Mother's Day Eats

 

Moms deserves a big fat culinary thank you this weekend - here's where to go...

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The Blue Door at The Delano Hotel on Miami Beach. Photo: Gaston de Cardenas.
 

Valerie Nahmad

Mother's Day is all about spreading the love, expressing thanks and eating & drinking as much as humanly possible in the middle of the day. Read on for our guide to where & when to treat mom this weekend...

  • 660 at the Anglers goes family-style with its feast. Menu highlights include fritto mistor with calamari, rock shrimp & prawns; mom’s pasta al horno with Bolognese; and polo al vino rosso, braised for 8 hours. $34.95 per person, call 305-534-9600 for info and reservations.
  • Altamare goes green in honor of mom with the creation of the raw taster, a farm-fresh dish featuring scallop ceviche, tuna tartare, Kumamoto oyster, sheepshead carpaccio and Borek Farms heirloom tomato sorbet. The dish is part of the restaurant’s a la carte menu, available from 5-11pm on Sunday. Call 305-532-3061 for info and reservations.
  • Area 31 dishes up a “whimsical” brunch featuring three hours of unlimited mimosa, bloody Mary’s, Prosecco, fresh juice and hot and cold buffets. Menu highligts include a ceviche bar, a raw bar, domestic caviar, eggs Benedict and steak frites. $55 per adult, $22 for kids 6-12. Call 305-424-5234 for info and reservations.
  • The Biltmore starts the fun early with mommy & me cooking classes and an interactive Champagne Deutz luncheon on Saturday. Come Sunday, celebrate moms with a Sunday champagne brunch featuring French champagnes, caviar, sushi, pasta and a chocolate fountain.
  • BLT Steak treats moms to a series of mother-inspired blackboard specials this Mother’s Day. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, look for 7 pepper crusted American Wagyu flat iron, pan roasted local black grouper and warm chocolate-hazelnut cake. Call 305-673-0044 for info & reservations.
  • Bring mom to Blue Door at the Delano and enjoy an a la carte brunch feast dishing out over 60 items including lobster beignets, mushroom white pizza and chocolate Belgian waffles. Go for broke and invest $35 for unlimited champagne cocktails. Call 305-674-6400 for info & reservations.
  • Brio Tuscan Grille greets moms with an early a la carte brunch. The Gulfstream Park location opens at 9:30am while Pembroke Gardens opens at 9am - both feature Tuscan-inspired menu items like fruit & ricotta crepes, frittata al forno and Tuscan French toast. Call 954-362-1600 (Gulfstream) or 954-431-1341 (Pembroke Pines) for info & reservations.
  • Café Prima Pasta treats mom to free-flowing champagne and a signature “Mama Ravioli” dish blending lobster, tomato sauce and homemade mozzarella. Extra bonus – dine between 4-6pm and enjoy the 50% discounted menu. Call 305-867-0106 for info and reservations.
  • Canyon Ranch Grill offers mom a "guilt-free" brunch from noon to 3pm. The buffet features a breakfast table, soup station, food bar, omelet station, salad station and desserts. $55 per person, call 305-514-7474 for info & reservations.
  • The Cape Cod Room kicks off the fun with a complimentary brunch cocktail for everyone. From there dig into an appetizer buffet featuring croissants and bagels & smoked salmon. Next, move onto a served main plate like cream cheese stuffed French toast, poached organic eggs or lobster stew. Cap it all off with dessert. $33 per person, call 305-864-1262 for info & reservations.
  • Da Campo Osteria treats mom to a family-style supper featuring some of chef Todd English’s signature items. Menu highglights include Sicilian scroll artisan bread, fried zucchini blossoms, ricotta ravioli, pan roasted local fish and grilled and slice strip steak. $46 per person, call 954-226-5002.
  • The Deering Estate at Cutler celebrates moms with its annual brunch. Head south for dishes & desserts from Bill Hansen Catering, historic tours and more. $70 for adults and $45 for kids 5-12, Free for kids 4 and under. Advance reservations required, visit deeringestate.org or call 305-235-1668 ext. 23.
  • Eos woos moms with a lavish brunch buffet from 11am-3pm. Adults will sip complimentary glasses of Prosceo, mimosa or bellni while everyone chows down. $65 for adults, $30 for kids. Call 305-503-4400.
