2024 Mother's Day meals, gifts and experiences in Asheville (2024)

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ASHEVILLE - Show the mothers in your life that you love them with a brunch of crab cake benedicts or a sweet treat of cannoli cake. Or sweep them away to a relaxing getaway at a premier mountain resort for a weekend of pampering.

Make unforgettable memories for Mother’s Day (May 12) in Asheville.

Reserve a table at one of the many restaurants offering a curated menu ― book early as it’s one of the high-traffic holidays.

Also, consider locally made gifts to wow moms, like French Broad Chocolate's Mountain Mamas Chocolate Collection, featuring flavors inspired by local mother entrepreneurs.

Here are some things to do, eat, gift and experience in Asheville for Mother’s Day.:

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This story will be updated. Send your food and beverage business's Mother's Day specials and events to tkennell@citizentimes.com.

The Omni Grove Park Inn’s Mother’s Day weekend

The Omni Grove Park Inn is offering a Mother’s Day package and hosting a weekend of special events May 9-14.

The Mother’s Day Made Easy package includes sparkling wine amenities in-room upon arrival, tickets to the Mother’s Day Tea Party from 2-4 p.m. on May 11, daily access to the morning table buffet at the Blue Ridge Restaurant (per registered guest), overnight valet or garage self-parking (one car per room per night) and late checkout of 1 p.m.

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The Mother’s Day weekend schedule features an audio history tour (May 10-12), a Mother’s Day Tea Party (May 11), and a Friday night seafood buffet (May 10) and a morning table and brunch buffets (May 12) at Blue Ridge Dining Room.

A gift basket giveaway will run Friday and Saturday with the winner announced Sunday. A free golf session for mom is offered per paying player (guests and locals). Free yoga and dance classes will be available for moms, too.


Bargello will host a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at 7 Patton Ave.

The menu will feature avocado toast, frittatas, crab cake benedicts and more for $49 per adult and $20 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request.

Mothers also will receive house-made chocolate-dipped strawberries to-go.

View the full menu at bargelloavl.com/mothers-day-brunch-2024/. Make a reservation at OpenTable.

Golden Hour

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On May 12, Golden Hour, a restaurant in The Radical boutique hotel, will offer a Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 95 Roberts St.

The menu will feature steak and eggs, prepared with New York strip, poached eggs, fried potatoes and hollandaise; pain perdu served with croissant French toast, seasonal fruit and cream; and the Radical breakfast sandwich served with bacon, fried egg, tomme and a house English muffin.

RSVP at Resy.com. For more, visit theradicalavl.com.

Carrabba’s Italian dinner

Carrabba's Italian Grill will offer Mother’s Day specials from April 29-May 12.

Specials include The Johnny Trio served with a 7 oz. Tuscan-grilled sirloin marsala, chicken Bryan and mezzaluna, a 9 oz. crab cake-topped filet, and a cannoli cake for two.

For more, visit carrabbas.com.


Posana will offer Mother's Day brunch service from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12 at 1 Biltmore Ave.

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The menu features brioche French toast, pork belly Benedict, avocado toast, housemade doughnut holes, croissants, sticky buns and more.

Reservations are recommended by calling (828) 505-3969 or booking online via OpenTable or Posana's website. View the menu at posanarestaurant.com/mothers-day-brunch-at-posana/.

French Broad Chocolate

French Broad Chocolate’s Mountain Mamas Chocolate Collection was released honoring several Asheville mom-founded businesses and flavors inspired by their founders.

This year, the new bonbons collection features Jael Skeffington of French Broad Chocolate, Katie Button of Cúrate, Ginger Frank of Poppy Popcorn, Sara Delaney of Sarilla, Neomi Negron from Buggy Pops and Molly Irani of Chai Pani.

The Mango Lassi bonbon, inspired by Chai Pani, features sweet mango and tart yogurt with cardamom and lime in a white chocolate ganache.

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The Sangria Roja, inspired by Cúrate, is a dark chocolate bonbon featuring red wine, citrus, juniper, peppercorn and cognac.

The Mountain Mamas Collection is available online at frenchbroadchocolates.com and at French Broad Chocolate locations in Asheville and Atlanta.

Hickory Nut Gap Farms

Hickory Nut Gap Farms will welcome birder Clifton Avery of Venture Birding Tours to lead guests through the farm and surrounding forest to seek various species of birds from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. May 12 at 57 Sugar Hollow Road in Fairview.

Hickory Nut Gap Farms reported sightings of species including bluebirds, a rainbow of finches, downy & hairy woodpeckers, vultures, cardinals, wood doves, robins, red-shouldered hawks, northern goshawks, swifts, egrets, blue herons, hermit thrush, golden-winged warblers and last year a bald eagle.

Guests may learn about how planned grazing benefits the local avian population. Farm Director Virginia will teach guests about holistic land management and how the practice works with the local flora and fauna.

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The cost is $30 per person and will include a biscuit brunch prepared by the farm's butcher. A 5% discount at the Farm Store and Butchery will be offered to class attendees.

A portion of the proceeds will support the farm's activities and regenerative agriculture research.

Guests will hike in uneven and sometimes steep terrain and are advised to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Purchase tickets at hickorynutgap.com/events/.

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Tiana Kennell is the food and dining reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA Today Network. Email her at tkennell@citizentimes.com or follow her on Instagram @PrincessOfPage. Please support this type of journalism with asubscription to the Citizen Times.

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