Easter is a time to spend with family, and a time to feast! Whether you enjoy Easter classics like glazed ham or roasted lamb, or you like to mix it up with Asian fusion or other ethnically inspired dishes, ushering in the spring with family is always a good time to indulge the taste buds.
Meals are important for a reason. In 2013, brides spent an average of $1,184 on their rehearsal dinners, and $457 on their morning after brunch. Shared meals are a way to say thank you or I love you, and create and share memories.
Brunch, the perfect fusion of decadent breakfast foods and savory lunchtime treats, began in the UK and took almost 30 years to catch on in the States. Despite the lag, it took no time catching up. Now, brunch is a treasured weekend tradition for many, and a great way to celebrate special occasions and holidays.
Easter brunch is a fabulous way to usher in the spring and welcome new beginnings. Here are some great ideas for ways to get together this Easter and make the most of your brunch.
Spice It Up
67% of respondents said that ethnic inspired breakfast and brunch menus were a hot trend for restaurant menus in 2015 — and it certainly comes as a welcome one. With menu items like chorizo scrambled eggs, coconut milk pancakes, and Asian inspired syrups, brunch just took on a whole new flavor. Check out the menus at local venues and restaurants to find out which direction to take your Easter brunch.
Go to A Buffet
A brunch buffet not only offers a myriad of delicious options, but a plethora of each one. Don’t worry about getting enough to eat when you go to a brunch buffet, laden with breakfast foods and lunch specialties. This is an especially great option if you are traveling with a large family group on Easter, when ordering at an a la carte restaurant might be a little complicated.
Go Al Fresco
Weather permitting, have your Easter brunch outdoors to celebrate the oncoming spring. Timing it with an Easter egg hunt will keep the kids busy, while you can enjoy your food and keep an eye on them. Go to a resort, country club, or golf course, where a festive holiday brunch is provided and you won’t have to do any clean-up.
Don’t lose the chance to bring together your whole family on the first big holiday of the year — check out the holiday Sunday brunch menus, and brunch buffets, of places near you.