By Jill Weinlein, 5/08/2014
A la carte brunch specials and a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu at $60 per person is offered this Sunday. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a special Mother’s Day dinner is from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to the regular brunch menu, Chefs Brian Howard and Danny Waked have created a spring mushrooms and leek quiche with petite greens and shallot vinaigrette; mascarpone stuffed French toast with peaches and cinnamon Chantilly; and a crepe Suzette with orange butter and combier. The three-course Mother’s Day prix-fixe dinner menu will include a spring nettle soup with blue crab, cucumber and crème fraiche; pan-fried dourade with fava beans and morel ragout; and for dessert a butterscotch pot de crème served with a cardamom spiced cookie. 8479 Melrose Ave. (323)782-1104.
Chef Jeff Mahin will offer a flower and special package pastry for all moms who come to Stella Barra this year for Mother’s Day. Have mom try the new breakfast pizza menu that includes chilaquiles pizza with Parmesan cream sauce, crispy tortilla strips, grana padano, Fresno chili and green onion. With two locations, Santa Monica at 2000 Main St. (310)396-9250 is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the Hollywood Stella Barra at 6372 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)301-4001 is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Chef Armstrong offers his regular brunch menu, along with two special dishes in honor of mom. Try his potato and chive waffle with smoked salmon and whipped crème fraiche and mama’s brown sugar pecan sticky buns. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed for dinner. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310)392-2425.
Tres by Jose Andres
The Mother’s Day brunch table is $52 per person and $26 per child. Brunch is served from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a carving display of roasted beef rib eye and rotisserie chicken, Greek yogurt parfaits, a cheese and charcuterie spread and assorted desserts and pastries from The Patisserie, along with coffee, tea and juice. 465 South La Cienega Blvd. (310)276-5551.
Join Wolfgang Puck for a special Mother’s Day three-course brunch featuring ricotta-lemon blintzes with wild huckleberry compote, grilled black cod with shiro miso, shiso rice and sesame-miso aioli; wild blueberry “hot cakes” with warm Vermont maple syrup and Wolfgang’s classic veal wiener schnitzel. Finish with cookies and confections including chocolate bonbons, caramels and macarons. The three-course brunch menu is $70 per person and $35 per child under 9 years old. Reservations are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 176 North Canon Dr. (310)385-0880.
The Church Key Launches Brunch on Mother’s Day
Bring mom to a fun brunch featuring a pastry and spiked liquid nitrogen popsicles cart, champagne cocktails and Bloody Mary’s served dim-sum style. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Enjoy Benton ham eggs Benedict with truffle Béarnaise, German soufflé pancakes with brown butter and Meyer lemon, chilaquiles with chorizo and house-made pastries. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. 8730 Sunset Blvd. (424)249-3700.
Moms Love Bourbon Steak
Start with a house-made cinnamon roll with bourbon icing before mom enjoys Alaskan king crab eggs benedict, fried chicken and beignets, or skirt steak with truffle pain perdue. Brunch is servedfrom 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale (818)839-4130.
Bring mom to Paella Night for a $45 tasting menu that includes an individual choice of a starter, a medium plate, shared paella plate with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetable, and dessert. This special meal is offered with an optional wine flight pairing. After Mother’s Day, Paella night runs every Sunday and Monday stating at 5:30 p.m. 7274 Melrose Ave. (323)930-7900.
The Abbey Food + Bar
A Mother’s Day brunch starts at 11 a.m. Every mom in attendance receives a free mimosa with the purchase of an entree. 692 N. Robertson Blvd. (310)289-8410.
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Treat mom all weekend long at Paul Martin’s with a special brunch on Saturday, May 10. Enjoy two brunch specials for the price of one. On Mother’s Day, May 11, receive a brunch “treat card” for every two prix fixe specials you purchase. The “treat card” entitles the holder to a complimentary brunch after Mother’s Day until June 29. The Weekend Brunch includes fresh baked millet drop biscuits with creamy honey butter, a fresh fruit bowl, your choice of one entrée and a beverage. Mother’s Day brunch begins at 9 a.m. 2361 Rosecrans Ave. (310)643-9300.
