Great places for Easter Brunch across the country
If there’s one thing that your friendly Travel Experts like as much as traveling, it would have to be food! Since many of us will be traveling for the upcoming Easter holiday, we thought we would share some of our favorite brunch spots in cities around the country. Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich runs a casual, friendly spot in a converted warehouse in Pittsburgh. Her reasonably priced Easter brunch, with table service offers plenty for everyone. A variety of appetizers are served family style and include arancini with peas and prosciutto, artichoke and roasted red pepper frittata, an array of salads and more. Choose from about a dozen entrees including a pasta tasting trio, lamb, fish, beef and even stuffed cabbage! There are also a few items without meat such as manicotti. For dessert, if you have room, some of the family-style choices are carrot cake, ricotta cheesecake and fruit jam crostata. I was lucky enough to enjoy Easter brunch there in the past and the food was delicious, service was excellent and friendly and there were people of all ages having a wonderful time. The cost for this year’s brunch is $40 per person ($16 for kids) and you’ll leave the restaurant happily stuffed! For further info, click here. Bridget Foy’s on South Street in Philadelphia will be serving their annual Easter brunch with a wide variety of choices including: Red Velvet Donuts, Ginger Carrot Soup, Ham and Cheese Omelet (with Vermont Cheddar and Rosemary Mushrooms), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Strawberry Skillet French Toast, Easter Ham with Scalloped Potatoes and a delicious and beautiful Easter Cake. Check out their website for additional details: http://www.bridgetfoys.com/ World famous Tavern on the Green is serving Easter brunch all weekend. The prix fixe menu includes appetizers like smoked salmon, cream of asparagus soup with black truffle oil and roasted Portobello mushroom flatbread. Select from several entrees such as Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict, Tavern French Toast, Organic Scottish Salmon and more. Dessert offerings include passionfruit merengue tart and bittersweet chocolate mousse. Further details can be found here: http://www.tavernonthegreen.com/news_item/easter-at-tavern-on-the-green/ Should you find yourself on South Beach in Miami, head over to The Social Club at the Surfcomber Kimpton Hotel and order from their brunch menu which has modern takes on brunch favorites like toasted cinnamon roll waffles, pineapple upside down French toast, chicken and waffle sliders along with eggs, salads, sandwiches and more. Plus, for an additional charge, you can wash it all down with bottomless mimosas in flavors like white peach and watermelon mango. Surf over to http://www.socialclubatsurfcomber.com/menus/food-drink.htm for details. Heading to the Windy City? If so, check out Bin 36 in the West Loop area. Their Easter brunch buffet will feature and omelet station, eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, salads, breakfast meats, homemade desserts and plenty more. And, for fun, try a mimosa or Bloody Mary flight! For the kids, juice and milk flights are available! For additional information head to http://www.bin36.com/easter-brunch/ If Los Angeles is your destination, CBC at the Malibu Beach In on Pacific Coast Highway offers a prix fixe Easter Brunch with a wine pairing for each course. Appetizers include tuna tartare, baked eggplant or a farmer’s salad, each paired with a wine that will enhance your choice. For your main course choose flat iron steak, wild king salmon, churro French toast and more, again paired with an appropriate wine. Finally, the dessert course will feature a choice of ricotta fritters, Tuscan torte or a chocolate sundae accompanied by either limoncello or tawny port. The full menu can be found here https://www.malibubeachinn.com/dining. Last but not least, we can’t forget our own home town of Lambertville New Jersey! The lovely Lambertville Station will offer an a la carte brunch featuring eggs, omelets, sandwiches and salads served canal side in the restored railroad station. Learn more here: http://www.lambertvillestation.com/dining. In fact, if you haven’t made plans, you can also book a room in the lovely, riverside Inn. Alternately, in Ringoes, not far from our retail store you can stop by the Harvest Moon Inn for brunch or dinner also served a la carte in a lovely restored building dating back to the early 1800s! Choose from brunch or dinner items such as eggs; savory crepes; raspberry fritters; grilled fish, pork and beef; roasted lamb; seafood, pasta and more. Save room for some decadent desserts as well. For additional details, visit https://www.harvestmooninn.info/easter. Whether your Easter travels take you near or far, your friends at Luggage Factory wish you and your family a happy holiday weekend!