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Harvard Square Celebrates Mother's Day

Join us in Harvard Square for Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner!  Bountiful brunches, delectable dinners and mouth-watering desserts await you and mom. Harvard Square’s assortments of diverse stores have countless options to make the day extra special. Selections include chocolate, wine, concerts, tours of Harvard Square, and some of the best shopping around!

Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge Historical Tours will offer $10 to our Historical, Hysterical Harvard Tour to anyone WITH a mom, or anyone who IS a mom. All you have to do is ask for the Mom Special on either Saturday or Sunday of Mother's Day weekend at our kiosk in front of the COOP (1400 Mass Ave). 

Cambridge Historical Tours, 0 Harvard Square (Tours Leave from the Information Kiosk), www.cambridgehistoricaltours.org, (617) 520-4030

Corbu Spa & Salon

Mom’s Spa Escape, $100 ($30 savings)
30-Minute Classic Swedish massage
Classic Manicure & Pedicure
*Upgrade to a full 60-minute massage for an additional $30

Mother Glows Best, $150 ($40 savings)
30-Minute Facial
Classique Manicure & Pedicure
Shampoo, Blow Dry & Style

Mommy & Me, Mommy-to-be, $150 ($35 savings)
60-Minute Maman et Bebe Pre-Natal Massage
Classique Manicure & Pedicure

Packages must be purchased prior to May 25th, 2013.  Promotion valid through December 31, 2013.  Not to be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Corbu Spa & Salon, 5 Bennett Street, www.corbuspa.com, (617) 661-5772

Grafton Street
In addition to our regular Brunch and Dinner menu, we will be offering a special Mother’s Day menu selection a la carte.
Spring Frittata- Ramos, Asparagus, Ricotta, baby yukons, spring greens $13
Banana Bread French toast – Toasted almonds, maple syrup, and whipped crème fraiche $12
Smoked Salmon Salad – Grilled romaine, watermelon radish, spring onions, charred lemon vinaigrette $15
Asparagus Fettuccine – Purple asparagus, pea tendrils, smoked shitake mushrooms, walnut pesto $18

Grafton Street, 1230 Massachusetts Ave, www.graftonstreetcambridge.com, (617) 497-0400

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Even if it rains, Mother's Day on May 12 is the perfect day to wander through the 'garden' of Glass Flowers at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.  Explore the renovated Earth & Planetary Sciences gallery to see some 1,500 specimens newly on display.  Find your birthstone among the many beautiful cut and raw gemstones.  Then find a little something in the Museum Shop for that special person, where all regular-priced jewelry will be 20% off during the entire month of May.  Open 9-5 daily with free admission for Mass. Residents, with ID, Sunday mornings 9 am to noon.  26 Oxford Street, www.hmnh.harvard.edu -- 7-8 minute walk from Harvard square.

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, www.hmnh.harvard.edu, (617) 495-3045

The Hahvahd Tour
The Hahvahd Tour, the most popular tour of Harvard University, is happy to extend a FREE TOUR of Harvard for any mother visiting Harvard Square!  Our guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatrical journey through Harvard from the perspective of current Harvard students. Check www.harvardtour.com for tour times. (No other purchase required, Mother Status is self-determined by the guest, please inform our Harvard Square Manager upon arrival you are redeeming this offer. Valid on Mother’s day in person only. Other guests are $10 per ticket.)

The Hahvahd Tour, daily from right outside of Harvard Subway Station, www.harvardtour.com, (855) 455-8747

Harvest
Mother's Day Brunch at Harvest
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 (served all day from 10:30am to 8pm)
Three Courses Prix Fixe $60
Choice of Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert
Half Glass Pairing, $15, Full Glass Pairing $25

Appetizers
Asparagus Velouté
Crème Fraiche & Shaved Watermelon Radish
Domäne Wachau, Grüner Veltliner, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2011

Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
Traditional Cocktail Sauce
Giesen, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2012

Spring Pea Green Salad
Petite Spring Vegetables, Shaved Radish & Honey Bee Pollen Vinaigrette
Anselmi, Ca’Stella, Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy 2010

Thai Basil Rock Shrimp
Meyer Lemon Risotto, English Peas, Asparagus & Wild Ramp Coulis
Naia, Verdejo, Rueda, Spain 2011

Wild King Salmon Tartare
Avocado, Sesame Crème Fraiche, Daikon Salad, Mint & Cilantro
Sipp Mack, Riesling, Alsace, France 2010

