Raise a glass to Mum

Raise a glass to Mum

At Crown, you’ll find the perfect celebration to suit Mums of all kinds. We know she deserves to be spoilt every day of the year, so on Mother’s Day the mission is simple: It’s the ultimate occasion for her to be the centre of attention.

“It’s all about the celebration and sense of occasion on Mother’s Day really,” says Chris Crawford, Crown’s Group General Manager of Beverage. “Lavish her with a really special bottle of Champagne or choose a wine that’s her favourite.”

Crawford says Champagne and other sparkling wines are the obvious choice for Mother’s Day, though it’s all a matter of personal taste. For his mother, Crawford would recommend Ruinart Rosé Champagne, the delightfully pink bubbles that pair perfectly with seafood.

“The colour is extraordinary, much harder to find than a Blanc de Blanc,” Crawford says. “It’s a bit different and that’s what makes it special.”

Sparkling wine is the perfect match for the cuisine of many of Crown’s restaurants, including at Conservatory, with its vast array of premium foods on offer at multiple live chef stations.

“You can’t go wrong with sparkling wine, because it will go well with seafood, shellfish, sushi, the dessert buffet and so much more,” Crawford says. “We do have a range of dessert wines, but once you get to the end of the meal, people are just drinking whatever they want to drink and that’s often Champagne or sparkling.”

Can’t celebrate in person this year? Looking to send the perfect gift to Mum at home? Crown Cellar & Co has that covered. The sommelier-led boutique wine and spirits retailer is headed up by Crown’s experts in the field, ensuring the same high standards enjoyed when dining at Crown.

Chris Crawford is joined by Matt Brooke, Director of Wine and together they have curated an extraordinary collection of bespoke wine and spirits representing the uniqueness of Crown’s restaurants, to be enjoyed anywhere. Between them they have more than three decades of sommelier experience, so you can expect the best of the best. That includes more than 30 of the most exceptional Champagnes from around the world, including Dom Perignon, Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot.

“Value is different for different people, so we have many varying levels of price points,” says Chris. “At any price, quality is still really important and there’s always a great range at Crown Cellar & Co.”

One thing’s for sure. Gift Mum the Dom Perignon 2012 vintage, and you’ll be the apple of her eye.