Where to Dine for Easter
Restaurants around South Florida are putting on their Sunday best
Easter may not carry the same dining buzz as Thanksgiving or Christmas, but don’t tell that to fine-dining establishments around South Florida. Here are just a few of the Easter specials on tap for Sunday, April 4.
Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina (1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach): The former Versace Mansion is the jaw-dropping backdrop for an extravagant holiday lunch and dinner. Offerings include Gianni’s spaghetti pomodoro (with San Marzano tomatoes, basil and olive oil); pan-seared Chilean sea bass; Australian lamb chops; and raw-bar selections like Alaskan king crab, tuna tartare and Kusshi oyster.
Burlock Coast (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.): The rustic seafood spot is featuring a family-style brunch from noon to 5 p.m. ($79 per adult, $49 per child). Among the offerings: spring pea salad with prosciutto; hot smoked fish dip in bread boule; honey-roasted ham; and grilled Faroe Island salmon.
Cote Miami (3900 NE Second Ave., Miami): The Korean steakhouse in the Design District has a trio of Easter offerings, including Japanese A5 Wagyu tenderloin at $40/ounce; Maine scallops ($9 per); and Australian lamb chops ($18 per)—all grilled tableside.
Sweet Beach at the Shelborne South Beach (1801 Collins Ave.): The tropical outdoor pop-up at the Shelborne Hotel is hosting a Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Think bottomless mimosas ($25) and brunch ($42) in the oasis garden.
Villa Azur (309 23rd St., Miami Beach): In addition to the regular menu, guests can order off a special holiday menu that includes truffled egg ($18); pistachio-crusted half rack of lamb ($45); and Choux Trio for dessert ($14), Easter “eggs” with dulce de leche, Nutella and pistachio. Featured image