Weekly Nibble: Easter Brunch in Miami
After the Easter Egg Hunt is over and the Chocolate bunnies have been unwrapped, head out to some delicious Easter Sunday brunches in Miami and on Miami Beach. Here is just a sampling of some options:
Fontainebleau Miami Beach: The newest restaurant at the Fontainebleau hotel, StripSteak by Michael Mina will be offering Easter brunch at $68 per person; The brunch includes choice of appetizer, including braised bacon with tempura oyster, jicama salad and sweet soy glaze and duck & ricotta cavatelli with black trumpet mushrooms, parmesan and butternut squash. Choices of entrée will feature American Wagyu flat iron steak, wood grilled and served with a house-made smoked onion steak sauce; butter poached Maine lobster atop toasted sourdough with avocado and hollandaise and brioche French toast with salted caramel, maple reduction and toasted oat whipped cream. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 305 538 2000.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill: Executive Chef Timon will be offering a la carte special Easter specials such as Skillet Vanilla studded sweet Easter bread, jam & butter Roasted peppers Shakshuka organic eggs & crumbled feta Crab Benedict brioche & hollandaise Grilled Lamb Chops yogurt & pomegranate relish. 3252 NE 1st Ave. Reservations can be made by calling: 786 369 0353.
BULLA Gastrobar: If you’re in Coral Gables, Chef Diego is offering a brunch tasting menu. Guests can select three dishes from their Huevos; Tapas y Raciones; Platos Familiares and Dulces section with dishes like Cordero y Setas braised lamb, crimini, oyster mushrooms, poached egg and mint oil; Voulevant con Espinacas voulevant, creamed spinach, quail eggs and hollandaise sauce and Churros con Chocolate traditional fried dough, chocolate sauce and dulce de leche. In addition ,guests can opt in for bottomless sangrias and mimosas – or both! $27 per person and additional $15 per person for bottomless mimosas and sangrias.
2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables. Reservations can be made by calling: 305 441 0107.
DB BISTRO MODERNE MIAMI- Chef Jason Pringle offers a special prix fixe menu with selections from its French inspired cuisine. From 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m, and priced at $52 pp/ $30 ( children 10 and younger) RESERVATIONS: Please call db Bistro Moderne at 305 421 8800.
Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is offering specials by Chef Kaytlin Brakefield at the restaurant overlooking the Port. Guests can start their meal off with a glass of champagne with options like Moet Chandon ‘Brut Imperial,’ Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label,’ and Perrier Jouet ‘Grand Brut’ with a view of Miami. For an additional charge, guests can enhance their glass of bubbly with Paradise Farms passion fruit or guava. Easter specials by Chef Kaytlin include House Cured Gravlax, Soft Poached Egg, Zach The Baker Rye, Dill Creme Fraiche, Herb Porchetta with Dill Roasted Potatoes, and Gruyere Quiche, Prosciutto, Arugula. For reservations, call 786 345 5697 or visit http://www.pamm.org/dining.
TERRAZZA AT SHORE CLUB- Shore Club’s poolside restaurant Terrazza celebrates Easter Sunday with an Easter brunch buffet that will feature a live raw bar, charcuterie and cheese station, salads, assorted pizzas, live carving station, live omelet station, live pasta station, small plates and desserts. Menu items include the Snapper Ceviche, assorted East and West Coast mix of Oysters, whole roasted Prime Rib, Churrasco Skirt Steak served with seasonal vegetables, and Sesame crusted Seared Tuna over French green beans, cherry tomato, with a citrus ponzu sauce. Brunch is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 305 695 3226
LA SAVINA AT MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH will serve up brunch with a view of Biscayne Bay. You’re invited to enjoy a holiday buffet and la carte specials, plus an endless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar, overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. La Savina’s Easter brunch buffet will feature omelets made to order, a Chef’s Table and hot special plates, including – Seasonal Fruit, Artisan Cheeses, Parfait Station, a classic French Toast, and a selection of house made Quiche. A special a la carte menu offers omelets, pancakes, benedicts, steak and eggs and Branzino a la Plancha, as well as sides and sweets. The buffet $39.95 per person or $75 per person including endless Veuve Clicquot Mimosas and Belvedere Vodka Bloody Marys (plus tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 305 514 1500.
Bocce: Chef Nunzio celebrate the Spring Harvest Pasqua as the Italians would with their signature brunch with special entrees such as Parmigiana di Melanzane oven baked eggplant parmigiana; Ricotta Pancake, Strawberry stew, orange honey; Brasato di Manzo braised short ribs, English pea purée, horseradish. In addition to the fare, the restaurant will offer egg decorating. $34 adults (+$15 unlimited Prosecco) | $15 children (prices include egg decorating, but tax and gratuity additional). 3252 NE 1st Ave 786 245 6211; 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio: Chef Diego Oka will serving up the restaurant’s Peruvian-inspired Family Sunday Brunch from 12-3:30 p.m. complete with Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny photo op. Menu items feature dishes such as the Churrasco a Lo Pobre with ribeye angus beef, chimichurri, beans and rice tacu-tacu, egg, and fried banana and the Lomo Saltado and Fried Egg with angus beef, stir fried potatoes, red onions, tomatoes, soy sauce, cilantro, aji Amarillo, rice. Pricing of $85 or $120 pp with both options still providing unlimited brunch cocktails and champagne. Pricing for children ages 6-12 is $35 for buffet only or $55 with a kid’s entrée (either from the regular menu or kids menu). Children under 6 are complimentary. Mandarin Oriental 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131305 913-8358
Devon Seafood + Steak: Celebrate Easter Sunday at Kendall’s, Devon Seafood + Steak, serving fresh ocean fare and sizzling prime steaks. Bring the whole family for a special Easter Brunch onSunday, April 5th, featuring a carving station, a great selection of smoked fish and fresh shrimp, an omelet bar and an assortment of delectable desserts, including the restaurant’s famous carrot cake. Priced at $32 per adult and $15 per child ages 5-12. 11715 Sherri Lane, inside The Palms at Town & Country Mall, in Kendall. 305 275 0226.
( Information provided by various sources. Please call restaurant for specific details and reservations )