EAST BAYA16 Rockridge www.a16rockridge.com Oakland, CA
Celebrating its first Easter in Oakland, A16 Rockridge will offer special brunch and dinner offerings by Chef Rocky Maselli. For brunch, guests can choose from an a la carte menu with dishes such as Crespelle with rhubarb compote and whipped cream fraiche and candied almonds and Capunti with lamb heart sugo, gava beans, and pecorino reserva. For dinner, the a la carte menu will feature savory dishes such as Verdetto, Easter Lamb with egg, snap peas, pea greens, and grana padano and a special dessert of Pastiera Napoletana with cinnamon, gelato, and orange caramel. An Easter-inspired libation will be available for the holiday as well. The Carrot Top features Boyd + Blair vodka, carrot, grapefruit, and lemon juice with ginger syrup and garnished with festive carrot fronds. A16 Rockridge will be open from 11 am to 9 pm and switch from its dinner menu at 4 pm. For more information on A16 Rockridge or to make reservations, please visit www.a16rockridge.com or call 510.768.8003.Bocanova Oakland, CA http://www.bocanova.com/
This Easter Sunday, join Bocanova for two special dishes: A 7-hour leg of lamb Oaxacan-style with beans and tomatillo salsa and a Dungeness Crab Benedict for brunch.Lafayette Community Center 500 St Mary’s Road
Lafayette, California www.lovelafayette.org Join the Lafayette Community Center for a morning of FUN! They will have Breakfast, a show, egg hunt, and even the Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance. Tickets sell out every year so call us at 284-2232 or visit www.lafayetterec.org to register. Amber Bistro 500 Hartz Ave Danville Start your brunch with fresh baked croissants, followed by an elegant 3-course brunch menu. Add a Mimosa and your day is complete! Cost for their 3-course menu ranges $30 – $38. For reservations, call 925.552.5238. Faz Restauants Pleasanton, Danville, Sunnyvale & Oakland Serving a lovely buffet brunch from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Enjoy the sunshine too! The patio area is open at all locations. For reservations, visit www.OpenTable.com. Flemings Steakhouse 1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd Walnut Creek An Easter Treat for Everyone. Enjoy their three-course Easter Brunch for $39.95 on April 20, from 10:30am to 2:00pm. For reservations, visit www.OpenTable.com.
NAPASilverado Resort & Spa http://www.silveradoresort.
Easter Brunch – Sunday April 20 – 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Join Silverado for their spectacular Easter Sunday Buffet with a menu designed and prepared by acclaimed Executive Chef Jeffrey Jake and his team. Traditional brunch selections include hand-carved gently roasted meats, lavish hot & cold displays and an array of decadent desserts for $60 per adult and $25 per child (ages 4-9).
SOUTH BAYDIO DEKA http://www.diodeka.com/ Los Gatos, CA
Join the family at the award-winning Dio Deka for an Easter filled with traditional Greek favorites seasoned with California technique from Chef Jeff Fitzgerald. Weather permitting, seating will be available in the restaurant’s beautiful outdoor patio as well as in the dining room. The à la carte brunch menu will feature dishes such as Keftethakia, lamb meatballs with blistered grapes, kalamansi yogurt and a light herb-broth ($13); Zambonopita, a crispy puff-pastry stuffed with smoked ham, green onion, feta, kasseri and ricotta cheeses ($16); Plevrakia, slow-cooked pork ribs rubbed with Greek spices, Attiki honey and lemon glaze, and sour cherries with ouzo ($15); and Cinnamon “Greek” Toast with whipped vanilla butter and maple syrup ($14). Brunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 408-354-7700. Regular dinner service will resume that evening.Fogo de Chão http://www.fogodechao.com/
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in San Jose will offer a lively and elegant dining alternative – a Brazilian twist on Easter brunch. The Easter Sunday menu will feature the restaurant’s extensive variety of fire-roasted meats that are specially carved to each guest’s preference. Diners can enjoy selections such as the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, lamb chops, chicken wrapped in bacon, and pork ribs, to name a few, or try the newly-introduced lighter seafood selection. Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet salad and sides bar with an abundance of choices, and Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. A tempting dessert menu, creative and classic cocktails, and an award-winning wine list complement the dining experience. Lunch is served from 11:30am – 3:00pm and dinner is served 4:00pm – 9:00pm on Easter Sunday. Price: $51.50 (salad bar only – $26.50); Children 6 and under are complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price.The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse http://www.theseausa.com/ Palo Alto, CA
