NYC’s UN PLAZA GRILL Culinary Director shares her recipe for Mother’s Day

Argentinian-born Ines Chattas, the new culinary director of NYC’s UN PLAZA GRILL, shares her Mother’s Day orange flan recipe, which was passed down to Ines from her mother. It is light and delicious and delicately sweet, easy to prepare and serves beautifully.



16 oz. Orange juice

Eight large ladyfingers, crumbled

6 oz. sugar plus additional sugar to caramelize the mold

six eggs

Dark chocolate shaving

Mold for Baking


Finely coat a cake tin with sugar and sprinkle with a few drops of water to caramelize over high heat. Set aside to cool.

Combine orange juice, ladyfingers, eggs and sugar in blender until well incorporated. Pour into the mold and cook in a Bain Marie (water bath) for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once cold, unmold and garnish with chocolate shavings.

If you find yourself in the NYC area for this (almost!) return to normal Mother’s Day, UN Plaza Grill NY will offer several options for a memorable culinary celebration.

The Midtown Manhattan East kosher restaurant, with validated on-site parking for a flat rate of $20, will open for a brunch special at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8.

A two-course menu (appetizer and dessert) at a fixed price of $39 will be offered, including a sparkling welcome in the form of a glass of prosecco or a mimosa for all adult celebrants.

The menu’s nine entree options run the gamut from breakfast classics to lunch favourites, banana French toast, Benedict smoked salmon and avocado toast at the Classic Plaza Burger and Paillard grilled chicken.

At 4 p.m., dinner will take the Mother’s Day stage with the restaurant’s regular a la carte menus and $69 three-course prix fixe menus available. Regardless of the menu choice, all guests of honor (aka mom) will be greeted with a glass of prosecco.

The UN Plaza Grill is located at 845 1st Avenue (at 47and St.), where on-site parking is available. Reservations are made on the restaurant’s website at or by calling 212-223-1801. Private party space available. UN Plaza Grill is under the kosher supervision of the OU.

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu