Mother's Day Brunch in the Ballroom

May 14, 2023

42 W 11th Street, 42 W 11th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

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    Spoil Mom with a day off and treat her - and the whole family - to a sumptuous brunch buffet at the iconic HOTEL DU PONT. Be inspired by the historical surroundings of a room dedicated to famous women from the past who continue to inspire today. 

    Culinary specialty stations include assorted breads and pastries, fresh fruit, made-to-order omelettes, waffles, charcuterie display, soups & salads, raw bar (oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, sushi, ceviche), seafood entrees (seared scallops, mini crab cakes, oysters rockefellar, clams casino), hand-carved meats (beef tenderloin, lamb racks, grilled chicken), vegan, and an indulgent dessert display from the hotel bake shop, Spark'd Creative Pastry.

    Enhance your dining experience with our add-on bloody Mary and mimosa bar.

    About the Gold Ballroom

    Part of the 1918 expansion of the HOTEL DU PONT, the Gold Ballroom is a true testament to craftmanship and artistry. The ceiling detail features bas-relief medallions of twenty acclaimed women from diverse backgrounds including Mary Stuart, the first pilgrim to set foot in the New World; Pocahontas, a Native American; Lady Hamilton, a former maid; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; and Dido, daughter of a slave. The walls depict women in cultural dress from around the globe mixed with draped mythological figures executed in sgraffito, a "scratching" technique where the design is hand-cut into multiple layers of colored plaster. It took thirty artisans more than a year to complete the room in this lost art.

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