Food Drink Report

Mother’s Day Round up

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It’s that time again, celebrating and honoring the women who raised us, fed us, and made sure the bed bugs didn’t bite. Although mommy is there for us all 365 days a year, Mother’s Day reminds us to show how much we love and appreciate her, but how do we top last year?! No, seriously.. how? Where do we even start? Here are some options:

Rivabella – West Hollywood, CA : Join Rivabella for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet ($44/person) of traditional Italian dishes like the Porchetta, whole salmon cooked in the restaurant’s wood burning oven, customizable egg dishes, and an extensive charcuterie and cheese spread. Mommy’s can enjoy brunch cocktails like the “Brunch” Bellini – Aqua di Cedro, Peach Puree, a hint of fresh lemon, and topped off with Champagne; or the Sunday Summer Cocktail – Atlantico Reserva Rum, fresh lime juice, Shisho, and Champagne.  Mothers will also receive a special Mother’s Day gift. 9201 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Willie Jane – Venice, CA : Join Executive Chef Govind Armstrong for Mother’s day prix fixe brunch($42) at his new restaurant Willie Jane, a seasonal California restaurant focusing on cuisine of the low country and coastal cuisine of the Southern states. Guests choose from selections that include Grapefruit Brulee with minted seasonal berries and Roasted Asparagus with farm egg and bottarga, and entrees like Smoked Trout Benedict with biscuit, braised collards, poached egg, and mustard hollandaise or Buttermilk Waffles with bourbon glazed bananas and spiced pecan butter. For an additional $15, guest can enjoy bottomless mimosas. Brunch is offered from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place – Los Angeles, CA : Fig & Olive will be serving up a three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch ($40) and dinner ($52) on Sunday from 11am – 3pm.  Brunch dishes include Beef Tartare, Crab & Heirloom Tomato Salad, Salmon with Grilled Radicchio, and Francine Raspberry Meringue;  while dinner options include Lobster Bisque, Zucchini Blossom & Goat Cheese Ravioli, and Chocolat Pot dè Crème.  8490 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069 

WP24 – Downtown Los Angeles, CA :  Spend Mother’s Day with afternoon tea at WP24’s “Tea at the Top” where guests enjoy  housemade pastries, innovative tea blends from Art of Tea, and a small gift from The Ritz-Carlton, Spa Los Angeles for mom for $65 per adult, $20 per child excluding tax and gratuity. Seatings are at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Le KaDowntown, Los Angeles : Looking for an early brunch to squeeze in the maximal amount of Mother’s Day activities?  Le Ka will be kicking off their Sunday Brunch at 10:30AM.  800 W 6th St  Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse – Pasadena, CA :  Experience an interactive Market Brunch at the revamped The Royce with a mimosa station in the White Wine Room, displays of fresh breakfast pastries, and live-action stations. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. / $95 per person ($35 for children 4-12). 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Esterel at the Sofitel  – Los Angeles, CA : Dive into Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch menu from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at Esterel at the Sofitel. A wide selection of options are available from the fresh baked pastries to the organic baby beet salad with herb low fat fromage blanc, roasted squash local spring mixed greens, sweet tomato, shaved fennel, and cucumber to a carving station with pepper crusted tenderloin served with horseradish cream and mushroom demi glace sauce and much more. $68 for all Moms and adults (14+) including “Bottomless Mimosas”  and $29/child. 8555 Beverly Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Public Kitchen & Bar – Hollywood, CA : Delight mom with the lavish Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and Public Kitchen & Bar’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet($45/person). Patrons will enjoy Chef Tim Goodell’s Kale Salad with currants, pine nuts, pancetta breadcrumbs, and garlic dressing and Smoked Salmon Blinis with dill and yoghurt, as well as a customizable Frittata and carving station serving Prime Rib. Brunch will be offered from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 7000 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA

M Café – Los Angeles, CA : Bring mom a macrobiotic and delicious breakfast in bed with M Caf’es Breakfast in Bed Package. This nifty kit includes a choice of: Famous Vegan Benedict or Scottish Smoked Salmon Benedict, fresh squeezed orange, grapefruit or carrot juice; a heart-shaped Strawberry Shortcake (free of any refined sugars, eggs, or dairy) and a flower just for Mom! The package is available for $22.99 (Vegan Benedict) or $24.99 (Smoked Salmon Benedict) but be sure to place orders for delivery by 5 pm on Saturday, May 11th. *Free Delivery will be offered within a 2-mile radius on all pre-paid orders. Dine-in guests have the option to enjoy the regular breakfast menu with a special M-is-for-MOM Breakfast Slam, which includes M Café’s signature Tofu Scramble with one housemade multigrain pancake, and smokey tempeh bacon for $9.95. All moms will also receive a fresh cut flower (while supplies last). 7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Chaya – Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, & Beverly Hills : Celebrate Mother’s Day at each of the CHAYA locations with a 3-course brunch menu priced at $39 per person. Dishes offered include Cured Salmon Salad with Frisee, Aparagus, Market Radish, Candied Walnut and Blood Orange Vinaigrette (CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills), or the Yellowtail Crudo with Tonburi, Oro Blanco, Micro Cilantro, and Blue Corn Tortilla (CHAYA Downtown) for starters  while entrée options include Smoked Salmon Benedict,  or  Pappardelle with Kobe Beef Bolognese with Maitake Mushrooms, Poached Egg, and Truffle Oil. Desert options include classics like Warm Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Caramel Ice Cream, or Flourless Chocolate Cake.

CAFE del REYMarina del Rey, CA : Cafe del Rey presents a three-course prix fixe brunch which also includes bottomless mimosa’s, sparkling wine, or sparkling cider for $45/person in celebration of Mother’s Day andthe Loyola Marymount University Graduation. The Mediterranean spring brunch menu will include a variety of dishes from the Dungeness Crab Cakes to the Tuna Tartar to the Short Rib Hash and the Linguini with Clams. Brunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 4451 Admiralty Way in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Rush Street – Culver City, CA : Spend Mother’s Day at this Chicago-inspired new American restaurant. Mother’s Day brunch includes $20 bottomless bloody mary’s or endless mimosas. Bring your kids! Children under 12 will eat dinner for free from 5 PM – 10 PM accompanied by an adult. 9546 W Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

The Backyard Restaurant – Westwood, CA : Indulge in Mother’s Day brunch specials from Executive Chef Dakota Weiss from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM like the Mom’s oatmeal raisin cookie stuffed french toast with Cinnamon swirl brioche, vanilla cream cheese or “The kids are in bed” Late night grilled cheese sandwich with Bourbon glazed apples, thick cut bacon, gruyere, toasted walnut bread. Regularly scheduled Sunday brunch items are also available. W Hotel, 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood, CA 90024.

Sweet Rose Creamery  – Santa Monica, CA : If your mom loves ice cream more than she enjoys dining, Sweet Rose Creamery is offering a limited edition Mother’s Day package, available for pre-sale through May 12. For $25, ice cream connoseurs enjoy 4 – 8 oz. packages of ice cream like the rose geranium with salty pistachio, candied mandarinquats with vanilla wafer, Valrhona chocolate sorbet, and the buttermilk sherbet with strawberry ripple. 225 26th St #51  Santa Monica, CA 90402

City Tavern – Culver City, CA : Join chef Jessica Christensen for Mother’s Day brunch. Food specials to include “Spring Vegetable Quiche” with an endive and tarragon salad, “Asparagus Salad” with peas, pea shoots, goat cheese and a poached egg and “Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail.” Mothers will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne with any food purchase. 9739 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232