Chef’s Cooking Series
Give mom a cooking class for Mother’s Day. On Thursday, May 15, Terranea Resort will hold its third dinner in the Chef’s Cooking Series led by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The theme is Fleur de Sel, and the dinner will feature dishes made with Chef Ibarra’s handmade sea salt. Start with hors d’oeuvres at cocktail hour, followed by a seasonally inspired three-course dinner served with wine pairings by Silver Oak. The dinner will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Chef’s cooking series, offers sun-setting views over the Pacific Ocean. This interactive evening with Terranea’s chefs gives guests recipe cards and special gifts to recreate the experience at home. The Chef’s Cooking Series dinners are limited to 30 guests. Tickets are $300 per person. Tickets for the Fleur de Sel dinner are available to purchase via http://www.terranea.com/cooking-classes-california. 100 Terranea Way, (310)265-2836.
Mom will enjoy brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a roving Bloody Mary cart, bottomless Mimosas and Aperol spritzers. Executive Chef Luigi Fineo is offering an à la carte brunch menu. Chef Fineo is cooking family recipes like housemade cavatelli with broccolini, chile, and salmoriglio, or eggs Benedict on ciabatta bread, prosciutto cotto, hollandaise sauce and fresh melon. Be sure to order mom a sfogliatelle (Italian cronut). Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with pistachio and peach pappardelle and tableside service items, such as mushroom risotto and liquid nitrogen vanilla ice cream. A photo keepsake will be given to all guests. 9201 Sunset Blvd. (310)278-2060.
Public Kitchen & Bar’s
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is offering herb roasted prime rib, smoked salmon tartine, blueberry pancakes and other brunch options for $42 a person. A tableside Bloody Mary cart with unlimited garnishes lets diners select celery, asparagus spears, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, strips of smoky bacon, artichoke hearts, Spanish chorizo, olives, and jumbo shrimp to adorn their drink. Also being offered are $16 bottomless Agua Fresca Mimosas. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 769-8888.
Mom will taste the flavors of spring with a three-course prix fixe brunch on May 11. Have her start with a glass of Fraise Fizz, a blend of champagne and fresh organic strawberry, cinnamon, and housemade basil syrup. The seafood offerings include tartine of Dungeness crab and wild striped bass with fennel and grape-tomato sauce vièrge. The menu is $55 per person and $29 for children 12 and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 141 S. Grand Ave. (213)972-3331.
W Los Angeles, Westwood
Dakota Weiss is cooking a special two course brunch plus dessert for mom’s and their family for $59 at the poolside restaurant The Backyard. There is a kid’s menu too. They also have a menu for the family dog at The Backyard. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
Give mom the “Royal-Tea Treatment,” with an afternoon of carefully crafted culinary creations and pampering spa services. The experience begins with “Tea at the Top,” a majestic tea service set against the grandeur of the downtown skyline at WP24 Restaurant. Some of the items include a salmon sashimi and king crab salad. Sweets include white peach scones and raspberry financiers. Seatings are available at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Prices are $65 per adult and $20 per child, excluding tax and gratuity. After the tea service, moms can retreat to the tranquility of the spa for the Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage, followed by a manicure and pedicure alongside her daughter or son. For a glamorous finale to the royal experience, guests have the option to add a shampoo, hairstyle, and make-up application. The package price of $310 per person includes the Tea at the Top dining experience, a 50-minute massage, manicure, and pedicure, and valet parking. 900 W. Olympic Blvd, (213)743-4400.
Take mom to Manhattan Beach on Sunday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch at Zinc at Shade, the hotel’s laid-back lounge, with seating available in the outdoor terrace and courtyard area. Choose an egg dish, pancakes, salads, chilled seafood, entrées, and finish at the dessert station. There is a kid’s craft table for children to make Mother’s Day cards. Shade will also give mom a special gift. Brunch is $55 per adult and $25 per child 10 and under. 1221 N. Valley Dr. (310)469-3466.
