Upon arrival we had an introduction about Oystercatchers brunch from the talented Chef de Cuisine, Hector Pabon. Chef explained that he changes up the menu every week and during this visit, we experienced a Florida Cuba style brunch.
Finding ourselves among unlimited mimosa's & champagne (hooray for Chateau Ste. Michelle bubbles!). Seriously, our glasses did not go beyond half empty once.
A fully stocked Bloody Mary Bar with three different concoctions - traditional, clammato and extra spicy. Two different flavor rimmers and multiple options in the stuffed olive category. Oh - and BACON.
One of the tables favorite items on the menu was the spring rolls with every dipping sauce you could imagine. I have a weakness for spring rolls - I don't feel guilty eating them and these were delicious. Oystercatchers had two different sushi rolls available this day, tuna and California.
Ceviche, roasted mushrooms and chicken salad.
I was beyond impressed with the pasta station. Offering house-made pasta - everything from linguine to ravioli to gnocchi.
Let's take a visit over to the dessert bar. I went in with a full stomach and wide eyes. If you ever go to Oystercatches on your birthday - let them know. You may get a special treat!
If this isn't every kids dream, I am not sure what is. An ice cream sundae bar beyond my wildest imagination.
Chocolate mousse in a white chocolate bowl, made to look like a glowing candle.
Thank you Lauren for providing me with these shots.
Good lord, that was a lot of food and I didn't include half of my photos.
I will say one thing - Oystercatchers brunch is well worth the price, which varies if the Sunday falls on an event. On non-event Sundays, the price for brunch is $45 a person, including all you can eat/drink. Make sure you call ahead a few weeks for reservations as Oystercatchers books up far in advance. I am looking forward to my best friend Keri coming to Tampa next month because we are so going here! Also, since my bridesmaids are forcing a "let's say yes to the dress" day in Tampa sometime in the future, I may demand we start the day off with a fantastic brunch at Oystercatchers.