Some Or­lando restau­rants of­fer­ing Mother’s Day spe­cials

Orlando Sentinel - - Local & State - By Amy Drew Thomp­son

Op­tions are good.

So, if you’d rather not at­tempt your own Mother’s Day brunch, con­sider the myr­iad op­tions for take­out and de­liv­ery for brunch, lunch or din­ner.

Area restau­rants have put to­gether some stel­lar of­fer­ings to take home, some ta­ble-ready, oth­ers re­quir­ing a bit of fin­ish­ing be­fore be­ing set be­fore the guest of honor. Whether she’d pre­fer home­style pot roast, high-end steak and lob­ster or a sump­tu­ous spread of break­fasty good­ies, this round-up has you cov­ered. (One even in­cludes a long­stem rose.)

Here’s wish­ing all the moms out there a spe­cial day — whether you dine out or in!

Caribbean Mother’s Day Bun­dle (serves up to 4) fea­tures a choice of en­trée and two ap­pe­tiz­ers, salad and choice of dessert. Food comes prepped, guests fin­ish at home. En­trée se­lec­tions in­clude Jerk Chicken Pasta ($64.99), Seafood Paella ($69.99), Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Crema ($59.99) or Baby Back Ribs ($69.99). Beer, wine and cock­tails avail­able in se­lect lo­ca­tions. Call your lo­cal restau­rant or or­der on­line at Ba­

Call in ad­vance (May 8-10) to place or­der for a mom. The Mahi & Shrimp Fam­ily Bun­dle ($49.90, serves up to 5) in­cludes a choice of House or Cae­sar Salad, fam­ily-style sides, fresh bread with pesto and a dessert duo. Also avail­able: Grilled Salmon Bun­dle ($39.90), Lily’s Chicken Bun­dle ($35.90) and a va­ri­ety taco bun­dles, each with sides/salad/dessert, as well. Gift cards also avail­able for on­line pur­chase; through May 10, re­ceive a $10 e-gift card for ev­ery $50 spent to use now through Dec. 31 (bone­fish­

Mother’s Day week­end is re-open­ing week­end for Café Tu Tu Tango, which is of­fer­ing two op­tions ($59 for 2; $89 for 4). Take­out pack­age in­cludes one item from each of the main cat­e­gories on Café Tu Tu Tango’s reg­u­lar menu, plus choose from ei­ther Carne Asada Sir­loin or Lomo Al Mojo. Both en­trees come with Corn Salsa, Pla­tanos

Maduros, Yucca Es­cabeche and Tor­tillas and dessert.

Three-course, fam­ily-style Mother’s Day din­ner to go fea­tures whole-roasted beef ten­der­loin and choice of but­ter-poached North At­lantic lob­ster tails or scampi-style jumbo shrimp. En­trees are served along­side sides, freshly baked flour­less choco­late espresso cake and house-made le­mon tea cook­ies. Prices start at $195, serves 4-6. Pre-or­der avail­able while quan­ti­ties last. Also avail­able: a se­lec­tion of un­cooked, hand-carved steaks for home prep. Pair with a bot­tle of wine or Stoli Doli mar­tini in se­lect lo­ca­tions. Call or view full menu on­line at the­cap­i­tal­

Scratch-made house fa­vorites in­clud­ing Fet­tuc­cine Weesie, lasagna and Pollo Rosa Maria or choose from fam­ily bun­dles serv­ing up to five, start­ing at $39.99. Choice of en­trée served with fresh bread and choice of salad. All meals carry-out only. Ad­di­tion­ally, now through May 10, pur­chase a $50 on­line gift card and get a $10 bonus, valid through Dec. 31. Call your lo­cal Carrabba’s or or­der on­line at carrab­

Mother’s Day Bun­dles fea­tur­ing sig­na­ture, scratch-made dishes start­ing at $32.99. Op­tions in­clude Salmon & Chicken Ten­der Bun­dle, Chicken Al­fredo Bun­dle and Salmon Bun­dle served with a va­ri­ety of sides. Add a slice of cheese­cake for $4.99. Beer, wine or cock­tails to go where per­mis­si­ble. Mother’s Day Bun­dles avail­able for pre-or­der for curb­side pickup from May 7 to 10. Re­ceive an ad­di­tional $5 for ev­ery $25 in eGift cards pur­chased on­line. More in­for­ma­tion at Ched­

Mother’s Day pack­age in­cludes crab cakes with Ca­jun lob­ster sauce, choice of salad, choice of en­trée (beef ten­der­loin or salmon), two sides and a but­ter cake with caramel and sweet vanilla whipped cream. Or­lando lo­ca­tion open for dine-in to 25 per­cent ca­pac­ity. Call 407-351-5074 for reser­va­tion or visit del­

Four-course fam­ily-style Mother’s Day din­ner to go ($195, serves 4-6) fea­tures a choice of en­trée (herb-roasted ten­der­loin or miso-mar­i­nated sea bass), three sides and a dessert — plus a hand-dipped choco­late-cov­ered straw­ber­ries and a long-stem rose for mom. Din­ner comes chilled with in­struc­tions for re­heat. Pre-or­der avail­able while quan­ti­ties last. Also avail­able, un­cooked, hand­carved sig­na­ture cuts of steak to pre­pare at home. Wine and cham­pagne avail­able in se­lect lo­ca­tions. Call the restau­rant to or­der or view the full menu on­line at ed­

