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What to do on Mother's Day in Salt Lake City

Mother's Day in Salt Lake City - Restaurants, Events, and Activities


Bambara's Mother's Day buffet includes fresh baked goods, a carving station with mustard glazed ham and organic turkey breast, made-to-order egg dishes, and a wide array of decadent pastries. Mouth-watering specialties out of Chef Nathan Powers' kitchen include poached prawns, brioche French toast, truffled macaroni and cheese, roasted spring asparagus and other delicacies. Bambara will also serve its regular dinner menu on Mother's Day.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

202 S. Main

Blue Boar Inn

The lovely, intimate Blue Boar Inn in the Heber Valley resort town of Midway serves an award-winning Sunday brunch created by Executive Chef Eric May. Selections change seasonally and currently include steak and eggs, grilled pork chops, brioche French toast and many more.

1235 Warm Springs Rd. in Midway

Caffe Niche

Caffe Niche's 'No Reservations' Mother's Day brunch will feature Chef Owner Ethan Lappé's casual menu that includes bread pudding French toast, Caribbean coconut pancakes, Kobe beef hash and more, with many locally sourced ingredients. There are no reservations required and usually no more than a 10-minute wait. Seating will be available on Niche's remodeled patio, weather permitting. Caffe Niche offers $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas, and also a 'Breakfast Martini' that includes Tanqueray No. Ten, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice, orange marmalade, and a dash of orange bitters.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

779 E. 300 S.

Cuisine Unlimited Brunch to Go

Maxine Turner of Cuisine Unlimited will be offering a complete take-home Mother's Day brunch including banana-pecan stuffed brioche, crêpe torte with smoked salmon and herb cream cheese, and a light jicama citrus salad. Orders must be made by Thursday, May 10 and picked up by appointment May 12 or 13. Delivery also available.

4641 S. Cherry St.


Chef Billy Sotelo's special creations for Faustina's Mother's Day brunch include fresh herb-crusted salmon with a honey-lemon beurre blanc, Italian sausage, a prime rib carving station, specialty omelets to order and a wide selection of salads, pastries and desserts. General Manager Hillary Merrill has created a special $3 Mimosa bar that includes a choice of juices: orange, blood orange, pomegranate, peach, pear, cranberry, grapefruit or pineapple. Faustina will also serve dinner from 4:30 to 9 p.m. featuring their award-winning nightly menu.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

454 E., 300 S.


Executive Chef Franck Peissel has designed a special four-course plated menu for brunch on Mother's Day. The Mother's Day offerings highlight Franck's love affair with food - French at heart, but with modern American culinary trends and fresh local ingredients.

call for times
6263 S. Holladay Blvd.

Grand America

The Grand America Mother's Day brunch buffet features traditional brunch favorites, plus fresh seafood, fruits, salads, sushi, roasts, dessert buffet and children's buffet. Cocktail service will also be available. The Courtyard will feature a potting station for children to decorate a pot and plant a special flower for their moms.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

555 South Main St.
800-304-8696 or 801-258-6000

The Homestead Resort

The charming Homestead Resort in Midway will serve an elegant Mother's Day brunch including made to order omelets and crepes, fresh tossed salads, roasted prime rib of beef, pit smoked ham, cilantro marinated chicken, jumbo spicy boiled shrimp, sesame roasted salmon, steamed cherry stone clams, strawberry cream pie, chocolate covered pretzels, lemon cake and more. The nostalgic setting of the Homestead has brought families together for 125 years.

700 N. Homestead Dr. in Midway

La Caille

La Caille's spectacular French chateau and gorgeous gardens are especially beautiful for Mother's Day. Mother's Day brunch buffet includes quiches, French toast, crab cakes, traditional breakfast favorites, pastries and more.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

9565 S. Wasatch Boulevard in Sandy

Little America

Downtown's Little America Hotel will serve a special Mother's Day brunch in the ballroom, with a huge variety of pastries, cheeses, salads, fruit, seafood, hot entrees, vegetables and desserts.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
500 S. Main St.

Log Haven

Beautiful Log Haven in Millcreek Canyon will offer a fixed-price four-course lunch/supper for Mother's Day, designed by Chef David Jones. Entree choices include Morgan Valley lamb, organic chicken breast, steelhead trout, New York steak and mushroom risotto.

reservations available noon-5 p.m.

6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd.

