How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Around Central Florida

A Treat for Her Taste Buds

4 Rivers Smokehouse
Multiple Locations
4 Rivers Smokehouse is celebrating Mom with:
Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes ($3.25) topped with Swiss buttercream frosting
Assorted Cake Balls (12-pack, $8.99). Available May 8 – May 13.

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
In addition to their regular menu, Chroma will open at noon and offer two special menus items all day for Mother’s Day:
Beef Carpaccio – Shaved Sirloin, Crispy Shiitake Mushrooms, Truffle Aioli, Upland cress, Cherry Tomatoes, Charred Ciabatta
Short Rib Beignets – Crispy Beignet, Bourbon and Chocolate Stout Reduction, Cilantro

2417 S. Hiawassee Rd., Orlando, FL 32835
Spoil Mom with Crafted’s signature Weekend Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14. Enjoy endless sweet and savory food option plus the famed Mimosa + Bloody Mary + Sangria bars.

Dragonfly Robata
7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Dragonfly Robata will offer a two special menus items for Mother’s Day, in addition to drink specials and a free treat for mom:
Hiramasa Tataki – micro salad, pickled tomatoes, garlic chips
Macarons – matcha white chocolate ganache, pickled strawberries, strawberry preserve

F & D Kitchen and Bar
1541 International Drive, Suite 1001, Lake Mary, FL 32746
$40 Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, featuring:
Bottomless Mimosas or Red Sangria
F&D Kitchen entrees
Charcuterie Station
Carving Station
“Eggs Your Way”
Brunch available 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Full dinner menu available 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Reservations can be made on online at or by calling 407.915.5687

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop is featuring a mother’s day brunch (from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) with some unique takes on some brunch favorites including… Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Tri Color Potato Sweet Pepper Maui Onion Hash, Crisp Bacon; Lobster Avocado Mango Salad with Local Baby Greens, Hearts of Palm, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Champagne Papaya Seed Vinaigrette; Stuffed Hawaiian French Toast with Strawberry Guava Cheesecake, Chantilly Cream, Lilikoi Mango Maple Syrup; and “KFC” & Waffles with Korean Fried Chicken, Sriracha Maple Syrup, Garlic Spinach Sesame Butter.

The restaurant will also be offering all-you-can-drink Bellinis, Mimosas or Bloody Marys for $22 per person from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Check out the Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Mother’s Day Brunch Menu before you go.

Rosen Centre
Rosen Centre treats Mom to a day off with an amazing Mother’s Day Brunch. From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mom and her favorite crew can enjoy dozens of decadent dishes, fresh seafood and sushi, waffle and carving stations, a pasta bar, sweet indulgences and complimentary champagne and mimosas. Buffet pricing is $45.95 per person for adults, $17.95 for children ages 4-12, and free for children three and under (plus tax). Buffet guests will enjoy complimentary champagne or mimosas and valet parking.

Rosen Plaza
Rosen Plaza features an all-star brunch with over 30 traditional dishes, fresh seafood and desserts, all accompanied by complimentary champagne and mimosas. The Mother’s Day spread features hot entrees, omelets and eggs made to order, salad and antipasto options, fresh bakery selections and a carving station. Advanced prepaid reservations are required. Pricing is $39.95 per adult, $18.95 for children ages 4-11 and free for children under four (plus tax). Buffet guests will enjoy complimentary champagne or mimosas and valet parking.

Rosen Shingle Creek
Treat Mom to an elegant buffet as amazing and sophisticated as she is! For $68.95 per person (25% discount for Florida residents), guests enjoy an extensive array featuring more than 40 delectable option — from made-to-order omelets to a succulent rib roast, gourmet sushi and a New England Boil to overflowing chocolate fountains and hand-crafted cakes and pies! Buffet guests will enjoy complimentary champagne or mimosas and valet parking.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Moms who dine in on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 will receive a complimentary $25 credit* to use toward a future purchase. Select locations open early at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 and will offer the following Surf & Turf Specials:

• 6-ounce Filet with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($49.95)
• 8-ounce Filet with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($56.95)
• 12-ounce Ribeye with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($59.95)
• 16-ounce Ribeye with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($68.95)

Guests are encouraged to make reservations for Mother’s Day weekend. Pricing, menus, special gift and hours may vary per location.

*One $25 credit voucher will be handed out per table on 05/13/17 and 5/14/17 only. The voucher can be redeemed at participating locations from May 15 to July 2, 2017 with the purchase of an entree. It is not valid for takeout and may not be combined with coupons, discounts or other offers.