Cel­e­brate Mom with sig­na­ture, boldly sea­soned cuts us­ing LongHorn’s Curb­side to Go ser­vice. Bot­tles of wine ($15) or mix-and­match beer six-packs ($10) avail­able in se­lect lo­ca­tions. LongHornSt­eak­

Ready-to­heat brunch, lunch and din­ner meals that guests can or­der and pick up Fri­day, Satur­day or Sun­day be­fore Mother’s Day. Metro Diner’s Mother’s Day ready-to­heat meals can be pre-or­dered through Fri­day, May 8 and in­clude the fol­low­ing op­tions for fam­i­lies of four: Meat Lovers’ break­fast casse­role ($39, with crois­sants, fresh fruit, salad and fresh-baked cook­ies — veg­e­tar­ian op­tion avail­able), roasted turkey ($44, with three sides, fam­ily-sized salad and fresh-baked cook­ies), pot roast ($44, with three sides, fam­ily-sized salad and fresh-baked cook­ies). Add-on beer, wine, mi­mosas. Pre­order at­der.

Re­opens Mother’s Day week­end (tem­po­rar­ily op­er­at­ing out of their sis­ter restau­rant’s kitchen at Café Tu Tu Tango). Mia’s Mother’s Day of­fer­ing for two ($59) or four peo­ple ($89) in­cludes choice of ei­ther sal­ads, en­trée (steak Piz­zaiola, chicken Parmi­giana or egg­plant Parmi­giana) and sides with tiramisu for dessert. Avail­able for pick-up at Café Tu Tu Tango. mi­a­sital­­lando-fl/or­lando-fl

Pack­age for two ($55) or four ($95) in­cludes oven­roasted salmon with ar­ti­san greens, frit­tata, English muffins and three fruit tarts. Avail­able add-ons: le­mon ri­cotta pan­cakes with blue­ber­ries, syrup and pow­dered su­gar ($14) and a mi­mosa kit ($25). A la carte menu also avail­able. Pre-or­der by Fri­day; 407-960-7700 or os­prey­tav­

or 407-960-7700.

Now through Tues­day, May 12, moms can en­joy a filet & lob­ster tail or a prime rib and crab cake din­ner. Add a lob­ster tail to any en­trée for $9.99, crab cake for $6. Ad­di­tion­ally, for ev­ery $50 gift card pur­chased on­line, guests will re­ceive $10 off their next or­der. Visit www.out­ to or­der on­line for Curb­side Take­away or free de­liv­ery.

This fresh Mother’s Day menu for four ($85) fea­tures a tequila-cured Scot­tish salmon rosti, bone-in pork roast, roasted baby car­rots, zuc­chini and ap­ples, Mex­i­can rice and house-made rolls. Add a gor­geous sum­mer blue­berry-peach galette for $15. Pre­order by Fri­day; 407-868-9007 or

Get a three­course Mother’s Day din­ner to go — fam­ily-style (serves 4-6) or for two. Choose from a whole side of cedar plank-roasted salmon, glazed spi­ral ham or wood­grilled beef ten­der­loin en­trees. Each comes with salad, two sides and Mini-In­dul­gence desserts. Op­tions start at $100 for fam­ily-style, $55 for two and come chilled and ready to warm at home. Wine or sig­na­ture rose lemonade cock­tail avail­able in se­lect lo­ca­tions. Visit Sea­ to view menu, call to pre­order.

Mother’s Day of­fer­ings at this Thorn­ton Park main­stay feed 2-4 and in­clude a choice of en­tree (le­mon-and-herb-roasted Lake Meadow Nat­u­rals chicken — half, $65, whole, $130; gar­lic-rubbed prime rib au jus — $80/$160; veg­e­tar­ian sweet pea/le­mon ri­cotta tart — $55/$110) along with the choice of five dif­fer­ent sides and a sig­na­ture dessert. Add pre-batched cock­tails for two for $25. Curb­side and de­liv­ery are avail­able. 407-849-1800 or so­cothorn­ton­

Loads of good­ies for mom here in­clud­ing the Waf­fle Board ($69, serves 4-6) with waf­fles, Nutella, choco­late chips, wal­nuts, peanut but­ter, honey, maple syrup, straw­berry jam, vanilla yo­gurt and fresh fruit; Bagel Board $69, serves 4-6) with as­sorted bagels, ba­con, boiled eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, ca­pers

Three­course Mother’s Day fam­ily take­out meal al­lows guests to choose from a prix fixe menu in­clud­ing one shared salad, en­trée for each per­son (op­tions in­clude whiskey-glazed salmon and grilled rib­eye), choice of two sides and dessert. Mi­mosa or bellini kit add-on avail­able at se­lect lo­ca­tions. Or­der at


The gor­geous galette add-on from Reyes Mezcaleria is priced at $15.

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