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Surprise Mom With a Local Mother’s Day Meal To-Go

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Treat mother dearest to a gourmet brunch or dinner from her favorite Hudson Valley restaurant.

Mother’s Day looks a little different this year, Hudson Valley. Unlike last year, when your greatest concerns revolved around booking a table at a nearby restaurant or picking up the perfect present from a local maker, this time around the focus is on figuring out the best way to connect with mom while sheltering in place. Will the whole family hop on a Zoom call? Will you surprise her with a shipment of her favorite local wine? Or maybe send her a card via snail mail?

For the mom who appreciates the rich restaurant scene in the Hudson Valley, there’s no better gift than a delivery or takeout meal from one of her favorite eateries. Across the region, culinary hotspots are making Mother’s Day extra-special with curated packages designed to remind mom that even though she might not be able to celebrate with loved ones in person, she still deserves a little something to make her day.

The ’76 House

Tappan

If The ’76 House’s mouthwatering menu is any indication, Mother’s Day is going to be an unforgettable affair. The to-go dinner spread is available for curbside pickup or delivery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the holiday, and all orders must be placed before 12 p.m. on May 9. For $54 per person, diners savor chilled spring pea soup to start, then move onto filet of sole, asparagus prosciutto bundles, and, for dessert, Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée.

Anthony’s Pier 9

New Windsor

New Windsor’s event venue serves Mother’s Day to-go packages this year. Orders run $99.95 plus tax and serve four people. Everything must be called in by 1 p.m. on May 8, with pickup on May 9 from 1-4 p.m. As far as the food goes, the special menu begins with very berry crepes for breakfast and sparkling wine with quiche and pasta salad for brunch. Dinner brings filet mignon with twice-baked potatoes, veggies, and fresh fruit cobbler to round out the food-tastic celebration.

Apropos Restaurant & Bar

Peekskill

Newcomer Apropos hits Mother’s Day out of the park with a $36-per-person spread that ranges from Hudson Valley greens to petite osso bucco and grilled asparagus. For dessert, the dreamy tiramisu is the only way to go. Orders must be place by May 5 at 4 p.m., with pickup on May 9 from 12-8 p.m. Bloody Mary mixes and prosecco are available, too.

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go

Kingston

The restaurant known for its feel-good food keeps it classic for Mother’s Day with a menu of delights like lobster mac and cheese with Vermont cheddar and French brie, a mushroom asparagus skillet with fresh ricotta, and a lemon cake with raspberry mousse filling. Order by May 6 at 4 p.m. for pickup on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blu Pointe

Newburgh

Blu Pointe brings its go-to Mother’s Day menu to Hudson Valley homes with its menu of dinner and drinks. Order online, then pick up customized meals from 1-3 p.m. on the holiday. Blu Pointe’s menu features select wines by the bottle, along with Sunday cocktails by the quart (hello espresso martini!). The dinner menu is just as delightful, with both individual and family-style entrees, along with soups, sides, and desserts.

Café Monocle

Cohoes

Mother’s Day is a customizable affair thanks to Café Monocle’s two-, four- and six-person menus. Mom might want to break out the pearls as she indulges on beignets, maple cinnamon Greek yogurt parfaits, and angel food French toast. Add a bottle of champagne and orange juice to whip up mimosas at home.

Caffe Regatta

Pelham

The Pelham eatery offers its regular brunch and dinner menus, along with specials like grilled filet mignon, lobster tails, and rack of lamb for Mother’s Day. Desserts and cocktails are on the lineup, too, so throw in a few mimosas when you place your order.

The Century House

Latham

Is mom all about brunch? Call in an order to The Century House by May 6 for a four-person family meal available for pickup on Saturday and Sunday. Mouths will water over the complete brunch, which delivers corned beef hash and European-style waffles or pumpkin mini loafs, along with a dozen eggs. Top it off with a mimosa pack for the perfect Sunday at home.

The Cuckoo’s Nest

Albany

The Capital Region restaurant and bar partners with Heart + Soul | House of Beauty to craft all-in-one Mother’s Day packages. With each order, locals can opt to add on a gift card to the boutique and a paper wrapper bouquet from Olive and June. After all, flowers, food, and shopping are the ultimate Mother’s Day trifecta.

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern

Saugerties

The Saugerties mainstay makes Mother’s Day easier with a to-go menu that’s designed for two. Orders are cold, with reheating instructions included, which means that cozy lobster bisque, baked French toast, and roasted legs of lamb are only a call away. P.S. Don’t skip out on the cocktails by the quart.

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Jack’s Oyster House

Albany

Jack’s goes big with a to-go menu that features favorites like grilled Tuscan chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and oven-roasted herb potatoes. Meals serve six to eight and are available for curbside pickup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10.

La Panetière

Rye

Order by May 7 to take advantage of La Panetière’s Mother’s Day menu. Running $65 per person, the lineup includes fresh asparagus soup, fricassee of veal, and seasonal pavlova. Pickup and local delivery are available from 12-7 p.m. on Sunday.

Lola’s

Poughkeepsie

The Walkway-area café offers two different meals for four this Mother’s Day. The brunch package, which costs $79, comes with a pastry platter, potato hash, Applewood-smoked bacon, a bottle of Nostrano Vineyard Ava Rosé, and a main. As for the picnic package, it’s $240 and features chopped salad, roasted fingerling potatoes, espresso-ancho chili-rubbed beef tenderloin, and more. The order deadline is May 7, with pickup between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on May 9.

