The relatives are in town. You have two choices: slave over the hot stove for hours or dine out and brunch in style. Actually, there’s really only one option there, but where to go is another story. To make it easy for you, we want you to leave the hunting for the eggs because here are your Haute 5 Easter brunch spots. Hop to it!
On the 70th floor of Lake Point Tower across from Navy Pier, a four-course gourmet Easter brunch is being served up along with fabulous lakefront views. With an International Artisan Cheese Display, Grilled Lamb Chops Dijonnaise, and Chilean Sea Bass with Heirloom Tomato Buerre Blanc spring fever came early to ex-Cite your palate.
Cite is located at 505 North Lake Shore Dr., 70th Floor
Easter Odyssey Cruise
What’s more haute than dining on the high seas? The Odyssey is offering you a brunch and sail on Lake Michigan featuring live entertainment, the Easter Bunny, goodie bags for the kids, and a full buffet. With a smattering of worldly flavors represented like Strawberries and Cream French Toast, Couscous Santorini, Mojito Salmon, and Tilapia and Roasted Chicken Santa Cruz, you’ll get your cultural fix for the day. Also included is a complimentary glass of Champagne or mimosa to please the big kids.
Dock at 600 East Grand Avenue (Navy Pier)
With the standard the Four Seasons sets for itself, you can expect anything, except your run of the mill brunch fare. Featuring more than 100 fresh spring items along with several carving stations of lamb and roast beef, a made-to-order omelet station, fresh seafood and other French-inspired cuisine, this is Easter in its best dress. The Easter Bunny and Chickie will be on hand for pictures throughout the day, and at 10 am, children can enjoy a complimentary performance of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by The Puppet Place.
Seasons is located at 120 East Delaware Place
Looking for a little entertainment with your meal? Accomplished gospel singers provide a soulful soundtrack, making this Easter brunch a memorable one. Enjoy the tunes while you feast on cornbread muffins with maple butter, pecan caramel sticky buns, cheese-filled tortellini salad with smoked salmon, capers, red onions and pear tomatoes, traditional Caesar salad, hickory smoked bacon and sausage links, homemade biscuits and country gravy, breakfast potatoes with sautéed onions and peppers, southern fried chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, Creole chicken and shrimp jambalaya, white chocolate walnut brownies, homemade fruit cobbler and white chocolate banana bread pudding. That’s more than a mouthful, whether talking about it, or eating it.
The House of Blues is located at 329 N. Dearborn
The Signature Room offers a fairly traditional brunch menu of eggs benedict and a carving station, but somehow looking out at Lake Michigan from 95 floors up makes it all a little more memorable. The Easter bunny will hop in at 11 am and stay until 6 pm. Live jazz music by Peterson Productions will keep you grooving all day with a skyline to die for. Since the whole family is in town, why not be a little bit touristy and show off the greatest city in the world?
The John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Ave,, 95th Floor