Celebrate Mother’s Day in San Diego

Jsix Restaurant
Mother’s Day Brunch at Jsix Restaurant

Here’s your guide to enjoying Mother’s Day in San Diego.

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Mama’s Day Tasting Event
May 6. Spread out the celebrations by starting early at the 25th annual Mama’s Day tasting event. More than 55 chefs from top San Diego restaurants, hotels and catering companies showcase samples of their unique dishes at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. $150/pp. 6:30 p.m. 3777 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla. mamaskitchen.org

Mama's Day by Mama's Kitchen
More than 50 San Diego chefs prepare bites at the Mama’s Day Tasting Event

The Westgate Hotel
May 6-7. Afternoon tea never looked quite so grand as when The Westgate Hotel puts out their beautiful spread of pastries, tea sandwiches, scones, traditional teas and a glass of champagne in their elegant Parisian-style Grand Lobby. Each mom will receive home-made macaroons for the special occasion. 2:30-5 p.m. $45/pp for adults and $30 for children under 12. 1055 2nd Ave., downtown, 619.238.1818. westgatehotel.com

Sweet Petite Confections
May 7. Gift mom with a hands-on experience (and chocolate) at the Sweet Petite Confections Mother’s Day chocolate making class. Create 1.5 pounds of chocolate bark and bonbons in this two-hour class led by chocolatier Michelle Lomelin. 12:30 p.m. $35/pp. 3582A Mt. Acadia Blvd., Bay Park, 858.688.0210. sweetpetiteconfections.com

Cafe Sevilla
May 8. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Cafe Sevilla with a nine-course Spanish tapas brunch. The brunch features menu specialties such as ceviche, eggs Benedict, cheese empanadas, pan-seared salmon, Rioja short ribs and more, plus a live music performance and a glass of Champagne or sangria to complement the meal. All moms will be spoiled with flowers and a “Sounds of Sevilla” CD to take home. $29.50/pp for adults, $14.95/pp for children 12 and under. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 353 Fifth St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.778.4233. cafesevilla.com

The Headquarters at Seaport Village
May 8. Treat mom to a downtown Mother’s Day in San Diego as you shop, eat and explore at the outdoor shopping mall. Listen to live musician, Josh Ferreira, perform country and bluegrass in The Headquarter’s courtyard and enjoy brunch specials at one of the unique eateries. Don’t forget to pick up flowers at Urban Shindig’s pop-up “Bloom Bar.” 789 West Harbor Dr., San Diego Marina, 619.235.4013. theheadquarters.com

The Red Door Restaurant and Wine Bar
May 8. Take in Mother’s Day at this cozy Mission Hills gem where you can experience ingredients sourced directly from the owner’s garden. Executive Chef Miguel Valdez will be dishing up brunch and dinner specials such as strawberry rhubarb pancakes and prosciutto-wrapped scallops. 741 West Washington St., Mission Hills, 619.295.6000. thereddoorsd.com


The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar
Brunch at The Red Door Restaurant

Mister A’s
May 8. The views are tough to beat at Mister A’s 12th floor dining room, overlooking downtown San Diego. Treat mom to a prix-fixe three-course brunch with signature items such as the housemade crepes, seared scallops on cheesy grits, eggs Benedict with fresh crab meat or pork belly, lamb osso bucco, and strawberry shortcake or chocolate torte. $64.50/pp. 2550 Fifth Ave., Banker’s Hill. asrestaurant.com

Herringbone La Jolla
May 8. Herringbone celebrates all moms with a special three-course prix-fixe brunch menu featuring signature favorites such as the popular lobster roll, bread pudding french toast, chilaquiles and eggs, soft shell crab Benedict and more. $40/pp for adults and $12/pp for kids 12 and under. 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, 858.459.0221. herringboneeats.com

Jsix Restaurant
May 8. The East Village eatery knows how to make mom feel special, with a variety of sweet and savory signature brunch items, including banana bread french toast, asparagus and goat cheese omelet, chilaquiles (pictured above) and more. Top it off with fresh juices or toast with a mimosa. 616 J St., East Village, 619.531.8744. jsixrestaurant.com

May 8. Take the family to the beach for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration at SEA180. The beachfront restaurant will showcase a brunch buffet complete with a stacked pancake station, oysters at the seafood display and a carving station serving up sliced prime rib. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $64.95/pp for adults, $12.95/pp for children 6-13. 800 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, 619.631.4949. cohnrestaurants.com

Bleu Boheme
May 8. The French restaurant is serving up a specialty 3-course, prix-fixe brunch for Mother’s Day. The menu features starters such as salade de chèvre, Maine lobster bisque, and tarte chaude au Reblochon. Guests will also select an entree from the menu, including quiche maison, fresh king salmon, steak frites and more. The dessert menu features standouts such as mousse au chocolat, gingerbread with strawberry confiture and caramel ice cream and crepe au “Nutella.” 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $49/pp for adults, and $18/pp for children 12 and under.4090 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.255.4167. bleuboheme.com


Bleu Boheme
Brunch at Bleu Boheme

Coastline at L’auberge Del Mar
May 8. Embrace the fresh air and ocean breezes at the Coastline restaurant in Del Mar. The buffet will feature hot breakfast items, sushi, cheese, salad and past stations, pastries, brunch items in cast irons and even a carving station. Also try the mimosa bar with fresh pressed juices and purees, and the interactive dessert station with individual chocolate cakes and toppings. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $90/pp for adults, $30/pp for children under 12. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.793.6460. laubergedelmar.com

Bobboi Gelato
May 8. After brunch, save room for dessert and enjoy the new mom-inspired mimosa gelato, created exclusively for Mother’s Day, at Bobboi Gelato. The dessert is made with fresh, organic oranges and is a dairy-free sorbet. 8008 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 858.999.1362. bobboi.com



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