‘An ounce of mother is worth a pound of religion,’ the Spanish claim. When it comes to weighing up what Mum is worth this Mother’s Day, is it really going to amount to another box of chocs from Tesco Metro and a card with a Hallmark cliché?
No, no it isn’t. Because we have your back once more in the shape of a Big Deal that will have Mum proudly boasting to all and sundry for the rest of the year, ‘Guess where we went for Mother’s Day…’
The award-winning Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or, is where; a classy destination for a superb four-course meal guaranteed to make up in full for all those years you drove Mum crazy. Well, almost.
Defying a name that seemed to have mapped out a future career as a rugby international or WWF superstar, Glasgow’s Brian Maule learnt the culinary arts at the temple of Michel and Albert Roux, their Michelin-starred Le Gavroche restaurant.
He brought those skills back home in 2001, creating a little enclave of French fine dining on West Regent Street and becoming one of the reliable landmarks on the city’s restaurant scene.
The secret of his success is not so mysterious. Brian uses classic French techniques and the finest seasonal produce from Scotland’s natural larder to create refined and innovative dishes.
Lunch in style
Today’s Big Deal whisks Mum off to the elegant and chic surroundings of Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or for a four course set lunch, available between noon and 5pm on the big day (Sunday 6th March, but you knew that).
The restaurant’s Mother’s Day set menu comprises the following:
Starter of chicken liver parfait with spiced pear chutney
Main course of roast Scottish beef with seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and red wine sauce
Dessert of apple Tarte Tatin with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce
If any of your party is vegetarian, that is not a problem as alternatives can be prepared, but please inform the restaurant in advance.
Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or has picked up plenty of plaudits from the professional critics, but is also a consistent hit with the paying customers. On the restaurant’s 5pm page, over 500 diners have given the restaurant a resounding 4.4/5 approval rating. Recent comments include the following:
‘What a wonderful meal. The service was lovely and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.’
‘Another superb meal at this very trendy place, white linen table cloths, classy surroundings and superb food, what more could you ask for and what more do you need?’
If your Mum is expecting another so-so Mother’s Day pub lunch and a glass of sherry, why not raise your game this year with this Big Deal at Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or?
With a classic menu on offer, it’s a great opportunity to impress a beloved parent (and enjoy a rather fine meal yourself at the same time).