Market Street Grill

Market Street Grill's Mother's Day brunch menu includes seafood, omelets, steaks and chops.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Three locations:
Downtown 801-322-4668
Cottonwood 801-942-8860
South Jordan 801-302-2262

Oasis Cafe

Mirroring the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and freshest seafood, Oasis Cafe's Mother's Day brunch buffet is a favorite with locals. The buffet includes a prime rib carving station and a chocolate fountain for dessert. Dinner will also be served on Mother's Day from 5-9 p.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
151 S. 500 E.

Pinon Market & Cafe Take-Home 'Breakfast in Bed'

Chef Victoria Topham of Pinon Market & Cafe is preparing a special Mother's Day 'Breakfast in Bed,' gift-wrapped and ready to take home to mom. Orders must be placed by Thursday, May 8 and can be picked up on Saturday, May 10 between 5 and 7 p.m. Highlights of the menu include breakfast egg strata, brie and spinach quiche, plum tart with mascarpone, and raspberry scones. Individual breakfast items will be available in the store on Saturday, May 10.

2095 E. 1300 S.

Snowbird Resort, Aerie and Atrium Restaurants

Snowbird Resort will still have skiing on Mother's Day, and they will also be serving Mother's Day brunch in their Aerie and Atrium restaurants. The Atrium's amazing brunch buffet menu includes soups, salads, artisanal cheeses, grilled salmon, rosemary leg of lamb, wild mushroom ravioli and much more. Chris Bender will be playing live music.

At the Aerie, another buffet will offer guests pastries, salads, hot breakfast items, sushi, ham, leg of lamb, grilled chicken, desserts and more.

Atrium from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Aerie from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon


Tuscany's Mother's Day brunch buffet includes prime rib and honey glazed ham carving stations, made-to-order frittatas, eggs Benedict two ways, waffle station, chilled seafood bar, chocolate fountain, fresh fruit, and an assortment of delicious pastries.

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
2832 E. 6200 S.


Make a reservation at Z'Tejas for Mother's Day Brunch and Mom's entrée is free! (with minimum purchase of one entrée). Also, guests receive a complimentary family photo.

Z'Tejas Brunch Menu (includes selections under 550 calories)

12-3 p.m.
191 S. Rio Grande St.

Other Actvities

Tickets to an entertainment event can be a perfect gift for Mother's Day. Your mom will never have to wash them, dust them, or find a place to put them. You can buy one for yourself, too, all in the name of spending more time with dear old Mom.

So whether it is to a movie, play, opera, symphony, comedy, or her favorite sports event - tickets are a sure way to please Mom.

Salt Lake Art Center

Spend a leisurely afternoon strolling through art exhibits with Mom on Saturday (the center is closed on Sundays). Mom will enjoy the quiet time together and be highly impressed with your love of culture. Admission is free. Hours and exhibits are posted on their website.

Temple Square

A variety of artists will perform 'A Spring Bouquet of Art Songs' on Friday evening, May 6, at 7:30 in Assembly Hall. Treat mom to a visit to Salt Lake City's biggest attraction, Temple Square, and end the evening with a floral arrangement for the ears. Admission is free, but restricted to family members 8 years and older.

Chase Home in Liberty Park

Chase Home is a folk art museum that focuses on Utah history. The charming abode is located inside Liberty Park, so pack a lunch for a relaxing picnic before you tour the museum. Inside Chase Home, you can meander through a variety of exhibits, from occupational artwork, to Native American.

Tracy Aviary

Also housed inside Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, the Tracy Aviary is hosting the Urban Bird Festival, May 7 and 8, 2011. With activities geared toward adults, children and families, this is a great way to spend time as a family for Mother's Day. Interactive, hands-on displays and crafts are available. 

Red Butte Garden at University of Utah

Nothing says, 'I love you, Mom,' better than spring flowers. This year, instead of spending your cash on a bouquet, take mom to a living bouquet. The Red Butte Garden at University of Utah is open every day and there is no cost.

Mother's Day Garden Fair

West Jordan is hosting their annual Mother's Day Garden Fare. Admission and parking are free at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, 8215 S. 1300 W., West Jordan, UT. There will be vendors, experts, mini-classes throughout the day.

Thanksgiving Point

Family Night on the Farm is hosting a special event just for Mother's Day. The new babies on the farm are having trouble figuring out the perfect gift for their moms. Children can follow clues to help each baby figure it out, and then craft a special gift for their own moms. The cost is only $5.00 per person, regardless of age.

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