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Mother’s Day Brunch, Dinner & Events in Costa Mesa

Posted on April 29, 2013 | 1:31pm | Travel Costa Mesa

It’s almost the time of year to celebrate mom with Mother’s Day on May 12, 2013.  The idea of Mother’s Day originated in the United States in the early 20th century and become increasingly popularized in the ‘20s.

Mother’s Day is widely celebrated on the second Sunday in May in dozens of countries throughout the world and  many dates in several other countries ranging from late February in some and as late as December in others.  Although the dates may be differ from country to country, one thing remains universal: Mother’s Day is about making mom feel special.

Mother’s Day starts a little early at SoCo and the OC Mix in Costa Mesa with a night of live jazz, food, drinks, raffles, retail discounts and more on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-9 pm.   The evening will benefit charity with 10-15% of sales from participating vendors going to the OC based Working Wardrobes.  Every $20 spent at participating OC Mix stores earns you a chance to win a raffle prize.  Guests can also earn an entry into the raffle with every $10 donation.  The event is free, but an RSVP is required, so be sure to email

Mothers Day at the OC Mix and SoCo

There are some great restaurants in Costa Mesa that are the perfect place to celebrate mothers and motherhood with a delicious meal.

The always creative and festive Golden Truffle is hosting a special three-course Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am-2 pm.  Choose a starter, like the smoked salmon with caper zucchini salsa, an entrée like the raspberry blueberry French toast and dessert like the maison du chocolate pot d’crème with crushed strawberries, among other selections.  All of this comes with a gift for every mom to take home and endless champagne for all guests.  

Constantly hailed as the best French restaurant in Orange County, Marche Moderne, located in the penthouse at South Coast Plaza will prepare a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 am-2:30 pm and dinner from 5:30–9 pm.  Choose from a special three-course menu or a la care options.  Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 714.434.7900 or email to reserve your table.

Marche Moderne Mothers Day

Scott’s Restaurant and Bar is offering a robust three-course menu and bottomless champagne for brunch.  Choices include ceviche, bacon flatbread and oysters for starters, shrimp scramble, eggs Benedict with Dungeness crab and braised short ribs as entrees and desserts like crème brulèe, lemon tart or chocolate cake.   Click here to see the complete Scott’s Mother’s Day brunch menu.

The newly renovated Silver Trumpet located across the street from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in the Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel is always a pre-show hotspot.  For Mother’s Day, this chic eatery will have brunch from 10 am–3 pm with live jazz, a prime rib and honey glazed ham carving station, omelet bar, pasta station, slider bar, salad bar and house-made pizzas.  With so many great options, the restaurant is sure to fill quickly, so make your reservations today!

A reservation for a Mother’s Day meal at any one of these fantastic Costa Mesa restaurants is sure to make mom feel loved on her special day!

Update:  Blackmarket Bakery just announced that they will be giving away free mini tarts on Mother’s Day.  Bring mom to Blackmarket at the CAMP and get a free mini tart between 8 am and 6 pm while supplies last.

Blackmarket Bakery Mothers Day