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A Tea Party for Mother’s Day

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Sunday is Mother’s Day, the busiest day of the year for brunch. No matter what you do, be glad you do not work in a restaurant on Mother’s Day, and if you do, my condolences! Many brunch establishments throughout town are taking reservations, and just as many are not. If you are willing to take the risk of not enquiring about whether or not your favourite restaurant will be able to seat you at your preferred time, you and Mom may find yourself in for a fair bit of a line up. For those of you that are up for it, here is a list of some hot spots that are still taking reservations.

 

Another way of showing Mom some love is by avoiding the madding crowd altogether, as many of us have reservations about making reservations, preferring to spend a couple of hours together in the sanity of one’s own home, a nice, familiar alternative especially if Mom is not the gadabout type. Maybe you could make brunch yourself, trying your hand at an old faithful like eggs benedict, or Crêpes Suzette, Dutch pancakes, or one of Mom’s traditional favourites.

 

Another great alternative is an afternoon tea, complete with an assortment of dainty sandwiches, (on white bread with the crust removed, of course!): salmon salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, an assortment of biscuits, either homemade or procured from your favourite bakery and  served with a pot of  piping hot tea are a wonderful way to have a meaningful and sane visit with mom. Continue »