Lightkeepers, the casually elegant restaurant and bar housed at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami recently launched a revamped weekend brunch, inviting guests to enjoy the ultimate brunch experience while overlooking the Atlantic. Named as a homage to the lighthouse keepers who watched over Key Biscayne’s historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oceanfront eatery’s brunch offerings, served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3PM, include decadent coastal fare, bottomless bubbly and handcrafted cocktails.
The menu offers a variety of delectable dishes that feature the freshest seafood and land dishes from South Florida’s waters and local farms. Heartier Brunch Plates include The Keeper’s Wife served on local grilled artisan country levain with 63° poached egg, shaved asparagus, tomato jam, Hollandaise, crab and avocado ($22); Brioche French Toast with berry compote and cherry preserve butter ($19); Crispy Crab Cake with Florida citrus and Cajun aioli ($19); and Lobster Mac-N-Cheese with Winter Park dairy cheddar ($18). Lighter fare offerings include Salmon Salad, butter lettuce and baby red oak with bleu cheese crumbles, toasted pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, candied bacon and lemon vinaigrette ($22); LK Fitness, two eggs with steel cut oatmeal and seasonal local fruit ($18) and LK Omelet, a choice of: protein – ham, sausage or bacon; vegetables – mushrooms, tomato, peppers, onion and spinach; and cheese – cheddar, mozzarella or feta, served with white or wheat toast or an English muffin ($22). Dishes For the Table include Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Jumbo Asparagus, Garlic Oil and Herb Fries, Seasonal Berries, Smoked Bacon, Pork Sausage and Ham + Cheese Croquette.
A satisfying weekend brunch is incomplete without a stellar beverage lineup. On Saturday and Sunday, Lightkeeper’s offers the Bottomless Beverage + Bubbly Package, available with food purchase, which includes unlimited bubbly, brunch punch, sangria, Bloody Mary’s, draft beer and mimosas for $25 per person. Additional cocktails on offer include the Miami Godfather, a blend of Dewar’s White Label, Amaretto, hand-pressed citrus and mango puree ($15) and the Keypirinha, a tropical mix of Cachaca, hand-pressed pineapple and lime with house made egg foam ($15).
To ensure the safety and health of their clients and staff, Lightkeeper’s is abiding by CDC and local regulations as well as instituting numerous protocols of its own. This includes a mandatory mask policy for guests while on-property (removed while at the table only) and socially distanced seating.