After the egg hunts come to a close and the Easter baskets have been ransacked, relax and indulge in one of these special holiday brunches or dinners.
Westin Kierland This year’s brunch at Westin Kierland will take place in the new Trailblazer Ballroom and will feature chef-attended seafood station, omelets prepared to order, carving stations, and much more. 480.624.1202, www.kierlandresort.com.
Urban Tea Loft From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday, Chandler’s Urban Tea Loft will host a brunch topped of with specialty drinks, including pomegranate-green tea mimosas and lavender-basil mimosas and lemonade. 480.786.9600, http://www.urbantealoft.com/.
Fox Restaurant Concepts The Valley’s Bloom, The Greene House, and Olive & Ivy will serve special dishes for the Easter holiday, in addition to regular menu items while Modern Steak will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu, with a variety of seasonal dishes. http://www.foxrc.com/.
Ocean Prime The CityCenter of CityNorth eatery will offer a delicious Easter Sunday brunch; the Phoenix restaurant will open at 11 a.m. to start serving. 480.347.1313, http://www.oceanprimephoenix.com/.
Hole-in-the-Wall The restaurant at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is serving an Easter Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday brunch will feature breakfast and lunch favorites, including French toast, omelets made to order, smoked BBQ chicken, seafood paella, and a carving station. http://www.pointehilton.com/.
Red Allen’s at The Wigwam The Litchfield Park restaurant will celebrate with a farm-fresh Easter Champagne Brunch. Entrees offered at chef-action stations include whole-roasted suckling pig wrapped in a banana leaf, basted with pineapple and served with Apple Jack au jus. 623.856.1094, http://www.wigwamresort.com/.
Eddie’s House Chef Eddie Matney will offer a full buffet, a cereal bar, a made-to-order omelet, pancake and dessert stations at his Old Town Scottsdale restaurant. 480.946.1622, http://www.eddieshouseaz.com/.
The Phoenician The ballroom, at the Phoenician will host a buffet that will include leg of lamb, prime rib of beef and glazed ham, pastas and paninis, breakfast items such as omelets and waffles, antipasti and cheeses, as well as a variety of seafood. 480.423.2530, http://www.thephoenician.com/.
Roka Akor On Easter Sunday, guests are invited to enjoy pork belly, shishito, negi omelet, sesame griddle cake with scrambled egg and avocado and crab cake benedict with poached egg and yuzu kosho hollandaise. 480.306.8800, http://www.rokaakor.com/.
Prado The InterContinential Montelucia Resort restaurant in Paradise Valley will offer an inventive Easter Brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 480.627.3200, http://www.icmontelucia.com/.
Elements The restaurant at Sanctuary at Camelback Resort will dish up a special Easter brunch that will spotlight entrees including a deviled egg omelet with truffle bacon and crisp celery and grilled salmon salad with fingerling potatoes, roasted tomato and crispy Chinese sausage. 480.948.2100, http://www.sanctuaryaz.com/.
Top of the Rock The Buttes Resort restaurant hosts a prix fixe Champagne Easter Brunch on Sunday, featuring a carving station, made-to-order omelets, a selection of seafood including sushi and oyster bar, farm greens, entrees and more. 602.431.2367, http://www.marriott.com/.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa All three restaurants at the Phoenix resort are offering delicious Easter brunch and dinner menus at its Tuscany, Meritage Steakhouse and Blue Sage restaurants. 480.293.3681, http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/.
Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho will hosts Easter events this Sunday, including an egg hunt, brunch at ZuZu, and dinner at both ZuZu and Trader Vic’s. 480.421.7799, http://www.hotelvalleyho.com/.
Arizona Biltmore Wright’s at the Biltmore as well as Frank & Albert’s will host special Easter dining. In addition, the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom will have a Champagne Easter Sunday brunch. http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/.
The Café at the Heard Museum The Easter Brunch menu at The Cafe at the Heard Museum features chilaquiles, blueberry pancakes, applewood-smoked bacon, honey-baked ham, tepary bean stew, meatloaf and horseradish mashed potatoes. 602.251.0204, http://www.heard.org/.
The Boulders Resort The Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort hosts an a la carte brunch and a Bloody Mary bar from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Latilla Restaurant will have a brunch featuring champagne, seafood, salads, fruits and cured meats as well as carving and omelet stations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. http://www.theboulders.com/.
Roaring Fork The Scottsdale restaurant hosts a specialty Easter Brunch featuring a bread table, savory cold and hot item station, egg and meat carving tables as well as a dessert station. 480.947.0795, http://www.roaringfork.com/.
Easter is almost upon us, which means Good Friday is also approaching on March 30. This date marks the last Friday of Lent for the Catholic population to avoid eating meat. The restaurants below offer delicious, meat-free dishes that make for the perfect meal on Good Friday and beyond.