Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
The Woodland Hills location is hosting a four-course dinner paired with Guarachi Family Wines tonight at 6:30 p.m. Fleming’s Chef Partner Jay Cruz has created a top-tier menu. Each course will be complemented with a specific hand-selected Guarachi Family Wine. Alex Guarachi, Wine Enthusiast Importer of the Year in 2010 and 2011, will attend. Cost is $95 per person. 6373 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (818)346-1005.
Sake Launch Party
Come tonight to Bamboo Izakaya from 6 to 8 p.m. for a tasting of “Arabashiri”, one of the “best year ever” sakes by Masumi Master Brewer Kenji Nasu. The new sake release will be poured with samples of Bamboo Izakaya’s junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels from Masumi. Small plates will be served. Cost is $35 per person. 1541 Ocean Ave., Ste. 120. (310)566-3860.
The French Crepe Company
Treat mom to a delicious lunch or dinner at any of the French Crepe Company’s three locations in the Original Farmers Market, the Hollywood and Highland shopping center, or on Palm Avenue in Burbank. Specializing in European specialties, the crepes are made fresh for customers using the finest ingredients. The savory crepes are served with a spring mix salad topped with a Dijon mustard dressing. The sweet crepes are served with butter and sugar. Mom will enjoy the Pan Bagnat sandwich served on ciabatina bread that is stuffed with tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, sliced hardboiled eggs, kalamata olives, shallots and lettuce. It is then lightly seasoned with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Sandwiches, waffles, soups, salads and coffee selections are also available. Moms receive a free, 10-ounce Orangina with any food purchase. 6333 W. 3rd St., Ste. 318, (323)934-3113; 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 403, (323)960-0933; and 108 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, (818)846-0566.
Give Mom a Cooking Class
On Saturday, May 11, The Westin Bonaventure is hosting the fourth cooking class of 2013. Bring Mom to “Cooking on the Edge with Executive Chef Andreas Nieto”. Chef Andreas will lead guests in preparing a four-course meal paired with wine. Guests will prepare their own seafood crepe and grilled wild striped bass, and will enjoy a variety of petite desserts. The class starts at 1 p.m. and is $75 per person. 404 S. Figueroa St. RSVP to Claudia Lambaren (Limited two people per reservation) at Claudia.Lamemail@example.com.
A special three-course, prix fixe brunch menu, with an indulgent dessert buffet, is available for $29 per person. Bottomless “Momosas” are $15 with a two-hour limit. 8454 Melrose Ave. (323)852-6888.
Chef Erik will be pickling fresh veggies for the Mother’s Day Bloody Marys. Mom can choose a “MOMosa” or “MOMarita” to go with the Eggs Benedict special. After brunch, mom will receive a complimentary batch of freshly baked cookies to take home. 2141 W. Sunset Blvd. (213)483-2337.
Take Mom To Dinner
Executive Chef Gabriel, at The Parq Bar, is offering a special four-course menu for mom and her family. Dinner runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; live entertainment at 8 p.m. Dinner is $70 per person. 225 N. Canon Dr. (310)860-7886.
Invite mom to sit on the patio for a Northern Italian brunch featuring roasted San Marzano Benedict on rustic sourdough bread, and strawberry rhubarb tart with house made Tahitian vanilla gelato. 8764 Melrose Ave. (310)432-2000.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Mother’s Day brunch begins at 10 a.m. with $5 Mimosas, Bellini’s, Bloody Marys and house made Sangria. Try the wild blueberry pancakes with maple bacon butter, or a bacon, egg and cheese croissant. 3525 W. Carson St. (310)921-6080.
Tin Roof Bistro
Treat mom to a two-course, prix fixe menu with coffee, tea or soda for $24.50. The menu includes a Simmzy Burger or curried Eggs Florentine. Mom might splurge with a glass of sangria, mimosa or the Bloody Mary bar for $8. Children are invited to the “pint-size” buffet for $8, and later can build their own complimentary floral bouquet to give to mom. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (310)939-0900.
A Mother’s Day feast includes complimentary children’s activities in the Beverly Canon Gardens, next to the Montage Beverly Hills. Cost is $95 per adult and $35 per child on Sunday, May 12. Add bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $22. (310)860-7970.
Napa Valley Grille
Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux is offering a wine country-inspired brunch buffet for $55 per adult, and $19 for children. Mom will enjoy bottomless mimosas for $12, or a “Mother’s Little Helper” cocktail made with fresh strawberry and Kenwood Brut for $10. This special drink is available from May 10 to May 12. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1100 Glendon Ave. (310)824-3322.
