May 9 is Mother’s Day, and though it is impossible to thank mamas for all they do on a daily basis, lobster avocado toast and Bloody Marys are a good start. Celebrate the moms in your life with a special brunch, festive dinner or a gourmet gift from a beloved Arizona purveyor.
Mother’s Day Dining:
Join FRANCINE, located in the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square, for a special Mother’s Day brunch starting at 10 a.m. on May 9 to savor signature dishes like ricotta lemon pancakes. Mother’s Day dinner service starts at 5 p.m., and guests can enjoy classics like the L’agneau, crab ravioli and bone marrow pasta.
On May 9, elements will serve a Mother’s Day three-course prix-fixe menu from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meal highlights will include chicken tortilla soup; artichoke and ricotta tart; lobster avocado toast; and braised short rib osso bucco. Guests can also dig into a chef’s selection of house-crafted artisanal desserts. Mother’s Day brunch is $115 per person and $35 for children ages 12 and under plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
Mother’s Day brunch will be hosted at the Wigwam Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when families can indulge in brunch favorites with The Wigwam’s served buffet, featuring delicious fresh salad assortments, shrimp and snow crab claws, seared grouper, herb-crusted prime rib, wood-fired leg of lamb and decadent desserts. Or opt to celebrate at Litchfield’s, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu with smoked salmon, caprese benedict, huevos ranchero and much more.
At JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, reserve a table at Rita’s Cantina to indulge in Mother’s Day brunch all morning and enjoy a limited-time special from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to the regular brunch menu. After brunch, guests can enjoy live music complemented with a Perrier-Jouet Champagne Tasting at Rita’s Bar from noon to 2 p.m., complete with Champagne cookies and flowers for moms. Stop by Rita’s Garden at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. for a complimentary butterfly release where families can unwrap a dormant butterfly and let them go in the lush gardens.
At JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, savor Mother’s Day Grand Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a family favorite –– the Resort’s Grand Buffet –– complete with an antipasti bar, waffle bar, sushi and raw bar, made-to-order egg station, mac and cheese station, crepes and pastries, a selection of gelatos and more. Diners can also stop by stonegrill to celebrate with a prime rib special from 5 to 9 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maple & Ash in Scottsdale offers a divine option for $90 per person or the ultra-decadent IDGAF option for $140 per person. In partnership with Camelback Flower Shop, a bouquet with dark plum tulips, roses, white anemones and greenery is available for $60. Call 480.400.8888 to add a bouquet to your reservation. Pre-order by Thursday, May 6.
Elevate your Mother’s Day celebration with Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s signature Paella Valenciana and Torrijas (a milk-and-citrus-soaked fried brioche covered in sugar and cinnamon, served with chestnut honey) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners can also enjoy traditional brunch classics, like a prime rib-carving station and decadent desserts, while live music fills the air.
Scottsdale’s Fat Ox is serving up an Italian-style Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as Mother’s Day dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Brunch highlights include house-made banana bread with amaro butter, Nutella French bread, spicy sugo pork benedict and black cod ravioli, plus decadent desserts and Italian-kissed cocktails.
Roaring Fork will be celebrating Valley mothers with a la carte specialty offerings (in addition to the regular menu) by Executive Chef Israel Medina from 4 to 9 p.m. Specialty menu items include rainbow trout, double-cut pork chop, pork wings and more.
Gilbert’s Liberty Market invites Mom to enjoy some special dishes made with her in mind. Available on Mother’s Day from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., specials include griddled bread pudding, steak and eggs, strawberry shortcake and Liberty Mom’s Cocktail with vodka, orange juice grenadine and a Prosecco float.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, nomada Provisions in Phoenix is preparing a specialty “Cook for Mother Box,” a complete meal (no actual cooking involved!) including assorted cheeses, charcuterie, a greens salad, beef roast with comforting sides and Middle Eastern semolina cake. This gourmet to-go option is available for pick-up on May 9 and includes reheat instructions.
Celebrate Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the elegant Latilla at the Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale. The brunch will be offered inside or al fresco on the outdoor terrace. The Mother’s Day brunch includes live entertainment with a gourmet menu that includes tuna poke, oysters, salt-crusted prime rib and so much more.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen rolls out a celebratory prix-fixe menu in honor of Mother’s Day. The three-course menu, available during brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes options like lobster bisque, braised short ribs, steak and eggs, slow-braised spring lamb shank and more.
Treat Mom to a delicious brunch at Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows. Chef Charles Wiley has prepared a beautiful menu, with starters and desserts served family-style to each table and a choice of five à la carte entrées cooked to order. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $79 per person, $19 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under (plus tax and gratuity).
Ling & Louie’s has come up with two fantastic ways to celebrate Mom on this special occasion. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch (including the pictured chicken tempura and waffles) or, from 3 p.m. to close, toast to her during a special three-course Mother’s Day dinner for $30.
