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MEALS FOR MOMS: Where to Dine on Mother’s Day 2021

If you haven’t decided yet on where to eat for Mother’s Day, here are some excellent choices. 


As more and more of us get vaccinated and restaurants are (somewhat) returning to normal, maybe it’s time to venture out and treat your wonderful moms to a Mother’s Day meal. Or, if you prefer to dine at home, there are some good take out and meal kit options for Mother’s Day as well. If you haven’t decided yet on where to eat for Mother’s Day, here are some excellent choices. 

At Franck’s restaurant, a Mother’s Day Brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An amuse bouche of “Watermelon Pretending to be Tuna” will be followed by 118 Degree Slow-Cooked Tasmanian Ocean Trout. The second course is Tamari-glazed Kurobuta Pork, followed by Mascarpone Torte for dessert. The cost for brunch is $75/adults and $45/kids 12 and under, tax & gratuity not included. 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will feature a 3-course Mother’s Day menu starting at $80 per person on both Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. The starter is Roasted Golden Beet Salad and entrees include Petite Filet Mignon & Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Scampi or Lobster Tail Scampi. Choose from New York Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake for dessert. 

Bambara Chef Nathan Powers and his team invite you to treat mom to a Mother’s Day a la carte Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with menu items ranging from Main Lobster & Smoky Bacon Benedict, and Farmers Breakfast, to Prime New York Strip, Wagyu Brunch Burger, Smoked Salmon Bagel, 3-Egg Omelet, Assorted Pastries, and more.

Toscano restaurant in Draper will offer Mother’s Day Sunday Specials beginning at 10 a.m. with menu items such as Kids Breakfast ($8), Eggs & Ham Croiss

ant Sandwich ($14), Italian Biscuits & Gravy ($15), Crepes ($13), Huevos Rancheros ($15), Breakfast Pizza ($13) and the Toscano Traditional Breakfast ($13). 

Pago’s Mother’s Day Brunch will feature a welcome Pastry Basket and menu selections such as Kale Caesar, Shrimp Cocktail, Marinated Asparagus, Egg Salad, Eggs Benedict, Poutine, Trout Kedgeree, Pozole Rojo, French Toast, Pago Burger and more. The price for three courses is $32 per person, plus tax & gratuity, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition, Pago is offering 3-course meal kits to take home for pre-order priced at $45 for the vegetarian option and $65 for omnivores.

Tuscany restaurant will feature Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., priced at $70/adults and $35/children 12 & under. Buffet items include Honey-Glazed Ham, Prime Rib, a Gourmet Omelet Bar, Chilled Crab Legs & Shrimp Cocktail Bar, Fresh Salads and assorted house-made Breads & Desserts. “Order at the Table” items include house-made Waffles, Florentine Eggs Benedict, and traditional Eggs Benedict. 

Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with an abundance of menu choices including an Omelet Station, Swedish Deviled Eggs, Croissant French Toast, Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers, Spicy Shrimp Ceviche, Kimi’s Eggs Benedict, Caprese Salad, Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Seared Norwegian Halibut, Poached Salmon, and many, many more items. The price is $56.50/adults; $20/children 6-11; $13/children 3-5; kids under 3 eat free.  

The Blended Table To Go is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu for take out, to pick up on Saturday, May 8. Available menu items include Whole Quiche Lorraine, Poached Salmon with Dill Creme Fraiche & Lemon, Cooked Maple Bacon, Roasted Baby Potatoes with Salsa Brava, Coffee Cake, Currant Scones, Fresh Berries with Mint & Agave, Grilled Asparagus, and more. 

Log Haven will offer a Mother’s Day luncheon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. priced at $56.95/adults and $39.95/children. Chef Dave Jones’ menu begins with Oregon Bay Shrimp Cocktail followed by a first course of San Marzano Tomato Soup or Bloomsdale Spinach Salad. Entree options include Pan-Seared Filet Mignon, Grilled King Salmon, Peppered Duroc Pork Chop, Parmesan Reggiano Risotto, or Grilled Organic Chicken Breast. Dessert will be a choice of Vanilla Panna Cotta, Lemon Lavender Tart, or Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream. 

