George Calombaris and company will put out quite a spread this Mother's Day, with three options depending on your price range. There's an iconic Sunday roast in the dining room with five courses to share. Over at Little Press will be a four-course sharing menu of Little Press treats and a spit-roast-it-yourself lamb souvlaki. For the mother of all lunches, a booking in their cellar for a private family lunch with up to twelve guests should forever secure your place as Mum’s favourite.
Impress your mum and fight cancer at a leisurely pace with the Melbourne Piano Trio, who will be playing a special Pink Lady concert in support of the Breast Cancer Network Australia. The chamber group of three of Australia’s best emerging talents will play Ravel, Mozart and Brahms. You can then congratulate yourself on your Mother's Day efforts with a complimentary glass of Sanguine Estate wine afterwards.
If a fine ale is more your mum’s cup of tea, Good Beer Week has you covered with a very special event for Mother's Day. The first of the week’s Great Beer Swap events, your mum can be one of the first ever to try specialty one-off brews from Bridge Road Brewers, Hargreaves Hill and Red Hill’s brand new Sticke Alt. All mums get a free tasting paddle of all beers, matched with a modern lunch menu with a choice of two or three courses.
Literally running for over 14 years, the Mother’s Day Classic is one of the biggest charity events in Australia. Register to run or walk 4km or 8km around Alexandra Gardens and the Tan or put your hand up to volunteer and help out on the day. All funds raised go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, supporting research into breast cancer prevention and treatment for the one in nine women diagnosed with breast cancer. Either form a formidable mum-and-daughter running team, or go it alone and give your participation certificate to mum to pin up on the fridge afterwards. Some women, of course, will be running in their mother's memory.
High teas might be a dime a dozen but the Windsor has been rolling out the good china for as long as anyone can remember. Mum would never dream of treating herself, so it's all down to you. Served with a glass of sparkling wine on three-tiered silver stands will be finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and pastries worthy of giving up your first-born. All mothers in attendance receive a special individualised dessert and there will be treats like caramelised lemon tart and hazelnut dacquoise for all.