The brunch bunch: Vail Valley restaurants roll out special eats for Easter
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The following restaurants will be closed for Easter. This list isn’t exhaustive, so please call ahead to your favorite haunt before heading out.
• Agave, 1060 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon
• Castle Peak Grille, 0101 Fawcett Road, Avon
• Delite & Bowl, 175 Main St., No. 107, Edwards
• Fiestas Café & Cantina, 57 Edwards Access Road, Edwards
• Gondola Pizza, 240 Chapel Place, Avon
• Marko’s Pizzeria, 57 Edwards Access Road, No. 7, Edwards
• SaddleRidge Restaurant, 44 Meadow Lane, Beaver Creek
• Smiling Moose Deli, 1170 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards
• The Blue Plate, 48 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon
• The Left Bank Restaurant, 183 Gore Creek Drive, No. 4, Vail
• Vista at Arrowhead, 676 Sawatch Drive, Edwards
Got a hankering for brunch this Easter? We contacted more than 100 restaurants up and down the valley to see who’s hosting Easter festivities, from buffet spreads to a la carte specials to egg hunts and even visits from the Easter Bunny.
All brunches and corresponding events happen on Easter Sunday. Restaurants that are serving their standard menus or those that are completely booked out for Easter are not included. For more information or reservations, contact the individual restaurants.
• Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria in The Westin Riverfront Resort (126 Riverfront Lane, 970-790-5500) hosts a special Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch includes an omelet station and a carving station serving roast prim rib of beef and honey-glazed ham. Other menu items include chilaquiles with mescal mole and huevos rancheros, as well as traditional breakfast items, cheese and charcuterie. Brunch is $42 for adults and $15 for kids ages 5 to 12. Reservations are highly recommended.
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa will host an Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt starting at 11 a.m. for kids 5 and younger, 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 6 to 9 years old and noon for kids ages 10 to 12 years old. The Westin’s Kids Club will also offer special family-friendly Easter craft activities in the lobby. The scavenger hunt and kids’ crafts are only open to resort guests and those with a brunch reservation at Maya.
• Route 6 Cafe (40801 U.S. Highway 6, 970-949-6393) will have a handful of drink specials for Easter Sunday, including $3.95 Bloody Marys, mimosas and live music Sunday night from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Vail Valley Band.
• The Easter special at Vin48 (48 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., 970-748-9463) is a rabbit dish for $32, in addition to the regular restaurant menu. Reservations are recommended.
• 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill in the Park Hyatt (50 W. Thomas Place, 970-827-6600) will host Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items include a chef-attended eggs Benedict station with filet mignon, lobster and orange hollandaise; carving station with leg of lamb; and seafood bar, as well as a variety of traditional brunch items. Brunch is $56 for adults, $26 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and younger are free; prices do not include tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
The Park Hyatt will host two children’s Easter egg hunts at noon and 1:30 p.m. The egg hunts are only open to resort guests and those with a brunch reservation at 8100.
• Buffalo’s in The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (130 Daybreak Ridge Road, 970-748-6200) will have an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $50 for adults, or $70 with unlimited sparkling wine, and $25 for kids. Reservations are highly recommended.
• Mirabelle at the base of Beaver Creek (55 Village Road, 970-949-7728) will offer an Easter brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items include an egg station with eggs Benedict and omelets; a Belgian waffle station; carving station; and other traditional items such as smoked salmon, pastries, salads, pie and macaroons. Brunch is $58 for adults and $28 for children younger than 12, plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended.
• Grand Ave. Grill (678 Grand Ave., 970-328-4043) will serve three Easter specials from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in addition to the restaurant’s regular breakfast and lunch menus. Specials include prime rib for $22.95, a ham dinner with sweet potatoes and asparagus for $15.95 and grilled prime rib eggs Benedict for $13.95. Reservations are recommended.
• The Dusty Boot (1099 Capitol St., 970-328-7002) will offer an all-you-can-eat Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a visit from the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to noon for brunchgoers. Items include traditional fare such as eggs, bacon, sausage, pastries and fresh fruit, plus blueberry French toast, breakfast enchiladas and $10 bottomless mimosas Brunch is $24.99 for adults, $12.99 for children ages 6 to 13, and children younger than 6 are free. Reservations are not available; seating is first-come, first-served.