Match Market & Bar in Phoenix is serving up delectable specials available for breakfast and brunch in honor of the holiday: smoked salmon benedict with Chula smoked salmon, bacon, hollandaise, arugula, tomato, avocado and capers on an English muffin and fried coconut gelato with corn flakes, banana, fried coconut shavings, strawberry and honey. Specials are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In celebration of mothers, Trapp Haus BBQ in Phoenix is cooking up a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring red velvet waffles, country ham and eggs, “Million Dollar” candy bacon, shrimp and grits and more. Brunch is $25 and includes a bottle of bubbly and assorted juices for every mom. Mom can also unwind with MamaMosas, specially created by The Hive’s mixologist, Bridgette Baldwin.
Chompie’s locations around the Valley are making it easy to spoil Mom with a special brunch, lunch or dinner all packaged up and ready to go. Options include Chompie’s Brunch, which serves four, and features scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, bagels and more; and the NY Deli Feast, serving four to six, with corned beef, pastrami, potato pancakes, dessert and more. Orders can be made online; pick-up times are scheduled at time of order. Dining in? Moms can dig in to a complimentary slice of cake with entrée purchase.
Hash Kitchen offers mouth-watering meal options like its decorative pancakes, crispy French toast options and signature hashes for mamas in the know. Plus, cheers to her with picture-perfect drinks like the White Claw Disco Ball, the Hash Booze Bag or a Bloody Mary from Arizona’s largest build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Enjoy the effortlessly chic atmosphere and French-inspired fare from Zinqué in Scottsdale. The restaurant’s brunch and lunch menu, offered from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day, features fresh-baked pastries, appetizing sandwiches, healthy breakfast options and so much more. Coming for dinner? Zinqué has an extensive menu with tasty options.
Celebrate this Mother’s Day at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho with a chef-attended brunch buffet (with a kid’s menu offered as well) or a family-style meal to go. Reservations for dine-in are available between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Brunch is $50 per person, with enhancements including breakfast fried rice, citrus mascarpone stuffed French toast and more. Celebrating at home? ZuZu’s take-and-make meals start at $109 for a family of eight and include prime rib or spiral-cut ham that is ready for the oven complete with red or white wine and prepared sides. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on May 5 for curbside pickup on May 8, between noon and 6 p.m., or May 9. between 8 a.m. and noon.
Just in time for Mother’s Day celebrations, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at ANDAZ has launched a new brunch menu, with festive dishes like date scones, lemon ricotta toast on grilled brioche, shrimp and grits and more.
The Sicilian Butcher focuses on giving customers the most authentic Italian experience possible with customizable meatball buckets, fresh pasta dishes and Sicilian-style charcuterie boards, perfect for Mother’s Day. P.S. The 5-ft.-long charcuterie board, Sicilian in Strada ($15 per person), is a signature family favorite.
Nonna Urban Eatery offers guests a special spring-inspired three-course menu for Mother’s Day, available from 5 to 9 p.m., with options like kampachi crudo, miso cod, Nammoura semolina cake and various other tasty dishes. Guests can also enjoy specials on bottles of Prosecco, Cava and splits of French Rosé Brut to raise a glass and cheers to Mom.
Phoenix City Grille is cooking up two very special entrees in honor of Mother’s Day. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant will offer a decadent Filet Oscar as well as pan-roasted Chula Seafood wild Alaskan halibut. Plus, during her visit, moms will receive a flower of gratitude.
Let local Chef Stacey Weber do the cooking this Mother’s Day: EAT’s special holiday menu, which feeds four and is available alongside the regular menu, includes a house-smoked wild Alaskan salmon platter, heirloom tomato and melon salad, lump crab cakes and much more. Pre-orders are available now until Thursday, May 6, and will be ready for pick up on Sunday, May 9, from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Crumbl Cookies locations in the Valley will offer four special flavors the week of May 3 through May 8. Crumbl is closed on Sunday, May 9, so remember to grab a box of four, six or 12 for your cookie-loving mama before Mother’s Day. Available for delivery or pickup.
In honor of Mom this Mother’s Day, Duck Donuts is offering a sweet assortment of special doughnuts available from Saturday, May 1, through Sunday, May 9. Options include cinnamon sugar, vanilla icing with raspberry drizzle, strawberry icing with powdered sugar and more.
Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse locations are offering exclusive brunch specialties in honor of Mother’s Day, including ham and cheese quiche, smoked crab benny and more, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cuisine & Wine Bistro and B Gastrobar’s special menus for Mother’s Day feature an array of chef-created delights. Cuisine & Wine Bistro in Chandler will offer a prix-fixe menu with optional wine pairings, while B Gastrobar in Gilbert will serve a three-course menu also available a la carte. Reservations are available from 3 to 7 p.m. on May 9; the dishes are available for takeout.
Fellow Osteria has created a special Mother’s Day brunch menu with the likes of French toast, Farmer Papi’s Skillet (hash browns, sausage, bacon, spinach, asparagus, roasted tomato and over-easy eggs) and breakfast pizza (Grana Fonduta, bacon, Italian sausage, spinach, roasted tomato and over-easy eggs), alongside refreshing a.m.-friendly cocktails.
