Mother’s Day 2015 Dining Specials

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Mother’s Day is one of the top days for eating out, only rivaled by Valentine’s Day. Reservations are encouraged (and for some, required). Act fast, or risk having to make a mom-worthy meal yourself.

Acacia Real Food & Cocktails

3001 E Skyline Dr
Creme Brulee at Acacia in Tucson

Creme Brulee at Acacia in Tucson

From 10am to 3pm, Acacia will host ‘Chef Hall’s Champagne Brunch’. The extensive menu includes an assortment of breakfast pastries, salads, an omelet bar, seafood, various meats, and desserts.

Of course, it isn’t Champagne Brunch without bubbly. A complimentary glass of champagne is included for guests over 21 years of age.

Cost is $49.95 for adults, $24 for children ages 5 to 10, and children 4 and under are free. Dinner is offered from 5 to 8pm.

Menu highlights include:

  • Baked Brie, Ricotta Dolce and Three Berry Blintz
  • New Zealand Mussels Vinaigrette, Chilled Guaymas Prawns, Smoked Pacific Oysters
  • Braised Beef Shortribs with mushroom and red wine sauce, Spiral Cut Ham with honey clove and cardamom glaze
  • Praline Chiffon Cheesecake, White Chocolate Raspberry Panna Cotta

For more information, visit

Agustín Kitchen

100 South Avenida del Convento Ste 150
Poutine at Agustin Kitchen

Poutine at Agustin Kitchen

Chef Ryan Clark will offer a special Mother’s Day a la carte menu item, in addition to the usual brunch menu, Slow Roasted Prime Rib Eye with Lemon Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots and Spinach Au Jus. Sunday’s hours are extended until 3pm, and bottomless mimosas will be available.

For more information, visit

Arizona Inn

2200 E Elm St
Egg's Benedict at Arizona Inn (Photo Credit: Arizona Inn)

Egg’s Benedict at Arizona Inn (Photo Credit: Arizona Inn)

Arizona Inn will offer a Three Course Mother’s Day menu from 11am to 9pm in the main dining room. A lighter fare menu will be available in the Audobon Bar and by room service.

Menu highlights include:

  • Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese Panna Cotta
  • Pork Belly Benedict – Poached eggs with pork belly medallions and tomatillo hollandaise sauce, served over housemade cheddar chive biscuits with fingerling potatoes and asparagus
  • Vegetable Paella – Swiss chard falafel, brussels sprouts, sugar snap peas, shiitake mushrooms, oven roasted tomatoes and artichoke hearts, served over risotto with saffron tomato broth

Cost is $65 per person and includes champagne. $35 for children under 12.

For more information, visit

AZul at Westin La Paloma

3800 E Sunrise Dr
Strawberry Salad, Photo Credit: Azul

Strawberry Salad at Azul (Credit: Azul)

Bring mom to Mother’s Day Brunch at AZuL and you may not even need a present. Each guest will be entered to win a Red Door Spa Package.

Even if you go home empty-handed, you certainly won’t leave with an empty stomach. From 9:30am to 12:30pm, enjoy an eight station buffet crafted by Chef Russell Michel.

Buffet options include a cold seafood station with Poached Shrimp & Crab Claws, a carving station with Pesto Crusted Top Round of Beef & Braised Pork Loin with Citrus Chili Glaze, an entrée station with Pan Roasted Sea Bass, Herb Marinated Stuffed Chicken Breast & Four Cheese Agnolotti, and more.

Cost is $54.95 for adults, which includes a complimentary Mimosa or Champagne, $19.95 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under eat free.

For more information, visit

Cafe a La C’Art

150 N Main Ave
Photo Credit: Cafe a La Cart

Cafe a la C’Art Buffet (Credit: Cafe a La C’Art)

From 9am to 4pm, the Tucson Museum of Art’s country-style cafe will offer a special Mother’s Day buffet, including a Build Your Own Omelet Station, a Bloody Mary Bar, and Specialty Mimosas.

Cost is $24.95 per person and $11.95 for children under 12.

Menu highlights include:

  • Croissant French Toast with Berry Compote
  • Rosemary Skillet Potatoes
  • Mini Parmesan Crusted Turkey Croissants

For more information, visit

Cafe Botanica

2150 N Alvernon Way
Cafe Botanica

Cafe Botanica

Café Botanica will offer a special a la carte menu with regular menu items and special Mother’s Day additions from 9am to 3pm. Admission is free for garden members. Non-members will be charged standard admission fees.

