Miami Mother’s Day Guide

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We’re here to help you celebrate the amazing moms of Miami. Check out the 2014 Miami Happening Mother’s Day Guide:

Events

Mother’s Day Tea, 3:00 p.m. May 11 @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Queen Elizabeth isn’t the only person who can experience the glory that is a special tea service. Make your mother feel like royalty with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Mother’s Day Tea. Dress in your finest (including your best fascinator if you really want to feel like a member of the royal family) and join other mothers and their loved ones Sunday on the veranda and in the ballroom of the Jean Ellen DuPont Shehan Visitor Center at 3 p.m. The tea will include savory appetizers, scones, and desserts served by garden volunteers who will be happy to make your Mother’s Day a memorable one. Guests will also be treated to tunes by guitarist Rob Friedman. The cost for the event is $37 for nonmembers, $27 garden members, and $17 for children 12 and younger. To RSVP, call 305-663-8059. Visit fairchildgarden.org.

Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise: Treat your mom to the best Mother’s Day event in Miami and make plans with Island Queen Cruises on their annual Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise aboard their fabulous Biscayne Lady Luxury Yacht! Cruise Miami’s spectacular coastal sites including the extraordinary downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row” – the homes of the rich and famous all while you enjoy unlimited food and create lasting memories for your family and loved ones!  Also included with the unlimited brunch buffet are bloody mary’s, mimosas, beer, white and red wine, juices, coffee and tea, and a full liquor bar! Come aboard, grab a drink, and kick back while you enjoy the smooth sounds of the Steve Kornix band! This Mother’s Day Sunday Dinner Cruise will begin boarding between 4:00pm to 4:30pm and cruising from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. (Check-in will begin at 3:30pm and the doors will open at 4:00pm until the boat leaves promptly at 4:30pm).

Mother’s Day Wine Tasting at Wine by the BayMay 8, 2014 (Thu) from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Wine by the Bay, 888 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 112 at the Marina Blue, Miami, FL: A special wine tasting class to celebrate Mother’s Day that highlights female winemakers: Elisabetta Foradori, Elena Walch, Nicole Abiouness, Angela Osborne, Anna Monticelli and others who have distinguished themselves as producers of extraordinary wines. RSVP required. $40 per person

Mother’s Day Breakfast with Animals, May 11, 2014 – 8:00am: Treat your mom to a hot breakfast at Zoo Miami. To round out the morning, you can watch the meerkats receive tasty tidbits of their favorite foods and participate in a special Mother’s day show highlighting animals’ behavior and personalities. $30 Members; $45 Non-members (same day entrance to the Zoo included) Children ages 2 and under are free, but require a ticket.

Mother’s Day Waterway Canoe Tour, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. May 11 @ Coral Gables Museum:  Treat your adventurous mama to a special day out on the Coral Gables Waterway! This leisure canoeing experience offers fun for the whole family (ages 6+ welcome). Miami-Dade County EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff lead this tour that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife, such as manatee, iguana and tropical birds, can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:00 a.m. for a guided tour of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables, which tells the story of Coral Gables’ founder and developer, George Merrick, his family and other visionaries who inspired him to develop The City Beautiful. This exhibit addresses local history, including pioneer life, the Florida Land Boom, architecture, urban planning and development. After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure.  Please note that there are 2 paddlers (must be 9 years old +) per canoe; 1 child (age 6+) may sit in the middle of canoe as third passenger as long as they fit properly in the provided life vest. The difficulty level is rated easy to moderate by EcoAdventures due to possible difficulties in paddling presented by high current or wind. $40pp

Brunch

15 STEPS, Miami Beach: What better way to spend Mother’s day, all you can drink bloody Mary’s, mimosas and a fabulous brunch with mom. 12PM-3PM

163 PONTE Italian Restaurant & Raw Bar, North Miami: Mother’s Day Brunch a la carte from 11AM-4PM Complimentary glass of mimosa cocktail for every Mom.OR Pre-Set Dinner from 4PM – closing, includes 5 course menu for $49.