Café del Rey
Executive Chef Daniel Roberts is offering mom and families with Loyola Marymount University graduates a Mediterranean three-course prix fixe brunch for $45 at Café del Rey, with bottomless mimosas, sparkling wine or sparkling cider included. Mom will enjoy looking out at the boats in the marina while sipping a glass of Summerland Chardonnay. From May 10 through May 12, a bottle is specially priced at $39. Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4451 Admiralty Way. (310)823-6395.
Michael’s On Naples
Mother’s Day brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Naples Island, with a complimentary glass of Prosecco with Chef David Coleman’s three-course brunch for $50. Guests may sit inside the dining room or up on the heated rooftop terrace. Mother’s Day dinner will begin at 5 p.m. 5620 E. 2nd St. (562)439-7080.
Enjoy dining with mom in the patio under the restaurant’s retractable roof for a decadent traditional Italian brunch buffet. Salmon is cooked in the wood burning oven. Customized egg dishes and an extensive charcuterie and cheese spread will be offered. Ladies may enjoy a variety of specialty, brunch-inspired cocktails and Champagne. RivaBella will treat mom with a special take-home Mother’s Day gift. Cost is $44 per person. 9201 Sunset Blvd. (310)278-2060.
Moms visiting Red O on Mother’s Day will receive a complimentary champagne margarita. Enjoy a Mexican buffet, which includes a ceviche table featuring items from Red O’s Mexican Raw Bar, a carving station, a dessert table, and more. Guests can also enjoy live classical guitar. Cost is $45. 8155 Melrose Ave. (323)655-5009.
Montage Beverly Hills
An elegant tea will be served to moms from noon to 4 p.m. every Friday through Sunday. Soothing music sets the mood while mom and her loved ones sip artisan tea varieties with house made small bites and desserts. 225 N. Canon Dr. (310)860-7886.
Executive Chef Govind Armstrong is offering a prix fixe menu on Sundays at $42 per person. Bottomless mimosas are an extra $15. The Low Country Sunday brunch offers cuisine from the Southern states. Restaurateur Brad Johnson named this dining venue after his 100-year-old aunt, Willie Jane. Try the smoked trout Benedict with biscuit, braised collards, poached egg, and mustard hollandaise, or buttermilk waffles with bourbon glazed bananas and spiced pecan butter. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310)392-2425.
FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
A three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch is $40 per person, and dinner is $52 per person. Executive Chef Pascal Lorange’s brunch dishes include beef tartare, crab & heirloom tomato salad, salmon with grilled radicchio, and Francine raspberry meringue. At dinner, try the lobster bisque, zucchini blossom and goat cheese ravioli, and Chocolat Pot dè Crème. Mother’s Day Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8490 Melrose Place. (310)360-9100.
This contemporary Korean restaurant will serve a four-course Mother’s Day dinner on Saturday, May 11, and will offer all day service on Sunday, May 12. The special menu includes a choice of Korea tapa appetizer, a Hot Stone Bibimbap, a choice of main course, and Korean sweet pancake for dessert. Cost is $30 for two guests. All wines are half-off this weekend. 1091 Broxton Ave. (310)824-0011.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a poolside buffet brunch from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. The brunch features made to order omelets, frittatas, waffles and pancakes. Enjoy classic Cipriani pastas, and a carving station with roasted turkey and roast beef. Desserts include homemade tiramisu, panna cotta and vanilla meringue cake. Cost is $65 per adult; $35 for children 4 to 12 years old. Add $18 for bottomless Bellini’s. 1224 Beverwil Dr. (310)277-2800.
WP24 Dim Sum
The casual and elegant lounge is open on Mother’s Day from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for a four-course prix fixe menu. Menu items include pork belly potstickers with Chinese black vinegar, scallop steamed Shu Mai with blue crab and ginger sauce, and Singapore style chili prawns. Cost is $55 per person. 900 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)743-8824.
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
On Sunday, May 12, the Century City restaurant will be offering a special Mother’s Day four-course brunch for $48 per guest. Mom will enjoy authentic Southeast Asian cuisine served family style, with items such as braised short ribs in green curry broth, rice flaked snapper, and grilled shrimp in a Thai coconut broth. Dessert includes Pudwill Farms fresh berries with a crème Chantilly and Calamansi sables. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)552-9988.
El Cid Por Su Madre
Mother’s Day Flamenco brunch will begin on May 12 at 11 a.m., with the show starting at 12:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. with a 5:15 p.m. show. Brunch offers a choice of five entrées, and the show is $25 or $35. Bottomless mimosas are included. Dinner and show is $40 per person. Tickets need to be purchased in advance through the El Cid website at www.ElCidLA.com. 4212 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)668-0318.
