Cinnamon Rolls at Del Frisco’s Grille
Treat Mom to Nonna’s cinnamon roll on May 12 and May 13 at Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica. It’s freshly baked and smothered with house-made bourbon-espresso caramel and toasted candied walnuts. Mom might also enjoy the red velvet Belgian waffles or the savory crabcake Benedict and glass of Miraval rosé from the Grille’s award-winning wine list. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1551 Ocean Ave., #105, Santa Monica, (310)395-7333.
True Food Kitchen mimosas for Mom
True Food Kitchen honors hard-working mothers everywhere with its special mom-osa menu. The restaurant offers three unique mimosas including pomegranate with antioxidant tea, lime and prosecco, and a blueberry mint and orange vanilla. For a natural nonalcoholic refresher try the sparkling lavender lemonade made with sparkling water. For brunch fare, order from the spring menu which features spring asparagus toast, miso-glazed eggplant, seasonal salads, and artichoke and pesto pizza made with vegan almond ricotta. Finish with a strawberry and rhubarb crisp. 395 Santa Monica Place, Ste. 172, Santa Monica, (310)593-8300. 860 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, (310)469-7725. 168 W. Colorado Ave., Pasadena, (626)639-6818.
BOA Santa Monica Brunch
BOA presents a special brunch menu this Mother’s Day with dishes specifically crafted to lavish the special women in your life. The Santa Monica location will offer exclusive à-la-carte dishes set to include goat cheese baklava, avocado toast, crab cake, freekeh salad, smoked salmon panzanella,ricotta pancakes, brioche French toast, smoked short rib benedict, and foie gras scramble. 101 Santa Monica Blvd, (310)899-4466. BOA
Free brunch for Mom
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Brennan’s, the traditional Irish pub in Marina Del Rey. Mom will receive a free brunch and a $1 sangria drink. Also on Sunday, May 13, take a yoga class on the patio at 10 a.m. After, indulge with a breakfast pizza or almond ricotta toast while sipping sangria. The brunch special is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4089 Lincoln Blvd., (424)443-5119.
The Independence celebrates Mother’s Day
Every mother receives a complimentary long-stemmed white rose while enjoying chef Ben Golub’s brunch fare on May 13. Special dishes include dungeness crab or pulled pork Benedict, French toast and the multi-tiered toast tower. Bottomless mimosas are $20. 205 Broadway, Santa Monica, (310)458-2500.
Endless rosé at Herringbone Santa Monica
This Mother’s Day, celebrate with bubbles and brunch near the beach. Executive chef Tim Sanders’ special menu items include soft-baked eggs, crab, bacon omelet and croquet-madame. Mom can sip endless rosé and bottomless mimosas all day long. 1755 Ocean Ave., (310)971-4460.
Brunch at Beverly Hilton’s Circa 55
The Beverly Hilton’s poolside Mother’s Day brunch will include a mouthwatering array of food, from fresh seafood to savory barbeque to sweet treats. Moms will receive flowers in honor of the special occasion, and guests can enjoy sushi, oyster and carving stations, barbeque being grilled by the pool, a cookie-decorating area with the hotel’s pastry chefs and more. The meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $81 for adults and $38 for children. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., (310)274-7777.
Sophisticated Mother’s Day brunch
This Mother’s Day, THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire is offering live jazz, a Champagne bar, seafood platters and a few exclusive treats by executive pastry chef Chris Ford. Mom will be treated to an elegant meal and a special rose cream puff or chocolate tart. The brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the cost is $85 per person. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., (310)275-5200.
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills Mother’s Day
Modern American steakhouse Ocean Prime, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, will be offering a special brunch menu for Mother’s Day starting at 11 a.m. Mom can order from an impressive menu of brunch fare, seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktail and Wine Spectator-honored wines. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., (310)859-4818.
Mother’s Day at Jean-Georges
Celebrate mothers with a special pre-fixe menu at Jean-George Beverly Hills. Highlights include a chilled shellfish platter with kumamoto oysters, king crab, littleneck clams, wild gulf shrimp and lobster to start. Main courses include a wood-grilled Pacific snapper with organic potato purée, steamed spring peas and black bean vinaigrette, or roasted organic chicken with lemony potatoes, crunchy sweet onions and herbs. The desserts offered are a lychee rhubarb trifle with an almond crumble or a warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The brunch is from noon to 3 p.m., and starts at $155 a person. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., (310)860-6566.
