#DishHitList: Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and More

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From Cinco de Mayo parties with drink specials and live entertainment, to Mother’s Day celebrations, prix-fixe menus, and more, this month there are plenty of deals to take advantage of stat! 

Dark Dining at Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Bar

Dining in the dark enthusiast? On Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., Chef Adrianne Calvo invites guests to join her for a culinary journey at Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar, where she will present the Sea Splendors of Kyushu experience through her renowned “Dark Dining” concept. For $100 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will be treated to a five-course meal paired with two glasses of wine, all while blindfolded. Tickets can be purchased here

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Bar is located at 11715 Sherri Lane, Miami, Florida 33183. For more information, visit their official website

Verde Launches New Spring Menu

On the heels of announcing their new exec chef, Lois Navone, Verde has unveiled a new spring menu. Highlights include Miso-Roasted Salmon, which is served with a corn puree, soy reduction, baby bok choy, tsuyu broth, and rice pearls; Verde Risotto, a new signature dish, which includes a creamy spinach puree, gorgonzola cream and topped with pine nuts. Navone has also brought back a signature Verde dish, the Brick Chicken, an old Verde dish brought back by Navone served with crispy smashed potatoes and baby kale; Roasted Sunchokes, with lemon aioli, parmesan, parsley, lemon gremolata and topped with toasted Panko breadcrumbs; and more. 

Verde is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website

Cinco de Mayo Offerings

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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila 

Looking to go all out this Cinco de Mayo? Bodega might be the right choice. All locations will have a variety of activities and entertainment, as well as drink specials from Cazadoes and Patron. The Fort Lauderdale and Coconut Grove locations will have dancers from Zhantra Entertainment, who will be performing from 11 p.m. to 1 am. 

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has multiple locations. For more information, visit their official website

Cantina Beach

Oceanfront views and a Cinco de Mayo buffet await you at Cantina Beach at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. The buffet will feature a chips and salsa bar, salads, ceviche de camaron (shrimp), a Mexican Street Corn Grill station, Guajillo Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Dos XX Braised Borracho Chicken, and so much more. To end your celebration on a sweet note, the eatery is also offering a dessert station with sweet treats like Tequila Infused Mexican Tres Leches, Abuelita Moussa Chocolate Cake, and Churros with Chocolate Chipotle Sauce. 

Over at the Beverage Station, you’ll find oh-so-many margaritas and micheladas, as well as tequila and mezcal tasting. Kiddos are welcome as well, and they’ll even have a special Kids Buffet including options like chicken tenders, fries, cheese quesadillas, and a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. The buffet is priced at $85++ per adult and $50++ per child and will take place on May 5 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. 

Cantina Beach is located at 605 Ocean Dr, Miami, FL 33149. For more information, visit their official website

Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar 

On May 5th, Friday, Tacocraft is organizing an all-day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at all four of its venues in Broward and Miami-Dade. Guests can enjoy live Mariachi and several margarita and beer specials from open to close. The celebration will continue into the night when Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar’s Victoria Park Fort Lauderdale will host its Third Annual Block Party. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and include a lineup of live entertainment, bands, and DJs. There will also be multiple bars serving Tacocraft’s handcrafted margaritas and cocktails, and food stations with tacos, street corn, and more. 

Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar has multiple locations. For more information, visit their official website

Tropical Smokehouse

What better way to celebrate the Mexican holiday than with $5 brisket tacos and $7 mahi mahi tacos? With $8 margaritas and palomas! All of which will be available all day at Tropical Smokehouse. 

Tropical Smokehouse is located at 3815 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405. For more information, visit their official website

TUR Kitchen

At TUR Kitchen, the Cinco de Mayo festivities begin with a flight of 3 varieties of mezcal, each one accompanied by a food element to enhance their flavor profile. The 1.5 oz flight is priced at $27; the 3 oz full flight is priced at $42. The menu includes: Espadin, “a sweet and herbaceous expression, well-balanced with hints of red apple, ripe fruits, and mild smoky finish,” served with clementine and Aleppo pepper; Salmania, “sweet and spicy profile with hints of green chili, grapefruit, and fresh agave,” served with grapes; and Tobala, “offering an earthy expression with hints of tobacco, cocoa, vanilla & leather,” served with dark chocolate. 

TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, visit their official website

Mother’s Day Offerings

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Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen

South of Fifth Israeli restaurant will be offering a specialty, all-day brunch on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Brunch will include a complimentary welcome mimosa for all moms, as well as items such as the Israeli Froze with strawberries, sumac, and mint; Smoked Local Fish Dip with labneh, American caviar, and Jerusalem bagel chips; Crunchy Cauliflower with tamarind glaze; Green Shakshuka en Croute with creamed spinach, pasture-raised eggs, and feta; Tahini Crème Brulee with sesame tuile and more. 

Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen is located at 864 Commerce St, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website

Amal Miami 

Amal Miami’s celebrating mamas with a special Lebanese brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring new additions available only on Mother’s Day. Highlights include Avocado Toast with labneh, sourdough, poached egg, zaatar, and heirloom tomatoes; Lobster Benedict with heirloom tomatoes, Aleppo pepper, hollandaise, and breakfast potatoes; Dolma Lamb Chops made with meat grape leaves and yogurt cucumber; and for dessert Orange Cake with white chocolate ganache and blood orange sorbet. 

Amal Miami is located at 3480 Main Hwy Suite 100, Miami, FL 33133. For more information, visit their official website

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Burlock Coast is celebrating Mother’s Day with a Seafood Tower special for $99 (serves 2-4 guests) and a bottomless beverage package priced at $39++. The special is available on Sunday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits is located at 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information, visit their official website.

Café La Trova 

At Café La Trova, moms will be celebrated with a complimentary welcome glass of Prosecco as well as live music starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. The restaurant will offer Latin-American inspired a la carte specials from chef Michelle Bernstein (along with their regular a la carte menu), including a Shrimp Cocktail; Roast Beet Salad with truffle cheese, shaved apples, greens, and sherry-lemon vinaigrette; Fresh Seared Codfish with a basil and citrus gremolata, celery root and shaved asparagus; and Lamb Chops with minty jus, polenta, and peas. 

Café La Trova is located at 971 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.

Casa Sensei

If you’re up for a tiny trek, Fort Lauderdale’s signature Pan-Asian, Latin-fusion waterfront eatery is offering a bottomless “Rose All Day” special where guests can imbibe bottomless rose for $25 per person. Be sure to pair your vino with some of their brunch options, like the Togarashi Fried Chicken and waffles or the Casa Wagyu Burger, 8 ounces of wagyu ground beef topped with peppercorn, bacon, guac, and gouda, and served with slaw and truffle fries. 

Casa Sensei is located at 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. For more information, visit their official website.

Cote Miami

Remind Mom why you’re her favorite child with an indulgent meal at the Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-nominated Cote Miami, paired with signature rose pours. The “Mother’s Day Feast” is priced at $125 per person++ and includes a “tour” of Cote’s finest plates featuring five selected cuts including scallops and USDA Prime, American Wagyu, and Japanese A5 Wagyu. Guests will begin their meal with the Fisherman’s Welcome and enjoy an array of Korean accompaniments including pickled seasonal veggies and salads; Red Leaf Lettuce with Ssaam-jang; Savory Egg Souffle, Two Stews with Rice; followed by Soft Serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel for dessert. Prefer to go a la carte? The regular menu options will also be available as part of their all-day menu. The Cote staff will also be on hand to take a Polaroid snap of Mom and her group as part of a take-home keepsake with a picture frame. 

Cote Miami is located at 3900 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, 33137. For more information, visit their official website

Fiola Miami

Fiola Miami is serving up a three-course prix-fixe menu ($135 per person) that includes highlights such as the Cobia Ceviche with leche de tigre, habanero, crispy chickpeas; Ricotta & Lemon Pancake with Florida strawberry compote and whipped mascarpone; Swordfish Milanese with lemon, capers, Jimmy Nardello peppers, cucumber, and fried egg; and Delmonico Steak & Eggs made with pancetta, ossobuco sauce, and wild ramps Zabaglione. Dessert options include a Florida Key Lime Pie with coconut sorbet and lime zest; Profiteroles with Diplomat crema and fior di latte gelato; and Marchesi Valrhona Chocolate Terrine with berries, vanilla gelato, and vanilla sable crumbs. Brunch will take place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Fiola Miami is located at 1500 San Ignacio Ave, Coral Gables, FL, 33146. For more information, visit their official website

Joliet

Bottomless brunch, anyone? Joliet, a seafood bistro and garden in Miami Beach, is inviting guests to celebrate Mother’s Day with Southern-inspired brunch specials and boozy bottomless offerings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the restaurant’s signature a la carte brunch menu, the eatery will serve Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with grilled asparagus and remoulade; Salmon Almondine with Carolina Gold rice and summer squash, and Strawberry Shortcake. Bottomless rose and champagne will be available for $40 per person. 

