In honor of Mother’s Day, Aquathermes Salon & Spa in Downtown Miami will be offering (five) specially priced packages available throughout the month of May. Each package features a combination of various services such as Hot Stone Massage, Anti-Aging Facial, CND Shellac™ Manicure/Pedicure, and Keratin Complex Hair Treatment. Treat Mom, a loved one, or even yourself to an Aquathermes experience.
Kitchen 305 hosts an all-you-can-eat, Mother’s Day champagne brunchfor $39.95 per person from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Enjoy a long meal with loved ones that starts with breakfast favorites including freshly baked breads and a pastry station, seasonal fruits, imported cheeses and made-to-order omelets. A cold bar will feature jumbo shrimp cocktail, Bluepoint oysters on the half shell, Scottish style smoked salmon, snow crab legs, endive, walnut, goat cheese and Asian pear salad and Hong Kong style Maine lobster salad. Entrée options include hand-carved prime rib smeared with chimichurri and horseradish mouselline with beef au jus for dipping; herb-roasted Colorado rack of lamb with rosemary mint Madeira sauce; chicken breast benadetto, succulent chicken breast stuffed with granny smith apples and brie cheese in a roasted red pepper cream sauce or yellowtail snapper francaise; fresh yellow tail broiled in a citrus, caper butter sauce. For those who savor sweets, a Viennese dessert bar will showcase assorted cakes, cookies, brownies, mini tarts, fresh fruits and berries. Guests will enjoy free flowing champagne, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Kir Royales throughout the day.
Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm hotel will launch its weekly Miami-style Sunday brunch series this Mother’s Day, May 12, poolside on the new Florida Cookery Patio. Guests will enjoy a selection of hand-crafted, a la carte favorites by Chef/Partner Kris Wessel, which include Cookery Egg Sliders, Southern Style Veal Grillades and Big Bowl Miami Paella, as well as a rotating action station featuring specialty items such as endless carved prime rib. Mother’s will enjoy a complimentary welcome mimosa, with $165 Dom Perignon bottle specials for sons & daughters who wish toast “Mom” as well. Brunch will be available on the Florida Cookery Patio from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Indoor seating is available.
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso has crafted an exclusive Mother’s Day menu perfect for the moms in your life perfectly paired with unlimited mimosas. The menu features Chef Dewey’s signature appetizer spread including items like Blood Mary Ceviche with Grouper, Snapper and Grilled Celery, Oak Grilled Turkey Sausage made with Lobster Corn Chowder, Vanilla Waffles topped with Sauteed Bananas and Mascarpone. Guests can select from an array of entrees including the Miami Monte Cristo made with pulled pork that is battered and pan seared, carambola jam and picnic fries, Almond Seared Chicken Paillard topped with a chiffonade of greens, capers and chicken jus, Turkey and Eggwhite Frittata with house smoked turkey, leeks, white cheddar, and porcini sauce. An a-la-carte menu will also be available. The brunch is priced at $85 per person and $35 for children (under 12); For reservations, call 305.538.8533, www.theforge.com.
Cecconi’s Miami Beach, get ready to treat your mom to the perfect Mother’s Day brunch with an authentic Italian fare prepared by Executive Chef Sergio Sigala. Seat mom on an Italian chair in the garden and prepare her for a completely satisfying meal made from only the freshest ingredients. Cecconi’s will offer its Sunday brunch for Moms to enjoy with items like Egg Station, omelet or scrambled, made to order with bacon, avocado and additional accompaniments; Sweets Station, waffles and ricotta pancakes, pastries and fresh-baked croissants, and homemade torta; Raw Bar,oysters, salmon tartar, shrimp and fish salad; Carving Station, complete with roasted beef and pork, quinoa salad, meatballs and macaroni and cheese; and a traditional Cold Cutsspread. The brunch is priced at $45 per person; for reservations, call 786.507.7902, www.cecconismiamibeach.com.
RA Sushi in South Miami is the perfect place to treat mom this Mother’s Day – or avoid her. RA is extending its Sunday happy hour specials all day from 11 a.m. to close. Choose from more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections ranging from $2.25 to $7.25, plus a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3 to $7. Flying Fish Lounge dishes include Tootsy Maki, the Viva Las Vegas Roll, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp and Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings. Varieties of discounted creative cocktails are served until midnight, such as the Blushing Geisha, Dragon Bite or Shiso Naughty; for more information, call 305.341.0092.
The Cheese Course, celebrate your mom with an elaborate presentation of every cheese and tapenade in the book. The Cheese Course will be offering a gift of $5 for every $25 purchase at any of its seven locations. From April 29 through May 12, choose from a selection of more than 150 cheeses available in store and create a customized gift basket or cheese plate with the guidance of the in-store cheese monger; for more information, call 786.220.6681, www.thecheesecourse.com.
We all know Italian mothers have a special way around the kitchen and Mama Carla of Café Prima Pastais no exception with her traditional award-winning cuisine, which for the last 19 years has made celebrities such as Matt Damon, Lenny Kravitz and Dwyane Wade regulars of the family owned and operated restaurant. Prima will be celebrating Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, with its regular menu plus some new dinner specials including Eggplant Rollatini ($15.95), sliced eggplant wrapped with ricotta and artisanal cheeses topped with tomato sauce; Burrata & Prosciutto ($18), rich, creamy burrata pillow piled on top of slices of prosciutto; Carla’s Cannelloni ($18.95), made-to-order cannelloni rolled with spinach, ricotta and a blend of imported Italian cheeses topped with pomodoro sauce and a touch of sweet pesto; Ravioli Porcini ($24.95), perfectly puffed pasta pockets stuffed with delicate porcini mushrooms in a truffle sauce; Risotto Pescatore ($28.95), a medley of fresh seafood over a bed of saffron risotto; Osso Bucco ($38.95), Mama’s Cea’s secret recipe of braised veal shank in a Barolo wine demi glaze; Lobster Fra Diavolo ($38.95), tender Florida lobster, clams and rock shrimp in a spicy marinara sauce with homemade linguini and Veal Chop ($38.95), grilled veal with asparagus and oven roasted potatoes.