By Marguerite Gil

Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch while surrounded by lush exotic plants and trees in a tranquil, manicured Zen inspired garden?


DSC00783The 7th Annual Les Dames’ Brunch took place in Miami Beach’s Botanical Garden recently. Attending guests raved about the variety of dishes available, the all-you-can-enjoy adult beverages, the sublime live music in a serene atmosphere and the raffle prizes. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Diversity” and the assortment of culinary creations from surrounding local restaurants was memorable. On hand, cooking demos given by Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami Chapter, student’s omelet and crepes stations from Mast Academy and the Miami Culinary Institute, restaurant signature dishes and greens from the garden as well as wine and smoothie stations. Also available, artisan sauces, jams and delightful desserts.

Raffle prizes were given to ticket holders every fifteen minutes while musical tunes filled the background with tropical notes. Prizes included Spa treatments, restaurant certificates, gift baskets, show tickets, wines, liquors and chocolates.


All net proceeds of the event benefited Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami’s, not-for-profit, educational and scholarship programs.