Mother’s Day Luncheon Ideas Featuring Godiva Spirits

Congrats to the giveaway winner: Ann

I attended a Mother’s Day celebration lunch at A Voce Columbus that was sponsored by Godiva Spirits earlier today. It was wonderful to be “toasted” for my role as a mom while picking up some recipes for custom cocktails and enjoying a delicious lunch by A Voce’s executive chef Missy Robbins. I see why the Obamas liked Chef Robbins’ food at Spiaggia in Chicago. She really is an amazing chef! I felt so pampered and relaxed at the end of lunch and I’m excited that I get to pamper one of you…but more about that later.

We started off with appetizers and my favorite drink of the event, Les Femmes Coupe, that was created by Chicago Mixologist, Revae Schneider.

I will share the other three drink recipes in another post, but I wanted to give you an overview of the lunch…

Misticanza was served for the antipasti along with a Parisian Breakfast cocktail.

A Brasato Di Manzo (that was inspired by Chef Robbins’ mother’s brisket) was served as the secondi along with an Aromatic Allure cocktail. It was the tenderest brisket that I have ever tasted.

Unfortunately, I needed to leave to pick up the kids before the Cannoli was served as dolci along with an Haute & Steamy cocktail. However, my friends raved about the combo on twitter. Another great thing happened after I left…I won a “Breakfast in Bed” package from Godiva Spirits to indulge one of you!

This gift package is the first (of five Mother’s Day gift packages) that will be sprinkled throughout the site this month. To enter to win the package (with an approximate value of $100), simply tell me your favorite way to be pampered in the “Comments” section below. **Please note that you must be 21 years or older to enter this particular giveaway.** For an additional entry, please do one or more of the following for my new “baby”, “Mom in the City” (and leave a comment indicating that you did so):

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  1. Oh my goodness, looks like it was another fabulous event to attend! I love to be pampered by a simple massage… oh and wine! It doesn't take much to please me :-)
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  5. Sandra Polanco says:

    My favorite way to get pampered is getting my hair done and having a nice relaxing massage!

  6. Marilyn Wons says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is to soak in a bubble bath while listening to classical music

  7. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite is when my huband cooks and also cleans up dinner for my family and I. Seriously, I really love the break and my husband is a superior cook, so I get to enjoy a great meal too.
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

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  9. Monica S. says:

    There's nothing like a spa day to make a mom feel truly pampered! Hoping I can squeeze one in soon!

  10. Monica S. says:

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  11. Betty Antibus says:

    I like getting my hair cut and styled.

  12. Congrats on your new baby, which I signed up. Look forward to the new site.
    I would paper myself with a quiet day kids-free and start by having breakfast for one. Then relax and play my music for the afternoon with chardonay or merlot, finally have a dinner out with my girlfriends for some good laugh and just doll up. I miss having to go out. If Im near a Godiva store I'll pick up some delicious chocolate dip strawberries….yummy!

  13. PS…did you try out The Aromatic Allure? It looks so good.

  14. kristen m says:

    My favorite way to get pampered is to go get a pedicure, but I really only get like one a year!
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  15. Katherine Persons says:

    Bubblebath and a good book with no interuptions

  16. Katherine Persons says:

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  17. Breakfast in bed served by my husband, and then a good movie on the tv with my knitting in hand.

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  20. tamarsw says:

    Pampering includes a long bubble bath and music.

  21. Ann Fantom says:

    I pamper myself with some red wine, dark chocolate, a book, hot bath, and a candle.

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  23. alyce poalillo says:

    Someone who cooks and cleans up for me and then gives me chocolate-that is pampering to me!

  24. Shannon Baas says:

    long hot bath.

  25. debbie says:

    I like a good book, a really nice cup of tea and some really good chocolate.

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  28. Cynthia C says:

    I like to have time to read on my deck with a glass of iced tea.

  29. nichol perez says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is ipod on, sneakers on feet headed to get a mani and pedi, then shopping, followed by brunch, a movie, then home relaxing with my kids and a cup of tea. That's how I do. Thanks for this great contest!

  30. nichol perez says:

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  31. mogrill says:

    A nice bath and a good book.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  33. I love a good massage.


  34. Candice h says:

    i love for my husband to take the boys out of the house so I can take a nice hot bath with music and candles.
    Thank you for the chance to win such a fabulous giveaway!

  35. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love to get a pedicure :) Thanks for hosting!

  36. hair cut & mani

  37. LOVED finally meeting you at the Godiva Spirits event…yet, sorry to miss the dessert, too! :)
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  38. K Davis says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is with a nice long massage, but chocolate is good too :)

  39. Miz Vickik says:

    When someone else cleans the house — including the dishes! Thanks!

  40. pauline1501 says:

    I love spending an hour in the massage chair getting a manicure and pedicure!

  41. chrisdeglen says:

    A professional massage is my favorite but that doesn't happen often at all. I also love a glass of sparkling white wine and dark chocolates, very indulgent.

  42. mistysunrise says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is a nice long hot shower, with pretty smelling soaps.

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  43. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love to be pampered with a back massage!
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  45. Valerie Mabrey says:

    I like being pampered by getting to lay down on the couch nwith the phones turned off and no one bothering me for some much needed REST

  46. jules mcnubbin says:

    i love breakfast in bed, and a long bubble bath!

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  48. shawna says:

    A long hot bath with a good book.

  49. Gloria Schulte says:

    i like to be taken out for dinner!

  50. Lacy Tanner says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is to take a bath all by myself, no kids, with a glass of wine, a book, and a locked door.

  51. Christine says:

    a dinner out

  52. christie kammerer says:

    I love getting a pedicure.

  53. christie kammerer says:

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  54. I love a good massage

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  55. laura588 says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is when my husband watches our 9 month old and 3 year old for an hour in a evening. I can take a long hot bubble bath while listening to my favorite jazz CD without my daughter knocking a dozen times on the door wanting a drink of water or asking what I am doing.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  56. laura588 says:

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  57. I like to be pampered by not having to cook or clean for the day.

  58. I get a massage every 2 weeks.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  60. jen gersch says:

    getting a massage

  61. Brittney C says:

    My favorite way to be pampered is a quiet day with a massage and pedicure!

  62. christal c says:

    hubbies back rubs

  63. christal c says:

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  66. robyn paris says:

    my favorite way to be pampered is to get a hot oil body massage.

  67. robyn paris says:

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  69. debra f says:

    I like to be pampered with a pedicure

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