BEL-AIR & BRENTWOOD AREA
Spoil Mom at Baltaire
On Sunday, May 13, executive chef Travis Strickland is preparing a decadent brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $85 per adult and $45 per child to enjoy a shellfish tower, selection of breakfast favorites and pastries, carving station with prime rib, glazed Nueske ham and roasted spring lamb, salad assortment, and desserts. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (424)273-1660.
Take Mom to the special Hotel Bel-Air
On May 16, join Wolfgang Puck, Hugo Bolanos, Eric Werner (Hartwood), Thomas Bille (Otium), Valentina Batture (Petty Cash), Ryan de Nicola (Chi Spacca), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Christine Rivera (Galaxy Taco) and John Lechleidner (WP24) at a special dinner. Dishes are prepared with Masienda’s hand-harvested heirloom corn tortillas. The one-night-only event is on the front lawn of Hotel Bel-Air from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $195 per person and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Chefs to End Hunger, The Heirloom Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. To purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/2wolRuF. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, (310)909-1644.
Dining with a View at Castaway – The newly opened Castaway is the perfect spot to take Mom on her special day. Besides sweeping views of the Valley, there are lively displays and stations featuring a patisserie station, a sushi station, a raw bar of oysters, crab and shrimp, and cheese and charcuterie. Mom’s and her family can also enjoy a three course menu with an appetizer, an entrée and shared desserts for their table. Start with seared Tuna Tartine, Point Vicente Calamari with Rock Shrimp and Dungeness Crab Cake. Entrée include Lobster and Waffles, Wild Mushroom Pappardelle and French Toast. Brunch is $79 for adults and $35 for children 4-12. Bottomless mimosas can be added on for $18. For reservations, call (818)848-6691 or book online – Available Sunday, May 13.
Inside the InterContinental Hotel is a decadent Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Take mom to the hotel’s signature restaurant, Mari Los Angeles, offering an elevated brunch buffet. Bottomless mimosas and sangrias are available for $20. Some family favorites include pancakes, waffles, pastries, an omelet bar, vegetarian station, smoked salmon bar and more. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to select an a la carte dish from the kitchen, featuring entrée items including the New Zealand Salmon, Quinoa & Brown Rice Bowl and the Thai Shrimp Salad. Save room for the dessert bar to satisfy mom’s sweet tooth. Mother’s Day Brunch is $50 for adults and $15 for children. 2151 Avenue of the Stars (310)284-6536 InterContinental Los Angeles Century City .
A Sweet Treat at Halo Top Scoop Shop
Halo Top will scoop a special Mother’s Day Sundae loaded with guilt-free strawberry soft serve, sliced strawberries, cheesecake bites, and whipped cream on an limited-run cinnamon sugar“snickerdoodle” puffle cone from May 11-13. With every Mother’s Day Sundae purchase, guests can also pick up a $1-off pint card so they can build their very own low-sugar, low-calorie, high-protein sundaes at home without any of the guilt. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. & 10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles – Halo Top Scoop Shop
Before of after seeing SCHOOL OF ROCK (my review OnStage Blog) across the street, celebrate Mom with an all-day brunch from 10 a.m to 7 p.m.) Besides Wood & Vine’s regular brunch favorites, they are also offering specials all day. Here are some of moms favorite dishes:
Seats are still available on Mother’s Day. 6280 Hollywood Blvd. Reserve your spot by clicking here or calling the restaurant at (323)334-3360.
FARMHOUSE (Beverly Center)
The newly opened farm-traceable restaurant, FARMHOUSE, just launched a “seed-to-plate” brunch program. Executive Farmer Nathan Peitso is excited to offer a $45 prix-fixe menu ($25/children) and à-la-carte dishes on Mother’s Day. Guests are invited to delight in a selection of hyper-local ingredients in the form of peas and burrata salad and a breakfast pizza topped with fresno chilis. Main course options include pork belly eggs benedict, French toast with local bananas, fine herb and goat cheese omlettes, along with steak and eggs. Additionally, the dessert offerings range from fennel-scented pavlova to chocolate pot de crème with passion fruit mousse to rhubarb clafoutis. 8500 Beverly Blvd. (323)818-4925.
