Options for Passover and Easter meals this holiday season abound throughout Palm Beach County.
Local restaurants have you covered whether you're looking for something classic such as braised brisket and matzo ball soup or a carved Easter ham or have a craving for something a bit more out of the box — maybe Parrilla grill and charcuterie? They even have some brand-new dishes unveiled for the holiday like Le Colonial's Ca Chim. No doubt, there is something for everyone.
Along with signature eats will be signature drinks and classics like mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Need to keep the kids entertained while enjoying that holiday meal? No worries on that front either; several outlets are offering egg hunts and the Easter Bunny has been booked for several appearances.
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Charlie & Joe's at Love Street
The Beacon will feature an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will include classics like pancakes and omelettes, as well as specialty items like crab cake eggs benedict, avocado focaccia toast, and Beacon chicken. Brunch includes two mimosas or two Bloody Marys, and is $60 per person and $25 per person for children age 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. The afternoon will also feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny as well as egg hunt.
Information: 1116 Love St., Jupiter. 561-532-3280; lovestreetjupiter.com/
3800 Ocean Restaurant & Lounge
Easter brunch at the oceanfront restaurant kicks off at noon with a raw bar station, a variety of salads and a rock shrimp and crab soup. There will be a carving stations featuring a rosemary and grain mustard-rubbed leg of lamb, horseradish and roasted garlic puree-crusted striploin, and a dark rum and Jamaican jerk-seasoned mahi mahi.
Sides will include toasted risotto with creamed spinach, honey roasted baby carrots, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, and campanelle pasta with roasted corn and rainbow chard. Displays include artisanal cheese and charcuterie selections, assorted dried fruits and nuts, seasonal vegetable crudités, and fresh fruits and berries. End brunch with a tableful of delightful sweets. Available until 7 p.m. Adults $145, children 12 and younger $45.
Expect the Easter Bunny to make an appearance and Easter egg hunts, egg coloring, an egg toss, and a bunny hop potato sack race on the beach.
Information: 3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, Riviera Beach. 561-340-1795; marriott.com
This Easter, LoLa 41 will offer two all-day holiday specials. They will have a crab and spinach frittata with béarnaise and asparagus salad for $32 as well as a potato-crusted grouper topped with tarragon beurre monte and asparagus beans and peas along with a pancetta vinaigrette for $48. Both dishes will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Information: 290 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach. 561-599-5652; lola41.com
For both nights of Passover (April 5 and 6), Almond will feature a special plat du jour of red wine braised Florida brisket sephardic style with dried apricots, baby carrots and dill. The dish can be served family style for the table or by individual serving. The restaurant will also be serving their house made matzo ball soup.
For Easter, Almond offers an incredible Sunday Brunch and will also feature a special plat du Jour of roasted Colorado rack of lamb with roasted asparagus, fingerling potatoes and minted salsa verde. The special can be served family style for the table or individually and is available for both brunch and dinner.
Information: 207 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. 561-355-5080; almondrestaurant.com
For its Easter special Elisabetta's will have an Italian Eggs Benedict with toasted artisan sourdough bread, poached eggs, prosciutto and béarnaise, served with a salad for $17.
Ervin Machado, the beverage director for both locations has crafted a special cocktail for Easter, a Vin Brûlé. A take on Sangria, but from Italy, the drink features Chianti, orange slices, a lemon slice, brandy, honey, a cinnamon stick, anise and cloves.
Information: 185 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-342-6699. 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-560-6699; elisabettas.com
This downtown West Palm Beach landmark will have an Easter brunch buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bunny Brunch is $75 and will feature an omelette station, assorted carving stations, salad, pasta bar, pastries and more. The Ocean Rabbit features the same options as the Bunny, but adds in the raw bar which includes oysters, clams, ceviche, shrimp cocktail and snow crabs for $100. Finally, the Boozy Basket-Full features all the of the above options and keeps things extra festive with a two-hour bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar for $130.
Information: 104 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-833-3520; erbradleys.com/
This Palm Beach hot spot will offer al la carte options for brunch and dinner with a reduced version of its regular menu also available. For Easter brunch the appetizer will be Les Oeufs de Cane En Meurett (two poached duck eggs on English muffins topped with bacon-shallot red wine sauce, served with petite salad) for $36 and for the entree is Le Gigot D'Agneau Pasqual, Flageolets de Pays (farm-raised, herb-crusted, roasted leg of lamb, au jus Imported beans, baked tomato, garlic confit) at $55.
For Easter dinner the appetizer is Soupe de Potimaron (seasonal squash soup, spring peas, toasted almonds) for $22, or Vol au Vent D'Asperges et Barbe-de-Bouc (asparagus and salsify in puff pastry, light Hollandaise sauce, truffle juice) for $32. Entree choices are Filet de Saint-Pierre Roti, Veloute de Champignon (roasted John Dory filet, white mushroom cream sauce steamed garden vegetables) for $72 or Le Gigot D'Agneau Pasqual, Flageolets de Pays (farm-raised, herb-crusted, roasted leg of lamb, au jus Imported beans, baked tomato, garlic confit) for $68.
