Food Roll Call: Mother’s Day Brunch

Photo: Jon Meyer (front row on the left) with his mom and other family.

She may not be the only woman in your life, but she was certainly the first – so this Sunday, treat your mom to the bountiful morning meal she deserves.

You love her. You should. In addition to the flowers, your mom deserves a beautiful brunch at one of Seattle’s loveliest eateries. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Seattlite’s got your back – so you can show a good time to the woman who always has yours.

Photo: Jon Meyer (front row, right) with his mom and other family.

Volunteer Park Cafe |  1501 17th Ave. E., Seattle  |  (206) 328-3155

Perched atop Cap Hill, VPC offers a coursed meal worthy of the Queen Mother. Chef Ericka Burke’s five-course dinner menu of locally sourced products will include an olive oil poached halibut, herb roasted lamb rack, and strawberry shortcake with elderberry drizzle. Perfection. Reservations recommended as the emitting smell of the lamb will surely bring locals flocking from surrounding blocks.

Pearl |  700 Bellevue Way NE #500,  Bellevue  |  (425) 455-0181

For those on the East side, Pearl’s is going to greatly assist your preparations for Sunday. After receiving complimentary valet service, pull out your mother’s chair at the table and take in Pearl’s classic offerings: A salmon scramble, classic eggs benedict, and the ever-rich Dungeness crab omelet. Brunch lasts until three, which paves the way for Pearl’s renowned dinner offerings. Either course will reassure mom of your competent decision- making skills.

Blue Star Café |  4512 Stone Way N,  Seattle  |  (206) 548-0345

In my personal top three for brunch spots about town, Blue Star will have its doors open like open arms on Mother’s Day. Piece of mind is now included on the menu, in addition to its offering of Wilcox cage-free eggs. In my opinion, it’s Blue Star’s breakfast potatoes that make it worthwhile; for an item that is usually a starch filler thoughtlessly thrown onto a dish, Blue Star’s crispy brown potatoes actually serve a delicious purpose alongside the main show. Still, they won’t overshadow your mother.

Toulouse Petit |  601 Queen Anne Ave. N.,  Seattle  | (206) 432-9069

So your mom’s a foodie, huh? Peso’s classy cousin Toulouse and its bushel of new restaurant awards from the past year are sure to please her. The brunch is absurdly enticing; the cured pork cheeks and duck confit hash always induce my jaw to drop. After this brunch, your mother won’t be the only one napping in front of the television.

Spaaah |  1000 First Ave.,  Seattle |  (206) 357-9490

Not interested in food? Is a massage closer to Mom’s cup of tea? Spaahh at the Hotel 1000 wants to set both of you up with drinks, a 90 aroma therapy relaxation massage, and $50 worth of food and drink at the hotel’s eatery, Boka. Now, if you are a mom with a smaller child in tow, Spaahh has you covered as well — with complimentary drinks, a facial, and choice of mani or pedi.

Willows Lodge |  14580 NE 145th St.,  Woodinville  |  (425) 424-3900

Not a downtown dweller? Fight your urge to wine taste on your way to Willows Lodge, where a package for two includes a full body exfoliation and an hour massage in the couple’s room. Luckily for those tardy well-wishers, Willow’s package runs through the month of May.