Restaurants and cafes may not be operating for dine-ins, nor food festivals running in the immediate future; however, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival remains a source of information in the forefront of what's available in food. This makes for making mum feel special, even from afar on Mother's Day, Sunday 10 May 2020. Here are some suggestions from venues that have put together special Mother's Day menus, hampers and packages to add to your other ideas and plans.
For food, Cutler & Co's menu is sold out, but you can still order a range of special additions like floral arrangements, wine, chocolate truffles and more for pick up on the Saturday before Mother's Day or on the 10th of May itself. However, their sister restaurant Cumulus Inc is offering a lovely Mother's Day menu to finish at home. Think slow-roasted lamb shoulder with heirloom carrots, red pepper and almond sauce and more.
If it's an Italian job you're after, Order Online from the Mister Bianco team and look forward to a Feast Package of Italian deliciousness. St Ali also has a range of Mother's Day Boxes that extends from breakfast to lunch or perhaps dinner with a family-sized lasagne. Imagine a classy meal cooked by Guy Grossi! He has his own Mother's Day menu that includes pumpkin tortellini with sage and brown butter, a roast chicken dressed in chilli and lemon and served with sides and house tiramisu. Order Online now.
Embla are offering a stunning menu with some assembly required. Optional add-ons are many and tempting, ranging from champagne to loaves of country sourdough with toasted fennel seed butter. Market Lane has a Mother's Day Hamper and a gift guide to choose from. Throw in some of the finest coffee and something sweet, and you could be in the good books for a while. You could also leave your Mother's Day in the capable hands of Bar Carolina and you'll have osso buco braised in sage and white wine, spinach and ricotta cannelloni, sides and a raspberry-lemon myrtle tart. A bottle of prosecco is also included.
Maker & Monger's breakfast in bed packs features not just their legendary toastie but plenty of other treats you need to see to believe. Chin Chin have created a banquet menu to take you next level. From port and chive dumplings to Thai-style BBQ chicken and beef rendang, it's a wonderful spread right down to the Peach and Yuzu Collins and frozen yoghurt or cheesecake.
Check the MFSF website for a range of food related information to keep you in the know, and follow their Facebook page for updates and other interesting snippets like the legendary Iain Ling of Super Ling walking you through the step by step making of Mao Tofu; spicy, salty, creamy and super comforting. Find the only takeaway menu you'll need and tips on the how-to of Risotto and more.