Menu highlights include:

  • Botánica Hash – Sweet Potato Smoked Pork Hash topped with a Pickled Meyer Lemon Salsa topped with a Fried Garden Egg
  • Cardamom Challah French Toast Strata – Spiced Pecans, Sweet Bananas and Maple Syrup
  • Currant scones – Hand-made with Arizona Red Lime Marmalade & unsalted sweet butter
  • Botánica Benedict – House-made Herbed Biscuit, Mesquite Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Two Garden Eggs, Ripe Tomato and Lime Hollandaise

For more information, visit

Carlson Creek Vineyard

115 Railview Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643
Carlson Creek Vineyard Expansion

Carlson Creek Vineyard Expansion

If you are planning on preparing a meal for your mom this year, or just have reservations at a local BYOB restaurant, Carlson Creek is offering 20% off all bottles of wine now through Sunday, May 10. Just use code MOM20 at checkout.

Order by noon on Thursday, May 7 to guarantee delivery by Mother’s Day.

For more information or to shop their selection, visit

Flying V at Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N Resort Dr
Dining Room at Flying V Bar & Grill (Credit: Flying V)

Dining Room at Flying V Bar & Grill (Credit: Flying V)

If you’re looking for an elaborate foothills brunch set to live music, Flying V Bar & Grill offers brunch from 11am to 2 pm. The menu features specialties like Maine Lobster Benedict, Cedar River Farm Rib-Eye Steak, Spanish charcuterie, an extensive raw bar with freshly shucked oysters and a ‘Stop Light Bloody Mary’ bar.

Menu highlights include:

  • Serrano Ham, Dry Sweet Chorizo, Manchego Cheese, Prickly Pear Mustard, Saguaro Syrup, Local Honey
  • Shrimp and Scallop Wekiwa Tangelo Ceviche
  • Main Lobster Benedict, Organic Egg, Charred Poblano, Safflower Hollandaise
  • Warren Pear Tart, Huckleberry Cream
  • Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar, Salt & Pepper Ice Cream

Cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children. Reservations required.

For more information, visit

Harvest Restaurant

10355 N La Cañada Dr
Harvest Oro Valley Shrimp and Lobster Risotto

Harvest Oro Valley Shrimp and Lobster Risotto

In addition to Harvest’s regular menus, expect Dijon Crusted Lamb Chops, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Lobster and Shrimp Mac and Cheese and Smoked Salmon Quiche. Several drink specials include specialty mimosas house-made moonshine cocktails.

For more information, visit

Jonathan’s Cork

6320 E Tanque Verde Rd
Shrimp Entree at Jonathan's Cork (Credit: Jonathan's Cork)

Shrimp Entree at Jonathan’s Cork (Credit: Jonathan’s Cork)

Jonathan’s Cork chef and owner Jonathan Landeen has come up with two specials for this Mother’s Day. Surf & Turf, which includes a 6 ounce Filet and Lobster Tail, and Mexican Sea Bass with Crab Cream Sauce. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Dinner reservations are available beginning at 4pm.

For more information, visit

Lodge on the Desert

306 N Alvernon Way
Tomato Salad Lodge on the Desert (Credit: Lodge on the Desert)Tomato Salad Lodge on the Desert (Credit: Lodge on the Desert)

Tomato Salad Lodge on the Desert (Credit: Lodge on the Desert)

Executive Chef Eric Catalano has created a brunch menu featuring a salad and appetizer buffet, plated entrees, and a stocked dessert buffet. On the buffets, expect to find Cured Meats, Smoked Salmon with Bagels and Cream Cheese, Baked Brie, Strawberry Lemon Tartlets, Peach and Blueberry Cobbler and more.

Cost is $40 – 42 per adult, depending on your menu item choice, and $15 per child under ten.

Menu highlights include:

  • Maple-Glazed Duck with Fresh Asparagus, Grilled Tomato Potato Galette
  • Pan-Seared Salmon with Honey Lavender Glaze with Fresh Asparagus, Grilled Tomato Potato Galette
  • Blue Corn Tamales with Pasta del Mar, Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops and Calamari in a Lemon Cream Sauce

For more information, visit

Maynards Market and Kitchen

400 N Toole Ave
Baked Eggs at Maynard's in Tucson

Baked Eggs at Maynards Market

In the true spirit of the holiday, Maynards is offering a family-style brunch starting at 9am and ending at 3pm. Cost is $49+ per person.

