Oceanfront Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is a perfect escape for treating special ladies on Mother’s Day. Pequín Coastal Cocina, a Baja-style dining venue offering expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and al fresco seating, will serve a brunch highlighted by some of the restaurant’s outstanding all-time menu favorites. And on Wednesday, May 3, Chef Alex Aviles and his team will collaborate with Paso Robles’ Willow Creek Distillery on a first-class, four-course gourmet spirits-paired dinner. Willow Creek, “The Spirit of Paso,” sources locally farmed and sourced ingredients for its hand-crafted top-quality spirits, so this special dinner promises to be a memorable one for distilled alcoholic beverage lovers.

May dining activities at Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach include:

Four-Course Willow Creek Distillery Dinner at Pequín Coastal Cocina

Wednesday, May 3, starting at 6 p.m.

Executive Chef Alex Aviles at Pequín Coastal Cocina and the whiskey experts at Willow Creek Distillery in Paso Robles have designed a unique, gourmet Four-Course Dinner paired with top-notch spirits. Amuse-Bouche includes Oyster with cucumber granita and smoked wasabi kewpie paired with Apricot Brandy and Vietnamese Thit Kho with fig brandy-braised pork belly paired with Fig Brandy. The First Course is Apple and Pear Salad composed of pickled strawberry, poached apricot, celery, and tarragon served with Pear Brandy. Second Course serves Hen Ballantine with chamomile, farce and pistachio accompanied by Chamomile Liqueur, and the Third is Smoked Filet with pickled cherries, morello cherry demi-glace and paired with Straight Bourbon. An Intermezzo of Honeydew Dill Sorbet and a coral tuille comes next with Grappa. Then the Fourth Course delights with a Muddy Waters Chocolate Coffee Torte, Amaro caramel and “nutty behavior” candied walnuts paired with a Mudslide.

$95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, guests can visit opentable.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Pequín Coastal Cocina

Sunday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pequín Coastal Cocina’s Executive Chef Alex Aviles and his culinary crew have chosen some of their menu favorites to create a special Mother’s Day Brunch for all the special women who support, dote on, care for, and guide their families. This lovely oceanfront dining experience will feature selections highlighted by ingredients and include Avocado Eggs Benedict, Roasted Prime Rib, delectable Shrimp and Grits, colorful Seasonal Salads and more. Of course, Sweets that all mothers will love will enhance this relaxing celebration. Mom may also like to enjoy one of the restaurant’s specialty crafted tequila cocktails and take a leisurely stroll along the iconic pier.

For reservations, guests can visit opentable.com.

Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach is located at 147 Stimson Avenue, Pismo Beach, California 93449 (805) 773-1011; www.vesperapismobeach.com

Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, opened in late 2019, is an upscale beachfront resort on California’s Central Coast located in Pismo Beach along the city’s boardwalk and within walking distance to downtown Pismo Beach. The oceanfront resort offers 124 appointed guestrooms, most with private balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and the hotel’s signature restaurant, Pequín Coastal Cocina, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vespera Resort can accommodate events including business meetings and weddings, and the resort has a state-of-the-art fitness facility, onsite pool, and lawn with firepits overlooking the Pacific Ocean.