Celebrate Mother’s Day with Restaurant Specials Across Miami Beach

Celebrate mom at Habitat by Chef José Mendín located inside the 1 Hotel South Beach where brunch-goers can enjoy an extensive, decadent brunch buffet priced at $80 per person(excluding tax and gratuity) from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, May 13. Featuring a menu inspired by Land, Sea, and Fire, Habitat’s brunch excites with extensive offerings that include breakfast favorites and innovative creations. Guests can dive into an endless selection of food stations including options from the Sea – Raw Bar with fresh oysters and shrimp; a Ceviche Station offering a selection of fish and sauces; and various offerings of Handcrafted Sushi such as Pubbelly Sushi’s beloved Yellowtail Roll. Warm selections – Fire – include made-to-order Omelets with a selection of inventive proteins such as pincho de Pollo con aji panca, glazed filet mignon, and lemongrass langoustines; Tortilla de Patatas; Chilaquiles; and breakfast favorites such as Waffles and Pancakes. Save room for the dessert creations of Corporate Pastry Chef Maria Orantes and Habitat Pastry Chef Patricio Larrera. Inspired offerings include a Cinnabon – a mash-up of a cinnamon roll and a bao bun; a Donut Bar featuring a rotating selection of handmade donuts; a variety of croissants featuring unexpected fillings such as the Crema Catalana Croissant and Cheesecake Croissant. Additional selections include Danishes, tarts, cookies, and muffins. In addition to an extensive array of eats, bottomless drink options person include bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, micheladas and Bloody Marys ($15); rose ($28); Champagne Pommery ($55); and Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque ($150). Habitat is located at 1 Hotel South Beach, 2395 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. Reservations are recommended and are available via OpenTable. Telephone: (305) 604-6700; www.habitatmb.com.

NaiYaRa, Miami Beach’s elevated Thai hotspot, located in the heart of the Sunset Harbour dining neighborhood will be serving up an extravagant Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day. Kick back, relax and celebrate Mom with the ultimate Thai-infused brunch experience with a plethora of a la carte options. The menu, hand-crafted by Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, more affectionately known as Chef Bee, is a modern, Asian-fusion take on classic brunch favorites. To start, guests can indulge in NaiYaRa’s appetizer selection perfect for sharing such as the Fried Duck & Biscuits ($12) with sweet chili sauce for dipping; Crispy Pork Belly Buns ($10) served with sweet soy glaze and homemade pickles; Son-in-Law Eggs ($9) an innovative, Thai twist on the classic Scotch egg crispy hard-boiled eggs with ground chicken, crispy shallots and tamarind sauce. Eclectic breakfast plates will include an Eggs Benedict ($16) with Chinese 5-spice biscuits, sweet soy glazed pork belly, red curry hollandaise, and a spicy plantain hash; Black Sesame Pancakes ($14) banana brûlée, Chinese sausage butter, and bird chili maple syrup; Matcha Waffle ($12) with seasonal mixed berries, sweet red bean and bird chili maple syrup and Steak & Eggs Fried Rice ($16) –  grilled skirt steak, fried egg, tomatoes, and scallions. A sushi menu will also be available upon request. Bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Bellinis, and White Sangria will be available for $30 per person. New libations will include but are not limited to, the refreshing Lemongrass Lemonade ($14) made with citron vodka, freshly pressed lemon, lemongrass syrup, and sparkling water; Peachy Keen ($14) made with mandarin vodka, fresh brewed iced tea, white peach puree, lemon, and cane syrup served tall with vodka-soaked peach wedges. For something a bit stiffer, the Play Thyme ($14) is comprised of freshly juiced pineapple, bourbon, and two sprigs of thyme served on the rocks and garnished with a thyme-smoked pineapple wedge. NaiYaRa is located at 1854 Bay Road in Miami Beach. Brunch will be served from 11 AM to 4 PM. Happy hour will follow brunch service from 4 PM-7 PM and will also include the “Bottomless” option; the Happy Hour bar bites menu will be available. The restaurant serves dinner nightly from 5 PM-11 PM. Telephone: (786) 275-6005; http://naiyara.com/

