Thursday, April 19, 2012
Style File: Brunch Parties
We're breaking the brunch rules. It's not just a Sunday thing you can have just as much fun on a Saturday. Grab your brunch bunch. 7's Belkys Nerey serves us brunch with a side of scene in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- If brunch means luxury to you then there's no better place than J&G Grill at the new St. Regis Bal Harbour.
Wendy Nemerofsky: "It's beautiful, it's stunning."
There's gorgeous decor at every turn and whether you sit inside or outside, you'll get to enjoy this incredible oceanfront view.
Frances Raineau: "The food first, then the view second."
Don't expect a big buffet like other hotels. All the brunch items are a la carte.
Frances Raineau: "So it almost cooks like a frittata."
There's traditional breakfast items from omelets to a brioche french toast with fresh peaches that is to-die-for.
Richard Gras: "We marinate it for a full 24 hours before we cook it. What that does is give it a nice crisp crust but the inside is like bread pudding."
Frances Raineau: "The best french toast I've had in my life."
You can also order more hearty dishes like veal milanese or their best-selling black truffle pizza.
Richard Gras: "It's beautiful black truffle, Fontina cheese."
And just because you get the St. Reggaes name, don't be intimidated dahling it's affordable.
Richard Gras: "Anywhere from $12 to $18 is an average brunch price. You still get the same St. Regis service, same St. Regis ambiance."
For those who like a good party with their brunch, find your way into the secret garden party at Baoli in South Beach.
Paola Garcia: "It feels like a club during the day."
Every Saturday at 12 p.m. the table is set for a glamorous tea party with beautiful garden linens and tea cups to drink whatever libation you choose.
Michael Ridard: "We are serving the champagne and vodka in the teacup."
From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. the focus is on the fab food, which could be anything from pasta to a cheese plate but expect a side of French cuisine.
Michael Ridard: "50 percent are French. The croque monsieur and croque madame is something you really don't find here on South Beach."
Once people are done eating get ready, it's time to party. The music cranks up bottles with sparklers come out and people start getting row-dy.
Alexandra Cervera: "It's a nice day party to attend if you don't want to go out at night. It reminds me very much of Cannes. A very European lifestyle."
Paola Garcia: "This is as much much fun as a pool party."
His brunch doesn't stop until 6 p.m. and you'll surely feel like you followed Alice down the rabbit hole.
Belkys Nerey: "You will need to make reservations for Baoli's secret garden party, and they will give you a password to enter brunch at the St. Regis. Runs on both Saturday and Sunday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The St. Regis Bal Harbour
9703 Collins Ave Bal Harbour, FL 33154
1906 Collins Avenue
Every Saturday noon- 6p.m.