You know what Mom really wants this Mother’s Day? Brunch out with the entire family. No cooking, no cleaning up, just a great meal, a mimosa (or two) and maybe some ambiance.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the South Bay, we have the perfect place — Sea Level at the new-ish Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach. At Sea Level, the ocean view can’t be beat. Because we care about our readers, we road-tested the brunch menu for you. (You’re welcome.)
Starting with the beets appetizer, herbed Goat Cheese / frisee / roasted Pistachios and Arugula Pesto ($ 11) which was delicious, we then opted for the classic Eggs Benedict, a generous portion of perfectly poached eggs with freshly made Bernaise sauce. Forget the diet and get the crispy potatoes, some of the best we’ve ever had. Our photographer, also an experienced brunch-er enjoyed a Sea Level omelet which came with Sautéed Florida Rock Shrimp / Fresh Chive Hollandaise / Baby Tomatoes / Fresh Avocado / Fresh Fruit or Crispy Potatoes ($16.) She got the potatoes. ‘Scrumptious!,’ she pronounced.
For Mother’s Day Brunch Shade’s Sea Level is pulling out all the stops, with an OMELET & CARVING STATION featuring Omelets made to order, Huevos Rancheros, Herb-Roasted Prime Rib, and Cider-Glazed Snake River Farms Pork Belly. The Main Station will have, well, just about everything, from Smoked Salmon, Seasonal Fruit And Berry Display, Charcuterie And Artisan Cheese Board, a Shrimp And Snow Crab Display to Lemon Ricotta Pancakes With Raspberry. For those who want a salad, there’s a salad station with Baby Kale With Sliced Asian Pears And Walnuts • Orzo Pasta Salad • Sea Level Caesar Salad (again, one of the best we’ve ever had.)
Don’t skip the Decadent Dessert Station. Imagine Chocolate Trio Verrine, Mocha Cream Tart, Housemade Donuts, Mini Cake Pops and top it off with a specialty coffee. Book early though since the Mother’s Day brunch tends to sell out early!
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET
$85 adults; $30 children; tax and gratuity not included; drinks not included.
Sea Level at the Shade Hotel RB.
Photos by Kristie Kovtun.