Mother’s Day brunch at Lake Tahoe
If there’s one day out of all the days for causes/people/things that is truly worth honoring — despite its ties to the Hallmark greeting card syndicate — it is Mother’s Day.
Moms are the best. Seriously, think about everything your mother has done for you during your life, which BTW you owe to your mother.
I wouldn’t do all of that for you. Hell, nobody would do half of that for you … except for your mother. Stop reading. Call your mom right now and thank her.
Now that we got that out of the way, you’re probably trying to think of something special you can do for mom, aside from that hastily purchased card you’ll grab at Safeway on Sunday morning. The answer, which is the same answer for most of life’s dilemmas, is simple: brunch.
Here are some — emphasis on “some” — local restaurants serving up Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday.
Lone Eagle Grille
As is typically the case, Lone Eagle is offering one of the most extensive and mouth-watering special menus for this special day.
The Mother’s Day menu includes: starters, like the steamed P.E.I. mussels; brunch items, such as the dungeness crab cake eggs Benedict; and standard entrées and sandwiches … ummmm braised short rib grilled cheese sandwich … yes.
Located in Incline Village, Lone Eagle is right on the lake, providing great views from Tahoe’s North Shore.
Head to http://www.loneeaglegrille.com for information.
Sunnyside Restaurant & Lounge
This is easily the best bang for your buck — you know, without stooping to the dollar menu (is that even still a thing?) at some fast food joint.
And Sunnyside definitely is not some cheap burger and fries establishment. Located in Tahoe City, the restaurant offers a cozy setting and views of the lake.
The Mother’s Day brunch menu — a steal at $37 for adults and $20 for kids — includes your regular breakfast favorites, such as eggs Benedict and French toast, and options from the mountain grill, like prime rib and honey glazed ham.
Did we mention it’s only $37?
The special menu is available from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.
Learn about Sunnyside’s restaurant and lodge at http://www.sunnysidelodge.com.
Beacon Bar & Grill
Located in historic Camp Richardson, the Beacon is about as Tahoe as it gets.
In addition to its regular menu the Beacon will have a la carte options available: roasted stone fruit and burrata salad (roasted peach and nectarine, buttery burrata cheese and crisped prosciutto served with arugula and an olive oil drizzle); strawberry shortcake French toast (strawberry and cream cheese stuffed brioche french toast served with a side of seasonal fruit); miso glazed Chilean sea bass (seared bass topped with a miso glaze, served over sautéed broccolini and forbidden black rice, garnished with sesame shiitake mushrooms); and crab cake Benedict (two crab cakes with English muffin and poached eggs, finished with Old Bay Hollandaise, and served with country style home fries).
The special menu also include two house cocktails that mom is sure to enjoy: a raspberry lemon drop and an Azunia Blanco “organic skinny” margarita.
The restaurant is serving up brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Head to http://www.camprichardson.com/the-beacon to learn more about the Beacon.
Blue Angel Café
This South Shore spot is serving up a special Mother’s Day menu, and it’s of the “choose your own adventure” variety.
You get to pick from a selection of offerings for each course.
So for your side you can choose from: home fried potatoes with onion and roasted garlic or fresh baked cacao nib and chocolate chip scones.
You also get a savory option (applewood smoked bacon or turkey sausage patties) and a choice of salad (fruit salad or house salad).
Choices for the main course include: eggs Hemingway; summer vegetable and cheddar frittata; or strawberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast.
Adults pay $16.95 and children younger than 12 eat for $8.50.
Blue Angel will have additional items, such as a $15 bottomless mimosa, for purchase.
Learn about the restaurant at blueangelcafe.com.
Looking to treat mom to a classy brunch? Edgewood Tahoe has you covered.
The resort is serving up a special Mother’s Day champagne brunch in its clubhouse.
The menu is BIG, with numerous options in various categories such as omelettes, seafood, a carving station, breakfast and more. The menu includes vegan selections too, just in case mom has gone crazy.
For those 21 years of age and older, Edgewood’s brunch includes complimentary champagne, mimosas and bellinis.
Aside from food and drink, the package includes a special gift for mom from Spa Edgewood.
Cost is $85 for adults and $40 for children 4-10 years old (3 and younger are free).
Mother’s Day brunch in the clubhouse is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reservations are required — call 833-883-4782 or head to edgewoodtahoe.com.
In addition to the clubhouse, the Bistro at Edgewood will have a special Mother’s Day brunch menu available. Details are available on the website.
M.S. Dixie II
What better way to treat mom than with a trip across Lake Tahoe. The M.S. Dixie II is bringing back its Mother’s Day cruise, which features a brunch buffet and stunning views.
The brunch menu is full of traditional favorites, such as pastries, spiral ham and more.
The cruise is roughly two and a half hours long.
The M.S. Dixie II departs from Zephyr Cove at noon Sunday. Tickets are $89 for adults and $35 for children.
Visit http://www.zephyrcove.com/special-offers for information.
Located in Ski Run Marina, Riva Grill offers great views of the lake in addition to some pretty tasty menu options.
The Mother’s Day brunch menu is stacked with way too many good options to list here — but I will say four magical words: made-to-order waffles.
You can head to http://www.rivagrill.com to view the entire menu.
The cost is $74.90 for the champagne brunch (why would you not have the champagne) and $59.90 for the regular brunch. Children eat for $25.90.