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Your Easter Brunch & Dinner Restaurant Guide

Ham-on-Easter-table-with-eggs--18003251What, Easter is almost here already? Is that the question that just popped into your head when you read the headline? Don’t worry, you are not alone.  If you are still searching for a place to take the family on Easter Day (which is this Sunday, Yikes!) here are some suggestions.

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Smithville Inn, Historic Smithville Village, (609-652-7777), 1 N. new York Rd., Galloway

Michele Errichetti, Atlantic County

Easter Brunch, $29.95 per person plus tax and gratuity, 10am till 2pm transitioning to Easter Dinner Buffet, $35.95 per person plus tax  and gratuity

Lunch Buffet includes Omelet Station, Carving Station with Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham, Waffle Station, Cold Salads, Breads and desserts.

Dinner Buffet includes Carving Station with Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham, Mashed Potato Bar, Pasta Bar and three of the Chef’s most popular entrees, plus desserts.

They have a liquor license and will feature special drinks like Mimosa’s at an additional cost.

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Scaturro’s, 843 Route 73, Marlton, NJ 08053. 856-985-4560

$24.95 adults $12.95 children 10 and under

Hot and cold entrees, carving station, omelet station

Menu: http://www.scaturros.com/easter-menu-2013.html

CAMDEN COUNTY

Keg and Kitchen, 90 Westmont Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108 856-882-9800

More than just eggs! 10:30-3:00 PM Reservations recommended

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 

Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland

Easter Sunday Dinner Buffet from Noon to 6 pm. Adults: $25.95 Children under 10: $13 Children 3 and under: FREE

Includes: Antipasta and Salad Bar, Carving Station, Italian Pasta Station, Main Buffet Station with 7 entrees, Dessert Station. Reservations are suggested. Children’s buffet available.

ESSEX COUNTY

Panevino Ristorante, 637 West Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ
973 535 6160Easter Sunday, March 31st, Panevino Ristorante celebrates the seasonal rite of spring with a bounty of fresh Italian flavors.  Beloved for its authentic Neopolitan pizzas and warm, family-friendly atmosphere, the restaurant is offering a holiday prix-fixe menu to indulge everyone’s taste at the holiday table.

From Lamb Loin with Creamy Polenta and Chianti Sauce to Whole Roasted Branzino from the wood-burning oven, the Easter menu features the latest spring ingredients on the market.  Tortiglioni Pasta with Parmacotto Ham, Spring Peas and Parmesan Cream is ideal for pasta lovers.  For dessert, the hallmark of the Italian Easter Feast will be served – Pastiera Pasquale – a ricotta pie originating in Naples.

Online menus available here.

Sam Mickail’s CUT Steak House (973.474.9896)  466 Prospect Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

Executive Chef/Partner Sam Mickail has prepared a festive three-course Easter Sunday menu:

Starters (choose 1)

Wild Forest Mushroom Bisque w/Smoked Paprika Crème Fraiche
Classic Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Tower w/Red+Yellow Vine Ripened Tomatoes
Prosciutto Di Parma w/Tuscan Bean Salad, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Port Wine Fig Confit
Organic Baby Greens w/Champagne Vinaigrette

Mains (choose 1)

Grilled Angus Filet Mignon w/Cognac Pink Pepper Corn Sauce+Roasted Shallots
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb w/Rosemary Sauce
Sushi Grade Tilapia Almondine w/Broiled Maine Lobster Sauce
Penne Pasta+Wild Shrimp in Pink Chardonnay Sauce w/Baby Spinach, English Peas+Yellow Bell Peppers

(each w/sautéed aromatic asparagus+creamy mashed potatoes)

Desserts (choose 1)

Crème Brulee w/Fresh Berries+Tahitian Vanilla Bean
Valrhona Chocolate Cake w/Layered Chocolate Mousse+Raspberry Coulis
Mascarpone Cheesecake w/Sea Salt Caramel Sauce+Melted Ripened Strawberries
Fresh Fruit+Sorbet in a Crispy Tuile w/Chocolate Sauce

HOURS: 2.00-6.00 pm

COST: $65 pp

(includes coffee+tea; exclusive of beverages, tax and 20% gratuity)

HUDSON COUNTY

Maritime Parc (201.413.0050) 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park – Jersey City, NJ 07305

Easter Brunch is a great way to sample Executive Chef/Owner Chris Siversen’s great Spring menu. He’s prepared this special prix-fixe menu for the day. Candy table for all kids! The restaurant’s regular à la carte brunch menu and raw bar will be available as well.