The Palm Orlando
Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
5800 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
From Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14, The Palm Orlando is offering a Surf and Turf dinner special for $49. Thank Mom for all she does by treating her a 9 oz. filet mignon accompanied by a 6 oz. Nova Scotia lobster tail, served with melted butter, lemon and a whole lot of gratitude.

Urbain 40
8000 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
The Restaurant Row eatery will celebrate Mother’s Day with a new dinner menu all day including specials such as:
Fresh Herbs & Maine Lobster Salad – Shaved Fennel, Cucumbers, Spicy Radishes, Fennel and Dill Emulsion
Griddled Heirloom Cheshire Pork Loin & Slow-Braised Belly – Poached Lake Meadow Naturals Araucana Eggs, Arugula, Fingerling Potato, Savory Sausage, Oyster Mushroom, Spring Onions & Salsifis Hash, Tomato and Basil-laced Hollandaise
Grilled Gulf Swordfish & Buttery Dungeness Crab – Preserved Lemon-Spiked Vegetables Printaniere, Meyer Lemon and Shellfish Butter Emulsion
Dessert Trio – Lite Lemon Chiffon Cheesecake, Strawberries and Cream, and Sinful Chocolate Torta

Spend Time With Mom

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden
In celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden will offer free admission to all moms from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission includes a docent-guided tour of Polasek’s home, studio, chapel and sculpture gardens. Picnickers are welcome to enjoy lunch by Lake Osceola surrounded by the beauty of Polasek’s gardens and works of art. Free admission also includes a 2 p.m. tour of the restored 1885 Capen House that is now part of the Polasek Museum campus (subject to change). The current Polasek gallery exhibit is “Summer of Love: Reflections on Pulse,” the result of an open call to artists to comment on the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting and the idea of love transcending hate.

Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando
• Mother’s Day Buy One, Get One Offer
• Valid May 13 and 14
• Mothers will receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket
• Offer valid for walk-up ticket purchases at the admissions desk when purchasing a single adult attraction ticket for the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando or SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Staycations Just for Mom

Rosen Centre
Rosen Centre pampers Mom with deluxe accommodations, a buffet breakfast for two at Café Gauguin (Mother’s Day Brunch excluded), 25 percent discount at The Spa at Rosen Centre, complimentary fitness center and valet parking. Price is $159 plus tax per night. Guests will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and no resort fee. 407.996.9840,

Rosen Plaza
Rosen Plaza treats Mom to deluxe accommodations starting at $149 plus tax and includes Mother’s Day Brunch for two, complimentary self-parking and 25 percent discount at The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek, The Spa at Rosen Centre and the hotel’s own Café Matisse and Jack’s Place. Upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for an additional $75 plus tax per night (based on availability). Guests will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and no resort fee. 407.996.9700,

Rosen Shingle Creek
The “Make Our Moms Smile” package features deluxe accommodations, a $50 credit toward Mother’s Day Brunch at Café Osceola, a special treat delivered to her guestroom, discounted self-parking and a 25 percent discount at The Spa at Shingle Creek and off golf lessons at the on-site Brad Brewer Golf Academy. The two-night package starts at $399 plus tax or $499 plus tax for two nights in an upgraded one-bed suite. Guests will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and no resort fee. 407.996.9939,

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Mother’s Day Package
$119* per night
-Nightly accommodations in a premium room
-Wireless internet
-Breakfast buffet for 2 adults each morning
-2 adult tickets to Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
-Resort fee included

*Rate is per room, per night, does not include tax and is subject to availability. Offer dates are April 29 to May 14.

Celebrate Mom with a stay at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. Call (800) 421-8001 or visit to book today.

Pamper Her with a Day at the Spa

The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek
Pampered Mom – 50-minute massage and 50-minute facial
Amazing Mom – manicure and pedicure
Mom & Me – side-by-side manicures and pedicures for two
Bonus! These three packages include champagne, a special take-home spa gift and complimentary parking.

The Spa at Rosen Centre
Just for Mom: Super Mom Spa Package (offered May 11-15) – champagne and chocolate truffles, 50-minute full body massage and 25-minute rejuvenating facial for $180 (a $240 value)
Mother’s Treat (offered all month long) – 80-minute raw cane sugar blend body treatment and manicure for $125 (a $160 value)
Bonus! These packages include a complimentary shot of the spa’s rejuvenating collagen drink and complimentary valet parking.

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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