Honor Thy Mother

Pick up Mother's Day brunch and dinner from these San Antonio restaurants

Pick up Mother's Day meals from these San Antonio restaurants

Breakfast in bed, Mother's Day
Surprise Mom with breakfast in bed from Central Market. Photo courtesy of Central Market

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.

Bakery Lorraine
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.

Central Market
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.

The Esquire
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.