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Since most of us are sheltering at home these days, Easter gatherings will tend to be on the smallish side. Many will be cooking Easter brunch or dinner at home, but a few restaurants are working to prepare curbside/take-home meals for your Easter Sunday. Here are some delectable options.
At Scott Evans’ Pago restaurant, Easter Dinner To-Go will be three-course heat & serve meals priced at $30 per person (minimum of 2 people). Each meal will include crab cake, artisan cheese, choice of entree: braised lamb shank or ½ roasted chicken, potato gratin, minted asparagus and peas.
From noon to 6 p.m. on Easter Sunday, Franck’s will offer a four-course take-home curbside dinner beginning with a baby iceberg wedge, honey-roasted pork belly, avocado-lime dressing, pineapple “ceviche,” smoked hazelnut, chipotle. 2nd course is butter basted Nordic salmon, local hiratatke mushroom risotto, dill beurre blanc, spring pea “tartar,” and pea tendrils. For the main course there is root beer-glazed Wagyu beef cheek, Wagyu fat grilled cabbage, marinated globe grapes, vanilla bean Burgundy sauce, Wagyu pastrami & fennel salad, and Robuchon-style pommes puree. Dessert is carrot cake, chocolate wood grain, goat cheese frosting and berries. The cost for Franck’s Easter Curbside Dinner is $100 for 2 people or $200 for four, tax and gratuity not included.
At Tupelo in Park City, Chef Matt Harris is serving up family suppers such as sous vide rosemary-garlic lamb sirloin for two with 3 sides ($80) and maple rye-glazed ham for two with 3 sides ($60). Scrumptious side dishes include buttermilk biscuits, spring peas & carrots, braised farm greens, mashed potatoes or mac & cheese. You can also order Tupelo’s homemade Bloody Mary mix to take home (you add the booze).
Also in Park City, Hearth and Hill will prepare Easter Brunch for curbside pickup. Family brunch – priced at $125 and serves a family of 6 – can be pre-ordered by calling 435-200-8840. It includes shrimp and crab claw seafood cocktail; tomato & cucumber salad with feta; 10 biscuits with honey butter; 12 bite-size spinach & feta quiches; 2 lbs. prime rib with horseradish cream sauce; salmon with chimichurri; and homemade chocolate cupcakes. Add on an optional cinnamon roll tin for an additional $18 (serves 6).
In Ogden, Hearth on 25th will have your Easter brunch to-go ready for pickup on Saturday night, priced at two brunch servings for $30. Reheatable main dishes in oven-safe pans include baked French toast with sweet cream cheese, dried fruit and Vermont maple balsamic reduction, or loaded savory frittata: eggs, cheese, potatoes, bacon and chives. Each brunch comes with a choice of 2 sides or salads: fruits & berries; cheese & nuts; citrus and blue cheese salad with leafy greens, snap pea powder, candied pecans, lemongrass yogurt and herb vinaigrette; berry & goat cheese salad with greens, pistachios, kiwi yogurt and herb vinaigrette; or smoked salmon with rye bread, radish, fennel, slaw, and horseradish creme fraiche.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering three-course, family-style Easter Sunday At Home menus priced at $120 for four and $180 for six people. Each family meal includes one entree, a salad, two sides and dessert, served family-style. Salad options are Fleming’s salad or Caesar salad. Entrees include filet mignon, Angus beef ribeye, lobster tails, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, and double breast of chicken (prices vary). Side dish choices are Fleming’s potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, chipotle cheddar mac & cheese, and crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon. For dessert, there is chocolate gooey butter cake or New York cheesecake. And, you can upgrade your meal with a bottle of wine to-go.
Tuscany will offer Easter Brunch at Home via curbside pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch to feed 4 is $100 and includes egg, potato and cheese casserole; thick-sliced applewood smoked bacon; glazed ham; mixed fruit; and fresh house-made pastries. Add-on items for four people priced at $40 each include roasted herb and garlic pork loin; wood oven-roasted lasagna; Tuscan pulled pork meatloaf; and roasted salmon with white wine butter sauce. Call 801-277-9919 to place your Easter brunch order with Tuscany.
Hub & Spoke Diner will offer heat & serve Easter Dinner to-go family meals priced at $18 per person. Each family meal includes sliced ham, pineapple mustard glaze, scalloped potatoes, honey-glazed peas and carrots, and dinner rolls. Pick up your heat & serve meals on Saturday between noon and 3 p.m.
Please continue to support our local restaurants during this difficult time. Stay strong. Stay safe. Happy Easter!
Culinary quote of the week:
“Easter combines the best of the present with the traditions of the past – like Cadbury cream eggs with hunting and gathering.” — Melanie White
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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.