Easter Brunch in Phoenix 2011

Easter brunch is an annual tradition for many families. Luckily, lots of great restaurants in the Phoenix area are offering tasty brunch options for those looking to enjoy Easter brunch without all the work. Here are some local restaurants offering Easter brunch options that the whole family will enjoy.

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Prado at Montelucia

On Sunday, April 24, Prado at the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale is offering a menu of traditional brunch favorites as well as a few inventive culinary treats for Easter. Prado Chef de Cuisine Peter DeRuvo’s Easter brunch menu includes Blueberry Pancakes, Challah French Toast, Prime Rib, Whole Roasted Salmon, a Bloody Mary Bar and a Six-Flavor Gelato Cart with Mini Cones and Assorted Toppings.

Pricing for the brunch is $79 for adults and $39 for children 10 and under.

For more information and to make reservations call 480.627.3004 or visit pradolife.com.

Palo Verde at The Boulders

Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa in Carefree is hosting an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 24, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Palo Verde Restaurant will serve a specialty a la carte menu that includes culinary delights from the Southwestern region in honor of the Easter Holiday. The Easter brunch menu includes blueberry pancakes with whipped cream, a three egg Tuscan omelet, an avocado grapefruit salad and more. Guests can also enjoy a tasty drink from the Bloody Mary Bar.

Menu prices vary and items are served a la carte.

For more information about the Easter Brunch at the Palo Verde Restaurant, or to make a reservation call the concierge at 480.488.4317 or visit diningattheboulders.com.

Latilla at The Boulders

Latilla Restaurant at the Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa in Carefree is hosting an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. The culinary team at Latilla Restaurant will prepare a lavish brunch featuring seafood, salads, fruits and cured meats as well as carving and omelet stations and a dessert buffet in honor of the Easter holiday. The Easter brunch menu includes honey baked ham, assorted omelets, apple and cinnamon bread pudding and more. Guests can also enjoy a tasty drink from the Bloody Mary Bar.

Pricing for the brunch is $75 for adults (includes champagne). Children 6-12 are $29 and children 5 and under are free.

For more information about the Easter Brunch at the Latilla, or to make a reservation call the concierge at 480.488.4317 or visit diningattheboulders.com.

Roaring Fork

Enjoy Easter brunch at the Roaring Fork in Scottsdale on Sunday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Roaring Fork’s Easter brunch menu has a rugged western edge by Executive Chef, Bryan Hulihee. The buffet style menu offers a bread table, savory cold & hot item station, egg & meat carving tables as well as a tasty dessert station. Menu items include sticky cinnamon buns, eggs benedict, green chili pork stew and more.

The cost is $19 per person.

For more information and to make reservations call 480.947.0795 or visit roaringfork.com.

Sassi

Sassi Restaurant in North Scottsdale is offering an Easter brunch menu created by Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia that showcases artisan cuisine inspired by the traditions of Southern Italy. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 guests will enjoy an elegant five-course brunch that features assorted muffins and breakfast breads, baked crepes, poached egg bruschetta, roasted leg of lamb and much more.

The cost for Easter brunch at Sassi is $50 per person and $25 for children 12 and younger.

For more information and to make reservations call 480.502.9095 or visit sassi.biz.

Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is hosting an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 24 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with special feature entrees offered from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The special feature entrees include a Lobster and Crab Salad Sandwich, Croque Madame, and Flat Iron Steak and Fries. Diners may also enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Menu item prices vary.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 480.421.7997.

Tuscany at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Tuscany at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in North Phoenix will be serving an Easter brunch menu 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that includes an antipasti bar with artisan-cured Italian meats and cheeses; scallion pesto, fennel relish and roasted garlic; marinated olives, black garlic puree and strawberry-rhubarb jam with ciabatta and focaccia breads. Guests will enjoy a choice of entrees including rotisserie leg of lamb, maple glazed Duroc ham, smoked salmon pizza, Tuscan waffles and more. A dessert grand buffet will be offered by the resort’s National and World Pastry Champions featuring Easter egg cookies, Easter chocolate eggs filled with fruit mousses, New York cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, vanilla crème brulee, macaroons, tiramisu and much more.

Tuscany’s Easter brunch is $47 for adults and $23.50 for children under 12 years old.

For more information and to make reservations call 480.293.3681 or visit jwdesertridgeresort.com.

Blue Sage at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Blue Sage at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in North Phoenix is offering a grand buffet for Easter brunch on Sunday, April 24 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The buffet features a fruit station with seasonal fruit and berries; cold buffet offering smoked salmon and a variety of salads; antipasti, assorted domestic artisanal meats and cheese display; chilled seafood and caviar featuring shrimp, crab and oysters; a hot buffet with sausages, Belgian waffles, blue corn pancakes, spring vegetables and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes; omelet stations with cooked-to-order eggs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pasta station including orecchiette and fettuccini with special sauces, shrimp and chicken starting at 2 p.m.; a carving station of ham, prime rib, pork loin and lamb; corned beef hash station; BBQ station and sushi roll station. An extensive array of desserts by the award-winning National and World pastry Champions include chocolate flourless torte, fruit éclairs, peach blueberry cobbler, croissant bread pudding, fruit pies and an action station with cotton candy, snow cones, crème puffs and ice cream sundaes.

