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2018 Orange County Mother’s Day Dining Guide

Celebrate Mom this year on Mother’ Day by treating her to an unforgettable Sunday brunch at one of these premier Orange County dining destinations.


Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Back Bay Bistro welcomes guests to celebrate Mother’s Day with a gourmet brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and an unforgettable waterfront atmosphere on Sunday, May 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Seafood Station
Ahi Poke, Shrimp Cocktail, Ceviche, Oysters in a Half Shell, and Chilled King Crab Legs with Cocktail Sauce, Lemon, and Tabasco

Cooked to Order Omelets
Omelet or Whole Eggs Made to Order with: Country Ham, Sausage, Bacon and Bay Shrimp, Assorted Cheeses, Diced Tomatoes, Onions, Mushrooms, Spinach, Fresh Cut Peppers, and Salsa

Smoked Fish Station
Gravlax, Scallops, Trout, Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce, Sliced Red Onions, Capers, Cream Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes, and Toasted Bagels

Pancake Station
With Maple Syrup, Butter, Whipped Cream, Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries

Risotto Station
Mushroom Risotto served with Shrimp Scampi and Rib Stew

Hot Off the Skillet
Smoked Bacon, Sausage, Sliced Ham Steak, Breakfast Potatoes, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Blintzes, Baby Spring Vegetables, Salmon with Grand Marnier Soy Sauce, Chicken Scaloppini with Citrus Caper Wine Sauce, Beef Sliders, Chicken Fingers and Tater Tots for the Kids

Antipasti Display
Prosciutto, Salami, Capicola, Soppressata, Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Cipollini Onions, Assorted Mustards, Marinated Artichokes, Olives, Gherkins, and Cherry Peppers, Balsamic Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, Gooseneck Squash, and Portobello Mushrooms

Carving Station
Filet of Beef with Green Peppercorn Sauce and Roasted Turkey

Salad Bar, Composed Salads and Fresh Fruit
Heirloom Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Cauliflower, Israeli Couscous, Brussel Sprout Salad with Virgin Olive Oil Vinaigrette, Spring Pea Point Reyes and Bacon, Summer Beet Salad

Dessert Display
Fruit Tartlets, Éclairs, Tiramisu, Cheese Cake Squares, Assorted Bundtinis, Chocolate Fountain with Marshmallows, Strawberries, Oreos, Vanilla Wafers, and Rice Crispy Treats

Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$75 for adults (includes bottomless Champagne and Mimosas)
$35 for children 12 years and under



Montage Laguna Beach
30801 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Montage Masterpiece Celebration
Sunday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mothers, their families and lucky friends will find everything they are craving at this Mother’s Day Montage Masterpiece Celebration, as well as live musical entertainment, complimentary photographs and a champagne toast. There’s an Egg Bar offering eggs accompanied by choices such as wild mushrooms, shrimp, goat cheese and a trio of peppers. There is house cured smoked salmon and bagels with toppings, a Fruit Station, soup, salads such as a bouquet of garden vegetables with peach vinaigrette. On the lighter side, a Sushi Station and iced seafood will be offered. The Chef’s Carving Station features certified Angus beef striploin. And pan-seared Mahi Mahi, bell-pepper stuffed chicken and a spring vegetable medley all tempt hearty appetites. The Children’s Station will feature chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, mini corn dogs and more. Chef Lee Smith’s elaborate Dessert Display is always awe-inspiring.
$160 per adult, $50 for children ages four to 12, includes gratuity, not tax. For reservations, (949) 715-6420.

Studio’s Gourmet Four-Course Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Perched over the Pacific and dining in elegantly refined Studio, Mother’s Day will be extra special for those savoring Chef Craig Strong’s award-winning gourmet cooking. He has created a four-course brunch menu starting with First Course choices: Shaved Melon Salad with lemongrass panna cotta; Onion, Gruyère and Caraway Tart with truffle dressing; or Baby Kale Caesar Salad with fried calamari. The Second Course is either Warm White Asparagus with chive hollandaise, King Crab Fried Rice or Mushroom Ricotta Tortellini. The Third Course options are Salmon Scaloppini with Brussels sprout leaves, turnips, shiitake and kumquat, Braised Mary’s Chicken accompanied by mixed greens and Peruvian purple potato or Duck Confit Hash with Poached Egg and shishito peppers. For Dessert, the menu has Pineapple Upside Down Cake with cherry compote, Raspberry Pavlova with vanilla ice cream or Molten Chocolate Cake with Guanaja whipped ganache and mint ice cream.
$150 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, (949) 715-6420.

