Peeps, chocolate bunnies and enough jellybeans to launch you into a year-long sugar coma. The joys of Easter are upon us. Grab your friends and fam and get in on the pastel-egg action scheduled for this weekend.
ARTFUL EGGS: The Four Seasons is making Easter extra egg-citing with executive pastry chef Charles Froke’s Easter takeover of the hotel’s lobby. Look for little egg-shaped works of art to adorn the Sunday Brunch dessert table as well.
Will you be able to get a taste of the egg action? No, Froke says. And he’s not joking. After 40 hours of labor and 110 pounds of chocolate, the last thing Froke wants you to do is woof down his masterpiece.
Instead, the chocolate will experience a meltdown of sorts when after the holiday it will be warmed back to its liquid form and stored in preparation of Froke’s Mother’s Day display.
Just because you can’t eat it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a peek. Just be careful not to drool on the display this Sunday when you're scarfing down the hotel's brunch.
SOMETHING TO MUNCH ON: Add some Asian flavor to your Easter brunch this Sunday. The Setai, grande dame of all things Asian, is cooking up a feast for the family with chefs from Thairland, China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Singapore—basically the whole continent of Asia.
Forget the ham and eggs—although they have that if you want it—you can feast on an oyster bar, crab, shrimp and a raw bar. There’s also pizza and flatbreads (although we aren’t sure what that has to do with Asia though).
Singer Nicole Henry will croon tunes in the background as you move on to the dessert table, full of treats even the big bunny himself would envy.
EASTER ISLAND: Jungle Island transforms into an egg-citing place with its Easter Eggstravaganza Friday through Sunday. Will you find one of the 60,000 eggs hidden or just fill up on the brunch feast? Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, who’ll be hoping around with the lemurs, kangaroos and parrots at this Island paradise.
FUN BUNNY: How could you not want to attend something called Bunnypalooza? The Miami Seaquarium’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday extravaganza features 5-acres of bounce houses, inflatable rides, a giant fun slide and face painting in addition to its all-day egg hunts. Look for the bunny of the hour to make an appearance daily at 11 a.m on a fire truck, nonetheless.
SCRAMBLED EGGS, PLEASE: Sunny Isles Town Center Park transforms into a spring fling with its Egg Scramble on Saturday. After you search for the golden egg hidden under a bonanza of beach balls, make some time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for rides, games, music and more at the park.
HOP OVER TO BALEEN: Easter brunch is an age-old tradition filled with ham and enough hard-boiled eggs to keep you full until next Easter. Give brunch a gourmet twist this Sunday at Baleen. There’s even an Easter egg hunt to keep the kiddies occupied while you pile another plate high. And the complimentary champagne and mimosas will help you keep your cool while the kids work off that sugar high.