As a child your Easter mornings probably consisted of a basket of goodies, an Easter egg hunt and a breakfast of brightly colored eggs and candy, but that may no longer be the case if you are an adult without kids. Now you have to find a new way to make the Easter morning special. Perhaps a mouthwatering brunch at some of Washington D.C.’s best restaurants is just the thing for a memorable Easter brunch.
Start your meal with a healthy beverage like the mango honeybush kombucha or a blissful buzz with the Spring in Venice cocktail made from vodka, lime, ginger and cucumber granita. Then begin your three course meal by choosing between seven antipasto salads before deciding between eight main course options such as the duck egg ravioli alla carbonara or the lobster omelette. Finish off your meal with a strawberry meringata or a torta della nonna to satisfy your sweet tooth. $75, 3050 K St. NW, Suite 101, fiolamaredc.com
If you are really hungry or want to sample a little bit of everything on the menu, opt for the Easter Buffet at BLT Prime by celebrated chef David Burke. Enjoy Easter classics like oven roasted lamb chops served with tzatziki sauce or choose from an array of seafood options such as local oysters with apple black pepper mignonette and cocktail cognac sauce paired with a charcuterie board. End your brunch on a sweet note by sampling BLT Prime’s spring themed desserts like lemon poppy seed loaf and blueberry violet pavlovas. $130, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., bltrestaurants.com
For an Asian-inspired twist on a classic brunch at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, visit Muze on Easter day. The buffet will feature five stations. Indulge in lemon-ricotta pancakes and applewood-smoked bacon at the breakfast station or a fresh salad with plenty of toppings at the cold station. At the main station, try the grilled cod with the miso-ginger sauce and a side of Japanese style fried rice or sample the roasted leg of lamb with mint chimichurri sauce at the carving station. $95, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, mandarinoriental.com
For a family style meal, book a reservation with Bresca for brunch or dinner. Begin your three course meal with either the Easter egg radish, the burrata or the ocean trout crudo. Then choose between the rohan duck with pistachios and mostarda or the veal strip loin with pomme pave and isi bernaise. For dessert, savor the white chocolate bar with strawberry, verbena, coconut and finger lime. $60, 1906 14th St. NW, brescadc.com
Enjoy an elegant brunch at The Oval Room before strolling to the White House where the restaurant’s namesake is located. Savor appetizers like house smoke sturgeon served with caviar, gribiche, spring onion and potato or the caramelized sea scallops served with truffles, celery and zucchini blossoms. For your entree, try the blood orange glazed pork belly with smoked pommes anna, anise and ramps or the roast poussin roulade with asparagus, marigold aioli and leek ash. Choose from three dessert options including the berry shortcake parfait, chocolate tart or ricotta cheesecake for a sweet finish. $55, 800 Connecticut Ave. NW, ovalroom.com
If you aren’t hungry enough for three courses, try the two course brunch at 1789 Restaurant & Bar. First, pick between six fresh spring starters like the strawberry salad with lollipop kale and sunflower sprouts or the basil, tomato and almond gazpacho with avocado cream and watermelon radishes. Then choose between main dishes like the Easter ham with potato gratin and spring asparagus or the yellow fin tuna with rosé potatoes and devilled eggs. From $35, 1226 36th St. NW, 1789restaurant.com