Once a year, children of all ages scramble to prove their love for their mothers through food. The astute ones take her out for a Mother’s Day brunch and book their reservations early. However, take heart procrastinators: there are still several open tables up for grabs that will impress mother and they are quite nice. Here is a short list of last-minute spots of both buffets and specialty menus.
Hip Italian: Cucina Asellina
Mom will enjoy the vibe as well as the fresh Italian food at Cucina Asellina, the sister restaurant to STK. DJ Dillon spins an upbeat mix of old and new school R&B, hip-hop, reggae, and even house that prompts a lot of head nodding and inevitably dancing in between the eatery’s red wood tables. (And he is there every Sunday.) Start off healthy with a yogurt fruit, granola, and parfait mix, or try their signature to die for frittatas with imported Tuscan kale. In addition to these dishes there will be a special Mother’s Day brunch menu and moms will receive complimentary gift cards to Exhale Spa. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m - book it now!.
Big Tent Garden Party: Park Tavern
When it comes to throwing lively parties under a big tent, the Park Tavern is the expert. Next to their Easter Brunch, the Park’s Mother’s Day Brunch is the next lively elegant affair. White cloth tables are situated under a big white big top that holds up rain or shine while jazz music is pumped in. The menu is simple enough to satisfy all tastes and fills stomachs with first, seconds, and thirds: made-to-order omelettes, eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, vegetables, and fruit salads of different sorts, pastries, and the signature chocolate fountain for dipping marshmallows, strawberries, and other sweet nothings. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - book it now.
Sophisticated and Subdued: Room at Twelve Centennial Park Hotel
For a more intimate meal, head to Room at Twelve Centennial Park hotel. Its Sunday brunch may still be a best-kept secret to weekend meal seekers. Its quiet, cool ambience is perfect for lavishing mom with attention. She can indulge in mascarpone blueberry crunch pancakes with maple-roasted pork loin, or she can munch on the cherry and pepper salmon lox Benedict with dill hollandaise sauce. There will be complimentary glasses of bubbly for her to wash it all down with. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - book it now.
Classic Tea: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
New for this year, a traditional afternoon tea and royal tea will be served starting at 1 p.m., in between the city's finest brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be a card decoration station to allow for kids to create personal missives. Book it now.