For both brunch and dinner, La Goulue will offer a special dessert. “Charlotte Cecille “ features a dark and white chocolate Charlotte (which is like a bread pudding) with bourbon vanilla custard, surrounded by Lady Fingers. “Cecille” is the vanilla crème anglaise it is served with.
Information: 288 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-284-6292; lagouluepalmbeach.com
Chef Dieter Samijn's three-course brunch features starter options including chilled fava bean soup; local lettuce (parmesan. buttermilk, green garlic, radish, egg); green asparagus (poached egg vinaigrette, croutons, cinco jotas ham); wild shrimp cocktail; tuna tartare and octopus carpaccio. For entrees there's choice of Belgian waffles; Easter ham eggs benedict; cavatelli cavolo nero (kale, ramps, pancetta, garlic breadcrumbs); seared Maine scallops; half dover sole meuniere; organic chicken roulade or grilled lamb chops. Dessert will feature multiple options from religieuse au chocolate to tarte aux fraises and more.
Brunch is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9. $155, children under 10 $75.
Information: 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. 561-655-6060; cafeboulud.com/palmbeach
Celebrate Easter with Chef Lindsay Autry's brunch featuring favorites including tomato pie, fried chicken, Easter ham, prime rib, breakfast classics and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $85, children $28.
Information: 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-557-6460; eatregional.com
Galley will host its annual Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9.
At $99 per person, diners can enjoy everything from a made-to-order omelet station to a live-action Parrilla grill and charcuterie, a raw bar featuring fresh crab, oysters, smoked salmon and more plus everyone’s favorite brunch sides from assorted bakery and bread items, salads galore, seasonal fruits and gourmet desserts.
An additional $20 lets guests enjoy bottomless beverages including the trendy Aperol spritz and the classic mimosa or Bloody Mary.
The festivities will include an appearance by the Easter Bunny and live music. Come early for an Easter egg hunt on the lawn all set within a lush outdoor patio.
Information: 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-231-6100; galleywestpalmbeach.com
This West Palm Beach gem will have a takeout Passover dinner for $85 per person with a two-person minimum. It will include eight mini potato latkes with sour cream and apple sauce; one quart matzo ball soup; two salmon cakes with cucumber relish and lemon aioli; a choice of roast brisket with garlic, carrot and onion (one pound) or a whole roast chicken with lemon, garlic and herbs; two cups of Parmesan string beans; two cups of roasted fingerling potatoes; two cups of baby carrots with dill and butter; two cups of fresh berries with whipped cream, two cups of chocolate mousse and a bottle of red. Orders must be made by noon April 1. Pick up at 3:30 p.m. April 5. 20% gratuity.
Information: 319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. 561-249-2281; kitchenpb.com
The Square - Easter egg hunt and food truck
Christ Fellowship downtown campus will host an Easter egg hunt on April 8 on the The Square Lawn. There will be hunts at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. In addition to the hunt, there will a food truck providing sweets for the hunters along with The Salty Donut camper. There will also be music and games.
Palm Beach Kennel Club
The club's Easter Sunday Paddock Brunch Buffet will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature carving stations with leg of lamb and spiral ham, all your favorite breakfast items, salads, sides, entrees, and desserts. Adults $65, children age 4 to 12 $24.95. Reservations required. Ace the Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and a harpist will play.
Information: 1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-683-2222, ext. 199; pbkennelclub.com
Whether you're hiding eggs or matzoh, they've got you covered with two great take home options.
For Passover, Tropical Smokehouse offers tender braised prime certified angus brisket in its sweet and sour tomato sauce. Ready to heat. Half is $95, whole $165 (feeds 10 people). Available for pick up 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7.
For Easter, there's the Family Meal for $175, which serves six to eight people and includes smoked heritage ham, sides (two to four servings each) of sweet corn pudding, aged white cheddar mac and cheese and house salad. Make sure to save room for dessert, because chef Rick’s carrot cake with pineapple, pecans and cream cheese frosting. All menu items are ready to heat. All items available a la carte as well. Available for pick up 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. Reheat instructions included.
Information: 3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-323-2573; eattropical.com
National Croquet Center
In conjunction with SandyJames Fine Food & Productions, this Easter brunch will feature a seafood station, a prime rib carving station, an omelet station, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, assorted Danish and muffins and more. There will also be a premium open bar. Seating times between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $89 per person.
At this newly opened French-Vietnamese eatery, Chef Huy Hoang will give foodies an additional reason to celebrate this Easter. On April 9th, the restaurant will feature a new menu item: Ca Chim — a halibut with “La Vong” scent that will be available for lunch and dinner. The seasonal dish includes galangal-cured halibut, saffron poached fennel, garlic, toasted peanut, mustard seed, dill and a buttery lime au jus for $36. Le Colonial’s regular lunch and dinner menus will also be available. Dress code enforced.
