Looking for Easter brunch spots in Miami-Dade? Here are some options. All prices exclude tax and gratuity. Make sure you call to reserve.
Omelets, cheese blintzes, fresh salads, roasted leg of lamb, and honey-glazed ham are just some of the dishes in chef Paula DaSilva's seven-station buffet. For kids, 1500° will have an egg-decorating table. The price is $65 per adult, including endless mimosas, and $19.95 for children ages 5 to 12. Brunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5594.
Why go to your routine hotel brunch when you can enjoy a farm-fresh meal? Paradise Farms will host an Easter brunch prepared by chef Kira Volz, formerly of Creek28. After a tour of the farm, enjoy fresh flower and herbal teas, tropical fruit juice, homemade organic yogurt, goat cheese, vegetables, and other tasty items. Price is $43 (plus tax and processing fees). Reserve your seat online.
Brunch here includes breads, fruit, cured meats, cheeses, caviar, and fresh-shucked oysters. You can also get a selection of warm dishes that includes omelets to order, seared duck breast, grilled swordfish, lobster ravioli, beef tenderloin in a burgundy sauce, and guava-glazed pork. Cost is $55 per person plus an additional $10 if you want bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Children ages 6 to 15 pay $25. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-424-5234.
For something a little different, Café Sambal will serve an Easter brunch with an Asian flare. It's a little pricey at $75 per person, plus $10 for mimosas, but the setting at the Mandarin Oriental might make up for it. Dishes include miso-marinated sea bass, stir-fried beef, ceviches, pork pâté, sushi, and breakfast items such as omelets, waffles, pastries, and breads. Children pay $35. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8358.
An egg hunt makes this brunch at the Fairmont Turnberry's Cascate Grill a good option for families with children. The brunch includes an egg station, a carving station, French toast, and pancakes. Brunch is available from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 per adult and $25 per child. 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 786-279-6800.
Children are the focus of the festivities at the JW Marriott. A kids' station with a sundae bar and a visit from the Easter Bunny should keep the young ones happy while adults choose from a buffet menu of breakfast items and savory dishes including Hollandaise foie gras, seafood paella, and pan-seared bass with lemon sauce. Brunch is available from noon to 3 p.m. for $72 per adult and $29 for children ages 6 to 11. 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-329-3656.
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Pasta, seafood, and omelet stations are among the offerings at Scarpetta's special brunch. It also includes an array of pastries and desserts, as well as the restaurant's creamy polenta. The $75 price for adults includes bloody marys, bellinis, and mimosas. Children ages 4 to 12 pay $37.50 and may partake in the hotel's egg hunt, which takes place at 2 p.m. for ages 6 and younger and at 3 p.m. for ages 7 to 12. Fontainebleu Hotel,305-674-4660.