At the Garage on Beck Nick Passey and the Perpetual Sadness will perform live from 7 to 9 p.m. and Mother’s Day Brunch menu items include Smokehouse Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Avocado Toast Benny, Blueberry Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Denver omelet, Garage Cristo, Chicken & Waffle, brunch drinks and more. 

Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley will host a sprawling Mother’s Day Brunch buffet that includes everything from sushi, fresh & smoked seafood, to grilled lamb t-bone, soups, salads, breakfast items, sesame-crusted tuna, an immense array of dessert options, and much more. $75/adults and $28/kids ages 5-12. 

Deer Valley Resort has you covered for Mother’s Day dining options, including specials at Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe. On Mom’s special day, treat her to a savory Mother’s Day special of Egg, Tomato and Asparagus Toast including scrambled egg, smoked cheddar, heirloom cherry tomato, roasted asparagus, Niman Ranch ham, and toasted olive oil bread for $14.75. Of course, Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe also offers an abundance of dine-in and grab and go gourmet foods ranging from entrees, chilis and salads to panini sandwiches, freshly baked breads, desserts, cakes, and even wine, beer and liquor. 

Park City’s venerable Grub Steak restaurant is featuring a special prix fixe Mother’s Day Seafood Dinner priced at $54.75 per person. Menu items include Caesar Salad, Shrimp-Stuffed Salmon topped with crab, asparagus with lemon-basil cream sauce, wild rice & mushroom soup, New York Cheesecake, Chocolate Decadent Cake, and more. 

On Main Street in Park City, O.P. Rockwell will host a Mother’s Day Tea Party & Mimosa Bar with live music from Celtic Gypsy-Jazz band Synkõfa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., priced at $23. Includes your choice of hot beverage paired with Strawberries & Crème Chantilly, Lemon Poppy Scone, and a Truffle. Vegan options are also available. Additions available for purchase include a Charcuterie Board, Wines by the Glass, and a Mimosa & Bellini Bar. 

The Chop Shop butcher shop in Park City is offering a Mother’s Day take out special of 4 Creekstone Farms prime grade Filets (6-8 oz. each), plus twice-baked potatoes and grill ready asparagus for $200 per order. 

Porch restaurant in Daybreak will offer a special Mother’s Day 3-course brunch priced at $20 per person. The menu includes house Banana Cornbread and Biscuits, Jams and Butter, an entree choice of Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Biscuits, Sweet Tea-brined Buttermilk Chicken, Truffle Parmesan Scramble (vegetarian/vegan available), Bavette Steak & Eggs (ADD $7), or Crab Cakes Benedict (ADD $5). Dessert is a choice of Banana Pudding, Chocolate Decadence with salted caramel or Carrot Cake with chevre cream cheese frosting. 

In Layton, Weller’s Bistro will offer a 4-course Mother’s Day Family Dinner available to take out with pre-order or for dine-in. The dine-in option is $26 per person. If you’d prefer to take dinner home for mom, the pricing is $80/full order – serves 4-5 guests or $44/half order – serves 2-3 guests. Dinner kicks off with Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, followed by a Summer Salad with Baby Greens, Pears, Gorgonzola, Candied Pecans, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes & Lemon-Truffle Vinaigrette. The entree is Spinach, Artichoke & Prosciutto-stuffed Chicken Roulade & Dijon-Crusted Red Trout served with Lemon-Sage Beurre Blanc, Sauteed Baby Carrots & Mushroom Risotto. For dessert there is Bavarian Custard Cream with Fresh Berries & Caramel. 

At Hearth on 25th in Ogden they are pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day with an 11-course chef’s tasting menu. Yes, I said ELEVEN courses. The price is a mere $60 with optional beverage pairings for an additional $20. I can’t list the entire menu here, but it includes Gazpacho, Cedar Plank Smoked Trout, Oven-Roasted Artichoke, Duck Breast Two Ways, King Salmon with honey balsamic glaze, Cast Iron-Roasted Octopus, Braised Lamb Shank with juniper pan sauce, Prime Grade Beef Tenderloin & Shrimp Tail Beurre Blanc, dessert and more. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful moms! 

Culinary quote of the week:

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett



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Food writer Ted SchefflerOriginally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.

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