Mother's Day this weekend

May 8, 2008 4:27:51 AM PDT
A hundred years ago, a Center City meeting launched a national movement to honor moms. Six years later, Congress approved the holiday of Mother's Day. Right up the street from where that meeting took place, you can honor Mom with a tasty brunch.

First, the story of Mother's Day:

Anna Jarvis was unusually devoted to her mother. In May of 1908, she and merchant John Wanamaker held a meeting in Center City that launched the push for Mother's Day.

Nearby along Broad Street is the XIX Nineteen Cafe, atop the Park Hyatt. The restaurant will honor moms this Sunday with an extraordinary brunch.

There is a buffet every Sunday at Nineteen. But executive chef Marc Plessis plans additions this week that you may never have seen at a brunch.

There are brunch beverages like mimosas and bloody marys, but you can also choose a bottle from its wine list rated best in the city.

And the Mother's Day menu will include plenty of kid-friendly foods.

Nineteen prides itself on luxury, but casually-attired diners are welcome this Sunday.

Nineteen is at the Park Hyatt atop the Bellevue, on Broad Street just below Walnut in Center City. The Mother's Day brunch will be served from 11 am to 2:30 pm.

VIDEO LINK: XIX Nineteen Cafe