Celebrate Mom with a Festive Feast as Grand as Its Location


The weather for this year’s Easter Buffet was amazing, and the staff at The Grand Summit Hotel is very appreciative to all of the guests who chose the Hotel to celebrate this most important holiday on the Christian calendar.

This year’s early Easter means for a longer break in between Easter and mom’s big day, meaning a trip back to the spectacular buffet is in the cards. This year’s new additions of Monkfish Piccata and Chicken Coq Au Vin did not disappoint, and the Mother’s Day Buffet will be sure to improve on an impressive Easter spread.

“The Easter Buffet is always such a great event for the hotel,” says long time Director of Catering Jimmy Thornton. “The look on the kids’ faces when they see the Easter bunny and the balloon artist is priceless.”

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For Mother’s Day, the entertainment shifts to a face painter along with the return of what is the area’s most talented balloon artist.

This year’s buffet menu is sure to entice and excite our guests:


Selection of Chilled Juices, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Herbal Teas with Cream & Skim Milk

An International Cheese Display with Fresh Fruit & Water Crackers
Assorted Pates & Terrines
Fresh Vegetable Crudités with Chick Pea, Spinach Artichoke, Roasted Eggplant and Buffalo Chicken Dips and Pita Chips
Italian Antipasto Display

Display of House Smoked Salmon, Whitefish & Caviar
Assorted Baby Greens and Caesar Salad Bar
Roasted Coconut Root Vegetables
Heirloom Tomato and Lump Crab Salad with Fennel Coulis
Tortellini and Octopus Salad with Tapenade Vinaigrette
Tri-Color Fingerling Potato and Chicken Salad
Mozzarella and Poached Shallot Salad with Candied Bacon

Bread Display

Featuring Assorted Breakfast Breads, Muffins, Croissants, Bagels & Dinner Rolls

Chilled Seafood Display with Ice Carving

Oysters, Shrimp & Crab Claws with Cocktail Sauce
Remoulade, Mignonette & Lemon Wedges

Attended Omelet Station

Preparing Whole Egg and Egg White Omelets to Order
(Featuring; Diced Peppers, Ham, Onions, Tomatoes, Sliced Mushrooms & Cheese)

Attended Carving Station

Roast Turkey Breast, Pan Gravy & Garlic Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Burgundy Sauce

Attended Pasta Station

Featuring Catelli with Balsamic Tomato Sauce and Pink Vodka, Toppings of Chicken and Shrimp

Chafing Dishes

Eggs Benedict
Belgium Waffles with Maple Syrup
Smokehouse Bacon & Sausage
Herb Roasted Chicken in a Garlic Cream Sauce with Pancetta
Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with an Ale Reduction
Roasted Salmon with a Warm Cucumber and Scallion Salsa, Balsamic Reduction
Grilled Leg of Lamb with Broccoli Rabe and Pesto

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, and Vegetable Medley


Assorted Cakes & Tarts, Mini Pastries, Rice Pudding, Fruit Kabobs, Raspberry Mousse, Chocolate Fondue,
Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Fruit Cobbler, Vanilla Ice Cream and Cookies

Children’s Mini Buffet

Chicken Nuggets, Hot Dogs, Macaroni & Cheese
French Fries, Onion Rings and Buttered Corn on the Cob 

Includes Assorted Soft Drinks, Coffee and Tea

Seating times for the day are 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.. Pricing for adults is $59.95 plus tax and gratuity, children 4-12 years of age is $17.95, and children under 3 eat free.

Not to be outdone, The HAT Tavern will be offering a $36 menu including carving stations of Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Burgundy Sauce, and Turkey Breast with Panned Gravy and Garlic Herb. Their famous Raw Bar is back featuring Shrimp, Crab Claws, and Oysters, Cold Platters and Salad Displays, Omelet Station and Dessert Display. A la carte specials for the day include the HAT Tavern Eggs Burgerdict ($10) featuring two LaFrieda sliders, English muffin, poached eggs in Béarnaise sauce, Herb Roasted Chicken ($17), Cavatelli with Shrimp and Balsamic Tomato Sauce ($17), Bacon Wrapped Roast Pork Loin with an Ale Reduction, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable Medley ($17), and Roasted Salmon with Warm Cucumber Scallion Salsa, Rice Pilaf, and Vegetable Medley ($17). Sides available include bacon ($2.95), sausage ($2.95) and breakfast potatoes ($2.50). The Brunch includes a glass of Champagne, Bloody Mary or Mimosa, Juices, and Coffee.  

“We will appeal to the guest that wants to go out for the holiday without it being too formal,” says HAT General Manager Walter Curtis. We welcome the chance to host you if your preference is casual or formal at the Hotel or Tavern.”

Need a room for family or friends over the holiday weekend.  Book it now at the hotel with rates starting as low as $105. A selection of impressive suites is also available at great rates. As always, our rate includes a Full American Hot and Cold Breakfast, Free WIFI, and passes to the area’s hottest sports club EQUINOX.

With 149 guest accommodations and over 10,000 square feet of recently-renovated event space, The Grand Summit Hotel -- the shining star in the town of Summit -- remains one of the area’s most prestigious addresses for social and corporate events.

The hotel’s culinary reputation is unmatched in the area and has been extended to the wildly popular HAT Tavern in the hotel’s lower level. The management team built on this success recently with the grand opening of the Arts and Crafts Lobby Bar serving private label coffee and espresso, Ironbound Nitro Brewed Iced Coffee, a selection of hard to find craft beers, and wine.

The Grand Summit Hotel is located at 570 Springfield Avenue in Summit, New Jersey 07901. For more information call the hotel at 908-273-3000 or visit our website at grandsummit.com.   

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