By Jill Weinlein, 5/10/2012
Blu Jam Café
Take Mom to Melrose for a Mother’s day brunch with complimentary champagne and dessert bites. Mom will enjoy Blu Jam Benedict with Black Forest ham, bacon and Hollandaise sauce or the Mazatlan shrimp scramble or vanilla French toast. 7371 Melrose Ave. (323)951-9749.
Treat mom to a glass of ice tea, orange juice or coffee with a fresh slice of out-of-the-oven homemade banana bread before she chooses a special entrée from $22.95 to $26.95. Some of her choices include a lox platter, steak and eggs Benedict style, Maine lobster pot pie and a grilled prawn Caesar salad. Add bottomless champagne or mimosas for $19.95. 6263 Leland Way, (323)962-1900.
Give Mom a Cooking Class
Celebrate Mother’s Day at RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen with a five-course menu on Sat., May 12 and Sun., May 13. Some of the courses include lacquered BBQ ribs and wild Sockeye salmon with numerous noodles, rice, vegetables and desserts for $52 per person. On Sat. May 19, Chef Mohan and his mum Asiah, will teach moms in Los Angeles how to cook traditional Southeast Asian breakfast dishes. Brunch will follow after the class. The cost is $75 per person. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)552-9988.
Susan Feniger’s STREET
To honor moms, take her on a trip around the globe this Mother’s Day. Co-Chefs Susan Feniger and Kajsa Alger have created a menu of international delights, such as Marcona almond and goat cheese fritters, Danish chestnut popovers and crispy soft shell crab. Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and diners may order `a la carte or share the whole menu with their table for $35 per person. 742 N. Highland Ave. (323)203-0500.
Mom is going to love croissant French toast with raspberry butter and a side of the most delicious bacon in LA. Grub is also serving a Mediterranean salad with marinated artichokes and feta cheese among other delightful dishes. Kids adore Denise’s famous mac & cheese. Save room for fresh strawberry shortcakes with Fosse cookies. The first seating for Mother’s Day is 9 a.m. There are four seatings until 3 p.m. 911 N. Seward St. (323)461-3663.
All moms will receive a box of Caulfield’s Artisan caramels after a three-course brunch. Coffee, orange juice and fresh banana bread is included. Add an additional $15 for unlimited blood orange mimosas. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9360 Wilshire Blvd. (310)388-6860.
BOA Steakhouse Sunset is opening its doors on May 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for moms and their families. Custom table arrangements and corsages are available for pre-order. Guests may choose from an `a la carte brunch menu. Some of the items include a Dungeness crab crème brulée with steelhead roe, oysters on the half shell, poached egg “Oscar” with crab cake, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce or a BOA burger with Camembert cheese and fried onion strings. 9200 W. Sunset Blvd. (310)278-2050.
A lovely Mother’s Day buffet will be in the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s gardens for $55 a person. Start with fresh squeezed orange juice with assorted teas and coffee. Menu highlights include Mom’s chicken pot pie and omelets made from cage-free eggs, Paris ham, champignons, Gruyere cheese, apple-wood smoked bacon and spring onions. 141 S. Grand Street (213)972-3331.
Mother’s Day brunch at Playa begins at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Executive Chef John Sedlar is preparing `a la carte specials from $9 to $12. Some of the dishes include artichoke hearts with asparagus tips, spring peas and cilantro-goat cheese pesto. Another favorite is crab cakes with piquillo aioli and fennel salad. 7360 Beverly Blvd. (323)933-5300.
A special three-course menu is available for $48 per person, along with `a la carte options. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the special dishes is a lobster spaghettini with a Gruyère cream and Thai basil sauce. 401 N. Canon Dr. (310)786-8236.
Three-course unlimited small plates are awaiting mom on May 13 for $34 a person and $15 for children 12 and under. Some of the specials include Yucatan Egg Benedict on a Manchego cheese biscuit and a frittata tart with caramelized leeks. Be sure to order a dulce de lèche Churro tots with cinnamon sugar. 445 S. Figueroa St. (213)486-5171.
