Mother’s Day

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About
Anyone who knows me or who comes to my restaurant regularly knows my mother. And everyone loves her. That’s really easy to do because she always has a smile for everyone, she has the prettiest blue eyes, and she has a kind word for everyone she meets. And she’s the most patient person I’ve ever known. Also, she’s the one who never, ever misses a chance to say that she’s my mother. I have no doubt that this unstoppable sense of pride she has always had for me has given me a proper moral barometer and the encouragement to take risks and challenge myself, never wanting to let her down, or for her to lose faith in me. I adore her, on Mother’s Day and every day.