With Easter just a few days away, it’s important to secure your dining plans before the prime spots fill up. Looking to do an Easter brunch for 2013? You are in luck as a number of greater Sacramento-area restaurants hold annual Easter brunches, many of them with lots of champagne and mimosas. Here is a look at five of the best spots to try Easter brunch in Sacramento this year.
1206 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Consider Easter brunch out on the water for 2013. Hornblower Yachts is offering a special Champagne Easter Brunch package that gives you a two-hour yacht cruise, buffet, free-flowing champagne, fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee/tea and live entertainment. Enjoy scenic views of the Sacramento River and once the cruise is over, enjoy a beautiful sunny day on the roof deck.
The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 2nd St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Firehouse Restaurant is open for both brunch and dinner on Easter Sunday. A local institution in Old Sacramento, make reservations quickly as it’s one of the most popular spots in town on a normal day. Typically, The Firehouse offers a combination of buffet and plated menu courses for the Easter brunch. The brunch starts with a first-course buffet of canapes, breads, pastries, deli meats and artisan cheeses. The main and dessert courses are traditionally plated entrees chosen off a special Easter-themed menu.
110 Diamond Creek Place
Roseville, CA 95747
Head up to Roseville and check out La Provence which throws an awesome weekly Sunday brunch. La Provence offers an extensive Sunday brunch menu priced a la carte with everything from eggs and cherrywood-smoked bacon to pain perdu, which is brioche and croissant bread pudding, battered and griddled, served with macerated strawberries and Chantilly cream. And be sure to save room for dessert as La Provence’s menu brings some of the best French desserts to Roseville — profiteroles, creme brulee and gateau au chocolat.
Ink Eats & Drinks
2730 North St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
This edgy downtown spot is popular for the nighttime hipster crowd, but Ink Eats & Drinks offers up a great Sunday brunch menu as well. Look for unique a la carte menu items like fried egg sliders, a salmon scramble and Hawaiian sweet bread french toast. If you are a late riser and get there after 11:30 a.m., the menu only gets better with offerings like a shredded pork sandwich with Guinness BBQ sauce topped with crispy onions and shaved prime rib with au jus, horseradish mayo and Swiss cheese. Be sure to check out Ink Eats & Drinks drink menu with its interesting array of signature cocktails to accompany your meal.
In business for over 20 years, Tower Cafe is a staple in the Sacramento dining scene. Its Sunday brunch is popular in town, so make sure to call for reservations this Easter. Tower Cafe features a globally inspired menu that wins over even the most finicky of diners. For 2013, consider spending Easter at Tower Cafe where you can enjoy everything from its famous French toast to a madame cristo, made from its signature French toast, stuffed with sliced ham and Swiss cheese, topped with two over-medium eggs, creamy bechamel and chipotle-raspberry jam. For a little more spice, try the Thai steak and eggs or Oaxacan eggs mole. Lunch-type entrees are available, including Asian noodles, Chinese chicken salad and a variety of sandwiches and burgers.
Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She is a regional membership coordinator for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and writes for a number of publications in addition to publishing her own blogs. She has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.