Sunday Brunch

Lake Eola

Take a walk around Lake Eola and feed the swans

If you’re visiting and staying at a resort like the recently revamped Peabody Orlando, take a break from the theme parks to check out part of the local culture. Here are three things that an Orlando native enjoys to do downtown on a Sunday afternoon!

Hue in Orlando

Hue in Orlando

1. First, have brunch at Hue. I’ve been a fan of this restaurant for quite some time. And it’s not just because they have an awesome Bloody Mary bar. It’s a great place to people watch and I’ve always had fantastic service. The brunch menu has a great variety of options ranging from traditional sandwiches (my favorite is the Turkey Brie and Brandy Poached Pear Croissant) to fun breakfast items like the three different scramble platters (go for number 2: ham, spinach and cheddar with the sweet potato mash). But I think my favorite brunch pairing with the Bloody Mary Bar is the Steak and Eggs: Petite Filets, Scrambled Eggs and Tater Tots.

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Cioppino at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Cioppino at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Sunday morning. The weekend is almost over, but the best part has arrived. Time to gorge and indulge in the world’s premium delicacies, recap the weekends’ events, and get tipsy yet again! These amazing, over-the-top Miami brunches will leave you speechless by the presentation, stunned by the sheer variety, and a good two pounds heavier by caloric intake.

Cioppino at The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne (455 Grand Bay Drive): A serene backdrop of palm fringed turquoise waters; endless rounds of Prosecco and Bloody Marys; fresh Florida stone crabs; a full raw bar; global food stations representing everywhere from China to Mexico — this is heaven on Earth. And once you’re at the point of explosion, you stumble across an entire dessert room — yes, an entire  room — with 32 different sweets to end your feast!  This is a perfect starting point for exploring beautiful Key Biscayne and a highlight of any trip to Florida.

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