Joliet is located at 1209 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website. 

Joia Beach

Those looking to entertain mom to the max can treat mom to the Riviera Sunday Brunch at Joia Beach. Expect live DJs, surprise entertainment, sparklers, and dancing galore. Sunday from noon until 4 p.m., guests can order from the special brunch menu which includes a Joia Beach Bagel Platter, East & West Coast Oysters, or the Steak & Eggs. The full a la carte menu will also be available. 

Joia Beach is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website

KAO Sushi & Grill

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at KAO Sushi & Grill, an Argentine, Peruvian, and Japanese fusion restaurant located on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. You and mom can indulge in the a la carte menu filled with a wide variety of grilled meats, sushi rolls, and tapas. As a special treat, all moms will receive a complimentary cocktail – either a French 75 (made with gin, prosecco, and lemon juice) or a French 76 (gin, prosecco, and lemon juice) – and a Red Velvet Cake, made with a delicate genoise, mascarpone mousse, and berries sitting on a strawberry jelly. 

KAO Sushi & Grill is located at 127 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, visit their official website

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

Enjoy an elevated Mother’s Day Peruvian-inspired brunch by exec chef Diego Oka featuring live stations curated for the holiday, including a Lomo Saltado station; Arroz con Pato station; Pan con Chicharron station; and a Shrimp Cocktail station. These will be offered in addition to La Mar’s regular brunch offerings including signature seafood and grill stations; classic Chaufa Aeropuerto served tableside to share; a choice of main course; and assorted desserts. The experience also includes two-hour brunch cocktails, select wines, and beers. Brunch is priced at $175 per person. 

La Mar is located at 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website

Level 6

Level 6, the latest rooftop restaurant and lounge to open in Coconut Grove, is honoring mothers with a brunch menu that includes some fresh additions, available only on Mother’s Day. Menu standouts include Bacon Dates, made with applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese, marcona almonds, and truffle honey; Yellow Gazpacho, made with Maine lobster and avocado, served on toasted brioche; Grilled Lamb Chops, accompanied by morel mushrooms, pickled ramp salsa verde and snap peas; and Clementine Panna Cotta, served with poached clementine, clementine coulie, and almond tuile. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and bottomless cava, mimosa, and bellinis will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $40 per person. 

Level 6 is located at 3480 Main Hwy Suite 100, Miami, FL 33133. For more information, visit their official website

Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar

Negroni’s turning Mother’s Day into a party with a special brunch sponsored by Pommery. Taking place on Sunday the 14 from noon to 4 p.m., the brunch will feature all-day drink specials, roses for all moms, and giveaways. 

Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar is located at 3201 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.

Sofia Design District 

Miami Design District’s newest Italian eatery, Sofia, is celebrating moms with a special brunch menu served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the menu, you’ll find a Frittata, made with asparagus, roasted heirloom tomatoes, fontina, and shaved black truffle; Caviar Benedict, made with house English muffin, poached egg, Royal Ossetra, and champagne hollandaise; and Strawberry Pistachio Tart with white chocolate mousse, pistachio sponge, macerated strawberries and candied Sicilian pistachios.

Sofia Design District is located at 140 NE 39th St Unit #133, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website. 

The Deck at Island Gardens

Treat mom to a waterfront brunch at The Deck at Island Gardens, complete with a decadent in-theme buffet, live entertainment, and waterfront views. As for the food, think seafood specialties, salads, and breakfast favorites including carving stations and a dessert station. Reservations can be made for Sunday, May 14 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

The Deck at Island Gardens is located at 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website. 

Ana Heretoiu

Ana Heretoiu is a freelance writer/brand copywriter based in Miami. Over the last 8 years she has covered hospitality, fashion, art & wellness in both editorial and advertorial capacity. Her former stints include being an editor for Eater Miami and contributor for several print and digital publications, including Ocean Drive Magazine, Modern Luxury, Think Magazine, Racked & Dining Out. Aside from writing, Ana enjoys teaching Yoga, getting in and out of the twistiest of shapes, and inventing new words, like “twistiest.”

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