Miami Mother's Day Brunch Guide UPDATED
Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. It's payback time. Payback for all the laundry and cleaning. Payback for the meals she made for your lazy self. Payback for those twenties she peeled out of her wallet to help pay your electric bill -- after you were way too old to ask for allowance.
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She did all of that and more, so you can at least buy her a fancy brunch and some mimosas. Here's a guide to some favorite brunch spots that are devoting the day to mom. Some have flowers; some have champagne. All are worthy of everyone's favorite person. Note: Reservations are strongly suggested, and tip and tax are generally not included.
Treat mom to a beachside buffet with all the trimmings like a raw bar; lamb chops and prime rib; a designer egg station; and assorted goodies. $49 for adults, $21 for kids. For an additional $10, drink all the champagne, mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys you want.
Azul at Mandarin Oriental
Treat mom to a swanky brunch at Azul. Highlights include bottomless champagne cocktails and special wine pairings; seafood displays with oysters, stone crabs, and lobster salad; and elegant seafood selections such as Florida grouper with yuzu kosho and pan-roasted halibut with orange coulis. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $115 for adults and $45 for children 12 and younger.
Balans Dadeland Mall
Take mom to the new Balans at Dadeland Mall and she'll enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco and a free dessert. Breakfast and brunch are offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and menu items include French toast topped with fresh strawberries and bananas, smoked salmon Benedict, and bang bang chicken salad. Hope mom has room for her free dessert. Options include dark and white chocolate lava cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream; thin apple tart with apple brandy caramel and salted toffee ice cream; bread pudding with rum-soaked raisins and crème anglaise; and a fruit plate with champagne sorbet.
Batch begins its Sunday brunch service on Mother's Day, so take mom out for doughnut waffles, giant cinnamon buns, and short-rib 'n' duck hash. Mom can also enjoy $10 bottomless mimosas, bellinis, basil strawberry red sangria, and fresh peach or orange juice carbonated white sangria.
Bianca at Delano
Moms will enjoy a special brunch with fresh quiche, grilled local fish, and homemade lasagna and meatballs. Italian desserts seal the deal. Want to capture the moment? A photographer will be on hand to treat mom like a celebrity. $75 per person includes a glass of sangria; servd from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Take mom to Bocce Bar and she'll be lavished with complimentary bouquets of rose-, violet-, and lavender-flavored marshmallows. Mom will also be celebrated with a special raspberry cocktail. A special buffet includes an antipasti table, an omelet station, and an assortment of house-made pastries. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $34 per adult and $15 per child. Unlimited prosecco for $15 additional.
Bread + Butter
Chef/owner Alberto Cabrera will offer Bread + Butter's delicious à la carte brunch, along with $16 bottomless "chismosas" (guava mimosas), plus a complimentary pastelito bar, featuring housemade versions of Cuban classics. Brunch items ($5 to $15) include homemade maduro plantain-pecan bread with salted butter; ropa vieja hash; and fried chicken and biscuits with cheddar cheese and bacon gravy. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ
Both Brother Jimmy's locations offer mom free mimosas to go with her monkey bread; banana-Jameson-infused French toast; and fried chicken and waffles.
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