Easter weekend is upon us, and that means celebrating spring, dining with the family, finding the perfect chocolate bunny, and hunting for eggs.
Start your weekend with lunch at the new restaurant by one of Miami's most beloved pastry chefs, and check out our comprehensive Easter Brunch guide so you can make plans now for the family gathering.
Weekend starts now!
Bachour Bakery + Bistro Officially Opens Today
Bachour Bakery + Bistro softly opened earlier this week, but today is the official opening of the new collaboration between chefs Antonio Bachour and Henry Hané (Bachour does the bakery, and Hané is in charge of the bistro part). They've put together a menu of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options that are a feat for the eyes and stomach. Drop in for a bowl of gazpacho or a tartine, and be sure to pick up a selection of pastries, macarons, and bonbons — all in a rainbow of colors and flavors — for your Easter celebration.
Chocolate Bunnies at Beacon Hill Chocolates
If you've been shopping for chocolate bunnies at Target, you're doing it wrong. Hop into Beacon Hill Chocolates for a selection of gorgeous Easter critters. You'll find goodies in every price range, from chocolate bunny pops for the kids to handcrafted lamb, Easter egg, and bunny bonbons arranged in hand-decorated keepsake boxes. It you really want to up your game, check out Lady Bunny. She's a colossal hand-painted pink bunny made of five pounds of milk and white chocolate ($130).
SaturDaze at the Wynwood Yard
Get your day drink on at the Wynwood Yard this Saturday. From 1 to 5 p.m., enjoy live music while you sip dranks from Mortar & Pistil's new cocktail and coffee program. You can even pick your own herbs for your cocktails. Enjoy eats from the Yard's new concepts, including Ash by Stanzione 87 and the Katiefresca ice-cream sandwich pop-up. Admission is free (pay as you go). RSVP at eventbrite.com.
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Easter Brunch and Toms “Eye Candy” Hunt at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
If you're looking for an Easter Brunch with more perks than a few marshmallow Peeps, check out the brunch at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar at the Viceroy in Brickell. Enjoy a brunch buffet with African and Asian influences by chef Kamel Dahmani that includes dim sum, lamb shank with coconut curry sauce, hilachas short ribs in tomato-tomatillo sauce, and stuffed dates and baklava for dessert. Afterward, head out to the terrace in search of “eye candy” from Toms’ traveler sunglass collection. Five guests get to uncover a free pair, which will be among the Easter finds, as well as special discounts from Toms. There will also be a DJ on deck. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and costs $79 per person, which includes a Veuve Clicquot Rich cocktail. Bottomless mimosas or bloody marys costs $15 extra. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are required. Call 305-503-0373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Jungle Island
Jungle Island's Easter brunch reads like something SNL's Stefan would imagine — there's an epic egg hunt, a brunch buffet, a "little hoppers" kiddie menu, bounce houses, rides, arts and crafts, music, wild animals, and selfie ops with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $69.95 for adults and $44.95 for children aged 3 to 10 and includes park admission. Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and annual pass-holders get discounted rates. Online reservations are required by today, March 25, so hop to it! Visit jungleisland.com to reserve your spot.