There's a new weekend hot spot in Covington.
Mama’s Mornings is an Italian-style pastry and espresso bar helmed by Chase Maus, baker/owner behind the recently shuttered rose&mary bakery. Only open on Saturdays and Sundays, his menu of baked goods includes offerings like tiramisu donuts, buns with polenta custard and fruit jam, and pine nut croissant sticky buns. Coffee comes from local roaster La Terza.
Drawing inspiration from Andy Warhol’s “Birth of Venus” (modeled after Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s original masterpiece), Mama’s itself is slated to open in 2022 with a menu of refreshed Italian classics, Wolff tells CityBeat via email. "I love Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus,'" she writes. "It is the classic Italian embodiment of beauty, love, and femininity — Mama. I wanted to play with that when it came to our vibe and food. Our culinary team will continue to draw inspiration Warhol's version of Botticelli when creating the menu: draw on the classics, 'brighten' them up and make them approachable for everyone."
While only the front pastry bar is open now, Wolff says she is decorating the restaurant with her patented mix of bright accents and antique finds.
"I want the room to give an immediate feeling of walking into Mama's house — warm, welcoming and beautiful, with a little touch of New York City Italian vibe for fun," she says.
Slated to open in the first part of the new year, Mama's will also feature art paying homage to Wolff's grandma, "Yoo-Hoo," and Weckman's grandma, Helen.
Mama's Mornings is located at 621 Main St., Covington. Check out menu updates and news at instagram.com/mamas_mornings. And for info about Mama's restaurant, check out instagram.com/mamas621cov.
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