Hoppy Easter! Where to Feast in Miami ​

Giannis Poolside Dining Area
Photo Credit: Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina

Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina

Celebrate Easter in the lap of luxury at Gianni’s, the iconic restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. On Sunday, April 4, Gianni’s will be offering an  la carte lunch and dinner in several extravagant dining areas including the Garden Dining Room, the Roman Room decorated with romantic statues, the iconic courtyard, and the terrace overlooking the mosaic-filled pool and garden. Signature dishes on offer include Gianni’s Spaghetti Pomodoro, home-made pasta with San Marzano tomato, basil and olive oil; Truffle Gnocchi, home-made potato gnocchi with white truffle sauce, pecorino romano and freshly shaved truffle; Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass served with sauteed spinach; Australian Lamb Chops served with roasted potatoes and mixed baby vegetables; and T-Bone Porterhouse for two, served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Gianni’s also boasts a fresh Raw Bar selection including Alaskan King Crab, Tuna Tartare and Kusshi Oysters; and signature cocktail and wine pairings. Full menu can be viewed HERE. Lunch is served from 12PM to 4PM; and dinner is served from 5PM to 10:30PM. Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable; or email info@vmmiamibeach.com.

Jaya Brunch Chef Vijay
Photo Credit: Jaya at The Setai

Jaya at The Setai

Jaya at The Setai will be offering an Easter themed version of their beloved jazz brunch on Sunday, April 4. Priced at $145 per person/$65 for children 5-12 years old (excluding tax and gratuity), the brunch features a copious Grand Buffet, with stations including raw bar seafood, sushi station,  Asian specialties including Thai curries, Dim Sum, Indian entrees  rotisserie and sumptuous desserts including liquid nitrogen ice cream, all  served by staff attendants. Free-flowing Louis Roederer Brut is also included for the adults and there will be a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, who will entertain the kids following an 11AM Easter Egg hunt. Brunch will be served from 11:30AM until 3:30PM and reservations are highly recommended. Jaya is located at The Setai, Miami Beach, 2001 Collins Avenue  for reservations, please visit Opentable.

Nikki Beach Easter 2021
Photo Credit: Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach Miami Beach

Spring has sprung, and  Easter is just around the corner. There is nowhere more ideal for a breezy, outdoor Easter Brunch than Nikki Beach’s iconic Easter Sunday brunch. Gather your loved ones and join the fun at Nikki Beach Miami for a springtime soiree on Easter Sunday among lush florals and Nikki Beach’s toes-in-the-sand location. From 11am till 4pm, enjoy delicious bites from Nikki’s Sundays Brunch selection and sip on delicious springtime cocktails under the sun. The Sundays Brunch selection will feature specialty menu items such as Roasted Braised Lamb alongside weekly brunch offerings like savory prime rib, whole roast pork, omelets, waffles, house pickled vegetables, pasta and a vast selection of pastel-hued and Easter themed desserts. Easter Brunch will be offered Sunday, April 4th from 11am to 4pm for $65 per person. Easter Sunday will also feature pop-ups from Ben & Guiles Design, a home décor brand that actively supports local and indigenous communities from around the world, as well as Zoom Blooms Floral for the perfect spring arrangement. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.nikkibeach.com Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Red Rooster Overtown
Photo Credit: Red Rooster Overtown

