Friday, May 9, 2014

Treat Mom to What She Really Wants!

She brought you into this world, she can take you out!! Spoil Mom with some of these dining and gift ideas from some of my favorite spots around L.A!

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Downtown Los Angeles’ lauded fine dining destination Patina, invites guests to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy the flavors of spring by way of a three-course, prix fixe brunch menu. Available on Sunday, May 11, the menu will feature dishes like Tartine of Dungeness Crab, served with saffron aïoli, watercress salad, and tomato pain perdu; Zucchini Agnolotti with spring peas à la française and goat cheese emulsion; and Wild Striped Bass with fennel barigoule and grape-tomato sauce vièrge. The menu is available for $55 per person, alongside an additional $29 three-course, prix fixe option for children 12 and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

 Guests may also enjoy signature sparkling cocktails, like the Fraise Fizz, a blend of champagne and fresh organic strawberry, cinnamon, and housemade basil syrup, as well as a special Mother’s Day wine menu—expertly curated by Sommelier Silvestre Fernandes—highlighting selections from $40-65.

Vertical Wine Bistro will be offering a special brunch from 11am – 2:30pm on May 11th to celebrate.  Last year their interchangeable mimosa bar was a big hit and they are bringing it back again with mixers including Ginger Royale and Pear/Cranberry.  They will also be giving a complimentary glass of champagne to the Mother’s at the table. 

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Gift Ideas

Find your favorite picture of you and mom from when you were younger as well as a current one and frame them side by side. It will be sure to tug at her heart strings!

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For the Hostess with the Mostest! 
Pick up an adorable apron for Mom from Eat Your Heart Out. It's sure to brighten up any day of baking. While you're at it, grab a matching one for yourself too! Free monogramming available for a limited time! 

Sweet Sips
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf new Spring Tea Duo gift set ($21.95; two 16-count tea tins) Featuring a Lemon Raspberry Green Tea from Shizouka, Japan and a Honey Pear Oolong Tea from Thailand, these blends are crafted and curated by The Coffee Bean’s Director of Tea and Master Blender, David DeCandia who holds nearly 20 years of industry experience and regularly travels to family-owned tea estates around the world to source the company’s selections of tea –

A Little R&R
Reserve a day for some pampering with your Mamma. Nothing cures a stressful week like a little pampering and some girl chat with your first friend.

Show off your Culinary Skills (that you clearly inherited from her)

Treat your mother to a little home cooked meal filled with some TLC. Need a bit of (p)inspiration? Check out my Best of Brunch board for some great recipes that are sure to put a smile on her face.