Celebrate Mother’s Day with Specials at South Florida’s Hottest Restaurants

Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is inviting families to celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch buffet from noon to 3:30 PM including a complimentary mimosa per guest. Priced at $65 per person and $20 for kids, ages 6 to 12, guests can enjoy sprawling views of the Atlantic Ocean and savory options including Roasted Prime Rib With fresh horseradish from the Carving Station; Seasonal Soup; cold starters such as Avocado and Tomato Salad or Smoked Salmon with dill and crème Fraiche; Artisan Meats and Cheese; Fresh Bread and Pastries; Seasonal Fresh Fruit; Pancakes, Waffles, and Omelets made to order; and hot bar items such as Grilled Corvina with preserved lemons and Rosemary Roasted Chicken. End the day on a sweet note with a selection of Homemade Desserts. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please email res@artisanbeachhouse.com or call (305) 455-5460. The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami is located at 10295 Collins Avenue. Valet is $5 with validation. Telephone: (305) 455-5400; http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/bal-harbour.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill, located at Brickell City Centre, is inviting Mothers to enjoy a taste of authentic South African cuisine this Mother’s Day, in addition to receiving a complimentary glass of prosecco. Menu highlights include the Out of Africa Chop Chop with peri-peri chicken breast, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, biltong bits, chopped lettuce, spring onions, parmesan cheese topped with grenache vinaigrette; Grilled Nigerian Prawns seasoned with garlic butter and peri-peri chili sauce; Toasted Couscous Risotto with baby shiitake mushrooms, butternut, kale, and Parmesan-thyme cream; Chilli-Coffee Rubbed Pork Flatbread seasonal apples, braai “bbq sauce” and fresh mozzarella; and the plentiful Durban Bunny Chow – great for sharing – with a slow-roasted lamb shank served with rice in an artisan bread bowl. Big Easy Winebar & Grill is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 AM to 4 PM; “Easy Hour” is Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM; Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 11 PM; and Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 12 AM; Telephone: (786) 814-5955; www.bigeasy.miami.  

BLT Prime located in Doral is inviting guests to their elegant dining room overlooking the famed Blue Monster golf course on Mother’s Day to enjoy a three-course prix fixe Blackboard menu for $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The meal starts with a choice of Malt & Mustard Glazed Veal Sweetbread with polenta, leek ragu, and Vidalia onion demi; or Tempura Soft Shell Crab with basil seed vinaigrette, tomato relish, and mache. Main course options include a choice of Pan Seared Sea Bass with oyster mushrooms, confit pearl onions, and Thai chili veloute; or American Wagyu Spinalis with chorizo butter, Pommes Anna, and bordelaise. To accompany the main dishes, diners have a choice of either Fiddlehead Ferns with olive oil, garlic, and candied orange zest; or Crushed New Potatoes with saffron butter, fine herbs, and buttermilk. Sweet finishes include a variety of decadent dessert options including Chocolate Cremeux with banana, yuzu, and black sesame; or Lemon Basil Parfait with strawberry syrup, chamomile honey, and strawberry gelee. No substitutions; supplemental charges may apply. BLT Prime is located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue at Trump National Doral. Valet parking is available. For reservations, please call (305) 591-6606 or visit http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/miami/.

Glass and Vine, the outdoor oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park is offering Mothers a complimentary glass of prosecco to enjoy with any of their seasonal menu offerings on Mother’s Day. Menu favorites include a refreshing Watermelon Salad with lime crema, cotija cheese, cilantro, and jalapeño; Semolina Pancakes containing buttermilk and lemon topped with vanilla-maple syrup and whipped butter; Coquito French Toast prepared with coconut milk, cinnamon and drizzled with vanilla-maple syrup; and a hearty Huevos Rotos with fried eggs, raw tomato, cured ham and a side of home-style potatoes. Brunch cocktails include a spicy Bloody Mary as well as the option of a pitcher of Mimosas or Sangrias. Glass and Vine are located at 2820 McFarlane Road. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. Telephone: (305) 200-5268; http://www.glassandvine.com/.  