Starters (choose 1)

Honey and Fennel Cured Arctic Char, Smoked Arctic Char Sauce Sauce, Pickled Lemon
Mr. McGregor’s Baby Lettuces, Mixed Radishes, Rhubarb, Green Onion-Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette
Ricotta Gnudi, Walnut-Sausage Pesto
Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Horseradish Sauce, Baby Lettuces

Mains (choose 1)

Rack of Lamb, Milk Poached Lamb Belly, Cauliflower, Artichoke Barigoule, Spiced Goat Yogurt
Local Sea Scallops and Short Ribs, Sauce Gribiche
Rainbow Trout, Sorrel and Wild Mushroom Stuffed, Spring Herb Sauce
Spring Vegetable Lasagna

A delectable array of dessert choices will be available.

 HOURS: 11.30am – 5.00pm

COST:  $55 (exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity; parties of 6 or more charged a 20% gratuity)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Rajvilaas 1357 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, 732-985-2414

Offering a special buffet lunch on Easter Sunday, from 11am – 4pm.  Priced at a very wallet-friendly $14.95 per person ($6.95 for kids), the buffet will feature an array of the restaurant’s traditional North and South Indian specialties, including Chicken Chettinad—a fiery dish cooked with peppercorn, fennel, cumin seeds and other hot spices—or the Kashmir signature in a spice imbued sauce of cardamom, aniseed, and paprika. Vegetarian offerings will include Paneer Makhani, featuring triangles of paneer cooked with a tomato makhani sauce, or the Yellow dal Tadka (lentils) tempered with garlic. A chaat corner will also offer a variety of chaats, including Aloo Papdi Chaat and Paani Poori. Dessert will feature a chocolate fountain along with an array of Indian sweets, including Gulab Jamun.

MORRIS COUNTY

Morris Tap & Grill (973-891-1776) – 500 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ.

Easter Brunch – $29 per adult, $13 per child, (12 & under). Brunch starting at 11am.

Drink Specials (all day) – $15 unlimited Bloody Marys, Sangria & Mimosas

Omelet Station, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, Home Fries, Assorted Muffins & Danish, Mini Doughnuts

RAW BAR

Clams, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Grilled & Chilled Marinated Calamari

SALADS

Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Soba Noodle Salad, Broccolini Salad, Artichoke Salad, Mushroom Salad

Buffalo Chicken over Black Bean Salad

Grilled Vegetables

Wraps (until 3pm)

HOT BRUNCH ENTREES

Eggplant, Mozzarella & Tomato, Chicken & Mushroom Crepes, Shrimp, Mussel & Scallop St. Jacques

Asian Dumplings, Steamed Vegetables, Herbed Mashed Potatoes

CARVING STATION

Honey Mustard Ham, Turkey w Gravy, Leg of Lamb w Mint Jelly, Flank Steak w Demi

KIDS CORNER DINNER

Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Meatballs in Marinara, Baked Ziti

DESSERT TABLE

OCEAN COUNTY

The Gables,  212 Centre Street Beach Haven, NJ 08008 609.492.3553

 Easter Sunday, March 31. 11 am – 7:30 pm.  A special holiday menu featuring 4 courses, with choice of entrée and Viennese Dessert Table. $48 per person. View Menu

Children’s Menu Available. Reservations Suggested. Reserve Your Table Online

Easter LambSUSSEX COUNTY

Restaurant Latour. One Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg NJ, 973-827-5996 Ext. 3

Chef John Benjamin of the four-star Restaurant Latour will offer a gourmand Easter meal showcases the best of spring ingredients: spring garlic, ramps, white asparagus, quail eggs and more. Quail eggs come in an edible (crispy potato) nest with fennel pollen, followed by White Asparagus puree with langoustine, green almonds and wild ramps, then Valley Shepherd Ricotta Gnocchi with the prized Ibérico ham, porcini and spring garlic cream. The centerpiece of the menu is the resort’s own Rifle Ranch Lamb Ribeye with lamb sweetbread Yorkshire pudding and baby vegetables, followed by a Chocolate Strawberry duo with berry “caviar” for dessert. The 5-course menu is $95, wine pairings additional $35, served from 1pm – 6pm on Easter Sunday March 31. The full menu with wine pairings is here.

Latour’s lamb comes from the resort’s own Rifle Ranch in Colorado, which they have owned for more than 30 years. Rifle Ranch raises a flock of lamb that range freely on 7,000 acres of grassy pastures in the Rocky Mountains for the resort’s exclusive use. website.

Contributors: Veronique Deblois, Beth ChristianMichele Errichetti, Jennifer Malme, Deborah Smith

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Deborah Smith is the Founder and Publisher of JerseyBites.com, a collaborative website focused on food news in New Jersey.

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