Only the Best for Mom

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Event | Tags: , , | No Comments »

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, we’ve rounded up a list of restaurants serving up celebratory menus to honor everyone’s favorite parent. We’re happy to report we’re not the only ones promoting North Shore restaurants for the occasion; both 62 Resaurant and Wine Bar and Ceia Kitchen + Bar show up on on Zagat’s 10 Mother’s Day Reservations to Book Now list.

First up on our brunchtastic tour of the North Shore is 15 Walnut in Hamilton, which is offering a special brunch menu from noon to 6:00. Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, egg skillet dishes, and petite filets are all on offer, plus the regular lunch menu. Call (978) 468-2434 for a reservation.

Newburyport’s 10 Center is serving a brunch buffet from 11:00 to 3:00 for $45 per person (kids six to 12 are $15, and under six eat for free). Clearly for those with hearty appetites, there’s a bread basket, a raw bar, a salad station, eggs and breakfast meats, sides like chive mashed potatoes and mac ’n’ cheese, a carving station with turkey breast and roast prime rib, desserts like mini lemon mousse parfaits, and a sundae bar for the kids. (978) 462-6652 for reservations.

Salem’s 62 Restaurant and Wine Bar is serving brunch from 10:30 to 2:00 and dinner from 1:00 to 9:00. They’re not revealing much about the menu, but we’re sure Chef Bettencourt will be cooking up a storm. Call (978) 744-0062 to reserve.

The Blue Ox in Lynn is going all out for mom with appetizers like baked stuffed brie and lobster tacos, grilled filet mignon or stuffed suckling pig for entreés, and mascarpone cheesecake or fudge brownie gelato for dessert. Served from noon to 6:00, the price is $34 per person for three courses, and reservations are recommended at (781) 780-5722.

Ceia Kitchen and Bar in Newburyport has added a special brunch service for mother’s day with tasty sounding a la carte offerings like the lobster omelet for $14 or scallops with ramp & cucumber vichyssoise for $24. Reservations available from 10:00 to 3:00, call (978) 358-8112.

Emerson Inn’s grand brunch buffet runs from 10:00 to 3:30 in Rockport and costs $49 for adults and $24 for kids ages three to 10. The menu is extensive and includes four salads, breakfast pastries, artisan breads, grilled salmon, boursin scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, eggs benedict with lobster hollandaise, oven roasted pork, eggplant ratatouille over spinach quinoa, and a viennese dessert display. (978) 546-6321 to reserve.

If your mom loves to be outdoors, head for the Garden Café at the PEM in Salem. A $36 prix fixe brunch will be served from 11:00 to 3:00 (kids under 12 are $15.95, and members receive a 10% discount). After brunch, exchange your voucher for a free gift for mom in the gift shop. Call (978) 745-9500, ext. 3157 for information and reservations.

At Salem’s Hawthorne Hotel, the extensive buffet includes everything from belgian waffles with strawberry sauce to butternut squash souffle, baked haddock with corn crumbs, spanish style seafood stew, and a carving station with prime rib, honey-baked ham, and roasted turkey. Desserts include mini pastries, pecan bourbon pie, and raspberry cream torte. It runs from 10:30 to 6:00 and costs $40.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids 12 and under. Call (978) 825-4311 for reservations.

Victoria Station in Salem has some interesting items on their brunch menu. Alongside baked goods, fresh fruit, assorted quiche, and rice pilaf are bacon butter fried cauliflower, garlicky home fries, mediterranean shrimp, and a chorizo, jack, and egg scramble. It’s being served from 11:00 to 3:00 for $32 per person, with live music from 12:00 to 3:00.

Finally, several areas restaurants and bakeries are participating in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer from May 2 to 8, in which participating sponsors donate a percentage of the purchase of a featured baked good or dessert to breast cancer research and care. North Shore participants include 62 Restaurant, A&J King, Cakes for Occasions, Cassis Bakery, Duckworth’s Bistrot, and Mission Oak Grill.

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