Easter: The Spring Holiday You Were Actually Thinking About
Jesus: he came, he saw, he came back, he hid some eggs, he befriended a bunny, let's eat. Right? After the jump, where to dine to celebrate Jesus, spring, fertility, and horny rabbits.
- 1789: From 10AM to 3:45PM on Sunday you can indulge in an a la carte brunch at this fine dining establishment. Dishes not to be missed include the Roast Halibut with sweet onion puree, the Rack of Lamb with fingerling potatoes and the Challah French Toast (note how they use Jewish bread the one week Jews can't eat bread). The Easter Bunny will also be there and will be giving out candy to small children dining in the restaurant.
- Hank's Oyster Bar: Starting at 11AM on Easter Sunday, you can feast on various brunch items, including Eggs with spinach, cream and ham for $13 or an Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Frittata for $12. Or, if you're more of the Easter dinner type, from 5:30PM to 10PM they will be serving a special Easter dinner that includes Fresh Roasted Honey and Spiced Ham, and Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout.
- Againn: This British Bistro is doing Easter from 11AM to 4PM on Sunday. For $55, you get a choice of Oysters or Potted Pork with confit pork shoulder, followed by a Crab Cake Benedict with house-made english muffin, poached egg and hollandaise or a Lamb Leg, and finally, for dessert, Warm Hot Crossed Buns or Chocolate Cambridge Pudding. This is definitely a meal that will make you love Jesus.
- Belga Café: For those of you who want to do Easter Belgian style, head to Belga Cafe for Belgian waffles, crepes, eggs, burgers, sandwiches, and of course, their famously delicious mussels. And don't forget about their mimosas and bloody marys. We're sure Jesus would want you to have at least five.
- Zaytinya: It's possible that Jesus was from Greece or really liked Greek food, so it would be sacrilegious to not eat at Zaytinya for Easter brunch. Their four-course brunch menu is $28, and it offers crispy artichokes with yogurt purée; Lebanese-style French toast with orange-blossom honey; and spit-roasted lamb with dill yogurt. They're also offering a five-course dinner menu for $34 that includes spring-pea soup, lamb-heart tartare, braised kale with egg/lemon sauce and lamb cracklings, and lamb-neck ravioli with mushrooms and spinach. Lamb heart is surprisingly delicious.
If you happen to have an extra small child lying around so your Wonkabout, good Jew that she is, can go to the White House Easter Egg Roll, she would much appreciate borrowing said small child and promises to return it unharmed.