Weekly Nibble: Easter Brunch, Egg Hunts, and more

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It's Easter weekend, which for many means getting together with loved ones and enjoying a delicious meal and an egg hunt or two. If you're looking for the perfect brunch options, there's certainly no shortage of places. Here's a few deals we found around Miami we think you'll enjoy:

Hippity Hop Easter by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

Easter Sunday at this brewery will not be having your typical stuffed bunny or Easter basket. Get the chance to win an adult Easter basket with a raffle. For every beer you buy you’ll receive a ticket that goes towards the raffle.

Along with the raffle the brewery will be having a Yacht Rock’s Sunday brunch from 12-5pm with a live DJ. Choose your drink of choice between bottomless mimosas for $10, Kaptian’s Kolsch for $1, or Rosé for $1.

While sipping on your favorite drink, let your hunger subside with a Breakfast Sandwich made with cheesy eggs & ham croquetas included. And if you’re craving something sweet, the Buttermilk Pancakes topped with peanut butter cereal, banana, and Nutella syrup is the way to go.

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Icebox Cafe

This Easter, Icebox Cafe will offer a Sunday brunch with specialty dishes that are sure to add to your Easter basket. In addition to the regular brunch menu, the culinary team has created two signature items and an exclusive lychee sangria recipe, that will only be available on Sunday, April 1.  Hop on over for a delicious brunch with specials including:

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  • Chicken and Waffles BLT, $21 - Bite into a Cajun and buttermilk marinated crispy chicken breast served with lettuce, tomato, and a homemade maple syrup and bacon-brie reduction.  And, did we mention a sunny-side up egg topper? All served on a sweet and fluffy Belgian waffle bun with pickled watermelon salad.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Crunch French Toast, $15 - Peanut butter and fresh concord grape jelly come together as a delectable sandwich covered in cinnamon wheat cereal. All garnished with edible flowers for an extra hint of spring.
  • Bottomless Lemon Grass and Lychee White Sangria, $23 - Bottomless beverages are available each Sunday, including mimosas, sangria and the signature bloody mary cart, but for Easter Sunday, our mixologist has crafted a sangria with lemon grass infused brown sugar syrup, whole lychees and a crisp sauvignon blanc white wine.

Reservations are now available for booking and recommended for Easter Sunday at http://iceboxcafe.com.

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Cecconi’s – An Italian-inspired Feast

Cecconi’s welcomes families on Sunday, April 1 from 11am - 3pm to an Easter Sunday Brunch, featuring holiday-inspired dishes and various Italian inspired food stations including seafood, eggs, pasta, cured meats, sandwiches and desserts for $75pp and $20 for children.

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Nautilus South Beach – Fun for All Ages (Egg Hunt & Boozy Brunch)

Starting at 10:30am, children can work up an appetite at Nautilus South Beach’s Backyard Egg Hunt, which welcomes kids into an Easter Wonderland, decorated with hundreds of colorful treats-filled eggs for them to find, followed by a themed brunch at 11:30am. The youngsters then enjoy a Kids Easter Buffet, featuring mini hotdogs, mac & cheese, mini burgers and a Chocolate Table Easter Special with a Giant Chocolate Egg.

Adults can treat themselves to Easter fun with bottomless Rosé ($69) or bottomless Veuve Clicquot ($95) options, both inclusive of the brunch buffet spread, offering oysters, ceviche, salads, a Mediterranean table, cheese tables, meat carving station and more. The Classic Brunch ($55) experience will also be available for guests wanting an alcohol-free experience.

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Family Fun on Española Way

Española Way is turning Easter into an ALL-DAY family affair complete with food and drink specials offered at various restaurants and three different dance and vocal performances on the charming street after the sun goes down. Check out the full schedule below!  

MORNING TIME

  • Stroll and shop at the Sunday Craft Market featuring handmade merchandise and locally produced food items by artisans from South Florida, The Florida Keys and across the country.
  • Un dia en la Habana (Breakfast in Havana 1957) with $19.99 bottomless mimosas until 5 p.m.

AFTERNOON:

STREET CELEBRATION (FREE 30 min performances)

  • 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Samba with Boteco - A live band will fill Española Way with music as salsa dancers entertain to the beat. Feel free to join in and show off your best moves.
  • 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Opera - A live opera singer will make you feel as though you’re cruising through the streets of Italy.
  • 8:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Flamenco show - The Flamenco dancers, known as bailaores and bailaoras, are very passionate with their sweeping movements and rhythmic steps that put guests in a trance.
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Artsy Jazzy Sunday Brunch

A soulful Sunday brunch with singers and performances is the perfect combination of delectable dining and exciting entertainment at the National Hotel’s Tamara’s Bistro, featuring contemporary International cuisine with a Miami twist. Guests will savor the Sunday Jazz Brunch offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $49 and bottomless mimosas for $20. Jazzing it up a little, guests will also enjoy the ultimate jazz experience at the historic Art Deco hotel as they sing along with Dave Attelan & The Magic Vocals. For reservations, call 305-532-2311 or visit http://nationalhotel.com/tamara/.

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Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach

Located inside of Miami Beach’s popular lifestyle hotel, The Confidante Miami Beach, Bird & Bone is a southern-inspired restaurant concept that will be offering Easter Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. fit for families and friends alike to come out and enjoy their signature brunch menu as well as some tasty new editions created especially for Easter. Guests can enjoy specials like the Lamb & Waffles (Roasted American Lamb Rack, Sweet Potato Waffle, Garlic Brussel Sprouts, Rosemary Maple Syrup) for $28 and a Hummingbird Bundt Cake (Pineapple, Banana, White Chocolate Frosting, Candied Pecan Ice Cream) for $10. The regular brunch menu will be available in addition to these specials.

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Boulud Sud Miami

Join Chef Daniel Boulud’s newest restaurant in Downtown Miami as it celebrates its first Easter Sunday. At 10:30am, bring the kids on the spacious outdoor terrace for a special Easter egg hunt where they’ll be greeted by the Easter Bunny, provided with colorful baskets and gain a chance to win a grand prize for whoever collects the most eggs (bonus: parents watching the hunt will enjoy a free brunch cocktail)! Or – opt out of the egg hunt and head straight to brunch from 11:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a $55 three course Mediterranean-inspired menu by Chef Clark Bowen and Pastry Chef Saeko Nemoto, including specialties such as the Spring Agnolotti, Roasted Leg of Lamb and Pistachio French Toast. In addition, for $35, guests are welcome to enjoy unlimited brunch cocktail option featuring Bloody Marys, Mimosas and craft cocktails. Also prepared is a unique two-course kids menu including Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cavatelli Pasta and an Ice Cream Sundae.

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LEYNIA at Delano South Beach                                                                 

This Easter, break bread with friends & family over an unforgettable holiday brunch at LEYNIA at Delano South Beach. From 11:30AM to 4PM on Easter Sunday, guests can choose from LEYNIA’s elegant offerings served from specialized stations set up throughout the hotel’s iconic lobby.

Stations include an Argentinian empanada bar, lamb grilled on the Parrilla in the orchard, Turkey & Ham’s Chef Station carved to order, and freshly-pressed juices. But who could forget dessert? Satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of scrumptious ready-to-eat Easter Sweets Station including tarts, specialty pies, macaroons and other delicious confections.

What’s more - for an additional $25/pp, indulge in endless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. Prefer bubbly? Diners can opt for bottomless Veuve Clicquot or Perrier-Jouët Champagne for an additional $45/pp. Beyond the meal, guests can relish in a special Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny himself , a mini-petting zoo including ducks and rabbits and live music. Easterbrunch is $85/pp: Children under 10 years $45/pp. Reservations required. For reservations, please call (305) 674-5752 or book your table on OpenTable.com.

