Planning to take your mom out for a Sonoma brunch this Mother’s Day (May 8, 2016)? Here’s a list of spots worth checking out, along with menu details. Most of these places are also regular brunch faves as well.
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Walter Hansel Wine Bistro: $48 prix fixe menu includes baby beet salad, Akaushi flat iron steak, grilled wild Alaskan halibut, Valrhona chocolate mousse. 3535 Guerneville Rd., Santa Rosa.
Emily’s Kitchen: Eggs Benedict with housemade pastrami gravy, carrot cake French toast and more. 8a.m. to 4p.m., Montgomery Village.
Charlie’s at the Windsor Golf Club: A best-kept secret, head for Mom’s day champagne brunch on (or at least overlooking) the green. 1340 19th Hole Dr,. Windsor.
Breakaway Cafe: Mother’s Day Bellini with white peach puree, Dungeness crab cakes and avocado Benedict, chocolate chip waffle with lemon mascarpone. Saturday and Sunday, 19101 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma.
Ramekins: Seatings at 10a.m., 12:30p.m. $65 brunch buffet includes blue corn waffles with macerated berries and lavender whipped cream, omelet station, salads, herb-crusted leg of lamb, wood fired pizzas, petite quiches.ramekins.com to register. 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma.
Della Fattoria: Three course dinner includes spring onion and garlic tart, Alaskan halibut with English peas, French vanilla bean creme brulee, $65, 6-9p.m., reservations required.
Gypsy Cafe: Weekend brunch featuring Gypsy Fried Chicken and Waffles with sriracha cream (um, yes please). 162 North Main St., Sebastopol, gypsy-cafe.com.
Zazu Kitchen + Farm: $29 prix fixe includes sour cream pancakes, wild Gulf shrimp and grits, shortrib tostada , black pig bacon, cheddar biscuits with pepper jelly. 6770 McKinley #150, Sebastopol.
Rocker Oysterfeller’s: OMG $35 brunch for mom? Prix fixe includes blackened shrimp and grits, duck and andouille sausage gumbo, vanilla bean donut holes, fried chicken and bacon cornmeal waffles, crab cake Benedict, strawberry rhubarb French toast. 14415 Hwy. One, Valley Ford
Mateo’s Cocina Latina: Brunch or dinner on the lovely patio. $45 prix fixe lunch includes beef tartare with quail egg, little gem lettuce with blue cheese vinaigrette, beef hash with poached duck egg, Huevos Rancheros with house made tostada, Downtown Bakery sticky bun. Dinner is $65 prix fixe with choice of Dungeness crab cake, Shrimp Louie, roasted Boedga wild King salmon, pork chop with savory bread pudding, Alive & Healing Sonoma County Co. tempeh with pumpkin seed-bell pepper sauce.214 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.
Relish Culinary Adventures: Mother’s Day Brunch hands-on cooking class. We have had requests for several years to do a hands-on class on Mother’s Day, and here it is. We’ve added all the bells and whistles to the menu for this class, so guests will make Crab Cakes, smoke Arctic Char, poach Eggs, bake Banana Bread, saute skillet potatoes, and more. We’ll pour coffee, mimosas and wine with our meal, and we’re adding special touches to the Relish Culinary Center to celebrate Mom. 14 Matheson St., Healdsburg. Details at relishculinary.com.
Dry Creek Kitchen: Treat Mom to a day in the idyllic Sonoma County town of Healdsburg on on Mother’s Day w/ dishes like Smoked Salmon. Brunch 11am-2:00pm, $49pp; Dinner 6-9pm, $65pp; 3 courses
Ninebark: Amazing new brunch menu is tops for mom. Plus will be serving a very special Mom-mosa for all moms, starting at the very respectable 10aa.m.812 Main St., Napa, ninebark-napa.com.