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Mother’s Day Deals And Delights



There’s an old journalism maxim that states “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” It means, as a reporter, you can’t assume anything and you should attribute everything. Taking some journalistic license, I think it’s safe to assume your mother is going to love you a lot if you take advantage of the many Mother’s Day deals and delights that are available in New Orleans this Sunday, May 13.

 


At DTB, 8201 Oak St., Chef Carl Schaubhut is celebrating Mother’s Day with an array of à la carte brunch items and complementary glasses of champagne for all moms.

From 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., choose from specials including roasted beet and blackberry salad with BBQ pecans, goat cheese and upland cress; everything beignets with cold smoked gulf tuna, olive salad cream cheese and fine herbs; and egg yolk ravioli with breakfast sausage, charred zucchini and blossoms, ricotta and toasted sourdough.

As lagniappe, expect a petite huckleberry cornbread madeleine with orange blossom glaze at the end of the meal.


Steak and lobster for $59? That’s the Mother’s Day special at Morton’s The Steakhouse, located at Canal Place, 365 Canal St. Don’t forget to chase your decadent meal with something sweet, choosing from carrot cake, chocolate cake, crème brûlée, double chocolate mousse, fresh raspberries or mixed berries, Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Key lime pie, Morton’s cheesecake, Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake, Morton’s legendary sundae or a soufflé for two.


The Newcomb Art Museum, at the Woldenberg Art Center in Newcomb Circle at Tulane University, will host its signature spring fundraising Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Featuring New Orleans catering, live jazz, Newcomb pottery garden and Newcomb pottery collection tours and a Bloody Mary bar, this event is family friendly and geared to honor special moms in a unique setting.

All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Newcomb Art Museum’s mission to provide free access year-round to engaging exhibitions and programs for communities on and off Tulane’s campus. Seating is limited.


The NOPSI Hotel, 317 Baronne St., is hosting a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day champagne brunch buffet inside the hotel’s Dryades Ballroom from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. It will feature 12 food and drink stations including an oyster celebration bar, a fresh seafood station, a carving station and a special children’s buffet, activity room and dessert display where kids can decorate cookies for their moms. 

Regionally inspired menu options will include fried oysters on the half shell three ways, marinated blue crab claws, crawfish rémoulade, char-broiled oyster and andouille gumbo, 18-hour slow braised beef short ribs, shrimp and grits, lavender and honey roasted leg of lamb, rotisserie Chicken à la King, eggs Benedict, bacon, boudin, smoked sausage and breakfast sausage, biscuits with butter and preserves, bananas Foster bread pudding, mousses, torts and cheesecakes.

There will also be a lively jazz trio performing, discounted valet parking and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Reservations are taken for hourly seatings that cost $85 for adults, $25 for children aged five to 12, and children under five enjoy brunch for free.

Prices do not include tax and gratuity, and a $25 per person deposit will be taken when making reservations.


You’ll find more than 100 culinary dishes at The Roosevelt New Orleans’ Mother’s Day brunch in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom, at 130 Roosevelt Way, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

While enjoying live entertainment from The Butler’s Jazz Trio, families will enjoy feasting on salad selections including watermelon radishes, goat cheese, carrot cake croutons; and grilled artichokes, roasted pumpkin seeds and smoked bacon lardons. There will be charcuterie and cheese selections, a raw bar and hot selections including smoked duck and okra gumbo with Jazzmen rice; Abita beer braised beef short ribs with natural jus; and blackened gulf fish, citrus beurre blanc with tropical fruit salsa.

There will be breakfast selections and several items available carved to order including roasted rosemary lamb with a mint demi-glace; and Tasso and collard greens stuffed pork roulade with Creole pork jus.

Desserts by Chef Deborah include lemon blueberry cupcakes with cream cheese, Heavenly Hash parfaits, Key lime meringue tarts and maple bourbon cupcakes with candied bacon.

A kids’ menu and a generous sundae bar round out the meal that costs $79 per adult, $39 for children aged three to 10 and is complementary for kids younger than two-years-old, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 


Chefs Alison Vega-Knoll and Andrew Knoll of Station 6, 105 Old Hammond Hwy. in Bucktown, will serve a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

“Family is one of the most important things to Drew and me, and family meals bring us all together,” said Vega-Knoll. “This Mother’s Day we invite families to share in our tradition and join us for Sunday brunch. Just give us a call, and we’ll save you a table.”