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Skorpios

  • Sunday, April 1: Easter Brunch, 11:30AM-4PM | $39 per person, $25 per person bottomless Mimosa’s, Bellini’s and Blood Mary’s

  • Sunday, April 8: Greek Easter Brunch, 11:30AM-4PM | $39 per person, $25 per person bottomless Mimosa, Bellini and Blood Mary

Located in the epicenter of Miami’s popular Midtown neighborhood, Skorpios combines signature Greek cuisine with South Florida flare. Join Skorpios on Easter Sunday for ‘Zorba the Greek Sunday Brunch,’ offering a variety of hot and cold mezes, greek salads, whole fish and suvlaki, as well as mouthwatering desserts for $39 per person. Pair the delectable dishes with bottomless Mimosa’s, Bellini’s and Blood Mary’s for $25 per person.

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Come back to Skorpios the following Sunday, April 8, for Greek Easter Sunday Brunch, where a whole cooked lamb will be added to the menu. Reservations: www.skorpiosmiami.com or 786-329-5905.

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Macchialina

The stylish brick-walled trattoria is inviting guests on a culinary adventure this Easter Sunday with an exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu, hand-crafted by Chef Mike Pirolo in addition to the restaurant’s regular a la carte menu. Chef’s five-course tasting menu is set at $59 per person plus tax and gratuity. To start, diners will feast on house favorites such as the Burrata Crostino, Broccolini al Cesare, and Creamy Polenta with sausage ragu. Enjoy a pasta course of either the Easter special Tagliatelle with Rabbit Bolognese; Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs, porchetta, and pecorino; Beet Mezzaluna with hazelnuts, brown butter and ricotta salad; or the Taglione al Funghi with Abalone mushrooms and parmigiano. Main courses will feature a 21-day Dry Aged NY Steak with fingerlings and a mushroom trifolata or the Mediterranean Branzino served with Yukon gold potatoes, brown butter and capers. To end on a sweet note, Chef will reveal the dolce of the evening the night-of. Easter dinner will be served from 6PM to 11PM. Reservations can be made on Opentable by calling (305)-534-2124 or emailing info@macchialina.com.

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Glass & Vine

The garden oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park, Glass & Vine, is inviting guests to enjoy season inspired specials on Sunday April 1, 2018, in addition to the regular brunch menu. Specials include a Spring Vegetable Salad – snap peas, pea tendril, stracciatella and crispy Serrano; and Pork Enchilado Baked Eggs – tomato braised pork, salsa verde and Zach the Baker toast. Refreshing drink specials made for brunch patrons include Mango and Passion Fruit Bellini’s by the glass or pitcher; and a bottle of Perrier Jouet that includes a carafe of orange juice for DIY Mimosas. Glass & Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3:30PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road.

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Bunnie Cakes

Bunnie Cakes, Miami’s prestige vegan shop, launches a new menu just in time for Easter. The Wynwood bakeshop located at 2322 NE 2ND Ave Miami, FL 33137 is will be offering an array of ten different sweet treats all themed for the holiday in conjunction with Easter workshops at Bunnie Cakes Studio.

When concocting this year’s Easter menu Bunnie Cakes owner Mariana Cortez wanted to include something for everyone. “We have cakes for those that want to celebrate in a traditional way, but there is also a DIY Easter basket with 6 mini cupcakes for the kiddos to decorate and have fun with as well as other yummy desserts” says Cortez.

This year’s menu features 3 cakes that come in 6 different flavors including red velvet and guava. All are available in the vegan and vegan + gluten free variations that Bunnie Cakes is known for. Also on the menu is an array of treats including decorated sugar cookies, popsicle and cones and rice crispy treats amongst others.

In addition to the baked goods Bunnie Cakes Studio, located behind the storefront will offer two Easter themed workshops. The first class, on Friday March 30th will teach enthusiasts how to decorate their very own Easter basket and the second held on Saturday, March 31st will have patrons decorating holiday themed cupcakes. Both classes will be held from 3:00pm to 4:30pm and require prior registration at www.bunniecakes.com/events.