Flowers, pastries, jewelry, clothes and more are all under one roof at Dose Market. A shopaholic's dreams come true at River East Arts Center during the monthly market. Tickets cost $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Takashi Yagihashi began cooking with his mom as a child in Mito, Japan. Now, he is a celebrity chef and celebrating all mothers with a 10-course tasting menu inspired by his mom's favorite ingredients and cooking techniques at Takashi for $100, with optional wine pairings for $60 (773-772-6170).
The jazzy brunch at InterContinental is perfectly complimented by a matinee screening of Gatsby. Dine on amaretto brioche French toast, seared crab cakes with watercress champagne sauce and bread pudding with crème anglaise while listening to a live jazz trio. The buffet costs $78 (312-321-8798).
For a mom who prefers to eat meat, take her to III Forks for the chile-rubbed roasted beef tenderloin with white truffle whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus and balsamic glaze. The dish is part of a three-course prix fixe for $44.95 (312-938-4303).
French food and bottomless mimosas seem like an ideal combination. Bistronomic serves a three-course brunch with options such as broccoli quiche Loraine, savory spring crêpes, and black and white crème brûlée for $35 with bottomless bubbles for $15 (312-944-8400).
Forgot to get your mom a gift? Treat her to a complimentary tray of warm, fresh-from-the-oven pastries. It is a special extra for moms dining at Gather during brunch. The regular menu, which includes dishes such as chicken fried biscuits and the brioche bread bowl, will be served (773-506-9300).
Not every mom wants to be wined and dined with every other mom in Chicago. Stay home and treat her to a gift basket from The Goddess & Grocer. Their special baskets can be filled with breakfast fixin’s, cheeses, wine or locally produced goods. Pick one up at any of the three locations or order online.
For the mom who has been rocking since before you were born, take her to the rock ’n’ roll chic restaurant, Graham Elliot Bistro. Opt for cocktails on the patio and banana-stuffed brioche French toast or the rabbit banh mi (312-888-2258).
Young at Heart
Feed your mom’s inner child with donuts and pop-tarts at 2 Sparrows. You'll find twists on classic favorites like a peanut butter and jelly donut and the foie gras and cherry pop-tart. Thankfully though, the food may be childhood inspired, but there will be no tantrums thrown at this brunch (773-234-2320).
Please point out one mom whose day would not be made a bit brighter by a cupcake. Magnolia Bakery has three special cupcakes (including one flourless) to make mom smile. The sweet-sayings cupcakes is made with devil's food cake and decorated with chocolate ganache and a sweet saying for mom (312-346-7777).