Mother's Day Restaurant Guide: Westchester & Fairfield Counties

Mother's Day is just a few days away, and if you haven't made plans yet, we've come to the rescue!  Hurry, there's still time to snatch up that reservation for Sunday brunch!

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      Fortina   (top) In an upbeat, lively atmosphere, Fortina delivers “straight forward Italian food” – as their slogan aptly states.  With two locations, Armonk and Rye, Fortina’s menu boasts some scrumptious brick oven pizzas, killer pasta dishes and delicious salads.  Oh and did I mention a Nutella pizza pie?  Hello! Need I say more?    The Spread   (bottom) Since my first visit to The Spread - located in SoNo aka South Norwalk - I have been smitten.  Within a cozy, industrial meets shabby chic environment (the mismatched plates had me at hello! ) you can choose from a menu that is as eclectic as a menu gets offering dishes like Fois Gras Torchon, Crispy Pork Belly Bites and my all time favorite Brick Chicken served with polenta and garden greens.  Your momma will surely be impressed!

Fortina (top) In an upbeat, lively atmosphere, Fortina delivers “straight forward Italian food” – as their slogan aptly states.  With two locations, Armonk and Rye, Fortina’s menu boasts some scrumptious brick oven pizzas, killer pasta dishes and delicious salads.  Oh and did I mention a Nutella pizza pie?  Hello! Need I say more?

The Spread (bottom) Since my first visit to The Spread - located in SoNo aka South Norwalk - I have been smitten.  Within a cozy, industrial meets shabby chic environment (the mismatched plates had me at hello! ) you can choose from a menu that is as eclectic as a menu gets offering dishes like Fois Gras Torchon, Crispy Pork Belly Bites and my all time favorite Brick Chicken served with polenta and garden greens.  Your momma will surely be impressed!

And there you have it!  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! xx

*Photos found on the web

Mother's Day Restaurant Guide: NYC

In my family, the task of finding a restaurant for occasions such as Mother's Day, somehow always falls on me.  Being the easy-going, stress-free human being that I am (not!), I don't necessarily thrive in my responsibility.  That's why over the years, I've compiled a list of eateries in NYC and surroundings to make my task a little easier. If you're anything like me, fret not!   Here at Sunday Bake we put together 2 small restaurant guides (NYC & Westchester County/Fairfield County) to help you in choosing the perfect spot to brunch with Mom on Mother's Day!

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT    Tartine        This small French bistro offers simple, delicious and inexpensive (wink wink) French food.  Their homemade tarts and meringues are also to die for! If you and Mom don’t mind waiting in line, this place is definitely worth it and if you’re lucky you’ll even grab a sidewalk table so you can enjoy some quality “people watching” time, I mean, bonding time over a glass of wine (BYOB!!) in the heart of the ever-so-charming West Village.      Rosemary's      
  
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   With a charming rustic décor and airy interiors, this West Village gem is one of my favorite places to eat in the city.  Their pasta dishes are mouth watering and their salads are prepared with veggies grown in their own rooftop garden (cuteness overload!). But for me, it’s the focaccia that steals the show... simply YUM!! The two large tables in the middle of the restaurant make this joint a perfect spot for larger parties.    Egg Shop    If you're feeling adventurous and full of energy, I'd recommend taking a trip to the Lower East Side, to visit this cute little café.  Egg Shop is a paradise for all the egg-lovers out there (my hand is raised!), as the name appropriately suggests.  Here you will find egg sandwiches, eggs on salads, eggs with steak, with salmon, with pork, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, sunny up eggs… you get the point!      Claudette    Last, but certainly not least, this adorable Provençal restaurant in Greenwich Village, is everything girls love in a restaurant: a charming interior design; light, fresh food that fills you without leaving you stuffed; delicious cocktails and desserts!  As a bonus, it is only steps away from Washington Square Park, where you and your momma can go for a post-brunch stroll and bask in the sun.  Check, check, check.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT

Tartine  This small French bistro offers simple, delicious and inexpensive (wink wink) French food.  Their homemade tarts and meringues are also to die for! If you and Mom don’t mind waiting in line, this place is definitely worth it and if you’re lucky you’ll even grab a sidewalk table so you can enjoy some quality “people watching” time, I mean, bonding time over a glass of wine (BYOB!!) in the heart of the ever-so-charming West Village.  

Rosemary's  With a charming rustic décor and airy interiors, this West Village gem is one of my favorite places to eat in the city.  Their pasta dishes are mouth watering and their salads are prepared with veggies grown in their own rooftop garden (cuteness overload!). But for me, it’s the focaccia that steals the show... simply YUM!! The two large tables in the middle of the restaurant make this joint a perfect spot for larger parties.

Egg Shop  If you're feeling adventurous and full of energy, I'd recommend taking a trip to the Lower East Side, to visit this cute little café.  Egg Shop is a paradise for all the egg-lovers out there (my hand is raised!), as the name appropriately suggests.  Here you will find egg sandwiches, eggs on salads, eggs with steak, with salmon, with pork, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, sunny up eggs… you get the point!  

Claudette  Last, but certainly not least, this adorable Provençal restaurant in Greenwich Village, is everything girls love in a restaurant: a charming interior design; light, fresh food that fills you without leaving you stuffed; delicious cocktails and desserts!  As a bonus, it is only steps away from Washington Square Park, where you and your momma can go for a post-brunch stroll and bask in the sun.  Check, check, check.

Stay tuned!  In the next few days we'll be posting the Westchester County/Fairfield County restaurant guide.

*Photos found on the web.