Cooking class with Mom
The Westin Bonaventure is hosting a “Cooking on the Edge” culinary class with executive chef Raymond Nicasio on Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. The Mother’s Day menu includes a peach salad, a 6-ounce Snake River Farm wagyu filet and warm berry cobbler with buttermilk ice cream. Wine will be offered as well. The cost is $65 per person and is limited to 30 participants. The class and lunch are for participants over 21 years of age. RSVP to Laura Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org. 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
Grand Central Market’s Cookbook
Take Mom to meet, eat and learn about the chefs and culinary masters who helped create the Grand Central Market cookbook on May 12. The daylong series of chef-led demonstrations, workshops and tastings are part of the Los Angeles Times’ annual Food Bowl. At 10 a.m., watch Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, of Madcapra and Kismet, as they share the recipe for their fresh and flavorful twist on the tomato salad. At 12:30 p.m. make a margherita pizza on the grill with Olio chef and owner Brad Kent. Say cheese at 6:45 p.m., during a panel discussion, demo and tasting with three of Los Angeles’ masters of cheese culture – Lydia Clarke (DTLA Cheese at GCM, Cheese Cave), Ian Asbury (Cheezus) and Alex Ourieff (Vagabond Cheese). Moderator Jenn Harris, deputy editor of the Los Angeles Times food section will lead the trio in a live demo to show you how to combine an eclectic mix of cheeses as well as sweet and savory accompaniments to create a cheese board that impresses. The session concludes with a cheese tasting. 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213)624-2378.
Complimentary mimosa for Mom
Treat Mom on her special day at Kendall’s Brasserie from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for French fare and a complimentary mimosa with brunch. Menu highlights include salmon Benedict, French onion soup, croquet-madame and moules-frites. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213)972-7322.
Take Mom to Café Pinot
Known for one of downtown Los Angeles’ most beautiful patios with views of the iconic Los Angeles Public Library, Café Pinot is open on Mother’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They are serving a three- and four-course prix-fixe brunch menu with an array of beverage options, including the signature Bubble Bar. 700 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles, (213)239-6500.
Slide Into Skyspace
Take Mom for a thrilling brunch offering the highest 360-degree views in the city and ending with a thrilling ride down the glass Skyslide suspended 1,000 feet above the ground. Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for kids. Each ticket includes a Mother’s Day breakfast buffet from OUE Skyspace LA’s newly opened kitchen, unlimited rides down the world-class Skyslide and entrance to the interactive exhibit featuring a virtual tour led of Los Angeles landmarks by George Lopez. For tickets, visit oue-skyspace.com/upcoming-events. 633 W. Fifth St., Ste. 840, Los Angeles, (213)894-9000.
Brunch Buffet at BOA West Hollywood
BOA’s West Hollywood location is having a decadent brunch buffet for $65 per person and $25 for children. As a special treat, the brunch will feature a Bloody Mary cart for tableside building at $16 per drink. 9200 Sunset Blvd. (310)278-2050.
Vegan moms love Gracias Madre
The West Hollywood vegan hotspot, Gracias Madre, is offering a special brunch for Mom and her family from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch fare includes cashew ricotta-stuffed French toast with lemon curd, berries and rosemary; grilled asparagus with olive, wine reduction, garlic breadcrumbs and parsley; and the fan-favorite key lime cheesecake. During the dinner hours try the poblano chile and roasted fajitas plate for a heartier option on the menu. 8905 Melrose Ave., (323)978-2170.
Celebrate Mom at LACMA and Ray’s and Stark Bar
Enjoy specially crafted dishes by executive chef Fernando Darin while experiencing the famed “Urban Light” and “Levitated Mass” installations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Brunch fare includes a salmon Benedict made on a pizza muffin and avocado with spring pea toast. An à la carte brunch menu is also available. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)857-6180.