Top Five Mother's Day Brunches
by liana lozada
The Forge's opulent dining room sets the scene for the ultimate Mother's Day brunch
Executive chef Dewey LoSasso has crafted an exclusive Mother's Day menu served alongside unlimited mimosas ($85 per person). Fill your plate with chef's signature spreads, Bloody Mary ceviche, vanilla and banana waffles, and almond seared chicken. The Forge's regular à la carte menu will also be available on Mother’s Day. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 432 41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533
1500 Degrees at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
Executive chef Paula DaSilva's farm-to-table concept gets the Mother's Day treatment with decadent, buffet-style servings of roasted prime rib, homemade pastas, assorted cheese blintzes, made-to-order omelets, and more. Sunday's feast is priced at $50 per person and will be available from noon until 3 p.m. Enjoy unlimited servings of DaSilva's signature Bloody Mary variations and Mimosas for additional $16 per person. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5594
Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm
Mother’s Day will kick off chef Kris Wessel’s new Sunday brunch service with à la carte specialties like poached eggs and shrimp, paella, and East Coast oysters alongside a complimentary Mimosa for moms. From 11 a.m.–4 p.m., guests can dine on the Cookery patio or indoors while indulging $165 Dom Pérignon bottle specials. 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-0333.
Treat mom to an elegant afternoon in Tosca's courtyard garden with sounds from acclaimed saxophonist Chris Mitchell. A sumptuous brunch ($70 per person) crafted by Matthew Oetting promises crostini nibbles, two courses, and an unlimited Champagne bar stocked with juices, fruits, and purées. Choose from menu items like lump crab salad, grilled octopus, black truffle gnocchi, foie gras agnolotti, and ricotta cheesecake stuffed French Toast. 210 23rd St, Miami Beach, 786- 216-7230
The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences
Chef de cuisine Conor Hanlon’s Southern-inspired, three-course brunch includes options like smoked salmon and potato latke, a soft scramble with paddlefish caviar, and seared sea scallops. Top off the eats with pastry chef Joshua Gripper's indulgent dessert table. Sunday's servings will take place from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and include unlimited Champagne and Bloody Marys for $80 per person. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 305-938-3111
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