ENTRÉES
Roulade of Giannone Chicken
Fiddlehead Ferns, Green Garlic, Wild Mushroom Ragout with
White Truffle Jus
Hahn, Pinot Noir, Monterey County, California 2010

Machias Maine Salmon
Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas, White Corn Pudding & Rhubarb~Ginger Compote
Olivier Leflaive, Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France 2010

Roasted Spring Lamb
Ragout of Heirloom Beans, English Peas, Wild Ramp Pistou & Spring Blossoms
Cascina Corte, Dolcetto, Dogliani, Italy 2010

Housemade Smoked Ricotta Agnolotti
Sugar Snap Peas, Baby Carrots, Lemon Balm & Mint 
Villa des Anges, Old Vines, Rosé of Cinsault, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France 2012

Heritage Farm Roasted Pork
Asparagus, Morel Mushrooms, Apricot Chutney & Violet Mustard Jus
Dona Paula, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2011

DESSERTS
Ginger Cheesecake
Rhubarb Compote, Pistachios, Raspberries
Château Bel Air, Semillion, Sainte-Croix-Du-Mont, Bordeaux, France  2010

Taza Mousse Torte
Dulche De Leche, Chocolate Macaroon, Malt Mascarpone
Marenco, Pineto, Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy  2010

Strawberry Mousse
Mint Gelee, Lemon Sponge, Almond Shortbread
Warre’s, 10 Year Tawny Port, Portugal

Mango Napoleon
Crème Fraiche, Champagne, Roobios
Santa Christina, Vin Santo, Tuscany, Italy  2008

Grapefruit Vanilla Sorbet
Sesame Tuile
Saracco, Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy  2011

Harvest, 44 Brattle Street, www. harvestcambridge.com, (617) 868-2255

Hidden Sweets
Mother’s day special – Spend $75 or more on Life is Good apparel, and get a free $28 tote bag.

Hidden Sweets, 25 Brattle Street, www.hiddensweets.com, (617) 497-2600

Lush Cosmetics
Mums, we know you're a hardworking bunch - so let us treat you to a luxurious fresh face mask, arm massage, and foot mask.  All you have to do is sit back, sip your cup of tea, and enjoy the ultimate LUSH experience! To make an appointment, give us a call at the shop - space is limited! (617) 497- 5874

Lush Cosmetics, 30 JFK St, www.lushusa.com, (617) 497-5874

Nubar
Nubar will feature our incredible holiday buffet, from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. We will have a Chef cooking eggs to order, a carving station, lots of breakfast and lunch items, a salad station, and a dessert bar – all for $42 for adults, $20 for kids up to 12yrs. Old, and free for kids 5 and under. This price includes coffee, tea, juice, and soda.

Nubar, 16 Garden Street, www.nubarcambridge.com, (617) 234-1365

OTTO
OTTO will be serving up a special pizza for Mother's Day -- Virginia smoked ham pizza with roasted cherry tomatoes and vidalia onions. "This pizza, reminiscent of Mother's Day menus from the past, features a sweet and smoky ham paired with bright roasted tomatoes and savory onions."

Pricing: $3.50/slice, $12 small, $21 large.

OTTO, 1430 Mass Ave, wwww.ottocambridge.com, (617) 499-3352

Rialto
Join us on Sunday, May 12 and celebrate Mother’s Day with family & friends over an elegant brunch at Rialto featuring a three-course fixed menu guaranteed to satisfy your brunch cravings and create lasting memories. Reservations from 11am – 2pm. Adults $65; Kids $25

First

Breakfast Antipasti -  ginger-cherry scones, hot cross buns, Easter cheese focaccia, lemon ciambella, Tuscan rolls, breadsticks, prosciutto, smoked fish, fried olives, tortelli straciatelle, asparagus, carrot and radish salad

Second
Peeky-Toe Scramble - asparagus, crispy fennel, chervil, tarragon, crème fraiche
Nettle Risotto - shirred egg, foraged mushrooms, garlic, thyme, preserved lemon, parmesan
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna - chive blossoms, peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, parmesan, ramp pesto
Pan Roasted Trou - green beans, baby potatoes, almonds, garlic, brown butter
Lamb Osso Bucca - anchovy-mortadella gremolata, fava beans, polenta
Steak and eggs - grilled cap steak, slow cooked farm egg, potato puree, and wild mushroom stew

Third
Limoncello Cake - candied lemon, olive oil, lemon balm ice cream, cocoa nibs
Ricotta-Wheat Berry Tart - strawberry compote, kiwi, lemon dust
Fresh Mixed Berries - ladyfinger biscuit, mascarpone cream, lavender granita, moscato
Chocolate-Espresso Torta - apricot-ginger sauce, chocolate ice cream, pistachio