Brunch at DOMA
On Sunday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chef Dustin Trani is preparing smoked salmon carpaccio, grilled Spanish octopus and deviled eggs, prosciutto and melon, signature pizzas with bacon and egg and the classic Margarita. Try his grilled King salmon or buttermilk fried chicken and jalapeno cheddar French toast. Pastry Chef Marissa Sharon is making her out-of-this-world cannoli filled with sweet ricotta cream, citrus, chocolate and pistachio and a brulee lemon tart topped with raspberry caviar. Al fresco dining is available on the front patio. For larger parties the downstairs private wine room and upstairs loft-like banquet space are available. 62 North Camden Dr. (310)277-7360.
Mother’s Day at Santa Anita
Have mom wear a fancy Derby hat to the Turf Terrace for a Santa Anita premier dining experience. Mom can enjoy a delicious brunch menu complete with champagne and the thrill of live thoroughbred racing. The $75 brunch includes a three course lunch, glass of champagne, clubhouse admission, valet parking and a race program. 285 W. Huntington Dr. (626)574-6400.
Mother’s Day Indulgence
The Peninsula Spa offers a spa experience that makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Throughout the month of May, mother and daughter or mother and a friend can enjoy a mani and pedi together in The Peninsula Spa. Afterwards they can enjoy a Royal afternoon tea in the elegant Living Room. Enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, pastries, a choice of loose-leaf teas and a festive glass of champagne. Each guest will receive a spa gift from Epicurean upon departure. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd. (310)975-2854.
Early Mother’s Day
Starting at 7a.m., Andaz West Hollywood is having a Bottomless Brunch. Toast mom on her special day with Bottomless Mimosas for only $13. A special breakfast menu is available and includes fresh coffee with eggs, farmer’s market whole fruit, Belgian waffles, and pastries with house-made marmalade. 8401 Sunset Blvd. (323)656-1234.
Café del Rey
Executive Chef Chuck Abair is preparing a special three-course brunch for $48 per person on Sunday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This Marina del Rey iconic waterfront restaurant includes unlimited sparkling wine, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and sparkling cider to pair with short rib hash, brioche French toast, grilled tiger shrimp and roasted leg of lamb. 4451 Admiralty Way, (310)823-6395.
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
Mother’s Day with its seaside setting at the onsite Coastal Grill Restaurant. The brunch offers four food stations starting with an Asian salad and Baja Spring roll. Egg selections include a petite Denver omelet and crème brulee French toast. The carving station consists of barbecued ribs, grilled halibut and stuffed Mediterranean chicken. The meal is topped off with sweet offerings including cranberry bread pudding and warm caramel slide. The cost is $45 per person and is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2101 Mandalay Beach Rd. Oxnard (805)760-9040.
Post & Beam
Executive Chef Govind Armstrong has planned an elaborate brunch buffet for $36 per person and $18 for children under 10 years old. There are two seating’s at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Some of the 14 breakfast, lunch, and dessert options include deviled eggs with grilled shrimp, country style grits, biscuits and sausage gravy, quinoa and grilled vegetable salad, seasonal fruit with minted berry coulis, and mom’s apple pie with whipped crème fraiche. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr. (323)299-5599.
Hats Off to Moms
InterContinental Los Angeles celebrates their 100th anniversary with a brunch for mom and her loved ones. Have mom flaunt her best hat to have the chance to win a $100 Spa InterContinental gift certificate and $100 American Express® gift card. Make sure she wears a new or vintage hat and post a photo of her while enjoying the Mother’s Day brunch at Park Grill. Put the photo on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #HatsOfftomomsICLA. The Mother’s Day brunch is $73 for adults and $31 for kids. Children will enjoy a specialty lemonade stand with freshly infused refreshers and a kids’ buffet with mini cheeseburgers, corn dogs, curly fries, macaroni and cheese and chicken tenders. 2151 Avenue of the Stars (310)284-6536.