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Mother’s Day is one day that proves you are never too old to be with your mom and truly enjoy her company. And while moms simply love being with their kids, going out for Mother’s Day brunch makes for a perfect day. Here are five brunch spots where you can spoil your mom and she’ll love you even more – if that’s possible.
194 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
With a friendly staff and enjoyable ambiance, Agave is the newest of four restaurants owned by Alexandro and Susan Garcia in Mountain View and Pleasanton. Alexandro, a Mexico native, brought his family-favorite recipes to Agave, with attention to blending the flavors of traditional Mexican specialties with a nod to the California style of healthy cooking. Sunday brunch, served until 3 p.m., offers such American classics as French toast ($7.95), pancakes ($9.95) and oatmeal with fruit and nuts ($5.25), plus several Agave signature dishes, like eggs benedict ($11.95) Agave stratta ($10.50) Susi’s favorite omelette ($11.95), along with traditional Mexican favorites such as huevos con chorizo ($10.95), huevos rancheros ($10.95), chilaquiles ($7.95), enchilada de mole ($14.95), plus even more to savor. Mother’s Day will add a few additional choices within the same price range.
863 Main St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Angelicas is one of those rare dining venues where live entertainment goes along with a fine dining experience. Opened in 2013 by owners Peter & Angelica Cuschieri, Angelicas is a top premier dining and entertainment destination on the Peninsula. Every day except Monday, enjoy a range of musical and dance talent including Jazz, R&B, Latin Jazz, Flamenco Dance, Celtic bands and even comedy nights, plus Open Mic Tuesdays where talented performers may find themselves booked here for their own show. This Mother’s Day, Angelicas will offer an all-you-can-eat buffet with bottomless mimosas, including an omelet station and a full selection of brunch favorites, $37.50 per person, nine years and under $15. Visit the website for additional information.
2290 W. El Camino Real #9
Mountain View, CA 94040
Mother’s Day has always been a special day for Chef Vijay Bist, who opened his first Amber restaurant in Mountain View 16 years ago. The day allows him to bring forth his motherland’s favorite dishes, using traditional recipes, to the many people who enjoy or are inquisitive about Indian delicacies from the different regions of India. Chef Vijay says, “We at Amber try to present our guests with some of the dishes that each of our staff remembers fondly, (and) that their mothers made for them.” The Mother’s Day brunch at Amber India, Mountain View will feature traditional, authentic dishes from different regions of India presented buffet style. There will be a few chef stations, a chaat and salad bar and specialty desserts like freshly made galebi, which is made on special occasions. Also served will be goat curry, a very popular dish, and the restaurant’s signature butter chicken, along with seasonal local vegetables.
150 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Mother’s Day brunch at Amber Dhara, Palo Alto will feature the authentic regional specialties that inspired Chef Vijay Bist to open his first restaurant 16 years ago. Chef Vijay was motivated to bring his motherland’s exquisite, flavorful dishes to the masses. This year’s special Mother’s Day brunch will include four to five different “stations” featuring cuisine from different regions of India. Some stations diners will see are “the Delhi chaat station” (street food), “tandoor barbecue station” (clay pit) “ the Royal Mughlai Cuisine” of the north and “Dosa Station” of the south, to name a few. Specialties featured at Amber India Mountain View (see above) will share the Mother’s Day buffet spotlight here at Amber Dhara, Palo Alto.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Located in the heart of Burlingame, Broadway Grill is known for its wood-fired cooking, and is a top spot to enjoy fine food and drink along with live music all week long. This versatile spot welcomes casual get togethers along with special occasion events. On Mother’s Day Broadway Grill will offer a scrumptious Mother’s Day buffet worthy of the world’s best moms. The buffet will feature a carving station, omelet station and wonderful items such as king crab legs and oysters, and will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with live jazz entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant will open for its regular dinner at 4 pm. The Broadway Grill advises making reservations early as its brunch fills up quickly. Credit cards will be asked for to hold reservations. Call the restaurant or visit the website to make an online reservation.
Melanie Graysmith is a writer, artist and educator based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She is also a member of an independent filmmaking group. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.