Living in Scottsdale means that you are located very close to some of the world’s most wonderful cuisine. Spring brings fresh flavors, the change of seasons, and of course, Easter celebrations. Easter brunch is a tradition for many families and this year the offerings have never looked better.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 6333 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$36.95 Adults/$17.95 Children
Fleming’s is proud to offer a beautiful three-course Easter brunch with very flexible choices in dining. You may select an appetizer, entrée, and dessert from a variety of options. Perhaps you’ll choose a creamy Lobster Bisque followed by perfect Prime Rib and Crème Brûlée as the finishing touch, or a fare of fresh fruits, eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding. No matter your selection, your taste buds will be overjoyed.
Zulu Caffé, 15000 North Airport Dr., Scottsdale
9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.
Zulu’s array of gourmet preparations includes scones and delightful pastries, a full omelet bar, smoked salmon, Challah French Toast with brown sugar and rum glazed apples, heirloom tomato and balsamic drizzled mozzarella, creamy Gruyere potatoes, oven-roasted goat cheese chicken, and of course some of the most fabulous desserts around. Even to those living in Scottsdale, Zulu Caffé is a hidden gem you’ll treasure discovering.
Il Terrazzo at the Phoenician, 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When you imagine the perfect brunch, Il Terrazzo is a great example. For those living in Scottsdale, you’ll return to this spectacular venue time after time once you’ve had the first scrumptious experience. Il Terrazzo’s holiday brunch menu includes a practically endless variety. Our top choices are the Kale and Macerated Plum Lamb, the marvelous sushi bar, divine made-to-order breakfast such as malted waffles and brioche french toast, a fresh tomato and mozzarella Caprese salad, and wild mushroom ravioli.
Meritage Steakhouse at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 East Marriott Dr., N. Phoenix
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices à la carte
One of the amazing dining establishments at JW Marriott, Meritage Steakhouse raises the bar for steak lovers everywhere. Offering a braised Cedar River beef cheek with complementing additions such as celeriac root puree and roasted corn and fava bean hash, Meritage Steakhouse astounds with a tender veal chop dressed with black currant jus for a lovely combination of flavors. Roasted heirloom carrots and truffle potato fritters are just a few of the delectable sides available. How could you pass on a dessert of Grand Marnier gelato or caraibe dark chocolate?
La Hacienda Plaza &Trellis at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Award winning restaurants, luxury facilities, a view that will take your breath away, and beautiful golf courses make this the place to be for anyone living in Scottsdale. Excellence is all that this resort offers. For brunch you will find Bourbon Steak, a Southwestern omelet station, fresh fruits and rich cheeses, intricate dishes featuring seared ancho lime-rubbed ahi tuna, shiso mint and lavender-rubbed lamb, salt-crusted herb prime rib and more. Dessert will leave you speechless, with a raspberry truffle cake, shooters of chocolate or lemon raspberry mouse, and a special children’s dessert station. Many children’s events and even a very special guest are planned for the day.
Living in Scottsdale gives you access to some very impressive choices for fine dining. Enjoy the best for your Easter brunch by going to one of the fine restaurants mentioned above, and you are likely to find some new favorites for your dining repetoire!