This beach brunch menu combines lively colors and spicy flavors, evoking the feel of South Florida.
Honeydew Mimosas
Florida Spritzer
Spiced Boca Nuts
Farmhouse Benedict
Red Pepper Cornbread
Rosemary Hollandaise
Stone Crab Claws with Mustard Sauce
Tropical Fruit with Mango Cream
Mango Cream
Strawberry Streusel Muffins
Streusel Topping
Best Friends Iced Coffee Frappe
Celestial Sugar Cookies with Royal Frosting
Royal Frosting

May 17, 2005

This features Farmhouse Benedict, a twist on the traditional eggs Benedict. Zesty, bright Red Pepper Cornbread, topped with rosemary-scented hollandaise, replaces English muffins. With Key lime juice in the glaze, Strawberry Streusel Muffins are an instant hit. "They just jump straight into your mouth," says one reader.

But every guest's favorite turns out to be Stone Crab Claws with Mustard Sauce. Unless you purchase claws cracked, you have to use a wooden mallet and strike the shell at the knuckle to avoid crushing the succulent meat. One swift stroke cracks the claw to expose the precious meat. It's not an everyday indulgence, but, oh, so South Florida.