Moms who enjoy contemporary Mediterranean food, will appreciate the specialty small plates, flatbreads, large plates, vegetables and dessert. Seating is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dishes include smoked sturgeon with lebne, pickled shallots and capers flatbread. Farm egg shakshouka with yogurt with sweetbread and pita. Dessert is a lebne cheesecake with juniper, bergamot and cara cara orange. The meal is $65 per person. 401 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)657-4103.
Bring Mom a delightful cupcake box or Mother’s Day gift basket from Magnolia Bakery. Start with a classic vanilla buttercream cupcake that is rolled in sanding sugar and non-pareils. Edible Images of vintage moms busy baking love into every bite are on top. Baked items are available online for national shipping and at Magnolia Bakery. Include a few of mom’s favorite cookies, teas and brownies. 8389 W. Third St. (323)951-0636.
Chef de Cuisine Atsushi Kenjo will prepare a three-course prix-fixe brunch for moms on May 13 for $42 per person. Enjoy bottomless mimosas and champagne, while enjoying a warm asparagus salad with crispy egg and pancetta. There are four entrées to choose from before finishing with a croissant bread pudding with caramel ice cream. The young adult menu is $18 per person. 525 S. Flower St. (213)236-9577.
Mother’s Day Cruise
Enjoy a two-hour brunch on the Hornblower Cruise ship that includes free-flowing champagne, a brunch buffet and live entertainment for $68 per person. The cruises begin at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13755 Fiji Way (310)301-6000.
Take mom to Venice for a savory three-course prix-fixe brunch menu for $42 per person. Menu items include crispy fried calamari with hot mustard dip, lobster roll ravioli with basil pesto cream sauce and a sushi roll trio prepared by Chef de Cuisine Yuichi Natori. Young adults can enjoy a creamy corn soup with mini cheeseburgers, French toast or mac ‘n’ cheese for $18. 110 Navy St. (310)396-1179.
Indulge in a special three-course Mother’s Day brunch for $50 or dine `a la carte. Start with a glass of champagne or lavender mimosa to accompany Egg Royale with soft scrambled eggs and Vodka whipped cream. Chef Giselle will prepare caviar scrambled eggs with toast or Eggs Benedict. Finish with a vanilla panna cotta or almond crème brulée with Russian tea cookies. The regular lunch and brunch menu is also available. 321 N. Robertson Blvd. (310)271-0576.
Take mom to a beer pairing and delightful three-course menu this Sunday. Chef Jessica Christensen is offering deviled egg with curried cauliflower, heirloom tomato salad with strawberries, buratta and balsamic vinaigrette, pan-seared salmon with grilled asparagus and roasted fingerling potatoes and a molten chocolate cake with raspberry and mint syrup. It starts from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $36 with 4 Taster beers. 9739 Culver Blvd. (310)838-9739.
Listen to vocalist Judy Wexler while drinking free-flowing champagne or Mimosas and dining on a gourmet Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Located inside the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, the all you can eat and drink brunch offers eggs benedict, an omelet and waffle station, seafood, carved prime rib, salads, hot entrees and desserts. The cost is $49.95 for adults and $24.95 for children 7 to 12. Kids under 7 are free. (323)491-1000.
A New Orleans Crawfish boil is served every Sat. in May at Dominicks. For Mother’s Day, come enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bottles of sparkling wine are $12 and carafes of orange juice are $5. Some of the favorites served are Ricotta cheese and fresh blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs bruschetta, and Ricotta gnocchi. Sunday Supper starts at 6 p.m.. 8715 Beverly Blvd. (310)652-2335.
Enjoy Brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day at Jar. Mom will be pleased with the lobster benedict or the brioche French toast with roasted spiced apples. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to take mom out for dinner, Jar reopens at 5 p.m. serving new Spring dinner dishes. 8225 Beverly Blvd. (323)655-6566.
Locanda del Lago
This weekend from Sat. May 12 to May 18, enjoy a “Fiesta della Mamma” menu for $39 per person for a three-course meal and $55 per person for four-courses. The menu is inspired by Chef Minuz’s mother, Adelia. The dishes are his home-cooked favorites from Northern Italy. Splurge with the optional wine pairing for an extra $18 per person. 231 Arizona Ave. (310)451-3525.
