Stuff your mom and the rest of the family at the Brookfield Zoo’s Mother’s Day Champaign Brunch May 8, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Here’s the plan: Attend the 11 a.m. brunch sitting and walk off those calories at the zoo! Or come to the 1:30 p.m. sitting after having explored the zoo in the morning. Or just sit and eat!
Here is a sampling of the menu: Made to order omelets; chef’s carvery (ham, beef, chicken breast); smoked salmon with lox; penne pasta; garlic mashed potatoes; salads; cheesecake; European pastries; coffee and tea. Did we mention Champaign?
Plus! The Brookfield Zoo is one of Chicagoland’s wonders. New to the zoo: A baby orangutan being raised by a surrogate mother; Wild Encounters, a three acre hands on exhibit with baby and small animals; snow leopard babies! Enjoy the Great Bear Wilderness with bison, grizzly bears and polar bears! Explore the Seven Seas exhibit, with its underwater dolphin viewing area! And of course, there are reptiles, apes, and people to watch!
The Brookfield Zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield. You must register for the sitting of your choice ahead of time. For tickets, go online to www.czs.org/Brookfield-Zoo and follow the prompts. Zoo admission is included in the price.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Brookfield Zoo’s Mother’s Day Champaign Brunch, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.