Taking Mom out for brunch on Mother’s Day is a tradition that’s becoming more popular each year.
If you are in and around Durban and you are still not sure where to take her, you can try any of these places.
9th Avenue Bistro
Roasted butternut squash ravioli with madeira cream, mushrooms, candied pecans and parmesan, or gin cured salmon with crème fraîche, homemade seed loaf and dill cucumber, or gorgonzola, pear and candied pecan nut salad with mixed lettuces and lemon vinaigrette, or crispy fried calamari with vietnamese and jalapeño aioli, or duck liver parfait, onion jam, pickled apples and toasted milk bun, or today’s soup.
Beef fillet with parmesan and thyme bread pudding, or roast mushroom, broccoli and truffle aioli, or crispy roasted free-range duck with potato mash, or roast carrots, grilled cabbage and carrot top pesto, or baby lango tail squid ink linguine with tomato and fennel cream, chilli pesto and rocket, or lamb belly and neck fillet with potato beignet, pea puree, zucchini balls, black garlic mayo, artichokes and lamb jus, or artichoke and truffle risotto with mushroom, spring onion and raspberry vinegar.
Gin and tonic with gin and juniper sorbet, or toasted marshmallow meringue, lemon curd and cucumber gelée, or pear and polenta cake with pomegranate and cheesecake ice cream with crystallized ginger crumble, or chocolate torte with white chocolate ice cream, bittersweet chocolate sauce and berry coulis.
Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els
Roasted beetroot and fig tart with Midlands boursin cheese, or seared ostrich with parmesan crisp, arugula, dried cranberries and shallot dressing.
Charred apricot salad with heirloom tomato, provolone cheese, balsamic reduction and micro herb salad, or beetroot cured salmon with radish, or pumpernickel bread crostini, creme fraiche and beetroot chips.
Honey glazed Midlands duck breast with braised cider red cabbage, or spiced butternut puree and smoked cauliflower florets, or seared scallops with prawn bisque, linguine, grilled prawns and fresh spring onion, or bolognaise with zucchini spaghetti, aubergine meatballs, pomodoro sauce, basil and Parmesan cheese.
Coconut panna cotta with dark rum spiced pineapple soup, or biscotti, apple and basil salad, or baked lemon cheesecake with blueberry coulis, or lemon curd and meringue chards.
Tomato and mozzarella salad or coleslaw salad with crispy bacon bits, or greek salad station or bread rolls.
Roasted leg of lamb with garlic gravy and mint sauce, or sage and onion stuffed grilled chicken.
Ginger and lemon crusted fish bake on baby marrows, or beef and vegetable stir fry with noodles, or selection of seasonal vegetables in herb butter and glazed carrots or garlic and parsley roasted potatoes and basmati rice.
Ice cream with chocolate sauce, or chocolate and amarula mousse or fruit salad with custard or a traditional malva pudding.
Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel
Starting off with rare roast beef and horseradish pinwheels, roast butternut caramelized onions and gorgonzola quiche, rooibos smoked salmon tartlets, cucumber finger sandwiches, lamb kofta with mint yoghurt and mini coq au vin pies.
This will be followed by some sweet treats, compromising off decadent dark chocolate brownies, fresh scones with Chantilly cream, macerated berries, lemon posset with almond shortbread and an array of assorted chocolates.