Mother’s Day and brunch go together like pie and la mode. Cut a slice of the thing for you and your best gal this Sunday with a visit to one of this city’s brunch spots. A few options for your hungry consideration:
Feed the hoity-toity your mom instilled in you at one of those splashy hotel spreads, where guys in stiff white chef hats make your omelettes to order and orange juice arrives in single-swallow tumblers. Victoria's in Le Meridien King Edward is as hoity-toity as it gets. 37 King St. E.
Make brunch a thing of the past with a meal at the Half Way House at Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant. Here, the price of admission includes both adult and juvenile options (steak versus mac and cheese), along with a ticket to yesteryear. 1000 Murray Ross Parkway.
Take your uptown mom to Sorrento Ristorante, an authentic Neapolitan eatery in Yonge-Lawrence Village where the atmosphere is classic and the details are exquisite. Recall childhood mishaps over parmigiana di melanzane. 3265 Yonge St.
Go the homestyle route at Sunset Grill, where mom can tuck into eggs and extras as authentic as she might have prepared at her own hearth. Locations all over the city.
Go all Parisian on mom’s ass with an invitation to eat buttery croissants and cheese danishes under the familiar blue awning of Leslieville’s Bonjour Brioche Bakery Café. 812 Queen St. E.
Make it brunch and a show at Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, where the open kitchen provides the same culinary spectacle with which mom used to delight chez elle. Wash the broccoli, leek and goat cheese quiche down with a vodka-infused O&B Classic Caesar. 2901 Bayview Ave.
For more restaurant suggestions, visit Dine.TO's Toronto Mother's Day Guide.