Information: 601 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-566-1800; lecolonial.com
Burt & Max's
This Delray Beach eatery will offer several options for Passover dine-in and takeout. Takeout options include matzo ball soup for $18 a quart (four matzo balls per quart), chopped chicken liver for $8 a pint, apples & honey salad for $17, roasted half chicken for $15, slow-roasted brisket in sweet & sour sauce for $26 per pound and sides including sauteed spinach, roasted potatoes and mashed potatoes for $10 a quart each. Order by 3 p.m. March 30. Pick up 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 or 11:30 a.m. to noon April 5. Reheat instructions included.
For dine-in customers, there will be matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver and apples & honey starters as well as three entrees including roasted half chicken with potato pancake, green beans and shallots, pan jus for $25; pan-roasted salmon with roasted potatoes, green beans and tomato-horseradish remoulade for $30; and slow-roasted brisket with onions, potato pancakes and sauteed spinach for $32.
Information: 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-638-6380; burtandmaxs.com
A Mizner Park hot spot, Max's Grill will offer a dine-in Passover meal featuring matzo ball soup for $10, apple & walnut salad for $14 as well as entrees including slow-cooked beef brisket with oven roasted prunes and carrots, green beans and shallots, smashed and herb-roasted potatoes, natural jus for $32; half chicken with smashed and herb-roasted potatoes, lemony broccoli, natural jus for $29; and baked salmon herb-baked, zucchini and carrot quinoa, braised red cabbage, horseradish-dill sauce for $37. For dessert there's lemon-almond macaroons for $11 and flourless chocolate cake for $13.
Information: 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-368-0080; .maxsgrille.com
Ben’s Kosher Deli
Ben's will offer a special catered holiday dinner for six to 10 people this Passover. In will feature gefilte fish, chopped liver, chicken soup and matzo balls, roast chickens with matzo farfel, roast turkey, sliced fresh brisket, cranberry-pineapple compote, fresh-cut cole slaw, carrot tsimmes, Ben's homemade gravy and relish tray, and a choice of two sides including broccoli almondine, matzo farfel and mushrooms, parsley red potatoes, sweet potato pudding or potato pudding. $399.90 for 10 and$259.90 for six people. Order by March 31 and pick up is April 5 by 4 p.m.
Information: 9942 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton. bensdeli.net
Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria
Louie Bossi's Easter brunch is the Ligurian Nicoise with imported Italian tuna, an eight minute egg, artichoke, radish, tomato, arugula, green beans and potatoes for $18.50.
Information: 100 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. 561-336-6699; louiebossi.com
With multiple locations in Palm Beach County, TooJay's will be offering several takeout options for Easter as well a dine-in menu. All three takeout packages include artisan rye bread, sliced glazed ham, stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, baby carrots and Mounds or coconut cake for dessert. The first package feeds four to five people and is $139.99, the second feeds 10 and and is $279.99 and the third feeds 20 and is $429.99. Those choosing dine-in can enjoy the same dishes as the take-out menu with the exception of red velvet cake instead of coconut for $26.99 per person.
Doris Italian Market & Bakery
Serving South Florida since 1947, Doris Italian Market & Bakery will offering options for both Easter and Passover.
For Easter there will be the Traditional Package which serves six to eight people and includes a choice of brown sugar-glazed spiral ham or leg of lamb roast with mint jelly and includes a choice of tossed or Caesar salad, carrots and green bean almondine, choice of Italian style roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes and dinner rolls for $199.99. No substitutions. The Supreme Package serves 10 to 12 people and features a choice of two brown sugar-glazed spiral hams or two leg of lamb roasts with mint jelly or one of each. Includes all sides in the Traditional Package, plus your choice of pasta — penne with broccoli or penne marinarafor $299.95. No substitution.
For Passover the Brisket Dinner includes beef brisket, carrot and sweet potato tzimmes and a choice of potato pancakes or roasted potatoes for $24.95 per person. No substitutions. The Passover Dinner includes matzo ball soup, chopped liver, carrot and sweet potato tzimmes, green bean almondine and kugel, plus a choice of either beef brisket, turkey breast, grilled London broil or roasted chicken for $34.95 per person. No substituions.
Information: 954-572-5269; dorismarket.com
Okeechobee Family of Businesses
They will be offering several dine-in and to-go options to celebrate Easter. For a memorable holiday gathering, dine in at Okeechobee Steakhouse, Lewis Steakhouse, or Lewis Prime Grill and enjoy an Easter-featured menu item. For those who prefer to gather at home, Okeechobee Prime Meat Market makes the holiday easy with prepared menus to-go.
Information: 561-683-5151; okeesteakhouse.com/
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