These six restaurants are serving up a special holiday menu for you and your family to enjoy this Easter Sunday. By Carly Petrone.
Make your Easter brunch reservation at Ai Fiori inside the beautiful Langham Place -- from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you can enjoy a 3-course meal for $75 per person. Nosh on Zuppa di Piselli (chilled pea soup, whipped ricotta, crushed English peas, mint), Insalata di Astice (Nova Scotia lobster terrine, prosciutto, celery root, black truffle) and Capesante (pan-seared sea scallops, smoked eggplant, Castelvetrano olives, radishes). And don't forget the Easter pastry basket! Impress your guests by pre-ordering pastry chef Alina Martell's beautifully-decorated Easter Eggs to enjoy after you feast. The Golden Easter Egg ($37) is a large, dark chocolate egg filled with mini caramel milk and dark chocolate eggs packaged in clear boxes with tissue and ribbon. The Easter Egg Nest ($28) has three dark chocolate eggs in a dark chocolate and milk chocolate nest with mini caramel dark chocolate eggs packaged in a box with cellophane and ribbon. Chocolate egg orders must be placed by Tuesday, March 22nd and be picked up between March 24 and March 26.
Chef John Fraser is whipping up a three-course prix fixe brunch for $58 at Dovetail this Easter. Enjoy signature canapes for the table and luxe entrée options like the Lobster Omelette with fennel and tarragon, Crab Benedict with Swiss chard, radish, and creole hollandaise, and the Lamb Shank Lasagna with spinach, feta and lemon thyme. Brunch services goes from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Their "Sundae Suppa" prix fixe menu will also be available starting at 5 p.m., so you can look forward to delicious dishes like Pig Ravioli, Baby Beets with lentils, pistachios, and rose water cream, as well as your choice of sundae. The "Cha-Cha Chai" comes with Chai tea ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake and candied orange, while their caramel corn is made with popcorn cheesecake ice cream, cranberry jam and whipped cream. But we have to say, the "Dough Boy" with chocolate chip ice cream, cookie dough and cocoa whipped cream is perfect for the chocoholic in your life. Add on a wine pairing for an additional $40 and enjoy this Easter Sunday.
If you're looking to enjoy some legendary recipes this Easter holiday, then head over to Patsy's Italian Restaurant. They're busy serving dishes that have been passed down for decades. Stand-out dishes include the Angello di Pasqua – a succulent rack of baby lamb – as well as the Pizza Rustica – a baked pie with provolone, Parmesan, ricotta, salami, soppressata and dry sausage. Skip the chocolate Easter eggs you stashed at home and satisfy your sweet tooth with their Pastiera, a mouth watering cheesecake made with grana. They also have a more traditional menu, with customer favorites like eggplant parmigiana, veal chop siciliano and spaghetti and meatballs. In addition, Patsy's will also be offering their line of pasta and olive oil to-go in specially-crafted Easter baskets. Brunch is $69/person.
Want to take a trip down under this Easter Sunday? Make a reservation at Burke & Wills Australian Bistro and enjoy traditional their exceptional brunch, along with hot cross buns from Balthazar Bakery served toasted with butter and jam. Try out an Australian specialty, like the "Swagman's Breakfast" - two eggs, hanger steak, pork belly, roasted mushrooms and potatoes or the "Kangaroo Pie Floater" over mashed pea and bacon soup. Pair your holiday meal with a trip to the bespoke Bloody Mary bar and select your rim, alcohol, mix and skewer item (we like the deluxe, which includes the works plus shrimp and bacon). But if you really want to be an Aussie, try out a "Proper Pimms," made with Pimms No. 1, Fever Tree Ginger Ale, 7-Up, cucumber and mint.
Get your family and friends together for a celebratory feast at The Leopard at des Artistes. Chef Michele Brogioni has created an incredible assortment of both traditional and contemporary Piatti di Pasqua (Easter dishes). This special menu includes a brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. as well as all-day items from 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. If you're in the mood for brunch, the dried fig and ricotta pancakes with wild berry sauce is a great option, while the Frittatina Filante with artichokes and Pecorino is sure to keep you full throughout the day. Start out your meal with a Casatiello Napoletano for the table -- a rustic Easter salami bread that will be served on the all-day menu. Other highlights include Rabbit and Mozzarella Tortelloni with 24 months-Parmigiano fondue and Marzolino truffle as well as Green Pea and Basil soup with poached eggs and fresh rictotta. Finally, finish off your meal with traditional Easter Pastiera Napoletana with vanilla sauce. You certainly won't go home hungry!
Stop into The Vine at The Eventi Hotel for an Easter buffet not to be missed. Chef Laurent Tourondel will offering items such as Potato Stuffed Deviled Eggs with espelette, Farro Salad with greens, broccoli, cranberries, walnuts, and walnut-lemon dressing, as well as Cotechino Hash and Poached Eggs with sauteed kale and hollandaise. There will also be a Smoked Salmon station, a traditional carving station, as well as fun dessert options like Chocolate Eggs, Italian Easter Egg Bread, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Mouse with glacage, feuilletine, and gold leaf. And if the weather is nice enough outside, you can dine al fresco at their outdoor dining space.
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