Yep, it's time to show mom how much you love her, and everyone and their mom wants to help you do it. Here are a few of the special Mother's Day dining events going around town.
Lunchbox Laboratory says, “Hey, Mom. Show us your tats!” Moms willing to reveal some inked skin on Mother's Day get to scarf down their divine burgers, hand-dipped shakes and other goodies at both the Seattle and Bellevue locations for free. lunchboxlaboratory.com
The Herbfarm Moms get an Herbal Boutonniere crafted from cuttings from their herb and flower gardens; a special dinner seats at 4:30 p.m. More info at theherbfarm.com
MistralKitchen In addition to the normal a la carte menu, Mistral is offering a three-course brunch menu with choices like Rhubarb Brioche Doughnuts with Rhubarb Jam; Sage Sausage with Cheddar Polenta, Soft Egg and Mustard Demi; and Braised White Beans with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Poached Egg and Cilantro Crema. $35 with $10 special Mother's Day cocktail menu. mistral-kitchen.com
Salish Lodge & Spa If you want to hook mom up with an overnight pamperfest, the Salish Mother's Day package at Snoqualmie Falls includes a stay in a newly renovated guestroom, $50 toward a spa treatment with sparkling wine and truffles, and choice of a three-course or buffet breakfast with the family. Reservations at 1.800.2.SALISH or salishlodge.com.
BOKA Restaurant + Bar The two-course Mother's Day menu includes Tortilla Espanola with chorizo, arugula and pimenton aioli ($10) and Cold Smoked Alaskan King Salmon with poached eggs, rustic bread, farmers cheese and pickled beets ($15). And if you add a bottle of Domain Chandon Sparkling Rose ($25), she'll also score a swag bag with Betsy Johnson Nail Polish, Molton Brown product, Spaahh discounts and more. bokaseattle.com
Volunteer Park Cafe Ericka Burke is doing her popular Sunday Supper Mother's Day-style, with a complimentary glass of bubbly for the guest of honor and a communal, family-style dinner of roasted chicken alongside tomato, asparagus, and white bean panzanella; a salad of baby arugula, chèvre and strawberries; and chocolate raspberry tart for dessert. $30/person; 6 p.m. Reservations required. Call 206.328.3155 or book online at alwaysfreshgoodness.com.
Cafe Flora The refined vegetarian mecca is putting on a three-course mothers day brunch for $30, with hummingbird muffins, fruit skewers with agave cinnamon glaze and cardamom creme, spring asparagus benedict, banana brûlée French toast and coconut cream pie. Particularly awesome is the $12.50 kids menu – three courses with vegan and gluten-free options. cafeflora.com
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge is hosting a lavish Grand Brunch Buffet featuring Alaskan prawns, King crab legs, a carving station, eggs benedict and more ($52; seniors: $39; kids 7-17: $24.99; kids 6 and under: Free); or a four-course tasting menu for $49.95 with Nash Family Farm rabbit with hand-cut Pappardelle pasta, green asparagus, morel mushrooms and fennel sausage. Reservations and info at CedarbrookLodge.com.
Free Mother's Day Parking The city has teamed up with waterfront businesses and five area parking garages to offer four hours of free parking on Mother's Day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Participating restaurants and businesses are Argosy Cruises, Seattle Aquarium, Ivar's, Elliott's Oyster House and Cafe, Red Robin, The Crab Pot, Fisherman's Seafood Restaurant, The Salmon Cooker, and Alaskan Sourdough Bakery. More info at downtownseattle.com/ThingsToDo/parkingpromo.