So far 2022 has offered holidays that feel a little more normal than they have in the past two years. Not only are patrons excited to get back to some form of normalcy and enjoy eating out again, but restaurant owners and staff are thrilled to welcome them back.
“Writing and executing menus are one of my passions, so I am excited to see what the summer brings, and look forward to returning guests,” said Josh Keating, executive chef at 1937 Brewing Co.
“Obviously, many have dealt with the past few years differently, and I believe we will see that reflected in guest behavior. It is our job to make each person feel comfortable and deliver an excellent dining experience,” says Keating.
Along with warmer weather, Mother’s Day also means some delicious spring ingredients people have missed since last year.
“Being a New Jersey native, I long for the return of white corn and beefsteak tomatoes!
We try to incorporate as many local ingredients as we can in our offerings,” says Keating.
What could be better for Mother’s Day than fresh seasonal dishes with locally grown
Given all the things mothers do for their children, it hardly seems fair that there is only one day (take note, that’s Sunday, May 8) to celebrate them.
Whether she prefers crepes, salads, vegan fare or a heartier meal, make it count.
Whether your mom is a soccer mom, helicopter mom, dance mom or any other kind of mom, she’s sure to enjoy one of these brunch options:
1937 Brewing Co., Wilmington, Del.
A special Mother’s Day menu will be available at 1937 Brewing Co. in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Reservations can be made over the phone or at opentable.com.
Some items on the menu include Belgian pretzel loaves, biscuits and gravy, salmon BLT, and much more.
Blume, Wilmington, Del.
Support a new local business this Mother’s Day by taking your mother to Blume.
Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy some homemade vegan items as well as many unique drinks.
This is not your typical brunch spot either, as you and Mom can enjoy many dishes with Cuban and Puerto Rican flavor profiles, as well as specialty items like Fruity Pebbles French toast.
Blume, 4304 Market St., Wilmington, (302) 601-0033, breakfastatblume.com
Caffe Gelato, Newark, Del.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Caffe Gelato from May 6 to 8.
Let’s be real, only one day to celebrate mother’s is certainly not enough. At the very least we need an entire weekend. Start off on Friday, May 6 with lunch, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or dinner from 4 to 8 p.m.
Dinner will be offered at the same time all weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, you can expect to enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cafe Gelato, 90 E. Main St., Newark, (302) 738 5811, caffegelato.net
Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington
Enjoying a low-key Mother’s Day might be just the kind of thing you and your mom want to do this year.
If that’s the case then Chelsea Tavern is the place for you. Brunch is served on
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chelsea Tavern will offer an expansive menu that includes gluten-free and vegetarian options. Some items on the menu include mini cinnamon rolls, vegetable omelets,
breakfast nachos, Nashville chicken & waffles and much more.
Reservations are available online.
Chelsea Tavern, 821 N. Market St., Wilmington, (302) 482-3333,
Chesapeake Inn, Chesapeake City, MD
Why choose from a menu when you can graze? If your mom likes options, enjoy a buffet together.
At Chesapeake Inn, there will be a Mother’s Day Buffet set up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reservations are required. The cost is $54.95 for adults and $22.95 for children ages (4-12).
The brunch buffet will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some items included on the menu are, three cheese scrambled eggs, French toast, sushi, roasted salmon, tortellini alfredo and more.
Columbus Inn, Wilmington, Del.
A family-style brunch seems like a fitting way to celebrate the matriarch of any family.
At Columbus Inn, you can expect just that or a family-style dinner if that’s what your mother prefers.
Both meals require reservations. Brunch will offered be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $52 for adults; $26 for children ages 4 to 10.
Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $62 for adults; $32 for children ages 4 to 10.
Full menus can be found on the website.
Concordville Inn, Glenn Mills, PA
A Mother’s Day brunch and dinner will be held at Concordville Inn on the holiday.
The inn offers an a la carte option, buffet option, and take-out option.
A la carte brunch will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner will start soon after at 3:30 p.m. and go til 8.
Some items on the menu include crispy calamari, prime rib sandwich, chicken piccata, and seafood scampi, as well as many other options. There also are vegetarian dishes as well as a children’s menu.
The Mother’s Day brunch buffet will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is limited so make reservations as soon as possible. The buffet cost is $49.95 for adults; $24.95 for children ages 3 to 10.
The buffet menu include an omelet station, eggs Benedict, crème brûlée, French toast, and much more.
Take out can be picked up Saturday May 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. or Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of those items include a whole turkey, shrimp bisque and maple-
glazed sweet potatoes, and much more.
Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, Del.
A fancy hotel to celebrate your mother? Sounds like a dream.
Consider treating the special moms in your life to a Mother’s Day brunch in the Gold Ballroom of Hotel DuPont.
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Brunch costs $79 for adults; $39.50 for children ages 5 to 12. All children under 5 eat for free.
Some items included on the brunch menu include waffles, charcuterie, bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken, and a whole lot more.
Brunch in the ballroom will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the Hotel website.
Hotel DuPont, 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, (302) 594-3100, https://www.hoteldupont.com
Le Cavalier, Wilmington, Del.
Enjoy a French-themed Mother’s Day buffet at La Cavalier on May 8. Seating is limited so make reservations online or over the phone as soon as possible.
The buffet will cost $95 per adult; $30 for
children between the ages of 5 and 10; free for children under 5.
Guests can expect to enjoy a crepe station, seafood station, as well as a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, among many other treats.
This will be an all-day event.
Le Cavalier, 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, (302) 594 3154, lecavalierde.com
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