Celebrate Mom with Diamond-rated dining

Posted at 5:00 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 08:07:08-04

This Mother’s Day, pull out all the stops and dine with a AAA Diamond-rated restaurant.

With more than 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond properties across the state, you have plenty of options to wow Mom with a diamond quality brunch this weekend.

AAA Travel experts have pulled together a sampling of four Mother’s Day brunches:

  • Join AAA Four Diamond Hotel Valley Ho for The Valley Ho Mother’s Day buffet, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring an array of salads, fresh fruit, made-to-order omelets, a carving station with turkey and ham, and sweets. The buffet is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity,  and $19 for children 12. Reservations are required; call 877-326-0266.
  • Head to The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday for an unforgettable brunch that features a breakfast bar, made-to-order omelets and pasta and carving stations, plus a seafood bar. No brunch is complete without dessert, and the AAA Four Diamond hotel is offering a chef's station of sweet delights including cakes, pies, petit fours and cookies. The cost is $68 for adults, $34 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for kids under 5. Reservations are required; call 480-596-7525.
  • Take Mom on an Italian journey this Mother’s Day at the AAA Four Diamond restaurant, SASSI. The Mother's Day Buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features selections from handmade pastas to artisanal cheeses and salami, the finest meats, freshest seafood and a list of more than two hundred Italian wines. The cost is $60 for adults, $25 for children ages 4-12. Reservations are required; call 480-502-9095.
  • Stonegrill at AAA Four Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is serving up a Mother's Day Brunch Experience from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The extravagant brunch selection includes a savory seafood bar, carving station with ham, New York strip loin, sushi bar, fresh fruits and chilled salads. The brunch will also feature a separate children's buffet, and an array of desserts including gluten free and vegan choices. The cost is $79 per adult, $39 for children, ages 4 - 12 years. Reservations are required; call 480-293-5000.

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