Monday, August 24, 2009

Yesterday I woke up with a smile on my face, and it had nothing to do with being excited about some new piece of clothing in my closet waiting for me to wear it. (although I DID wear a new dress!)

Instead, it was the knowledge that in a few short hours I would be rushing up an elevator to a delicious and champagne-filled experience in the sky.

We were meeting excellent friends of ours at Hyatt Pier 66,
Finally, the stars had aligned. I'd seen photos, I'd heard tales. I'd imagined, I'd LUSTED. This lust began last year, upon spottingsaid photos, upon hearing Veuve Clicquot flowed endlessly. Trust me, I've been patient. It's been tough.
OK so yeah, we arrive, we valet the car, we make our way to the elevator, we go up, we exit, I beam. It looked exactly like the photos. The brunch spread was glorious. And there were
beautiful orange-label bottles everywhere. And that says nothing of the
view at the top of the tower
that is Pier 66. I've been there for a wedding reception. It's all glass and it revolves. It's GOT to be the best view in Ft. Lauderdale.
We're greeted instantly, by an extremely pleasant guy with a nice accent, asked immediately if we'd like a glass of champagne, the answer's yes. ICE cold bubbly in hand we move magnetically to a window to stare out upon a gorgeous South Florida day.

Seriously, picture
the perfect surroundings, every detail is right on, top notch, elegant, yet modern. Down to the silverware, the glasses, the petite plates and dishes. When you arrive at your table an understated menu is tucked into the napkin at your place setting. Read it, you'll salivate. Then, check it out in real life! As you make your way to the center of the room you'll find yourself marveling over the perfect and creative presentation of
some insanely good culinary delights. DIG THE HELL IN! Remember, I'm a pescatarian. So the delights I indulged in were either vegetarian or seafood, and trust me, I wanted for nothing.

The offerings were delectable and their presentations were so charming I shook my head in disbelief. I'm not exaggerating.

Those with me enjoyed everything else. My champagne glass never came close to being empty. Fresh squeezed OJ mimosas are also available, as are Grey Goose bloody mary's. Only the finest. Perhaps next time. There WILL be a next time.

We definitely over did it a little. But I loved the small plate sizes, they kept you in check, I coined the experience "tapas brunch". The location is definitely what draws you in, but it's the food & the service that make you fall in love. Please. ASAP. Treat yourself to brunch
@hyattpier66 -yes, that's their twitter name. (I highly suggest reservations: Tel:
+1 954 525 6666 )


  1. oh wow that looks yummy!

  2. put it this way, i indulged, nonstop from 12:30pm to 4pm. could NOT get enough. :-) deeeeeelicious.

  3. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Your blog has been shared with some out-of-towners in search of a great restaurant experience.

  4. that delights me, this place deserves to be shared with all. hope everyone has just as great of an experience as i did. and will again! cheers!


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