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Nine decadent Easter brunches in the Sacramento region

Nine decadent Easter brunches in the Sacramento region

Photo courtesy of de Vere's Irish Pub

The banana bread French toast at de Vere's Irish Pub

It’s not too late to make Easter brunch reservations at some of the region’s best restaurants if you hop to it. Here are nine tantalizing options for the holiday Sunday.

de Vere’s Irish Pub

At this pub’s downtown Sacramento and Davis locations this Sunday, you’ll find a bevy of brunch offerings like the smoked salmon Benedict with a poached egg atop house-made sourdough, or banana bread French toast made with Amaretto custard and topped with candied pecans and maple whipped cream. There’s plenty of Irish coffee, too, if you fancy a goblet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 1521 L St. 231-9947. 217 E St. Davis. 530-204-5533. deverespub.com

Ettore's European Bakery & Restaurant

This Swiss patisserie in Arden-Arcade will be dishing out brunch favorites ranging from chorizo omelets to fluffy pancakes and the signature cinnamon roll French toast. Pick up some traditional hot cross buns to take home, or an assortment of the bakery’s Easter sweets, like pastel-colored macarons, tulip-shaped iced sugar cookies and dainty almond petits fours decorated with bunnies and flowers. A la carte pricing. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 2376 Fair Oaks Blvd. 482-0708. ettores.com

The Firehouse

This Old Sacramento institution, a destination since it opened in 1960, is serving a three-course Easter meal that starts with an assortment of house-made pastries and salmon and duck rillettes. For the second course, options include a green tomato and crab Benedict or grilled filet mignon with black garlic butter. For dessert, there will be a choice of strawberry shortcake or chocolate layer cake topped with coffee caramel. A la carte pricing. $49.95 per person. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 1112 2nd St. 442-4773. firehouseoldsac.com

Grange Restaurant & Bar

Executive chef Oliver Ridgeway is whipping up a three-course brunch at this downtown farm-to-fork hot spot, with choices that include English pea soup swirled with lemon oil, smoked lamb neck rigatoni and avocado toast with Dungeness crab and soft-boiled eggs. Grange’s bar, which was remodeled at the end of last year, will also be pouring its handsome craft cocktails, like the Strawberry Rhubarb Smash with bourbon and mint. $49 per person. 8 a.m.-2p.m. 926 J St. 492-4450. grangesacramento.com

Hawks Public House

Kick off your holiday with a basket of assorted pastries and salmon rillettes before diving into the main courses at Hawks Public House in East Sacramento. The menu features your choice of entrées like ricotta pancakes served with strawberry and lemon verbena crema and bacon, or a Brandt Farms New York steak paired with a fried egg and patatas bravas. Save room for dessert, a strawberry mousse with pistachio cream and lemon sorbet. $35 per person. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1525 Alhambra Blvd. 588-4440. hawkspublichouse.com

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Morning indulgence will be served up buffet-style at the Hyatt’s extravagant annual feast, which includes an elaborate iced seafood bar, charcuterie, an omelet station, and a carving station serving lamb shoulder and Dr. Pepper-glazed country salmon. Kids can dig into a colorful candy buffet and visit with the Easter Bunny as he makes his rounds. $56 per adult; $28 per child (reservations required). 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 1209 L St. 443-1234. sacramento.regency.hyatt.com


Local restaurateur Randy Paragary’s perpetually buzzy midtown spot is preparing a special Easter menu, with freshly baked breakfast pastries that will arrive at your table as soon as you settle in. First course choices include a yogurt and granola parfait or chilled asparagus, followed by entrées like huevos rancheros or king salmon salad with strawberries, quinoa and poppy seed vinaigrette. $35 per person. 9 a.m.-2p.m. 1401 28th St. 457-5737. paragarysmidtown.com

Seasons 52

This weekend marks the launch of this Arden-Arcade restaurant's new Sunday brunch service. On the holiday, Seasons 52 will offer an orange marmalade parfait, Benedicts made with pasture-raised eggs and other tempting dishes like braised beef short rib hash or brick-oven brioche French toast. Say cheers with some bubbly in the form of endless mimosas, or buy the table a round of bloody Marys. A la carte pricing. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1689 Arden Way. 922-5252. seasons52.com


Both the El Dorado Hills and Roseville locations of this lively New American restaurant will offer eclectic Easter buffets with a prime rib carving station and an oyster bar, as well as an egg station where you can get your Benedict fix. Wash down the edible feast with sparkling mimosas, spiked or virgin. $43 per adult; $19 for children under 12. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 3909 Park Dr. El Dorado Hills. 1480 Eureka Rd. Roseville. siennarestaurants.com

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