Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location

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The House at Secret Garden

For an incredible brunch in a beautiful setting befitting of Mom, The House at Secret Garden is the perfect destination. There will be a three-course prix fixe menu available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The experience begins with an amuse bouche of roasted local seasonal vegetables with Black Mesa Ranch cheese, Sicilian pistachio pesto, and grilled bread. The entrée is a choice of crispy skin steelhead trout with baby purple artichokes and tomato sauce, grilled lollipop lamb chops with cauliflower puree and chantrelle mushrooms, and grilled vegetables on a bed of Anson Mill grits garnished with celery heart. Desserts include coconut cupcakes, orange cake, and caramel brownies. Brunch is $50 per person, $25 for children ages 3 to 10. For reservations, call 602-243-8539.


There are lots of delicious options to choose from at LON's at the Hermosa, including mesquite flour pancakes with fresh blueberries and Arizona honeycomb, Dungeness crab cakes with yellow tomato gazpacho and fennel jam, roasted Alaskan halibut with English pea and wild mushroom risotto and Meyer lemon sauce, and prosciutto-wrapped veal loin with grilled peach salsa, asparagus, and grits. The four-course brunch will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $72 per person, $15 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations recommended; called 602-955-7878.

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