Lolita’s

Poughkeepsie

Does mom love a home-cooked Italian dinner? Treat her to a gourmet spread from Lolita’s this year. Orders cater to four people and run $160. In each package, diners receive creamy kale salad, tortiglioni pomodoro, meatballs, chicken scarpariello, and tiramisu. Order online by May 7 to guarantee a meal.

Mamma Musetti’s

Wappingers Falls

A community favorite, Mamma Musetti’s brings Italian flavor to Mother’s Day festivities with deliveries of food and/or desserts to local homes. The eatery is accepting orders now, so call in for a box of Mamma’s handmade cannoli or sfogliatelle. Both will bring an instant smile to mom’s face.

Melting Pot

White Plains

The White Plains location serves its to-go menu for Mother’s Day, so call ahead during the weekend to order a four-course fondue night for mom. With options like spinach artichoke, vegan polpettes, and Atlantic salmon on the menu, there’s something for everyone during quarantine. P.S. Dessert may just be the best part. Flaming turtle fondue, anyone?

Milano Restaurant & Bar

Latham

Designed for two, Milano’s takeout spread comes ready to heat with instructions. Orders must be placed by May 7 for pickup on May 9 from 2-8 p.m. There’s both a brunch menu and a dinner menu available, so pick the one that mom will love the most. Mimosas and vodka Bloody Mary add-ons are on the lineup for brunch, too.

Mill House Brewing Company

Poughkeepsie

This year, Mill House keeps mom happy with brunch from 12-3 p.m. No preorders are necessary, so simply call early the day of to confirm a meal. As for dinner, preorders are necessary and must be made between 3:30-8 p.m. by May 8 for pickup from 4-7 p.m. on May 10. Every order guarantees entry into a raffle for a free brunch or dinner.

MiNi’s Latin Fusion

New Rochelle

Brunch can still be a thing for Mother’s Day, as long as you order from this New Rochelle eatery. The menu loops in breakfast essentials like scrambled eggs and bacon, along with add-ons like tostones, empanadas, and maduros. As for drinks, mimosas and sangria are a must, with wines available by the bottle.

Nicole’s Restaurant

Albany

Look to Nicole’s for dreamy Mother’s Day fare this year. Preorder meals by May 7, then pick them up curbside from 12-3 p.m. on May 10. On the menu, choose between the steakhouse dinner (with filet mignon and lobster ravioli) and the classic Italian dinner (meatballs and chicken parm, please!). Don’t forget the drink special: a quart of rosé sangria for $15.

Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish

North Salem

If seafood is what mom desires, Purdy’s has just the thing. Treat the queen of the house to Scottish salmon with a brown sugar glaze or Purdy’s lobster boil, which comes with a two-pound lobster and Maine steamer clams. Orders must be placed by May 7 at noon to be guaranteed.

Rockland Roots

Valley Cottage

The food truck and caterer checks every box for Mother’s Day with an all-inclusive menu catered for four and available for curbside pickup. Running $95 in total, the menu features bites like smoked salmon crostini, truffle mac and cheese, and dark chocolate-covered strawberries.

Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

Bronxville

Rosie’s does right by Hudson Valley mamas with an Italian-centric menu of favorites like baked clams oreganata, spaghetti rosa, and ravioli quattro formaggi. No order is complete without a few slices of Rose’s signature pane al forno garlic bread on the side.

Shadows on the Hudson

Poughkeepsie

Normally a must for weekend brunch, Shadows tweaks its format to offer Mother’s Day to-go packages. Each order costs $99.95 plus tax and serves four people. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on May 7, with pickup on May 9 between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. As far as the food goes, expect a full day of meals with very berry crepes for breakfast and sparkling wine with quiche and pasta salad for brunch. For dinner, filet mignon with twice-baked potatoes, veggies, and fresh fruit cobbler round out what’s sure to be a delicious day.

Sweet Sue’s Copper Pot

Troy

For the moms who want to picnic at home on Sunday, Sweet Sue’s Picnic Lunch is the way to go. The insulated backpack serves four and comes with a gingham blanket and face mask, lemonade and fresh fruit, tea sandwich wraps, fresh flowers, and one of Sue’s famed toilet paper cakes. Pickup is available from 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Sweet Sue’s also sells Troylet paper cakes individually and offers a Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed package for moms who deserve a day of rest at home.

Tara Kitchen

Troy

Tara Kitchen is here to save your Mother’s Day with a picture-perfect menu that will melt mom’s heart. For $20 per person, diners can dig into marinated skewers of chicken, lamb, shrimp, or vegetables, along with quinoa salad, dark chocolate bark, and more. Orders must be in by May 8 at 9 p.m., and the pickup window is 12-3 p.m. on May 10.

Tutta Bella Trattoria

Scarsdale

Tutta Bella sticks with springtime staples for Mother’s Day, with a menu that includes delights like zucchini blossoms with ricotta and pan-seared jumbo scallops over black truffle orzo. Call ahead to order.

TWK Community Market

Piermont

The Piermont market thinks outside of the box with scrumptious brunch baskets for Mother’s Day. Packages range in price and theme depending on what type of celebration mom prefers. The Backyard BBQ Basket, which runs $14.95 per person, is ideal for picnicking at home. The Brunch Basket, at $18.95 per person, includes bagels, quiche, and fresh-baked muffins. Last but not least, the My Mom’s the Best Basket, which costs $28.95 per person, does it all with lobster rolls, filet mignon, chocolates, and more. There’s a minimum of four people per basket order.

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