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Stacey Russell | Photo: Courtesy of The Forge | May 3, 2013
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, we spend an average of $168.94 on our mamas on Mother’s Day. And let’s be honest: She is worth every penny. And while roses and perfume are fine and dandy, there’s no beating a magnificent meal on that Sunday.
Chef Dewey LoSasso puts his heart and soul into everything he does. To celebrate all that is mom, he has crafted an exclusive Mother's Day menu that includes unlimited mimosas… and much more. MUST ORDER Miami Monte Cristo, turkey and egg white frittata, and world-famous mac and cheese. DETAILS Brunch is priced at $85 per person and $35 for children under 12. 432 41st St., Miami Beach, 305.538.8533
If the special lady in your life can’t avoid temptation, Serendipity isn’t the place for her. For its Mother’s Day menu, the restaurant is taking the theme to heart with dishes like Lox of Love for Mom. A scoop of chocolate ice cream for dessert is a must. MUST ORDER Mamma’s Going Bananas Waffles, Holy Huevos, It’s Mother’s Day and watermelon sangria. DETAILS Prices vary. 1102 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.403.2210
Picture it: A sunny day, Biscayne Bay and the splendor of the Mandarin Oriental. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Azul, pulls out all the stops for its annual Mother’s Day buffet brunch, which features everything from the standard (omelets, waffles) to the sublime (toro tuna, oysters). MUST ORDER Lobster bisque with vanilla foam, eggs Benedict with truffle sauce and waffles with citrus butter and candied black walnuts. DETAILS Cost is $95 for adults and $35 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 years old eat at no charge. Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, 305.913.8288
A-list celebrities and local connoisseurs alike look no further than the Fontainebleau for any occasion. Vida, the resort’s American brasserie, is offering a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch that includes sushi and raw bar, rotisserie selections, salads, custom omelets and desserts. Plus: limitless Bloody Marys and mimosas. MUST ORDER Wood stone oven pizza, made-to-order omelets and blueberry cheesecake. DETAILS $59 per person, including limitless Bloody Marys and mimosas; $29.50 for children ages 4 to 12; free for children under 4. Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4680
Already a Design District favorite, Oak Tavern salutes moms with its signature selections of small plates and heartier dishes. This weekend, the restaurant is offering mothers a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or mimosa at its Sunday brunch. MUST ORDER Shrimp and grits, coconut-crusted french toast and jumbo lump blue crab served with fingerling potato hash. DETAILS Prices vary. 35 NE 40th St., Miami, 786.391.1818