Rialto, 1 Bennett Street, www.rialto-restaurant.com, (617) 661-5050

Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
CARVED GRASS FED SIRLOIN OF BEEF
CRAB STUFFED HADDOCK WITH CHARRED LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH WILD MUSHROOM & LEEK RAGOU
ORZO MAC & CHEESE WITH GRILLED SPRING ONION & MUSHROOMS
CRUSHED RED BLISS POTATOES WITH ROASTED GARLIC
HONEY GLAZED BABY CARROTS
ROASTED VEGETABLE BISQUE
OMELETE STATION
CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT
APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON & MAPLE SAUSAGE
BUTTER MILK PANCAKES WITH WARM MAPLE SYRUP    
CINNAMON CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST WITH SUGARED PECANS
ASSORTED MUFFINS, BAGELS & CROISSANTS
BREAKFAST POTATOES WITH GREEN ONIONS
ARUGULA SALAD WITH CHERRY TOMATOES, FRESH MOZZARELLA & BALSAMIC
CHILLED ASPARAGUS WITH SHAVED RED ONION & MEYER LEMON DRESSING
QUINOA SALAD WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
SMOKED SALMON PLATTER
FRUIT SALAD
DISPLAY OF DESSERTS CREATED BY OUR PASTRY TEAM
SERVED WITH A CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Adults: $50
Children: (4-12): $20
Children 3 and under: Free

Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, 40 Edwin Land Blvd, www.sonesta.com/boston, (618) 806-4200

Sandrine’s Bistro
Mother’s Day Menu
APPETIZERS
*Soupe du Jour 8
*Soupe a l’oignon Gratinee 8
*Salade Verte 9
mesclun greens, black truffle vinaigrette
*Salade aux Raisins Vert Frais et Feta de Brebis 12
mesclun greens, sliced green grapes, sheep’s milk feta, spicy almonds, Port wine vinaigrette
*Escargots Alsacien
1/2 dozen for $10.00 - 1 dozen for $16.00
*Moules Marinières 15 P.E.I. mussels steamed in Riesling wine, garlic, shallots & onions
*Farandole au Foie Gras de Canard 20
terrine de Foie Gras, Foie Gras mousse,
pate Perigourdine with truffles
*Terrine de Foie Gras Maison Mi-cuit, sur Brioche 18
Hudson Valley foie gras, seasonally inspired by Chef Ost

ENTREES
*Cailles Marinees, Grillees 29
grilled marinated quails, brown & wild rice pilaf, lemon thyme au jus
*Poisson du Jour Market Price
*Ratatouille Provencal et Tofu Roti 21
marinated roasted soy glazed tofu, ratatouille, basil vinaigrette,
balsamic reduction
*Demi Poulet Roti Organique aux Herbes de Provence 24
organic roasted half chicken, crispy pommes frites,
satueed haricots verts, au jus
*Choucroute au Riesling Garnie 26
sauerkraut slowcooked in Riesling and juniper berries
with bauernwurst, boudin blanc, wiener, grilled smoked pork loin,
hickory smoked bacon wrapped fingerling potato
*Coquille St. Jacques Poelée 30
pan seared diver scallops served on a bed of parsnip puree, champagne beurre blanc
*Contre Filet Grillé 32
grilled 10oz angus sirloin, served with fingerling potato & cauilifower gratin, sauce Bordelaise
*add truffle butter 3
*add gorgonzola crust 4
*add two pan seared sea scallops 7
*Carré d'Agneau Roti au Thym Frais et Romarin 38
roasted rack of lamb Provencal, pommes Lyonnaise,
roasted artichoke & garlic tomatoes, rosemary au jus
*Frittata aux Legumes et Feta 20
vegetable & feta fritatta, baby spinach, Dijon vinaigrette
(available till 3pm)

Mother’s Day Cocktails
*Mimosa Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne & Orange juice $15
*Dragon Bleu Bloody Mary $10

MENU PRIX FIXE
Choose from select appetizers, entrees and desserts.
$45 per person - 18% gratuity will be added to all parties. Rue Lala & Groupon will not be accepted on Mother’s Day
Sandrine’s Bistro, 8 Holyoke Street, www.sandrines.com, (617) 497-5300

SEE Inc.
You have to admit, your mom has put up with more than her fair share. So why don’t you hook her up with $100 off the hottest eyewear in town? It might not make up for that time you broke her favorite vase or lit the rug on fire, but it’s a start. OFFER ONLY VALID 5/10 THRU 5/12/2013. Sorry, Moms only! $100 off complete pair (frame and Rx lenses) of SEE eyewear. $250 minimum purchase. Not valid on previous or in process orders. Cannot be combined with other offers or insurance #1021. Mention the Mother’s Day Article to receive the discount.

