Mother’s Day is Sunday – More Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

by Bella Vita

Photographs courtesy of their respective owners. Used with permission.

Looking for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts to wow your special Mom? These Bay Area restaurants and confectioners have got you covered! Our best wishes to mothers everywhere. Happy Mother’s Day!

MICHAEL MINA

Make the most important lady in your life feel truly special with an afternoon or evening at one of the city’s most iconic dining destinations, MICHAEL MINA. Chef Mina’s flagship restaurant has all the details that will make mom feel pampered – from gorgeous floral arrangements and white tablecloths to immaculate service and unbeatable wine pairings. Enjoy a mid-day treat with Chef Mina’s  lunch tasting menu – a steal at only $55. Or, opt for a more indulgent evening, and treat mom with the new five course tasting menu for $135 – a product of collaboration between Executive Chef Raj Dixit and Chef Mina. If your mom is a wine aficionado, try the pairings from rising star sommelier Martin Sheehan Stross. The 29 year old has curated a highly impressive selection of fun and interesting wines. Reservations recommended. www.michaelmina.net

Recchiuti Confections

Give elegant sweets this Mother’s Day! Treat mom to Tweet Truffles ($26), a collection of hand-illustrated Mother’s Day birds perched upon 9 of Recchiuti’s signature Burnt Caramel Truffles. Also available are Recchiuti’s Pates de Fruits ($23), a long-time French favorite, bursting with four flavors of fresh fruits including Morello Cherry, Passion Fruit, Blueberry, and Pear-Lime. You can end brunch on a high note with Fleur de Sel Caramels ($24), salted caramels covered in handmade chocolate. Make a visit to Recchiuti’s flagship store in the Ferry Building Marketplace, Recchiuti at theLab in the Dogpatch, or place your order online here.

Presidio Social Club

Make your Mother’s Day brunch reservations for Sunday, May 14 now and celebrate at Presidio Social Club in the scenic Presidio. Treat mom to one of PSC’s new brunch dishes like the Oven Baked Eggs with Smoked Ham and Creamed Leeks or Levain Toast with Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Sprouts, & Gribiche Sauce. The restaurant will also have special brunch dishes available just for the holiday. And of course, don’t forget to toast to mom with sparkling Rosé or an Aperol Spritz! Reservations may be made on OpenTable or by calling (415) 885-1888.

Top of the Mark  at InterContinental Mark Hopkins

Celebrate mom on Sunday, May 14 with views of the Bay, glasses of Champagne and entertainment by pianist Michael Athens at Top of the Mark’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a buffet of options from Chef Michael Wong including breakfast specialties from the omelette and waffle stations; oysters, crab, and more from the “Fisherman’s Wharf” station; selection of cheeses and charcuterie, salads, soups, roasts, and entrees. After savory, head over to the dessert station to indulge in treats like chocolate covered strawberries, mini chocolate cupcakes, a selection of fruit, and white tiramisu trifle cake.  Mothers will be entered into a raffle to win 250,000 IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) reward points. Seatings from 10am-2pm; $125 per adult $65 per child (ages 4-12) (prices exclude tax & gratuity) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Please Call: (415) 616-6940 Mondays – Fridays: 9am-4pm

Roka Akor

Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.) invites you to celebrate the special woman in your life over a decadent brunch on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14)! Enjoy bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, and sake, as well as a special Japanese feast. Served buffet style, families and friends can indulge in a wide selection of fresh oysters, sushi, Maki rolls, signature appetizers, robata grilled steak, seafood and roasted vegetables. Cap off with a toast to mom with Roka Akor’s colorful, dessert platter, intended for the whole table to share. Mother’s Day brunch is available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Brunch with unlimited mimosas, Bellinis, and sake is priced at $118 per person and brunch without alcohol is priced at $98 per person. Additionally, dinner will be served within the hours of 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended for both brunch and dinner and can be booked by calling Roka Akor directly at 415.362.8887.

La Mar

Celebrate mom on the waterfront with a Peruvian feast at La Mar Cebichería Peruana! Alongside panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, La Mar will offer a unique Mother’s Day buffet brunch with both traditional and innovative Peruvian dishes from Chef and Peruvian-Native Victoriano Lopez. Offering colorful and fresh fare, the buffet will be offered at $85 per person for adults and $30 for children. Vibrant appetizer stations will take over the restaurant showcasing large-format versions of La Mar’s beloved Bandejas – or platters – inspired by the true Peruvian spirit. The stations will boast La Mar’s greatest hits including cebiche selections, causitas, tiraditos, nigiri, and empanadas, to name a few. Guests will also choose between four main entrées served tableside with a dessert buffet to follow. Brunch will be offered from 11am-3pm and reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling 415.397.8880.

FARM

Join FARM at Carneros for an exceptional family-style Mother’s Day Brunch featuring the region’s finest seasonal ingredients in a beautifully appointed setting. This elevated experience will feature classic brunch items with Napa Valley nuances. FARM’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be offered at $85.00 per person and $42.50 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. FARM will be open from 10am-4pm on Mother’s Day and will not offer dinner service, however the bar will remain open until 10pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation, visit www.farmatcarneros.com

Carneros Resort and Spa

Pamper mom with an indulgent Mother’s Day weekend at Carneros Resort and Spa with the “Just for Her” package. Available May 12-14, the two-night package welcomes mom with a personalized flower arrangement delivered in cottage; a 75-minute The Forager Massage at the farm-to-treatment Spa; and a family-style Mother’s Day brunch for two at FARM at Carneros, the resort’s elegant restaurant featuring the region’s finest seasonal ingredients. This package also includes 15 percent off the best available rate. Carneros Resort’s “Just for Her” packages start at $986/night for Mother’s Day weekend. To book, visit www.carnerosresort.com.  May not be combined with other promotions. Subject to availability. Blackout dates will apply.

Belle Glos Wines and Recchiuti Confections

Celebrate the special women in your life with Belle Glos Pinot Noirs and Recchiuti Confections this Mother’s Day. The acclaimed Pinot Noir brand and the beloved San Francisco chocolate company have joined forces to create a custom truffle box to pair with each of the three Belle Glos vineyard designate wines – Dairyman Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley, Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley, and Las Alturas Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. The duo invites you and your mother to join them in celebrating the launch of their special collaboration on Sunday, May 14 from 3 – 4 p.m. at Recchiuti Confections at theLab (801 22nd Street). Enjoy light bites and sample the pairings as chocolatier Michael Recchiuti and Ashley Kent of Belle Glos offer insight on the chocolate and wine pairings. Truffle boxes will be available for purchase and Belle Glos wines will be available to order. Tickets are priced at $65 per person and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Luce

Chef Daniel Corey of the Michelin-star Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco (888 Howard Street) will be offering a Mother’s Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 14 from 11am – 2:30pm. The buffet will include an omelette station and dim sum station as well as unlimited Mimosas for adults. Adults are $85 and children ages 4 – 12 are $45; prices exclude tax and gratuity.  Visit www.lucewinerestaurant.com to make reservations. NOTE – **Regular breakfast buffet and a la carte menu offered before 11:00 am.