All day on Sunday, May 9, Humble Pie and Humble Bistro is offering half-off bottles of wine for moms. Plus, a brunch menu featuring sandwiches, Belgian waffles and berries, and signature humble dishes, as well as bottomless mimosas and $6 brunch cocktails, is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
U.S. Egg offers classic favorites like eggs Benedict, omelets and traditional sandwiches as well as signature items like the legendary protein pancakes and several vegan and gluten-free options to fit any diet. The restaurant recently celebrated its 35-year anniversary in the Valley and is currently offering bottles of prosecco and Bloody Mary flights for $19.86.
Mother’s Day Deals:
Celebrate Mother’s Day with 25 percent off all online orders at participating Pita Jungle locations. Online orders are available for pickup or delivery within a nine-mile radius of the location. Use code MOM25 at checkout. Prefer to dine in? Pita Jungle is offering their new signature Jungle Vino by the bottle for only $13 all day at participating restaurants.
All day long on Sunday, May 9, the newly remodeled and reopened LDV Winery Tasting Room in Old Town is offering half-off rosé by the glass and 25 percent off bottles of rosé and Viognier for Mom. Table service reservations are recommended for parties of four or more.
For every $50 gift card purchase made on Mother’s Day at Thai Chili 2 Go, guests will receive an additional $10 bonus. Gift cards can be purchased in store on May 9 only.
Moms get free arcade play all day on Sunday, May 9, at Scottsdale’s Mavrix. Additional family-friendly fun includes augmented reality VIP bowling, laser tag, delicious eats and craft cocktails for the adults. Next door at Octane Raceway, moms enjoy one free go-kart race with a paid guest. Plus, moms get a free annual membership, required to race and typically a $7 fee.
Park West shopping center in Peoria, in collaboration with Mary’s Mountain Cookies, The Grand Project Shoppe, Pop Up Peoria and Bully Brew Co., is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special event. From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., mothers can stop by the Mother’s Day Celebration Station (located by the splash pad) to receive a make-and-take succulent pot creation and enjoy complimentary cookies, coffee and crafting.
Z’Tejas is offering a free brunch entrée to moms on this special holiday. In addition to the traditional brunch menu, the restaurant will be offering a special brunch entrée of breakfast fajitas. Z’Tejas will also extend brunch service from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The weekend brunch at Thirsty Lion Gastropub features chef-made entrees like spicy fried chicken and waffles, Spanish chilaquiles, Irish whiskey French toast and more. Moms who sign up for the Thirsty Lion loyalty program and receive a free mimosa on Mother’s Day.
On Mother’s Day, Kasai Japanese Steakhouse in Scottsdale will open early at 1 p.m. and all moms can get a glass of wine, Champagne or mimosa with the purchase of an entrée.
Mother’s Day Pampering:
In honor of Mother’s Day and giving mamas the gift of relaxation, The Spa at Gainey Village Health Club will debut its Refreshing Citrus Kale Treatment ($125) in May. The 30-minute facial acts as antioxidant superfood for the skin, with vitamin C, vitamin E, avocado oil, citrus fruit oil and more good-for-you skin food. The treatment includes Mom’s choice of Dermaplane or Microdermabrasion.
All mothers enjoying a service of 60 minutes or longer at VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho on Sunday, May 9, will get a voucher for a complimentary “Show Stopper” Shake. Mom can visit ZuZu on a future date for this sweet treat (valid through Sept. 30, 2021).
Mother’s Day Gourmet Gifts:
Gift Mama what she really wants with Desert Provisions‘ desert-inspired Mother’s Day Margarita Box. The gift set, from the Tucson-based company, features a prickly pear margarita kit, complete with a recipe (which can be made as a mocktail), cocktail fixings, rimming salt, ceramic saucer and dried limequats. Even the cocktail napkins and table décor are included.
Mom will adore a bottle of Tarbell’s premium wine from The Wine Store–even if she’s out of town. Restaurateur, wine expert and Valley chef extraordinaire Mark Tarbell hand-selected and sourced all wine from his high-quality selection. The Wine Store ships nationwide so even out-of-state mamas can enjoy a taste of Tarbell’s selection.
For moms that love dates and all kinds of local provisions, Sphinx Date Co. has it all. Palm & Pantry is stocked with specialty Arizona homegrown goodies from local purveyors that can be curated for a custom gift for Mom. From Sunday, April 2, through Sunday, May 9, virtual shoppers will receive $5 off all online orders over $25 (before tax and shipping) when using CODE 5OFF.
Press Coffee is offering 10 percent off gift subscriptions for Mother’s Day. Gift-givers choose how often (frequency), for how long (duration), how much (quantity), what type of bean (Union, Twitch, Roaster’s Choice, etc.) and the grind they would like shipped to their mom. At checkout, enter code MOM21 for the discount.
Worth Takeaway in Mesa will be offering pre-orders through its website for flower bouquets through May 6, for pick-up Friday through Sunday. Each bouquet is priced at $30. Customers will need to select the date and time that they would like to pick up during the pre-order process.
Header image photo credit: Brooke Lark