Easter Eggs Benedict, anyone?
While we agree there’s nothing better for Easter breakfast than chocolate bunny ears, we have some ideas mom and dad might like better. Here’s a list of some great New Orleans restaurants that are open for this Easter Sunday. The Maison Dupuy Hotel and the Hotel Provincial are even offering special rates if you want to spend Easter in the French Quarter. Hop on down the list and make your reservations now.
The Maison Dupuy Hotel
This Easter, The Maison Dupuy will be offering their Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch in the hotel’s iconic courtyard and in the charming Bistreaux Restaurant. Along with their regular jazz brunch menu, Chef Matt Regan has created some Easter specials, including an Asparagus and Crawfish Salad, Crawfish and Crab Cakes, Roasted Leg of Lamb and delicious desserts like a Louisiana Strawberry Parfait. With the first adult beverage purchase, you can enjoy bottomless Mimosas and champagne. And to complete the mood, Alex Owen and the Messy Cookers will entertain during Brunch. Parking for the event is complimentary.
The Maison Dupuy will also be offering an eggstra-special room package this Easter starting at $159 per night. The package includes reduced parking and a special Easter treat. For reservations please visit http://www.bestneworleanshotels.com/maison-dupuy.html
Celebrate Easter Brunch at Angeline in the Hotel Provincial. Starters will include Crispy Oysters & Coosa Valley Grits, Fried Chicken and Biscuits and Fried Seasonal Pickles. You can choose from entrees like Brioche French Toast with Louisiana Cane Syrup, Gulf Shrimp & Country Ham and Eggs In Hell (baked local farmer’s eggs, spicy tomato sauce, ricotta and toasted ciabatta).
But why just come for brunch when you can stay the weekend? Holiday rates at the Hotel Provincial start at just $189. For reservations, visit http://www.bestneworleanshotels.com/hotel-provincial.html
Chef Andrea has outdone himself this year with a prix fixe Easter feast that includes appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee. Entrée offerings include Yellowfin Tuna Sicilano, American Lamb Shank Provinciale, Roast Prime Rib Au Jus, Maple Leaf Duck Breast Ponchatoula, White Veal Scallopini Marsala, Speckled Trout Crabmeat Royale and more. Don’t forget to save room for the Easter Wheat Pie (an Italian tradition.) Make reservations at http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/andreas/
Celebrate Easter with Crab Cake Benedict, Meatballs & Egg, BBQ Shrimp & Grits and other delicious treats. Amici is also serving Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys for Easter brunch. Don’t you just love New Orleans? Reserve a table at http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/amici/
Somebunny love arcade games? Head for Barcadia. This fun restaurant/bar/arcade in the Arts/Warehouse District is open for Easter and will be serving chargrilled oysters starting at 4 p.m. Plus, since it’s Sunday Funday, they will be offering $8 Select Premium Doubles, $3 Jameson & Jager, $2 Fireball and $5 Titos and Red Bull. There will also be a DJ at 7 p.m.
Join Bourgeois the Bunny for an Easter Cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Along with fun activities and games, you’ll enjoy a lunch buffet with kid favorites like PB&J, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Pigs in a Blanket, Mini Cupcakes, Pink Lemonade and more. Plus, kids can hold and take pics with a real-live alligator from the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour.
Porter & Luke’s
Porter & Luke’s on Metairie Road is offering an Easter Sunday Special Menu featuring three courses for the price of the entrée. Choose from Prime Rib, Grill Redfish on the Half Shell, Softshell Crab Pontchartrain, Veal Parmesan and more. Book your table now at http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/PorterAndLukes/
Red Fish Grill
This NOLA favorite is offering a festive buffet with entrees like New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp, Hickory Grilled Redfish and Crawfish Etouffėe. There will also be three carving stations with Steen's Cane Syrup Glazed Ham, Slow Cooked Prime Rib of Beef and Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb (Note: Wear your stretchy pants). Reserve a table at http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/red-fish-grill/
This Sunday, meet the Easter Bunny on the Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise. The menu includes Garlic Studded Leg of Lamb, Carved Ham, Crawfish and Boursin Eggs à la Crème, Turtle Soup au Sherry, Fresh Beignets, NATCHEZ Bread Pudding, and more sweet treats. Make reservations at steamboatnatchez.com.
Stay tuned. As we learn about more Easter menus, we’ll share them here.
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