SEE Inc., 1276 Massachusetts Avenue, www.seeeyewear.com, (617) 868-1500

The New School of Music
Sunday May 12th at 3:00pm, join NSM for an afternoon of musical delight as we welcome violinist Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh and Michael McLaughlin on the piano and accordion. Yaeko and Michael will be performing Klezmer, Jewish, and other world music styles.  Yaeko is a member of the world-renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band and has performed throughout the US. Michael is the pianist/accordionist and composer/arranger for the Klezmer band Shirim and “radical Jewish music” group Naftule’s Dream. Tickets are available online at http://bpt.me/375700 or at the door the day of the performance. Tickets: $12 general admission; $6 for seniors and children under 12; free to enrolled NSM students.

The New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street, www.newschoolofmusic.org, (617) 492-8105  

TistiK
Mother's day - From May 6th to the 12th, TistiK will offer the mother's day special: Buy one, get the second 30% off.

TistiK, 54 Church Street, www.shoptistik.com, (617) 661-0900

Uno
UNO Harvard Sq. would like to honor and appreciate all mothers and women on Mother's Day.  Every woman that joins us on Mother's Day should treat herself to a sweet treat!  Enjoy a complimentary mini-dessert with the purchase of a sandwich, entree or pizza.

UNO, 22 J.F.K. Street, www.unos.com, (617) 497-1530

Upstairs on the Square
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH MENU
10 am to 3:30
(Both Monday Club and Soirée Room)
$50; $25 for children under 12

Homemade Breads & Confections
Fruit Two Ways
Greek Yogurt, Toasted Grains, Nuts & Honey
Market Fruit & Smoothie Shooter

Roasted Spring-Dug Parsnips
Smoked Bluefish, Green Goddess & Capers

Asparagus Velouté
Parmesan Custard & Fresh Sorrel

Equinox Farm Mesclun
Sultana Vinaigrette & Shaved Baby Vegetables

Eggs Benedict
Pancetta, Hollandaise & Pea Tendrils

Dayboat Lobster Omelet
Sweet Vidalia Onion, Crème Fraiche & Shaved Celery Salad

Grilled Sirloin Steak
Pommes Aligote, Sauce Perigord, Spring Vegetables

Cast Iron French Toast with Organic Blueberry Compote
Warmed Maple Syrup

Seared Gloucester Cod
Georgia Peas, Curried Carrots & Pea Greens

Housemade Ricotta Cannelloni
Green Garlic & Tomato

Berry Shortcakes with James Beard Cream Biscuits
Macerated Berries & Creamy Vanilla Whip

Chocolate Coffee Budino
Vanilla Meringue

Rhubarb Tart
Honey Ginger Ice Cream

Artisan Cheeses ($12 supplement)
(Brunch menu subject to slight change)

VALET PARKING FOR BRUNCH AND DINNER
Dinner menu in both dining rooms is our a la carte menu.
Make a reservation
Upstairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop Street, www.upstairsonthesquare.com, (617) 864-1933

Wellbridge Athletic Club
Celebrate Mom with two 60-minute personal training sessions for $99.00 add a Foam Roller for $25.00.
Restrictions and terms apply per member. Personal training services offered with Premier and Expert Level Trainers only.

Wellbridge Athletic Club, 5 Bennett Street, www.WellbridgeAthleticClub.com, (617) 441-000

World’s Only Curious George Store
May 10th – Mother’s Day Story time and Activity – RSVP Required
Everyone loves their mama. We will be reading stories about awesome moms, like Llama Llama Red Pajama, Mama, Do You Love Me?, and other great stories. Then make a pretty card to thank mom for all her hard work. Happy Mother’s Day! RSVP via e-mail to events@thecuriousgeorgestore.com for a 10:30 am activity time. Please include the names of the children who will be attending as well as the date and time of the event in your e-mail. You will receive a confirmation email from us once you have been added to the list. RSVPs close 24 hours prior to the event.

World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK Street, www.thecuriousgeorgestore.com, (617) 547-4500

 
 

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William Manley, Marketing and Events Manager
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