Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother-approved Meals

Luxe offers Mother's Day Brunch until 3 p.m.
In exchange for 364 days of spoiling you, mom gets one day all to herself. So treat her right and make it special. There are a number of offerings around Cleveland on May 12. From brunches to dinners and even sporting events the night before, mom is bound to enjoy one of these.


Cleveland Gladiators vs. Chicago Rush
Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Court, Cleveland, 216-420-2000,; $10-$85, moms free at box office; Saturday, 7 p.m. 
If your mom is into sports, then join the Cleveland Gladiators on May 11 as they host the Chicago Rush. All moms get in free (available at the box office only) and receive a free flower. First 500 moms get a certificate for a free haircut from Legacy Hair Salon.

House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-523-2583,; $38, seniors $29, children (6-12) $18, children under 6 free; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Get in touch with your southern roots with a buffet inspired by southern-style cooking. Chicken and waffles and cornbread muffins are just some of the offerings, complete with a bloody mary bar.

1515 W. Third St., Cleveland, 216-902-5255,; $50, children $20; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Muse is honoring moms with a special four-course prix fixe menu capped with a dessert buffet. Choose between three appetizing entrees: a braised short rib, Chilean sea bass or Cornish game hen galantine. Reservations required.

Pickwick and Frolic
2035 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, 216-241-7425,; $36.95, children (4-14) $16.95, children 3 and under free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
If quantity is what you seek, Pickwick and Frolic is putting together a brunch of more than 50 food selections. In addition to all the breakfast staples, guests can enjoy a chocolate fountain and banana fosters made from vanilla ice cream and a choice of sauces.

The Ritz-Carlton
1515 W. Third St., Cleveland, 216-902-5255,; $65, children $24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Before spoiling mom to a lavish buffet ranging from eggs and omelets to smoked salmon and sushi, design her a bouquet from the many fresh flowers at a build-your-own-bouquet station. Reservations required.

Sans Souci
24 Public Square, Cleveland, 216-902-4095,; $40 prix fixe; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A special Mother’s Day menu allows guests to choose from a variety of starters, mains and desserts. Open with a lobster bisque or a boneless beef short rib among other selections. Enjoy a lemon sorbet while waiting for a braised lamb shank or a variety of other entrees. Top the meal off with a key lime pie, trio chocolate mousse or a creme brulee cheesecake.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
28869 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, 216-896-9000,; $36.95, children (5-12) $17.95; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Build a meal at Fleming’s from three appetizers, including lobster bisque with sherry cream and lobster garnish. Fleming’s signature eggs benedict with either sliced filet mignon or smoked salmon on top of a toasted English muffin headlines four choices of entrees. Then indulge in your choice of white-chocolate bread pudding, creme brulee or a walnut turtle pie. All moms receive a $25 dining card for a future visit.

Grovewood Tavern
17105 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland, 216-531-4900,; $22, $10 children (10 and under); 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Egg lovers, this brunch is for you. Choose between a number of egg-themed dishes such as omelets, eggs tenderloin with a cut of filet, poached eggs with cheddar, guacamole and salsa on an English muffin or the classic steak and eggs. French toast, seared salmon, shrimp/chicken and grits and steak frites are also available. Complete your entree from a number of buffet sidecars including salads, assorted pastries and other desserts. Reservations required.

InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, 216-707-4167,; $42, children (6-10) $17, children 5 and under free; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Zack Bruell and Tom Schrenk join forces for a special Mother’s Day buffet. Feast on made-to-order waffles and omelets, crepes and entrees such as chicken and truffle fettuccini alfredo or eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce.

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
4888 N. Broadway, Geneva-on-the-Lake, 440-466-7100,; $29.99, children (6-12) $14.99, children 5 and under free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Explore Geneva State Park after feasting on favorites such as waffles, pancakes and omelets. Lunch offerings include pork loin and peppercorn-seared sirloin in addition to a variety of cakes and pies at the dessert table.


100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, 216-267-1010,; $39.99, children (5-12) $15.99, children under 5 free; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
See airplanes up close and take in relics from World War II while treating mom to a great buffet. Guests will enjoy a seafood display highlighted by smoked salmon, shrimp and crabs in addition to other classic brunch items. Reservations recommended.

Cleveland Airport Marriott
4277 W. 150th St., Cleveland, 216-252-5333; $32.95, seniors $25.95, children (3-12) $13.95, children under 3 free; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a savory selection of favorites such as roasted porkloin, fried brussel sprouts and Grand Marnier French toast. Assorted desserts, pastries, breakfast breads and pies will also be available. Reservations recommended.

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-920-0600,; Prices vary; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. If you happened to visit Luxe for Easter Sunday, then one of the popular items will be making a return for Mother’s Day — a baked strawberry cassata ($10). The French toast-style cassata is served with almonds, whipped cream and strawberry syrup. Or try the Lobster Scramble ($17) with tomato and asparagus. Regular dinner menu also available. Reservations recommended.


Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern
8960 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, 330-486-2583,; $36.95, children (8-12) $15.95, children (3-7) $9.95, children 2 and under free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Venture out to Blue Canyon and find a buffet packed with savory seafood specialties such as oysters, shrimp cocktail and trout. Land lovers need not worry, there are also three meat-carving stations offering prime rib, ham and turkey breast among numerous buffet staples. Reservations required.

8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, 216-524-9404,; Prices varies; brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
A special menu for a special mom, Lockkeepers is offering up special brunch offerings until 2 p.m. Eggs benedict served atop a crab cake with asparagus and French toast with strawberry mascarpone filling and applewood-smoked bacon are two possible choices on this diverse menu. Reservations recommended.

Thyme 2
113 W. Smith Road, Medina, 330-764-4114,; $29.95, children (under 12) $14.95; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Make time for classic favorites — such as prime rib and omelets — on Mother’s Day. Stuffed French toast and eggs benedict are just a few of the many Thyme staples being offered during brunch.

— Chris Sweeney

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