This Mother’s Day, we need to honor the women in our lives who, on top of being mothers, have become teachers, chefs, nurses, and full-time event planners and entertainers, all while keeping a positive attitude and juggling their other responsibilities. Whether you take your mother out for a prix-fixe brunch, treat her to a spa day or assemble something delicious at home, make sure she knows how loved and appreciated she is.
For a day of pampering, head to the spa at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Between or post-treatment, Mom can dine at Vitale, the healthy spa café with a Moët Ice and Mimosa bar. Children can make a special gift at the poolside Mother’s Day Crafts happening all weekend long. Highball and Harvest, the hotel’s award-winning, flagship restaurant, is offering a special, á la carte Mother’s Day menu on Sunday.
In addition to their full menu, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano is offering an Italian twist on surf-and-turf: a broiled filet mignon with puréed potatoes and a Maine lobster tail with tomato sauce, white asparagus and dill. $125/person, no substitutions.
The Tap Room at Dubsdread has a prix-fixe brunch menu featuring prime rib, grilled mahi, leg of lamb, shrimp and grits, haricot verts, an omelet station, Belgian waffles, bagels and lox, and a plethora of desserts. Reservations are required; $47.95 per adult and 14.95 for children ages 3-10.
The renowned deep blu Seafood Grille at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek (pictured above) is offering a special along with their regular dinner menu: Ora king salmon on sweet pea risotto with heirloom tomatoes, Meyer lemon, beurre blanc and herb oil. Dinner is 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. and reservations are recommended. $38 per entrëe.
The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa will serve brunch at their new Unreserved Food Bazar from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The brunch will feature live music as well as dishes inspired by the resort chefs’ own childhood memories and family recipes. Reservations are required; tickets are $65 per adult and $35 for children 4-12 (free under 4). After brunch, mom can enjoy time at the JW Spa with special Boost & Bloom facials, Immune Support Massages, and Hydrothermal Experiences. Treatments begin at $150; call in advance for an appointment.
For a day filled with laughter, head to Southern Nights Orlando for a comedy brunch hosted by April Fresh. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 2:00 p.m. The full à la carte brunch and bar menus will be available. Buy your tickets online before they sell out.
Hamilton’s Kitchen at the Alfond Inn is serving a pre-fixe Mother’s Day brunch with seatings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. The menu is served family style, featuring salad, asparagus, prime rib, herb crusted chicken, basil crusted salmon, rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, and dessert. $59 per adult and $29 per child ages 5-12 (free under 5).
Downtown Orlando’s Boheme restaurant at the Grand Bohemian Hotel is featuring a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch. The menu features American brunch classics as well as more sophisticated items such as burrata, hummus and naan, oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp and Belgian waffles with every topping you could imagine. $74 per adult and $37 per child (6-12) includes unlimited mimosas, coffee, tea, juice and soda.
If your mom loves cats, then treat her to High Tea at the Orlando Cat Café. Choose to enjoy your tea and scones in the Cat Play Room, onsite Minch Coffee Shop, or outside. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and you’ll spend your two-hour experience sipping tea and snuggling with cats. Call to book your purr-fect reservation for $35 a person.
Tapa Toro on International Drive has two options for Mother’s Day. Dine-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an extensive brunch experience complete with flamenco dancers for $42 per adult and $15 per child, or order one of their brunch boards to go. Serving four to six people, you can get a bagel board ($69), waffle board ($69), and DIY mimosas ($15) to pick up from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. the evening of May 8 or 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 9.