660 at The Angler, Miami Beach: Bottomless mimosas & bloody marys made specially for mom along with our a la carte brunch menu, Mother’s Day specials and lots of relaxation.

Angelique Euro Cafe, Coral Gables: Angelique Knows Best for Mother\’s Day Weekend with a loving 4-C Prix Fixe Dinner $39 FR-SUN & Live Jazz FR-SAT + an a la carte Brunch Menu inspired by Mom SAT & SUN 11am-4pm

Azul – Mandarin Oriental: Azul will offer a sumptuous brunch and seafood display including unlimited champagne cocktails and special wine pairings. Brunch will be served from 11am to 4pm.

Batch Gastropub, Brickell: Special Mother’s Day Brunch

Bistro One LR – Ritz-Carlton, Miami Beach: The culinary team will be preparing their mother’s signature recipes & providing guests with recipe cards to take home! $110 Adult/$45 Children 12 & under.

Bocce Bar, Midtown: Enjoy a special prix-fixe brunch menu, featuring endless offerings from an antipasti table, omelet station & pastries, your choice of a chef’s special & unlimited desserts!

Bongos Cuban Cafe, Downtown Miami: Cuban-style brunch, enjoy live entertainment & activities for the kids. Moms receive a complimentary rose and Mami Mimosas.

Chart House Restaurant, Coconut Grove: Celebrate Mom and everything she means with our special Brunch Buffet or dinner, featuring a variety of favorites enjoyed against the backdrop of our spectacular view.

Chef Rolf’s Tuna’s Seafood Restaurant, North Miami: Free glass of Champagne for all Mothers and Chef Rolfs special menu for $32.95.

Cibo Wine Bar, Coral Gables: Italian Bubbles + Brunch Mother’s Day Edition. $35 per person.

De Rodriguez:  Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Spectacular and Savory Latin-Inspired Brunch from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Adults: $49.oo Children under 12: $19.00 Children under 5: Free

Edge, Steak + Bar, Brickell: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Brunch or Dinner. Brunch features Chef action stations and bottomless mimosas, champagne, bloody Mary’s, and mojitos- $99/adult, $32 ages 5-12

FB Steakhouse – Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach: The modern American Steakhouse will offer a prix-fixe four course menu.

Fish Fish, North Miami: All moms enjoy one complimentary champagne cocktail while dining at Fish Fish on their special day.

Fleming’s Steakhouse, Coral Gables: Treat Mom to Brunch. Enjoy our three-course Mother’s Day Brunch for $39.95 on Sunday, May 11 from 10:30AM to 2PM, in addition to their dinner menu.

Florida Cookery,  Miami Beach: Full buffet with live action stations on the patio. All Mom’s receive a glass of bubbly, our compliments, upon arrival.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Miami Beach: Treat your mother to decadence this Mother’s Day. Enjoy 16 cuts of delectable fire roasted meats, as well as their award-winning wine. Open 11:30am-9pm $48.50

The Forge, Miami Beach: Mother’s Day Brunch at The Forge – Executive Chef Christopher Lee , 11am until 3pm $75 Adults $35 kids under 12.Includes Buffet and unlimited mimosas and bloody Marys

The Grill on the Alley, Aventura: Treat Mom to Brunch and she’ll receive a free gift! Enjoy Eggs Benedict, Prime New York Steak & Eggs & their signature Bloody Mary.

Gyu-Kaku, Downtown Miami: Cook for Mom at Gyu-Kaku on Mother’s Day with Value BBQ Courses perfect for your family. Enjoy the variety & treat your Mom to the perfect day.

Joey’s Italian Cafe, Wynwood: Celebrate Mom with an authentic Italian cuisine at Joey’s. Located next to the breathtaking art of the Wynwood Walls. Joey’s features specials along with their regular menu.

