Is there a grander way to spend a Sunday morning than with sumptuous buffets or menus that feed our love for sweet and savory indulgences? We don’t know of any, but we do know a number of local restaurants that tantalize Sunday appetites with house-exclusive offerings.
Café Lurcat’s brunch allows guests to customize Bloody Marys and choose from such delectable courses as smoked brisket hash, heirloom tomato frittata, and those luscious little cinnamon doughnuts served warm. Brunch is also served on Saturdays. Entrees: $8-$18.
At Bleu Provence with à la carte selections such as country pork paté terrine with foie gras, buckwheat crêpes with salmon, steak frites, and raw blend juice cocktails such as a carrot, cucumber, and ginger tonic. Entrees: $11-$31.
A duet spills smooth jazz into the Tarpon Bay dining room. Choose from the buffet and à la carte dishes. Guests start with the ceviche and seafood buffet; they then select one entrée from more than a dozen choices. $48, adults; $24, ages 5-12.
The soloist provides a backbeat on a number of different instruments at M Waterfront Grille, where the à la carte menu includes signature dishes such as crab and shrimp spring rolls, chef’s omelet du jour, and steak and eggs. Entrees: $15-$25.
At Baleen, the waterfront restaurant at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort, perhaps the tastiest part of the experience is the view of talcum sands and sparkling gulf waters. Priced à la carte, the menu offers choices for a three-course meal. $34, including Champagne.
Le Lafayette runs its brunch buffet through Father’s Day. Unique and new this year is a make-your-own crêpes and galettes station. $50; $60-$70 holidays.
Croissants, crêpes, benedicts, and quiche populate the à la carte offerings at La Bazenne. Try the sea scallop benedict. Entrees: $9-$15.