Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gab's Picks for Easter Sunday Brunch

Looking for a great Easter Sunday Brunch spot for Sunday, April 24? Gab's got you covered.Whether you're looking for a place to have fun in the sun with the fam, indulge in locally sourced chef-driven cuisine, or step back in time to the age of decadence, we have the inside scoop on Easter Brunch from Atlantic Ave to Boca.

Deck 84
Casual Waterfront Dining
840 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483

If you're after fun, head to Deck 84 in Delray Beach for a tropics-themed waterfront Easter brunch at an affordable price-point (Burt Rapoport and Rapoport’s Restaurant Group are the owners- same owners as Henry’s, Bogart’s, Max’s Grille). Walk-ins are welcome and a specialty menu will be featured, prepared by Executive Chef Chuck Gittleman. Bring the whole family in to enjoy fantastic specialties like Broccoli, Spinach and Gruyere Quiche ($10) served with Chef’s potatoes, fresh fruit and a muffin, or the Nova Smoked Salmon Flatbread ($13) served with scallion cream cheese and tomatoes on an everything flatbread. Deck 84 boasts a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar from 12 to 3 p.m. to perfectly complement their inventive dishes. Guests choose from more than 20 ingredients to personalize their cocktail, with add-ons like grilled shrimp skewers and homemade beef jerky. Bring the little bunnies too; Deck 84 will have Cinnamon and Raisin French Toast ($4) or Scrambled Eggs and Chef’s Potatoes ($4) catered just for kids. Take 'em down to the water's edge after Brunch to to spot fish.

Piñon Grill
The Terrace at Boca Town Center Mall (next door to Blue Martini)
6000 Glades Road
Boca Raton
Reservations: 561-391-7770

Discover 4-star divine dining this Easter Sunday at this visually spectacular 8,000 square foot restaurant, which recently opened at the Terrace at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton (right next door to Blue Martini). Piñon’s Gourmet Brunch Menu offers New American, chef-driven cuisine crafted with fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Try local favorites like “Make Your Own Skillet Scrambler” ($12) and choose three whole eggs or egg whites with your choice of adventurous fillings like Beef Brisket, Gulf Shrimp, Pulled Chicken, and American Bacon, vegetables including asparagus, spinach, onions, red pepper, mushrooms, and cheeses like white cheddar, Swiss, Havarti, cheddar, and American. In a Brunch take on Piñon Grill’s Crab Cakes, the Crab Benedict ($16) is two mini crab cakes served on fresh-baked biscuits, topped with poached eggs, and finished with a hollandaise sauce and served with asparagus and home fried potatoes. Those craving a sweet midday meal can order the Piñon French Toast ($12), thick brioche bread dipped in French toast batter and rolled granola, cooked on the griddle and sprinkled with strawberries blueberries and bananas, topped with bacon and served with a side of syrup.

Pinon Grill's French Toast

Steak Sushi Seafood
110 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
Reservations: 561-865-5845

If you're looking for afforable luxury, try PRIME, the latest dining establishment by Steven Pellegrino (and the largest dining establishment on Atlantic Avenue). This gleaming establishment is now open for Sunday Brunch. Offering indulgent dishes that are spectacular yet affordable, the emphasis is on an atmosphere and dining experience that is thoroughly ‘prime.' Executive Chef Peter Masiello presents his A La Carte Brunch menu this Easter, featuring guest favorites like the Maine Lobster Omelet ($18) with artichokes, tarragon, and tomatoes, and the Atlantic Coast French Toast ($12) with candied walnuts and Prime’s delicate Ricotta. Prime also boasts “Delray’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes” ($10) with your choice of blueberries, chocolate chips, strawberries, or bananas topped with your choice of pure Vermont maple syrup, honey butter, or fruit preserves and jams. For those looking for a heartier selection, Prime will offer entrees like the Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon ($14) served with haricot verts, tender greens, and grape tomatoes, or the Woodgrilled Chicken Paillard Panini ($12) with arugula and fontina cheese served on ciabatta. Pair your brunch selection with signature cocktails like the Prime Mary ($9) or the Peach Nectar Bellini ($12).

Prime Mary

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