Mother’s Day Brunch at Clear Path supports Canteen meals for thousands of Veterans

 The headquarters of Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango celebrates its 60th year in 2019. Started in 1959 as the Skyridge Family Club by the late Bryce and Nancy Tuttle, the recreation center and country club offered numerous amenities, including a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course and a professional kitchen.

Today, the property houses Clear Path for Veterans, a 501(c)(3) Veterans Service Organization connecting Veterans, military members and their families with vital information, programs and resources in Upstate New York. One of those programs is a weekly Canteen that serves a nutritious lunch and socialization to more than 140 Veterans each week. To support that Canteen, Clear Path hosts two spring brunches: Easter and Mother’s Day.

The Mother’s Day brunch has been an annual tradition at Clear Path since its inception. This year’ brunch – on May 12 – offers attendees three seating options: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“We heard from several guests at our Easter Brunch that they really appreciated the 90-minute seating times. It added to the relaxed atmosphere and gave our guests time to enjoy both the delicious menu and our view of the Oneida Lake,” said Events and Volunteer Manager Maggie Benedict.

The Mother’s Day brunch will feature a relaxing, family-style brunch buffet prepared by Clear Path’s Culinary Director and Executive Chef Christopher Griffin and culinary program staff and volunteers.

His menu will offer some tradition favorites along with some contemporary takes on classic dishes: Strip loin, herb demi-glace; halibut, ramp butter, capers, citrus; asparagus with mushrooms, thyme; eggs; bacon; sausage; crispy potatoes with poblano, shallot; Utica greens; spring salad with lemon maple vinaigrette; pancakes with lemon curd, berries, maple; scones with berries, cream; chocolate tart; and clafoutis.

“Our Mother’s Day brunch will showcase some fresh colors of spring through a creative and diverse menu,” Griffin said. “Guests will enjoy the familiar eggs, bacon and sausage, but they will also enjoy unique dishes like the potatoes, also known as patatas bravas in Spanish cuisine.”

Cost is $30 for adults, $10 for those age 5-12, and free for those under age 4. Reservations can be made by clicking here.