• Atwater on Gore Creek in the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa (1300 Westhaven Dr., 970-479-7014) will host an Easter Sunday brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items include sliced fruit and berries, smoothies, breads and pastries, smoked salmon display, soup and salad, BLT Benedict savory crepes, hand carved leg of lamb, Boulder trout, strawberry mascarpone pancakes and a dessert selection of triple chocolate cake, carrot cake, spring fruit tart macaroons and more. Brunch is $36 for adults, $19 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and younger are free; tax and gratuity will be added to bill. Reservations recommended.
The Vail Cascade also will host a complimentary Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Children 3 and younger will hunt in the Mountain View Room, and ages 4 to 10 will hunt in the Cascade library. There’s no cost to participate, and prizes include an assortment of packaged candy, with three prize eggs housing a number redeemable for an Easter surprise.
• Bol at Solaris (141 E. Meadow Drive, No. 113, Vail Village, 970-476-5300) will host a bowling brunch party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, with music from DJ J/One and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Brunch is a la carte, with dishes such as crab Benedict, roasted leg of lamb, fungi pizza topped with a fried egg and a smoked salmon platter, plus $6 Bloody Marys and $15 bottomless mimosas. The restaurant also will serve its standard apres menu. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for bowling.
• Cucina Rustica in The Lodge at Vail (174 Gore Creek Dr., Vail Village, 970-754-7872) will host Easter brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with live piano music and a visit from the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The buffet includes a domestic cheese display, salami platter and smoked salmon and trout; hot breakfast items such as scrambled eggs and eggs Benedict, hot chocolate French toast with Nutella and marshmallows and red velvet pancakes with cream cheese glaze; and a carving station with roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham. Brunch is $48 for adults, $16 for children ages 6 to 12, and children 5 and younger are free. Reservations are recommended.
• Flame in the Four Seasons Vail (1 Vail Road, 970-477-8650) will host Easter brunch, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus an Easter egg hunt and photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny at 11 a.m. Brunch includes a seafood raw bar; three carving stations featuring whole roasted Colorado pig, Skuna bay wild salmon and slow roasted prime rib; four chef stations including waffles, omelets, salads and banana Foster; cheese and cold meat tower; deviled eggs three ways; and a fruit station with make-your-own parfaits, plus traditional breakfast and lunch items, assorted desserts, children’s options and more. Brunch is $85 for adults and $35 for children. Reservations are highly recommended.
• La Tour Restaurant (122 E. Meadow Drive, 970-476-4403) opens at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday, with a la carte brunch specials, in addition to the restaurant’s regular lunch menu. Egg dishes include traditional eggs Benedict ($14), lobster Benedict ($17), black truffle omelet ($19); along with bananas Foster French toast ($14) or a warm basket of madeleines with lemon curd dipping sauce ($5). Top it off with bottomless mimosas ($16), or a Bloody Mary ($9). Reservations are highly recommended.
• Matsuhisa Vail (141 E. Meadow Drive, Vail Village, 970-476-6628) will have a few specialty fish options for Easter Sunday, though details were not available at press time. Reservations are highly recommended.
• Sonnenalp Hotel (20 Vail Road, Vail Village 970-479-5429) will host a huge Easter brunch, encompassing all of Ludwig’s, the Bully Ranch and the King’s Club, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with Easter egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. In addition to items found on Ludwig’s famous breakfast buffet, there will be a salad bar and stations for house-smoked fish, farm-fresh eggs, carving, pasta and dessert, as well as a buffet line with traditional Easter side dishes. Brunch is $62 for adults, $28 for children ages 6 to 12, and children 5 and younger are free; tax, gratuity and beverages are not included. Reservations are highly recommended.
• Spend Easter at Tavern on the Square (675 Lionshead Place, 970-754-7704), with brunch from noon to 2 p.m. and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Brunch is $48 for adults, $18 for children ages 6 to 12, and children 5 and younger are free.
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