Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Easter in Scottsdale

Easter in Scottsdale

Forget honey-baked ham and green-bean casserole at grandma’s house! Easter Brunches in Scottsdale are a culinary delight, with offerings ranging from Dungeness crab “Oscar” benedict to bananas foster French toast. Top it all off with Easter egg hunts and Easter Bunny pictures and you’ve got a reason to celebrate with the family this Easter holiday.

We’ve compiled a list of all the Easter happenings in Scottsdale so that you don’t have to. Please note that many restaurants and resorts require reservations for a special holiday. Be sure to call to verify times, pricing and to reserve your space.

Easter Eats

LON’S at Hermosa Inn
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Details: Enjoy this special holiday with family and friends as LON’s culinary team prepares a special Easter Brunch (served from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) consisting of four delicious courses and a three-course Easter Dinner (served from 5:30 – 8 p.m.). Click here for more information.
Cost: $75++ per person
Phone: (602) 955-7878


Talavera Restaurant at the Four Seasons Scottsdale
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Details: Choose from an array of options with this elegant buffet. The “Flavors from the Sea” station will highlight shrimp cocktail, Snow crab claws and smoked salmon with traditional condiments. Or, enjoy salad offerings including organic baby greens with prickly pear vinaigrette and chilled sweet pea soup. A carving station will showcase slow-roasted prime rib with natural jus, honey-mustard salmon and herb-roasted rack of lamb. Not to be missed is the dessert buffet, where children and adults can sample mini donuts made to order, carrot cake cupcakes, inventive parfaits and strawberry vanilla sponge cake. Click here for more information.
Cost: $87 for adults / $43 for children ages 5 – 12
Reservations are required, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy on all reservations
Phone: (480) 515-5700


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Details: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale’s Easter Brunch Buffet offers a variety of favorites like Omelets made-to-order, Southwestern Eggs Benedict, Cheese Blintzes, Soups and assorted Salads, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp, Mussels, Smoked Scottish Salmon with traditional accompaniments, assorted Sushi, Gourmet Pastas prepared-to-order, Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb and Prime Rib of Beef from the Carving Station and Paella, topped off with an elaborate Viennese Dessert Table. And there is even a special children’s buffet! Click here for more information. 
Cost: $75.00 for Adults / $37.50 for children ages 6-12 / Children 5 and under are complimentary 
Phone: 480-444-1234, ext. 8650    


McCormick Ranch Golf Club
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 3p.m.
Details: Come enjoy the beautiful  McCormick Ranch Golf Club this Easter, and be treated to an array of delicious food choices. From ham to salmon to prime rib, everyone will leave full after this delicious meal! Click here for details. 
Cost:  $44.95 for Adults / $21.95 for Children Ages 6-12 
Phone: Reservations (480) 948-7010 x 21 


The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Details: The Easter Brunch Buffet will feature a delicious selection of traditional brunch favorites, including choices of fulfilling breakfast meats and smoked salmon, omelet and waffle stations, freshly prepared bakery delights, assorted salads and fresh vegetable medleys.  Carving stations and distinctive dining entrees will include maple pit ham with a lavender cane syrup glaze, thyme-rubbed prime rib and grilled chicken with bruschetta tapenade and balsamic glaze, alongside many other entrees and accompaniments. To complete the feast, dessert will be comprised of an assortment of tortes, cakes, and fresh fruit tarts. Click here for more information. *Advanced reservations are required.
Cost:  $46 for adults / $22 for youths 13-18  / $ 15 for children 6-12 / Children 5 and under are free.
Phone: 480-951-5170 


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Details: Join us for a spectacular Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20, 2014 as four restaurants come together for one glorious culinary festival. Featuring menu items from: Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, The Grill at TPC Scottsdale, Ironwood American Kitchen and desserts by our executive pastry chef. Click here for more information. 
Cost: $85 for adults / $42.50 for children 6-12 / Children 5 and under are free
Phone: 480-585-4848 Ext. 7244


Chaparral Suites
When: April 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Details: For festive and affordable family dining this Easter, join us at the 4th Floor Grille for a delicious dining experience! Roasted turkey breast, glazed ham, and prime rib are all on the menu! Click here for more information.
Cost: A La Carte pricing
Phone: 480-949-1311


The Westin Kierland Resort
When: April 20, 9 a.m.
Details: Join us Sunday, April 20, for the Resort’s renowned Easter Champagne Brunch. This year, guests can enjoy an innovative Easter Brunch experience in the resort’s breathtaking Trailblazer’s Ballroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling views of the Kierland Golf Course and McDowell Mountains. The Easter Champagne Brunch menu will offer breakfast stations with fresh pastries and omelets, carving stations with adobe-spiced pork loin and spring herb-crusted beef strip loin, seafood and sushi stations, a bountiful dessert station and more.
For more information, including the complete brunch menu, please click here.
Cost: $75 for adults / $25 for ages 5 – 12; Free for children under 5
Phone: (480) 624-1202


 The Capital Grille
When: April 20
Details: Celebrate Easter Sunday with a special prix fixe brunch at The Capital Grille. Choose a starter, like Smoked Salmon, one of six main courses, including Lobster Eggs Benedict, and an irresistible dessert. Click here for more information.  
Cost: $49 for adults / $18 for children
Contact: Visit thecapitalgrille.com to make reservations

Easter Activities

Easter Bunny Photos at Desert Ridge
When: April 4-19. Hours vary, see website for details
Details: Put on your best spring duds and join the Easter Bunny at Barnes & Noble for a free downloadable photo with the Easter Bunny. Located at the Barnes & Noble Fountain.
Cost: FREE
Phone: (480) 513-7586


Easter at the Princess
When: April 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Details: Celebrate Easter with Easter egg hunts, a “Bunnyland” with activities for the whole family and visits with Mr. Bunny himself. For more details, click here
Phone: 480-585-4848 Ext. 7244


Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
When: April 19, 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Details: Rawhide hosts an Easter celebration with a variety of family activities including Easter egg hunts, candy corral, duck walk, shoe scramble, water balloon toss, attraction rides and a visit from “Cowboy Cottontail” (Rawhide’s own Easter Bunny!). Click here for more information.
Egg Hunts will take place at the following times:
  • 0 to 4 years old 12:00pm and 2:30pm
  • 5 to 8 years old 12:30pm and 3:00pm
  • 9 to 12 years old 1:30pm and 4:00pm
Cost: Admission to Rawhide is FREE and Parking is $5.00
Phone: (480) 502-5600


When: April 20, 9 a.m.
Details: The day begins with our 9th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Held exclusively for Resort, Villas & Easter Brunch guests, the ticketed event includes bounce houses, a petting zoo, arts & crafts and access to a 25,000-egg hunt! Festivities begin at 9 am and the egg hunt begins at 9:30 am.
Cost: A limited number of tickets will be available beginning April 1 for $15 per person, based on availability. Each guest who purchases a ticket will receive a $15 food and beverage voucher redeemable at deseo, Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café or Brittlebush Bar & Grill from April 21-May 22.