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MAY 8TH IS MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!


CHEF ALLEN'S, 19088 N.E. 29th Ave., Aventura. Reservations 305.935.2900 www. .
Sunday, May 8, from 5 p.m.: Mother's Day at Chef Allen's with a complimentary champagne cocktail and a 4-course menu of Pan Roasted Diver Scallops or Bahamian Lobster and Crab Cakes; Pan Roasted Maine Lobster Paella, Wood Grilled Filet Mignon; and Valrhona Bittersweet Chocolate Torte or My Mom's Blueberry Pie Chef Allen's,. Special Mother's Day Menu : $62.00 per person.

AMERICANA. THE RITZ-CARLTON, One Lincoln Road, South Beach. 786-276-4033
Sunday May 8th , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Decadent Delights for Mother's Day at Americana Restaurant, while our jazz trio serenades her. Mom will receive a complimentary glass of Dom P�rignon champagne as she enjoys traditional favorites, plus a display of seafood, carving stations, risottos, souffl�s, made-to-order omelets, and myriad delicacies. Dine indoors or enjoy the South Beach sun and ocean breeze. The menu is $75 for adults and $25 for children under 12 (excluding tax and gratuity) and includes free flowing house champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys. After brunch, treat mom to a selection of Mother's Day Spa packages in The Ritz-Carlton Spa.

THE LEOPARD LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT, THE CHESTERFIELD HOTEL, 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach: (561) 659-2174.
Sunday May 8th, Mother's Day Brunch Buffet - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM with live entertainment and Executive Chef Jay Redington's lavish Omelet Station, Carver Station - who can resist those wonderful, fresh cut slices of beef and ham - and Seafood display of shrimp, crab cocktail, mussels and smoked salmon. Feast on English sausage, apple wood smoked bacon, cheese blintzes, herbed potatoes, lemon crusted cobia, and spinach and pine nut stuffed chicken breast. And save some room for fruits, veggies, assorted cakes, pastries and pies. The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet is $45 per adult; $17 children under 12. Ask for the Like Mother, Like Daughter package.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL MIAMI, Brickell Key, reservations, call (305) 913-8332.
Sunday May 8th, and all weekend: Showing Mom just how special she is now becomes a little easier with The Spa at Mandarin Oriental. "Mother & Daughter Spa Packages" provide: A four-hour pampering spa experience to be shared including: 50-minute aromatherapy massage per person; facials; manicure and pedicures and a Bento Bux lunch served poolside (Cost: $900; 4 hours; plus gratuity); "Mother's Only Half Day Package" : two and a half hours of Luxury Aromatherapy Facial, manicure & pedicure; Spa Bento Box lunch served poolside (Cost: $275; 2 � hours; plus gratuity); "Mother's Only Full-day Package" a six-hour holistic journey achieving total peace and ultimate bliss with Welcome foot ritual; Purifying Herbal Linen wrap; Body Exfoliation; Detoxifying Algae Wrap; Nourishing Mud Wrap or Oshadi Herbal Wrap; Spa Bento Box lunch served poolside; Ayurvedic Holistic Body Treatment or Optimal Release Massage; Aromatherapy facial; (Cost: $660; 5 � hours; plus gratuity).

THE RITZ-CARLTON COCONUT GROVE, 3300 S.W. 27th Avenue., Miami. Reservations: 305-644-4675.
Sunday May 8th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lavish Mother's Day Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Specialties include lobster risotto, chef-carved prime rib au jus, slow-roasted pork with citrus mojo, mustard-crusted lamb with rosemary sauce, display of European charcuterie, an elaborate Asian station, a raw bar with the freshest seafood, a selection of American caviar with blinis and traditional accompaniments, a special children's station with kids' favorites, made-to-order omelets and breakfast favorites, free-flowing champagne, mimosas and more. Mothers can enter to win special prizes from the Boutique Spa, including a spa day for two ($400 value) and a signature Tandem Facial and Pedicure -- exclusive to The Boutique Spa, featuring two therapists that work simultaneously on separate areas of the body ($175 value). Cost $68 per person for adults; $30 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity.

Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, 18001 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles. Resrvations: 305-692-5600
Sunday May 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mother's Day with live entertainment and unlimited Mimosas, with a splendid menu including: Molasses glazed Ham with Eggplant & Chayote Dressing Seafood Pot Pie, Saffron Cream & Flower Puffs, Cornish Game Hen smothered in Sauce Bercy over Pecan Sunset Rice, Leg of Lamb scented with Rosemary and Horseradish Potato Gratin, Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, an array of salads, fresh seafood, pastries and omelets. Ocean Ballroom,. Cost: $58.00/ $25.00 for Children 5 to 12 years old.

Sonesta Beach Resort Key Biscayne, 350 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne Reservations: (305) 365-5007
Sunday May 8th, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m. Treat Mother to a gourmet buffet featuring an array of fresh salads spectacular hot food stations with pates, caviar, raw bar, fish, meats and a variety of sumptuous desserts. Grand Ballroom, Cost: $52.00/ $24.00 Children (5 to 12 years old)



DORAKU, 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 695-8383.
Sunday May 8th, 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., Mother's Day Asian Style with a Prix-Fixe 4-course menu with Chilled shrimp with Asian salsa, seared tuna, beef maki; pan-seared grouper, rib-eye steak or grilled Cornish hen and dessertsCost: $40

PAUL Bakery & Caf�. 14861 Biscayne Boulevard
Sunday May 8th, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., � la carte Mother's Day Brunch with freshly baked breakds, Eggs benedict, Smoked Salmon, Potato pancake, Sugar cr�pe, Apricot or strawberry jam cr�pe, Chocolate ganache cr�pes and more�.

TALULA, 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach. (305) 672-0778.
Sunday May 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Talula restaurant owners/chefs Frank Randazzo and Andrea Curto-Randazzo are opening their doors for a special Mother's Day brunch with an a la carte menu of Norwegian Smoked Salmon with Chive Potato Croquettes, Cr�me Fra�che, American Caviar; Rock Crab Cakes with mixed greens, Key Lime Aioli, Papaya Salsa and Talula Omelette - Baby Spinach, Teardrop Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon, Aged Manchego Cheese, available as well as the regular lunch menu. Guests can dine in Talula's casually elegant dining room or al fresco on the restaurant's beautiful back patio.

MARK'S LAS OLAS, 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Reservations (954) 463-1000.
Sunday May 8th, 3:00 p.m. till closing, chef/owner Mark Militello has created a sumptuous four course Mother's Day dinner with a complimentary glass of ros� champagne. The menu: Georges Blanc potato fritters with Osetra caviar and cr�me fraiche, Peekytoe crab salad with avocado, chips and green onion vinaigrette; Grilled skirt steak, clay braised black beans, caramelized red onions and garlicky broccoli rabe; and Chocolate hazelnut "Kit Kat" with chocolate sorbet and gianduja ganache. Cost: $40

KM AT THE GRAPEVINE, 256 South University Drive, Plantation.
Sunday May 8, noon till 7 P.M., This is KM at the Grapevine first ever Mother's Day and Chef Kevin McCarthy (formerly of the Armadillo Caf�) is preparing a scrumptious � la carte menu including all the traditional brunch items, with his personal twist (cr�me br�l�e French toast or Eggs Benedict with medallions of beef), for the amazing women in our lives with a complimentary Mimosa or Bellini with any entr�e. Menu items run the gamut from Florida Lobster Quesadilla and fresh fish and seafood such as Yellowtail Snapper and Shrimp Scampi with Bucatini to free range chicken, Skirt Steak served with a Pasilla chile sauce and KoBe beef burger. For special Mother's Day desserts expect chocolate fritters and cr�me brulee topped with fudge sauce. Chef Kevin McCarthy, Reservations: 954.475.1357
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