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Mother’s Day Brunch


  • Mother’s Day Brunch at The Morton Arboretum
  • Visitors walking through a glade of yellow daffodils

Schedule and Location

Sunday, May 12, 2019
Ginkgo Restaurant
9:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Mom with a fabulous brunch against the blooming backdrop of Meadow Lake. Adults 21+ will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa.

After brunch, walk our scenic, paved, half-mile path around Meadow Lake. Enjoy the unfurling of leaves of awakening trees and the visits of migrating birds.

Attire: Casual, Business Casual, Sunday’s Best

2019 Mother's Day Brunch menu

V = vegetarian, CN = contains nuts, DF = dairy free, GF = gluten free

Chilled Buffet
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (DF, GF)
Crab Claws with Remoulade Sauce (GF)
Mixed Greens Salad (DF, GF) with Blue Cheese, Shredded Parmesan, House Made Croutons
   Served with Ranch Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar Dressing and Champagne Vinaigrette
Seasonal Fruit Salad (V, DF, GF)
Yogurt Bar (V,GF)
Caprese Salad (V, GF)
Penne Pesto Salad (V, GF, CN)
Artisan Cheese Board (V) Crackers, Grilled Breads
Assorted Cold Cut Platter (GF)

Breakfast Bar
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding (V)
Salmon Eggs Benedict Florentine with Hollandaise Sauce
Scrambled Eggs (V, GF)
Egg White Frittata (V, GF) With Spinach, Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomatoes
Applewood Smoked Bacon (GF, DF)
Chicken Sausage Patties (GF, DF)

Hot Lunch Buffet
Shrimp with Cheddar Grits
Chicken Saltimbocca (GF) with Sage Cream Sauce
Cheese Tortellini Rosso (V)
Haricot Verts with Shallots (V, GF)
Garlic and Herb Marble Potatoes (V, GF)
Soup Station
Roasted Red Pepper Soup (GF) with Garlic Crostini

Omelets (Made to Order) (GF, Can be V)
Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes, Spinach, Asparagus, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar, Swiss, Mozzarella
*Egg whites available

Carving Stations
Roasted Turkey Breast (GF) with Apricot Chutney (GF, DF)
Roasted Prime Rib of Beef (GF) with Au Jus (DF, GF), Horseradish Cream (GF)

Kids Buffet
Silver Dollar Pancakes (V) with Warm Syrup
Chicken Tenders with Barbecue Sauce and Ranch Dipping Sauce
Macaroni and Cheese Bites (V)
Mini Hot Dogs with Ketchup and Mustard
Tater Tots (V, GF, DF)
Crudité Platter (V, GF)

Dessert Station (V, CN)
Mini French Pastries, Cookies, Dessert Bars
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (GF), Pies, Cheesecake
Chocolate Torte Cake (GF), Carrot Cake

Premium Cash Bar
*One complimentary mimosa for each 21+ adult guest served tableside.
Bloody Marys/additional mimosas - $6 each beverage
Wine Selection- $8 per glass
Beer- $6.00 per beer
Mixed beverage- $7 per beverage

Please note that while all dishes may not be cooked with a specific allergen, there may be cross contamination due to being prepared in an open kitchen. All allergies need to be communicated to the food service team.

Fees and Admission

Adult (13 and older) Members: $54

Children (4-12) Member: $27
Children under 4: Free
Adult (13 and older) Non Member: $61
Children (4-12) Non Member: $34
Children under 4: Free

Registration Information

Tickets on sale March 19

BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.−3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours

ONLINE: Buy tickets now

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