With Easter just around the corner — April 8, actually — we thought it would be great to offer a few suggestions to make your it more enjoyable. It is, after all, a day best spent with family and friends (as well as the unofficial start of patio season here in the South). If you aren’t one to cook a big meal, we checked out local restaurants for special Easter menus. But, if you’re anything like most of us, you may want to put together a brunch/lunch (or a potluck version of either). We’ve provided links to the very best Easter brunch menus and dishes we could find.
Eating Easter Out
Many places offer a special Easter brunch — here are some menus that will make your mouth water just from reading:
Veranda on Highland — $40/person
1st course options include deviled yard eggs, country pate, French toast, southern drop biscuits and smoked ham hock gravy, crawfish bisque and cornmeal beignet and more.
2nd course options include a southern biscuit sandwich, buttermilk waffle with fried chicken, shrimp and stone ground grits, grilled ribeye and fried potatoes, sugar cane braised pork and a poached egg, Mississippi redfish and braised celery, tarragon fumet and more.
3rd course options include strawberry rhubarb and a lemon biscuit, chocolate and local goat cheese flourless cake, carrot cake and roasted pineapple, and a seasonal sorbet. Check out the full Easter Brunch menu here.
Silvertron Café — priced per item, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This restaurant has many options ranging from a brunch fajita or a shrimp and crab cake benedict to quiche of the day and grillades & grits. They also serve mimosas and pitchers of Bloody Marys. You can check out the menu here.
Chez Lulu — starting at 10 a.m.
Chez Lulu offers a Brunch Specialty du jour, served with roasted garlic cheddar grits and house made applesauce. They also serve an array of crepes, biscuits, eggs, and other baked goods. View the menu here.
Oscars at the Museum — $32/adult or $18/children, 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Oscars, the restaurant inside the Birmingham Museum of Art, has mastered “the art of eating local.” Overlooking the Ireland Sculpture Garden, Oscars at the Museum sources fresh local ingredients in the middle of the Southeast’s largest metropolitan museum. Menus change seasonally, of course, and Easter is no different. Take a peek at the menu here.
Eating Easter In
Foodnetwork.com offers a variety of Easter Brunch menus with full recipes. Here is our favorite – “Southern Style Wake-Up Call.”
Better Homes and Gardens’ website has an array of incredible recipes you will love (our stomachs are growling!):