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Inspiring Mother's Day dishes for a memorable brunch

Make Mother’s Day especially memorable with these curated brunch ideas. From breakfast in bed to baking with the kids, these Mother’s Day recipes promise flavor and fun.

By Alison Cavatore | May 8, 2023

This Mother’s Day, celebrate the love, dedication and hard work your mom, wife or any maternal figure in your life radiates year-round with a homemade brunch she’ll never forget. Whether you’re planning your celebrations solo or with a crowd, these unique recipes are sure to make mom feel appreciated on her special day.

Bespoke brunch for one: Sweet potato hash

Start mom’s day off right with a peaceful breakfast in bed. Whip up this simple yet delicious sweet potato hash and show your appreciation for everything she does by customizing the dish to her preferences. Philip Monteforte, executive chef at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center, says, “You can change ingredients out and make it vegan by removing the egg and adding kale, garbanzo beans and a little curry for added spice to bring in a whole other dimension. On the other side, you can add bacon to the hash and top with a petite strip to do a play on steak and eggs.” Want to really raise the bar? Elevate the dish with duck eggs and shavings of black truffle. The added burst of flavor will be as spectacular as mom herself.

Group brunch: Mezze platter

Gather your closest mom friends for a group celebration with a showstopping mezze platter. You'll be everyone's favorite host with this triple threat of whipped ricotta, creamy eggplant and spicy white bean dips served alongside crisp crudite and hot-from-the-oven Puccia bread. Offering something for everyone, the mezze platter is a crowd-favorite at Kassi Beach House in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton, and for good reason. Make it the centerpiece of your Mother's Day brunch and combine good company, great food and memorable moments.

With the kids: Palmer House brownie

Have the whole family join in the Mother’s Day fun for a decadent (and kid-approved!) brownie that is as enjoyable to make as it is to eat. This recipe isn’t your average brownie recipe — it’s from Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, where the brownie was first invented. Palmer House’s executive sous chef, Jason Shroeder, says, “What is there not to like about a brownie? It’s pure happiness baked into a fudgy cake. It’s always exciting to see something that makes people happy.” We couldn’t agree more, and mom is sure to feel the same!

Sophisticated brunch: Tea sandwiches

Host an elegant Mother's Day brunch featuring gourmet tea sandwiches worthy of royalty and former presidents. This recipe from The Drake, a historic hotel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, will bring the Windy City's finest afternoon tea experiences to the comfort of your home. Oh, and a tip from executive sous chef Leah Turowski: "Prep a day ahead of time so when your friends come and join you, you've made it look effortless!"

No matter how you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, these curated recipes are sure to make the mother-figure in your life feel special.

Alison Cavatore is the assistant editor for the content marketing team at Hilton. She has written and copyedited for numerous print and digital publications in the U.S. and abroad. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Alison has lived in Miami, Scottsdale, Holland, France, Switzerland and Canada. She currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

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