Café del Rey
Enjoy a seaside three-course prix fixe menu includes brioche French toast, eggs benedict or Moroccan lamb burger. Dessert includes a chocolate cheesecake and Meyer lemon tartlet. Bottomless mimosas are included in the $45 per person price. Children’s brunch is $20. 4451 Admiralty Way, (310)823-6395.
Grand Lux Café
Mom will adore some of the best made-to-order desserts after her meal. Some of the signature brunch items include red velvet pancakes with a hint of cocoa, chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting or a lump crab & asparagus omelet with oven roasted tomatoes and fontina cheese, topped with a Hollandaise sauce. Sip a strawberry bellini or blood orange mimosa. 121 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)855-1122.
Fig & Olive
On Sunday, May 13, bring mom to West Hollywood’s French Riviera-inspired eatery for a three-course prix fixe brunch at $48 per person. The founder, Laurent Halasz’s mother, Francine, will come help prepare a traditional Mougin-inspired brunch. Enjoy Farmer’s Market zucchini terrine and Francine’s salmon and scallop papillote. Save room for Francine’s Raspberry Meringue with whipped cream and raspberry coulis. 8490 Melrose Pl. (310)360-9100.
Shanghai Red’s Brunch
Take mom out to Marina Del Rey for a delicious brunch that includes a variety of sweet and savory omelets, fresh seafood, meat carvings and desserts. $45.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. 13813 Fiji Way (310)823-4522.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
A rooftop Mother’s Day Brunch at L’Ermitage will feature a beautiful brunch display and $20 bottomless Mimosas, Bellini’s or Bloody Mary’s. The menu, priced at $75 per person, includes Pistachio Pancakes, Herb Crusted Prime Rib and a dessert station. Seatings are available from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 9291 Burton Way (310)278-3344
Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills
Mom will get a kick out of the various specialty stations and desserts inspired by the chefs’ mothers. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mercado station offers handmade corn quesadillas, tacos and tostados made to order. Enjoy housemade donuts with various toppings and sauces. Adults pay $95. Children 5 to 12 is $47. Children under 5 are free. 300 S. Doheny Dr. (310)860-4000.
Moms who adore authentic Mexican dishes and cocktails will enjoy Casa Vega. On Mother’s Day, the owner Christy Vega Fowler’s own grandmother original recipes will be used to make `a la carte beef, chicken, and vegetable tamales for the special price of $3 each. Open from 11:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. 13301 Ventura Blvd. (818)788-4868.
The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Bring mom from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a special menu along with the regular menu. Mom will enjoy the Not Your Everyday Caprese with cherry tomatoes and liquid mozzarella. At Tres by Jose Andres, there is a $52 per person Mother’s Day menu. Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bazaar (310)246-5555 and Tres (310)246-5551. Located at the SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Treat mom to breakfast in bed with fonuts. The new limited edition caramel apple fonut comes with a complimentary cup of LAMILL coffee with any Fonut purchased on Mother’s Day. Fonuts range from $2.75 to $3.50 each or $38 for a baker’s dozen. 8104 W. Third St. (323)592-3075.
LA Market Restaurant
Mom’s will delight in a delightful four-course prix fixe meal featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients for $52 per person and $26 for children under 12. The menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Wine pairings are available with each course for an additional $24. 900 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)765-8600.
A special brunch, featuring Chef Bayless’ regional Mexican brunch dishes, such as Huevos Rancheros Verdes and Chilaquiles al Guajillo is offered this Sunday. A selection of hand-crafted beverages, freshly squeezed juices, and Agua Frescas complement the meal. All mothers will be treated to a complimentary cocktail and special gift. Guests can enjoy music provided by a live band. Whether on the beautiful outdoor patio, beneath a palm tree in the tequila lounge, or under the open sky in the atrium dining room, Mom will get a taste and feel of Mexico. 8155 Melrose Ave. (323)655-5009.