The arrival of spring conjures images of warmer weather, blossoming flowers, and baby animals frolicking through fields. But for many, spring also marks the Lenten season, during which one may choose to abstain from something he or she enjoys, often some sort of indulgent food or beloved beverage. After forty days of temptation, what better way to spend your first day of guilt-free indulgence than by enjoying a special meal with your friends and family? Make your plans and reservations early to ensure a table and leave the holiday stress to the Easter Bunny.
If you're looking to dine with friends or in a more casual environment, why not try brunch at Bo Beau Kitchen and Bar? Renowned for its French bistro atmosphere and namesake -- laid-back, bohemian Ocean Beach-- Bo Beau's Easter Brunch Special is no exception. Served from 11:00am – 4:00pm with either a mimosa or bellini sure to tempt the taste buds, the prix fixe menu offers several choices at $31.95 per person and features a special section for children for $12.95. Share a basket of House made Croissants and Berry Balsamic Jam or Melon and Serrano Ham with your dining companions to start. For the main course, choose from Quiche Lorraine with a mixed greens salad; Goat Cheese Spinach Quiche with a mixed greens salad; Brioche French Toast with cinnamon, honey ricotta, and maple sausage; Poached Eggs with creamed leeks in puff pastry and Applewood bacon; Roasted Beet Flatbread topped with goat cheese, curry onion jam, and jalapenos; Mussels Marinere with pommes frites; Curry Mussels with pommes frites; or Lobster Mac n Cheese with pommes frites. Once you have finished savoring your main course and the effects of the champagne have started to subside, indulge in the Crème Brulee, Chocolate Souffle, or Cheese Plate, a delightful end to the celebration.
Marked as one of the few upscale restaurants located in Rancho Santa Fe, Delicias brings the cozy comforts of home to the fine dining experience. Executive Chef Michael Knowles uses local, organic ingredients to craft a simple, yet flavorful menu that showcases the seasons. From 11:00am to 3:00pm, join Delicias for brunch this Easter Sunday for a variety of specials and a complimentary mimosa for each guest. For starters, choose from a Chino Farms Chopped Salad with sherry vinaigrette and parmesan cheese, a Seasonal Fruit Plate with a yogurt-granola parfait, Lox and Bagel with hard-cooked egg, red onions, capers, and cream cheese; or, if you are feeling adventurous, begin with Raw and Chilled Shellfish. For those leaning towards more traditional breakfast options for the main course, the menu features an entire section dedicated to Organic Farm Fresh Eggs. With options like Eggs Benedict with poached egg, hollandaise, and house made Canadian bacon, Lobster and Eggs with soft scrambled eggs, mascarpone cheese, and chives, and Brioche French Toast with roasted Carlsbad strawberries, there is something for the breakfast lover in everyone. If breakfast food isn't exactly your style, never fear. Entrees also include Roasted Leg of Lamb with roasted marble potatoes, chino farm vegetables, and olive Madeira sauce and Pan Roasted Halibut with fresh corn polenta and heirloom tomato panzanella.
With its traditional French cuisine kissed with a hint of California flare, Hexagone will take you on a tour of the six corners of France all in one sitting. Hexagone has established its own place among the Banker's Hill community with its authentic French atmosphere, minus the pretentious attitude. This Easter the restaurant will be serving brunch from 11:00am to 4:00pm and dinner from 4:00pm–8:00pm. Both menus feature a scrumptious variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts fit for the Easter Bunny himself. As a preview of some of the brunch options, start your meal with Strawberries with Cream or Tomato Mozzarella with Mixed Greens. Main course options range from Omelette with Mushrooms or Provencale to Salmon in Papillotte to Angel Hair Pasta with Prawn in Basil Sauce. Finish off your midday feast with Blueberries Cassis, Creme Brulee, Bananas Foster, or a Chocolate Bombe. For those attending dinner service, expect to start your meal with a dainty appetizer like the Smoked Salmon with Capers and Lemon Vinaigrette or Salad Pastorale with Goat Cheese Toast. Continue on your culinary expedition with entree options such as the Roasted Lamb Rack with Portobello Mushroom and Rosemary Sauce and Bouillabaisse Seafood Symphony. And just when you think you could not possibly eat another bite, a dessert menu consisting of Chocolate Easter Cake, Raspberry Crème Brulee, and Crepe Ambrosia will help you to suddenly find room for a little something sweet.
