The moms (and mother figures) in our lives have undoubtedly earned a day of thanks and celebration this year. These dedicated women put in extra hours every day as they juggle competing priorities. Mothers always make sure that those they love are cared for, so treat her to a celebration worthy of her efforts with brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert specials for Mother’s Day weekend.
Les Madeleines: Fraisier and Paris-Brest desserts
Salt Lake City’s quintessential French patisserie is baking up two show-stopping desserts to celebrate moms.
The Fraisier ($59) is a masterpiece of a vanilla cake filled with vanilla crème mousseline and diced strawberries macerated with orange zest and Grand Marnier. It’s topped with fresh strawberries and chocolate curls. And the gorgeous Paris-Brest ($49) cake, which Les Madeleines founder Chef Romina Rasmussen describes as “basically a giant creme puff,” is made with coconut mousseline. Both 8-inch cakes serve 10 to 12 guests, and individual servings of both desserts can also be ordered.
Les Madeleines will also offer a pan of take and bake cinnamon rolls ($24) that come with baking instructions and vanilla bean cream cheese frosting.
Mother’s Day orders must be placed online at lesmadeleines.com by May 4. All items will be available for pick up on May 8 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Les Madeleines at 216 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City.
Franck’s: Three-course brunch
Head to Franck’s for a three-course brunch that will impress everyone in the family. The meal begins with an amuse bouche of “watermelon pretending to be tuna” complete with wasabi yogurt, black tobiko and wasabi peas. Then dive into the 118-degree, slow-cooked Tasmanian ocean trout dressed with a rhubarb-peppercorn jus and rhubarb jam. The second course features tamari-glazed kurobuta pork with a ginger, radish and sprout salad, followed by the dessert course of mascarpone torte topped with salted pistachios and sun-dried strawberries.
Mother’s Day brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 9, at Franck’s Restaurant, at 6263 S. Holladay Blvd. in Salt Lake City. The cost is $75 for adults and $45 for children. Reservations can be made at francksfood.com or by calling 801-274-6264.
Hearth and Hill: Dine-in or takeout brunch
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a spring feast for four from Hearth and Hill in Park City. Enjoy beef tenderloin sliders, spinach and feta quiche, smoked trout salad, horseradish crusted salmon, chive whipped potatoes, blackened cauliflower and a chocolate mousse cake from Streusel SLC for $190.
Additional add-ons such as a dozen deviled eggs ($10), six cheddar biscuits ($8) and a bloody mary mix package ($20) can be ordered to further delight any mom.
This meal is available for both dine in or curbside pickup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9 at 1153 Center Drive in Park City. Order online at hearth-hill.com or call 435-200-8840.
Log Haven: Four-course lunch
Head up Millcreek Canyon for stunning views and spectacular food with Log Haven’s four-course lunch. Mom will first enjoy an Oregon Bay shrimp cocktail followed by a choice of either San Marzano tomato soup with burrata cheese or a Bloomsdale spinach salad with bacon, egg and honey-lemon dressing. Entree choices include pan-seared filet mignon, grilled king salmon, grilled organic chicken breast, peppered Duroc pork chop or Parmigiano-Reggiano risotto. Each are offered with a suggested wine pairing and sides. Finish Mom’s meal with either vanilla panna cotta with fresh berries, a lemon lavender tart or a chocolate ganache tart with vanilla ice cream.
Log Haven’s Mother’s Day lunch is offered Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road in Salt Lake City. The meal is $56.95 for adults and $39.95 for children. Reservations can be made by calling 801-272-8255 or visiting log-haven.com.
Toscano: Brunch specials
Mom and the entire family can enjoy brunch specials on May 9 at Toscano at 11450 S. State St. in Draper. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., choose from brunch classics like a ham and egg croissant sandwich ($14) with prosciutto and arugula or Italian biscuits and gravy ($15). Perhaps crepes filled with lemon curd and berries ($13) are more Mom’s style, or even a breakfast pizza ($13) topped with bacon, sausage and eggs. Kids can enjoy breakfast for just $8.
Make your reservation by calling 801-572-5507 or by visiting Toscano-restaurant.com.
Chop Shop: Make-at-home meal
Is Mom still not comfortable dining out, or is your favorite Park City restaurant closed for mud season? Bring a feast home instead! Get four 6- to 8-ounce fillets from Creekstone Farms with four twice-baked potatoes ready to reheat in the oven, and grill-ready asparagus from Park City butcher Chop Shop for $200.
Order online at chopshopparkcity.com or call 435-604-0244 before 2 p.m. on May 6. Pick up your order at 1177 Center Drive in Park City between May 7 and 9.
Stein Eriksen Lodge: Buffet brunch
Stein Eriksen Lodge is offering a decadent buffet brunch for Mother’s Day on May 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy fresh and smoked seafood, rhubarb pancakes, soups, salads, berry trifles, grilled lamb T-bone, bread pudding, lemon huckleberry sticky buns and even sushi. The buffet is $75 for adults and $28 for children, at 7700 Stein Way in Park City. To make a reservation, call 435-645-6455 or visit steinlodge.com.
O.P. Rockwell: Tea party, live music, mimosa bar
Celebrate Mom as well as the return of live music at O.P. Rockwell’s tea party and mimosa bar on May 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As you listen to the Celtic sounds of acoustic band Synkõfa, sip on multiple varieties of tea, hot chocolate or coffee, and nibble on lemon poppy scones, truffles, and strawberries with Chantilly cream. Admission of $23 per person includes the tea package. Also, mimosas, wine, beer and charcuterie offerings are available to purchase at this 21-plus event, which will be held in the Rockwell Listening Room at the venue, at 268 Main St. in Park City. Make your reservation by visiting OPRockwell.com.
Grub Steak Park City: Seafood dinner
Mainstay Park City steakhouse Grub Steak is offering an elegant seafood dinner for Mom on May 9. Begin with a choice of Caesar salad, wild rice and mushroom soup, or a dinner salad, followed by a shrimp-stuffed salmon fillet topped with crab meat, and asparagus with a lemon basil cream sauce. End your meal on a sweet note with a housemade dessert like chocolate decadence cake or New York style cheesecake, all for $54.75. Visit grubsteakparkcity.com to make a reservation.
Pago: Brunch and take-home meal kits
This buzzy spot in Salt Lake City’s 9th and 9th neighborhood will be offering a special Mother’s Day brunch menu on May 9 for $32 per person. Peruse a basket of fresh pastries while you pick a starter; options include a kale Caesar salad; pickled strawberries with beets; marinated asparagus; a shrimp cocktail; or egg salad with seeded crackers. For your main course, choose from breakfast favorites and savory brunch dishes including eggs Benedict, French toast, poutine, trout kedgeree, pozole rojo, the Pago burger, or the Pago breakfast, which comes with scrambled eggs, veggies and potatoes.
If you’d rather eat with Mom at home, Pago has three-course vegetarian ($45) and omnivore ($65) meal kits for two people available for preorder. Pick up your meal at the restaurant, at 878 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City, on May 8.
Seating is limited for brunch, so make a reservation by calling 801-532-0777 or visiting PagoSLC.com.
— Heather L. King owns www.slclunches.com and can be found on social media @slclunches.