Red Rooster Overtown

Renowned Miami restaurant, Red Rooster Overtown, is celebrating Easter Sunday in a very egg-stra way – with specialty brunch additions and an Easter Egg Hunt at The Creamery at Red Rooster Overotwn. On Easter Sunday only, in addition to brunch favorites like C.K.’s Chicken & Waffle, Mama Epps’ Biscuits & Gravy and Spicy Avocado Toast guests can select from some Easter specials including Smoked Lamb Ham Croque Madame | $21 | House smoked lamb ham, Havarti, local bread, agri dolce mustard, fried egg; Easter ‘Deviled’ Eggs | $12 | Tri-colored classic rooster deviled eggs, caviar and Hot Cross Buns | $14 | Chef Erica Rosen’s seasonal fruit jam, sweet butter. Brunch is available from 10am – 3pm. Over at The Creamery at Red Rooster, at 11am an Easter Egg Hunt will take place for the local community. “Miss Martha” (Martha Whisby Wells), will host the event and kick off the hunt with the kids who will all receive a branded tote for their eggs. Red Rooster will also be raffling off a hat, bag, jersey, two of Marcus Samuelsson’s ‘The Rise’ cookbooks and a $100 gift card to Red Rooster. Following the hunt, guests can enjoy a sample of ice cream from The Creamery and lawn games such as cornhole and giant connect four. To register please visit www.eventbrite.com . Red Rooster Overtown is located at 920 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33136

Upmarket Pan-Latin chophouse & bar offering steaks & cocktails at the Intercontinental Hotel.
Photo Credit: Toro Toro Miami

Toro Toro

Celebrate Easter at Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, with an unlimited Pan-Latin Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 4 from 12PM to 4PM. The enhanced culinary experience, curated by Executive Chef Jean Delgado, features chef attended action stations for the whole family including Salad and Omelet Stations, chef’s choice Carving Station offering leg of lamb and Tomahawk pork chop, and a Seafood Station offering fresh stone crabs and shrimp cocktail. For the occasion, Toro Toro will also offer Cevicheria Station featuring assorted ceviche; a Rodizio Station offering achiote chicken, smoked brisket, sausages & chorizo, baked eggs and jambalaya rice; and a Churro Waffles Station. The decadent experience finishes with Bananas Foster, Churro Waffles, Carrot Cake and a Chocolate Fountain for dessert and a grand Gummy Bear and Candy display for the kids. Easter brunch will be priced at $79 per person; $39 per child ages 6-12, excluding additional drinks, tax and gratuity. Bottomless Mimosas will also be on offer for $10 per person. Full menu can be viewed – HERE. Advance reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. For more information please visit www.torotoromiami.com.

Wild Fork Easter
Photo Credit: Wild Fork

Wild Fork – Cook at Home

Wild Fork’s suggested Easter menu with delicious easy-to-make recipes makes cooking for your family fun and stress free. Ensure your loved ones have a safe holiday to remember with choices like a mouthwatering Boneless Berkshire Smoked Ham; Antibiotic Free Garlic Rosemary Seasoned Lamb Rack; Black Angus Beef Flat Brisket or seafood options like Tilapia or Gravadlax Smoked Salmon. Sides ready to heat up include items like Maple Sriracha Brussels Sprouts; Sweet Potato Cream & Cheese Gratin; Whole Green Beans and more. And don’t forget your sweet treat like Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Mousse. Wild Fork’s Easter selections offer the brand’s signature high quality products at an affordable price. Same day delivery or in-store pick up available for those who order online; or shop in-store at one of South Florida’s eight (8) locations – Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Doral, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and West Kendall. Please visit www.wildforkfoods.com for more information.

E11EVEN Vodka

Passion Fruit (Vodka) Slushy

This easy-to-make-at-home slushy is a unique and delicious addition to Easter!  The cocktail was created by Hayden Miller, head bartender at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (South Beach & Fort Lauderdale) with E11EVEN Vodka (women-owned!). Enjoy!

Ingredients:

– 2 oz. of E11EVEN Vodka
– 1 oz. of Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur
– 1 oz. of Lemon and Hibiscus Simple Syrup
– Lemon Quarter for Garnish
– 1 cup of ice

 

Directions:

1. In a blender add all ingredients w/ 1 cup of ice
2. Blend for 1 minute or until ice has been slushed
3. Pour into glass of choice
4. Garnished w/ a lemon quarter

Photo Credit: E11EVEN Vodka

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