The Blue Sage Easter buffet is $60 per adult and $30 for children under 12 years old. The grand buffet will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

For more information and to make reservations call 480.293.3681 or visit jwdesertridgeresort.com.

Z’Tejas

Z’Tejas, with multiple locations around the Valley, is offering a delicious Easter brunch menu with favorites such as Bananas Foster French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Chicken and Potato Hash, Breakfast Quesadillas and Enchiladas. In addition to brunch, guests can take complimentary photographs with the Easter Bunny himself! The Chandler Z’Tejas location will have their annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. All locations will be giving out additional goodies and candies. The Chandler location opens at 9 a.m. with Egg Hunts each hour. The Gateway location will open at 10 a.m. – complimentary goodies for the kids. The Tempe location will open at 11 a.m. – complimentary goodies for the kids. The Scottsdale location will open at 11 a.m. – complimentary goodies for the kids.

For Z’Tejas locations and more information visit ztejas.com.

The Lobby Grill at Arizona Grand Resort

The Lobby Grill at Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix is serving its Easter lunch buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. The Easter buffet is open to the public and guests of the resort. The Lobby Grill’s Easter lunch buffet menu will feature a selection of salads, entrees and desserts. Entrees include Grilled Marinated Lamb T-Bones, Cedar Planked Loch Duart Salmon Filets, Gremolata Rubbed Rotisserie Chicken and Cracked Pepper Crusted Prime Rib of Beef.

The cost of the buffet is $44.95 per adult, $15.95 per child ages 5 to 12 and children four and under eat free.

To see the complete menu, visit arizonagrandresort.com. To make reservations for The Lobby Grill Easter Brunch call 602.431.6476.

Red Allen’s at The Wigwam

Join Red Allen’s for a farm fresh holiday brunch overlooking The Wigwam fairways, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24. To start, salad stations featuring innovative creations like the Local Baby Greens Salad with mint-scented chayote squash, Allspice-crusted walnuts, crisp grapes, gorgonzola blue cheese, and blueberry tarragon dressing; Mesquite Smoked Pork Loin & Savoy Cabbage Slaw; and Scottish Salmon Salad. Entrees offered at chef action stations include Whole Roasted Suckling Pig wrapped in a banana leaf, basted with pineapple and served with Apple-Jack Au Jus; Grilled Lemon Balm Lamb Chops served with Thai peanut sauce and jalapeno-mint jam; Littleneck Clam & Calamari in tomato & fennel broth served with crispy fried leeks and more. And for dessert, a chef’s selection of sweet delights.

The cost is $55 for Adults, $20 for Children ages 5-12, and under 5 complimentary (prices subject to tax & gratuity).

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 623.856.1094.

Carefree Station

Carefree Station in Cave Creek will be serving its regular Sunday brunch from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in addition to specialty dishes created for the Easter holiday. The perfect spring afternoon setting, Carefree Station offers a variety of outdoor dining options, including a flowering garden courtyard or a rooftop deck with mountain views. Brunch will include complimentary champagne and menu items such as Crab Benedict, the Sonoran Stack, Berkshire Ham and French Toast Benedict.

For more information and reservations call 480.488.8182.

Bloom

Bloom, located in Scottsdale, serves a seasonally changing menu of classic American favorites, with influences from European and Asian cuisines. In addition to the regular menu, the boutique style restaurant will offer special Easter entrees, including Alaskan Halibut with sweet corn and spring squash ratatouille ($26); and a Baked Frittata with asparagus, spinach, red potato and parmesan cheese ($12).

For more information or reservations call 480.922.5666.

Olive & Ivy

Olive & Ivy in Old Town Scottsdale is offering several Easter dishes, plus regular brunch menu items. Special offerings include Slow Roasted Prime Rib served with creamed spinach and Marsala glazed Shitake mushrooms ($26); plus Alaskan Halibut with olive oil poached hearts of palm, snow peas and pink grapefruit ($24).

For more information or reservations call 480.751.2200.

The Greene House

The Greene House, located at Kierland in North Scottsdale, is featuring special Easter entrees, in addition to normal menu items. Select dishes include Brioche French Toast with strawberries and cream and mint syrup ($10); and a Spring Vegetable Frittata with goat cheese, watercress, and citrus vinaigrette ($11).

For more information or reservations call 480.889.9494.

Modern Steak

Modern Steak, located at Scottsdale Fashion Square, is serving a three course, prix-fixe menu for $30 per person on Easter from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant’s dinner menu will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. From the prix-fixe menu, first course selections include Vanilla Yogurt Parfait with fresh fruit and house made granola; Lobster Chowder “New England Style” with root vegetables and bacon; and a Chopped Salad with avocado, crisp vegetables, parmesan, and champagne vinaigrette. A variety of entrées will be available, such as an 8 oz. Sirloin Steak and Eggs with breakfast potatoes; Eggs Benedict with smoked ham, tomato hollandaise, and fresh basil; Artichoke Tortelli with mushrooms, Cippollini onions, roasted tomatoes, and asparagus. At Modern Steak, decadent dessert selections finish the meal, including Peanut Butter Cup with Valrhona chocolate ganache and a house cookie, or Spring Berry Shortcake with lemon curd and strawberry sauce.

For more information or reservations call 480.423.7000.

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