MIRAMONTE RESORT & SPA OFFERS GRAND EASTER CELEBRATION WITH BRUNCH, EGG HUNT, EASTER BUNNY AND LIVE MUSIC

Miramonte Resort & Spa offers a luxurious setting for Easter while treating families to a full celebration this year on April 20th. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this lavish brunch will be accompanied by live music, the Easter Bunny and an exciting Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.

Highlights of the elaborate brunch include hand-carved slow roasted Steamship Round of Beef, Rosemary Garlic Leg of Spring Lamb, Roast Chicken Coq Au Vin Chicken, and fresh seafood such as crab claws, shrimp, scallop ceviche and Norwegian salmon. In addition, the brunch features all of the traditional breakfast fare – a variety of salads, fresh baked breads, made-to-order omelets, maple cured bacon, sausage, delectable pastries, and more.

The youngest Easter Brunch guests will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. among the gardens and on the grass at the resort with candy and prize eggs. Additionally, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos throughout the brunch service.

The Easter Brunch and celebration is $49+ for adults and $19+ children ages 3-11 years. Reservations can be made by calling 760.341.7200.

Figue Mediterranean to Feature Special Easter Brunch

Figue Mediterranean (47-474 Washington St., La Quinta; 760-698-9040) is the perfect place to celebrate Easter with family and friends. The popular new Coachella Valley restaurant which was recently rated as the area’s best new restaurant by Palm Springs Life, is offering a festive three course brunch menu with seatings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 priced at $49 per person. Children age 12 and under are $18 per person for smaller portions. Figue also will be serving Easter dinner from its regular menu beginning at 5 p.m.

Executive Chef François de Mélogue has designed a beautiful brunch menu for all to enjoy. Brunch begins with a selection from Figue’s small plates menu, including Baked California Figs-wrapped with prosciutto shredded filo, house made yogurt cheese, drizzled with French lavender honey and topped with Sicilian green pistachios; Kibbe-Lebanese lamb & bulgur wheat meatballs, cucumber salad house made tahini hummus; Crispy Calamari & Shrimp fritto misto with lemon aioli; Burrata Caprese Salad-slow cooked tomatoes, artisan Burrata, basil pesto; or Dungeness Crab Cake-with coleslaw and remoulade sauce.

The main course selections for brunch, served until 3 p.m., include choice of Lemon Ricotta Pancakes-with fresh berries, whipped cream, maple syrup and Millionaires’ bacon; Basque Eggs Benedict-with Serrano ham, poached eggs, Piperade, hollandaise sauce, and brioche; Eggs Meurette-with red wine poached eggs, fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, bacon, and brioche.

Brunch items being served from Figue’s dinner menu include Grilled Wild Alaskan King Salmon-with mashed potatoes and ginger greens with rice wine sauce; Crispy Organic Chicken Paillard-with frisée salad, slow cooked tomatoes, and roast potatoes with thyme roasted garlic jus; Balsamic Glazed Almond Wood Spit Roast Snake River Rack of Kurobuta Pork-with roasted corn polenta, and broccoli rabe with balsamic honey glaze; Oak Wood Grilled Grass Fed Beef Hangar Steak-with French fries and basil stuffed tomato and Bearnaise sauce; and Elysian Fields Farms Organic and Holistically Braised Lamb Shank-with Provencal couscous and ratatouille with basil jus.

No meal would be complete without dessert and that’s certainly true at Figue. Chef de Mélogue has prepared a selection from which it will be hard to choose. Dessert offerings include a choice of freshly Baked Warm Apple Tart with house-made caramel ice cream; Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with house-made chocolate gelato; Vanilla Panna Cotta with roses and raspberries; and assorted sorbets and ice creams, sugar cookies, and fresh berries. All desserts are made in-house.

The Bar at Figue opens at 4 p.m. with savings on small plate specials, artisan pizzas from our almond wood fired oven, craft cocktails and artisan beers. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. Figue’s sommelier, Joe Mascari, is featuring seasonal craft cocktails and will help guests to pair their selections with a perfect wine from Figue’s superb wine list.

Cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. and runs until closing at 10 p.m.; complete dinner service featuring Figue’s full menu begins at 5 p.m.

Easter Champagne Brunch at Las Casuelas Nuevas

Enjoy a bountiful Easter Sunday brunch at Las Casuelas Nuevas on April 20, opening at 9:30 a.m. with seatings through 2 p.m.

The lavish buffet features sliced-to-order prime rib of beef with horseradish and au jus, smoked salmon, chilled peel-and-eat shrimp with tangy cocktail sauce, made-to-order omelets with choice of cheeses, tomatoes, onions, ham and bacon, and light, fluffy waffles served with whipped cream, warmed syrup and seasonal berries.

Mexican specialties include festive fajitas with all the trimmings, a full taco and tostada bar, spicy house-made enchiladas, fluffy chile rellenos, and more. Plus pasta dishes, scrumptious fresh salads, and a complete dessert selection with flan, Mexican pastries, cakes, cookies and a Sundae bar.

Easter Brunch is $39.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids 10 and under. Champagne is complimentary for adults.

Strolling mariachis in the grand garden patio and throughout multiple dining areas add an authentic Mexican flair to Easter festivities as Las Casuelas Nuevas.

From the warm, gracious Mexican hacienda atmosphere, to delicious, authentic dishes from all over Mexico, and lively mariachi music and festive dancers on weekends in the grand patio, Las Casuelas Nuevas certainly lives up to its motto: The Spirit of Mexico in the Heart of Rancho Mirage.

There’s always something to celebrate at Las Casuelas Nuevas, open daily from 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner, and on Sundays at 10 a.m. for champagne brunch.

Reservations are recommended by calling (760) 328-8844.

Las Casuelas Nuevas
70050 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
(760) 328-8844
www.lascasuelasnuevas.com

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