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Mother's Day Brunches Abound

May 8, 2013

Bethany Clough

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12. If you're still looking for somewhere special to take Mom for a meal, here are a few suggestions of places offering Mother's Day menus.

These restaurants fill up fast, so reservations are a must.

-- The Manhattan Steakhouse in Fresno is hosting a three-course meal for $29.95. In addition to shrimp cocktail and salads, diners can choose from seven main dishes, including New York steak stuffed with crab, shrimp and mushrooms, and grilled swordfish.

Details: or (559) 449-1731.

-- Campagnia is hosting a Mother's Day brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The brunch includes all the traditional breakfast foods, made-to-order omelettes, poached salmon, assorted salads, a prime rib carving station and a dessert table.

The buffet costs $23.99 for adults and includes a complimentary glass of champagne. For kids 12 and younger, the cost is $12.99.

The regular dinner menu will be served from 6-9 p.m.

Details: or (559) 433-3300.

-- The Elbow Room has a Mother's Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The brunch includes a made-to-order omelette station, a prime rib and ham carving station, poached salmon, oysters on the half shell and desserts. It costs $24.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids 12 and younger.

Mother's Day dinner runs from 4-9 p.m. and includes roasted prime rib au jus, Australian lobster tail, and crab-stuffed jumbo prawns.

Details: or (559) 227-1234.

-- Vino & Friends is having its regular brunch Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., complete with mimosas and Mother's Day specials. They include a personal-size quiche, chef salad and a strawberry shortcake dessert made with local strawberries.

Details: or (559) 434-1771.

-- Marie Callender's has a Mother's Day brunch that includes champagne, meat carving station, omelette and waffle bar, along with fresh fruit, salads and dessert.


-- The Blue Heron restaurant in Coarsegold's Yosemite Lakes Park clubhouse is hosting a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It includes an omelette station, a carving station with prime rib and ham, breakfast items and smoked salmon and salad.

Details: or (559) 658-6969.

-- Crab Cakes restaurant in Oakhurst is hosting a brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The menu includes roast sirloin, broiled salmon with elderberry sauce, eggs Benedict, salads and desserts.

For adults, the cost is $28.95; seniors 55 and older, $22.95; and children 4 to 12, $16.95.

Regular dinner service runs from 4-8 p.m.

Details: or (559) 641-7667.

-- Ducey's on the Lake has a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The buffet includes bone-in ham, roast turkey, prime rib, along with other entrees, salads, sides and desserts.

Details: or (559) 642-3131.

-- Restaurants at Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will have two Mother's Day brunches Sunday.

The Vintage steakhouse will serve a buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The California Market Buffet serves a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that includes lobster Florentine omelets and berries- and-cream French toast.

Details: or (866)794-6946.

-- The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park has dropped the price of its brunch this year. It costs $45 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 to 12, and $8 for kids 5 and younger.

The brunch runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes prime rib and ham, seafood, an omelet station, dessert and breakfast items.

-- Moms get red carnations and chocolate-dipped strawberries at the Wawona Hotel brunch, also in Yosemite. The brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes breakfast food, cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce, pork loin, salads and dessert.

Prices: $22.25 for adults, $11.25 for children 6 to 12 and $8 for children 5 and younger.

Call (801) 559-4935 for details or reservations at either restaurant or visit

-- Erna's Elderberry House will host a brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The $62 brunch features pan-roasted halibut, tarragon-crusted lamb or an orange-basil cured guinea hen.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Details: or (559) 683-6800.

-- If your mom is into wine, Trelio is having its "massive wine tasting" on Saturday.

Customers can taste more than 40 wines served with cheese at the event, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and reservations are a must.

Details: or 297-0783.

-- The Madera Wine Trail's "Meet the Winemaker" weekend runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The $30 tickets include tours, demonstrations, new wine releases, wine cocktails, live music, shopping, food and an art gallery.

Tickets can be purchased at participating wineries or online at


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