Forget a sub-standard breakfast in bed, here's how you can treat mum this Mother's Day.
Haig Park Markets
Haig Park Village Markets will be treating Canberra's mums to a special market event for Mother's Day this year.
While the Haig Park Village Market is traditionally a produce and food market, on Sunday, from 9am to 2pm, the market will be hosting an array of new stalls including handmade jewellery, candles, fashion, beauty and more.
Live music, pop-up bars and the general festive atmosphere of the Sunday market will provide Canberrans with the perfect opportunity to treat mum to a picnic in the park.
As usual, the market will still have its regular local farmers and producers attending - made up of some of the region's best sellers of artisan baked goods, organic produce, farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs and pork, honey, milk and cheeses.
"This is the first special event we have organised at the market but we hope it will be the first of many," market director Alexandra Webb says.
"Mother's Day is a day for family and friends to celebrate all those wonderful mums and carers out there by spending some quality time together and what better way to spend the day than by getting together in lovely Haig Park to enjoy the autumn leaves, a glass of wine and some fabulous live music."
There's a chance that at least one time in your life your mum has called you a little monster - even if you didn't know it at the time - so it seems only fitting that you would take her out to Monster for Mother's Day lunch.
The Monster has roamed and explored to create a progressive menu that celebrates ethical eating and conscious cuisine, and experience some of Monster favourites.
For $85 per person, enjoy a glass of Billecart-Salmon champagne on arrival and a gift for mum by Wiluna. There is an optional upgrade to bottomless Billecart for $45 per person and a kids' menu available for $25 per person that includes a two-course menu and drinks.
Upgrade to the "suite" dessert and continue celebrations with a night's stay at Ovolo Nishi for $179. Tickets from Eventbrite.
Impress your mum with the indulgent Afternoon QTea - QT's version of the much-loved high tea at Capitol Bar and Grill.
With an exclusive menu curated by executive chef, Josh Smith-Thirkell, expect to have both your sweet and savoury tooth satisfied. And all this with a glass of G.H. Mumm champagne on arrival. The menu includes chicken parfait with port jelly and crostini, pretzel Rubens with Wagyu pastrami, white chocolate and raspberry scones with jam and cream, tiramisu cannoli and pavlova.
Bookings are available for $65 per person and $40 for kids (aged five to 12), with two sittings at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Tickets from Eventbrite.
Marble and Grain
Marble and Grain want to bring the family together this Mother's Day to celebrate the woman of the hour.
Choose from either a 12pm or 1pm sitting and treat mum to a three-course meal with a glass of sparkling for $89 per person. There is also a special kids' menu for the little people in your life.
To book, go to marbleandgrain.com.au.
Say "Happy Mother's Day" with the flavour and flair of the Pialligo Estate seasonal feast.
With bubbles on arrival, settle yourselves in for three courses, shared plates and the fabulous views from Pialligo Estate Glasshouse.
There will even be a Mother's Day martini available, curated especially for the big day with Pialligo's exclusive selection of 708 gin.
Sittings are either 11.30am until 2.30pm or 2.30pm until 5pm, at $110 per person or kids under 10 are $35. Bookings essential.
Need a last-minute gift for mum?
Julia Busuttil Nishimura (also known as Julia Ostro) and Providoor are giving you the opportunity to bring some joy to your kitchen table, with an online masterclass on May 23.
On the day, Julia will be sharing her favourite recipes from both of her best-selling cookbooks, including pissaladiere, handmade cavatelli with Maltese sausage and cavolo nero, house salad and a sweet ricotta tart.
The class kit is $130 plus shipping and includes all the elements and ingredients needed to cook along, including a wooden gnocchi board and a fluted tart tin to keep. To book, go to providoor.com.au.
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