Sunday, April 27

Mother's Day Brunch in Salt Lake City 2014

Mother's Day is just around the corner and there are quite a few restaurants in Salt Lake City offering delectable brunch buffets. Here are a few with killer vegetarian options.


Caffe Niche on 300 South will be featuring Executive Chef Ethan Lappé's all new buffet brunch on Mother's Day, May 11, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Highlights of the buffet brunch includes veg options such as bread pudding French toast with wild blue berry and strawberry sauces. Brunch also includes a wide range of salads, pastries and desserts.

Brunch costs $30 person for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12 and is free of charge for children under the age of 3. Seating will be available on Niche's secluded garden patio, weather permitting. Niche will not be open for dinner on Mother's Day.

"We work closely with our local farms and ranches to bring the freshest, healthiest meal possible to our guests," said Executive Chef Ethan Lappé. "We are especially delighted with the new eggs we're getting from the free-range chickens at Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah."

"Our bartender Chris Bradshaw is having a blast with his new ice freezer, hand-crafting cubes for his new line up of  brunch-focused cocktails. We have such a great new selection...from Bellinis to Bloody Marys to more fun ones like Harvey Wallbangers," said Lappé. "You can always choose one from our classic line up like Cuba Libre, Fernet & Coke or a summery Gin Ricky, too. They all pair very well with our updated brunch menu."



Faustina in downtown Salt Lake will serve up a brunch buffet on Mother's Day, May 11, from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Brunch costs $30 person for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12 and is free of charge for children under the age of 3. 
 
Frankly there aren't a lot of veggie entrees, but the sides sound great. Vegetarian options include Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Caprese salad, a Greek Orzo salad with marinated Vegetables and Fresh Spinach. Hummus, Pesto and Olive Tapenade with Pita Bread and a Fresh Fruit and Cheese Platter round out their veggie selections.

Desserts include Carrot Cake, Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake and Lemon Curd tartlets among other mouth-watering sweets.

And what is brunch without mimosas?  General Manager Hillary Merrill has created a special $3 Mimosa bar that includes a choice of juices: orange, blood orange, pomegranate, peach, pear, cranberry, grapefruit or pineapple. Faustina will also serve dinner from 5 until 9 p.m. featuring their award-winning nightly menu.

 "We just love this holiday and to see some of our regular customers with their sweet moms," said Hillary Merrill, general manager and chief mixologist. "Dinner is nearly as popular as Joe's fun brunch! We are hoping for weather to show off our new plantings on our gorgeous patio."

Faustina is located at 454 East, 300 South in Salt Lake and can be reached at 801-746-4441 / www.faustinaslc.com.


 Executive Chef Nathan Powers celebrates Utah moms at Bambara, a Kimpton restaurant in Salt Lake City, with a gourmet Mother's Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Chef Powers created the Mother’s Day menu to delight and satisfy. With plenty of options for the whole family to enjoy, brunch is available for $42 for adults, $22 for children ages 6-12 and $36 for senior citizens, 65-years-old and over. Guests are encouraged to reserve early because the Mother's Day brunch fills up quickly.

Bambara's Mother's Day buffet includes fresh baked goods,  made-to-order egg dishes and a delicious variety of decadent pastries. Specialties out of Chef Powers' kitchen include a heavenly brioche French toast, roasted spring asparagus and other delicacies. 

Here is a list of some of the vegetarian options. 
From The Bakeshop
Croissants, Danish and Sweet Pastries
Berry Preserves & Sweet Butter
Rebecca’s House Made Granola
Yogurt Parfaits

Mother's Day Offerings
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Roasted Spring Asparagus
Antipasti Platter
Spring Greens with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Bambara Caesar Salad
Brioche French Toast
Roasted Red Potatoes
Truffled Macaroni and Cheese with Pine Nut Breadcrumbs
Executive Sous Chef Justin's Famous Quiches

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (801) 363-5454 or by visiting www.bambara-slc.com or facebook.com/BambaraSLC



I will be treating my mom to brunch at Cucina Vanina this year. They are serving an Italian style brunch buffet from 10:30am to 2:30pm at a price of $25.99 per person($12.99 for kids 12yrs and under). Lots of great veg options including crêpes, fresh fruits, house made brioche, caprese salad,  with a arugula-strawberry salad and rasberry tiramisu for dessert. Make your reservation online now at "www.cucinavanina.com" or by phone at 801-938-9706.



If it seems I'm obsessed with brunch it's only because I am. :) And I love holidays that require brunch!  It's the traditional time of year to honor our mothers and to pamper them properly, and I don't know a better way to celebrate moms than over brunch with plenty of mimosas! Even if you're a cat mom, brunch is in order. Scooping out litter boxes and opening smelly cans of food is hard work! At least that is what I'm convincing my husband of.




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