On 31 March we celebrate everything Mum, Mam or Mom. Whether you want to take the special lady in your life out for the day or cook something special in the comfort of your own home, we have the picks of the best things to do - whether it is in, or out!
Let's Go Out
Treat Your Mum For Free At The Petersham, London
Exclusively available for tables of four from 4pm, you and your family can continue to celebrate Mother's Day into the evening – with your Mum eating completely free.
With the stunning backdrop of floor-to-ceiling views of the River Thames and surrounding Meadows, The Petersham Restaurant offers the perfect setting to honour your Mum with an exclusive Mother's Day menu. Carefully curated by Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges to feature the finest seasonal produce, guests can opt from sublime dishes such as Crab and quinoa salad, yuzu dressing, pickled ginger and keta caviar and Pan-fried cod with crab tortellini, samphire, fried leeks, crispy capers and avocado puree. And to make your mum feel extra special, there's even a Mother's day pre-dessert to be served before indulging in delicious desserts including Chocolate forest gateau, cherry and rum sorbet and Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and vanilla Chantilly cream.
Give The Gift Of Food - and Earrings - at Cucina Rustica, Birmingham
Birmingham’s family-favourite Italian restaurant, Cucina Rustica, is gifting the first 100 Mother’s Day bookings a pair of elegant 9 carat Italian gold stud earrings. The restaurant will be serving up more than just Italian cuisine. There will also be a little Italian sparkle on tables in the form of a pair of gold earrings for the first 100 mothers at each booking. The classic stud earrings, made with 9 carat Italian gold, that the restaurant is gifting have also been sourced from an independent jeweller in the City's historic Jewellery Quarter
Take mum for a curry in Glasgow and Edinburgh
Edinburgh and Glasgow based Tuk Tuk's are offering mum's a free meal on Mother's Day.
Mum will be served her choice of starter, curry and rice or naan bread from Tuk Tuk’s menu of popular Indian street food classics. Dishes include a Roadside Plate, such as Golgappa, a popular cold chaat puri from Mumbai with potatoes, chickpeas, & tamarind, or Tuk Tuk’s chicken lollipops, moreish Keralan spiced chicken wings.
Alternatively you can tuck into one of Tuk Tuk’s Street Curries, like the flavourful lentil curry Tarka dhal, or its popular Butter chicken with creamy sauce and almonds.
Stay In And Treat Your Mum
How about grab your favourite boxset, cuddle up on the sofa and indulge in some Mum time with these comfort food recipes.
Francesca Tarquini, Co-Founder of Pasta Remoli shares her favourite recipe for a Mother's Day Treat
Francesca Tarquini’s Recipe for Mother’s Day Pasta
320g Romanesco Broccoli (with leaves and stem removed)
30g Pecorino Romano
2 Tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Clove of Garlic
Salt to taste
Chilli flakes to taste
Clean the broccoli removing the leaves and the stem and then remove the tops from the stem. Boil the tops in salted water for a few minutes so that they remain al dente and drain. Don’t throw the water away, you can use this for the pasta.
In a separate pan, brown the whole clove of garlic with the oil and chilli flakes, then remove the garlic and add the broccoli florets. Sauté in the pan for 5-6 minutes and then add salt to taste.
Boil the pasta in the same water in which you cooked the broccoli until it is al dente and then add the pasta to the pan of broccoli. Gradually add two ladles of the pasta water into the pan. Take the pan off the heat, add the grated pecorino and mix until it creates a velvety sauce.
La Famiglia Rana shares its twist on prosciutto & mozzarella tortelloni
PROSCIUTTO COTTO & MOZZARELLA TORTELLONI WITH CELERY, CREME FRAICHE AND BREADCRUMBS
1 pack of La Famiglia Rana Prosciutto Cotto & Mozzarella Tortelloni
1 celery heart sliced with its leaves roughly chopped
A few sprigs of thyme
3 tbsp grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
110g crème fraiche
2 tbsp butter or extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the butter in a large pan and sauté the breadcrumbs for a few minutes, until lightly golden and fragrant. Pour the breadcrumbs in a bowl and set aside; when cold add thyme leaves, grated Parmigiano, salt & pepper and mix well.
Cook tortelloni according to package instructions and drain, reserving 55g of the pasta cooking qater. In the meantime, heat crème fraiche in a large pan over medium heat. Add pasta to the pan, season with salt & pepper and toss, add a little of the pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce if needed.
Divide tortelloni among 2 plates, sprinkle with celery and breadcrumb mix and serve - buon appetito!
It wouldn't be a celebration without a little fizz.
Prosecco DOC has a new Mother’s Day cocktail created by Danilo Cortellini, head chef of the Italian Embassy in London, using Prosecco DOC sparkling wine.
Prosecco DOC’s Mother’s Day Spritz
75 ml of Prosecco DOC 25 ml of cherry liqueur A splash of soda 2 fresh ginger slices Fresh cherries to garnish Mint to garnish Ice cubes
Serve in large Prosecco glasses and you can mix this cocktail directly into the glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add de-stoned cherries and the slices of fresh ginger. Pour the cherry liqueur into the glass and stir well. Now add the soda water and the Prosecco DOC. Stir gently to avoid losing all the lovely bubbles and garnish with fresh mint