Menu highlights include:

  • Eggs Benedict with Cherry and Almond Pork Roulade, Hollandaise and Heirloom Tomato Compote
  • Pan Roasted Salmon with Pattypan Squash, Fava Bean, English Peas, Watercress and Chervil Salad with Parsley Sauce
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad with Triple Cream Brie, Smoked Maldon Salt, Spiced Cashew, Cashew Dressing, Green Onion and Oregano
  • Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Granita, Macerated Strawberries, Strawberry Marshmallow and Whipped Cream

For more information, visit


1 E Congress St
The Godfather Benedict at Nook

The Godfather Benedict at Nook

Nook, downtown’s breakfast and lunch newcomer, will offer a special Mother’s Day brunch menu from 10am to 3pm. They’ll also be providing a small surprise for each mom that comes through the door.

Menu highlights include:

  • Almond-Crusted French Toast – honey poached pear, marsarpone whip
  • Nickle and Lox – pumpernickel, dill cream cheese, lemon oil, fresh lox
  • Croque Madame – french style grilled ham and manchego, béchamel sauce, fried egg
  • The Godfather Benedict – crumpet, prosciutto, arugula, poached egg, hollandaise, balsamic drizzle

For more information, visit


50 E Broadway Blvd
Steak Entree at Penca (Credit: Penca)

Steak Entree at Penca (Credit: Penca)

Along with the regular menu, Penca will be offering special Mother’s Day dishes from 10am to 3pm, including Mole Verde with Duck Confit and Mushroom Benedict. All moms will be treated to flan with reduced Mezcal Glaze and Rose bubbles.

For more information, visit

Poppy Kitchen

3770 E Sunrise Dr
Dessert at Poppy Kitchen (Credit: Poppy Kitchen)

Dessert at Poppy Kitchen (Credit: Poppy Kitchen)

This Mother’s Day, Poppy Kitchen will be unveiling a new brunch menu and offering half-off bottles of wine.

For more information, visit

Renee’s Organic Oven

7065 E Tanque Verde Rd
Bacon, Arugula, Roasted Green Chile, Goat Cheese, and Egg Breakfast Pizza at Renee's Organic Oven

Bacon, Arugula, Roasted Green Chile, Goat Cheese, and Egg Breakfast Pizza at Renee’s Organic Oven

Renee’s yearly Mother’s Day special includes complimentary mimosas and flowers for all of the moms in your group. If you have anything special you would like Renee to whip up, you can even send her an email at

For more information, visit

The Coronet

402 E 9th St
Gravlox Tartine from The Coronet - Tucson Foodie

Gravlox Tartine at The Coronet

The Coronet’s Mother’s Day Brunch is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, with Coronet favorites and specialty dishes for the holiday served from 8am to 2pm. As always, expect well-crafted cocktails, coffee, tea, chai and espresso drinks, among others.

Menu highlights include:

  • Crab Cakes – Garlic aioli, brocolli slaw, shrimp stuffed tomato
  • Fish Platter – Steelhead gravlax and rillettes, egg, pickles, sauce verte roasted root vegetables
  • Saucisson en brioche – Dragoon session sausage in brioche, herbed aioli, leafy local greens
  • Bread Pudding French Toast Baby! – Bourbon hard sauce and real maple syrup

For more information, visit

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N Secret Springs Dr
Turquesa Grill flatbread at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain (Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton)

Turquesa Grill flatbread at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain (Credit: The Ritz-Carlton)

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar will be offering a multi-cultural brunch buffet from 10am to 2pm. Expect prime rib, seared Skuna Bay salmon, tempura and teriyaki, Mexican and Chinese specialties, traditional Polish fare including hand-crafted pierogi, and Italian cioppino.

If you’re looking for local cuisine, chefs will be preparing barbecued goat from Farmer Starkey ranch, served with regional sauces.

In addition to Mother’s Day Brunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, The Ritz-Carlton is offering specials at Cayton’s CB2 Burger Bistro from 11am until 3pm.

The traditional buffet options include beef tenderloin and grilled Maine lobster tail, seared crab cakes, spring vegetable risotto, a Mother’s Day dessert display and more.

Cost is $95 for adults, $35 for children under 12 at CORE, and $79 for adults, $35 for children under 12 at Cayton’s.

For more information, visit


7037 N Oracle Rd
donuts at wildflower in tucson

Donuts at Wildflower in Tucson

The Fox flagship restaurant will offer a specialty brunch menu beginning at 10am.

Menu includes:

  • Wild Mushroom Quiche
  • Roasted Sea Bass
  • Maine Lobster Omelette
  • Slow Roasted Prime Rib

For more information, visit

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