Monday, April 28, 2008

Celebrate Mom with California Fresh Flavor

If you can’t treat mom to a trip to Napa Valley, then bring a taste the Wine Country to Mom with Napa River Grill’s special Mother’s Day brunch buffet, available May 11, Mother’s Day, from 10 a.m. to 2:3o p.m., costs $29.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 5 to 12 years of age. The restaurant is also open its regular hours from 5 to 9 p.m. serving its normal menu.

“Our Mother’s Day brunch buffet is the perfect way to say thank you to mothers for everything they do for their families all year through,” said J.D. Rothberg, managing partner of Napa River Grill.

Inspired by the Northern regions of California, Napa River Grill offers Northern California cuisine with Pacific-Rim “fusion”, as well as awarding-winning wines from California and new world regions. The restaurant also features Wine Country décor and ambiance, including a patio with a vine-trellised arbor and outdoor fireplace.

“Our buffet is packed with fresh, healthy items such as our grilled salmon and chicken and our fresh fruits and salads, but there are also lots of decadent items like our chocolate desserts and truffles” said executive chef David Malthaner. “What’s best is mom can take a day off and be pampered and celebrated by her family.”

Featuring Napa River Grill’s unique twist to the traditional brunch, this elaborate menu offers more than 30 items ranging from traditional fare to creative specialties from Napa River Grill.

Items featured on the menu include a variety of fresh seafood, meat, pasta, salads, breakfast items and desserts. Entrees include roasted pork loin with mushroom sauce and basmati rice; chuck roast with merlot gravy and mashed potatoes; oak-grilled salmon with beurre blanc; and oak-grilled chicken with natural chicken jus. Pastas and salads include Caesar salad, marinated tomato and mozzarella salad, chicken salad and bowtie pasta salad. Made-to-order omelettes and pancakes will be available, as well as Napa Eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, black mussels, applewood smoked bacon, sausage, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit, assorted rolls, bagels and miniature muffins. Desserts include lemon tarts, red velvet cake, coconut cake, pecan bars, chocolate truffles, chocolate decadence., cheesecake and assorted cookies.

Napa River Grill is located at 3938 Dupont Circle. Since opening in August 1999, Napa River Grill has grown into one of Louisville’s hottest dining spots. This stylish venue has established a hearty following, received rave reviews and won numerous awards, including Louisville magazine’s “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Wine List” and “Best Décor.” Other accolades include a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Prep magazine’s Blue Plate Award for “Best Upscale Casual Restaurant.” For more information or reservations, please contact Napa River Grill at 893-0141 or visit

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