Easter and Passover restau­rant spe­cials

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Travel Life - By Rod Stafford Hag­wood

It’s go­ing to be very busy in South Florida restau­rants on Sun­day, April 21. Not only is that Easter Sun­day, but Passover starts the Fri­day be­fore (and ends April 27).

With so many din­ing op­tions out there, we thought we’d help you out with a list of some of our fa­vorite restau­rant of­fers, from Aven­tura all the way up to West Palm Beach.

And keep com­ing back be­cause we’ll con­tinue to add din­ing events for the hol­i­day week­end.

And Fish Kitchen and Bar

1200 N Ocean Blvd., Pom­pano Beach. 954-944-9515. Mar­riott.com.

This restau­rant in­side the Fort Lauderdale Mar­riott Pom­pano Beach Re­sort and Spa will have an Easter brunch with a carv­ing sta­tion, seafood sta­tions (hot and chilled), break­fast clas­sics sta­tion and desserts on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are $55 and chil­dren 12 and un­der are $20.

The Bal­cony

1309 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 754-200-6344. TheBal­conyLasOlas.com.

The New Or­leans-style restau­rant will have bot­tom­less mi­mosas, sparkling rosé and Bloody Marys for $15 dur­ing its jazz brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sun­day.

Big City Tav­ern

609 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-727-0307. BigCi­tyLasOlas.com.

This restau­rant’s Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will in­clude Easter candy dough­nuts — house­made, strawberry-glazed with can­dies such as jelly beans, choco­late eggs and Peeps — for $4.50. Easter din­ner will be served from 5 to 11 p.m.

Bour­bon Steak by Michael Mina

19999 W Coun­try Club Drive, Aven­tura.

786-279-6600. JWTurn­berry.com/aven­tura-restau­rants/bour­bon-steak.

The Easter brunch at this restau­rant in­side the JW Mar­riott Miami Turn­berry Re­sort and Spa from

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will in­clude sev­eral sta­tions, in­clud­ing ones for break­fast, carv­ing, made-to­order omelet, raw bar, salad, an­tipasto and dessert. The brunch costs $79 for adults ($90 with the bot­tom­less mi­mosas or Bloody Mary’s op­tion) and

$39 for chil­dren. There will also be an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. for chil­dren un­der

5-years-old (other ages will start their hunt at 2:30 p.m.).

Bur­lock Coast Sea­fare and Spir­its

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

954-302-6460. Bur­lock­Coast.com.

This eatery in­side the Ritz-Carl­ton Fort Lauderdale will have a Easter Sun­day brunch from noon to 7 p.m. In ad­di­tion to a sushi and dim sum sta­tion, there will be other food sta­tions in­clud­ing a break­fast sta­tion (un­til 3 p.m.), a carv­ing sta­tion, a gar­den bar, a raw bar and a char­cu­terie sta­tion. There will also be a kids buf­fet with dishes such as chicken fingers and mac-n-cheese. The buf­fet is $105 for adults and $49 for chil­dren ages 4-12. For an ad­di­tional $25, you can get bot­tom­less drinks such as Bloody Marys, BC Brew, rum punch and mi­mosas.

Casa Sen­sei

1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale.

954-994-1416. CasaSen­sei.com.

This pan-Asian, Lat­in­fu­sion restau­rant will of­fer an Easter Sun­day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with un­usual fare such as guava cream cheese-stuffed French toast ($11), tem­pura fried chicken and waf­fles

($14) and “Mum­m­mosas,” which are mi­mosas made with Mumms cham­pagne and/or adult Shirley Tem­ples made with cherry liqueur and Sprite (both

$10).

Circ Ho­tel

1780 Polk St, Hol­ly­wood.

954-500-1780. Olivi­aRes­tau­ran­tAndBar.com.

The Circ Ho­tel will have an Easter Egg dy­ing sta­tion for kids and live mu­sic in­side the Olivia Restau­rant and Bar from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. That’s also the time for the Easter brunch buf­fet with a roasted lamb carv­ing sta­tion, omelet sta­tion, waf­fle sta­tion and dessert bar for $42.95 for adults and $14.95 for chil­dren un­der the age of 12.

Doris Ital­ian Mar­ket and Bak­ery

Five lo­ca­tions in Broward and Palm Beach coun­ties. 954-572-5269. DorisMar­ket.com.

