Sunday brunch is always fun, but it’s extra special when you’re celebrating Mom. Show your appreciation for the mom or maternal figure in your life with a decadent and well-deserved meal that’s coming from somewhere other than her kitchen. Here are six Louisville restaurants that will be serving up brunch specials specifically for Mother’s Day. Whether you make a reservation early, grab a to-go meal ahead of time or end up at a walk-in-only eatery at the last minute, just make sure brunch on Sunday, May 9 is all about Mom!
Where to Get Mother’s Day Brunch in Louisville
10500 W. Highway 42, Goshen, Kentucky 40026 • (502) 398-9289
Executive Chef Alison Settle will be highlighting local produce and proteins in a specially curated, seasonal menu for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a farm-to-table brunch experience with a variety of items to choose from. A few of Chef Settle’s offerings will include a Spanish tortilla, made with an egg and potato “tortilla,” burrata, Benton’s ham, herbs and ramp oil; shakshuka, comprised of grilled za’atar focaccia, feta, herbs and Woodland Farm eggs; smoked trout croquettes, made with herbed crème fraiche, pickled red onions and herbs; and a raspberry-passionfruit pavlova. After you and Mom have had your fill, explore the store or tour the working thoroughbred farm.
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations can be made at hermitagefarm.com or by calling the restaurant directly.
150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 • (502) 883-3153
Give Mom some Southern French comfort food with various choices at a three-course brunch. Appetizer options include a Groganica Farms lettuce salad, gazpacho soup, portobello mushroom ravioli or a tomato goat cheese tart. Entrée selections consist of grilled hanger steak with potato hash, asparagus and shallot tarragon butter; roasted French-cut chicken breast with parmesan green pea risotto and Frondosa Farms mushroom sauce; grilled salmon with caramelized onion polenta cake, heirloom baby carrots and lemon herb velouté; shrimp persillade with camargue rice, provençale tomato and garlic parsley butter sauce; and artichoke and bell pepper quiche with French fries and mesclun salad. For dessert, mom can choose from a chocolate macaron cake, vanilla crème brûlée, raspberry chocolate sacher cake or and a key lime tart. Children younger than 12 can enjoy a croque-monsieur with brioche, ham, gruyère cheese, béchamel and French fries; or a gruyère cheeseburger and fries.
Brunch is $49 per adult and $19 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations are required. Call the restaurant or visit brasserieprovence.com to save your seat.
CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar
9980 Linn Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 • (502) 614-6499
Chef de Cuisine Chase Schnatter created the “Ma-ffle” just for Mother’s Day. The $12 red velvet waffle with cream cheese glaze and powdered sugar comes with a choice of one side. CASK is also offering the “You’re Mom-believable,” a cocktail whipped up by bar manager Erin Strong. The $6 drink is a mix of vodka, raspberries, mint and prosecco.
These brunch specials as well as the regular brunch menu will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions and limited seating, reservations are available only for parties of five or more. Call to reserve a table or walk in to take advantage of ample indoor and outdoor seating.
Fork & Barrel
2244 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 907-3675
Order ahead to have brunch ready for mom as soon as she awakes on Mother’s Day. Fork & Barrel’s to-go meals are labeled with reheating instructions — all you have to do is heat and serve. Meals include a choice of quiche (made with pancetta goat cheese, mushroom and spinach; or spinach, roasted red pepper, caramelized onion and white cheddar), chicken salad with mini croissants, fruit salad and strawberry shortcake. Each order is $75 and serves four; additional quiches can be added for $22. Make it a complete meal with a $35 mimosa kit, which includes fresh-squeezed orange juice and a bottle of prosecco.
Call the restaurant or email [email protected] to place an order by Tuesday, May 4 (that’s today!). All orders will be ready for curbside pickup on Saturday, May 8, from 2 to 5 p.m.
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Both LouVino locations are putting their regular brunch menu on pause just for Mom. On Sunday, May 9 only, they will be offering a special, pre-fixe Mother’s Day menu. Fresh-baked croissants and fruit will be served to each table upon arrival, then guests can choose from pancake tacos with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese and spiced maple dipping sauce; a farmer’s market breakfast scramble with chef’s whim of eggs, vegetables and cheese and a side salad; a breakfast plate with bacon, hash brown casserole, two over-easy eggs and a biscuit; biscuits ‘n gravy with two biscuits, house goetta gravy and a sunny-side up egg; Brussels sprouts salad with seasonal veggie salsa, cilantro lime vinaigrette and grilled or fried chicken; or a croissant BLT sandwich with fried green tomato, bacon, cheddar, an over-easy egg and maple mustard.
Brunch is $23 plus tax and gratuity and includes biscuit doughnuts with anglaise for dessert. Protein can be added on to any dish, as can a variety of sides for $4. Children younger than 12 can dine on pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon for $12.50 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended and can be made at louvino.com. Outdoor seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Swizzle Dinner & Drinks
140 N Fourth St., 25th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 252-2500
Bring Mom downtown to enjoy brunch in a rotating restaurant 25 floors up. Brunch at Swizzle starts with breakfast breads, yogurt parfaits and deviled eggs. Guests can then order small plates from an all-you-can-eat menu, which boasts steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and more. For dessert, every table is offered fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, macarons, apple tarte tatin and pineapple upside-down cake. For Mother’s Day only, the usual Sunday brunch menu is $49 for adults and $20 for children, which includes shaved prime rib as well as one mimosa per adult. The seafood platter, carnivore platter, shrimp cocktail and charcuterie add-ons will be available for an additional charge.
Call the restaurant or visit swizzle25.com to reserve a table.
Happy Mother’s Day, Louisville!
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