No, as always, Mother’s Day is the week after Derby, Sunday, May 11 and Louisville restaurants are gearing up for a big family day.

Here are the first notices we have received of Mother’s Day dining specials.  More, undoubtedly, will be on the way, so come back for more information on dining choices.
Winston’s, at Sullivan University, 3101 Bardstown Rd., will offer a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet, featuring a carving station with prime rib and ham, made-to-order omelet station, salads, grilled vegetables, grits, Chef Castro’s Not Brown, seared salmon, chicken, pasta, waffles, biscuits and gravy and a dessert station. Cost is $36 for adults; $14 for children ages 3-10; and free for children under age 3.  Seatings at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call (502) 456-0980.
Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Ave.,  will serve an a la carte Mother’s Day brunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The choices will include starters such as local organic spring greens salad, with a cucumber vinaigrette and  smoked salmon and goat cheese frittata with baby spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Entrees will include poached eggs served over crab cakes topped with lobster Hollandaise, bacon-potato hash and truffled greens,  angel hair pasta with beef and veal meatballs and tomato-basil sauce, slow-roasted leg of lamb,  poached eggs and grilled beef tenderloin medallions and a Bourbon barrel-smoked turkey Hot Brown with Parmesan cream sauce. For reservations go to
Limestone,10001 Gilders Green Blvd, will have a Brunch Buffet 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Buffet items will include a carving station with baked ham with a bourbon-brown sugar glaze and roast sirloin with horseradish cream. On the hot buffet, you will find southern fried chicken, broiled flounder, eggs Benedict, apple smoked bacon and link breakfast sausage, omelets and French toast made to order, biscuits and sawmill gravy and vegetables. The cold buffet will feature fresh salads, smoked salmon and seafood platter and shrimp cocktail and shucked oysters. Desserts will include homemade confections, cakes, cookies and bourbon bread pudding. Adults  $29.95; Seniors 65 years and over $25.95; children ages 6 to 12 $18.95; and children under age 5 free.  For reservations call (502) 426-7477.
The English Grill (The Brown Hotel), 335 W. Broadway, will offer an appetizer table with seafood bar breakfast buffet and charcuterie and cheese display, as well as a prix fixe menu with soups, seasonal salads and entrées of beef filet with butter braised fingerling potatoes; pan-roasted halibut with tomato and red pepper relish; and loin of lamb with quinoa tabbouleh. A dessert buffet will offer chocolate panna cotta, warm peach cobbler and pineapple upside down cake. The cost is $59 and $20 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 4 are complimentary. Seatings will be at 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., and at 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call (502) 583-1234, ext. 7166.
J. Graham’s Café (The Brown Hotel), 335 W. Broadway,  will present a family-friendly brunch buffet offering soups, salads, a waffle station and a carving station, as well as eggs  Benedict, and breakfasts sides.  Desserts will include assorted cakes and mini pastries, key lime bars and coconut macaroons. The cost is $38 for adults and $16 for children ages 4 to 12, with children under 4 complimentary. Seatings at 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., and 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call (502) 583-1234, ext. 7225.
Rivue (The Galt House) 140 N. Fourth St., will present a Mother’s Day buffet.  The choices will include a Leaning Tower of Waffles with a choice of toppings, salads, cheeses, poached seafood station, and a “Bountiful Buffet” with roast beef, chicken breast, French toast, assorted vegetables and side dishes and  desserts. Adults $50; children 10 years and under $19; and children 3 years and under free.  Free parking under the hotel.   For reservations, Call (502) 568-4239, or go to