You might expect Marco Pierre White to recommend a restaurant as a perfect place for a Mother’s Day treat, but there’s more to it than simple business.
Marco Pierre White has indelible memories of his mother who inspired and pushed him forward to become one of the leading chefs in the UK, and it’s why he’s pushing for families to ensure their own mothers are made to feel special on Mother’s Day, which falls on 22 March this year.
Pierre White recalls happy holidays with his mother, Maria Rosa Gallina, in Genoa where he picked fruit from the trees, fished in streams and made early morning walks to collect goat’s milk from a nearby farm. Sitting in the kitchen at home, he would watch her cook simple but delicious pasta dishes, throwing in olive oil and creating the comforting scent of Italian home cooking.
But having lost his mother when he was just six, the chef wants families to make sure their own mothers know how much they mean.
“Mums are always running around after everyone else and often don’t take any time for themselves,” says Pierre White. “So looking after your mum and showing how much you appreciate her on 22 March will mean so much while giving her a day to remember.”
Of course, should your culinary skills not be quite up to the standard demanded of Marco, then he has devised a number of special three-course menus across MPW Restaurants that have been inspired by those memories of his mother.
“Marco has been very specific and has devised a series of menus that are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing family meal out,” adds Jason Everett, executive head chef at MPW Restaurants.
“Marco said in his book ‘The Devil in the Kitchen’ that it wasn’t until he was 31-years-old before he could analyse the tremendous impact of his mother’s life, and death, upon his own. Treating your mum to a nice meal out in a relaxed environment is a lovely way to show how much you care and is a great way to get the whole family together allowing everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy the day.”
“We’re in the business of feeding people in a great environment where the service is of the highest standard. That’s why we’ll be pulling out all the stops so that from the moment guests arrive they are made to feel special, especially the mums.”
You can find out more about the limited-time menu at MPW Restaurants.