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    Easter Happenings In The Boston Area

    Hate the hassle of preparing Easter brunch or dinner? Let the professionals do it for you! Check out what’s happening at these local Boston restaurants and make a reservation for you and your family to enjoy a fantastic meal together!

    Photo Courtesy of www.bostonharborhotel.com

    Children 12 and under? The Boston Harbor Hotel invites you and your children to celebrate Easter at their prix-fixed brunch in the stunning Atlantic Room from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. With special appearances being made by a jazz ensemble as well as the Easter Bunny. This multi-course menu is $165 for adults and $65 for children under 12 years of age. Executive Chef David Daniels will include his delicious takes on modern favorites such as Roast Hudson Valley Duck, Lobster Risotto and an American Caviar Panini. Reservations are required, you can create one by either logging onto Boston Harbor Hotel’s website or by calling (617) 439-7999. Enjoy your day at Boston’s only five-star and five-diamond waterfront hotel.

    Photo courtesy of Catalyst Restaurant at https://www.catalystrestaurant.com

    Celebrate Easter with an eggs-cellent brunch buffet at the Catalyst in Cambridge. At $65 a person you are able to meet with the Easter Bunny from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. and the Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Chef/Owner William Kovel will include delicious takes on modern favorites as well as traditional Easter foods from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. For breakfast choose from Traditional Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Benedict, Bacon and Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Breakfast Potatoes, and French Toast. Stop at the Seafood Station there will be Traditional Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters on the Half Shell, Crab Cocktail Martini with Tropical Salad. Salad station includes English Pea Salad, Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette, Cherry Tomatoes, Little Gem Lettuce, Avocado, Radish, Mint and a Niçoise Salad.

    At the Carving Station enjoy Slow Roasted Rosemary Leg of Lamb, Honey Baked Ham, Herb Lemon Roasted Chicken, Honey Citrus Salmon. For all you pasta lovers, enjoy Pasta Wheel (Live Station), Spring Pea Ravioli, Ricotta Salata, and Lemon. Side Dishes will include Spring Asparagus, Heirloom Carrots, Roasted Cauliflower Florets, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and delicious Truffle Whipped Potatoes. Looking for something sweet? The Desserts are an array of Easter Themed Desserts.

    Join Chef Michael Serpa at Grand Tour on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay on Easter Sunday, April 17th anywhere from 11:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. for a four course prix-fixed feast at a set price of $75 per person.

    For the appetizer course choose between the Endive Salad with ruby beets, apples, great hill blue, walnuts, and persillade or the Asparagus Soup with green garlic, dill, and crème fraîche. Next course is going to be between the Spring Gnocchi with fresh peas, sugar snaps, and pea greens or the French ham with parm Broccolini anchovy|caper| garlic butter, white anchovies, and fresnos. For the main course you have a choice of three different options. Loup de Mer Mediterranean sea bass, melted leeks, crispy root veggies, fish fumet and lemon is the first option. Second option is Lamb Shank with a red wine braise, parsnip purée, shaved sugar snap pea salad, feta, and mint. Lastly you can choose Steak Frites Savenor’s prime bavette, house frites, maître d’hôtel butter, and watercress salad. All delicious options I can’t decide which is my favorite! For dessert enjoy a rhubarb & apple tarte tatin fresh with whipped cream.

    To make a reservation visit Grand Tour’s website or call (857) 277-0800.

    Photo Courtesy of www.grandtourboston.com

    Chef Will Gilson will be at Puritan & Co., which is located in Cambridge’s Inman Square. They are finally bringing back its ever so popular Sunday brunch service on Easter Sunday this year. Brunch service will resume every Sunday thereafter for any of those wondering.

    Croissant Pain Perdu, Ricotta, Vanilla Citrus Marmalade, & Pistachio make the Brunch menu at Alden & Harlow fresh and unique.