  • Escopazzo hits the road for Mother’s Day, bringing moms & the people who love them on a Farm Lunch & Wine Tasting. Meet at Escopazzo at 1, hope a bus and head south to Homestead’s Paradise Farms for a buffet lunch, live music, wine tasting and a bottle of Schnebly wine. Extra bonus – mom gets to bring home a $30 gift card. $155 per adult, $50 per child (with transportation, $30 per child without transportation). Advanced reservations required – call 305-674-9450.
  • Essensia at the Palms indulges with a 3.5-hour brunch feast featuring mini spa services. Menu highlights include organic eggs, Belgian waffles and a risotto station. Extra bonus – moms will enjoy complimentary hand & chair massages. The celebration runs from 11:30am-3pm. $39 adults, $19 kids 12 and under, includes one mimosa or glass of Prosecco per person. Call 305-908-5458 for info and reservations.
  • The French Quarter at Mardi Gras Casino puts a gaming spin on Mother’s Day with a buffet featuring a salad bar, pastas, prime rib, snow crab and a one complimentary mimosa. $22.95 per person, available from noon-8pm. Call 954-924-3232 for info and reservations.
  • Gibraltar at Grove Isle treats moms to a brunch buffet form 11am-3pm. Menu highlights include a seafood station stocked with shrimp, oysters and sushi; a breakfast station featuring French toast, bagels and made-to-order omelets; pasta and carving stations; and a dessert table. $75 per adult, $35 per child, call 305-857-5007 for info & reservations.
  • The Grill on the Alley woos moms with an a la carte brunch from 11:30am-3pm. Menu highlights include toasted bagel & lox, a cobb omelet, blueberry pecan pancakes and filet mignon benedict. Moms will all receive a complimentary rose. Call 305-466-7195 for info & reservations.
  • Gotham Steak is treating moms to an indoor/outdoor buffet stocked with sushi stations, seafood displays, carving stations, cheese and charcuterie, made-to-order eggs, and desserts.  Brunch will be served from 11:00am – 3:00pm and runs $75 for adults, including unlimited mimosas and $37.50 for children 12 and under.  For info & reservations call 877-326-7412.  
  • Isabela’s at Brickell’s JW Marriott greets moms with a breakfast buffet featuring eggs Florentine, crispy maple pepper bacon, an Italian station with made-to-order pasta, king crab legs, stone crabs and a BBQ station. $59 for adults, $29 for kids 6-11, call 305-329-3500 for info & reservations.
  • JB Kitchen & Bar treats moms to complimentary mimosas a brunch buffet featuring omelet & carving stations, smoked Scottish salmon and fresh-baked artisan breads. $24.95 per person, call 305-415-0600 for info & reservations.
  • Jungle Island gets on the brunch bandwagon with a buffet from 11am-4pm. Menu highlights include baked Virginia ham, grilled salmon and sliced sirloin. $45 per adult, $32 for kids 3-10, includes admission. Visit jungleisland.com for info & reservations.
  • Kitchen 305 woos moms with bottomless champagne and a $50 gift card to the Seven Seas Aveda Spa. From 11am-4pm enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch featuring live music and carving stations, made-to-order pastas & omelets and more. $27.95 per person, call 305-949-1300 for info and reservations.
  • The Fontainebleau’s beachfront restaurant La Côte offers mom a prix fixe menu with ocean breezes. Start with tuna tartare or sautéed sea scallops; move onto a grilled vegetable wrap or smoked salmon fatoush; and cap it off with berry gazpacho and madeline cookies. $35, call 877-326-7412 for info & reservations.
  • In honor of moms, La Marea at The Tides extends lazy breakfast into a new lazy brunch,. From 10:30am-3pm enjoy an unlimited selection of small plates (think seated buffet). Menu highlights include skirt steak skillet, apple crisp muffins and sweet potato hast. $45 per person, call 305-604-5070 for info & reservations.
  • Maya Tapas & Grill treats mom to a free meal and pre-fixe menu for the rest of the crowd. The three-course feast features the likes of avocado salad, pan roasted salmon, Moroccan chicken “ossobuco,” and skirt steak. $19.95 per person, call 305-538-0058.
  • Meat Market goes a la carte in honor of mom. Available from 11am-4pm, the brunch menu features the likes of smoked duck bacon & scrambled egg cluster, kobe skirt steak and eggs and American Wagyu Kobe meatloaf. Invest an extra $15 and enjoy unlimited mimosas and/or bellinis. Call 305-532-0088 for info and reservations.
