I’ve often wondered how bunny rabbits and colored boiled eggs came to be part of the Christian Easter tradition. Beats me. Seems like a stretch. Maybe the United Egg Producers or the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association were behind it.
At any rate, nowadays we celebrate Easter with bunnies, eggs, Easter baskets and bonnets and, increasingly, the opportunity to get out of the kitchen. More and more restaurants are open and serving special meals on Easter Sunday. Here are some to consider for your upcoming Easter Sunday. As always, reservations are highly recommended.
Scott Evans’ Finca restaurant will feature an Easter Brunch buffet on Sunday, April 1st, from 11 AM to 2:30 PM. The buffet menu is an extensive one that includes artisan cheeses, Clifford Farm scrambled eggs, patatas bravas, ratatouille, roasted lamb, paella, house-made desserts, and much more. The cost is $39/adults; $19 kids 12 and under; free for 4 and under.
Cafe Trio in Cottonwood will serve up an Easter brunch buffet from 9:30 AM to 3 PM priced as follows: $32.95/adults; kids 7-12/$15.99; and children under 6 free. The downtown Cafe Trio will serve their regular Sunday brunch from 9:30 AM to 3 PM with some additional Easter specials. And then, up at the Park City Trio Cafe, their Easter Brunch runs from 9 AM to 3 PM and the cost is adults/$34.95; children 7-12/$16.99; and kids 6 and under eat free.
Oasis Cafe is always a serene, inviting venue for brunch and that will be the case on Easter Sunday. The Easter brunch menu ($35/adults; $18 children 3 to 13; free for children under 3) includes a bevy of items ranging from chicken enchiladas, Mediterranean pasta salad, and a prime rib carving station, to crab cakes with mango salsa, maple/mustard-glazed salmon, cheese blintzes and more.
Easter Brunch at Tuscany restaurant runs from 10 AM to 2:30 PM and includes an omelet bar, waffle station, seafood bar, and items like honey-glazed ham, prime rib, eggs Benedict, house-made pastries and more. It’s $50 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under.
At Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar on Easter, guests will enjoy a special, prix fixe brunch menu starting at $47 per person. The menu begins with your choice of Lobster Bisque, Modern Caesar or Housemade Burrata Salad followed by an entrée selection that includes Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast or Ora King Salmon Cobb Salad. All entrées are accompanied by Lyonnaise potatoes with caramelized onions as well as pan-seared asparagus with blistered grape tomatoes. To end the afternoon on a sweet note, guests can indulge in a choice of New York Cheesecake, Crème Brulee or Fresh Berries and Chantilly Cream.
In Ogden, Harley & Buck’s Easter brunch looks mighty extravagant, with a far-ranging menu that includes items like BBQ ribs, fried chicken, shrimp cocktail, crab legs, biscuits & gravy, eggs Benedict, an omelet station, a carving station with smoked prime rib and honey-glazed ham, plus a lot more. The price is $34/adults; $14 kids 5-12; and kids under 4 eat free.
Easter Brunch at Cafe Niche will feature a la carte, farm fresh dishes from chef Andy Morrison, including biscuits & gravy with cheddar-jalapeño biscuits, a wild mushroom scramble, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, mimosas and Bloody Marys.
A scenic drive up Millcreek Canyon on Easter Sunday would be a good choice, as would the four-course plated luncheon at Log Haven. The luncheon goes from 1 to 5:30 PM and will feature items such as sweet potato soup, Bloomsdale spinach salad, Utah trout almondine, rosemary-pressed chicken breast, grilled New York steak, roast leg of lamb, and more. $49.95 adults; $26.95 and under.
The a la carte Easter Brunch menu at Hearth on 25th in Ogden includes an eclectic arrays of choices that include charcuterie, steak tartare, burrata, truffle fries, lamb agrodolce, Scotch eggs Benedict, saffron salmon, steak au poivre, desserts and more. Seating is from 10 AM to 1 PM and reservations are required.
Wherever you choose to spend your Easter Sunday, we hope it’s a happy and delicious one!
Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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