    Hop on over to Harvard Square for Easter Brunch at Alden & Harlow. If your tails are wagging for tasty treats, Alden & Harlow has some egg-cellent Easter brunch specials. From a bellini-style cocktail made with France’s Giffard’s Peach Marmalade syrup to a soft poached egg from Feather Brook Farm, a family-owned farm in Southeastern Massachusetts, Alden & Harlow’s brunch is sure to delight this Easter Sunday.

    Alden & Harlow’s Easter Sunday Brunch Specials include:

    Cocktails

    Three Day Weekend – 16
    Corn Mezcal, Reposado Tequila, Demerara, Creme de Cacao, Salt Smoked Bitters
     
    Telling Tales – 14 
    Giffard Peach Marmalade, Campari Tales, Topped with Sparkling Rosé Cava
     
    Mains
    Smoked Ora King Salmon Toast – 24
    Dill Pickled Rhubarb, Shaved Benton’s Ham, Bernaise
     
    Soft Poached Feather Brooks Farm Egg – 19
    Asparagus & Spring Mushrooms, Sweet Pea Gravy, Anson Mills Grits
     
    Dessert
    Warm Citrus & Ricotta Pie – 11
    Blood Orange & Cardamom Syrup, Pistachios

    Bistro Du Midi will be offering a three-course prix-fixed Easter brunch from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. for $75 a person. Bistro Du Midi is located at 272 Boylston Street in Boston. They will be treating their guests with their well-known French cuisine inspired by New England’s coastal region. Some of the offerings include duck confit foie gras waffles, spanish octopus au poivre, moules frites, croque madame, vanilla bean crème brûlée and many more delicious meals. After brunch and into the evening, the regular dinner menu will be available to all guests. Enjoy your brunch on their patio that overlooks the Boston Public Gardens. Looking for a more elevated feel? Check out the second floor where they offer a more refined dining room. Reservations available and walk-ins are welcome, for more information visit Bistro du Midi’s website or call (617) 279-8000.

    Photo Courtesy of www.harvestcambridge.com

    Chef Nick Deutmeyer of Harvest located at 44 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA will be serving up two delicious, three-course prix-fixed menus for both brunch and dinner this Easter at $68 per person. Head over anytime from 10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. for brunch which will include dishes like a spring vegetable tart or the Easter ham and cheese benedict. Thinking you might want prime rib? He’s got you covered. For dessert enjoy a coconut cheesecake, chocolate cake, or Rhubarb Rose sorbet. Mmmm! Harvest has a private garden café that boasts fireside dining and has blooming flower boxes perfect for Easter and the Spring! For more information or to book your reservation now, visit Harvest’s website or call (617) 868-2255.

    Grill 23’s Easter menu will feature new brunch dishes (including this French toast with Nutella, Banana, and Hazelnuts) alongside our beloved steakhouse favorites.

    Chef Ryan Marcoux will be serving up an elevated Easter brunch from 10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. with a special a la carte brunch menu at Grill 23 & Bar at 161 Berkley Street in Boston. The specials will include a pastrami benedict, brioche French toast, prime meatloaf, two-pound steamer lobster, Wagyu, as well as a raw bar and much more! Grill 23 & Bar has two floors of fine dining that delivers top-of-the-line service alongside their top-of-the-line menu. To book your reservation for Easter Brunch visit Grill 23 & Bar’s website or call (617) 542-2255.

    Spice up your Easter dinner with The Banks Fish House Loaded Bloody!

    Chef Robert Sisca and The Banks Fish House team will be offering guests to share an Easter meal with them at either their brand-new brunch or at the special Easter dinner service. Located at 406 Stuart Street in Boston, brunch will be available until 3:00 P.M. where you can try out a Santa Barbara uni benedict or fried whole belly clams with waffles. They are also offering lemon pancakes, lobster rolls, and much more for brunch. For dinner from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. you have to check out the a la carte menu which offers a number of delicious seafood plates. Tuna crudo with pickled ramps, prime rib surf and turf, or the saffron pappardelle pasta. Check out their Instagram for mouthwatering pictures of some of their food.

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    Kelsey Johnson
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