Flights & Bites: Mother’s Day dining specials in Breckenridge, Dillon |

Flights & Bites: Mother’s Day dining specials in Breckenridge, Dillon

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |

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Hearthstone Restaurant, located at 130 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge, is serving a special Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 10, with a three-course menu for $30, plus an additional $20 for wine pairings with each course. A sampling of the menu includes beets three ways salad, slow-braised Colorado lamb shank, green tea-crusted organic salmon, sesame soy crispy tofu, Harris Ranch butcher’s cut steak, lemon-poppy seed cheesecake and more. Call (970) 453-1148 for reservations, or visit

The Dillon Dam Brewery is celebrating Mother’s Day with a free pint of beer or glass of wine for Mom with the purchase of any meal. The restaurant also will have a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a la carte entrees including Southwestern eggs Benedict, baguette French toast, grilled flank steak salad and huevos rancheros, with prices ranging from $10 to $14. For more information, visit

Audubon Society hosts Mother’s Day breakfast

The Audubon Society of Greater Denver is inviting mothers and their families out to the Audubon Nature Center on Sunday, May 10, for its annual Mother’s Day Bird Banding Breakfast. This is an event for mothers and grandmothers to come with their loved ones and see wild songbirds up close and personal, while taking in the beauty of the Audubon Nature Center and Chatfield State Park.

Enter to win a number of amazing prizes, such as wine, floral arrangements and gift baskets, purchase a gift in the Sweets N’ Tweets gift shop or peruse the used book sale. After a continental breakfast from Einstein Bros. Bagels, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Starbucks Coffee, activities will include a spring hike and a visit to the bird banding station.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for children and free for mothers. Reservations are required for the event; email or call (303) 973-9530. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver is located at 9308 S Wadsworth Blvd. in Littleton.

Summit Daily to publish local restaurant deals

The Summit Daily News is compiling a roundup of offseason dining deals and will publish a comprehensive list of specials, as well as information about local restaurant closures for mud season, in the Thursday, May 14, edition of the paper. Whether it’s 2-for-1 entrees, Dining Passport promotions or your own unique deal, if your restaurant is showing the love for the locals this spring, we want to know about it.

To be included in the article, email information about your offseason deal to arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at no later than the end of the day on Tuesday, May 12. Questions? Call (970) 668-4619.

Local business owner to teach food course at CMC

Lisa Julian, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver, will be teaching HWE100, Human Nutrition, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge for the fall semester. The course will break down the elements of nutrition, or the “science of food,” as Julian prefers to describe it, and help students identify the most efficient eating habits for their bodies.

The course will explain the building blocks of nutrition — amino acids to build proteins, sugar to provide energy and which fatty acids are important — as well as topics such as how antioxidants work and where to find foods that are rich in the elements you need for your individual body chemistry. The idea, Julian said, is to provide an understanding of how to fuel your body, rather than prescribing specific things to eat.

“You understand the basics from the root level, the foundation, and then it comes naturally; it’s very intuitive to decide what you need to eat,” she said. “And that relates to your personal body because we’re all different. You can’t have one general diet for every body.”

Registration for fall classes at CMC begins Monday, July 27. To learn more about course offerings from CMC, or to register, visit

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