Treat Mum to a luxe four-course lunch at Motorwagen
Mother’s Day is just around the corner (it’s Sunday May 9, FYI) and we can’t wait to give Mum a big ol’ cuddle and kiss. If you’re yet to get the maternal figure in your life the gift she deserves, then we think you should swap out the usual flowers and choccie combo for an indulgent feast at inner-city restaurant Motorwagen. With four courses worth of decadent delights to stick a fork into, you know Mum will be gushing about you to her mates for weeks afterwards. Go on, get her some flowers too – she deserves it.
If you’re keen to treat Mum to a truly unforgettable experience, then Motorwagen’s Mother’s Day lunch is the perfect way to thank her for, you know, being your mum. The lavish four-course feast kicks off with a duck parfait ‘Cornetto’ with plum gastrique, hazelnut and bee pollen, followed by your choice of land or sea morsels – there are Hervey Bay scallops served with autumn pear and crustacean crunch or pork loin dished up with mushrooms and Scottish-coffee sauce. Continue to fill your belly with a choice of three tastebud-tempting dishes for your main course – there’s Fraser Island spanner-crab and prawn rossellini pasta with lemon myrtle and prosecco beurre blanc, Black Angus with swede puree, cassava, charred alliums and beef-fat bearnaise or miso falafel served with spiked baba ganoush and lemongrass-chilli jam. It’s only appropriate that you crown your flavoursome feed with the dessert you desire, so finish strong with a choice between gin-and-lemon syrup cake with thyme custard or chocolate gelato made with 70-percent Hunted + Gathered chocolate, brownie bites and caramelised white chocolate.
As they say, the kids are alright, because they have a two-course lunch of their own to dig in to (that isn’t just chicken nuggets and chips). Little ones can dine on their choice of a mini steak sandwich served with hand-cut chips and house-made tomato sauce or ham, mozzarella and basil pizza pockets. They’ll also be able to sharpen their sweet tooth on a stack of crepes topped with hazelnut cream and maple syrup or an ice-cream biscuit sandwich lashed with chocolate sauce. We never wanted to be seated at the kid’s table until now. Motorwagen’s Mother’s Day lunch kicks off at 11:30 am on Sunday May 9. To secure your seat at the table (adults are $85 and kids are $35 per person), pop over to Motorwagen’s website.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Motorwagen.