If you could eat the finest brunch on the west coast of Florida in the best waterside location, why wouldn’t you? It’s a question you don’t have to answer. Just mark your calendar for December 1. That’s the Sunday morning that Chef Pedro Flores officially inaugurates the second annual seasonal Table Creekside Brunch. This year there are more offerings than ever to enjoy inside, on the porch or on the deck that hovers over the shore of the historic and idyllic Phillippi Creek in Sarasota.
Besides tempting chef creations such as Stuffed French Toast Panini or Quinoa Pancakes and the specialized Egg Benedict Bar that offers six different variations on a classic dish, Chef Pedro is introducing an Intercontinental Buffet for $22.95. This delightful buffet highlights a delicious array of assorted topical fruits, bagels, pastry, croissants, flavored cream cheeses, cured salmon, capers, vegetable mignonette, black forest ham, roasted asparagus, Manchego cheese tomato salad, and roasted vegetable quinoa tabbouleh. Add two organic eggs any style over potato hash for an additional $7.95. This is truly a culinary journey through Europe and South America with the best brunch items personally selected and expertly prepared by Chef Pedro.
If Eggs Benedict is the dish you associate with a quintessential brunch, branch out this year and try the Short Rib version which features peppercorn hollandaise and Nueske’s potato hash. The French Rivera Egg Benedict is artfully composed of duck confit, poached egg, thyme hollandaise and crispy potato hash. And the hearty Alamo pairs barbeque pulled pork with the perfectly poached egg and braised baby kale. Average price for the six Benedict dishes ranges from $12.95 to $18.95.
Chef Pedro’s Creations is a testament to his versatility and his passion for cuisine. His nine innovative brunch stars include a Barcelona open-faced Panini made with Serrano ham and Spanish chorizo, goat cheese spread, fried egg and more. It’s a full meal sandwich. Another is Havana Joe’s which is a New York Strip steak paired with organic fried egg, Caribbean slaw and sweet plantain lasagna.
On the lighter side or for vegetarians, there’s the Garden Vegetable Omelet made with egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, onion, Mexican farmer’s cheese and sliced avocado. The open-faced Power Omelet combines egg whites, grilled chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, feta and arugula. There are enough imaginative Chef Creations, omelets, Benedict Bar selections, and Intercontinental Buffet selections so that you could come to The Table Creekside Brunch every Sunday all season and never eat the same thing twice.
Unlimited mimosas (traditional or mango, pear or grapefruit) for just $15. Juice bar too with traditional assortments plus new refreshers such as Tropical Breeze or The Hulk, which is made with spinach, celery, cucumber and fresh ginger. All juices are fresh squeezed.
Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Brunch prices and selections do not apply on holidays. Reservations suggested.
The Table Creekside & Lounge is part of the family of Creekside Village attractions that include the Phillippi Creek Restaurant & Bar and the Creekside Trader Gift Shop. Creekside Village is located at 5365 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 921-9465. And do explore the Web site at