You never call, you never write, so the least you can do is take Mom out for a nice meal on her special day. And if you have to ask, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. These six local restaurants remembered, even if you didn’t.
At Brio Tuscan Grilles in Boca (5050 Town Center Circle, 561/392-3777), CityPlace (550 Rosemary Ave., 561/835-1511) and Palm Beach Gardens (3101 PGA Blvd., 561/622-0491), beginning at 10 a.m. they’ll be offering a special Mother’s Day brunch, as well as lunch and dinner. On the brunch menu are dishes like Eggs Benedictano (pictured), berries and cream French toast, and open-faced chicken and avocado omelet, all served a la carte.
Max’s Grille (404 Plaza Real, 561/368-0080) in Mizner Park will be dishing up an a la carte Mom’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the menu will be blueberry-lemon blintzes, softshell crab BLT, roasted vegetable quiche and triple-layer carrot cake. Dinner specials served from 5 to 10 p.m. include jumbo shrimp cocktail, Florida peach and prosciutto salad, lobster shepherd’s pie and slow-roasted prime rib.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Boca’s Casa D’Angelo (171 E. Palmetto Park Blvd., 561/996-1234) will be doing Mother’s Day Italian-style, with a roster of a la carte specials that should make Mom happy. Look for traditional osso buco and fire-grilled filet mignon, wild king salmon and roasted branzio. And for dessert, how about some chocolate profiteroles?
It’s a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with the Deborah Paiva Jazz Duo at Pavilion Grille (301 Yamato Rd., 561/912-0000) in Boca, where from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. they’ll be serving a prix fixe meal for $42.95 for adults and $19.95 for kid ages five to 12. Mom can choose from among several stations—omelet, breakfast, carving, Italian and Asian—not to mention salad and dessert displays and a “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” bar. Unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for $5 too.
There’s an a la carte brunch starting at 11:30 a.m. at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill (700 S. Rosemary Ave., 561/366-0071) in West Palm Beach. Among the offerings: quiche Lorraine with applewood-smoked bacon and aged cheddar, poached organic eggs with jumbo lump blue crab and Old Bay hollandaise, and free unlimited mimosas for all thirsty Moms. Oh, and kids under 10 can eat for free off the kiddie menu. Specials like pan-seared scallops with sweet corn puree and Kurabuta pancetta will be dished up at dinner.
West Palm’s Backyard Bar (213 S. Rosemary, 561/339-2444) is doing a Mom’s Day brunch buffet. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the charmingly tropical eatery in the Palm Beach Hibiscus House will serve an array of brunchables for $28.95 for adults (plus a free mimosa) and $15.95 for kids 12 and under. Look for fruit salad with roasted almonds, pan-fried salmon with red curry sauce, pork loin with pecan-rosemary crust, a variety of cheeses and cold cuts, plus breads, croissants, muffins and desserts.