South Florida – April 30, 2012 – BRIO Tuscan Grille locations in South Florida are helping to make Mother’s Day a memorable – and delicious – experience for the special women in families’ lives with a dedicated Mother’s Day Brunch menu combined with lunch selections on Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
The delectable Mother’s Day Brunch will be available at BRIO’s four South Florida locations: at The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, The Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton, and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. Reservations for the Mother’s Day Brunch are highly recommended.
The perfect complement to the delightful Mother’s Day Brunch is the day’s featured cocktail – the BRIO Bellini, priced at $7. The refreshing libation is a mixture of Peach Daiquiri mix, Peach Schnapps, Prosecco and crushed ice.
Also, from April 23–June 17, 2012 at BRIO, guests can participate in the “Moms, Dads, & Grads” promotion, offering one gift for many tastes. Guests will receive a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards that they purchase. The bonus cards are valid from June 25-Sept. 23, 2012.
For a sweet start to their Mother’s Day, guests can enjoy dishes such as the Berries & Cream French Toast, brioche stuffed with Marscapone cream cheese, sautéed until golden brown and topped with fresh berries and vanilla cream cheese drizzle for $12.15; and Fruit & Ricotta Crêpes topped with fresh fruit, granola and vanilla cream cheese drizzle for $11.85.
Another delectable brunch item is the Spinach & Portobello Mushroom Strata, buttery croissants baked with egg, Pinot Noir onions, oven dried tomatoes and Parmesan cream, served with apple strawberry field greens salad tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and toasted almonds for $12.15. Other mouthwatering items on the menu are Frittata Al Forno layered with eggs, angel hair, crisp bacon, onions, spinach, artichokes, Fontina and Parmesan cream and served with fresh fruit for $12.15; and Brio’s Omelet Del Giorno, the Chef’s special omelet of the day served with potatoes peperonata and fresh fruit for $11.45.
Additional unique menu items are Eggs Benedictano, presenting a Tuscan twist on a brunch classic with two eggs poached and Canadian bacon, served on toasted brioche with Hollandaise sauce, asparagus and potatoes peperonata for $12.85; and Crab & Shrimp Crêpes with Fontina, scrambled eggs, asparagus, Hollandaise and charred tomato, served with potatoes peperonata and fresh fruit for $14.85.
BRIO is also offering an array of pasta favorites on moms’ special day. The Sausage Peperonata Pomodoro is spaghettini tossed with fennel sausage, peppers, tomatoes, garlic and Reggiano, priced at $9.95. The Pasta BRIO is a scrumptious meal of rigatoni, grilled chicken, seared mushrooms and roasted red pepper sauce for $13.85. For $15.85, guests can indulge in Campanelle Carbonara, grilled chicken, crisp bacon, Parmesan cheese and sautéed spinach. And for those who enjoy seafood with a Tuscan flavor, the Lobster & Shrimp Fettuccine includes lobster and shrimp tossed with fresh egg fettuccine, cremini mushrooms, green onions and a spicy lobster butter sauce for $20.95. BRIO offers many more pasta selections on the brunch menu. Guests may add a Chopped, Caesar or Bistecca Insalata to any pasta dish on the menu for $3.95.
The lunch menu includes a wonderful selection of primi such as Beef Carpaccio ($10.95) and Lobster Bisque ($5.95), bruschetta and flatbreads; insalatas including BRIO Chopped Salad ($4.95) and Tuscan Harvest Salad ($14.85); house specialties such as Mezza Chicken Spiedini ($11.95), Grilled Shrimp with Orzo ($15.45), BRIO Bistecca Burger ($12.85), and Tuscan Grilled Pork Chops ($14.95 for a single portion and $21.95 for a double portion); and bistecca including Artichoke Crusted Beef Medallions ($21.95) and Filetto Di Manzo Toscano ($28.45).
“We’re looking forward to families celebrating the incredible women in their lives, and showing them just how much they appreciate them with a delightful Tuscan escape for brunch, lunch or dinner,” said BRIO Tuscan Grille Director of Marketing Nicole Roope.
About BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park
The 13,734-square-foot restaurant is located directly in front of the internationally-acclaimed Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park has indoor seating for 200 guests and al fresco dining for up to 120 on two Italian-style terraces. Three private dining areas accommodate groups ranging from 12–72, and the full-service bar area seats 32. Hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. For reservations, call The Village at Gulfstream Park restaurant at (954) 362-1600. It is located at 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.
About BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
The 8,400-square-foot Pembroke Pines location has indoor seating for 260 guests and al fresco dining for 140 on its outdoor terrace, which includes a full-service bar. Hours of operation are Sunday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. For reservations, call The Shops at Pembroke Gardens restaurant at (954) 431-1341. It is located at 14576 SW 5th Street,Pembroke Pines, FL 33082.
About BRIO at The Shops at Boca Center
The 8,800-square-foot BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Boca Center has indoorseating for 260 guests and al fresco dining for 100 on its outdoor terrace, as well as a full-service bar that seats 40. BRIO also offers a private diningarea that seats 16-48 guests. Hours of operation are: Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, call The Shops at Boca Center restaurant at (561) 392-3777. It is located at 5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
About BRIO at The Gardens Mall
The 7,500-square-foot Gardens Mall BRIO Tuscan Grille has indoor seating for 300 guests and al fresco dining for 50 on its outdoor terrace, which includes afull-service bar. Hours of operation are: Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, call The Gardens Mall restaurant at (561)622-0491. It is located at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
BRIO Tuscan Grille
BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood,similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992,BBRG currently operates more than 94 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (twitter.com/brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).