For the most part, unless you planned in advance her favorite restaurant is already booked solid as are your standard eating holes. I have forced myself to consume all sorts of goodies all in the great pursuit of giving your mother a great food experience. Now you can tweak the lunch menu options below to include ideas and recipes you know your mom (or wife) likes. We’ve chosen easy to make options so your kids can help with the delivery of the special meal but, trust us, we haven’t compromised the quality of the lunch. This 3-course meal will make the special woman in your life feel like the princess she is.
Here’s how you execute the perfect lunch:
First, a couple of hours before the meal (so mid-morning) deliver the handmade menu to your mom. Make sure it looks nice. Deliver the menu to her on a platter with a small vase of flowers (or a single flower if you’re trying to save money) and glass, of champagne or mimosa, (tea or coffee if you think she’d prefer one of those instead). Tell her she can choose one option from each course and one (or two) drinks to be served throughout the meal. She’ll feel so special already and the meal hasn’t even started.
Once the choices have been made, you can start preparing exactly what she asked for, serving each course on platter so she feels like she’s in a 5-star restaurant. At the end, deliver her gift (or card) on a platter to complete the meal.
Now, for the meal options. As we said before, you can change these up according to your mom’s preferences but these are easy and safe choices that we’re sure she’ll love:
After lunch or dinner do a few of those honey do projects Mom has needed done for a long time. Sometimes the best gift is the gift of your time and effort. It is her day so make it full.
Salmon trout has a mild, delicate taste, but regular salmon is also delicious in this bright-flavored tartare
Here, fresh mozzarella melts lightly on just grilled asparagus spears; lemon vinaigrette adds bite.
For this delicious recipe, chef Daniel Boulud quickly cooks scallop slices, then serves them with a rich, tangy avocado-tomatillo sauce and Indian-spiced hearts of palm (we substitute chayote, which is easier to find).
This delectable sandwich is filled with crunchy bacon, sweet chunks of lobster (replacing the usual lettuce) and herb-spiked mayonnaise.