Tucson Foodie Easter Picks

Many know Easter as a holiday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, go to church, and search for colored Easter eggs. But it’s also a day to eat. There are many places to celebrate in Tucson and enjoy special brunch, lunch, and dinner options. Don’t worry about going on a grand scavenger hunt for restaurants to celebrate at. We’ve put together a list of some local spots offering Easter specials for you and your loved ones. (PS: Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th.)

1. North Italia

North will offer brunch, starting at 10am, which features menu items like The Short Rib Hash (two fried eggs, grilled bread), Egg Scramble (spinach, mushroom, asparagus, zucchini, white cheddar), and more.

2. Wildflower

Wildflower will offer a brunch, starting at 10am, which features menu items such as Alaskan Halibut (English pea risotto, fennel, basil, and red onion salad), Wild Mushroom Quiche (spinach, fried shallots, and parmesan), and more.

3. The Abbey

The Abbey will offer brunch at 10:30am as well as Happy Hour all day in the bar. Their Easter special includes the Prime Rib (salt crusted, 10oz, with “all the fixins”) for $24. Reservations are recommended.

4. Poppy Kitchen

Poppy Kitchen will feature their regular dinner menu from 5-9:30pm, as well as half-off bottles of wine. Reservations are recommended.

1959510_586042791490398_1238346926_nButternut Squash Risotto at Poppy Kitchen

5. The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol

The Grill will offer an Easter Brunch Buffet from 9:30am-2pm and cost $65 for adults and $32.50 for children between the ages of 7-14. Items include an Omelette Bar (Tomato, Onion, Bacon, Ham, Chorizo, and more), Carving Station (Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs, Prime Rib, Waffles & Berries, Marquez Lamb Sausage), Salads, Seafood, and much more.

6. The Cup Café

The Cup Café will offer an Easter Brunch that includes special Easter dishes served from 9am-4pm + tea time from 4-4:30pm. Full menu served all day as well. Features include a Braised Rabbit Pancetta (sweet potato hash with two poached eggs, herbs & choice of toast), and more.

Mixed Berry Crepes Feb14 1 (1)Mixed Berry Crepes at Cup Café

7. Maynards Kitchen

Maynards will offer an Easter prix-fix menu including three courses for $45 + tax and gratuity from 9am-3pm. Choose from Apricot Pistachio Pancake, Duck Confit (duck sausage, duck gravy, and duck fat biscuits), and more.

8. Westward Look Resort & Spa

Westward Look offers their Easter Grand Brunch Buffet from 11am-3pm in the Sonoran Ballroom. Cost is $59 per person, $25 for children 5-11 years of age + tax and gratuity and includes items like Latin American Beef Salpicon Salad, Garlic-Herb Crusted RoastedLeg of Lamb, and more. For the full menu, click here.

9. Acacia Real Food & Cocktails

Acacia will offer an Easter Brunch Buffet from 10am-4pm and includes menu items like baked goods, salads, omelette bar, iced seafood, and various entrée selections (hickory smoked chicken, apple sauce, spring rice pilaf, sugar snap peas, and more).

10. Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails

Downtown Kitchen will offer Easter Brunch from 10:30am-1:30pm with a three course menu for both adults and children, along with a complementary sparking wine cocktail for adults. Choose from Local Deviled Eggs (Crab Salsa, Country Pate + Garden Pickles), Spring Lamb + Potato Hash (Poached Egg + Minted Hollandaise), and more.

11. Dakota Café

Dakota offers Easter Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner including Eggs Benedict, Lobster, Vegetable Risotto, Surf N’ Turf, Tuscan Pork, and more. Menu items are priced individually.

12. The Parish

The Parish will offer a set Easter menu including Easter Basket Rabbit (oven roast side of rabbit with wild mushroom demi glace, tart apple and celery puree laced with white truffle oil, served in crispy basket), and more. Also, limited dinner menu and desserts available.

13. Pastiche

Pastiche will offer an Easter menu including Cocktails (Pastiche Mimosa, Bloody Mary from Hell, and more), Smoked Salmon Quiche (asiago and swiss cheese, fresh spinach, and sour cream, house salad with choice of dressing), Chipotle Mango BBQ Chicken Skewers (Sonoran slaw, cool ranch dipping sauce), and much more.

14. Hilton Tucson El Conquistador

The Hilton will offer a brunch buffet from 10am-3:30pm and an Easter Egg Hunt at 11am + 1pm. Brunch will include a variety of spring salads, fresh berries, charcuterie + cheese boards, carving stations, and more. Also, there will be a chocolate fondue station, pies, cakes, and pastries for dessert. Cost is $48 per adult, $17 for children, and free for children under five years. Call (520) 544-1244 to  make a reservation (required).

15. Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

La Paloma will offer an Easter brunch made up of buffet style items such as seafood selections, a carving station, omelettes made-to-order, a waffle station, fresh pastries, and much more. Cost is $49 per person, children ages 5-12 are $19, and children under 5 eat free. Along with that, an Easter Egg Hunt will be available at 10:45am and 1:45pm. Resesrvations are available at 9:30am, 10am, 12:30pm, or 1pm and can be made by calling (520) 577-5868.

16. Union Public House

Union will offer an Easter Brunch with menu items including Deviled Eggs (cage free, crispy pork belly, spring onion, house smoked paprika), Cured Ham (Bourbon basted, whipped Russet, AZ honey glazed heirloom carrot, redeye pan jus), and Jar (carrot cake, gold raisin, cream cheese frosting).

More places in mind? Let us know at info@tucsonfoodie.com.

Erica Dombrowski - Tucson Foodie's Spring 2014 Intern

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