Mother's Day in the Seattle Area

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Mother's Day is right around the corner. On Sunday, May 10 local beauty shops, restaurants, spas and more will be offering specials for that lovely woman in your life. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time as these popular venues fill up fast.

Tom Douglas Restaurants

Does your mom like to cook? On Mother's Day at 11 a.m., Tom Douglas will host a "Mom and Tom" Mother's Day Brunch at the Palace Ballroom. Douglas will conduct a cooking demonstration of the brunch dishes on the "Mom and Tom" menu. It will be a lively and interactive affair, with brunch accompanied by a tasting of sparkling wines. Moms are encouraged to strut their millinery finery and prizes will be awarded for the top ten hats. Moms will also receive recipe cards for all of the brunch dishes on the menu to take home and share with their families. Tickets are $60.00 per person and do not include tax or gratuity. For reservations, please call 206-448-2001. Address to the Palace Ballroom: 2100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

On Mother's Day, at ART Restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. enjoy poached prawns, spiced tuna roll, smoked salmon or oyster shooters. Or you can try deep dish spring vegetable quiche, carved roast dry aged beef strip loin with mushroom stuffing or a baked salmon black pepper pastry. you can even design your dessert with the Pastry Chef. Address: 99 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101; 206-749-7070.

Vida Spa

On Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, Vida Spa is hosting a Mother Daughter Spa Day, complete with a dosha brunch plus complimentary brow shape with any 60 or 90 minute treatment. Those who book first will get the opportunity to have their treatments together in one of Vida Spa's dual treatment rooms.

Treat mom to a charming beach cottage on Washington's coast. The Northwest cottages are charming, fully furnished and rent starting at just $129 per night. Cook up a feast in the kitchen or take mom to Front Street Cafe for Mother's Day. Address: 4275 State Route 109, Pacific Beach; 877-779-9990.

Julep Nail Parlor

Julep is offering an Organic Facial plus a Porch Pedicure for a Beauty Head-to-Toe package for just $98 (regularly $142). The facial pampers mom with Chardonnay, truffle and caviar oils to boost cellular renewal and collagen production.

Tidbit is offering an a la carte brunch in honor of Mother's Day. Choose from frittatas, tortillas and fabulous filled crepes at an amazing value (most entrees are $9.50 or less!). The Frittata Tidbit is a three egg masterpiece with artichoke, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella, mushrooms, onion and goat cheese, sided with potato cakes and toast. Savory crepes include the Asparagus, with mozzarella, gorgonzola, and b?amel. Parking is free. Address: 2359 10th Avenue East, Seattle; 206-323-0840.

Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch on the shores of Lake Union and Elliott Bay at Ivar's Salmon House or Ivar's Acres of Clams. Choose from roasted salmon, fresh mussels, oysters and clams, Dungeness and Snow crab, shrimp and a carving station with alder-roasted prime rib. Or your mom might want to escape to the crepe and omelet station. Visit Web site for locations.

Bin vivant is offering a Mother's Day special from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Carillon Point water view destination. Choose from the Woodmark Benedict, omelets, frittatas and more. Love the griddle?Enjoy a Belgian waffle, buttermilk pancakes or brioche French toast. Address: 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; 425-803-5595.

Head to Bellevue's Lincoln Square and enjoy a Contemporary Northwest menu for Mother's Day at Pearl starting at noon. Choose from Smoked Salmon on potato cakes with crème fraiche and fennel salad; Dungeness Crab Cake with shaved fennel and apple salad and tarragon dressing; Broiled Duck Breast with chili spice run, butternut squash and black currant demi; and more. Desserts include Mocha Crème Brulee with a flamed sugar crust and chocolate espresso beans; Triple Chocolate featuring warm chocolate cake with chocolate fudge ice cream, Valrhona chocolate sauce and toasted marshmallow; or an amazing Butterscotch Sundae with Madagascar vanilla ice cream, pecan brittle and Palmier cookies. Address: 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue,; 425-455-0181.

The comfortable Calcutta Grill restaurant's backdrop offers views of the Cascade mountain range and a territorial panorama of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound. And for Mother's Day they are featuring carving stations of prime rib, salmon and ham, and spreads of sushi, house made cakes and pies, and dozens of traditional breakfast items from 9 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Address: 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, WA; 425-793-4646.

Morton's is offering a Mother's Day dinner course from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It starts with a salad and then moves onto entree choices: a bearnaise-accompanied Single Cut Filet Mignon or a Filet Oskar with bearnaise, asparagus, jumbo lump crab; the Broiled Salmon Fillet with beurre blanc; Colossal Shrimp Alexander with beurre blanc; or the Chicken Christopher with garlic beurre blanc. All entrees come with a potato or vegetable side dish. For dessert, Creme Brulee or Double Chocolate Mousse tempts. Address: 1511 Sixth Avenue, Seattle; 206-223-0550.

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