What is the Easter brunch menu like at L’Espalier?

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Jordan Lawson

L'Espalier is known for its holiday menus and frequent special events, and you’re in for a treat if you dine there on Easter Sunday. Expect a three-course brunch menu at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, and perhaps you'd like to start off with a featured cocktail? Think mimosas or L’Espalier Bloody Marys with cocktail shrimp and basil.

The 2013 prix fixe menu offered an amuse-bouche and then worked into a first course of delectable choices such as Maine lobster bisque with a roasted garlic flan and melted leeks or roasted Hudson Valley foie gras. Main-course options included quiche Lorraine with Maine lobster, lardons and a frisée salad, or roasted rabbit loin with pea fricassee potato gnocchi and preserved lemons and morels. Easter is synonymous with sweets, and the dessert course satisfied your saccharine wishes with a Manjari chocolate cream egg with cinnamon ice cream and German chocolate cake. The second dessert choice — cream cheese and carrot mousse cake with coconut-sage ice cream — was no less tempting.

Come holidays, L'Espalier doesn't forget the kids. For Easter 2013, kids' own prix fixe menu featured a first course of either fruit or simple salad and a main course of French toast, malted pancakes with warm bananas or the Toad in the Hole: coddled egg with toasted brioche and bacon.

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