brothers locations throughout Los Angeles to donate a pack or box of diapers or a cash donation and they’ll give you a gift certificate for a free one topping personal pizza as a thank you for helping a mother out. This is no small thank you — Fresh Brothers Pizza has a wide and delicious variety of topping combos and crust options, even a special sauce that hides the veggies so your kids will eat them!

Caryn Bailey sure hopes someone in her family gets this enormous hint. She blogs at Rockin’ Mama.

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