Friday, May 8, 2009

Holy Mother's Day Batman

My mom and I. Years ago.

The List Are You On It has the skinny on some Mother's Day brunches, but book ASAP as a wait is guaranteed if you snooze.

Mrs. K’s Mother’s Day Garden Party --
This Mother’s Day, Mrs. K’s invites families to treat Mom to a special day in garden party fashion with blooming butterfly gardens and a spring inspired menu. Mrs. K’s Mother’s Day menu will feature a pre-fixe four-course menu by Mother and Executive Chef Upshur. Guests will be delighted with seasonal dishes such as Cream of Asparagus with crab, Basil Pesto Crusted Salmon, Spice Crusted Pork Loin and Artichoke and Goat Cheese Ravioli. In addition to providing the beautiful atmosphere of the manicured two-acre gardens, Mrs. K will offer a complimentary Mother’s Day gift of a pot of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme or lavender for Mom to plant in her own garden at home. 11:00am-9:00pm. $55 per person. 9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. For reservations please call 301.589.3500.

Bastille Celebrates Mother’s Day -- In honor of Washington area mother’s, Bastille, renowned for its French inspired cuisine and mouth-watering desserts, will offer families a three course prix-fixe brunch menu with the option to add a fourth cheese course. Executive Chef Christophe Poteaux has crafted a three-course menu with children’s tastes in mind. Additionally, May 10th will mark the opening of Bastille’s tranquil outdoor patio for the spring and summer seasons. 11:30am-2:30pm. $29 per person. 1201 N Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. For reservations please call 703.519.3776.

Mother’s Day at Belga Café -- Belga Café, invites guests to celebrate Mother's Day with their extensive menu of brunch specialties. At executive chef/ owner Bart Vandaele's Belgian outpost known for its weekend brunch, families and friends can gather together to celebrate the holiday and enjoy traditional Belgian waffles, crepes and a variety of egg dishes. The menu boasts favorites classics such as Brusselse Wafels (Brussels Belgian Waffles) and Eitjes & Gerookte Zalm (Poached eggs with smoked salmon, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce) or classics with a twist such as Mais Wafel (cornbread waffle with pulled pork and a fried egg). Vandaele also offers creative brunch cocktails such as The Belgian Mary with basil tomato sorbet and The 10 Cane Jack Rabbit with carrot-infused 10 cane rum with orange juice. 9:00am-4:00pm. Prices a la carte. 514 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. For reservations please call 202.544.0100.

Blue Duck Tavern Serves Mom -- Blue Duck Tavern will offer a special Mother's Day brunch. The 3-course brunch begins with an array of hors d'oeuvres set throughout the restaurant's open kitchen, with seasonal salads, breads, meats, and smoked fish. Guests then select their choice of an entree and an assortment of side dishes, showcasing produce from local farms. House-made desserts spread throughout the pastry pantry complete the holiday meal. 10:30am-3:45pm. $85 per adult and $42 for children ages 6-12. 1201 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. For reservations please call 202.419.6755.

Mother’s Day at The Grille at Morrison House -- Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Grille at Morrison House with a special menu provided by Chef Dennis Marron. The event will be a grand brunch buffet. Featuring an Omelet/Egg Station, Fruit Display, Artisinal Cheese Display, Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb Carving Station, and Roasted Country Pig Leg Carving Station. 11:00am-3:00pm. $50 per adult ad $25 for children ages 5-12. 116 S Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. For reservations please call 703.838.8000.

Italian Fare at the New Potenza For Mother's Day -- Stir Food Group’s new Italian trattoria, Potenza, is offering rustic Italian fare this Mother’s Day. Executive Chef/Partner Bryan Moscatello has created a mouthwatering a la carte brunch menu which is designed with sharing and Italian authenticity in mind. Standouts include House Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with artichokes, frisee and caperberries; Corned Veal Hash with fried eggs, sweet bell pepper ketchup; Italian Brunch Toast with strawberries zabaglione, as well as Breakfast Pizza with prosciutto, organic eggs, arugula, and balsamic. 1:00am-3:00pm. Prices a la carte. 1430 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. For reservations please call 202.638.4444.

Mother’s Day Dining at Rasika -- Penn Quarter’s celebrated Indian hot spot, Rasika is crafting a memorable dining experience for Mother’s Day with a special three-course prix fixe brunch menu prepared by Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam. Brunch menu items will include a variety of options including Shrimp Puff, shrimp balchao, puff pastry and hollandaise; Rasika Thali of aloo kofta bukhara, paneer malai methi, lasuni bhindi and dal makhani and for dessert Apple Jallebi with cardamom ice cream. 11:30am-2:30pm. $40 per person. 633 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004. For reservations please call 202.637.1222.

The Willard Hotel Mother's Day Treat -- Two ways to show Mom your love at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel. Try the Mother's Day brunch in the Grand Ballroom is a dining experience designed to delight the entire family, with the Willard's special touches. This feast features a welcome sparkling wine bar and creative stations such as: a Seafood Bar, a Chef Carving Station, made to order Belgian waffles, homemade tea cakes and tarts and a buffet especially for kids. 11:00am-3:00pm. $65 per adult and $30 for children ages 5-12. In The Willard Room, start off the day in the Willard's fine dining establishment with a sumptuous Mother's Day Sunday Brunch buffet. Moms can indulge on Maine Scallops, Herb crusted Shenandoah Lamb rack with natural jus, made to order farm fresh omelets and crepes and scrumptious desserts that include chocolate toffee trifle, fresh strawberry and lemon tarts, and dark chocolate truffle cake, while sipping a complimentary glass of champagne. 11:00am-3:00pm. $79 per adult and $39 for children ages 5-12.1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. For reservations and more information please call 202.637.7440.

Champagne Cocktail for Mother’s Day at Art and Soul -- Art and Soul, at The Liaison Capitol Hill, is raising a glass to all the hard working moms out there. On Mother’s Day, Art and Soul will be pampering the honored ladies with a complimentary Champagne Cocktail and a Fond Farewell box of chocolate through brunch and supper service. On Mother’s Day guests will also have a choice of Heart Shaped Pancakes with seasonal fresh berries and whipped cream, in addition to the regular a la carte menus. 11:00am-9:00pm. Prices a la carte. 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. For reservations please call 202.393.7777.

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