Miami Spice 2014: Ten Best Sunday Brunch Deals
What's the difference between brunch and lunch? By definition, "brunch" is a breakfast/lunch combo. To us, the difference is that lunch is usually something we grab on the run to eat at our desk. Lunch "fuels" us.
Laine Doss Mussels at Il Mulino -- that's just for starters.
Brunch, however, is a more relaxed affair. On the weekends, we gather with friends and loved ones after a run or a yoga class, to enjoy a longer, unrushed mid-day meal. Plus, there's usually a mimosa or two involved. To us, it's the reward for another work week successfully maneuvered.
Which brings us to Miami Spice. Although there is no "official brunch" category, there are several fine restaurants offering a $23 three (or more) course daytime feast on Saturdays and Sundays. They can call it "lunch". We'll happily give poetic license to that and call it what it really is -- ten places serving up a great weekend brunch -- Miami Spice-style.
10. Peacock Garden Cafe
VVM Locations Where are the peacocks?
Sit in the shaded courtyard of this lovely Coconut Grove restaurant and enjoy the birds in the trees and a brunch that features gazpacho, crab cakes, or prosciutto and fresh pear for starters. Spice entrees include porcini mushroom ravioli, grilled mahi, and sliced beef tenderloin. There are a few dessert choices, but we'll opt for the refreshing fresh fruit sorbets as a cool palate cleanser.
Juvia Gorgeous setting for brunch.
One of the most beautiful restaurants on Miami Beach, Juvia offers your choice of bento boxes for Spice. Choose from Korean (short ribs); tuna; chicken; or vegetarian. Each comes with a starter salad, jasmine rice, and daily sweet, fueling you up for an afternoon of Lincoln Road shopping.
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