HOME > Chowhound > California >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it
TELL US

Mother's Day Brunch Sacramento?

GJCWalker Apr 9, 2008 02:11 PM

Good day, Chowhounds!

I have been off this board for a few years, and look what happened. It looks great!

In any case, I have a question: Where is the killer Mother's Day brunch in Sacramento? I know about the obvious choices, like the Hyatt and the Raddison, but I am looking for some place extraordinary to take Mom.

Let me know!

Thanks!

  1. f
    fatchick Apr 9, 2008 02:19 PM

    I'm just a lurker here but I happened to have read this article today so I thought I'd register and share. http://www.associatedcontent.com/arti...

    7 Replies
    1. re: fatchick
      GJCWalker Apr 9, 2008 02:26 PM

      Woah, that was fast. Does anyone know anything about any of those places? I am familiar with Chanterelle and, of course, The Firehouse, but does anyone know any of the others? Latitudes looks really interesting.

      1. re: GJCWalker
        PeterL Apr 9, 2008 02:37 PM

        Latitudes is not in Sacto. Tower Cafe is kind of informal, probably going to be a mad house. Chanterelle is small and intimate. But I have never gone to any of these for M'Day. Also check out OpenTable:

        http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m...

        1. re: PeterL
          f
          fatchick Apr 9, 2008 02:39 PM

          Latitudes is actually in Auburn...depending on where you are in Sac, it's not that far. From North Highlands area, it's maybe 20-30 minutes.

          1. re: PeterL
            GJCWalker Apr 9, 2008 02:40 PM

            I think that the drive to Auburn would be alright on Sunday morning though. We are actually in Folsom, so we can take the back route, and it wouldn't be bad at all. Have you actually been to Latitudes?

            1. re: GJCWalker
              f
              fatchick Apr 9, 2008 02:43 PM

              Not for brunch, but I have for dinner. It's really good...they usually have some interesting things on the menu. Usually several vegetarian choices, not that I eat any of them.

              1. re: GJCWalker
                d
                dimsumgirl Apr 10, 2008 09:42 PM

                I ate there years ago and enjoyed the brunch that we had. I do know that they buy fresh local produce as they purchased from friends of mine who grew vegies and herbs in the community.

                1. re: GJCWalker
                  PeterL Apr 11, 2008 10:51 AM

                  If you are in Folsom check out Bidwell Street Bistro. Don't know if they do anything for M'Day though. Also if you are thinking about driving north, how about Hawks Granite Bay or Paul Martin's in Roseville.

          2. free sample addict aka Tracy L Apr 10, 2008 06:21 PM

            We had Easter Brunch w/ my MIL at Masque in El Dorado Hills. Food was great, service was excellent and the decor/ambience was very good as well. You can get reservations through open table or for a more casual yet enjoyable experience order from their deli and have brunch on the patio. The place received high praise from MIL

            -----
            Masque Restaurant
            3909 Park Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA

            1. m
              melly Apr 11, 2008 04:14 PM

              I love the atmosphere at Slocum House..sitting under the trees. The Firehouse is a great choice IMO.

              1 Reply
              1. re: melly
                s
                sarahbell Apr 16, 2008 06:21 PM

                I've been to a MD brunch at the Waterboy---don't know if they still do it, but they are always top notch.

              2. l
                Lulu_B May 1, 2008 03:53 PM

                Last year we went to the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg (approx. 10 min. south of Sacramento) for Mother's Day. Not only did they have an amazing brunch catered by Magpie, they also had about 5 wineries that offered wine tasting (at no charge). If you've never been to the Old Sugar Mill, it's gorgeous. I just received an email that they are doing the event again this year. You can email donna@oldsugarmill.com for more info. Plus, there are a few other wineries right "down the block". Makes for a great day.

                1. s
                  Sacto_Damkier May 2, 2008 12:17 PM

                  Hawks is offering a Mother's Day Brunch. I was going to take my mother there, but she will be out of town.

                  -----
                  Hawks
                  5530 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746

                  1. b
                    Bcakes May 2, 2008 02:49 PM

                    Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom is doing something for Mother's Day, I got an email from them. Their food is great. Here is the menu:

                    2008 MOTHER'S DAY MENU (11 - 3)

                    First Course
                    Spring Pea Soup with Crème Fraiche
                    Or Mesclun Greens with Sun Dried Cherries, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

                    Entrees
                    Seared Ahi Tuna Nicoise with Roasted Potatoes, Kalamata Olives, Baby Green Beans and Hard Boiled Egg
                    Or Grilled Salmon with Golden Pepper-Chipotle Coulis, Basmati Rice and Avocado Relish
                    Or Roasted Chicken Breast with Potato Puree, Asparagus and Herb Jus
                    Or Burgundy Wine Braised Certified Angus Short Ribs with Caramelized Onion Potato Puree, Sweet Peas and Carrots

                    Desserts
                    Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cake with Fresh Raspberries
                    Or Meyer Lemon Poundcake with Fresh Strawberries
                    Or Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce

                    $29.95 plus tax and gratuity, Special childern's menu $9.95, Call 916 984-7500 for reservations

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: Bcakes
                      s
                      shkeptic May 2, 2008 05:50 PM

                      IL Fornaio is also having a Mothers Day Brunch . It has been a few years since I have been there but they have Great Food & Atmosphere.

                      http://www.ilfornaio.com/?page=138&am...

                    Show Hidden Posts