If a traditional romantic atmosphere is more your preference, Humphreys Restaurant in Point Loma, with its stunning views of the San Diego Bay, will have your loved one's heart hopping. Join Humphrey's for its award-winning Sunday Brunch crafted by Chef Paul Murphy from 10:00am-2:00pm, featuring a myriad of options ranging from made-to-order Waffles and Pasta to a Seafood Station and Dessert Table. For $39.95, adults can take pleasure in brunch and unlimited champagne, while for $16.00 children ages 4 to 11 can enjoy the buffet sans alcohol. Start off with an assortment of domestic and imported cheeses alongside a variety of fruit, bread, pastries, and muffins; but if vegetables are more your style, Chef Murphy also provides a selection of salads that changes weekly. As you move on to the main course, sample from an array of options including fresh shrimp, oysters, and crab at the Seafood Station, and Succulent Herb Coated Prime Rib and Maple-Brown Sugar Baked Ham from the Carving Station. Or, if you prefer, simply grab a bite from the various hot entrees like the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Avocado Citrus Sauce and other breakfast items like Eggs Benedict and Made-to-Order Belgian Waffles. And if you've managed to keep from having your fill of Easter candy, save room for the Dessert Table which features Made-to-Order Ice Cream Sundaes, cakes, cheesecakes, and freshly baked cookies, in addition to several low-carb, low-sugar options.
Located right on the water between San Diego's Gaslamp District and Seaport Village, Sally's Seafood on the Water combines a traditionally romantic setting with the trendy neighborhood vibe provided by its location. The menu features contemporary seafood cuisine blended with a hint of global influence from Chef de Cuisine Sarah Linkenheil's culinary work abroad, alongside a delicate sushi menu crafted by Sushi Chef Ilyuk "Kaz" Kim. If you happen to find yourself near the San Diego Bay this Easter weekend or simply want to celebrate early, then head on over to Sally's from April 22nd until April 24th, 5:30pm-10:00pm, to enjoy their specially designed prix fixe menu. The three indulgent courses offered cost $45.00 per person, with optional wine pairings carefully selected to accompany each dish available for an additional $20.00 per person, or choose to order from the regular and sushi menu. To begin, savor the Smoked Duck Breast with mizuna greens, grapefruit segments, grilled asparagus, avocado, Laura Chenel goat cheese, shaved almonds, and grapefruit-mint dressing. Sail on to the main course: Grilled Alaskan Halibut with warm barley and sweet corn salad, pea tendrils, locally farmed baby carrots, and a basil emulsion. But your festive feast doesn't end there; to finish your special evening with a flourish, take pleasure in the decadent Greek yogurt Panna Cotta with blueberry-lavender honey compote and coffee cake croutons.
Recently transferred to a more spacious, sustainable, and eco-friendly site in La Mesa from its previous location of thirteen years in Hillcrest, Terra American Bistro prides itself on a menu bursting with fresh, organic ingredients from local farmers. The restaurant boasts seasonal fruit and herb-infused vodkas created in-house, as well as a wide variety of local and California beers and wines. Terra's Easter specials seek to showcase all the flavors of Spring just coming in to season to add a truly festive touch to their regular menu for Sunday brunch, served from 10:00am-2:00pm. Spoil your taste buds with the Bourbon Glazed Ham, served with pineapple mustard sauce, sweet potato flan, and sauteed spinach for $18.00. If you prefer seafood, try the Grilled Shrimp Salad accompanied by roasted beets, goat cheese, organic baby lettuce, and honey miso dressing for $19.00. Finally, if you are in the mood for a breakfast-style dish, choose the Smoked Salmon Scramble with Yukon potato pancakes, chive cream, and grilled asparagus for $19.00. To add to the celebratory festivities, each special comes with three glasses of either champagne or mimosas and a fresh fruit parfait.
San Diego has a wealth of dining options to choose from this April 24th, whether you are looking for a relaxed celebration, a romantic, intimate experience, or just a festive meal out. Show your loved ones how special they are this Easter Sunday by taking them to enjoy some of the scrumptious dishes on offer around town. Make sure to plan ahead and make reservations to guarantee a stress free holiday.
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