Easter Specials at South Florida’s Hottest Restaurants

Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami is serving guests a scrumptious brunch buffet from 12 PM to 3:30 PM on Easter Sunday. For $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), diners can choose from an array of delicious buffet options such as Honey Glazed Ham from the Carving Station; Seasonal Soup; cold starters such as Avocado and Tomato Salad or Smoked Salmon with dill and crème Fraiche; Artisan Meats and Cheese; Fresh Bread and Pastries; Seasonal Fresh Fruit; Pancakes, Waffles, and Omelets made to order and hot bar items such as Black Truffle Mashed Potato and Grilled Corvina with preserved lemons. Of course, no meal is complete without a variety of decadent Homemade Desserts to indulge in – so save some room. Space is limited and reservations are required.  For reservations, please send an email to res@artisanbeachhouse.com 

The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami is located at 10295 Collins Avenue. http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/bal-harbour.

BLT Prime, located in the heart of Doral, is inviting guests to their elegant dining room this Easter Sunday to enjoy an a la carte Blackboard menu or a three-course prix fixe menu option, for $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The meal starts off with a choice of an English Pea Cappuccino with mint, crisp pancetta and buttermilk ($14) or Forest Mushroom & Spinach Salad with duck egg and chorizo ($15). The main course includes a choice of Pan Seared Sea Bass with truffle veloute and confit pearl onions ($36) or Roasted Lamb Loin with bean ragout and roasted garlic jus ($42). To accompany the main dishes, guests have a choice of either White Asparagus with pine nut gremolata ($12) or Fava Beans with vermouth butter and mint ($12). Diners can choose to end the night with a decadent dessert option of either Frozen Amaretto Sabayon with dark chocolate and macerated strawberries ($10) or salted Caramel Fondant with buttermilk mousse and poached rhubarb ($10). Guests can also take away a Chocolate Bunny Shaped Brownie for something sweet at home. No substitutions please, supplemental charges may apply. BLT Prime is located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue at Trump National Doral. Valet parking is available. http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/miami/.

Glass and Vine, the garden oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park is inviting families to join them for Easter Brunch, beginning at 10 AM, featuring flavorful new menu items like Semolina Pancakes with buttermilk, lemon, vanilla-maple syrup and whipped butter ($12); Coquito French Toast with coconut milk, cinnamon and vanilla-maple syrup ($12); Broccoli Cheeseburger with a buttered bun, cheddar, roasted broccoli, and buttermilk ranch ($14; add fries for $3); Huevos Rotos with fried eggs, raw tomato, cured ham and home-style potatoes ($14) and more. Glass and Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. www.glassandvine.com

Lure Fishbar, Miami Beach’s award-winning seafood, and sushi hot spot is serving up tasty a la carte specials in addition to their already robust dinner and sushi offerings. This Easter Sunday will feature Grilled Lamb Chops with Campari tomato and Greek yogurt sauce ($26); and Braised Lamb Shank with roasted baby carrots, herbed fingerling potatoes, and goat cheese spinach orzo ($31). Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue. www.lurefishbar.com

Macchialina, Miami Beach’s beloved rustic Italian eatery will be offering delectable season-inspired specials this Easter Sunday including Rabbit Agnolotti with dandelion green pesto ($24) and Pancetta Spiced Lamb Belly with parsnip purée and fava beans ($32). Additional offerings include regular a la carte menu items and their five-course prix fixe tasting menu, for $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), featuring a sampling of some of James Beard Award semi-finalist Chef Mike Pirolo’s signature dishes. Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. www.macchialina.com

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the upscale Northern Italian eatery on South Beach will be offering mouth-watering Easter specials including antipasti of Unova Ripiene – deviled egg with tuna tartar and Calvisius caviar ($18); Pizza Di Tonno – thin flatbread topped with tuna carpaccio ($24); and Selezione Di Affettati Misti – a selection of Italian cured Meats for two ($42). Primi Piatti of Raviolone con Ricotta di Bufala e Spinaci – large ravioli with buffalo ricotta, spinach and butter sage sauce ($26); Agnello al Forno con Patate Novelle – oven roast leg of lamb with roasted potatoes ($32) and Costata di Manzo alla Griglia – 32 oz. Tomahawk and steak fries for two ($79). End the meal on a sweet note, with Pastiera Napoletana – Neapolitan cheesecake ($12). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. Open Monday – Thursday from Noon to 11 PM; Friday – Saturday from Noon to 11:45 PM; and Sunday from Noon to 11 PM. For reservations, visit www.quattromiami.com.

