Friday, May 8, 2009 | 6:36 p.m.
In case you’ve put off Mother’s Day planning until the last minute and were just going to go with a lame e-card, here is your emergency planning guide. There’s a plethora of brunch options and some less-than-traditional events like tea on the Titanic. Here are some of our favorite picks to ensure your mom has fun and you have a stress-free holiday.
Saturday, May 9
Payard Patisserie Mother's Day Tea: Looking for a way to tell mom how sweet she is? Try showering her with sweets — chocolate to be specific. Award-winning pastry chef François Payard will host an hour-long cooking demonstration at Payard Pâtisserie that includes an incredible chocolate tasting and tea.
Sunday, May 10
Mother's Day at LBS at Red Rock: Mom doesn't want a frou-frou brunch on Mother's Day when she can sink her teeth into a big juicy burger! LBS at Red Rock has a plethora of burgers to choose from including their mother's day special, the Chicken Florentine Burger, topped with creamed spinach, Gruyere cheese, smoked bacon, oven-roasted tomato and bibb lettuce on a Swiss cheese caramelized onion ciabatta roll.
Mariachi Brunch at Ricardo's: Put a Mexican spin on Mother's Day with a Mariachi Brunch at Ricardo's. Enjoy a wide assortment of homemade Mexican favorites like enchiladas, made-to-order tacos and a variety of salsa bar items.
Mother's Day brunch at Simon: Simon at Palms Place will offer a Mother's Day brunch like no other. In addition to their amazing regular brunch menu, they'll be offering lobster Benedict on toasted brioche with lobster hollandaise, Anson Mills graham pancakes with sour cherry compote and a carving station of prime beef tenderloin with red wine and horseradish sauce.
Mother's Day brunch at Medici Café: The Ritz Carlton presents Mother's Day brunch at Medici Cafe featuring an omelet station, seafood bar and even a mozzarella action station where guests can sample various cheeses in different flavored olive oils.
Mother's Day brunch and dinner at The Caramel Room: The Caramel Room at the Rampart Casino is offering a Mother's Day brunch menu featuring crab and asparagus omelets, crusted cinnamon swirled French toast and marinated lamb chops. Their special dinner menu will feature chilled asparagus soup, crispy skin striped bass and steak au poivre.
Mother's Day at Texas de Brasil: Maybe mom wants meat on a stick for Mother's Day? Texas de Brazil in Town Square will be offering their 50-item gourmet salad area, sizzling meats and a full dessert menu.
ElevenSpa package and brunch at The Grape: Get your mother the total package on Mother's Day-mothers who book a Mother's Day spa package at ElevenSpa can get 25 percent off Mother's Day brunch at The Grape.
Mother's Day High Tea at the Titanic Exhibit: Put a different twist on Mother's Day and celebrate high tea at Titanic: Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor. Relive an age gone by where members of high society donned their finest clothes for extravagant tea parties. Served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., guests can enjoy high tea at Fusia and then roam the Titanic exhibit.
Marche Bacchus' Mother's Day brunch: Is mom a wine lover? If so, Marche Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Market offers a four-course Mother's Day brunch including a chicken, bacon, onion and mushroom quiche, smoked salmon, halibut and scallops in brie cream and a Grand Marnier flourless chocolate cake laced with Grand Marnier for dessert. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 702-804-8008.
Mother's Day at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio: Spend your Mother's Day at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio to dine on brioche French toast with fresh berries, Wolfgang's signature smoked salmon pizza and Maryland crab benedict.
Mother's Day brunch at Charlie's Lakeside: Charlie’s Lakeside Casino will host a Mother’s Day Jazz and Champagne Brunch featuring slow-roasted prime rib, crab-stuffed Chilean sea bass and lemon meringue pie.