Here's a new reason to trek up to Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend: bottomless brunch at Terra Mare.
Saturdays and Sundays, the oceanfront Italian restaurant with sweeping views of the Atlantic, rolls out an Instagram-worthy bloody mary and mimosa bar ($19 to $24). Dress up your cocktail with myriad mixers and toppings, from fresh-pressed mango and lychee juice to berries, blue cheese-stuffed olives, pickled okra, and bacon.
In addition, executive chef Michael Chavez offers nearly two dozen brunch-inspired plates. The menu, divided into three categories — eggs and
Standouts include ropa vieja empanadas, which come stuffed with braised short rib, pico de gallo, and jalapeño, alongside fried eggs ($19); lobster hash drizzled with sea urchin hollandaise and tarragon ($32); avocado toast on a slice of wheat bread with heirloom tomatoes and chipotle crema ($13); and Korean fried chicken and scallion waffles with a sunny-side-up egg ($23).
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Other items include a spicy peach toast garnished with goat cheese, peach jam, and jalapeño on multigrain bread ($12); a Cuban sandwich packed with roast pork, ham, salami, house pickles, and mustard ($16); and a mushroom or spinach omelet ($15 to $16). Sides include grapefruit brûlée ($7), chocolate croissants ($5), and homemade granola with fruit ($15).
Top off your meal with something sweet, such as lemon poppyseed pancakes, Belgian waffles, or French toast piled with whipped mascarpone and berries ($15 to $16).
Terra Mare. 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-5160; terramarefl.com. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.