10 places to go for Mother’s Day brunch in Calgary

Let Mom take a break this Mother's Day and treat her to a gourmet brunch experience. Whether your mom is into gourmet gastronomy, runway fashion or local history, you’re sure to find a brunch destination that’ll really hit the spot (and possibly even allow you to reclaim your title as Mom’s favourite child). Image credit: istockphoto.com/PeteerS

Fort Calgary

1
750 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

This scenic historic site and museum offers a decadent Mother’s Day brunch buffet with eggs benedict, crepes, seasonal fresh fruit, smoked ham and more. The brunch includes complimentary access to the museum, so get your fill of Calgary history and then take a stroll along the nearby RiverWalk or mosey over into Inglewood for the rest of the day. Fort Calgary brunch admission is $37 for adults and $15 for children. Children under the age of five receive free admission.

ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Cafe

2
100-919 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P3

One of Calgary’s premier destinations for cooking classes, ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen hosts an extravagant four-course Mother’s Day luncheon on May 13. This isn’t a cooking class, so mom won’t have to worry about making any food this time around. Start off with a thai carrot and ginger velouté, followed by mimosa salad and roasted sable fish. Finish off the meal with a fresh, fruit-filled dessert of poached pears and raspberry sorbet. Admission is $50 per person. Seatings are available at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Call 403-245-7630 to make a reservation.

One 18 Empire

3
110 9th Ave Se, Calgary, AB T2G 5A6

Located in the heart of downtown, One18 Empire in a whiskey bar and restaurant specializing in locally-inspired cuisine and, of course, whiskey. This year, One18 Empire offers a special Mother’s Day breakfast brunch with all the classic offerings, as well as a carving station and desserts. If mom happens to be a whiskey buff, make sure to take a look at One18’s extensive whiskey menu and try a glass. Brunch admission is $45 per person. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 403-269-0299 to make a reservation.

The Calgary Zoo

4
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6

A favourite brunch buffet destination amongst Calgarians, the Calgary Zoo’s Sunday Safari Brunch amps things up with a special Mother’s Day menu that includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, west coast organic salmon, sushi rolls and sashimi, a kale Caesar salad, an Alberta beef carving station and more. Finish off the meal with a white chocolate fountain, as well as a decadent offering of French pastries, mousses and cakes. Admission is $39.95 for adults, $21.95 for children and $36.95 for seniors. Seatings are available at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. Purchase tickets online or at the gate.

Vin Room

5
2310 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X2

If mom is into fashion and food, take her to Vin Room Mission May 14 for a special brunch and fashion show in partnership with Hudson’s Bay Calgary. The fashion show features the latest fashion trends for spring at The Bay and may give you a few leads on some fashionable belated Mother’s Day gifts. The event features a three-course brunch with wine pairings that includes a cheese and fruit plate with muffins, ham Florentine quiche with BLT salad and strawberry crepes. The event also includes complimentary makeup touch-ups by MAC and gift bags from The Bay and Yann Haute Patisserie. Admission is $60 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets to the event are available online.

Teatro

6
200 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K7

Treat mom to the ultimate gourmet gastronomical experience with Teatro’s three-course Mother’s Day brunch. Start off with a choice of antipasti, followed by a choice of farm fresh poached eggs and focaccia, roasted chicken breast, steelhead trout or eggplant parmigiana. Finish the meal with a choice of seasonal fruit tart or lemon butter cake. The brunch costs $55 per person with additional sharing items and cocktails available for purchase. Call 403-290-1012 to make a reservation.

Cuisine Et Chateau

Calgary, AB T2N 1V5

Calgary’s interactive culinary centre celebrates Mother’s Day with a hands-off gourmet Sunday brunch. Let Mom take a break and allow the Cuisine Et Chateau experts to do all the prep-work and cooking. Start things off with mandarin mimosas, followed by handmade almond cream and black currant danishes, saffron poached egg benedict, raspberry arugula tart and an indulgent baked Alaska for dessert. Admission is $75 per person and reservations can be made online.

Scopa Neighbourhood Italian

7
2220 Centre St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2T5

This popular upscale eatery in Tuxedo Park is a go-to for rich, homemade Italian cuisine. On Mother’s Day, Scopa offers a special Mother’s Day brunch that’ll leave both you and mom satisfied for days. All mothers attending brunch will also receive a special gift from Lina’s Italian Market. Call 403-276-2030 to make a reservation.

Alloy

8
220 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y4

Alloy is an upscale international fusion restaurant located south of downtown off Macleod Trail. This year, Alloy celebrates Mother’s Day with a special a la carte brunch menu of share plates and entrees. This year’s offerings include delicacies such as truffle gnocchi, beef short rib hash, chilaquiles and more. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call 403-287-9255 to make a reservation.

WinSport Canada

9
140-88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Calgary’s go-to destination for skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking hosts a gourmet, scenic Mother’s Day brunch with offerings like waffles, eggs benedict, omelettes, salads, mimosas and more. All guests will also be entered into a draw to win one of four Bioderma luxury skincare gift baskets. Admission is $39.95 for adults and children, $19.30 for children under the age of 11 and $35.95 for seniors and WinSport pass holders. Call 403-247-5452 to make a reservation.

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