Don’t let Mom cook this Mother’s Day

Many places around Auburn are preparing to treat Mom to a special meal
By: Rachelle Reeves, Journal Correspondent
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By the numbers
At Max’s 1st Annual Mothers Day brunch, the staff is expecting over 650 guests. Food preparations for this meal will include:
Eggs – 2,000                     
Fruit – 200 pounds
Dessert – 2,500 finger desserts
Pasta – 50-60 pounds
Produce – 200 pounds
Seafood – 200 pounds
Prime Rib – 200 pounds

Carving stations, seasonal salads, cheese displays, and mimosas are all items offered for brunch this Mother’s Day.
Choices in Auburn may include country clubs and restaurants that are offering different specialty meals and prices. Auburn Valley Golf Club, Alta Sierra Country Club, Max’s, and Mel’s Diner are a few of the options for Sunday.
Becky Hardin, an employee at Alta Sierra, describes this Mother’s Day brunch where Mom can enjoy endless drinks sitting outside on the patio dining overlooking the golf course. Hardin explains that having this event for mothers is special because, “It’s Mom’s day to not cook.”
At Alta Sierra Country Club the food options diners can choose from include a carving station with roast turkey and pork loin, or breakfast items at the omelet station.  
The Auburn Valley Golf Club will offer Mom complimentary mimosas sitting at a decorated table. The brunch starts with special appetizers and drinks, and then offers an omelet and crêpe station. Jackie Warner, an employee at Auburn Valley, explained the preparations for brunch begin the night before with the decorations and some of the food.
“Having this event here is unique because it’s special to give back to all the Mothers that work hard all year,” Warner said.
This year Mel’s Diner will be offering Mom a variety of special meals throughout the day. Tony Metteer, the owner and manager of the Auburn Mel’s Diner, says there are many specials the diner is offering for Moms.
For breakfast, diners may choose eggs benedict, eggs Florentine, or specialty omelets. Lunch will include fish tacos and a spring salad. If diners choose to eat later in the day, they can choose from dinner size fish tacos, lemon dill salmon, barbecue ribs, prime-rib, or steak and shrimp.
At Max’s first annual Mother’s Day brunch they will be treating Moms to the theme of “queen for the day.”  Moms will have a chance to take pictures with their family on a throne before enjoying the meal of royalty.
There will be a prime-rib, omelet, and pasta station along with fresh fruit, salad, and salmon. For dessert, there will be a build-your-own sundae station along with finger desserts. Vicky Robertson, the director of catering at Max’s, said that Mom will be treated to a brunch comparable to cruise ships.