Moms can enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco at The Dutch along with a variety of popular breakfast options including the Whatever, Whenever — two eggs any style with skillet potatoes, toast, choice of bacon or sausage; Breakfast Table — a freshly prepared selection of bread and pastries, cereals, yogurt, omelets made to order, Belgian waffles, cured meats, cheeses, tropical fruits, juice bar; and The Bakery — a daily selection of fresh-baked pastries including muffins, cakes, and croissants. Other highlights include the Lobster Benedict; and Buttermilk Pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup. For a late-day breakfast or lunch, a smoked salmon plate is always a popular choice as well as a Breakfast Burrito with egg, chorizo, and pico de gallo. The new seasonal fare from Executive Chef Adonay Tafur showcases the roots-inspired American fare the restaurant has become known for. Highlights include a refreshing tomato salad with basil seeds, cucumber, and farm goat cheese; diver scallops plated atop cannellini beans and heirloom potatoes; and red snapper “Moqueca” accompanied by spiced lobster broth and refreshing xu slaw. Following the meal, critically-acclaimed pastry chef Josh Gripper has added several sweet springtime treats to the popular menu including the chocolate soufflé with hazelnut crunch and dulce de leche ice cream. Churros and doughnuts are the ultimate comfort food with cinnamon and vanilla cream. Also, Gripper’s famous strawberry pie is made fresh daily and served with candied kumquat and mint ice cream. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Breakfast is 7 AM to 11:30 AM; Lunch is from noon to 4 PM; Sunday Dinner is 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM. The bakery counter is open from 7:30 AM to 4 PM. For reservations, please call (305) 938-3111 or book online via www.thedutchmiami.com. 

Recently opened Lightkeepers, at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami will be offering a deluxe Mother’s Day Brunch featuring an array of delectable cuisine, including bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Mary’s, Sangria, house draft beer, and punch. For $125 per adult and $45 per child (excluding tax and gratuity), including complimentary valet parking, diners can feast on buffet items featuring cold selections like Sliced Fruit; Fresh Salads; Chilled Seafood/Raw Bar; breakfast options such as Chive Garlic Custard with crispy slab bacon in an egg and ready-to-make omelet and waffle stations; bakery items; Seared Sea Bass with roasted root vegetables and key lime butter sauce; Coal Roasted Forest Mushroom Risotto; and an assortment of sweet treats including Grand Mariner Hazelnut Cake and White Peach Crème Brulee. There will also be a children’s buffet available. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne. Breakfast is served daily from 7 AM – 11:30 AM.  Dinner is served Sunday – Thursday from 5 PM – 10 PM, Bar open until Midnight; Fridays and Saturday 5 PM – 11 PM, Bar open until 1 AM. For reservations, call (305) 365-4156, or visit www.lightkeepersmiami.com.

It’s a family affair this Mother’s Day at Macchialina, Miami Beach’s beloved rustic Italian eatery. For one-day-only, mothers of Chef Mike Pirolo and Chef de Cuisine Craig Giunta will take over the kitchen to create a menu of authentic Italian delicacies, complete with secret family recipes. For $55 per person, and $25 for children 10 and under (excluding tax and gratuity), guests and their loved ones can enjoy a one-of-a-kind, four-course meal served family-style specially prepared by Mamma Irene Pirolo and Mamma Marie Giunta. Begin the evening with Italian Wedding Soup, followed by an Eggplant Trio – stuffed, alla parmigiana, and grilled. For the second course, enjoy La Genovese with short ribs, peas, and parmigiana and Panjook Mare E Monte with calamaretti, tomato, and Rossi sausage; followed by each mom’s unique Stuffed Pepper creation. End the night on a sweet note with the Dolci Casarecci – ricotta cheesecake, biscotti, and Salame al cioccolato. Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. Dinner will be served from 6 PM to 11 PM on Mother’s Day. Reservations are required; please call (305) 534-2124; http://www.macchialina.com/miami-beach/.

