At this point, I am almost to my limit with Mother's Day brunches, just from typing about them for the last few weeks. There are a million (not quite) great places in Utah serving brunch for Mother's Day, but I can hardly bring myself to tap out "eggs Bened@#!" one more time. I've been promised steak and margaritas on Sunday, and if that sounds more like Father's Day, I'm glad.
However, this news from St. Regis Deer Valley about their Mother's Day brunch was a welcome note.
This Mother’s Day, for the third year, St. Regis has invited one hundred wives, mothers and family members of soldiers from Hill Air Force Base, Utah who are deployed to Afghanistan and Asia Pacific to a lavish Mother’s Day Brunch.
St. Regis General manager Stan Kaminski came up with the idea. He is a self-described military brat himself; the family moved a dozen times while he was a kid, from New Jersey to Okinawa. He remembers celebrating holidays with family members missing.
Chef de Cuisine Shane Baird has devised a special menu for the occasion including a raw bar with king crab, shrimp cocktail and oysters; rosemary soy garlic marinated wagyu culotte steak; a home-made ravioli station; Amy’s ham and gruyere stuffed croissants; lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote; asparagus prosciutto quiche; and French pastries including beignets and chocolate sauce, éclairs, crème puffs and honey lavender crème brulee.
Did I mention eggs Benedict? Yes, made with Niman Ranch eggs.
Because Mother's Day is supposed to celebrate all mothers, not just yours. Have a happy Sunday.