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Mother’s Day Brunches: Elegant Offerings, Fine Wines, Signature Cocktails

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This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14, and whether you celebrate at home or plan to go out, it’s always fun to peek at what others are serving. Here’s the scoop from four local restaurants known for their great brunches.

The Kitchen at Stonebrier
From appetizers such as Calamari Fritti and seasonal bruschetta to an authentic Monte Cristo and a wide selection of exquisite entrees, The Kitchen at Stonebrier’s brunch has you covered! In addition to delicious choices such as the Chicken Caprese Sandwich and Huevos Rancheros, the chef has expanded the menu to include Braised Short Rib Benedict, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and fresh Strawberry Tart, to name just a few of the special Mother’s Day offerings. With a focus on fresh and seasonal local flavors, this elegant restaurant has a full bar, fine wines and specialty cocktails made with fresh juices and herbs. Arrangements can be made for parties, catering and private groups of various sizes with attention to every detail. You are guaranteed to enjoy an exceptional meal and a memorable Mother’s Day at The Kitchen at Stonebrier. Brunch will be served from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

4780 North West Lane
Stockton, CA 95210


Bud’s Seafood Grille
Whether it’s dinner, lunch or brunch, Bud’s Seafood Grille has been pleasing patrons for many years with their always reliable and delicious menu. Their brunch features Quiche of the Day—“Best Quiche You’ve Ever Tasted!” says the menu—omelets, scrambles, French toast, crab cakes, salads, seafood cocktails, sandwiches, pasta and more. Favorites abound such as Bud’s Beef, Sandab Filets, Chicken Marsala, and Friday Night Cioppino. Whatever you select, be sure to try a side of their New England Clam Chowder, available by the cup or bowl.

Established in 1993, Bud’s Seafood Grille is celebrating 30 years as a longtime favorite not just for its food but also for its bar, which is always a great spot to meet friends for drinks and socializing. The restaurant has patio dining and a banquet room, and it offers both drop-off and pickup-style catering. The team at Bud’s is proud to have been voted Best Seafood Restaurant in San Joaquin County every year since 1994. Bud’s Sunday brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

314 Lincoln Center
Stockton, CA 95207


Wine and Roses Towne House Restaurant OR Garden Ballroom Buffet
Wine and Roses offers two ways to enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch. The Towne House Restaurant will be serving from the current menu, which is known and loved by their regular customers. Be sure to check out their irresistible fried chicken and waffle entree or their all-made-in-house croque monsieur; even the bread is homemade.

Or, to celebrate in truly over-the-top, grand style, opt for the Wine & Roses Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in the Garden Ballroom. The buffet menu will be highlighted by champagne service, formal carving stations featuring the finest meats, numerous gourmet salads, sides and glorious desserts of all kinds. Call ahead or visit their website to reserve your spot at this sumptuous feast.

2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242


Mezzo Restaurant
If signature cocktails, house-made pastas and stunningly delicious entrees are your thing, then you’ll want to get right over to Mezzo at your earliest convenience. Chef Ruby and her team do not take shortcuts at this quaint Italian restaurant where they make everything by hand; that includes their ever-changing specials as well as their desserts. Think pan-seared fish with luxurious broths and sauces, melting beef short ribs and succulent rack of lamb, each with all the special touches. Mezzo’s extraordinary meals paired with fine local wines will leave you wanting to return again and again. Although Mezzo is not normally open on Sundays, they are making an exception for their special Mother’s Day brunch. Here are some of the items that will be offered: Vegetarian Frittata served with a mixed green salad, Dutch Baby Pancake with fresh fruit, Smoked Salmon on Toasted Rustic Bread and Prawn Louie.

Mezzo will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 14. Call for reservations at 209-473-7300 or make reservations on Open Table.

3499 Brookside Road, Suite A
Stockton, CA 95219