  • Mercadito throws a “Mamcita’s Day Brunch” from 11:30am-5pm featuring a family-style feast of eggs, guacamoles, classic tacos and desserts. $28 per adult, $20 per child, includes one complimentary brunch cocktail. Call 786-369-0430 for info & reservations.
  • Morton’s celebrates moms with a three-course menu available from 3-9pm. Menu highlights include a Morton’s salad, single cut file, colossal shrimp Alexander and double chocolate mousse. $59 per person.
  • Neomi’s Grill at Trump International Beach Resort kicks off the fun with a complimentary family portrait. Once properly photographed, dig into an eclectic, decadent brunch featuring paella Valenciana, sushi, Belgium waffles, made-to-order omelets and red velvet cupcakes. $60 per adult, $20 for kids 6-12, brunch available from 11am-3pm. Call 305-692-5770 for info & reservations.
  • Oceanaire puts a seafood spin on an a la carte brunch this Mother’s Day. Menu highlights include jumbo lump crab cake Benedict; seafood scramble with crab, shrimp, smoked salmon, potatoes, onions & peppers; and Miami-inspired French toast with Cuban bread and maple syrup. Call 305-372-8862 for reservations.
  • Panorama Restaurant at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove welcomes moms with a special three-course Peruvian menu, complimentary valet parking and a glass of Domaine St. Michelle sparkling wine. $45 per person, call 305-447-8256 for info & reservations.
  • Pizza Rustica Hollywood "rolls out the red carpet" for mom with a special menu featuring the Caprese Deluxe pizza (whole-wheat thin crust, cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, parsley, oregano and a drizzle of pesto) and the Chocolate pizza (a crisp crust filled with Nutella and strawberries). Call 954-923-3878 for info.
  • From 11am-3pm, ONE Bal Harbour treats moms to a “sumptuous” a la carte menu. Mom gets some extra loving with unlimited champagne or mimiosa throughout the brunch. $45 per person, $35 without champagne or mimosa. Call 305-455-5460 for info and reservations.
  • The Restaurant at the Raleigh woos moms to Collins Ave with long-stemmed roses, a bottle of Chandon Rose Champange (one per party of 4) and a three-course feast. Meny highlights include brioche French toast, croque madame and mini ricotta pancakes. $35 per person, call 305-534-6300 for info & reservations.
  • The Setai celebrates mom by pairing live music with its “legendary” Sunday brunch. Jazz songstress Nicole Henry serenades diners while they dig into Belgian waffles, pizza and salad stations, risotto stations, dim sum, a Bloody Mary bar and endless champagne. $85 per person, call 305-520-6400 for info & reservations.
  • Solea gives Mother’s Day a Spanish twist with its special a la carte menu. Highlights include tortilla Espanola, shrimp & asparagus scrambled eggs and churros with chocolate sauce. Call 305-938-3000 for info & reservations.
  • Steak  954 indulges moms & the people who love them with a decadent brunch from 7am-5pm featuring Oscar Benedict, Nutella & banana crepes and more. Or, opt for an early dinner (beginning at 5:30pm) and dig into local yellowfin tuna, pan roasted shrimp and a chocolate/lavendar martini. Call 954-414-8333 for info & reservations.
  • Sushi Samba celebrates with the one-day return of a la carte brunch specials. Menu highlights include churros, house-made granola, cast-iron baked eggs, steamed atlantic salmon and char-grilled Kobe burgers. Every mom receives a complimentary mimosa (or virgin one for moms-to-be), a $10 gift card and “something sweet to take home.” Call 305-673-5337 for info and reservations.
  • Talavera gives Mother’s Day a Mexican twist with the launch of its new brunch menu (available Sat & Sun from 11am-2:30pm moving forward). Enjoy live music while feasting on the huevos divorciados, chilaquiles verdes and the breakfast hurache. All items are a la carte. Call 305-444-2955 for info and reservations.
  • Wish woos moms with a champagne toast and a three-course dinner. From 6-10:30pm enjoy butternut squash ravioli, your choice of pan seared Atlantic char or braised veal ossobucco and strawberry pound cake. $55 per person, call 305-531-2222 for info & reservations.

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