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Mother’s Day Brunch by the Sea at Hotel Shangri-La

We visited as a guest of the venue

This past weekend I was treated to an early Mother’s Day brunch by the sea at the beautiful Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica. The boutique hotel is the perfect place to treat mom to brunch on Mother’s Day because of the hotel’s beautiful ocean views, timeless decor and excellent cuisine. While I had the pleasure of enjoying brunch in their elegant restaurant, brunch on Mother’s Day will be served al fresco under the beautiful Santa Monica sun on the outdoor hotel patio.

Brunch began with a champagne toast before embarking on an epicurean adventure. Our first course was a refreshing gazpacho shooter that perfectly cleansed our palate before savoring the next five courses.

The highlight of our brunch was the avocado toast. The dish featured perfectly crisp toast topped with thinly sliced avocado and garnished with edible flowers. The dish tasted just as good as it looked, and I highly recommend enjoying this dish when dining on Mother’s Day.

We never quite experienced anything as good as the assortment of pancakes that we were served for the next course. We tasted chocolate, blueberry, banana, and our favorite – the strawberry pancake paired with freshly made strawberry butter.

The next course was my daughter’s favorite and had her craving more the next day. The dish is a stuffed herb chicken with mushrooms and spinach served with purple mashed potatoes. The chicken boasted with flavor and was paired with a rich sauce that blended all the flavors perfectly.

Fish lovers will embrace every bite of the pan seared halibut with saffron rice and roasted heirloom tomatoes. The dish is light, fresh, and a true display of the chef’s talent.

Finally, we ended brunch with mini coconut cheesecake. It was the perfect ending to a perfect afternoon at Hotel Shangri-La.

We enjoyed just a small taste of the food that will be available at the Mother’s Day buffet at Hotel Shangri-La on Sunday, May 13th from 11 am to 2 pm. There will also be live music and a complimentary glass of champagne and rose for moms. The brunch is $65 per adult and $30 for children under the age of 12. Reservations are required by calling 310.394.2791. Hotel Shangri-La is located at 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

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