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What’s on the Menu for Easter Brunch?
Easter isn’t only about going to church, dying eggs, and chasing bunnies. It’s also about good company and good food. Here’s what local restaurants will be serving this holiday, Sunday, April 12. By Arla Shephard
Comments () | Published March 30, 2009

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Ardeo
From 11 to 2:30, this Cleveland Park eatery is serving a three-course Easter brunch for $35 per person.

Bambulé
The brunch buffet at this Friendship Heights restaurant will include omelets, pancakes, waffles, and egg dishes plus Spanish fare such as paella. $19.95 for adults; $10 for children. Brunch is from 10 to 3.

Bastille
This Old Town French spot is serving a three-course brunch from chef Christophe Poteaux. First-course options include asparagus soup; quiche; calamari/shrimp beignets with sheep’s milk yogurt and harissa; and foie-gras flan ($5 supplement). Entrées include eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and salmon caviar; spring-pea risotto; a burger with a fried duck egg; roast chicken; and filet mignon ($5 supplement). Desserts include crème brûlée and chocolate pot de crème, or you can substitute a cheese course for an additional $5. A children’s menu includes a soup or house salad, macaroni and cheese, and a choice of dessert. $29 for adults; $16 for ages 12 and under. Brunch is served from 11:30 to 2:30.

Beacon Bar & Grill
Unlimited Champagne, Bloody Marys, and mimosas will flow at this hotel restaurant, which will set up omelet and carving stations. $29.95 for adults; $14.95 for children. Seating at 11 and 1.

Belga Cafe
From 9 to 4, Belga Cafe will be offering a traditional Belgian brunch for Easter Sunday. Belgian waffles will, of course, be on the menu, as well as egg dishes like poached eggs with salmon and ham, sausage, and cheese omelets. Prices range from $8 to $25.

Blue Duck Tavern
A three-course menu will be served on the pretty outdoor patio and in the Shaker-accented dining room. On the menu is roast leg of lamb; seared Maine scallops; poached halibut and Maine shrimp; and prime rib. $85 for adults; $42 for ages 6 to 12 (under age 6 free). Brunch is served from 10:30 to 3:45.

Bombay Club
For $28, listen to live piano music and dine on entrees like seafood curry at the champagne brunch buffet at the Bombay Club. Champagne is unlimited, and brunch will be served from 11:30 to 2:30.

Brabo  
Enjoy brunch from 8:30 to 2:30 at Robert Wiedmaier's Old Town Alexandria restaurant. Brunch menu items include Scottish smoked salmon, King Street hotcakes with bananas, and Robert's Choice, a plate of pork belly, poached eggs, and cheddar potato cakes. All main courses are $14, and there will also be a do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar. 

Cafe Milano
This swank Georgetown hangout is offering a Champagne brunch buffet with assorted pastries; made-to-order omelets, frittatas, and scrambled eggs; Italian cold cuts, cheeses, and salads; oysters, lobster, shrimp, and mussels; roast spring lamb; and sautéed king salmon. Coffee, tea, and juice is included. $80 for adults; $35 for ages 6 to 12.

Café MoZu
This Asian-themed restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental hotel is offering a brunch buffet with such dishes as sweet-and-sour Szechuan soup; sushi; dim sum; omelets; and waffles. Desserts include green-tea tiramisu; carrot/almond cremeux; and warm cookies. $75 for adults; $28 for ages 11 and under. Seatings are between 11:30 and 1:30.
A separate children’s brunch in the nearby Empress Lounge (reservations must be made in conjunction with the adult brunch) will include miniature burgers; shrimp tempura; chicken fingers; and manicotti. Each child will get an Easter basket filled with chocolates and toys, and the brunch includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, and a cupcake-decorating session with the hotel’s pastry chef. The children will be supervised by hotel staff; $40 per child.

Café Promenade at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Café Promenade's brunch will feature a seafood table with sushi rolls, shrimp, crab claws, oysters, and smoked salmon; and a carving station with prime rib, Moroccan rotisserie chicken with harissa, and roasted leg of lamb with rosemary jus. A breakfast station will offer omelets, Belgian waffles, and eggs Benedict. For dessert, there’s a chocolate fountain, apple galettes, honey-pecan diamonds, and chocolate-marshmallow bars. $75 for adults; $35 for ages 12 and under. Brunch is served from 11 to 3.

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