Council Oak, other Easter plans
▪ Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will feature unlimited Taittinger Brut La Francaise with upgraded menu items for Easter Brunch, with seatings at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $89. Call 954-327-7501 or go to opentable.com.
▪ Mardi Gras’ Easter Buffet runs from noon to 9 p.m. and is $35. The menu: assorted salads, cheeses, hoisin glazed salmon, basil chicken, potatoes, pasta station, carving board prime rib, ham and desserts
▪ NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will host a Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery pairing dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The dinner courses and wine pairings: Halibut Crudo (paired with Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, Calif., 2015); Long Island Moullard (paired with Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Calif., 2014); and Filet Mignon (paired with Ferrari-Carano Siena, Sonoma County, Calif., 2014). Dessert is a white chocolate sponge cake, paired with Ferrari-Carano Trésor, Sonoma County, Calif., 2012. Tickets are $250 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Call 954-585-5379.
▪ Raul Acosta, known as “El Presidente del Merengue,” leads the band Oro Solido in a free concert at 9 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino. Food trucks will be on the property from 5-10 p.m.
▪ Miccosukee Resort & Gaming gives away a new Infinity Friday night. Those who prefer cash can take $25,000.
▪ Main Street, a classic rock cover band, plays for free at 9 p.m. Friday at Casino Miami. The band’s playlist includes music from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple and Journey.
▪ With most schools on spring break this week, it’s time to remind folks that Fridays are Teachers’ Days at Calder Casino. Patrons with valid school ID receive $10 in free slot play with 20 points earned that day to qualify.
▪ Gulfstream Park has an Easter festival for children from 6-9 p.m. Friday. The Easter Bunny, face painting, a DJ and face painting will be at Champions Plaza.
▪ Hialeah Park is giving away free slot play on Thursdays in April. Pink Card players who accrue one slot point gets $5 in free play. It’s $10 for Silver card members and $20 for Black cards.
▪ The Casino @ Dania Beach has a new schedule for its Instant Win promotion. Giveaways are now hourly from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and hourly from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free play raffles are every two hours from 1-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday.
▪ The Isle Casino in Pompano Beach marks its 10th year with … we don’t know. A mysterious box will be opened at 11 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. Five patrons will be picked every every 30 minutes from noon – 10:30 p.m. for a chance to win $10,000 free play. And at 11 p.m. 10 people will be winners when the box is unlocked.