Bunnies, Eggs, and Mimosas, Oh My!: The Haute 5 Easter Feasts in Miami

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Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau

The hunt is over! Fill your basket and your belly with Chef Alfred Portale’s delectable Easter Brunch menu at Gotham Steak, the modern steakhouse at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. To celebrate the holiday, Chef Alfred Portale has created a menu redolent of the flavors and colors of the spring season. The special menu will be featured throughout eight gourmet stations where guests may choose their selections and watch as they are being expertly prepared and creatively presented.

  • Chilled seafood station and raw bar – This station will feature refreshing raw seafood selections, including chilled gulf shrimp cocktail, east and west coast Oysters and jonah crab claws.
  • Caviar Bar – Here, guests can enjoy American caviar with blinis and traditional garnishes.
  • Sushi Bar – A sushi chef will preside over full sushi, offering an assortment of sashimi (hamachi, salmon, octopus, ebi, snapper, snow fish), nigiri (salmon, saba, tamago, abalone, ikura, unagi, inari) and maki (California roll, kappa-maki, tekka, futo, barbecued eel).
  • Cheese & charcuterie station – Here, guests can choose from a wide selection of artisanal and farmstead cheeses from around the world, as well as cured meats, country breads, chutneys and fresh fruit.
  • Seasonal salad station – Guests can enjoy two refreshing salad options, including Gotham Steak’s signature chopped salad featuring twelve vegetables and creamy Dijon dressing and the ceasar salad with white anchovies, croutons and shaved parmesan cheese.
  • Made-to-order omelet station – A specialty chef will prepare omelets and eggs/egg whites to guests’ likings with a selection of fillings.
  • Specialty soup bar – Here, guests can choose from two seasonal soup offerings – Maine lobster bisque with crème fraiche and manzanilla sherry, and heirloom tomato gazpacho with avocado.
  • Traditional carving station– This station will showcase classic Easter entrees such as thyme and shallot Ccrusted tenderloin of beef, rosemary and roasted garlic studded leg of lamb, bourbon and clove glazed ham, and sill and black pepper crusted salmon; gourmet sauces and side dishes will also be available at this station.

For dessert, indulgence abounds with an endless selection of sweet confections, including brioche grand marnier French toast, key lime tart with Italian meringue and lemon doughnuts. Brunch includes unlimited mimosas as well. For gourmands of all ages, the playful kids’ menu items include chicken tenders, mini burgers and spaghetti with meat sauce.

In addition, Solo, Fontainebleau’s chic in-house patisserie, is also unveiling an array of sweet treats accented with fresh seasonal fruit, including bunny cakes, white cross buns, Easter cupcakes chocolate easter eggs and chocolate Easter bunnies (large and small).  Take out orders can be made in person or by calling (305) 674-4740.

The Gotham Steak prix fixe brunch is $75 per person ($37.50 for children under the age of 12). Gotham Steak is accepting reservations now for 11 to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; Call (877) 326-7412 to book your reservation; www.fontainebleau.com

Area 31

Leave your Easter basket at home. Area 31’s Executive Chef John Critchley is serving up unlimited treats and eats on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel including Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Prosecco, waffle, pancakes, Eggs Benedict, steak frites, omelets and more. Priced at $65 per adult, children ages 6 to 15 at $22 and kids under 6 eating free, the feast will run from 12 to 3 p.m. this Sunday. Book your calendar for Mother’s Day, too. They’ll whip up three hours of unlimited “culinary delights,” a cold buffet of seafood and a hot buffet of cooked-to-order three-egg omelets, Eggs Benedict, grilled corvina and baked rigatoni at $55 a person. Located atop the EPIC Hotel, brunchers can sit indoors or outdoors to enjoy the stunning views of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay.

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami; (305) 424-5234

Eos at The Viceroy

Some bunny really loves you on the 15th floor of the Viceroy. Whipping up omelets, sushi and sashimi, a carved baby pig, roasted whole lamb and array of pastries, a Mediterranean brunch of epic proportions awaits you at Eos. Making it a family affair? The brunch lineup feature a special children’s menu complete with sundae bar. Priced at $55 for adults and $30 for children, the eating fest by Michelin star chef Michael Psilakis will run from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. featuring the below menu.

485 Brickell Avenue, Miami; (305) 503-0373; Make reservations online here.

Cioppino in The Ritz-Carlton

Hope you’re hungry. Cioppino, the stylish Tuscan-inspired gem inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel, is perfect the go-to option for a warm, classic and elaborate Easter Brunch fit for a king. This Sunday, Chef de cuisine Carolos Sernaglia will prepare a showcase including his famous Ciopinno Omelettes, French toast with mango compote, fresh waffles with fruit, seafood and caviar, artisanal cheese, fresh sushi, smoothies and a second buffet dedicated to delish deserts prepared by Master Pastry Chef Frederic Monnet. $82 for adults and $40 for children, Cioppino is a lavish yet relaxed.

455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne; (305) 365-4500

Canyon Ranch Grill

Nourish yourself a with health resort-worthy brunch this Easter. The buffet, featuring the finest locally grown ingredients, natural produce, and sustainable meats and seafood, will run from noon to 3 p.m. priced at $55 for adults and $15 kids 12 and under. With gorgeous indoor or outdoor terrace seating, Canyon Ranch is the perfect guilt-free indulgence this Easter. They will also offer from 6 to 11 p.m. their a la carte dinner menu.

6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; (305) 514-7474

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