Denver’s Best Mother’s Day Brunches, Food and Fun
posted by: Amber Johnson
Uncorked Kitchen is all about mom. Their Family Day Out: Mother’s Day Brunch (May 7 & 8 – 10am–1pm) bring the family together through the creation of a delectable meal: Refreshing Ginger and Orange Spritzer, Cocoa & Hazelnut French Toasts, Spring Vegetable Baked Fritatta, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash and Strawberry Shortcakes. Price of $100 is per pair of attendees. Must be 6+ years old and attend with an adult. www.uncorkedkitchen.com
Mimi’s, the popular neighborhood cafe offering French-inspired American comfort food, is showing Mom and her family twice the love this Mother’s Day. On Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day in America – Mimi’s will celebrate Mom and those special to her by pampering her like they do in France, with a three-course menu, free pastry, gifts and a relaxing time with loved ones. You’ll love the Mother’s Day menu and moms will receive a French Herb Heart-Shaped Palmier (French pastry) in every bread basket, a take-home muffin to enjoy later (the blackberry streusel muffin is a must-try), and Mimi’s French herb seed packet with the French Herb Palmier recipe on the back. And the celebration isn’t over yet. To celebrate Mom again, Mimi’s will invite guests back to celebrate through May 29, Mother’s Day in France, with a free entrée. http://www.mimiscafe.com/
Mothers, wear your favorite hat, take a glimpse of Paris, and enjoy your day with a delicious luncheon and musical performances. The Hats off to Mothers Mothers Day Luncheon at Craig Hall at the University of Denver will be May 7 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm and will feature a 3 Course Meal with your Loved ones, musical performances, Parisian Door Prizes and more. Cost is $30 per person; kids 11 and under are free. Use Promo Code: HATSOFFMOM to recieve $5 off before May 1st. A portion of proceeds go towards creating a scholarship for students to study abroad around the world. eventbrite.com
Hopdoddy Burger Bar (1747 Wynkoop St. – www.hopdoddy.com) is rolling out the good stuff for Mom on her special day. Got a rock’n’roll mama? Skip the fancy brunch crowds and head over the the fun and funky burger joint where the all-natural beef and bison is hand-ground throughout the day. Make it a Milkshake for Mom as she gets that “breakfast in bed” sensation with Demi’s Cinnamon Roll, a special shake that starts with homemade buttery dough smothered with cinnamon butter, rolled into layers and layers of cinnamony goodness.
Let your mom sit back, relax and be pampered with a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (8100 E. Orchard Road, Denver www.delfriscos.com). Executive Chef Mario Hernandez will prepare a delicious Mother’s Day Prime Rib or Mom can can also enjoy a Mother’s DayPrime Pair for $55 which includes the choice of a salad (Del’s Salad, Wedge Salad or Caesar Salad), an 8 ounce Hand-Cut Filet paired with her choice of a Signature Crab Cake, BBQ-Spiced Shrimp or Lemon-Garlic Scallops and she can also have the choice of one side (Chateau Potatoes, Baked Potato, Spinach Supreme, Sautéed Mushrooms or Maque Choux Corn). The dinner menu will also be available all day. Del’s will open its doors at 11 a.m. Limited seating is available for this event and reservations are required, 303-796-0100.
The Audubon Society of Greater Denver would love to connect your family with Colorado birds and nature at the Audubon Nature Center on Sunday May 8th for their annual Mother’s Day Bird Banding Breakfast on May 8 at 9 a.m. After a delicious continental breakfast, enjoy a leisurely spring hike and a visit to their popular bird banding station. This is a wonderful family event for mothers and grandmothers to come with their loved ones and experience wild songbirds in an unforgettable way while taking in the beauty of the Audubon Nature Center and Chatfield State Park. Purchase a gift in the Sweets N’ Tweets gift shop or peruse the used book sale. Interactive stations will teach our guests some amazing things about the best (or worst) bird mommies in nature. www.denveraudubon.org
The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center (200 Inverness Drive W., Englewood) – The hotel will be offering a special Mother’s Day brunch in both the award-winning Garden Terrace and Columbine restaurants from 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains, between Denver and Lone Tree, The Inverness is a AAA four-diamond, contemporary suburban hotel in Englewood, CO with superb accommodations and amenities. The cost is $55.95++ for adults, $25.95++ for children six to 10 years old. Children five and under eat free. There will be face painting and a balloon artist as well as two live jazz trios on site as well.
Expect to be pampered at the The Ritz-Carlton’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their brunch buffet experience includes a “build-your-own flower bouquet” family activity, an on-site family photographer with portraits you can take home, fun creations from a balloon artist and more. $84 per person;$40 per child, ages 6 to 12. Adult guests can enjoy bottomless mimosas. Reservations may be made by calling (303) 312-3133. Complimentary valet parking. www.ritzcarlton.com
At Del Frisco’s Grille (100 St. Paul St. – www.delfriscosgrille.com/cherry-creek) in Cherry Creek North, Moms get special brunch treatment at the upscale casual eatery. In addition to an off-menu juicy Prime Rib special, Moms will receive a complimentary $15 gift card for a return visit, and they get to take home their very own creamy and citrusy Lemon Cake Jar, a treat specially made on Mother’s Day baked and presented in a cute and crafty mason jar. Regular brunch offerings are also available, such as the always popular Red Velvet Belgian Waffle with whipped vanilla bean-spiked cream cheese and thick-cut hickory-smoked bacon or the a Bananas Foster French Toast, with banana rum sauce and salty thick-cut hickory-smoked bacon.
Denver’s a dog-loving town, and knows not all moms have human children. If your children are of the canine variety, consider taking a stroll on on the tree-lined streets of Denver’s historic LoHi neighborhood for a brunch at urban-casual Postino WineCafé (2715 17th St. – www.postinowinecafe.com). Their expansive, elevated and airy patio usher in dogs as welcome additions to the family and complement the casual, laid back atmosphere. Nosh a selection from their creative and unusual brunch menu for the day – we suggest the Walnut Toast with triple crème brie and tartly sweet house made berry preserves, and a must-have is the B.E.L.T., a hearty and filling breakfast panini on soft ciabatta with applewood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, dijonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Of course, brunch hours are during the “$5 ’til 5” all day happy hour – glasses of wine and pitchers of beer every day for $5 until 5pm.
Treat your mom to a fun, interactive Mother’s Day brunch cooking class that she’ll never forget. Join the chefs at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts on Sunday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to learn how to prepare delicious brunch dishes. A complete meal with fun cocktails is included with each class, $89 per person. Cook Street is located at 1937 Market Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.cookstreet.com.
The 2016 Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch is on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Denver’s City Park and this family-friendly event promises to be better than ever. Each registration includes race entry, a tech T-shirt with gender specific sizes, and new this year – gourmet brunch from Goddess Catering in the park following the race for all participants. Again this year, they’ll have race-time childcare, the annual kids race, a fabulous post-race expo, awesome prizes and much more that the whole family can enjoy.