mom.jpgI have feelings you know.

All I do every single day is work my fingers to the bone for you. I
work and I work and no one appreciates all the things I do. Sniff. You
don’t call. You don’t even bother to clean up your rooms. No. Sorry doesn’t cut it.

Mommy needs a little Mommy Time alone. So read through this list of places you can take me for Mother’s Day. In your room Mister. And think about what you’ve done.

FRIDAY
Cocktails and Couture at Barndiva
Hip mamas know that the best way to celebrate mommy’s day is a little
pre-party with the gals. Barndiva’s turning it up with a runway show
from eco-cool Hburg dressers Arboretum, a DJ, delish cocktails and a
fashionista dinner in the Artists and Farmers Gardens. Friday, May 8,
6pm on. Studio Barndiva, 237 Center St., Healdsburg, 707.431.0100.


SATURDAY
McEvoy Ranch Tour
Come for the olive oil, stay for the scenery. Like Willy Wonka’s
Chocolate Factory, the ranch is only open on special occasions. On
Saturday, May 9, they’ll open for their annual Mother’s Day tour and
seasonal lunch. Explore the mill, orchards, gorgeous kitchen gardens
and even get a sneak peak at the 42-foot high pavilion, reminiscent of
a Chinese pagoda, which is not normally on view during public tours. 
Following the tour, a seasonal lunch of local organic delights. Every
Mom leaves with a gift, a signed copy of McEvoy Ranch Executive Chef
Gerald Gass’ Olive Harvest Cookbook. The tour and lunch is from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Admission,  $125 per person. 5935 Red Hill Road , Petaluma,
(707) 778-2307

SUNDAY
Santi
Authentic Italian cuisine showcased in a comfortable yet elegant brunch
setting. Let her know you have planned ahead and she can look forward
to a relaxing day. Reservations highly recommended and credit card
required with 48 hour cancellation 707.857.1790. Sunday, 10:30-2:30pm;
We are also open for regular dinner hours 5:30-8:30 pm. See Menu
http://tavernasanti.com/MothersDayBrunch.htm

Syrah
Chef Josh Silvers is doing a special menu for mothers and others that includes pastrami smoked salmon, steak and eggs, deep fried french toast, his legendary crab cakes done Benedict style and the house burger with applewood smoked bacon. 205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, 568.4002.

zazu restaurant + farm
Zazu’s open for ONE brunch a year and it’s for moms. Reservations strongly recommended: call 707.523.4814. Brunch served 9am to 3pm. On the menu: Scottish
cream scones, “green eggs and lamb”; grilled asparagus “benedict”,
shrimp remoulade sandwich and more. Duck fat potatoes? Reaaaaaaaally.
Worth that alone.$35 per person before beverage, gratuity, and tax. children under 12, 1/2 price. 3535 guerneville road, Santa Rosa.

Bovolo
If you want to be spur of the moment and sit on our back patio with
your little ones or your puppy, we’d love to have you at bovolo. we are
open for breakfast 7 days a week at 9 am. let the bellinis flow! 106
matheson street, healdsburg, 707.431.2962

Monti’s
An expanded brunch menu every Sunday from 10:30-2:00 with great outdoor dining. 714 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 707.568.4404

Della Fattoria Mother’s Day Brunch (Sat/Sun)
Crab salad crepes, Aebelskivers with strawberry jam, Niman Ranch Beef
Stroganoff; potato gratin with poached egg, polenta with poached egg
asparagus, The Della Reuben; spring panzenella salad. 141 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, 707-763-0161.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Cooking Demo with Chef John Ash
Relish Culinary Adventures hosts a morning with SoCo’s favorite chef,
John Ash. Trust us, the ladies love him. Mom gets a four-course brunch
with buttermilk-cinnamon coffee cake, blintzes, chorizo strato and
more, plus a hands-on cooking class with John, copies of the recipes
and hopefully some tasty leftovers for you. $79pp, Relish Culinary
Center, 14 Matheson St., Healdsburg, 877.759.1004, 11am to 2pm.

Starlight Wine Bar
A free mimosa to all moms who come in for their tasty, rail car brunch!  6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol, (707) 823-1943.

Rocker Oysterfeller’s in Valley Ford
Patio brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 10.  Soak up the spring
weather with Mom on the rear patio under the cypress and apple blossoms
with live music and champagne mimosas.  The brunch menu will be a la
carte with most items ranging from $10 to $15.  Items such as southern
eggs benedict, caramel apple french toast, and smoked chicken crepes
will be available as well as some spring lamb specials and new
appetizer options.  Make reservations now as space will fill quickly. 
14415 Highway One, Valley Ford, (707) 876-1983.

Lots more brunch spots here: Best Brunches in SoCo a few weeks ago.
And PD Writer Virginie Boone wrote a great piece on Cocktails and Brunch for Mom’s Day. Check it out!