Breakfast in bed is such a nice idea, but speaking as a loving mother…well, it's hard to make yourself pretend to sleep while people who don't know where anything goes rummage around in your kitchen, using every pot and pan available to overcook your eggs. Then you have to eat it all, hungry or not. Then get up and do the dishes. Here is the brilliant solution–buy breakfast from a pro. Serve it to Mom in bed. Here are two places to call: 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 surprise mom. Each meal comes with complete heating instructions, costs $55 and serves the whole family (6-8; this is Utah.) Place your order by Thursday, May 10; pick up on Saturday, May 12 between 5 and 7 p.m. Breakfast includes:
- Raspberry scones and strawberry ginger muffins
- Fresh fruit salad
Your choice of
- Breakfast egg strudel with peppers and cheddar (vegetarian) or ham and swiss quiche (each order can only have one choice)
- Fresh orange juice
- Plum tart with mascarpone
Pinon Market is at 2095 E. 1300 South, SLC, 801-582-4539.
Or you can call Cuisine Unlimited by Thursday, May 10 and pick up breakfast on Saturday, May 12 or Sunday May 13 at prescheduled times. Delivery can also be arranged for an small additional fee. Possible menu items include Banana Pecan Stuffed Brioche with Amour Warm Rose Geranium Syrup Individual Egg Soufflé Muffins Ham & Mashed Potato Roulade Crêpe Torte with Smoked Salmon & Herb Cream Cheese Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto Jicama Citrus Salad of Orange & Grapefruit Segments, Ruby Red Grapes, Julienne Jicama tossed with a Mint Cilantro Dressing Pressed Arugula, Baby Romaine & Dried Fig Salad topped with Shaft Blue Cheese & Roasted Pine Nuts tossed with Herbed Vinaigrette with Pine Nut Emulsion Raisin Cheese Braid - Sour Cream Streusel Pumpkin Pecan Roll Jumbo Stemmed Chocolate Confetti Strawberries Strawberry Orange Sunrise (non-alcoholic) Cuisine Unlimited is at 4641 S. Cherry Street, SLC, 801-268-2332.
Okay, what if you blow it completely because after all, Saturday is Derby Day and your horse may win, in which case hilarity and juleps may ensue. Not to worry. Chef Ethan Lappe at Caffe Niche has your back. His restaurant is serving a "No Reservations Mother's Day Brunch." No reservations translates to guilt free. Caffe Niche just remodeled the patio, too. Brunch is from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the menu is wonderfully a la carte, including some of the freshest eggs we've had from the free-range chickens at Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah. Like, Fish Tacos with blackened day boat sustainably caught fish cabbage, lime cilantro aioli, house make pico de gallo and fresh avocado, 11 Ethan's famous breakfast sandwich with house-made English muffin, scrambled Tifie Ranch free range eggs, avocado, bacon and hollandaise, 7 Bagel and house smoked salmon plate with sesame bagel, cream cheese, sliced tomato, cucumber, red onion, lettuce and caper berries, 10 Bread pudding French toast with strawberry syrup and fresh whipped cream, 9 Caribbean coconut pancakes with butter rum pecan sauce, 9 Kobe corned beef hash made with house-braised Snake River Farms Kobe corned beef, hash brown potatoes, diced onions crowned with an over-easy Tifie Ranch egg, 10 Huevos Rancheros - crispy tortilla with over-ease Tifie Ranch eggs, a choice of vegetarian red chili with black beans or pork chili verde, 9 House cured and smoked salmon with toast, hash browns and scrambled Tifie Ranch eggs, 12 Wild mushroom scramble with sautéed wild mushrooms, garlic, Tifie Ranch eggs, organic arugula, lemon vinaigrette, balsamic reduction, and Pecorino cheese.
Caffe Niche is at 779 E. 300 South, SLC, 801-433-3380
Okay, you already know Oasis Cafe–it's one of SLC's favorite breakfast places already. But the tried and true get all spruced up in honor of Mom and Oasis will serve a Mother's Day buffet on Sunday, May 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Cost for adults is $32; children 12 and under$18.) Dinner will be served with specials complementing the evening a la carte menu from 5 - 9 p.m. Mom's menu is amazing: Prime Rib Carving Station Maple/Mustard Glazed Salmon Indian Shrimp Fried Rice with Honey Yogurt Mint Sauce Baked French toast Casserole Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa Vegetable/Potato Hash and Eggs Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Baked Sausage and Eggs Cheese Blintzes with Blueberry Sauce Petite Omelets (Oasis Omelet, Asparagus & Feta) Mediterranean Tasting Platter Hummus and Pita Granola with Greek Yogurt Fresh Fruit and Cheese Platter Grilled Vegetable Platter with Marinated Tomatoes and Olives Shrimp filled Enchiladas Billy’s Pasta Salad Mediterranean Pasta Salad Mixed Greens with Butter Lettuce Chicken Curry Salad with Rice Carrot Walnut Bread Zucchini Bread Coffee Cake Mini Scones (Strawberry Toasted Almond) Mini Croissants Vegan Chocolate Cake Lemon Curd Tartlets Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal & Dried Fruit Cookies Tres Leches Cake Chocolate Fountain Strawberries Bananas Pineapple Apples Pretzel Sticks Marsh mellows Grapes Lemon Pound Cake
Oasis is at 151 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-322-0404
Oasis' sister restaurant Faustina will also serve brunch 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.on Mother's Day, May 13. But at Faustina brunch is a sit-down, served affair with a la carte pricing. And, a specialty drinks menu was created just for the occasion, besides dishes like Texas toast with honey almond butter and roasted grapes, decadent cinnamon swirl pancakes with cream cheese glaze; brie puff pastry with roasted red grapes and a seasonal berry compote; Faustina Benedict with polenta, local Italian sausage, grilled tomato, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served with house made breakfast potatoes; and Sotelo's Faustina Scramble with artisan lamb sausage, roasted pepper medley, Asiago cheese and scrambled eggs served with a French baguette.
Faustina is at 454 E. 300 South, SLC, 801-746-4441
At Bambara, it's back to the brunch buffet, but this is not your typical hotel buffet. Executive Chef Nathan Powers is far too fastidious for that. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. guests can sample a carving station with mustard glazed ham and organic turkey breast, made-to-order egg dishes, and a wide arrange of decadent pastries. Mouth-watering specialties out of Chef Powers' kitchen include Justin's famous quiches, poached prawns, brioche French toast, truffled macaroni and cheese, roasted spring asparagus and other delicacies. It's $38 for adults, $18 for children 6-12 years of age and $28 for senior citizens, and you must make reservations; this is always a sell-out.
Bambara is at 202 S. Main Street, SLC, 801-363-5454