EASTER DINING 2021
Brunch. Lunch. Dinner.
IN-PERSON & TO-GO
Text by Robyn Collins and Tyler Phillips

Celebrate this holiday with an award-winning brunch, lunch or dinner and, in some cases, a visit with the legendary Easter Bunny himself. Both in-person dining and to-go options are available, so you can enjoy the festivities at your comfort level. Space is limited, so best to hop online asap to secure your reservation.

The Farm at South Mountain

If a picnic on Easter Sunday strikes your fancy, head to The Farm at South Mountain. Each basket serves two or four people and contains a cheese board, a build-your-own avocado toast kit, carrot hummus with veggies, artisan sandwiches, salad, and a jumbo carrot cupcake, and strawberry shortcake. You’ll receive a blanket a blanket and bottled water. Add-ons extras are a bottle of champagne and, for the kiddos a treat-filled Easter bag. www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com

Hearth ’61, Mountain Shadows Resort

Celebrate this Easter at Hearth ’61. Serving both brunch and dinner, Chef Charles Wiley is preparing several holiday specialties as well as offering his seasonal menus. Served from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, brunch specials include Crab Benedict, Braised Beef Short Rib Hash and Coconut Cream Pie. The dinner specials, served from 4 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., are Cream of Asparagus Soup, Herb-Crusted Beef Tri-Tip and Coconut Cream Pie. All tables will be socially distanced, with protocols plenty in place. If you prefer to dine at home, your choice of Honey-Glazed Ham or Braised Beef Short Rib with a variety of sides are available. www.mountainshadows.com

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch

Celebrate an “Egg-stra” special Easter at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale! Indulge your tastebuds with a delightful brunch that includes Antipasti, Alaskan Crab Legs, Brown Sugar Ham, Four-Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese with pancetta, and a Candy-land of sweets to top it all off. Choose from indoor or outdoor dining. Guests will enjoy live music and special activities for the whole family. The Easter brunch service runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.hyatt.com

Palo Verde Restaurant, The Boulders Resort & Spa

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can indulge in an “Egg-Ceptional” Easter Brunch buffet featuring live entertainment, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a display of tempting palate-pleasers, including an artisan cheese station, seafood display, an antipasto display, composed salads, a made-to-order omelet station, hand-crafted pastries and desserts and more! Specialty menu items include Poached Jumbo Shrimp, Shucked Oysters, Little Gem Caesar Salad, Seared Diver Scallops, Grilled Rack of Lamb, Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib, Mustard-Glazed Salmon, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes. https://www.theboulders.com

Maple & Ash

Local Scottsdale favorite Maple & Ash is whipping up an Easter brunch fit for a king. Featured entrées include Lobster Quiche, Alaskan King Crab Eggs Benedict, and classic Steak and Eggs with bordelaise sauce. Want to up your brunch game? Add a Fire-Roasted Seafood Tower to share with the table, as well as an order of bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys or Palomas. There’s even an extravagant option, which features a bottomless service of lamb chops, fire-roasted seafood, and brunch flambé. www.mapleandash.com

 

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Market & Bar

Celebrate Easter Sunday with an an elegant four-course dinner available for dine-in and take-out service. The menu begins with Crab Stuffed Shrimp. Second course choices are an Italian Chopped Salad or Chicken and Vegetable Soup. Next, select either Roasted Ham or Rosemary Leg of Lamb.The meal ends on a sweet note with Carrot Cake. https://www.foundrehotels.com

Roaring Fork

From 4 p.m until 9 p.m., savor a celebratory Easter dinner at the Roaring Fork. Known for flavors created by the wood-fired rotisserie, open flame grill, and stone hearth oven, the regular menu will be available. In addition Executive Chef Israel Medina will be serving some specialty items: Filet Mignon with caramelized shallot butter; Braised Beef Short Ribs; Crispy Chicken Beignets; and Sugar-Cured Duck Breast in a Cherry Demi Glaze. www.roaringfork.com

T.Cook’s, Royal Palm Resort & Spa

The annual Easter brunch at T. Cook’s is grander than ever with a three-course, prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Lee Hillson. Highlights include Avocado Toast on locally made Noble Bread, Mustard-Rubbed Rack of Lamb, Fried Chicken & Waffle, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and a variety of mini desserts. Each meal includes a complimentary glass of T. Cook’s signature Orangecello Mimosa. A children’s menu is available upon request. Live music, an easter egg hunt and photo ops round out this Easter Sunday event. Service begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m. www.royalpalmhotel.com

FRANCINE Restaurant

Located in the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square, this wildly popular French-inspired Mediterranean restaurant will be offering both a brunch and dinner on Easter Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the signature brunch specialties include the Egg Meurette with wild mushrooms, an Egg White Frittata with ratatouille and olive tapenade, Ricotta Lemon Pancakes, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, and the Crôque Madame. For dinner, served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m, guests can enjoy a meal made for two with the Whole Branzino with a sea salt crust and fresh herbs served table side, the 32-ounce Côte de Boeuf in an olive oil béarnaise, Duck a la Provençale or Poulet Rôti. Do leave room for the one of the delectable desserts. www.francinerestaurant.com

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Whether you’re on the hunt for a festive in-person brunch, a celebratory to-go dinner or a beautiful basket of goodies for the kids, Easter at the Princess has you covered. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Easter brunch features selections from the resort’s four signature restaurants: Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen, as well as decadent desserts created by the pastry team. The dinner-to-go menu includes delights like Rosemary Roasted Lamb and Mesquite Honey-Glazed Ham, along with starters, sides and desserts. Guests will be given complimentary access to the resort’s Alice in Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt Adventure. www.fairmont.com