Most Moms don’t need to be dazzled on Mother’s Day. They’ll choose toast over a fancy brunch. Sleeping in over a stressful family outing. And she’ll enjoy a thoughtfully written card over a big-time gift. (At least by this Mom of two little ones.)
But for foodie Mom there are a few choice gift ideas that will make her eyes light up. Read on for a variety of unique ideas that will delight … with that appreciative card, of course.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
There’s simply no other place Moms and daughters would rather gather. Relaxed and welcoming, Wayne’s A Taste of Britain is serving up their annual Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 11. Guests enjoy a special set afternoon tea including sandwiches, scones and mini pastries, as well as their choice of tea. It’s one of the most popular events of the year; make a reservation. $30/adult, $20/child, from 10:30am-3:30pm; ATasteofBritainInWayne.com
Parisian Poilâne Loaves
Master chef Ina Garten tipped Poilâne as “one of the best” places to buy bread in Paris. Luckily they overnight these gorgeous signature loaves of bread to the US. The shipping may be more than the bread itself, but yes, it’s worth it. The four-pound signature round loaf has a thick, golden crust and is made of sourdough, stoneground wheat flour, water and sea salt from Guérande. Serve with meats, soft cheese, foie gras or salmon. Freezes well. $14 per loaf; Poilane.fr
Brûlée Bakery Macarons
Delicate, beautiful and certainly flavorful, the French-style macarons that Executive Pastry Chef Lila Colello crafts at Brûlée Bakery are the perfect treat. May flavors include lavender buttercream, lemon crème, honey pistachio mascarpone, as well as a classic chocolate ganache. Find Brûlée Bakery at the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market each Saturday, or call and she’ll deliver locally and ship nationally. $1.89 per macaron when you order over a dozen; Bruleebakery.com
The Quintessential Chef Getaway – The CIA
If your Mom has always dreamed of being a chef, then take her directly to one of the most acclaimed schools in the world. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) boasts campuses in New York, Texas and California. There’s plenty of action to fill a escape for the serious chef in her, including campus tours, boot camps, culinary classes, CIA restaurants and cookbook signings. Pricing based upon class selection, Ce.culinary.edu
A Personalized Ceramic Pie Dish
If Mom’s pies are still made in a clear, plain Pyrex dish, it’s time for a makeover. These classic, beautifully made fluted ceramic pie dishes are personalized with whatever name you wish. Choose from red, blue, orange or gray – each with a fluted rim. $44, RedEnvelope.com
Artisan Herb Wreath
An elegant gift for Moms of all ages is these gorgeous wreaths, crafted from ‘farm to home’ with a range of herbs. The aromatic wreath, for example, is handcrafted with dill, lavender, safflower, savory and chilies. A French-inspired wreath is made with fragrant lavender, marjoram, sage, oregano, thyme and bay leaves. $49-$59, Creeksidefarms.com
The Most Anticipated Spring Cookbook Debut
For the millions that read popular food blogger David Lebovitz’s culinary adventures regularly, his highly anticipated new collection of stories and recipes entitled My Paris Kitchen will be read cover-to-cover. Dive into 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes reflecting the way Parisians eat today. $21 on Amazon.com.
Article originally appeared on The Town Dish.
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