Photos of salads from General Warren Inne by Nina Lea Photography.
Give thanks to the special lady in your life by treating her to an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. With the Main Line home to an exceptional mix of restaurants, chefs and dining options, there is no better a place to devour the holiday than in our backyard. Top options that’ll we promise will wow mom this year are lined up below.
Malvern’s General Warren Inne will be serving a signature Mother’s Day menu from noon–8 p.m. Sourcing ingredients from local farms like Doe Run Farms, Nottingham Farms and Calkins Creamery, executive chef Jonathan Fahey has created an enticing range of options that are sure to delight that special lady in your life. Teases at the menu include duck confit with a two-year cheddar tart and granny smith apples, crab cakes with a pinot-blackberry rice and citrus brown butter, and rack of lamb with cannellini, lamb chorizo, roasted fennel and preserved lemon-mint gremolata. For reservations, call (610) 296–3637 or book them online.
Another Malvern option, Farmhouse Bistro at People’s Light & Theatre, will debut a thoughtful brunch and dinner menu, where moms are invited to enjoy her special day al fresco experiencing the site’s award-winning gardens. The 18th-century farmhouse will feature a brunch buffet from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., which features attractive options like chilled strawberry soup with fresh mint, cold-poached salmon with cucumber yogurt dill sauce, herb grilled chicken with curry mango chutney, and crab and shrimp paella over saffron rice. Cost is $35 for adults; $15 for kids under 12. An a la carte dinner is also available from 5–9 p.m. For reservations, call (610) 647–8060 or book them online.
Phoenixville’s Majolica will be hosting an exclusive Mother’s Day Brunch on May 11, with seatings available between 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Chef Andrew Deery will present an inventive three-course tasting that we’re sure will leave mom buzzing about it for years to come. For reservations, call (610) 917–0962 or book them online.
Glen Mills’ Terrain at Styer’s Garden Cafe features your choice of two eye-catching, horticultural settings to celebrate Mother’s Day brunch. Unfolding 10 a.m.–3 p.m., parties up to five are invited to be seated in the vibrant, antique greenhouse cafe for a la carte service, while groups over six are welcomed to take advantage of the garden shed, where an exclusive brunch buffet will be served at $32 per person. Expect an eclectic mix of seasonal, locally sourced options. For reservations, call (610) 459-6030.
Wayne’s Peppercorn is reimagining Sunday brunch with its Grand Buffet. Guests are invited to devour a refined, all-you-can-eat spread from chef Patrick Swartz, as well as enjoying fine-tuned morning cocktails like mimosas, bloody marys and sangria. Cost for the brunch is $28 per person; $14 for children ages 5–10 (ages 4 and under are complimentary). For reservations, call (610) 964-2588.
If mom is a beer lover, reserve your spot at one of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s 10 locations. Not only does each brewpub (with locations in West Chester, Phoenixville, Media, Chestnut Hill, and more) feature an exceptional handcrafted beer list, but special menu additions will be available all weekend long, including classic lobster bisque. For reservations, book online.