Brunch starters include Louisiana Gulf Coast oysters, wildcat fish n’ chips, sizzling garlic shrimp and yellowfin tuna crackers. Soup and salad include seafood gumbo and curry butternut squash and the “6” seafood salad and kale salad (both available in side or entrée portions). Main courses include French toast stix, crawfish Bennie, crab cakes, BBQ shrimp, Mamere’s crepes, American red snapper and USDA prime NY strip, all served with a choice of several side items. 

Berry cobbler, chocolate mousse pie, buttermilk drop bread pudding and sorbet are dessert options, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available for $15 per person.


Chef Isaac Toups invites families to celebrate at his industrial-chic restaurant, Toups South, located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

His Mother’s Day brunch tasting menu, served from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., includes four courses priced at $45 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), that showcases the best of southern fare from South Carolina Lowcountry to Texas BBQ and everything in between:

 

  • Amuse

Smoked Murder Point oyster with black garlic crème

  • First (choice of)

Corn & shrimp bisque

Lamb chilaquiles

  • Second (choice of)

Smoked NY Strip with potato fondue, brown sugar turnips, bordelaise

Fried oyster Benedict with blue crab choron sauce

  • Dessert (choice of)

Panna cotta with strawberry granita 

Red velvet cake with chocolate ganache

 

Toups South’s signature brunch offerings will also be available at an additional cost including buttermilk waffle with honey butter and cane syrup; and sourdough biscuits with crab fat butter. 

Refreshing cocktails crafted by beverage director Bryson Downham will include the Cobbler made with sherry, lemon gin and orange bitters. 


Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., is offering a Mother’s Day Tea at Le Salon on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Service includes a properly brewed pot of tea; a glass of sherry, sparkling wine or specialty cocktail; a selection of English tea sandwiches; and seasonal scones and desserts for $49.12 for adults and $35.84 for children, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Mother’s Day brunch at The Grill Room will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., with a four-course feast featuring heirloom tomato and eggplant bisque with blue crab meat and spicy greens; seared scallops with crawfish, brussels petals, lemon brown butter, Boursin and ricotta ravioli; and chocolate tiramisu with crème anglaise.

Reservations are required and brunch costs $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity.


If you’re still looking for Mother’s Day gifts, consider buying a FestiGals total weekend experience package.

Purchase the experience by Saturday, May 12, and receive a free bottle of wine at registration. 

From exclusive culinary experiences and tours to empowering conversations with inspiring women at the Tricentennial Women’s Day, FestiGals, that takes place from Thursday, June 21, through Sunday, June 24, offers a variety of events for every age, interest and budget. And, the Step Up Second-Line Parade provides an opportunity for women to unite and support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the most New Orleans way possible.


You can also take your mom to see a production of “Waitress” that will close out the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season at the Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., from Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness, but Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.


If you buy a Mother’s Day gift at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., make it extra special by getting it personalized. On Saturday, May 12, at the Level 1 atrium from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., bring your Mother’s Day gifts to New Orleans lettering artists Liz Maute Cooke of Lionheart Prints. Cooke will craft your mom’s name or a message on the box, tag, card or actual item itself, for free.


And, according to Offers.com, there are still a lot of ways you can order flowers for your mom for Mother’s Day for less:

If you order before Friday, May 11, at 1-800-Flowers, you’ll get 25 percent off select bouquets and gifts in the Mother’s Day collection. This promo is valid for delivery dates until Friday, May 11. Use promo code MDAYERLY at checkout.

Get up to 40 percent off Mother’s Day bouquets through Friday, May 11, at FTD and at ProFlowers.

 

 

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Leslie T. Snadowsky contributes to Biz New Orleans as a video blogcaster and Biz liaison for WWL/WUPL-TV. She’s contributed to Bloomberg NewsReutersThe Times-PicayuneThe New York Post and The Dallas Morning News, and appeared on CNN’s “Nancy Grace,” and “Jane Velez Mitchell,” and Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” She earned her BA from Newcomb College at Tulane University and her MS in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. As an exhibited and published rock photographer, Leslie enjoys live music and the eclectic culture of New Orleans. 

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