It’s Friday, and I have another great South Florida venue to share with you! It’s The Diplomat Beach Resort located in Hollywood, Florida. I had the pleasure of a Saturday Brunch at The Diplomat, thanks to a collaboration between Fort Lauderdale Bloggers and The Diplomat Beach Resort. And I gotta say, it was AWE-SOME!
When I arrived I was greeted by fellow South Florida bloggers and the Diplomat’s Marketing Manager, Melinda and Marketing & Events Coordinator, Christina.
As we waited for the other bloggers to arrive, I could not help but notice their new, sexy Hotel Bar. The Hotel Bar is an indoor-outdoor bar highlighting classic cocktails from historic hotel bars around the world and famous local bartenders in the South Florida region. Paying homage to the cocktails made famous in global hotels, the menu features drinks including the Singapore Sling (The Raffles Hotel), the Nacional Cocktail (The Hotel Nacional) and the Vieux Carre (The Hotel Monteleone).
In addition to a list of classic sections like the Manhattan and the Dark & Stormy, the bar celebrates cocktails from recognized bartenders in the surrounding area, including the Papa Doble from Julio Cabrera featuring light rum, luxardo maraschino liqueur, fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice and lime juice, and the Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned from Elad Zvi made with Bourbon, toasted marshmallow syrup, dash of orange bitters, Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters and garnished with mini toasted marshmallows and orange oil.
Speaking of sexy, feast your eyes on these mouth-watering cocktails from The Hotel Bar:
The Singapore Sling
Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned
Our first stop was at The Diplomat Resort’s Point Royal Restaurant for an appetizing brunch. For my first round of food, I stopped by the omelette station and also filled my plate with lots of goodies.
After a wonderful brunch at Point Royal, we crossed this beautiful bridge: Once over the bridge, we arrived at…
Fooling around with the Fort Lauderdale Bloggers
After touring the restaurants, we got a sneak peek into the deluxe rooms with magnificent views of the beach and surrounding areas.
Loved this sign as you get off the elevator
The bedroom areaThe view
It was a windy day…Can you tell?!
I could not think of a better way than to end a perfect day than with champagne.
The Diplomat Beach Resort was very impressive. Whether you are looking for a new dining experience -from casual to fine dining, Saturday / Sunday brunch, craft cocktails, a relaxing day at the beach, or a staycation, these are all options at The Diplomat Beach Resort. And just in case you were wondering, if you dine at one of their restaurants, they offer 4-hour complimentary valet.
Please drop me a comment below if you’ve been to the Diplomat Beach Resort, or if you plan to visit soon!
Cheers to a wonderful weekend!