Mother’s Day Four-Course Brunch at The Loft
Sunday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At The Loft, Mother’s Day celebrants will enjoy a tempting four-course menu overlooking the Pacific and relaxing with those they love to be with. For the table, French toast bites with a choice of toppings, avocado toast and an assorted mini pastry basket will start off the meal. Next, there’s a choice of appetizers: baked brie and raspberry, curly kale salad or seafood cocktail. Mains feature these selections: The Loft omelet with home fries; potato lobster crepes with broccolini and sweet mustard béarnaise; duck confit hash with baby greens and poached eggs; or steak and eggs with potato risotto. The dessert options are chocolate custard with raspberries, roses and lychee or white chocolate and whisky, which is Viennese sponge cake with milk foam and coffee caramel.
$125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. À la Carte Menu not offered during brunch times.
The Loft is also serving Customary Breakfast from 6 to 9 a.m. and Customary Dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. For reservations, (949) 715-6420.

Blissful Mother’s Day Escape
From May 1 to 31
What a wonderful escape this is! It includes a 60-minute Body Bliss Massage or Organic Radiance Facial, a 45-minute Classic Manicure and a plush Montage Laguna Beach robe with lunch at Mosaic Bar and Grille and complimentary valet parking.
$425 all inclusive ($600 value). For reservation, call (949) 715-6010.


110 W Birch St #7
Brea, CA 92821

13126 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92602

Celebrate Mother’s Day with live Latin music and bottomless mimosas at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. The popular dining spot in Brea Downtown and The Irvine Market Place will open at 9:30 a.m. For Mother’s Day, offering a two-course brunch special with a glass of champagne for $29, with the option to add bottomless mimosas for $10. Guests can enjoy popular entrees such as Huevos Rancheros served with two farm-fresh eggs, layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces (photo below) and more. Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen is located at 110 W Birch St #7, Brea, CA 92821 and 13126 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602. For more information, visit www.chachaslatinkitchen. To make reservations (highly recommended) at the Brea location call 714-255-1040, for Irvine call 714-408-7819.


21022 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

For those looking to celebrate on the oceanfront, Ways & Means Oyster House is the perfect place to treat mom to a seafood brunch. Located inside the luxury shopping and dining center, Pacific City, Ways & Means offers sweet and savory brunch specials, ocean views, bottomless mimosas and the popular W&M Bloody Mary, made with jumbo shrimp, brown sugar-chili bacon, olives, onions and celery. Food specials include Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Jumbo Lump Crab Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo and Egg Tacos. This Mother’s Day, brunch will be offered from 10:00am-3:00pm, and reservations are highly recommended. Kids under 10-years-old eat for free, with the company of an adult. For more information, visit, call (714) 960-4300. Located at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.


34091 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629

Coastal Kitchen’s relaxed Southern California vibe is reflected in their clean decor and from-scratch menu. This Mother’s Day, the Dana Point restaurant will be offering both their signature lunch & dinner menu with dishes such as Crab Cake Sandwich, Sautéed Clams with Fried Bread, and Fried Brie Salad. In addition to their quality dishes, Moms can also sip on a selection of hand-crafted cocktails this holiday including the signature Bloody Mary. Coastal Kitchen’s family-friendly environment is perfect for families looking to spoil their mom on this special day. For more information visit or call 949-449-2822 to make reservations.


2607 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

Spoil mom at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails (and give back at the same time) for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13! The nonprofit restaurant, boasting Mediterranean flavors and locally-sourced ingredients is offering a $49 prix fixe three-course brunch – with option to add on bottomless mimosas for $15 – and is only open for brunch one Sunday of the year from 11am-3pm. Standout dishes include the Crème Brulee French Toast made with Cinnamon-Vanilla French Toast, Caramelized Bananas, Berries, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon Cream, and Chocolate Donut Dips made with Dark Chocolate Dipped Mini Donuts, Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon Whipped Cream. Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails is located at 2607 Main Street Irvine, CA 92614. For more information visit To make reservations (highly recommended) call 949-387-887.


