Do you want to treat your mum to something a little different this year than simply a meal at your favourite local restaurant? For those with the chance to do so, we have a few things in mind we think you might like. Keep on reading to find out some ideas on how you can fancy up your feasting, wining and dining out in style. A quick hint from us: remember to play chauffeur for a day to make sure she feels extra special.
Thank her to enjoy a three course lunch in an idyllic Western Australian location, perhaps at RiverBank Estate. Just a 20 minute drive away from Perth’s CBD, the estate is a convenient option to escape the city rush and enjoy time to breathe in gorgeous surrounds. A special Mother’s Day menu is designed by Executive Chef Darren King and covers dishes such as citrus duck salad entrees with chilli orange dressing to braised lamb shanks for mains, paired with RiverBank’s own 2011 Cabernet Shiraz Merlot and finishes with decadent desserts such as blueberry and frangipane tart with anglaise and vanilla bean ice-cream, sure to satisfy Mothers who love to dine.
Delight her with a show and treat her to high tea, like at Sofitel Brisbane Central. Spoil her with the Sofitel’s exquisite Mother’s Day High Tea Party in Ballroom le Grand, while enjoying an exclusive performance by the Queensland Ballet. Book the classic option, or go all out with a platinum package including premium seating and table setting, French sparkling wine, Sweet French Pastries’ signature selections, a gift for Mum and Ronnefeldt loose leaf tea selection. The Director of Training at The Queensland Ballet, Christian Tátchev will provide exclusive insights into what it takes to become a true ballet dancer. The Dancers will also be hosting a Q&A session and photo opportunities for guests.
Spoil her with a set menu, such as at Q Dining and let her dive into bottomless Veuve Clicquot. Indulge yourselves in a three course lunch together from 12:30pm to 3:00pm as created by Executive Chef, Daniel Simpson. Combining culinary passion, creativity and locally sourced fresh and seasonal produce, you surely can’t go wrong. Pair this with an enviable location just up from the Sydney Opera House and you have brownie points in Mum’s boast book that will last you well into next year.
Compliment her over cocktails before treating her with a leisurely lunch, like at Kaesler Kitchen in the Barossa Valley. While mum sits back, sipping a special Kaesler Royale cocktail, you can browse for a glass of Kaesler wine before delving into a delicious three course menu. A true wining and dining experience, this establishment is set in the heart of the Estate’s vineyards and winery. The menu will be guided by the seasons at the hands of Chef Wayne Hatenboer. Keep the day going after lunch with a visit to the cellar door and taste the range of premium wines.
Plan a perfect panorama as a backdrop to buffet dining, perhaps at Skyhigh Mount Dandenong’s Mist @ Olinda in the stunning National Rhododendron Gardens. Mother’s Day will be hosted in the upper floor dining space in the Functions & Event’s Centre, so opt for a table by the deck with doors that open out to unparalleled views over Mornington Peninsular and Port Philip Bay, or if cooler weather resumes, reside by the fireplace. Be sure to stroll around the gardens before or after a lunch to admire the season’s best blooms.
Compiled by Julie Johnson, experiences and suggestions by the AGFG Foodies.