Good Morning NYC Fit Food Fashion Readers! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. As you all know Easter is coming up this weekend. We started a tradition 2 years ago of having Easter Brunch at Brasserie 8 1/2 here in NYC. This year I have made the reservation but do not know if I am going to attempt to take a newborn to brunch. We may just end up making brunch here in the apartment and taking the little one out on a walk to Central Park, another thing we love to do on Easter. Here is a look at some of the restaurants offering Easter Brunch here in the city. If you live here or are going to be visiting over the Easter weekend I recommend Brasserie 8 1/2, only because that is where we love to go and the brunch is incredible. There are many other options around the city:
Swedish Brunch at Smorgas Chef in the Financial District: how about checking out the Swedish fare that Smorgas Chef has to offer for Easter Brunch. Items on the menu include mustard crusted leg of lamb, asparagus salad with prosciutto and waffles with bacon. The restaurant is located in the Financial District area of Stone Street. We love this area of the city, it is where Jon lived when we first started dating and we loved hanging out and eating down on Stone Street. Brunch will be served from 11am-10pm, reservations are a must.
French Style Brunch at Cafe Boulud on the Upper East Side:there will be a special holiday menu. The 3 course special is $95 for adults and $45 for kids under 12. Some of the menu options will be crepes Suzette, leg of lamb with lentils, and Crab Benedict with ham. After eating you can stroll over to near by Central Park and walk off some of the delicious french food that you had. Brunch will be served from 11:30am to 3:30pm. I definitely recommend having a reservation.
Michelin-Star rated Lincoln Ristorante: since this is a holiday splurge on this award-winning restaurant. The $70 4- course prix fixe is filled with Italian favorites like ricotta dumplings, pasta with lobster and scallop sausage, branzino, and leg of lamb. This restaurant is located next to the Lincoln Center and features a glass wall for a little people watching. Brunch will be served from 11:30am to 8:30pm. Once again being Easter reservations are required.
Elegant French buffet at Brasserie 8 1/2: originally we had brunch here because it had been in an episode of Sex and the City once. Jon knows how much I love SATC and decided to take me here for Easter Brunch and we are hoping to make it a tradition. The brunch is incredible, some of the items include: leg of lamb, french toast, eggs Benedict, beef Wellington and a charcuterie cheese station. I absolutely love the beef Wellington and I have to mention the desserts are so so so good! I always leave here so full but extremely happy. Once we leave we do go for a long walk around Central Park. I am sure it does not make a dent in the calories I consumed at brunch but it is always worth it. Reservations are required.
With Easter quickly approaching, what are your plans for this upcoming weekend?