Mom deserves a break this Mother’s Day, and what better way to give her one than to take her out to a wonderful brunch? Most include champagne, and she won’t have to do any dishes (and neither will you!) Here’s a guide to the restaurants offering Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday, May 14:
Alta Sierra Country Club
11897 Tammy Way, Alta Sierra
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Menu includes prime rib with au jus, carved ham and roast turkey, poached salmon with pesto cream sauce, shrimp with Cajun cocktail sauce, eggs Benedict, omelet station, cheese blintzes with fresh berries, hickory bacon and sausages, roasted asparagus and waffle-cut potatoes, salad of seasonal greens, fresh fruit, fabulous fresh made pastries and desserts, plus full bar, fresh flowers, live music, fruit sculptures and even stunning ice carvings!
Cost is $38 for adults, $19 for kids under 12, free for kids under 5. For reservations, call M-F (530) 273-2041or Sat/Sun (530) 273-2868.
Hoover’s Restaurant at the National Hotel
211 Broad St., Nevada City
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Menu includes National favorites from their menu: Eggs Benedict, 49er breakfast, steak & eggs, Miner’s breakfast, National skillet, Eggs Orleans, specialty omelettes and specialty sandwiches for lunch. All breakfast entrees include juice, fresh fruit, fresh baked muffins, National Hotel potatoes and a glass of champagne.
Price varies per entrée. For reservations, call (530) 265-4551
120 E. Main St., Grass Valley
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Buffet with many delectable items such as chicken Marsala, smoked tri tip, poached salmon, southern fried chicken, country potatoes, bacon, sausage, eggs Benedict, omelet and egg station, mashed potatoes and gravy, wild rice pilaf, roasted veggies, antipasto, several types of salads, assorted fresh baked pies, mini éclairs, a chocolate fountain, and more.
Cost is $39.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. For reservations, call (530) 273-8111.
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee
Mothers and their families will enjoy the following all weekend long:
- Free glass of champagne for mothers (limit one per mom)
- “Extra-special” specials by Chef Lew
- Crafts for the kids from 5-7 p.m. each day
- 50 percent off entrée coupon for mom, good for her next visit. Must be in for dinner May 13 or 14 to receive voucher. Voucher is good for 50 percent off any item from the entrée section of the menu. Offer valid from May 15 through June 15, 2017, excluding May 26-28.
For reservations, call (530) 587-9455
Naggiar Vineyards & Winery
18125 Rosemary Ln., Grass Valley
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Menu includes scrambled eggs, glazed ham, breakfast sausage, waffles, fresh strawberries and whipped cream, roasted potatoes, mini croissants, coffee, tea, iced tea, orange juice, apple juice, and milk. Live music by Midnight Sun.
Cost is $35 for adults ($30 wine club members), $15 for kids 12 and under ($12 wine club members). For reservations, call (530) 268-9059.
Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
518 CA-49, Nevada City
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Menu includes champagne, omelet station, carved table side ham, bacon and sausage, biscuits and gravy, house made corned beef hash, bagels and lox, fresh fruit, French toast, pastries, and more.
Cost is $18 for adults, $7 for children under 12. For reservations, call (530) 265-4920.
Twelve 28 Kitchen
10118 Commercial Ave., Penn Valley
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
This is a menu brunch, not a buffet. Menu choices include mom’s ricotta cheese blintzes, spring vegetable three egg omelet, bacon savory bread pudding, biscuits and gravy, ½ double pound cheeseburger, spring allium risotto, and more.
For reservations, call (530) 446-6534.
Special Mother’s Day Event at Empire Mine
Here’s a memorable way to celebrate springtime – as well as the special women in your life. Step back in time this Mother’s Day at the annual event at Empire Mine State Park.
Enjoy springtime fountains, rose gardens and lavish, turn-of-the-century costumes. Stroll through beautiful Empire Cottage – and meet docents portraying the colorful characters who shaped our local, gold-mine history. The old Mineyard will be full of activity – much the way it was in Empire’s heydays of gold, grit and glory.
Tasty food, beverages and ice cream are available for purchase from local vendors – or bring your own lunch, blankets and chairs, and picnic on the beautiful grounds. Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea in the special Ladies Tea Garden. Live music and entertainment for children will add to the fun.
Children are also welcome to pot a plant as an extra surprise at the popular potting bench.
The prices are: $7 for 17 & over, $3 ages 6-16 and FREE admission for children under 6 and grandmothers.