It’s nearly Easter, and you might be wondering where to have brunch, lunch, or dinner to celebrate, particularly if you have family or friends in town. Here are two wonderful options for dining out, and one for eating beautifully prepared food at home.
Easter Brunch at Quince
Quince Restaurant at 470 Pacific Avenue is offering a very special brunch from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its flagship location. The pre-fixe menu is $125/person, excluding drinks (there is also a children’s menu for $50/child):
-Lobster, Fava Bean and Nasturtium Salad
-Zucchini Blossom and Mint Tortelli
-Suckling Lamb “Tre Modi”
-Herb, pecorino cheese sauce and “Carciofi alla Romagnola”
-Roman Style Whipped Ricotta and New Crop Cherry Tart
To make a reservation, call 415-775-8500 or go online to www.quincerestaurant.com/reservations/
Easter Brunch at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
Along with the regular brunch menu, Absinthe’s executive chef Adam Keough has created an additional a la carte menu item for Easter, inspired by Southern French flavors, while bar manager Jared Schmidt will offer a special sweet and festive cocktail. Easter brunch hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes these holiday dishes:
-Slow-Roasted Bone-In Leg of Lamb
-Egg Flip (rum, egg whites, candy cream syrup, Angostura bitters, shaved chocolate garnish)
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is located at 398 Hayes Street (at Gough) in San Francisco. For reservations calls 415-551-1590.
Easter Supper at Cotogna
If you are not a brunch fan or prefer something a little more casual, Cotogna—next door to Quince—is a fantastic option. The following pre-fixe menu will be offered for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $65/person.
(Chilled green jumbo asparagus, young peas and their shoots, artichokes & wild mint)
(Filled with essence of carbonara)
(Fava greens & pecorino crust, ragout of fava beans, chickpeas & razor clams)
Roman Style Oxtails
(extra cost for this supplement)
(Filled with strawberry and passion fruit gelato)
To make a reservation call 415-775-8500 or go online to www.cotognasf.com/reservations.html
Bi-Rite Market Passover Menu
If you prefer to host the holiday in the comfort of you own home the very talented chefs at Bi-Rite Market will make sure you are covered. Their 2014 Passover Menu provides you with plenty of tasty options. Some of the dishes include Jewish-style artichokes (white wine-poached, then fried with lemon, mint & sea salt) and fennel & garlic-crusted slow-roasted grass-fed lamb (with raisin, Meyer lemon & horseradish salsa verde).
You can view the complete Easter menu here: www.biritemarket.com/tag/passover-menu/
Bi-Rite’s Easter menus will be available starting on Saturday, April 12th through Tuesday, April 22nd. Orders can be placed by calling either store:
Bi-Rite Market Mission District: 3639 18th Street ▪(415) 241-9760
Bi-Rite Market Western Addition: 550 Divisadero Street ▪(415) 551-7900