Treats and Eats for Mother’s Day
May 5, 2016
If you’re heading over to mom & dad’s house this Mother’s Day, surprise and delight them with a box of the obsessively designed signature donuts from Poqet Donuts. We really can’t do these donuts justice in words – just take a look at how beautiful they are! And, they are DEEEE-licious. Seriously. Check them out here. The best part? Groupon currently has an amazing offer! Purchase the deal and you’ll get a half-dozen donuts for $14 (up to $24 value). + Purchase Deal Here
17655 Harvard Ave., Irvine, CA 92614
Le Pain Quotidien
Enjoy some quality time in the kitchen with mom. But with this idea, you don’t have to clean up afterwards! We’re sold. At Le Pain Quotidien at Fashion Island, you can learn to bake the LPQ way. And, on Sunday, May 8, they are holding an Artisan Pizza Making class from 3pm to 5pm. The first part of the class will be hands-on in the bakery where students will mix their own pizza dough by hand and craft their own personal artisan pizzas. Once the pizzas have finished in the ovens, students will sit down together to enjoy their handiwork with a glass of wine (or juice) and the LPQ communal table. Class price is $75 per student. Class size is limited to 8 students so make your reservations soon!
+ Book Class
1103 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Well, we can’t get your mom a date with George Clooney (although, we have first dibs if he and Amal ever break up. PS. We like to think he’s smiling at us in this photo above. *swoon*), but we can get her a delicious cupcake with his and Rande Gerber’s award-winning Casamigos Tequila! This key lime cake is loaded with Casamigos Blanco Tequila and topped with key lime frosting. Hurry in – this cupcake cha chas away May 22.
944 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Del Frisco’s Grille
Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at “The Grille” on Sunday, May 8 and mom will get a complimentary Lemon Cake Jar and a $15 dining card! Plus, get $10 in bonus cards* for every $100 you spend on gift cards April 24 – May 31, 2016.
We LOVE Del Frisco’s Grille for brunch. Red Velvet Belgian Waffle with whipped vanilla bean-spiked cream cheese and thick-cut hickory-smoked bacon? Check. Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary? Check. Chicken-Fried Steak & Eggs with a jumbo biscuit and chorizo gravy? We’ll share but only if we reallllly like you. 😉
Card valid June 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid for private dining events. Excludes tax and gratuity. Card redeemable for food and beverages only. Not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
+ Make Reservations
772 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
Bring mom to CREAM and she’ll receive a FREE menu item of her choice, with the purchase of any regular sandwich. Valid Sunday, May 8, 2016 only.
640 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
Paul Martin’s American Grill
On Sunday, May 8, enjoy a $23 Prix Fixe Brunch until 3pm, which includes fresh-baked blueberry bread with lemon honey butter, seasonal fruit, and your choice of one entree and beverage.
If brunch isn’t really mom’s thing, Paul Martin’s American Grill also offers a $27 three-course Prime Rib special all day, as well as their dinner menu all day. The Prime Rib special includes an organic green salad, all-natural prime rib with mashed potatoes, and housemade cookies and ice cream for dessert.
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534 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
If you haven’t attended Red O’s brunch buffet yet, and mom likes a bit of spice, Red O is your go-to spot this Mother’s Day. Their brunch buffet is ah-may-zing. Seriously. Enjoy made-to-order omelettes, chilaquiles, prime steak carving station, lobster mac & cheese, paella, ceviche, salad bar, dessert bar, and other breakfast and lunch favorites.
$49 per adult, $15 per child, 6 and under free. Brunch Buffet available from 11am to 3pm. Add endless Mimosas, Tequila Sunrises, Sangria, and Blood Marys for $20 per person.
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143 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus
Somewhat of a hidden gem, Mariposa is located on Level Three inside Neiman Marcus and features upscale contemporary cuisine served in a refined atmosphere. If you’re planning a day of shopping at Fashion Island, choose Mariposa! From creative sandwiches to regionally-inspired entrees and house-made desserts, you’ll savor delectable fare along with a spectacular view when you dine on the covered outside terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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601 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
From May 5 – 8, dine on delicious Japanese cuisine at Kabuki! The “Mom’s Table” special is perfect for sharing as it comes with chicken teriyaki, beef teriyaki, BBQ beef ribs, fried gyoza dumplings, shrimp and vegetable tempura, California roll, spicy tuna troll, fruit, two orders of soup, salad and rice. All for $24.95/person (minimum two orders).
While supplies last. Additional orders of soup, salad and rice may be added for additional charge. Dine-in only.
529 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
FIG & OLIVE
You may not be able to take mom to France this Mother’s Day, but you can bring her to FIG & OLIVE! This French Riviera Oasis is surrounded by olive trees, gardens, and offers a variety of seating options both indoor and outdoor allowing guests to take full advantage of the California Riviera weather. On Sunday, May 8, enjoy brunch for $40 per person or dinner for $48 per person. + View Menus
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151 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Wood Ranch BBQ
Calling all BBQ lovers! If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience with mom, we suggest Wood Ranch BBQ at Irvine Spectrum Center. From hand-cut and seasoned Certified Angus Beef steaks grilled over live oak fire to slow-roasted and grilled-to-order BBQ chicken, tri tip, beef, and pork baby back ribs, this is where BBQ is at. Definitely order the Smashed Sweet Potatoes! Those are da bomb dot com (Do people still say that? No? Well, we’re bringing it back.).
501 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
Looking for something other than a box of chocolates and flowers to give mom for Mother’s Day? At Minamoto Kitchoan, you’ll find beautiful and authentic wagashi, or Japanese sweets, renowned for their artful presentations as well as for their taste. To complement the natural sweetness of these confections, the shop recommends savoring the treats with with a cup of hot green tea.
Sound like something a mother in your life would enjoy? Perfect! From now through May 8, save 20% on a special Mother’s Day Gift Box from Minamoto Kitchoan.
The gift box, which is normally priced at $34, includes Hakutou Mochi (pictured above) with white peach-flavored sweet bean paste wrapped in delicate, soft mochi; Fukuwatashi Senbei, crunchy waffle cookies filled with buttery vanilla cream; Momoaya, a juicy peach inside semi-sweet pureed jelly; and mango and cranberry fruit gummies rich in flavor.
1063 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
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