KHONG River House, Miami Beach: Mother’s Day Brunch Specials: Mekong Chicken & Waffles $15, Coconut & Sesame Pancakes $16, Thai Short Rib Omelette $16, Strawberry Mousse $9

La Gloutonnerie, Miami Beach: Brunch Buffet @$49 pp. All reservations are for 2 hrs maximum

La Riviera at Sofitel Miami, Coral Gables: Celebrate Mom’s unconditional love with a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Sofitel Miami. 5% of the Mother’s Day Brunch proceeds will be donated to BESTBUDDIES® INTERNATIONAL.

Novecento, Key Biscayne:  Enjoy our Chef’s specials to celebrate Mother’s day. Tostada de Pulpo, Ensalada de Arugula, Gnocchi de ricotta Nicoise, Seared Sea bass & Grilled Beef tenderloin

Oceanaire Seafood Room: This Mother’s Day we will be opening at noon and offering a Mother’s Day Brunch in addition to delicious Oceanaire classics.

Rosa Mexicano, Brickell & Miami Beach:  Celebrating our moms with a special Prix Fixe and A la Carte menu. All Mothers will a special gift and there will entertainment for kids!

Rouge, Miami Beach: Receive a complimentary Bottle of Champagne for groups of six or more. Limited Seating. Reserve early.

Scarpetta – Fontainebleau, Miami Beach: Scarpetta will offer a succulent Italian-inspired Mother’s Day Brunch. The buffet style menu will include unlimited Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis & Mimosas.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, Miami Beach: Treat Mom to Brunch or Dinner on Mother’s Day, featuring a new Spring Seasonal Menu. Give her a $100 Gift Card and receive a $25 Bonus Card.

SUSHISAMBA, Coral Gables & Miami Beach:  Treat mom to our special Bossa Nova brunch, featuring a $30 prix-fixe menu, including your choice of a sweet or savory entree, an assortment of sushi and dessert!

Swine Southern Table & Bar, Coral Gables: Mother’s Day Specials: Appetizer- Heirloom Tomatoes & Charred Asparagus $14, Entree- Smoked Rabbit Pot Pie $26, Dessert- Blueberry Layer Cake $12

Tongue & Cheek, Miami Beach: Free Coffee from 10am-12pm . Featuring A La Carte Brunch Menu & Complimentary Mimosas for all Moms, Children under 10 eat for free

Toscana Divino, Brickell: $35 three course prefix Lunch menu and a la carte Brunch specials. Bottomless bar available with Mimosa all day at $20. Live Music

The Trapiche Room: Join us for our Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Let your children Spoil mom by making specialty pancakes for her. 11-3pm $55 for Adults

Vida – Fontainebleau Miami Beach:  The American brasserie will offer a decadent Mother’s Day Brunch that includes a sumptuous raw bar, carving stations, and an indulgent dessert display.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Miami Beach: Mother’s Day Brunch Specials: Greek Yogurt Parfait $12, Duck Confit & Oyster Hash $17. Dessert special all day: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie a la mode $12

Ideas:

Plan a sightseeing trip There are so many amazing places right here in Miami. Plan a few visits and take a candid photo in each place.  Later, make it into an album and give it to her a week or so past Mother’s Day this will be a gift that keeps on giving.

Spa day Take mom out to one of our many luxurious spas in Miami  anything from a simple Mani/Pedi to a full spa day with massages and the works.  If that is not in the budget plan an in-home spa day complete with more foot soaks and facemasks.

Cooking class Miami offers plenty of places to go out to eat but an alternative to going out to eat would be to spend the day preparing an amazing meal with mom, with you doing the heavy lifting in honor of mom of course. Who knows what hidden family tricks and recipes might come out in this fun activity!

Volunteer They say that the happiest people are those who give to others. Planning a day of volunteering with mom might be a great way for you both to get closer to each other and also feel like you’re helping the community and those less fortunate. Volunteering can be anything from helping out at the soup kitchen to walking a dog from a shelter and there are plenty of places in Miami to do this.  Brighten your Mom’s Mother’s Day by brightening lives of others together!

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