Macchialina invites guests on a culinary adventure this Mother’s Day to celebrate Mamma with an exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu, hand-crafted by Chef Mike Pirolo in addition to the restaurant’s regular a la carte menu. Chef’s five-course tasting menu is set at $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. To start, diners will feast on house favorites such as the Burrata Crostino, Broccolini al Cesare, and Creamy Polenta with sausage ragu. Enjoy a pasta course of either the Agnolotti dal Plin (Winner of MacMadness tournament): filled with roast duck leg, vincotto, and baby spinach Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs, porchetta, and pecorino; or the Taglione al Funghi with Abalone mushrooms and Parmigiano. Main courses will feature Chef Mike’s Mother’s Day special, Slow Braised Veal Ossobuco with baby carrots, creamy polenta, and gremolata. Offered only a few times a year, the cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth are sure to dazzle Mom. If veal isn’t her style, the Mediterranean Branzino served with Yukon gold potatoes, brown butter and capers will be offered on the Chef’s tasting menu for just $59 per person. A wine pairing will also be available for $32 per person. Ending on a sweet note, Chef will reveal the dolce of the evening the night-of. Mother’s Day dinner will be served from 6 PM to 11 PM. Reservations can be made on OpenTable by calling (305) 534-2124 or emailing info@macchialina.com.

Meat Market, Miami Beach’s chic steakhouse, is inviting Moms and their families to feast on delicious culinary delights crafted by Executive Chef/Co-owner Sean Brasel. Stop by for lunch and enjoy a two-course meal including an appetizer and an entree for $26 per person. Choose from the Slow Braised Empanada Duo – short rib with fontina cheese and braised chicken with cheddar served with spiced cabbage and pickled red onion slaw; Seared Salmon Cake with Mexican corn salsa; Cherry Tomato and Beet Ricotta Salad. Entrée highlights include Petite Prime Ribeye char-grilled with sweet potato puree and veggie hash; Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon with sautéed baby spinach with roasted corn, mango, and crunchy almonds; and Grilled Churrasco with roasted garlic confit; or the MM Burger of the Day with fries. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of VC Rosé for lunch and dinner. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. Lunch is served daily noon – 4 PM; the full dinner menu is served from 6 PM to midnight, Monday through Sunday. Telephone: (305) 532-0088; www.meatmarket.net.  

One of Miami Beach’s hottest restaurants, Stiltsville Fish Bar, is celebrating moms with a stunning nine-course brunch on Mother’s Day. Culinary duo Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth have handcrafted a delectable prix-fixe menu priced at $68 per adult and $34 per child(excluding tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include several Stiltsville staples like the Green Eggs & Ham – green deviled eggs, dill pickles, and crispy country ham; Sweet Corn Spoon Bread – buttermilk crème Fraiche and scallions; Shrimp and Grits – royal red shrimp, Creole sausage, melted tomatoes, and beef jus; and Eggs Benedict – boggy bayou hollandaise, poached eggs, and choice of crab cake, pork belly bacon or butter-poached lobster. Reservations are required. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM – 4 PM; and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 12 AM. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. Hemingway Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 5 PM – 7 PM. Stiltsville Fish Bar is located at 1787 Purdy Avenue Miami Beach. Telephone: (786) 353-0477; www.stiltsvillefishbar.com.

