Mother’s Day Meals: Where to wine and dine Mom on her special day

Champagne brunch at Plant Riverside District.

Every year, we set aside a special day to thank Mom for all of her love, support and sacrifices. 

That day is universally known as Mother’s Day, and it’s fast approaching. 

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8. 

It is customary to treat your mother to a nice brunch or dinner to celebrate her special day. If you’re wondering where to dine with your Mommy Dearest, you’re in luck. 

Here’s a curated list of a few local places offering special Mother’s Day meals this year. 

Rhett

On May 8  from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., local eatery Rhett is hosting a celebratory Mother’s Day brunch. Look forward to special menu selections including Smoked Salmon Tartine and their famous Southern Benedict Biscuit. Enjoy inventive brunch cocktails like the Alida Bellini or bottomless mimosas. You can also try their new Bloody Mary Flight, which includes four bloody marys of your choice served on a board in 5 ounce portions. You can make your reservation by visiting diningwithrhett.com

Plant Riverside District

On Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Plant Riverside will host a special Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch in their elegant Salzburg Ballroom. Enjoy a lavish buffet featuring a fine assortment of chef-prepared delicacies paired with a complementary Villa Sandi Prosecco or Prosecco Rosé. All mothers in attendance will receive a fragrant rose as a gift. As a special treat, guests can enjoy live performances by celebrated jazz musicians including Bill Mays, Elio Villafranca, and Addison Frei. The pricing for this event is $79 for adults and $35 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations are required. Visit plantriversidedistrict.com for more information.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Do something truly special for mom by treating her to a brunch or dinner cruise on the Savannah Riverboat. She can enjoy a delicious buffet featuring Savannah staples while cruising along the Savannah River. Boasting great food, entertainment and spectacular views, these cruises really have it all. The brunch buffet sails from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., while the dinner cruise sails from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can really make this Mother’s Day one to remember by purchasing their special Mother’s Day package, which includes a bottle of wine or champagne, a fresh bouquet of flowers, and a photo to commemorate the day. Reserve your cruise at savannahriverboat.com 

Club Stewart

Fort Stewart’s Club Stewart is hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch, and it’s open to both military and civilian families alike. The brunch will take place on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a number of delicious menu items like Stuffed French Toast, the Mommy & Me Breakfast Board, and a Lobster and Spinach Frittata among others. Make your reservation by calling Club Stewart at (912) 767-4717. NOTE: Public can access Fort Stewart either through trusted traveler (military ID card holders can sponsor guests to Club Stewart) or guests can obtain a pass to join for brunch.

Mansion on Forsyth Park

If your mom prefers to be the one doing the cooking, treat her to a fun cooking class at the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park. There are two classes being offered on Mother’s Day, one from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and another from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The menu will include a Mediterranean Frittata, Shrimp Bisque, Roasted Tenderloin and Croque Madame. Enjoy a Peach ‘Pop’ Bellini and mimosas in addition to coffee and juice at the beginning of class. You’ll also get to make some delectable desserts including Ricotta Cheesecake, Lemon Chess Pie, and Blueberry Buttermilk Pie. Visit mansion.classesbykessler.com to reserve.

Mother’s Day Community Picnic

The Maternal Mental Health Collective of Savannah will host this free community picnic for a second year 10am-noon, in Forsyth Park. Open to all mothers – including pregnant moms – as well as partners, dads, grandparents, friends, kids, and pets. Bring your own picnic and something to sit on – the group promises to  have cold beverages and lots of good company. Come find your community, meet other moms, and relax in the springtime with us. Just meet on the grass between the bandshell and the playground.

Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery

Celebrate with Mom at Moss + Oak inside the Hyatt Hotel on River St., for a Southern-themed brunch overlooking the Savannah River. Bring the whole family for Executive Chef Hector’s delicious menu. Using Savannah-style cast iron preparation to make the most savory, authentic, comfort meals in town, the chef showcases simple seasonal ingredients supplied by the best of local Georgia farms. Reservations Recommended on Open Table.  For parties of six or more contact the restaurant directly at 912.721.4510.


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Chantel Britton

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