Big family gatherings might still be ill-advised, but that doesn't give you a pass on honoring Mom this year. San Antonio-area restaurants have put together special menus for Mother's Day, which falls on Sunday, May 10, and many are available to-go.
Surprise Mom with a box of six macarons (flavors are almond joy, pistachio, and grapefruit, no substitutions) and flowers by Vintage Bouquet for $35. A desser box includes a Japonaise, a chocolate caramel tart, a red tart, and a heart moonpie, all for $25. The Mother's Day meal is $45, and includes a cassoulet of braised chicken in a pork shoulder ragu with white beans and breadcrumbs, a large house salad, and a large strawberry shortcake. Items are available on a first come, first served basis, with pick-up available Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, only.
The gourmet grocer is offering Mom everything from breakfast in bed to easy-to-prep dinner kits. Surprise her with cheese quiche, mixed berries, mini scones, and orange juice ($15.99, serves one to two). Or go with a bigger brunch option, featuring French toast casserole, sausage and arugula quiche, spinach and strawberry salad, fruit, croissants, and juice ($59.99, feeds four to six). Meal kits include surf and turf ($59.99 serves two); chipotle-lime fajitas ($49.99; feeds four to six); and pepperoni and sausage pizza with Caesar salad and chocolate chunk cookies ($29.99, serves four). The Mother’s Day menu also includes cakes, chocolates, and floral arrangements to-go. Order online and pick up May 7-10.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
This restaurant's got moms who crave seafood covered. The special four-course menu ($195 for four to six servings, $115 for two servings) starts with chilled Gulf shrimp cocktail. Entrees include choice of herb-roasted tenderloin or Chilean sea bass; accompaniments are truffled mac and cheese, grilled asparagus, and three-cheese au gratin potatoes. For dessert, there's bananas Foster butter cake served with butter pecan ice cream. Add chocolate-dipped strawberries and a long-stem rose, wine pairings, and more. Preorder for curbside pickup on May 8 or 9, then heat at home on Mother's Day.
San Antonio classic The Esquire is serving up four family-style meals for Mother's Day: a meatloaf dinner for four, plus salad and two sides ($48); roasted whole chicken serving two to four, plus salad and two sides ($38); a roast half chicken for two, plus salad and two sides ($28); and a cheeseburger special for two with an order of chili salt fries ($25). Or order a favorite from the restaurant's to-go offerings. And don't forget the beer and wine options. Call 210-222-2521 to order.
Supper at Hotel Emma
Treat mom to a special brunch for four ($95) starting with a gem lettuce salad with Parmesan and tarragon vinaigrette, ricotta beignets with strawberry jam, pimento cheese dip with brioche toasts. Then, dive into a lemon and herb roasted chicken with sides of salsa verde, duck fat potatoes and broccolini and lemon cupcakes with blueberries and basil frosting for dessert. Order online or call 210-267-9040 and swing by the Pearl Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9 from 2 - 6 pm, or Sunday, May 10 from 11 am to 3 pm for pickup.