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Mother’s Day, Birdy’s All-Day Brunch and More

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – There are exciting happenings in the kitchen of New Orleans for Mother’s Day and beyond. Some events include Mother’s Day, Birdy’s new all-day brunch, and a roundtable with New Orleans food companies hosted by Les Dames New Orleans & SoFAB.

Birdy’s Behind The Bower Unveils New Menu, Goes All-Day Brunch – The charming Instagram-worthy spot perched at the back of the Framework Building in New Orleans is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new spring menu with the launch of Brunch all day. Selections run the gamut from salad and sandwich options for those on a lunch break during work, up to a Classic breakfast and Huevos Rancheros for breakfast aficionados. New stars include the Debris Benedict served with pulled beef, poached eggs, buttermilk biscuit, Hollandaise sauce, pickled red onions; Fondant with mushroom pancakes – broccoli, white cheddar and caramelized onions served on brioche; Toasted bread with polenta – Crispy polenta with white cheddar, Buster crab, roasted poblano pepper and corn vinaigrette, queso fresco; French toast made with brioche, served with whipped ricotta, lemon cream and blueberries; and a party Funfetti bubble waffle served with Louisiana strawberries, whipped cream and granola. Guests can choose from a variety of cocktails for brunch, such as $20 Bottomless Mimosas; Birdy’s Bloody Mary; Old fashioned cold brew and more. Birdy’s now offers a combined breakfast, lunch and brunch menu Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m..

Les Dames New Orleans & SoFAB Host Roundtable with New Orleans Food Companies – On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., the New Orleans chapter of The Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) will host “How to bring your product idea to market – a consumer packaged goods (CPG) panel discussion with thought leaders from some of the city’s most notable CPG companies. Christa Cotton/El Guapo; Logan Farley/Brass Roots Foods; Artemis Antippas/Greek Girls Rice Pudding; and Ericka Lassair/Diva Dawg Truck. The panelists will provide an overview of the essential elements for bringing a product to market successfully; the challenges and obstacles to be expected; and how to navigate today’s industry waters. The tickets are free for LDEI members and $10 for non-members and registration is required at https://www.lesdamesnola.org/cpg-event. A cash bar will be available.

WHERE TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY IN NEW ORLEANS – Sunday, May 8, 2022

Commons Club

Commons Club, Virgin Hotels New Orleans’ signature restaurant and must-visit restaurant for dining and drinking, invites diners to celebrate Mother’s Day with an unforgettable brunch hosted by Executive Chef Alex Harrell. Guests can enjoy Mother’s Day Specials in addition to Commons Club favorites like the Gulf Shrimp and Bayou Cora Grits with a broth of smoked tomatoes and fennel; Donuts ‘Churro’ with cinnamon sugar and dulce de leche; Crispy blood sausage with red corn grits, sunny side up egg and red eye sauce; and more. All mothers will receive free flowers at the arrival. Commons Club will also open for having dinner from 5pm-10pm with the signature à la carte menu. Mother’s Day Brunch is available at Sunday, May 8from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Commons Club is located inside Virgin Hotels New Orleans at 550 Baroness Street. Reservations can be made at open table

by Tujague

Look no further than Tujague’s, Crescent City’s second oldest restaurant and the birthplace of brunch, for a celebration. Mothers’ Day. In honor of the holiday, Chief Gus Martin threw a party three-course menu with specialized offers such as homemade Sausage Balls served with pepper jelly; Crayfish patties + Eggs – garnished with poached eggs and choron sauce, finished with a classic smothered sauce; Veal piccata – pan-fried veal cutlets with a rich lemon caper butter sauce, served with parmesan polenta; and for dessert, a Louisiana Strawberry Shortcake with sweet sweet cream, among others. The Mother’s Day Brunch will take place on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.. The restaurant will open for having dinner from 5pm-9pm.Tujague is located at 429 Decatur Street. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at open table. For full menu and pricing details, please visit https://tujaguesrestaurant.com/menus/

