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Recap: Brunch In Paradise At Paradise Farms Miami

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Brunch table
(Photo Credit: Paradise Farms)

There is a much more to the Brunch in Paradise series than just a delicious meal. Hosted at the beautiful Paradise Farms in Homestead, guests are greeted upon arrival by owner Gabriele Marewski and treated to refreshments and light snacks. Once everyone is checked in, they are escorted on a leisurely tour guided by Marewski where they can explore the lush, tropical farm and taste the items grown there for themselves. On our trip, we tried an array of edible flowers, spinach on the vine, and micro greens.

Paradise Farm owner Gabriele Marewski conducting the tour.

Paradise Farm owner Gabriele Marewski conducting the tour. (Photo Credit: Olee Fowler)

After touring the farm, guests head over to the rotunda where brunch is served. The farm-to-table meal is prepared by Chef Julie Frans from Essensia Restaurant at the Palms Hotel & Spa. The brunch is served family style using items found in the farm along with products from neighboring vendors such as Hani’s Mediterranean Organics, Teena’s Pride and Schnebly Redland’s Winery. The menu changes depending on availability but we enjoyed yogurt parfaits, kale salad, heirloom tomatoes, polenta triangles with oyster mushrooms, a roasted vegetable frittata and mamay pudding during our visit.

Heirloom tomato dish

Heirloom tomato dish (Photo Credit: Olee Fowler)

Three more brunches are left in the 2012-2013 season including St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day meals.  Each brunch is priced at $53 for adults, $15 for children under 12, and free for children under 2.

Make sure to make your reservations early, this is definitely a day in paradise you won’t want to miss.

WHEN: Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m.; Sunday, March 31 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

 

 

WHERE:
Paradise Farms
19801 SW 320th Street
Homestead, FL 33030
Ph. 305-248-4181

TICKETS: Reservations required. Tickets are $53 for adults, $15 for children under 12, and free for children under 2. Purchase tickets here.

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