How to Have a Hoppy Easter

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Gather ‘Round
An elegant Easter dinner conjures up a few white-tablecloth fantasies. Senti is taking on all the responsibility for us, making their Easter Sunday dinner the perfect occasion to bring friends and family together – free from all the stress and mess of hosting ourselves. Stand-out entrée options include Porchetta Eggs Benedict, Braised Lamb Shank Served over Creamy Polenta, and Pan Seared Skate alla Senti served with White Bean Puree, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Grilled Broccolini with Lemon Caper Aioli.
 
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Home-Cooked
Every bunny knows that traditional Italian dishes and Easter Sunday go together like spaghetti and meatballs. That’s why we’re marking our calendars for Lidia’s special Easter Sunday prix fixe menu of family-style favorites prepared by Executive Chef Daniel Walker this April 1. The celebratory menu will include a three-course holiday brunch of fresh seasonal dishes, including Rainbow Trout with Salsa Verde, Lamb Chops “Scottadito,” and Salmon Fillet, as well as a decadent tasting trio of house-made pasta (for our inner carbaholics). A specially-crafted holiday children’s menu will also be available. Reservations are $45 per adult and $16 per child.
 
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Tradition with a Twist
Acorn Pittsburgh is mixing tradition with innovation this Easter Sunday. Chef Scott Walton has crafted a one-of-a-kind menu of timeless dishes, each with its own modern twist. The menu is broken down into four categories: Bread, Fruit & Grains, Before Noon, and Afternoon, each featuring festive favorites to make up the ultimate Easter feast, including homemade biscuits with sweet goat butter and pickled strawberry and fried chicken thighs with mashed celeriac, pickles, and black pepper milk gravy. Acorn has also crafted three specialty cocktails for the occasion; Daliha Rojo, a tropical treat, Nanna’s Sunday Tea, a springtime pick-me-up, and The Cisco Kid, a play on the classic Bloody Mary. Seatings will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at $18 for children 12 years or younger or $39 per person.
 
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Classic Comfort Food
fl.2 will be serving an a la carte style brunch on April 1 with special dishes created to celebrate the holiday. With the flare of Modern American cuisine in mind, Executive Chef Julio Peraza crafted a menu of irresistibly classic comfort foods. Among the most mouthwatering are Bananas Foster Sourdough Pancakes, Rosemary Crusted Steak and Eggs, and Alabama Style Fried Chicken. Of course, no brunch is complete without a mimosa, so fl.2 is offering their take – with grapefruit and tarragon.
 
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Here Comes Peter Cottontail
This Easter, The Commoner is bringing the bunny to brunch. Peter Cottontail will be hopping down the bunny trail this April 1 to make an appearance between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the perfect holiday photo opportunity for little ones as well as those of us who are still kids at heart. The star of the show, however, is Chef Wyatt Lash’s spring brunch menu, packed with hearty favorites like Easter Ham and Eggs, Crab Benedict, and Pierogi and Eggs. Lighter options such as Vegetables for Brunch, comprising of a rice crepe, broccoli, roasted red peppers, kale, egg whites, Romesco, and herb salad, will also be available. Head Bartender Alex Dando’s Bloody Mary Bar will feature spring-inspired garnishes as well as died hard-boiled eggs for a fun festive touch.