Top Five Wednesday (*FYI we know we are a day late with this one…): Happy Easter!

[ 0 ] April 1, 2010 |

Easter’s here! We love this time of year…the weather’s the perfect temp, the cherry blossoms come out and outdoors dining is a must. Easter Sunday is this weekend and there will be plenty of restaurants celebrating. This week’s “Top Five” are ideas for your Easter feast (*that is unless you’re cooking up a feast in your own house…yum.). Check it:

1. Zaytinya is celebrating Mediterranean style with a four-course brunch (*$28 per person) and a five-course Sunday dinner (*$34). Brunch includes traditional Lebanese style French toast with bananas and Asparagus Salata, among other things. Dinner features Spring Pea Soup w/ yogurt, Lamb Heart Tartar and Lamb Neck Ravioli, among other things.

2. Social is serving up Easter Supper from 11 am- 8pm with a 3-course prix fixe menu priced @ $35.99 per person (*Children under 12 are $19.99). Beet salad, Lentil Soup, Double Cut Lamb Chops, Pan Roasted Rockfish and White Chocolate Bread Pudding are just a few of the items that will be offered to guests.

3. 1789 is doing a little something special for the kiddies in addition to a full Easter brunch menu. From 10 am-3:45 pm, patrons can enjoy complimentary canapes as the Easter bunny makes his way around the room delivering candy to all the children. Entrees will run you between $28 to $36 and dessert is $9. Dishes include Challah French Toast, Roast Halibut and Rack of Lamb. An a la carte Easter dinner will be served up from 4 pm to 8 pm.

4. Marcel’s is offering up the posh brunch of the bunch. On Sunday, April 4, guests can choose from a 3-course prix fixe menu @ $70 per person (*$35 for children under 12). Dishes that stick out: Crab Flan, Corn Soup with Lobster Ravioli, Norwegian Salmon w/ Poached Quail Egg and Hollandaise Sauce and the Chocolate Mousse Tower w/ Raspberry Coulis.

5. Restaurant 3 is offering an Easter buffet brunch from 10 am- 3 pm. Priced @ $27 for adults and $12 for children under 10, this might not be a bad idea especially if you’re taking a large crowd. The usual suspects will line the buffet: Lamb, Ham, Prime Rib, Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Egg Station and Desserts.

Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., holiday cooking, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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