Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Special Feature: Mother's Day Brunch

You people seem to like lists, so here's one. Please note: this is by no means a "comprehensive" list--more like a list of places whose mailing lists I've ended up on one way or another and a simple copy-and-pasting of information that was sent to me directly. So, any of you restaurants who want to end up on such a list later, add me to your mailing list, ciao. (Also note: anywhere that does a regular brunch WILL be doing a Mother's Day brunch, so it's just a matter of what they might be offering and at what price.)

First, let's start with a great one-stop resource for a whole list of different restaurants with Mother's Day Brunch menus via Open Table. Click here. (Yeah, I'm making you do some of the work this time, what're you gonna do about it hmmmm?)

Grange Kitchen + Bar (Ann Arbor)
Join Grange this Mother’s Day and enjoy a brunch
that combines an eclectic and varied mix of breakfast and lunch with
ingredients from the area’s local farms. Spare the kitchen and celebrate Mom
with Grange.

Sunday, May 9th
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Angelina Italian Bistro (Detroit)
Check their Announcements page on their website. In the future, dear restaurants, please make your menu is copyable and not an image file that can't be copied or saved, thanks.

Cuisine (Detroit)
May 9, 2010

First Course
(Please choose one)
Grilled Pear and
radicchio salad with candied walnuts
Cream of corn soup with crab
Salmon Caesar with Cuisine smoked salmon

(Please choose one)
Pecan coated whitefish with an apple slaw and citrus
Beef tenderloin roasted with salsify potato salad and green
Roast Chicken in a port wine shiitake sauce
Mélange of vegetables – 6 different preparations

Strawberry sorbet
Chocolate tart
$30.00 per person exclusive
of all beverages, tax and gratuity
Josephine Creperie & Bistro (Ferndale)

On Mother's Day Sunday May 9th, Josephine Creperie & Bistro will
be open
from 10:30 am – 8pm

We will host a Brunch buffet from 10:30
am – 4:30pm
with seatings at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Our Brunch
Buffet Menu is listed below

We will host an A la Carte Dinner
from 4:30pm – 8:00pm.
Our Dinner will feature all your favorites from our
dinner menu plus some fabulous Chef specials such as Steak au Poivre, Duck
Confit with Port Wine Sauce, Seafood Newburg Crepes and Creme Brulee.

Reservations are Required for both Brunch and Dinner

Mothers Day
Brunch Buffet Menu
Adults $21.95 kids 4-10 yrs $9.95 under 4 yrs free

Starters & Cold Items
Fresh Fruit Tray
Cinnamon Rolls
Veggie Pasta Salad with Cucumber Dressing
Spring Mix Salad with
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Vegetable Crudite with assorted Chef's Spreads
Cheese Pate with Fresh Breads
Seafood Pate with Fresh Breads

Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Shrimp Newburg Sauce
Complete Omelet
Eggs Benedict , Canadian Bacon and Hollandaise Sauce on an English
Classic Scrambled Eggs,
Country Style Potatoes
French Toast with Grand Marnier Syrup
Glazed Baked Ham
Maple Glazed
Spinach Crepes~ Crepe stuffed with Spinach, Ricotta and Parmesan

Sweet Table
Profiteroles with Vanilla Custard Creme
Espresso Brownies
Strawberry Cream Cheese Loaf Cake
Blueberry Loaf
Nutella Banana Crepes ~ Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with Bananas &
Whipped Cream
Lemon Tarts
Many More Chefs Specialty Desserts

Reservations required for Brunch and Dinner
Mother's Day Brunch
Buffet 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
seatings at 10:30am,12:30pm & 2:30 pm
Mother's Day Dinner A la Carte 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please phone for

My new favorite place in metro Detroit which I just discovered this week:
Toasted Oak Grill & Market (Novi):
The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel (27890 Novi Rd 48377) will host a
Mother’s Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 9. A Mother’s Day
dinner will be hosted by Toasted Oak Grill & Market from 3 – 9 p.m. that

