Mother's Day in Honolulu

Courtesy of Moana Surfrider
The Beachhouse, one of the options serving Mother's Day brunch.

Don't forget: Mother's Day is May 13! Some dining options for celebrating mom:

[5/10/12: Menus from Il Lupino, The Willows and Wolfgang's Steakhouse added.]
[5/2/12: Menus from 12th Ave Grill, Mariposa and Mermaid Bar, and Chef Mavro added.]

For the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day, 12th Ave Grill has a few specials, such as a scallop Benedict and slipper lobster risotto. 732-9469

Brasserie Du Vin will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Brunch specials include a snow crab bisque, braised short rib loco moco on mushroom risotto, and a mix berry stuffed French toast. 545-1115

At Neiman Marcus, there are three options: a three-course lunch at Mariposa ($38), with entree choices including a lobster club, roasted ribeye with horseradish sour cream, and soft-shell crab salad. Dinner at Mariposa is four courses ($55), with ribeye steak or a halibut and spring pea risotto, finishing off with a chèvre cheesecake and verjus syrup. At the Mermaid Bar, enjoy afternoon tea ($50) with mom, featuring dainty bites of lemon currant scone and strawberry butter; butterscotch cream puffs; petit lobster rolls; a savory tomato, basil and parmesan cheesecakes; and classic tea sandwiches of smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese.
951-3420 for Mermaid Bar and 951-3428 for Mariposa

For Mother's Day dinner, Chef Mavro offers his mother's pistou soup—a Provencal soup of ham hocks, beans, tomato and salted pork belly—as a complimentary appetizer for all guests. Mavro's current spring menu includes Muscovy duckling with gingered green mango chutney; roasted Keahole lobster with red bell pepper compote and espelette. 944-4714

Treat Mom to a four-course dinner at Alan Wong's, which opens with a trio of appetizers: crispy pork belly, ahi sashimi, and Alan Wong’s signature soup and sandwich. Entree options include ginger crusted onaga, cassoulet and a surf and turf with Maui Cattle Co. beef tenderloin and butter poached Kona lobster.
$85/$125 with wine pairings, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., 949-2526

At Chai's Island Bistro, start with Alaskan king crab legs and oysters, then move on to grilled beef tenderloin and Mongolian-style lamb chops, just some of the items available at Chai's Mother's Day dinner buffet. And don't forget dessert: creme brûlée and chocolate mousse cake are among the options.
$65 adult/$35 children, 585-0011,

In addition to the regular menu, Il Lupino offers a set three-course brunch menu with mac nut-sour cream pancakes and eggs Florentine ($23) as well as a set dinner, with a choice between the fish of the day or dry-aged New York steak, accompanied by soup or salad and gelato or sorbet ($50). In addition, the kitchen will send mom home with a jar of the chef's pomodoro sauce.

For something a little different, try Hakkei, which offers home-style Japanese cuisine. On Mother's Day, there's a rice and okazu lunch buffet ($35) and kaiseki dinner ($70).

Choose from Hoku's buffet at the Kahala, with a seafood bar and entrees such as cheddar cheese biscuits with salmon, french toast, rib roast and New Zealand rack of lamb, or brunch at Plumeria Beach House with poke, sashimi and sushi, omelette station and a carving station of prime rib and pineapple maple glazed ham.
Hoku's: $85 adult/$42.50 children
Plumeria Beach House: $75 adult/$37.50 children, 739-8760

Celebrate Mother's Day a day early at Moana Surfrider's mother and daughter Afternoon Tea on The Veranda, which also features a Cinnamon Girl fashion show. For the day of, treat mom to brunch at The Beachhouse with prime rib, herb-crusted chicken, smoked duck eggs Benedict, a chocolate station and more. 
Afternoon tea: $32.50, May 12, noon
Brunch: $78 adults/$85 champagne brunch/$35 for children, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 922-3111

Mother's Day brunch at Shor includes prime rib, glazed ham, an omelet station and sushi rolled by Japengo chefs.
$75 adult/$38 children, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 237-6145,

The Mother's Day brunch buffet at Tiki's Grill also features prime rib and an omelet station. For breakfast sweets, spend some time at the pancake and French toast bar.
$32 adult/$16 children, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 923-8454,

There's the requisite prime rib carving station at The Willows, as well as sashimi, smoked scallop bisque, crab crusted baked salmon. For brunch, the buffet includes braised short rib hash and smoked pork belly eggs Benedict. For dessert: pineapple and vanilla soft serve, chocolate butter mochi and more.
$42.95 adult/$21.50 children. Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: 4 to 9 p.m. 952-9200

Wolfgang's Steakhouse Mother's Day's special includes a petit filet mignon, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, and New York cheesecake. The regular menus will be offered as well.
$49.95 for the Mother's Day special, 922-3600