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Mother’s Day Brunch 2018

$94.00 adults | $74.00 seniors 65 and over | $34.00 kids 6-12 / kids 5 and under free
Unlimited champagne, coffee, tea and juice included
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Reservations: 714-845-4627

Corner Deli
Roasted tomato bisque with garlic parmesan croutons | field asparagus with crispy prosciutto and balsamic reduction | candy stripe beet and citrus segment salad with whipped herb ricotta

Sea and River
Seasoned jumbo shrimp, stone crab claws and fresh shucked oysters | fresh halibut ceviche and crispy tostadas | crab cakes hot off the griddle with spicy chipotle aioli, spring chive and lemon aioli | smoked salmon, miniature bagels, capers, red onions, parsley cream cheese, lemon wedges | sushi display, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce

Rise and Shine Lane
Buttery croissants, S’mores muffins, assorted sliced breakfast breads | omelets made to order | cage free scrambled eggs and cage free egg whites | traditional eggs benedict topped with a lemony hollandaise | buttermilk pancakes off the griddle with white chocolate whipped cream, chocolate chips, blackberry compote, vanilla marinated strawberries | blueberry French toast casserole

Carved Butchers Block
fresh herb and pepper encrusted carved baron of beef with natural jus | local honey and Dijon brined pork loin, chimichurri | cedar plank roasted salmon, cucumber-dill yogurt sauce | grilled vegetable wellington with artichoke and tomato relish

Side Car
Saffron & piquillo pepper risotto | sour cream and chive mashed potato | honey glazed farmers market carrots | multi colored cauliflower and broccolini with lemon gremolata

Urban Italian
Artichoke mascarpone ravioli, petite ratatouille, pesto cream sauce | lobster ravioli, spring pea shoots, snipped chives, saffron cream sauce | spinach gnocchi with fava beans, dill cream sauce and lemon oil

Dare to be Decadent
chocolate fountain | pound cake | rice krispy treats | gelato bar with seasonal offerings and traditional toppings | burnt sugar caramel flan with seasonal fruit | warm seasonal fruit cobbler with biscuit topping


Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Relaxing Mother’s Day Cruise
Join us Sunday, May 13th, at 10 am for a two hour coastal cruise aboard the Ocean Adventures Catamaran. This trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. “MOMosa” or Champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries and muffins will be served. In addition, all whale watching cruises on Mother’s Day will serve moms a complimentary glass of champagne. ($49 adults; $29 kids)


Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar:
Treat mom to a delicious brunch at The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar Sunday, May 13, from 11am-3pm. Located in Rancho Santa Margarita, the restaurant serves shareable gourmet American cuisine, by Executive Chef Karl Pfleider. Guests can enjoy dishes such as the Blueberry Cheesecake Waffle made with house made waffles, macerated blueberries, and cheese cake filling, and Grilled Cheese Eggs Benedict made with turkey, poached egg, hollandaise, brioche and cheddar. The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar is located 31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. For more information, visit To make reservations (highly recommended) call (949) 888-0072.


19100 Von Karman Ave #100
Irvine, CA 92612

The three-course menus, crafted by the inventive Chef Javier Montoya, celebrates our most special women with its special touches. There’s also a special kid’ menu so the little ones are taken care of as well. Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is available on the beautiful outdoor patio and inside the dining room. For the night owl mama, come ready to enjoy live entertainment from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. so all her senses will be delighted. If you prefer a quiet evening dinner, seating in a more private area can also be arranged do conversation can be the star of the night. (Full menu shown below.)

To make reservations, guests can contact Bistango at [email protected] or by calling (949) 752-5222.

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Live entertainment from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mother’s Day Three-Course Prix-Fixe Menu
Includes a glass of sparkling wine (non-alcoholic sparkling available)

Cream of Tomato Basil Soup
Tomato Basil Relish, Ricotta Salta, EVOO
Waldorf Salad
Wild Baby Arugula, Grapes, Candied Walnuts, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Lemon Vinaigrette
Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli
Wilted Spinach, Sauce alla Vodka, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pan Roasted New Zealand Lamb Chops (16-oz)
Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Pearl Onions, Port Wine Reduction
Grilled Prime Filet Mignon (8-oz)
Garlic Potatoes Puree, Asparagus, Spinach, Blue Cheese, Wine Reduction
Mushroom Crusted Alaskan Halibut
Lilies Potato Puree, Asparagus, Porcini Mushroom Sauce

Black Forest Chocolate Cake
Brandied Cherries, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream


Penne Pasta
Marinara Sauce, Parmesan Cheese
Mac and Cheese
Baby Shrimp, Bacon, Scallions, Roasted Peppers
Grilled Chicken Breast
Sautéed Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Lemon Butter Sauce

White Chocolate Cheesecake
Oreo cookie crust, vanilla chocolate sauce


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