Where to Take Mom on Mother’s Day

Where to Take Mom on Mother’s DayIt’s almost time to celebrate mom and the following restaurants and hotels will be offering brunches and afternoon tea to treat mothers on Mother’s Day:

Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
Generations of mothers, grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters can join together and celebrate at Windsor Court Hotel’s special Mother’s Day afternoon tea menuon Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 in Le Salon. Every mother will leave with leave with complimentary flowers. Toast with a welcoming cocktail, and then choose from the finest loose-leaf teas, paired perfectly with delicate English tea sandwiches and seasonal scones with clotted cream.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts masterfully created by Pastry Chef Shun Li, including miniature cakes, tartlets, chocolate covered strawberries, and truffles. Live entertainment accompanies the tea service. Seatings on Saturday take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., while Sunday there will be three seatings at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. $37 per person. For reservations, call (504) 596-4773 or visit www.grillroomneworleans.com/le-salon.

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
Overlooking the breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River, The Gulf of Mexico and Tarpon Point Marina, Marker92 at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village offers a scrumptious brunch with an array of options. Along with a fresh fruit display, assorted breakfast pastries and salads, menu items like monte cristo eggs benedict with maple hollandaise, pecan encrusted pork loin with lavender honey glaze and strawberry panna cotta with balsamic drizzle will please every family member while they celebrate mom! Priced at $54.95 for adults and $19.95 for children, all moms will also receive complimentary flowers. www.westincapecoral.com

Waldorf Astoria New York
The Waldorf Astoria New York’s famed Sunday Brunch is a true spectacle of culinary indulgence known as one of the top brunches in the country and an unrivaled experience for food lovers, New Yorkers, travelers, and experientialists alike. Sunday Brunch, presented in Peacock Alley, the jewel of the hotel’s lobby includes a focus on seasonal products and specialties while paying homage to the hotel’s culinary history. New dishes also incorporate “Top of the Waldorf Rooftop honey” harvested from the hotel’s beehives, located on a 20th floor rooftop space. Highlights include:

  • Endless unique, gourmet hot and cold dishes including omelet and crepe stations
  • Raw bar with caviar, clams, oysters, shrimps and crabs
  • Numerous carving stations
  • Made-to-order Eggs Benedict station (after all, the hotel is the birthplace of the American staple)
  • Hundreds of deserts (literally! Including a chocolate fountain!)

Peacock Alley will be open from 9.30am to 2.45pm on Mother’s Day. $145/adult and $85/children age 5 to 12.  Reservations can be made thru OpenTable.com, or by calling the hotel directly at 212-872-1275. www.waldorfnewyork.com

  • Named after the Waldorf Astoria maitre’d credited with beginning the hotel’s culinary history, Oscar’s will feature a menu sure to suit mom, as well as the entire family, with indulgences such as the Waldorf’s own Eggs Benedict and Waldorf Salad, Honey Glazed Ham, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and an assortment of desserts and pastries sure to suit the sweetest tooth. Oscar’s will be serving Mother’s Day brunch from 11:30am to 2:00pm. $65/adult and $45/children age 5 to 12.  Reservations can be made thru OpenTable.com, or by calling the hotel directly at 212-872-1275. www.waldorfnewyork.com

Where to Take Mom on Mother’s DayThe Kitano, New York

  • JAZZ at KITANO’s Sunday Jazz Brunch, offers a delightful Mother’s Day experience in the heart of Murray Hill. Mothers and their loved ones can choose to feast on an elaborate buffet while being entertained by the soothing tunes of musician Tony Middleton. Jazz Brunch has seatings at 11am and 1pm for $35 per person, with a complimentary drink provided. www.kitano.com

Del Frisco’s, New York
Del Frisco’s is the answer to the Mother’s Day celebration question this year, whether mom is looking for a sumptuous steak dinner and award-winning wines in one of the city’s “see-and-be-seen” locales or craving a more relaxed, laid-back vibe featuring creative twists on American comfort classics.

  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House: Featuring bold and delicious cuisine (such as the city’s rare bone-in Filet Mignon) and a massive, award-winning wine list with 1,500 wines selections of which will be offered by the restaurant’s four female sommeliers. http://delfriscos.com/new-york
  • Del Frisco’s Grille: With shareable comfort classics such as the crave-worthy Ahi Tacos and wood oven flatbreads to Del Frisco’s classic steaks, this unique American grill features a sweeping bar with a wood-burning oven, expansive walls showcasing over 700 bottles of wine and a sprawling patio perfect for al fresco city dining. http://delfriscosgrille.com/new-york

Where to Take Mom on Mother’s DayFinger Lakes, New York
For health-conscious moms, new vodka distilled from apples in the Finger Lakes region are a gluten-free and more guilt-free option, created from using 100% all natural, gluten free, locally grown NY apples.

  • Apple Country Spirits recently launched TREE Vodka, which goes through an extensive 24 plate distillation process, creating a product that has an incredibly balanced and unique character, one that can only be achieved by using such a premium raw product – fresh apples. TREE Vodka is currently available for purchase on www.drinkupny.com at a suggested retail value of $34/bottle.
  • 1911 Spirits small batch vodka is made from old world techniques combined with modern technology to perfect the small batch distillation process. The natural sugars found in apples create a vanilla, caramel, fruity nose and an ultra-smooth, delicate taste. 1911 Vodka is available in select stores around New York (http://www.1911spirits.com/distribution.html) at a suggested retail value of $34.99/bottle.

About Windsor Court
Windsor Court has been the choice for discerning travelers for 30 years.  The 23-story hotel is located in the heart of the Central Business District steps from the French Quarter.  The award-winning luxury hotel features 316 oversized guestrooms and suites, the acclaimed Grill Room Restaurant, the storied Polo Club Lounge, the celebrated Le Salon for afternoon tea and an extensive art collection with mostly works of British origin, among other amenities and services.  In January 2012 the Windsor Court completed a $22 million restoration to all its guestrooms, suites, and public spaces, including the Club Level Lounge, the pool, addition of the lobby Cocktail Bar and Spa at Windsor Court.  The hotel was purchased in October 2009 by a new ownership team led by The Berger Company of New Orleans and the Dallas-based Crow Family Holdings.  Windsor Court is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, an invitation-only group of four- and five-star hotels that represent the best in authentic Southern hospitality. For more information, please visit www.windsorcourthotel.com.

About The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
Opened on Dec 13, 2012, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village boasts a prime waterfront location within the prestigious Tarpon Point community overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay. The newly updated resort features 263 oversized rooms and suites complete with the world-renowned Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Shower, world-class dining at Marker92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro and The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill, a lagoon-style outdoor pool, clay tennis courts, 24-hour WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, marina with watersports, cruises and fishing, and much more. With 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space, the waterfront resort can accommodate groups and events of varying sizes. www.westincapecoral.com