Mother's Day is a great opportunity to let your mum know how special she is and how much she means to you. One way to do that is to treat her to a lovely meal. However, if you're not the most confident cook, you may not want to risk making something yourself. The simple solution, then, would be to take her out to a restaurant, but on a day like Mother's Day, there's the possibility of feeling like a bit of a cliché as lots of other people will be doing the same thing.
Instead, why not bring some of the finest dishes of Dublin's best restaurants to your door and order in a special meal. That way, you can do all the nice little extras, like setting a beautiful table and buying her a little gift to unwrap as well. You'll have the kind of peace and quiet that's never quite achievable in a restaurant and you'll be able to spend some real quality time with your mum. We've picked out four of the most indulgent restaurants in Dublin for you to treat your mum in style.
1. Aoki Sushi
Sushi is always a great choice for an occasion meal – the amount of prep that goes into every element of a sushi-based meal shows. At Aoki Sushi, there's the option to be guided by the chef's specials and simply choose a combination platter such as the Tokyo Sushi Selection or you can pick a number of different dishes like the Sushi Nigiri – hand-rolled rice balls with fillings that include surf clam, eel and smoked salmon. But don't order from Aoki without trying their house favourites – soft shell crab and unagi eel.
2. Girl and the Goosen
If your mum appreciates beautifully cooked and classic dishes, then Girl and the Goose is the place to order from. This restaurant specialises in French and Irish cuisine and you'll find a lot of familiar dishes on the menu such as slow cooked lamb shank or Irish beef and Guinness pie. There are some great chicken dishes too – and while there's a nod to more contemporary chicken dishes such as the Cajun chicken burger, our top pick has to be the Free Range Chicken Casserole Pie. It's got that homely ring to it – something your mum might have made you when you were little!
There's a reason so many of us order steak for a special occasion – it's a dish that's always cooked to perfection by the professionals. At Carluccio's the Beef Steak Alla Griglia is 21 day aged and grass-fed. It's served with roasted potatoes and garlic and is the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day with a decadent meal at home. Of course, there are plenty of other tempting dishes on the Carluccio's menu, including the Italian classic Merluzzo e Lenticchie – cod and lentil – if your mum's not a fan of steak.
4. Baan Thai
If your mum enjoys more exotic flavours, then Baan Thai is a great restaurant to order her celebratory meal from. At Baan Thai, the focus is on authentically cooked dishes such as the Lamb Masaman curry. Tender lamb is cooked in a creamy coconut-based curry and there are plenty of side dishes such as steamed jasmine rice and pak choi stir fry to pair it with. Don't forget to order a few appetizers like wanton bags and prawn tempura to enjoy together before you move onto the mains.
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