Stubborn Seed, the South Beach hotspot on Washington Avenue by Top Chef Jeremy Ford, is celebrating Mothers with Ford’s famed fare including menu items curated exclusively for the day. The full a la carte menu will be available alongside specials including Sourdough Crusted Halibut ($37) – shishito fennel soubise and lobster bubbles or for something sweet, a Lemon Meringue Tart ($12) served with blood orange sherbet. Stubborn Seed is located at 101 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 6 PM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday from 6 PM to midnight; Closed Mondays. Telephone: (786) 322-5211; www.stubbornseed.com

Andrew Carmellini’s Miami Beach outpost of The Dutch will be offering a fabulous Brunch Buffet with a choice of entree from 12 PM to 4 PM for $65 per guest ($30 for children ages 6-11). The spread will include classic breakfast options, made to order omelets, with fresh pastries and desserts by Pastry Chef Richard Vaughn. Diners can toast to Mom and enjoy a complimentary Mimosa or Bellini. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Lunch is from noon to 4 PM; Sunday Dinner is 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM. For reservations, please call (305) 938-3111 or book online via www.thedutchmiami.com.

The Strand Bar & Grill, the contemporary new oceanfront restaurant at the beautifully renovated Carillon Miami Wellness Resort in Miami Beach, will host a special Mother’s Day edition of their recently unveiled Sunday brunch. On Sunday, May 13th families can treat Mom to a spectacular brunch buffet with a view, priced at $89 per adult and $45 per child (ages 5-12) exclusive of tax and gratuity. From 11 AM to 4 PM, guests can enjoy a selection of sweet and savory brunch favorites like omelets, eggs benedict, pancakes, seasonal fruit, and Applewood smoked bacon or dine on offerings from the carving station like pineapple glazed ham, salmon Wellington or dry-aged sirloin. End on a sweet note, with featured desserts like white chocolate peach gateaux, coconut cake, orange blossom Madeline’s or flourless chocolate bites. Live entertainment will enhance the brunch experience along with drink specials including bottomless mimosas or rosé ($25 per person) or a Mother’s Day bottle special featuring Henroit Champagne ($60). The Strand Bar & Grill is located at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort on Miami Beach at 6801 Collins Avenue. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Telephone: (305) 514-7474; www.thestrandmiami.com. Reservations suggested. Reduced valet parking is available for $10.

Biella Ristorante, the new, eclectic Italian concept located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach encourages families and friends to join them this Mother’s Day for an exclusive Sunday Brunch experience. Crafted with Mom in mind, options include the light and airy Buttermilk Waffle($10) with fresh sliced strawberries and bananas drizzled with Nutella and topped with ricotta; the 5 oz. Hanger Steak and Eggs ($26) served atop a rich and creamy King Crab polenta and a perfectly fried egg; a Fresh Fish Sandwich ($23) with caper aioli, lettuce and tomato served on freshly baked ciabatta bread with truffle fries; rich and savory Oxtail ‘n’ Eggs Benedict ($12) with homemade Hollandaise sauce and grated parmesan; and a Pastrami Brisket Sandwich ($16) with Mozzarella and Manchego cheese served with crispy French fries. Biella’s regular a la carte lunch menu will also be available during Brunch service. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day from 12 PM to 4 PM and dinner from 5 PM to 11 PM. Self-parking is available and valet is offered nightly. Telephone: (305) 974-0174; www.biellaristorante.com

BOURBON STEAK, James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina’s, modern, American steakhouse at Turnberry Isle Miami will be offering a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch from 11 AM to 2:30 PM. Priced at $79 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) guests can indulge in chef de cuisine Gabriel Fenton’s culinary mastery as the restaurant celebrates ten years of wowing diners this year. Diners can feast on buffet items featuring an assortment of offerings like Breakfast, Omelettes, Raw Bar Station, Antipasto Table, Small Plates salads; hot selections including Carved NY Striploin, Braised Short Rib, BBQ Salmon, Mac N’ Cheese; and an assortment of sweet treats including pies, tarts, mini pastries, and assorted cakes. BOURBON STEAK is located at Turnberry Isle Miami at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. For reservations, please call (786) 279-6600; www.turnberryislemiami.com/dining/bourbon-steak.

Zulma Torres

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