Mom has spent a lifetime making sure you eat right, so this Mother’s Day, turn the tables and treat her to one of these memorable brunch and dinner spots.
A Naples Tradition
For the Mother’s Day brunch traditionalist, no place does it quite like the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. A tradition in its own right, the Naples Beach Hotel has been serving area moms a gourmand’s spread in the River of Grass Ballroom for more than 40 years, creating memories that have bridged generations to make each diner feel as if the expansive buffet and delicacies were made specifically with them in mind—because they were.
This year, the menu sounds divine. Mains will include bronzed grouper with orange and tropical fruit salad, grilled chicken breast with sun-dried tomato cream sauce, penne pasta with roasted Roma tomatoes and grilled asparagus, and two carving station selections: Pork with juniper berry demi-glaze and roasted prime rib with rosemary au jus—and that’s just the entrées.
For the breakfast stalwart, all bacon and sausage favorites will be on hand, accompanied by an array of egg-based options, including an omelet station and eggs Benedict, while the Franco-centric crêpe station will delight with made-to-order selections. For the sea-foodie, a choice of shrimp cocktail and a selection of smoked fish will be on hand. And for the sweet tooth, desserts are plentiful and devilish. There is even a children’s buffet so you don’t have to hear the dreaded, “I don’t like it.”
- The Mother’s Day brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Brunch costs $58 per person ($20 per child), which includes complimentary champagne and valet parking.
- For reservations, call 239-435-4347.
- For more information, visit naplesbeachhotel.com/mothers-day.
Spiced-Up Mother's Day Brunch
For those who like a little heat and some American Southwest flare in a Mother’s Day spread, Agave Southwestern Grill & Tequila Bar has you covered. Under the able hands of Executive Chef Juan De LaRosa, the buffet-style fiesta takes all those brunch favorites and gives them an Agave twist. Made-to-order stations include omelets, cornbread pancakes and guacamole—a true Mother’s Day original—while the carving station will be slicing up tender prime rib. The eggs Benedict take on a Southwestern taste of spiced bacon and chipotle hollandaise sauce, while even grilled salmon gets a kick via a house-made guava butter slathered over bacon-potato hash. To give the party some added merriment, a bloody Mary and mimosa bar will be serving an array of a.m.-style cocktails.
- Agave’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Brunch costs $45 per person, which includes the bloody Mary/mimosa bar ($30 for buffet only).
- For more information, visit agavenaples.com.
Dinner with a View
In Southwest Florida, dinner with a water view is de rigueur. With that said, few places can offer the type of 360-degree panoramas the Naples Princess has in store. This Mother’s Day, take mom on a two-hour sunset dinner cruise, where you can dine in high style while exploring the calm waters of Naples Bay, Port Royal and the Gulf. The menu has something for everyone, including carved beef tenderloin with béarnaise sauce and pecan encrusted tilapia; relaxing topside and soaking in the views with a cocktail will give new meaning to seaside dining.
- The Naples Princess embarks at 6:45 p.m.; it is best to arrive 30 minutes early.
- Dinner is $69.45 per person. Click here to reserve your seat.
Start a new tradition this Mother’s Day and take mom out for a spot of tea. Check out these Naples tea spots and join in the great English institution.
Breakfast in Bed
For those looking for a more DIY approach to Mother’s Day, may we recommend a personal favorite? Banana pancakes. The recipe is simple and will really show mom you care.