Looking for a spot to enjoy brunch and more on Easter Sunday in Philly? We’ve got you covered.
Easter Sunday is April 17 and there are a number of quality hot spots in the city that are offering great values and great vibes. Here is a shortlist of a few that are on the dM radar.
Forsythia in Old City is hosting a multi-course Easter Brunch prix fixe menu. The courses, curated by Chef Christopher Kearse, are comprised of Green and White Asparagus (with avocado gribiche, rhubarb, and fine herbs), English Cucumber Vichyssoise (smoked trout roe, meyer lemon, and puffed quinoa), Black Truffle Crêpe (rabbit confit, caramelized onions, and hazelnut-truffle honey), Quiche du Jour (with potato, wild spring onions, serrano ham, and smoked paprika hollandaise), and Tuna Niçoise (with saffron potato, bagna càuda, and a six-minute egg).
You have options for the final course: Buttermilk Panna Cotta (blueberry, lemon curd, and lavender cookie), or Chocolate Olive Oil Gâteau (with sour cherry, rhubarb, and pistachio). You can’t go wrong with either.
The $80.00 Easter Brunch will be offered on Sunday, April 17, 10:30 am until 6:00 pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Over in Rittenhouse Square, Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden at Patchwork is adding a selection of items to the existing brunch menu in honor of Easter Sunday, with prices ranging from $8.00 to $18.00.
New offerings include Bacon Deviled Eggs, Smoked Salmon Frittata and Eggs Benedict with Serrano Ham and Tabasco Hollandaise. Thirsty? Enjoy a Rose and Lavender Blood Orange Mimosa along with other libations from Patchwork’s spirited cocktail menu. Make your reservation HERE…
The Red Owl Tavern on Chestnut Street is preparing an Easter-themed craft cocktail entitled, “We The Peeple”. A creation by lead bartender Christopher Devern, the beverage is a blend of gin, St. Germain, lemon, blueberry syrup, egg white, heavy cream, with a Peep garnish. While you are there, indulge in dishes such as Whipped Ricotta Toast (with kumquat marmalade and toasted hazelnuts), Shakshouka (baked eggs, spicy tomato sauce, feta, and olive oil), and Croque Madame with French ham, Gruyere, mornay, and a sunny side up egg.
A three-course prix fixe option is available at The Twisted Tail on 2nd Street or you can also enjoy items from an à la carte menu that include Blue Bay Oysters, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Shrimp Cocktail, Eggs in Purgatory (with tomato ragu, roasted peppers, Parmesan, and poached eggs), Roasted Leg of Lamb (with garlic, rosemary, and roasted potatoes), and Chicken and Waffle served with apple butter and spiced maple syrup.
Our shortlist concludes with options from Urban Farmer in Logan Square. Executive Chef Sonny Ingui has readied specials for brunch and dinner services such as the Seafood Tower (composed of chilled oysters, lobster, shrimp, lump crab, salmon tartare, and mussels), Deviled Eggs (with caviar and dill), Braised Lamb Shank (with mushroom and pea ragout and Castle Valley corn polenta, and for dessert), and Coconut Chiboust (with lemon sable and blackberry). Reservations are encouraged.