The French-inspired bistro will be giving away $10 gift cards to all moms who dine on May 12. Cards may be used after 4 p.m. and are valid for six weeks after May 13. The restaurant is also offering 50 percent off wine after 4 p.m. 2925 Los Feliz Blvd. (323)668-1715.
The family-owned Mexican Restaurant will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a menu that includes huevos rancheros, chilaquilles and the lighter, huevos rancheros frescos, with sunny-side-up eggs, black beans, corn tortilla, sliced avocado and pico de gallo. Be sure to order mom one of Casa Vega’s signature margaritas. 13301 Ventura Blvd. (818)788-4868.
Public Kitchen & Bar
Executive Chef Tim Goodell offers a market-driven, seasonal Mother’s Day brunch buffet for $45 per person. Start with a kale salad with currants, pine nuts, pancetta breadcrumbs and garlic dressing, and smoked salmon blinis with dill and yogurt. Hot stations will be set up around the main dining hall, including a customizable frittata and carving station serving prime rib, as well as crab Benedicts with sautéed mushrooms, horseradish whipped potatoes and breakfast hash browns. Brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. (323)769-8888.
The Strand House
Owner Michael Zislis and Executive Chef Greg Hozinsky will serve mom seasonal brunch specials that include braised bacon Benedict, lobster and eggs, and Wagyu Culott, while she enjoys a Pacific Ocean view. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (310)545-7470.
This macrobiotic eatery loved by celebrity moms such as Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon is preparing a “Breakfast in Bed” box. Choose from vegan Benedict or Scottish smoked salmon Benedict, along with fresh squeezed orange, grapefruit or carrot juice. A heart-shaped strawberry shortcake (free of any refined sugars, eggs or dairy products) and a flower are made just for mom. The package will be available for $22.99 (vegan Benedict) or $24.99 (smoked salmon Benedict). For dine-in guests, the regular breakfast menu will be available through 4 p.m. at both locations. Free delivery will be offered within a two-mile radius on all pre-paid orders. All orders for delivery must be placed by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. To order from the 7119 Melrose Ave. location, call (323)525-0588, or call (310)858-8459 for the 9433 Brighton Way location.
Each CHAYA location will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a special three-course brunch menu priced at $39 per person. There will also be a young adults menu for $20. 8741 Alden Dr., (310)859-8833; 110 Navy St., (310)396-1179; and 525 S. Flower St., (213)236-9577.
Located in the heart of West Hollywood and featuring an open-air dining room and breezy patio, Tortilla Republic will serve a special three-course Mother’s Day Brunch including a decedent dessert buffet for $34 per person. Mom will like the make-your-own farmer’s market margarita bar and bottomless “mom-osas”. 616 N. Robertson Blvd. (310)657-9888.
At Jimmy Shaw’s locations in Studio City, Hollywood and Santa Monica, moms and families can enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch served until 3 p.m. Moms will be treated to complimentary bottomless mimosas, and everyone can enjoy Mexican dishes such as scrambled eggs with squash blossom enchiladas, cream tomatillo sauce, black beans and tomato slices, or three grilled Arrachera-style beef tacos with roasted tomatillo and chile poblano salsa. 12050 Ventura Blvd., (818)508-5300; 6333 W. 3rd St., (323)930-2211; and 1251 3rd St., (310)393-2700.
Le Petit Bistro
A luxurious champagne brunch for Mom runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 12. Enjoy brie en croute, crab strudel, or goat cheese crostini with red beet salad with Eggs Benedict royal, wild mushroom and cheese omelet, cold poached salmon, roasted chicken with pommes frite, filet of sole a la Provencale, or a pork tenderloin Mathurini. Finish with pot de chocolat. A glass of champagne or a mimosa is included for adults. The three-course brunch is $35 per person, and $18 for children under 12. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. 631 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)289-9797.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Mom will enjoy an elegant brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Executive Chef Ashley James is preparing an elaborate display with an assortment of stations. He also is offering a gluten free and vegan station this year. Cost is $98 per adult and $45 per child. 300 S. Doheny Dr. (310)860-4000
Chef David Myers has created a three-course family style brunch menu to celebrate Mother’s Day. Menu highlights include locally grown asparagus bisque and Maine lobster Benedict. Cost is $39 per adult and $15 per child under 12. Special Mother’s Day cocktails from the 18A cocktail menu are available for $12 each. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8479 Melrose Ave. (323)782-1104.
Bring your mom to Flemings for Mother’s Day to celebrate with a three-course brunch. Guests will enjoy innovative brunch favorites for $36.95 per guest at all locations. Each mom receives a $25 dining card valid for a future visit. 252 N. Beverly Dr., (310)278-8710; 2301 Rosecrans Ave., (310)643-6911; and 800 W Olympic Blvd., (213)745-9911.