This chain of spe­cialty su­per­mar­kets has Easter and Passover din­ner pack­ages at all their lo­ca­tions.

■ The Passover brisket din­ner pack­age for $14.95 per per­son with beef brisket, car­rot and sweet potato tz­immes, three­potato pan­cakes or roasted pota­toes.

■ The Passover din­ner pack­age for $19.95 per per­son with chicken soup with matzo balls; chopped liver; a choice of beef brisket, turkey breast, grilled Lon­don broil or roasted chicken; car­rot and sweet potato tz­immes; green bean al­mondine or broc­coli; potato pan­cakes, kugel or roasted pota­toes.

■ The Easter tra­di­tional pack­age for six to eight peo­ple is $119.95 with the choice of one brown sugar glazed spi­ral ham, leg of lamb roast with mint jelly or oven roasted whole turkey with gravy; the choice of a tossed or Cae­sar salad; car­rots and green bean al­mondine; the choice of Ital­ian style roasted pota­toes or mashed pota­toes and din­ner rolls.

■ The Easter supreme pack­age for six to eight peo­ple is $179.95 and is the same as the tra­di­tional pack­age but with the ad­di­tion of a brown sugar glazed spi­ral ham, leg of lamb roast or turkey breast and the choice of penne with broc­coli or penne mari­nara.

Eau Palm Beach Re­sort and Spa

100 S. Ocean Blvd, Manala­pan. 800-328-0170. EauPalmBeach.com.

The ho­tel’s Tem­ple Or­ange Mediter­ranean Bistro will have Easter egg hunts from 11:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 2 p.m. for chil­dren 2-12 years old for brunch guests and re­sort guests for $25. The Easter brunch is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and will in­clude an omelet sta­tion, a carv­ing sta­tion, a raw bar, a salad bar, a Mediter­ranean bar, a hot en­trée bar, a Veuve Clic­quot Rich Cham­pagne gar­den and a Blood Mary bar for $105 for adults and $45 for chil­dren ages 5-12.

Etaru

500 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-477-8068. EtaruRes­tau­rant.us.

111 S Surf Road, Hal­lan­dale Beach. 954-271-3222.

Both the Hal­lan­dale Beach and the Fort Lauderdale lo­ca­tions will have Easter egg hunts for both chil­dren and adults. Kids will look for candy while adults will look for drink to­kens and a voucher for a free brunch for two. Brunch for both lo­ca­tions is $75 per per­son (for $20 you can add a bot­tle of Louis Roderer NV Cham­pagne) and will in­clude a spe­cial ad­di­tion of a lamb carv­ing sta­tion along with hot and cold starters, a main course and a dessert from the reg­u­lar brunch menu. The Hal­lan­dale Beach lo­ca­tion’s brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale lo­ca­tion’s brunch is from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Farmer’s Ta­ble

1901 N Mil­i­tary Trail, Boca Ra­ton. 561-417-5836. Farm­er­sTableBoca.com.

Known for get­ting their greens and herbs from their own gar­den and pro­duce from lo­cal farms, this plant­based restau­rant next to the Wyndham Ho­tel of Boca Ra­ton will have a Passover Seder din­ner start­ing at 6 p.m. on Fri­day, April 19, with one seat­ing at 6 p.m. in the pri­vate Oak Room din­ing room. The prix fixe menu fea­tures the restau­rant’s sig­na­ture healthy take on tra­di­tional Passover fa­vorites with reg­u­lar and ve­gan op­tions that will cost $65 for adults and $32.50 for chil­dren. There will also be Hag­gadahs and live Is­raeli en­ter­tain­ment.

Gatsby’s Joint

2460 E.Com­mer­cial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

754-332-2125. Gats­bysJoints.com.

The Easter Sun­day brunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speakeasy-style restau­rant will of­fer the usual brunch fare (omelets, bene­dicts, French toast, can­died ba­con, pier­o­gis, corn­bread, etc.) as well as $10 bot­tom­less Bloody Marys, mi­mosas and sparkling wine (you can mix and match). There will also be live mu­sic.

Grato

1901 S. Dixie High­way, West Palm Beach. 561-404-1334. Gra­toWPB.com.

Grato is of­fer­ing brunch all Easter week­end (April 20 and 21) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with bot­tom­less drinks in­clud­ing frosé, Bloody Marys or mi­mosas made with blood or­anges or man­goes for $19.

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