Menu items will include an array of breakfast breads, danishes
and muffins; a cold table, which will include a display of imported and domestic
artisan cheeses, a selection of salads, smoked seafood and house made
charcuterie; a hot table of traditional and unique brunch items such as eggs,
hashes, bacon and sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy and Michigan
baked apples; omelet, pancake and waffle bars with assorted toppings; hot
entrees and sides including roast porkloin and Coq Au Vin; and a dessert buffet
of crème brulee, assorted tortes, cheesecakes and tarts, mini pastries,
chocolate mousse shooters, chocolate fondue and made to order Bananas Foster. A
fruit display including fresh sliced fruit and berries and yogurt parfait minis
will also be available. Bubbly champagne and bottomless mimosas will be
available for the adults and the children’s menu will include chicken tenders,
macaroni and cheese and hot dogs.

Toasted Oak Grill & Market will
host a Mother’s Day dinner that evening from 3 – 9 p.m. The three-course dinner
will include a special treat for mothers. Guests will be able to choose from the
following starters: Crispy Point Judith Calamari with lemon, zucchini, lemon
aioli and gremolata; Smoked Salmon Rillettes comprised of Pernod steamed and
smoked salmon with creme fraiche and accompanied by grilled country bread; Gulf
Shrimp Cocktail with gazpacho cocktail sauce; Grilled House-Made Kielbasa with
caraway beer mustard and warm potato salad; Pickled Spring Beets atop butter
lettuce with goat cheese croquettes, pistachios and orange vinaigrette; and
House Salad, seasonal lettuce, tomato, cucumber, shallot vinaigrette.

Entrée selections include Frites comprised of grilled Creekstone Farms
Bistro Tender with shallot butter and red wine sauce accompanied by frites; Pan
Roasted Amish Chicken with buttered turnips, green beans, grilled sweet onions
and pan jus; Wood Grilled Lake Huron Trout with frisee, spinach, spring peas and
mustard seed vinaigrette; and Creekstone Farms Filet Mignon with black truffle
butter and fingerling mash.

And to complete the meal, guest can enjoy
Butterscotch Blondie Brownie Sundae, with toffee chip ice cream, butterscotch
sauce, whipped cream, verjus cherries; Mud Pie with chocolate custard, chocolate
cookie crumbs, rocky road ice cream, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and double
chocolate cookies; Berries and Sabayon with seasonal berries, sweet marsala wine
and whipped custard sauce; or Key lime Pie with whipped cream and lime zest.
Ala carte selections at Toasted Oak Grill & Market on Mother’s Day
include Market Charcuterie Board including Chef's selection of charcuterie,
pickled vegetables, mustard and baguette toast; Market Cheese Board of Chef’s
selection of cheeses with seasonal compotes, crackers and baquette; and Chicken
Liver & Foie Gras Pate served with caraway onion jam and baguette toast.

For more information about the restaurant, please visit
www.toastedoak.com .

The cost of the brunch at The Baronette
Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel is $32.95 for adults and $15 for children ages
4-12, non-inclusive of tax or gratuity. There is no cost for children under four
years old to attend. The cost of the three-course dinner at Toasted Oak Grill
& Market is $35 per person, not inclusive of tax and gratuity. Please call
248-277-6000 for additional information and to make reservations for both

About Toasted Oak Grill & Market
An original new
restaurant concept born and bred in Michigan, Toasted Oak Grill & Market
features an imaginative menu of American brasserie cuisine, created by Michigan
native Chef Steven Grostick, with an emphasis on all things local. Featuring a
fresh market and wine shop that spills into an inviting and cozy dining room,
Toasted Oak Grill & Market is located at the Baronette Renaissance
Detroit-Novi Hotel, 27790 Novi Road. For more information, please visit

D'Amato's (Royal Oak)
Mother's Day is right around the corner and we'll be having one of our special
buffet brunches with 3 separate seatings at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. After 12pm, our
full bar and bottomless mimosas/bellinis will be available for purchase. Price
is $26 adults, $8 children. Selections include an omelet station, crepes, fruit,
cheese, smoked bacon, salads, and much more. Book now as space is quickly
filling up. 248-584-7400