Meat Market Treats mom to an unforgettable dinner this Mother’s Day. Moms can enjoy a complimentary glass of Veuve Cliquot Rose champagne and special dessert with the purchase of a dinner entrée. Guests can choose from a variety of entrée menu items, including the mouthwatering signature steaks, like the 16 oz. Prime New York, 12 oz. Filet Mignon and 16 oz. Prime Ribeye, among others. Try one of the fan favorites, like the Prime Short Rib and Lobster Risotto with baby tomato and red wine, Umami Half Duck featuring leg confit, coffee crusted breast, bittersweet chocolate sauce, and a doughnut ginger pear marmalade; and the MM Creative Fish of the Day featuring locally caught fresh fish prepared daily. Specials will be offered at both Miami Beach and Palm Beach locations. Meat Market Miami Beach is located at 915 Lincoln Road. Telephone: (305) 532-0088; www.meatmarket.net.  

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the upscale Northern Italian eatery in Miami Beach will be offering a special three-course Mother’s Day menu including antipasti of Frittura Di Calamari e Verdure – fried calamari, vegetables, and spiced marinara sauce ($22); Tortino Di Spinaci e Caprino – spinach and goat cheese quiche ($19); and Insalata D’Astice – Maine lobster atop frisée with citrus and champagne vinaigrette ($26). Secondi of Scalatielli bottarga e Vongole – home-made pasta with bottarga and vongole ($32); Arrosto Di Manzo Al Forno – roast beef with Barolo reduction and mushroom ragout ($42); and Sogliola Alla Mugnaia – filet of Dover sole with a lemon caper sauce ($50). End the meal on a sweet note with a selection of freshly baked Italian pastries ($14). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. Open Monday – Thursday from Noon to 11 PM; Friday – Saturday from Noon to 11:45 PM; and Sunday from Noon to 11 PM. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com.

The Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, including a specialty cocktail, bottomless mimosas, and a complimentary rose for mom. For $85 per adult and $35 per child, enjoy buffet items including Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit; Assorted Bagels and Cream Cheese; Sushi; Raw Bar; Ceviche and Tartare; American Caviar; breakfast creations like Banana French Toast Crusted with Frosted Flakes and Chorizo and Pepper Jack Cheese Scrambled Eggs; Mac and Cheese; Fried Chicken and Waffles; Seafood Paella; main dishes like Pan Seared Mediterranean Branzino with purple cauliflower crème and Seared C.A.B Prime Rib with wild mushroom truffle demi-glace; made-to-order Omelets and Eggs Benedict; and sweet treats like Vanilla Panna Cotta with passion fruit soup and Homemade Macaroons. Additionally, kiddies can enjoy fun-filled activities like face painting and a photo booth. Those who can’t make it to brunch can stop by for a Mother’s Day Dinner from 6 PM to 10 PM, featuring a partial buffet with table-side service offering a selection of tasty appetizers and entrees, live piano music, and a complimentary rose for mom. For the same price as brunch, enjoy an assortment of Sushi; Raw Bar; Ceviche, and Tartare; and Desserts from the buffet; choice of appetizers including Serrano Ham Croquetas with Spanish cured pork and roasted garlic aioli or Grilled Herb Marinated Octopus with crispy sunchokes, fingerling potatoes, and squid ink emulsion; and choice of main course items like Pan Seared Grouper with sweet potato, bacon succotash, and leek cream sauce or Bacon Wrapped Scallops with black Thai forbidden rice, organic carrots, Foie Gras Mousse with a quail egg and chorizo vinaigrette. Accompany your meal with the specialty cocktail for the evening. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch is on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM to 11 PM (bar closes at midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11 are to midnight (bar closes at 1 AM). Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.





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