The Dutch, an award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s modern American bistro, is inviting families to dine with them on Easter Sunday with season-inspired dishes including Smoked Moulard Duck with wild ramps, cracked wheat, apricot and orange ($30) and Strawberry Thyme Pie with a buttermilk ice cream and Marcona almonds ($12). Regular a la carte menu will be available. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Lunch is served Monday – Sunday from Noon to 4 PM; Dinner is served Sunday – Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM and Thursday – Saturday from 6:30 PM to Midnight. Reservations are required, http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.

Area 31, this Easter, celebrate in style with world-class cuisine and enviable panoramic views of Downtown Miami, at Area 31. On Sunday, April 16th from 12 PM to 4 PM, guests can indulge in an extravagant prix-fixe buffet-style brunch, expertly crafted by Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk. From noon to 4 PM, the decadent brunch will include an array of breakfast item stations including house-bakes pastries and artisanal bread and seasonal fresh fruits. Keeping true to the restaurant’s concept, Area 31’s Easter Brunch will include an incredible chilled seafood display featuring freshly shucked oysters, poached shrimp, and spicy horseradish sauce, ahi tuna ceviche, snapper ceviche, among others. Priced at $75 per person ($30 for kids 5-12; kids 0-4 eat free), the brunch extravaganza will also include varied stations such as a bountiful salad bar, smoked duck Pad Thai, brined leg of lamb, Croque Madame, made-to-order egg omelets, poached egg benedicts, and more off-the-grill specials and hot sides. For reservations please visit:  www.area31restaurant.com

660 at Angler’s, calling all South Beach brunch lovers! On Sunday, April 16th, 660 at Angler’s will host an incredible Easter brunch. On this special holiday, the perfectly intimate South Beach restaurant will offer its popular à la carte weekend brunch along with delectable holiday specials. In addition to its popular weekend brunch featuring its Chicken & Waffles with whipped guava butter, Shrimp B.L.T. with crispy shrimp, Applewood bacon and the succulent Big Burger, Easter specials will include savory lobster boil served with baby potatoes, sweet corn and nduja toast, and roasted leg of lamb with garlic roasted pommes purée and grilled asparagus. Wash it all down with 660s $25 unlimited DIY Bloody Mary Bar and $25 unlimited tropical mimosas, for 2.5 hours. 660 at Angler’s is located in the beautiful Kimpton Angler’s Hotel at 660 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call 305-534-9600.

The Social Club, this Easter, hop on over to South Beach’s hidden culinary gem, The Social Club. On Sunday, April 16th, from 7 AM-3 PM, celebrate the holiday with restaurant’s weekly à la carte menu featuring brunch favorites such as chicken n’ waffle sliders, caramelized French toast and everything bagel perfectly topped with mixed local greens and Scottish smoked salmon, among others. Guests can have their eggs their way when indulging in a Sun Fresh omelet or leave it up to Executive Chef Blair Wilson to perfect the Old School Eggs Benedict by serving the brunch staple on a delightful English muffin, a side of succulent Canadian bacon and crispy breakfast potatoes, among other eggs-ceptional brunch options. Brunch goers can wash it all down with The Social Club’s special unlimited mimosas priced at just $25 per person. The Social Club is located in the heart of South Beach, inside the beautiful Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel at 1717 Collins Avenue. For reservations and more information, please visit www.socialclubatsurfcomber.com 

Zulma Torres

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