This weekend, we’ll show our thanks to some special women in our lives as we celebrate Mother’s Day, and a lot of Western New Yorkers will be saying thanks at the Roycroft Inn, the winner of the Buffalo’s Best Mother’s Day Brunch title.
The Roycroft Inn also won the poll for Buffalo’s Best Brunch last year. Roycroft Inn reps say the Mother’s Day brunch is even better.
“It’s really just the bigger spread,” said Executive Chef Andrew Neurnberger. “We put out extra carving meats, we put out extra entrees. We go the extra mile with our salads, with our desserts from start to finish.”
It’s all made from scratch, from the Farro Island salmon that’s seasoned and smoked on site to the huge variety of offerings from the Roycroft Inn’s two pastry chefs. They turn out truly mouthwatering treats, including many gluten free options.
“Everything is made fresh in house and seasonal ingredients, locally produced when we can find them,” Neurnberger pointed out.
Obviously, that’s a lot of work, but Neurnberger says it’s worth it. And he’s been doing this work for more than two decades, starting out at the Roycroft Inn when he was in high school and working his way up the ranks.
Now he leads the kitchen team that’s being honored for putting out Buffalo’s Best Mother’s Day Brunch. They’re among the 120 or so employees that Roycroft Inn leaders credit for this win.
“The best part of what we have is the staff,” said Roycroft Inn manager Daniel Garvey. “Their welcoming nature, their absolute genuine hospitality and what they offer the guests when they come in, it makes it very special for mom.”
On Sunday, hundreds of moms will be filling the seats at the National Historic Landmark to enjoy that special treatment, as well as bottomless mimosas and a seemingly endless spread of food, including buffet stations offering crepes, omelets, waffles, ham, lamb, prime rib, and more.
“We do go out of our way to make sure Mom is accomodated. It is her day,” Garvey said. “For once, she doesn’t have to cook. And we have the opportunity to take care of her in a very special way.”
If you’d like to treat your mom to brunch at the Roycroft Inn this Sunday, you’re out of luck unless you already have a reservation.
The Roycroft Inn’s Mother’s Day brunch booked up back in January.
But, you can still buy her a gift certificate to enjoy brunch there another weekend.
And, reservations are already being accepted for brunch on Mother’s Day in 2020.