Confession: I am a bad child because I have never taken my Mother out for Mother’s Day 🙁 To be even more honest, I’m really terrible with presents! Generally, I find present shopping really tricky; I always run out of time, don’t get the right thing, forget about the day, remember when it’s too late. I’m just a bad gift giver.
BUT, in my defense, I do nice things for my loved ones and friends all year around. It’s much easier for me to be in the world and go, “Hey! Mom would love that!” Or “Friend, would love that!”, buy it there and then and give them a treat just because. I’ve just always been terrible with presents, which is weird considering I’m such an empathetic person.
So, if you suck like me, or if you’re the opposite! Highly organised yet, looking for ideas, then here are a few places to take your Mom out for lunch this Mother’s Day:
Grande Provence Rolls Out the Red Carpet on Mother’s Day
Let Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate treat your mom like a queen with a number of Mother’s Day treats this May. In honour of his own mom, Executive Chef Guy Bennett has created a delicious three–course lunch and dinner menu at R400 per person that includes a glass of bubbly and a special gift for mom.
All moms visiting Grande Provence on Mother’s Day will be treated to a complimentary Angels Tears Le Chocolat Pinotage and chocolate pairing. There is also the bubbly and oyster/nougat tasting for R130pp or enjoy a sharing artisanal platter of bread, cheese, preserves, charcuterie, olives, nuts and seasonal fruit for R320.
Create memorable moments by taking advantage of the special Mother’s Day weekend rates at the elegant Grande Provence Owner’s Cottage. The rate per room ranges from R3 300 – R6 000 per night including breakfast, lunch and a wine tasting. Bookings can be made by calling 021 876 8600 or mail email@example.com.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Nuy Valley 2018
Nuy Winery’s new tasting room and restaurant, On the Hill, wants to celebrate all mothers this Mother’s Day with a scrumptious lunch and a complimentary bottle of Nuy Muscat Semi Sweet Sparkling wine and rosewater coconut ice.
Join us for a leisurely three-course lunch on 13 May 2018 at Nuy on the Hill, situated on the hill at the Nuy Valley turn off on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson. This scrumptious menu will be prepared by our well known chef and Nuy on the hill restaurant co-owner, Wilna van der Westhuizen at R280 per person (subject to change).
Bookings for the Restaurant at Nuy on the Hill on 023 347 0272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ritz Hotel, Sea Point
On Sunday May 13th, The Ritz Hotel will be celebrating Mother’s Day by serving a special 7-course gala lunch at Top of The Ritz; the Cape’s only revolving restaurant. Enjoy a “A Journey of Flavours Through Cape Town” on the 23rd floor from where the vista is nothing short of spectacular.
The menu will include entrées such as ‘Knysna Oysters’ and ‘The Ritz’, an eye-catching reinvention of a classic avocado ritz.
The main meal is a choice between grilled beef sirloin, served with free range quail egg, fondant potato, Prego jus and Morongo purée or a fresh line fish which comes with salt and vinegar potato cigars, kelp chips and a homemade tartare or a Karoo rack of lamb served with mint pea, spinach farce, truffle celeriac purée and fynbos croquette.
Last but not least, dessert on the menu includes a smashing smoked chocolate mousse, tea, coffee and petit fours.
Mother’s Day at Top of The Ritz is available at R850 per person and includes a glass of Méthode Cap Classique on arrival. Pre-booking is essential. To book, email email@example.com, call 021 4396010 or book online.
Allee Bleue Wine Estate, Franschhoek
Join Allée Bleue Wine Estate for a delectable 3-course menu hosted in the courtyard, including a glass of the estate’s Brut Rosé upon arrival.
Enjoy a 3 course meal at Allee Bleue for just R195 with courses including a glass of Brut Rose on arrival, wild mushroom on toasted brioche with parsley hollandaise to start, bacon wrapped chicken with a ratatouille and crusted potato, cider jus or roasted root veg risotto with walnut dressing for mains. To sweeten the deal, enjoy a coconut panna cotta, pecan nut crumble and salted caramel sauce for dessert.
Bookings are essential, please call 021 874 1021 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
Faber at Avondale
Mother’s Day at FABER at Avondale, care of Chef Dale Stevens offers a set menu 4-course sharing lunch (2 starters, 1 main, 1 dessert) priced at R525 per adult. Children will receive a “kiddies” menu, with a choice of a main course and a dessert priced at R110 for 2 courses.
To book, please call 021 202 1219 or e-mail email@example.com
Mother’s Day Lunch at Haute Cabriere, Franschhoek
Let Chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller take the hassle out of the kitchen by preparing a Sunday Feast for Mum and the family. The menu is set around old-school family lunches with abundant tables taking you on a journey through the Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan wine ranges.
Starters and dessert are plated and the main is served in platters – perfect for sharing. Wine during the lunch is included.
Price R370,00 per person, children 12 years and under R150,00.
To book call 021 876 8500 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy! And here’s to our mommys!