Saturday, July 20, 2024

Mother’s Day Dining: Broward and Miami

BROWARD COUNTY

Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines, 954/430-2333): Starting at 11:30 a.m., a brunch includes dishes such as the frittata Espanola (pictured), thick-cut French toast, Brimstone’s Best Pancakes, bottomless mimosas and more.

Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954/767-0222): A Mother’s Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. features crab cake Benedict, steak Benedict, granola-encrusted thick-cut French toast, steak and eggs and more. Oh, and paired with bottomless mimosas.

Indigo (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954/467-0671): One of two restaurants inside the well-known Riverside Hotel (the other is Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, also offering a Mother’s Day brunch), Indigo will have a large brunch, including malted Belgian waffles (oh boy!), eggs Benedict, Maine lobster salad, salmon, barbecue ribs and more. Both venues will serve from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brio (various locations from Palm Beach County to Broward to Miami): Brio has added some dishes for a special Mother’s Day meal. Included are frittata al forno, berries & cream French toast, surf & turf, Gorgonzola lamb chops and more. All locations will be open on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for these dishes, as well as the regular menu. Reservations recommended.

 

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Cypress Tavern (3620 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305/520-5197): Headed by James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz, this Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch kicks off the restaurant’s weekly Jazz Brunch (normally on Saturdays, starting May 14), with The Marcus Grant Jazz Trio. The prix-fixe three-course brunch includes dishes such as the grilled hangar steak with fried egg (pictured), lobster avocado toast, French toast and more. The cost is $49 per person (half off for children under 12), and hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fontainebleau restaurants, Scarpetta and Vida (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 877/326-7412): For brunch in a luxurious and historic setting, try either the Scarpetta Italian-inspired buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($75 per person, $37.50 for children under 12), which includes Italian meats and cheeses, a frittata station, carving station, seafood over ice, pasta station and dessert selection. Vida, an American brasserie, offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $68 per person, $34 for children under 12 (free for under 4), and includes an omelet station, tapas, raw bar and carving station, wood-stone oven pizzas, charcuterie and desserts.

The Traymore Restaurant and Bar (2445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305/695-3600): An unlimited breakfast bar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is included for a Mother’s Day brunch here inside the Art-Deco Metropolitan by COMO hotel. Chef de Cuisine Juan Loaisiga (pictured) is lining up house-made patisserie, yogurts, Florida fruits, quiches, shrimp, cheeses and salads, Maine lobster toast, braised short rib and more. Cocktails include the Met Breakfast Martini, the English Garden and the Traymore Mimosa. The cost is $55 per person, which includes the buffet and one entrée from the three-course brunch menu.

Tuck Room (3701 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 786/563-7061): From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., light bites are available, and an Ultimate Mimosa Bar will be featured.

The Dutch (2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/938-3111): A complimentary glass of champagne will be given to all mothers on Mother’s Day.

Mandarin Oriental Miami (500 Brickell Key, Miami, 305/913-8358): La Mar, in the Mandarin Oriental Miami resort (pictured), is offering a Peruvian brunch for Mother’s Day that includes unlimited champagne and cocktails, along with egg-topped lomo saltado, Peruvian-style sushi rolls, an Anticucho Grill with grilled skewers, empanadas, sliders, whole fish and more. Open from noon to 3:30 p.m., the prix-fixe brunch costs $85 per person, $35 for children 6 to 12.

BLT Prime (4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami, 305/591-6606): During regular hours, a prix-fixe three-course dinner menu on Mother’s Day is $65 per person, and includes dishes such as tempura soft shell crab, Wagyu NY Strip or grilled prawns, chocolate crème brulee and more.

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar (3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 786/800-5389): From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this location and the one in Delray Beach (14917 Lyons Road) will offer a Mother’s Day brunch. Each location has different dishes, with Miami offering stracciatella, bouillabaisse and rib eye, among others; Delray offers mezze rigatoni, swordfish and rib eye, among others.

About the Author

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.

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