Jack Rose

Mom is sure to have an over-the-top Mother’s Day at Jack Rose, the lively restaurant inside the Garden District’s Pontchartrain Hotel. In addition to the signature à la carte brunch, Jack Rose will offer Mother’s Day Brunch additions curated by Chef/Owner Brian Landry. Exclusive offers include Chicken + Waffles – maple and cane syrup; Fried Shrimps + Grits – smothered sauce; and 1 & 1 Burger – cheddar cheese, hickory sauce. You can also taste seasonal dishes such as Green curry noodles – crispy chili, corn, charred bok choy, six-minute egg; and one Crawfish frittata – crayfish, tomatoes, lemon. Mimosa specialty a choice of passion fruit, blueberry hibiscus or kiwi are also available. The Mother’s Day Brunch will take place on Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Jack Rose is located inside the Pontchartrain Hotel in 2031 St. Charles Avenue., New Orleans. Reservations can be made through OpenTable or call the restaurant at (504) 323-1500. https://www.jackroserestaurant.com/brunch

Meat of Toups

Wow Mom with contemporary Cajun cuisine at Meat of Toups. Chief Isaac Toups‘the flagship restaurant will offer Mother’s Day brunch and dinner on Sunday, May 8. Dinner specials include Platinum Steaks and Isaac is very popular Louisiana Crawfish Pies. Signature brunch and dinner menus will be available, including the famous meat board and fan favorite Pan-fried venison loin. Not to be missed are the Stellar Bottomless Mimosas. Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans. Sunday Brunch is served as 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Having dinner is served from 5-10 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Phone: (504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com

Birdy is behind the arbor

This Mother’s Day, locals and visitors alike are invited to indulge in Birdy’s signature a la carte brunch, featuring Southern-inspired, locally sourced American cuisine. Signature elements include Fried Chicken Cookie – crispy chicken leg, chicken sausage, jalapeño and cane syrup country sauce; Avocado toast – free-range radish, sunflower seeds, orange, chilli flakes, served with a free-range salad; Deep chocolate pecan pie – salted butter caramel sauce and whipped cream; a cookie board and decadent Brunch platter served with donut, granola, slice of bacon, hot coppa, bubble waffle, fruit, seasonal jam, mini cookies, mini pancakes, house syrup, triple cream cheese and soft-boiled eggs. Birdy’s is open for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is located at 1320 Magazine Street. https://birdysnola.com/menu

Mr Mao

Looking for a mom for Mother’s Day that she will never forget? Look no further than chef Sophina Uong’s tropical roadhouse restaurant, Mister Mao. The restaurant will open for Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, from 11am – 2 pm with a range of globally inspired ‘inauthentic’ dishes such as Hot Kashmiri Chicken Benedict served on a Hawaiian Pineapple Roll with Vidalia Onion Latte Sauce and Sunny Eggs; Braised Pork Chilaquiles; Dumplings and Jelly donuts with hibiscus and blood orange sugar. Creative brunch libations are also available, such as the Thunderbolt – tequila, grapefruit + coffee science espresso; and the hell fire mary – Tabasco puree of infused vodka, tomato and pickle with sumac. Mr. Mao is located at 4501 Chupitoulas St. in New Orleans (entrance on Jena Street). Phone: (504) 345-2056. Brunch reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made at www.mistermaonola.com

MINO Brunch at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum

Join the Made In New Orleans (MINO) Foundation at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a special event Pop up Mother’s Day Brunch with Chief Kiall Wilson, recipient of the MINO Foundation Culinary Scholarship Program, alumnus of Liberty’s Kitchen and graduate of the International Culinary Center. At the price of $55 per personcustomers can enjoy a three course brunch and live music. Menu items include Corn and Crab Bisque, Chicken & Salted French Toast, Hangar steak and more. A Bottomless Mimosa Bar presented by Turntables is available for an additional charge $10 per person. Seats are available at Noon and 2 p.m. only. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit this link.