Thursday, May 23, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Sunday Brunch
Food, glorious food. What can be better than a delicious Sunday brunch?
(WSVN) Food, glorious food. What can be better than a delicious Sunday brunch?
In South Florida, you have plenty of restraunts to choose from. But three of them really take the cake. They are the best of South Florida. Reading the paper, going to church and of course, a big, delicious brunch. That's what sundays are all about.
Location, location, location. not to mention, good food. Those are the reasons why our viewers named Atlantic Restaurant in Bal Harbour third best. The restaurant is nestled inside the quaint, beach house hotel, right on the ocean. Just grab your plate, kick off your shoes, and relax.
Jason Miller, Atlantic Restaurant Executive Chef, says "You can actually take your brunch if you want and go sit on a hammock between the palm trees."
Wth over 50 items to choose from, Executive Chef Jason Miller warns you better bring your apetite.
Jason Miller, Atlantic Restaurant Executive Chef, says "The only complaint we get is that the plates are not big enough to hold all the items that are there for you to take."
For a more lively time and even more exotic food, our viewers chose the Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne as number two.
She drives all the way from West Palm Beach and we have brunch here.
Sunday brunch overlooking a magnificent view is tradition here, served for the last 30 years.
Rod Westmaas, The Rusty Pelican Director of Catering, says "We have a great track record. Always consistent, and always here every Sunday rain or shine."
Figuring out what to eat though can be difficult. There are a mere, 126 items to choose from.
"Just don't eat breakfast, come here and start with the meat, then work on the seafood, then go over towards dessert at the end."
Did somebody say dessert? You can top off your meal with more than 40 pies, cakes, and cookies.
And if you don't recognize this beautiful spanish courtyard full of the canvas umbrellas then you have yet to experience what our viewers say is the finest brunch in all of South Florida.
It's the experience at the Biltmore hotel that pulls in more than 500 people every Sunday, and you never know who you might see.
We had Donna Summers in a couple of Sundays ago. A lot of celebrities dine here for Sunday brunch.
That's because this brunch inside the famous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is all about luxury.
A string trio sets the mood, but the food blows you away.
Sushi made-to-order, unlimited caviar, rack of lamb, and bread baked on the spot is just a sample of what The Biltmore has to offer.
Geoffrey Cousineau, Biltmore Hotel Executive Chef, says "We serve some classical French entrees. We serve a bit of Spanish, a bit of American continental. We have eggs benedict."
Executive Chef Geoffrey Cousineau says it takes more than 25 chefs and 40 servers to put out this lavish affair.
"We like to think we're number one. We have a great selection that we offer the guests."
Now that you know the best spots to have Sunday brunch, don't eat too much, you still have to look good in that swim suit. For next time, tell us where to find the best swimsuit shop. Also next week, surfs up - we'll reveal the best beach in South Florida.