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Brunch with the Bunny - A Last-Minute Easter Round-Up

By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 21, 2011 4:00PM

Photo by mmmmarshall.
Easter is fast approaching and you don't have reservations yet. Admit it, you forgot - its nothing to be ashamed of! Well, don't worry. Here's a round-up of some great Easter spots, all of which still have availability as of right now. As always, call to confirm.

Want to go all out? Have brunch at Balsan at the Elysian Hotel. For $45, each diner will enjoy a three course brunch that will start with a selection of salumi and domestic cheeses, freshly baked madeleines and scones. Choice for entrees includes a lamb leg with artichokes and nicoise olives, morel mushrooms with asparagus and eggs, and a "mason jar parfait" with home-made granola, yogurt and honeycomb. Finish things up with a butterscotch pot de creme or a warm rhubarb tart with sour cream sherbet. 11 E. Walton Street.

Frontier, the Noble Square tavern, will be serving their new brunch menu for Easter. Chef Jupiter's brunch dishes include toffee pancakes, bananas foster french toast, home-made doughnuts, cherry wood smoked salmon and chargrilled oysters. They will be open for brunch from 9-3 on Sunday. 1072 North Milwaukee.

C-House is offering both a brunch and a dinner for Easter Sunday. The brunch menu includes some interesting savory dishes, including buckwheat crepes with maitaki mushrooms, spinach, gruyere cheese and a poached egg and Rushing Waters trout with fava beans, fingerling potatoes and eggs. They will also be serving a special pre-fixe dinner. 166 E. Superior Street.

If you want interesting drinks for kids and adults, head to Bin 36 for brunch. In addition to an all-you-can-eat Grand Buffet and a design-your-own omelet bar, Bin 36 will be classing up the standard brunch libations. They will be serving flights of different bloody marys and mimosas, as well as juice and milk flights for kids. The price is $38 for adults and $19 for children. 339 N. Dearborn Street.

Carnivale is hosting an Easter Brunch from 11-4 on Sunday with some unique dishes that we really want to try. The menu includes house-smoked local ham with spring onions, peas and white cheddar grits, beer-braised lamb shank served with papas bravas, and house chorizo and egg Torta Ahogada. Carnivale's regular menu will also be available. 702 W. Fulton Market.

Pining away for your childhood egg hunts? Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is hosting an Easter brunch with an Easter Egg Giveaway! Each guest will "have the chance to crack open a sweet surprise including candy, a gift card or dinner for 2." There will also be a Make Your Own Bloody Mary bar, tapas and plenty of Sangria. 2024 N. Halsted Street.