The Sea by Alexander Steakhouse located in Palo Alto offers a special three-course pix fixe menu for Easter Sunday. Tuna tartare, lobster scrambled eggs, scallops and New York steak are just a few of the selections on this lavish menu prepared by Executive Chef Yu Min Lin. With an inviting outdoor terrace and a large airy interior, The Sea is a beautiful setting for your Easter brunch. Three courses for $45, and other items a la carte. From 10:30am – 1:30pm. Reservations: (650) 213-1111.Restaurant 1833 www.restaurant1833.com Monterey, CA
On Sunday, April 20, 2014 Restaurant 1833 will open early and host a special Easter Brunch from 10:30-2:30 with a three-course menu for $50. Located in the historic California landmark, the Stokes Adobe house, guests can enjoy dishes from New Executive Chef Abby Burk with selections such as Smoked White Sturgeon Tartine with pumpernickel bread, pickled red onions, capers, and cream cheese; Lemon and Ricotta Waffles topped with marinated berries and whipped cream; Slow Roasted Spring Lamb Rachetta with feta, black olives, tomato confit, bread salad, and rosemary jus; and Mignardise Board of marshmallow peeps, raspberry jellies, chocolate mendiants, and pistachio financier. As always, available for a $6 add on are 1833’s infamous Bacon Biscuitsserved with a sausage gravy for the holiday, along with other sides available. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made with a credit card through Open Table or by calling (831) 643-1833.
SAN FRANCISCOA16 www.a16sf.com
A16 will host a festive Easter brunch and dinner featuring an a la carte menu with creations from Chef Chris Thompson and Pastry Chef Candace Rowan. For brunch, A16 will offer dishes such as Ceci Fettucine with braised sugo, fava, and pecorino and Pastiera Napoletana, an Italian cake made of ricotta cheese that hails from Naples. For dinner, guests can choose from menu items like Roasted Leg of Lamb with senise peppers, English peas, and tendrils and Cassata Siciliana, a traditional round sponge cake from Palermo with fruit juice and ricotta cheese. The special brunch offerings will be available in addition to the restaurants regular menu. A16 will be open from 11 am to 9 pm and switch from its dinner menu at 4 pm. For more information on A16 San Francisco or to make reservations, please visit www.a16sf.com or call 415.771.2216.CHAYA Brasserie http://www.thechaya.com/san-
This Easter, celebrate the holiday on the water at the Embarcadero gem, CHAYA Brasserie. Offering a special menus like the young adults’ menu for $15 and the 3-course menu for $42, CHAYA will feature dishes such as Smoked Trout and Crispy Potato with crème fraiche, ikura, and shiso salsa verde; Castelle French Toast with caramelized banana, almonds, and fresh fruits; and Five Spiced Duck Confit Hash with piquillo peppers, red onions, and fried duck egg. For an additional $12, guests can enjoy bottomless champagne or mimosas. Reservations can be made by calling 415.777.8688 or visitingthechaya.com/SanFrancisco.Presidio Social Club www.presidiosocialclub.com
Get together with family and friends and celebrate Easter, with an extra dose of delicious at Presidio Social Club. Keep it traditional and comfortable with PSC’s full delectable brunch menu PLUS a selection of specialty dishes featuring locally sourced baby lamb, and classic Virginia Ham.Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins www.topofthemark.com
Top of the Mark Executive Chef Nenad Stefanovic presents the annual Easter buffet on Sunday, April 20. In additional to the views to be had from the legendary sky lounge, guests will enjoy a selection of raw bar items, antipasto, salad, and small plates including Almond cucumber gazpacho and Roasted Wild Mushroom with crostini and basil oil. Entrée selections include Alaskan Halibut with caramelized fennel, fire roasted peppers and citrus beurre blanc; Kurabota Pork Loin with Brussels sprouts and whole grain mustard sauce; and Saffron Couscous with spring vegetables and parmesan broth. Brunch favorites can be had at the omelet station and a build-your-own buttermilk waffle station. Guests of Top of the Mark’s Easter brunch will enjoy limitless mimosas, entertainment by pianist Michael Athens, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations can be made by calling InterContinental Mark Hopkins: 415.392.3434. Easter brunch is served from 10am – 2pm; Adults are $109 and children between the ages of four and 12 are $59.