4 Local Chefs Share Their Mother's Day Recipes

By Carissa Chesanek  |  May 8, 2014

Mother's Day is all about pampering our moms, and while we have our own ways to show our appreciation (handmade cards, flowers, brunch reservations), culinary gurus have the gift of food to show theirs. We caught up with four of Miami's top chefs to hear what dish they would make for the most important woman in their lives.

Michael Shikany; SHIKANY (pictured)

"For Mother’s Day, I would make sure the day is all about her and combine some of her favorite foods into one. My mom loves eggs Benedict, octopus and caviar, so I’d whip up a 'sous vide' baby octopus benedict with asparagus shallot, watercress bernaise, Osetra caviar and fried sweet potato curls - she’s definitely worthy of the finer things in life."

Timon Balloo; Bocce Bar & SUGARCANE raw bar grill

"What I would cook for my great wife and mother to my daughter would be a beautiful steak and egg dish made with poached eggs over pan seared rib-eye with a lobster truffle hollandaise. My wife loves steak and I don't cook it enough for her, so I am sure it would make her happy. This is my ode to all the mothers and wives out there that put up with the daily grind of husbands and kids."

Chef Diego Oka; La Mar by Gastón Acurio 

"I would make a breakfast for mom made with her favorite ingredients. Toasted bagel topped with smoked trout, cage-free eggs Benedict, drizzled with a warm mascarpone cheese sauce with rocoto (Peruvian chili) and dill. Then, I'd finish with lemon oil and Hawaiian smoke salt, and serve it with a glass of grapefruit juice and café con leche."

Mathias Gervais; The Restaurant at The Setai

"For my mother who lives in France, I would prepare a beautiful breakfast with all the staples of a traditional European breakfast: freshly baked baguette, sliced, toasted and generously covered with butter and my homemade strawberry marmalade. I would serve it aside pan chocolate, a butter croissant and fresh fruit smoothie, with bananas, strawberries and pears. This is my mother’s favorite breakfast."