You never call, you never write. So you really better take Mom out on her very own day. (That would be Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, you ingrate.) Here are several local restaurants that will give Mom a break and get you back into her good graces.
At Palm Beach’s intimate, elegant Cafe Boulud (301 Australian Ave., 561/655-6060) at the Brazilian Court hotel, they’ll be dishing up a Mom’s Day brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $68 per person for adults and $35 for kids, the menu includes rack of lamb, prime rib and house-made pastas, along with a selection of desserts like tropical panna cotta and freshly made pastries. And to wet Mom’s whistle, sommelier Mariya Kovacheva has put together a sampler of rosé champagnes—Ayala, Chiquet and Billiot—priced at $15 a glass or $25 for all three.
Moms will get a free mimosa at brunch or a free dessert at dinner on Mother’s Day at Tanzy (301 Plaza Real, 561/922-6699), the sleek Mediterranean-esque eatery in Mizner Park. Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. features an a la carte menu of dishes like brioche french toast with cinnamon butter, Canadian syrup and whipped cream and Eggs Sardou (poached eggs with baby artichokes, prosciutto and truffled hollandaise). The regular dinner menu will be available in the evening.
The hottest restaurant in Boca Raton—Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trail, 561/417-5836)—will see top toque Joey Giannuzzi and crew serving their usual brunch menu as well as a roster of specials, all from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A la carte options include scallion, shiitake and tomme cheese quiche with organic greens tossed with an apple cider-herb vinaigrette and preserved lemon-caper poached sole with grilled artichoke and tarragon aioli. Or you can always get an omelet with cage-free eggs, spinach, feta and tomatoes.
Treat Mom to a buffet brunch or anything off the weekend brunch menu at Vic & Angelo’s (290 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/278-9570) in Delray Beach and in Palm Beach Gardens (4520 PGA Blvd., 561/630-9899). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the handsome Italian ristorante will offer a $39.95 prix fixe brunch ($19.95 for kids) that features beef and turkey carving stations, a raw bar, an omelet station, pizzas and pastas, salads and desserts, plus a complementary glass of champagne. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Out in West Delray, Angelo Elia’s excellent D’Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar & Tapas (16950 Jog Rd., 561/381-0037) has added some a la carte specials to the menu in honor of Mom. From 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mom can order off the regular menu or chow down on such creations as veal scallopine porcini with madeira sauce and sauteed spinach and lobster Marichiara, which pairs a lobster tail, shrimp, clams and mussels with capellini in a San Marzano tomato sauce.