Welcome to a special edition of Noshing Around, your unofficial guide to Easter Eats. Easter is April 20th, for those procrastinators out there, get your reservations soon!
Bluefin Seafood Bistro, 7053 N. Oracle Road, and Kingfisher Bar & Grill, 2564 E. Grant Road. The sister restaurants are serving lobster bisque, a fresh-fish special and roasted leg of lamb in addition to their regular Sunday brunch/dinner menus. Reservations are suggested. See bluefintucson.com and kingfishertucson.com.
Acacia Real Food & Cocktails, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Chef Albert Hall is going all out with his annual Easter brunch buffet, serving seasonal dishes and traditional holiday fare from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $49.95 for adults and $24 for children ages 5 to 10. Reservations can be made at acaciatucson.com or 232-0101.
Agustín Kitchen, 100 S. Avenida Convento, Suite 150. Chef Ryan Clark is offering a prix fixe menu along with the normal a la carte menu for brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 9 p.m.. The prix fixe meal is $39 and reservations are suggested. Go to agustinkitchen.com or call 398-5382.
CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana. The CORE brunch experience features a traditional holiday buffet, a raw bar, sushi and carving stations from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $80 for adults and $35 for children younger than 12. Reservations are required. More info at 572-3000 and ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain.
Omni Tucson National, 2727 W. Club Drive. The Omni is serving Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its Fiesta Room. The brunch includes omelet stations, pastries, a charcuterie platter, carving station, eggs Benedict and more. The cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. See omnihotels.com/Tucson.
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, 135 S. Sixth Ave. Chef Janos Wilder is offering a three-course Easter menu featuring dishes such as spring lamb stew and local deviled eggs with crab salsa. Meals include complimentary sparkling wine cocktails for adults as well as house-made muffins and breads with whipped orange butter. The cost is $35 for adults, $17.95 for children. Info at downtownkitchen.com or 623-7700.
The Parish, 6453 N. Oracle Road. The Parish is taking a different approach with an Easter menu—by cooking the Easter Bunny! (oven-roasted side of rabbit with wild mushroom demi-glace and a tart apple and celery puree laced with white truffle oil, served in crispy basket). Other meal options and desserts are also available. Visit theparishtucson.com.