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Mother’s Day Brunch Ftes


Mark your calendars — Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. Here are our top picks for some of the best celebratory brunches in town.


The Grand Del Mar
The Grand Del Mar offers Mother’s Day celebrants an array of delicious choices for toasting moms. Brunch in Elizabeth Ballroom features a bountiful selection of favorites including chilled seafood, dim sum, sushi, cheese and charcuterie, a carving station, and sweet treats. $85 for adults; $30 for children ages 6-12. Amaya’s three-course brunch offers menu selections including Smoked Salmon Plate, Catalan Shrimp with Grilled Baguette, Dungeness Crab Benedict with a Chipotle Hollandaise, Old-Fashioned Waffle, Steak and Eggs, and Striped Sea Bass. Desserts include Milk Chocolate and Earl Grey Mousse with Jasmine Blossom-Scented Ice Cream and Raspberry-Kaffir Lime Reduction. $52 per person. (858.314.1996, www.thegranddelmar.com)


Pacifica Del Mar
Pacifica’s three-course prix fixe meal offers favorites including House Roasted Beets with smoked almonds, fennel and goats milk yogurt; Pacifica’s Frittata; Brie & Spinach Omelette; Cinnamon Brioche French Toast with strawberries and maple syrup served with apple-cinnamon bread; Mustard Catfish; and Seafood Stew with fresh fish, mussels, prawn, clams, tomatoes, and tomato broth. $37 per person. (858.792.0476, www.pacificadelmar.com)

Hotel Del Coronado
The Del’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch buffet is available in the oceanfront ballroom and in the magnificent Crown Room from 9am–3pm. Enjoy a variety of culinary delights, live entertainment and a rose for each mom. A special children’s buffet will be available for the little ones. $82.50 for adults; $35 for children ages 6-10. (619.522.8490, www.hoteldel.com)

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa  
A special brunch for mom takes place from 10:30am-2:30pm, complete with an array of delicious stations featuring eggs, house-made buttermilk pancakes and crispy belgium waffles, benedicts, spring flavors, assorted sushi rolls and chilled seafood, and more. In addition, mom’s complimentary choice of house made Bloody Mary’s or Bellinis and a special take-home gift of a recipe and jar of Chef’s spring jam. $85 per person; $25 for kids 11 and under. (858.759.6216, www.ranchovalencia.com)

Marina Kitchen
Marina Kitchen at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is treating moms to complimentary family portraits as part of its Mother’s Day celebration. Between 10am-4pm, mothers will receive a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival at the restaurant, where they will enjoy a buffet featuring an array of fresh salads, artisan breads, mouthwatering main dishes, and a selection of savory crepes specially designed by executive chef Aron Schwartz. $38 per adult; $13 for children 12 and under. Diners over 21 also have the option of adding bottomless mimosas at $8 per guest. (619.699.8222, www.sandiegomarriottmarquisandmarina.com)


The Westgate Hotel
The Westgate’s exquisite Champagne Brunch offers fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, and decadent desserts. $65; $29 for kids under 12. (619.557.3655, www.westgatehotel.com)


There will be plenty to do with mom and the kids at Jsix, including a cookie and cupcake decorating station full of edible supplies and coloring books to keep little ones happy, as well as a make-your-own-waffle stand. Adults can relax enjoying Jsix’s well-stocked bloody mary and mimosa bar complete with fresh juices like blood orange and grapefruit. The prix-fixe menu from Chef Graves includes twists to brunch classics like Pork Schnitzel with biscuits and gravy and Chilaquiles-style steak and eggs. $30 for adults; $10 for kids. (619.531.8744. www.jsixrestaurant.com)


Cusp Dining & Drinks
Kids will rejoice with a pancake decorating station full of edible supplies, while mom and the adults can relax by enjoying endless mimosas or sharing one of Nate Howell’s brunch punches, like the Johnny Appleseed. A buffet from chef Lockhart will be stocked with brunch favorites like eggs benedict, French toast, flatbreads, and more. $35 for adults; $10 for kids. (858.551.3620, www.cusprestaurant.com)


Chandler’s Restaurant and Lounge
Chandler’s at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort at Carlsbad Beach will celebrate Mother’s Day with a sumptuous three-course plated brunch featuring the acclaimed cuisine of executive chef Pascal Vignau. From 11am-4pm, select an à la carte appetizer, entrée, and dessert from a menu of favorites, includingv Grilled Filet of Salmon, Beef Short Rib Eggs Benedict, Shrimp Dijonnaise, Rosemary-Grilled Lamb Chop, or Lobster and Seafood Pot Pie. Desserts will be served family-style and will include Tiramisu, Strawberry and Cream, Lemon Meringue Tart, Chocolate Tart and Cream Puffs. Libations include the popular Hibiscus Margarita and Strawberry-Spiked Lemonade, Root Beer Floats, and Pomegranate Rickeys with Lime. $55 per person; children 12 and under $15. (760.683.5500, www.oceanfrontcarlsbad.com)

Rancho Bernardo Inn
In the Aragon Ballroom, savor an array of cuisine featuring mustard and herb-stuffed Berkshire pork loin, slow roasted prime rib, decadent chocolate fountain, and more. A kid-friendly buffet station will delight younger guests, along with a petting zoo and pony rides. $65 for adults, $25 for children ages 4-12. (877.517.9340, www.ranchobernardoinn.com)

Searsucker San Diego
will offer mimosas for moms and is adding a special Lobster Benedict with asparagus and a lemon béarnaise in addition to the regular brunch menu. With highlights including the Dr. Seuss-inspired Green Eggs and Ham and the Bacon & Egg Bloody. (619.233.7327, www.searsucker.com)

Make a date with mom for a scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch at Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar in La Jolla. On Sunday, May 12, from 10am-3pm, enjoy a specialty brunch menu complete with bottomless mimosas and live music. All moms will be treated to a Mother’s Day Svedka cocktail. Reservations recommended. (www.roppongiusa.com)


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