At Valley Restaurants
Yep…Easter is next Sunday, April 1. And in the midst of whatever it is you do that keeps you so busy, you haven’t made dining plans. Whether you prefer a brunch buffet, a kid-friendly lunch with Peter Rabbit or an elegant formal dinner, these ten Valley restaurants are going all out. Feel free to consult each website for complete menus, hours and pricing before booking your reservation.
LON’s at the Hermosa Inn
Enjoy a three-course Easter brunch at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn. Begin with their specialty; a cast iron skillet of baked brioche “monkey bread,” followed by a choice of six appetizers, six entrées, and three desserts. Starters include house-made maple bacon, smoked salmon and lemon ricotta pancakes. Choose either roasted leg-of-lamb, blue crab Benedict or a buttery leek, spinach, and sheep’s milk ricotta quiche as your entrée. Desserts are decadent, especially the white chocolate raspberry cremeux cake served with raspberry sorbet. The brunch hours are 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Chefs from the resort’s four restaurants combine their culinary talents to create an elaborate brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Palomino Ballroom is transformed into a whimsical garden with trees, tea party sets and parasols. Selections from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Ironwood American Kitchen and Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, accompanied by decadent desserts from the resort’s pastry shop are featured. Egg hunts will take place every half hour and kids can meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy activities at Bunnyland and Wonderland.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Chefs from the resort’s four restaurants combine their culinary talents to create an elaborate brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Palomino Ballroom is transformed into a whimsical garden with trees, tea party sets and parasols. Selections from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Ironwood American Kitchen and Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, accompanied by decadent desserts from the resort’s pastry shop are featured. Egg hunts will take place every half hour and kids can the Easter Bunny and enjoy activities at Bunnyland and Wonderland.
Mastro’s Scottsdale will be offering two dining options; a brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. The brunch spread includes an omelet station, freshly-baked pastries and breads, an assortment of cheeses and fruit, smoked salmon, carving stations, a chilled seafood station and a sushi display. Also, an à la carte menu featuring crab cake Benedict and Belgian waffles will be available.
Sanctuary on Camelback
Begin Easter morning at 9:30 a.m. with an egg hunt on the Sunset Garden. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chef MacMillan will host a three-course brunch with dish options like sweet corn and lobster chowder, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, prime flatiron steak and spring vegetable frittata. Desserts, such as the strawberry upside-down cake with elderflower sabayon, are irresistable. Or, diners can enjoy a brunch buffet in The Views from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will include a variety of seasonal favorites complete with carving stations.
It’s a family affair at Hearth ’61, the restaurant at Mountain Shadows. From 9-10 a.m., grab a mimosa or Bloody Mary and relax on the lawn while the kiddos search for hidden Easter eggs. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet includes a host of fresh salads, a made-to-order egg station and a choice of delectable entrées. Complete your meal on a sweet note with dessert selections like honey lavender parfait and white chocolate creme brulée.
The resort hosts Easter brunch on its 5th floor from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring live entertainment and a decadent buffet complete with griddle and saute stations, breakfast eats, sushi and sashimi, fresh salads and desserts. Then, from 5 to 10 p.m., J&G Steakhouse will feature a festive three-course dinner that include salmon tartare, grilled lamb chops, seared scallops. The regular Steakhouse menu will also be available.
The Farm at South Mountain
For those that prefer to celebrate outdoors, The Farm at South Mountain presents its annual Easter Brunch in The Grove under the pecan trees. This decadent brunch includes an omelette station, farm-baked pastries and breads with homemade preserves and assorted entrees like grilled herb chicken and braised beef short ribs. Satisfy your sweet tooth with funfetti cakes in a jar, strawberry shortcake and flaming donuts.The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance, so bring your camera for a family photo op.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon
The Resort’s annual Easter buffet will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Talavera. A seafood and raw bar will highlight poached shrimp, scallop escabeche and oysters with traditional condiments. Fruit, bakery salad offerings, custom-made omelets and a carving station with prime rib, roasted leg-of-lamb and maple-rosemary glazed ham are featured. At Proof, serving both brunch and a dinner, the Easter Bunny will drop by throughout the day and activities like egg decorating, face painting and a bouncy house will keep the youngsters occupied.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
If you prefer an elegant brunch or a family-friendly spread, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia delivers. The Easter Bunny Breakfast on Saturday, March 31, is for little ones and their parents. There’s a breakfast buffet and activities including cookie decorating, crafts, an egg hunt plus photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. On Sunday, April 1, dine at the elegant Easter Brunch featuring pastries, a made-to-order crepe station, tapas bar, salads, on-ice items, paella, carving-board dishes and decadent desserts.
Chef Justin Beckett will host Easter dinner starting at 4 p.m. Highlights include Easter deviled eggs colored with saffron, beets and spinach, complete with “peas and carrots” garnish. McClendon asparagus served with chopped egg, confit tomatoes with pancetta and roasted garlic cream will also be on the menu. Half-off bottles of Arizona wine will also be available.