It's not often the mother becomes the mothered. A macaroni necklace goes a long way to showing your appreciation when you're 5 years old, but if you want to truly spoil your ma on Mother's Day (this Sunday, May 11, for those not keeping track), you could do worse than choosing any of the following food-centric suggestions.
Two Fat Cats
As if its regular items weren't enough of a treat, Two Fat Cats has created a special Mother's Day menu. Order decadent delights, sweet or savory, to be picked up or Fedex'd to Mom's door.
Two Fat Cats, 47 India St, Portland.
Victorian Tea at Cabot Mill Antiques
Party like it's 1899 at the Third Annual Complimentary Victorian Mother's Day Tea hosted by Cabot Mill Antiques. Sup on a variety of teas, coffee, tea cakes, and pastries. Fancy dress is optional but strongly encouraged!
Cabot Mill Antiques, 14 Maine 24, Brunswick.
Field Sustainable Floristry's Edible Collaborations
Field Sustainable Floristry gives gift-givers the option of purchasing flowers plus for Mom, including great edible collaborations with local businesses. Send flowers plus a gift certificate for a CSA from Black Kettle Farm, picnic for two from Small Axe Truck, beer from Bunker Brewing Co., or cocktails for three at the highly anticipated Bearded Lady's Jewel Box. Also, 10% of sales from this offer benefit Portland non-profit BirthRoots, which supports mothers during and post-pregnancy. These are flowers you can feel good about.
Field Sustainable Floristry delivers within 35 minutes of Portland.
Sonny's and Rising Tide Brewing Company
Want to meet a mom who owns a brewery? Join Heather Sanborn and her family at Sonny's Restaurant & Bar for Mother's Day beer brunch featuring a Rising Tide Brewing Company tap-takeover. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music starting at noon. If Mom's not finished after her breakfast pint, take her down to Rising Tide's East Bayside brewery where they'll be hosting La Creme Chocolat and Bee Well Massage from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Try a flight of four chocolate truffles expertly paired with four Rising Tide beers, or relax with a chair massage.
Sonny's Restaurant & Bar, 83 Exchange St, Portland.
Rising Tide Brewing Co., 103 Fox St, Portland.
Indulge in the Mother's Day Grand Buffet at Harraseeket Inn, from lobster crêpes all the way to truffle tarts. Want to know exactly what to expect from this fine feast? Find the complete menu online.
Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St, Freeport.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery
Swing by Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery's new Portland tasting room to sample distinctly Maine wines and spirits. On Mother's Day, the shop will host local makers of chocolate treats as well. Pair goodies from Dean's Sweets and Kupcakes Inc. with your libations. Yep, that beats a macaroni necklace.
Sweetgrass Old Port Tasting Room, 324 Fore St, Portland.
—Adam H. Callaghan
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