LAID BACK LUNCH
For an ultra-casual event, you can never go wrong with a picnic. Grab a basket and a few blankets and set up in a picturesque location for a laid back afternoon with the fam. In terms of catering, you may have to put in some prep. An assortment of cheese platters, fruit plates or mini sandwiches all don’t take much effort and can be thrown together the morning of. Perhaps attempt a homemade version of her favourite desert for extra brownie points (pun intended!) or stop via her favourite patisserie to get an assortment of mini deserts if you’re not quite so blessed with her culinary skills. Don’t forget a few glasses and a bottle of her favourite drop to sip on in the afternoon sun. Our go to locations are Wendy’s Secret garden, Neilson Park and Centennial Park for a pretty backdrop to your picnic.
IF PARIS ISN’T AN OPTION…
These locations in Sydney will have her feeling like she’s been treated to that Parisian getaway she’s been longing for (sadly, French accents not guaranteed). For those of you that are north-side Bistro Moncur in Mosman will have you feeling as if you’re in a converted greenhouse in Versailles, book in for their Mother’s day 3-course lunch of traditional French bistro style delicacies and you’ll be guaranteed a big ‘merci beaucoup’ from Mum. Or for dinner plans, Bistro Papillon in Sydney city will recreate an authentic rustic provincial experience. A classic French menu serves hearty traditional meals, and we have it on good authority that their steak with béarnaise sauce is an absolute must-try.
INNER CITY WINERY EXPERIENCE
If your Mum loves a Pinot or two treat her to the winery experience but with an urban twist. Hidden amongst Sydney’s inner suburbs will give you the same winery feel minus the car ride. Urban Winery Sydney is located in St Peters’ Precinct 75 produces their own wine right here in the city, importing grapes from all around New South Wales to this urbanised interpretation located in an old converted warehouse. Afterwards check out some of the other small business’s located in Precinct 75, such as homewares stores like Society Inc. and Design Twins for that small-town feeling of supporting local businesses.
Similarly, The Cannery in Rosebery is another place that replicates an urban winery experience. Amongst a collection of small traders, The Drink Hive is an artisan bottle shop where you will be able to treat her to specialty wines crafted by independent sellers. Or if by that stage Mum is craving her go-to G&T, stop in at Archie Rose Distilling Co which houses its very own distillery and stocks the self-made produce.
A REAL ADVENTURE
Or perhaps Mum isn’t one to sit still, opt for something more active. If she loves the great outdoors, why not venture a couple hours out of Sydney to the Blue Mountains and spend an afternoon hiking to find picturesque views of the hills. It’s as simple as google-mapping a trail beforehand, grab a water bottle and maybe some snacks for energy and off you go. We recommend Wentworth Falls for a challenging hike and some pretty spectacular sights.
Alternatively, if Mum would prefer to switch things into high gear dare her to a day of go karting for an action packed afternoon to see who’s the biggest lead foot in the fam. You’re guaranteed to have a huge laugh giving it a try and it is sure to make for a memorable Mother’s Day.
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