Riviera Palm Springs Announces Easter Buffet Unlike Any Other In Town

riviera_palmettoGiant lobster paella station, crab legs, salmon poke, Jack Daniels slow roasted pork ribs, oyster shooters and bottomless mimosas are just a few of the incredible items The Riviera Palm Springs is offering guests as part of their Easter Brunch Buffet. Offered Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Café Palmetto and Cantala dining areas of the resort, guests can sit inside or underneath the shade of trees on the patio and choose from over 30 dishes and desserts to enjoy. The cost is $59 per person and $19 for children aged 4 to 12. Reservations for this mouthwatering menagerie are required.

Traditional brunch offerings of omelet stations, eggs benedict, and pastries along with 3-spice rib roast, rosemary roasted country chicken, and broiled salmon from the carving board can be found in addition to luxurious marinated mussels and fresh shucked oyster in half shell, Louie Bay scallops cocktail on fresh lettuce, and Oyster shooters with green onion, Tobiko, and ponzu. “We want to be the top destination for brunch in town and offer the best, most unique selection of brunch dishes,” says Jason Hsieh, Director of Food and Beverage at The Riviera Palm Springs. “One of the highlights will be the lobster paella station with the giant copper paella pan. No place else has that.”

For the full menu please visit www.rivierapalmsprings.com/dine. Dial 760-327-8311 for reservations.


luluWhere there’s always a party and a table for family and friends


Families and friends are invited to gather at Lulu California Bistro in downtown Palm Springs for Easter brunch where two wonderful dining options await.

On the main floor, and on the covered patio and outdoor terrace, Lulu will be serving their award-winning special Easter three-course brunch featuring 10 delicious appetizers and soups, 16 savory entrees and 10 decadent desserts for only $24.99 per person/$12.99, children under 12 with a special menu. This adds up to an almost endless combination of sweet and savory delights!

For those who prefer a holiday buffet (perfect for families and groups), Lulu is serving an amazing Easter Sunday buffet in the upstairs dining room with a carving station serving prime rib, leg of lamb, ham and turkey, active chef stations featuring omelets and pasta dishes, and a grand buffet offering seven fresh salads and soups, 12 breakfast and brunch classics, and 11 different side dishes and decadent desserts. All of this, including attentive table service, is offered for just $29.99 per person/$12.99 children under 12.

“We love the holidays at Lulu when so many families and friends gather for a terrific meal,” said Lulu founder Jerry Keller. “Our guests tell us we’re the best in the valley and Barbara and I will be thrilled to have you join us for this family holiday.”

Brunch at Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs is the Best in California! Last year, the popular vacation home rental website, Tripping.com, named the 50 best restaurants for brunch in the US, and gave Lulu the top honor for California. This followed OpenTable.com’s diners’ poll which declared Lulu amongst the Best 100 Restaurants for brunch in America. And Lulu is consistently tops in readers’ polls from The Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life.


fantasySpend your Easter Sunday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and leave the cooking to our expert chefs. On Sunday, April 16th, the Fresh Grill Buffet, The Bistro, and POM will all feature special Easter dining options.

If you’re extra hungry, head over to Fantasy Springs’ all-you-can-eat Fresh Grill Buffet with your family and friends on Easter Sunday. During brunch, diners will enjoy made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, egg and cheese stuffed mini croissants, almond French toast and more. Light and fresh salads and soups include the grilled chicken and shrimp Caesar, Vietnamese glass noodle and vegetable salad, Caprese salad with vine-ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese, seafood jambalaya, Sonoran-style pork pozolé verde, and the list goes on. At the carving station, Easter diners can have their fill of juicy roast prime rib of beef, succulent honey glazed Virginia ham and maple roasted breast of turkey. Easter specialties include grilled-to-order New York strip steaks, roast leg of lamb with rosemary-mint demi-glace, barbecued St. Louis pork ribs, north coast seafood cioppino, baked fillet of salmon with piccata sauce, and prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast with balsamic glaze. The chefs also prepare a mouthwatering selection of international dishes inspired from Italy, Asia and Latin America. After all this, head over to the dessert station featuring Fantasy Springs’ famous Chocolate Fountain, a mouthwatering selection of cakes, pastries, cookies, ice cream, bananas Foster and many more items, including delicious sugar-free selections. Brunch on Easter Sunday will be served from 10am until 3pm and dinner is from 3pm until 9pm.  Both meals are $33.99 for adults and $16.99 for children.

If a gourmet sit-down dining experience is more your style for Easter, make a date for The Bistro. Executive Chef Freddy Rieger and his expert staff are preparing a special Gourmet Pairing of Madeira glazed filet mignon and lobster thermidor stuffed giant prawn. This will be served with a grilled spring vegetable medley, a three-cheese potato gratin madeira demi-glace, and a Valencia orange béarnaise. This delicious Easter special is $55 per person. The Bistro will be open from 5pm until 10pm on Easter Sunday and their impressive nightly menu will also be served.

If you prefer a casual yet modern and fun environment for Easter dinner, POM at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is your place. POM will have a special entrée of premium Australian leg of lamb stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, local dates and brioche. This entrée will be paired with Boursin whipped potatoes, sautéed asparagus, and a rosemary-mint demi-glace. This Easter special is $28 per person. POM’s nightly menu will also be served until 11pm.

Reservations are recommended for both The Bistro and POM and can be made via the OpenTable app on your smart phone or by calling 800-827-2946.

Easter Bunny Airplane Brunch Drop Off at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

On Sunday, April 16, the day kicks off at 9 a.m. for the yearly tradition where a Sky Diver Bunny drops from an airplane on the lush grounds of the 450-acre resort, beginning an Easter Egg hunt on the front lawn.  Following the excitement, guests can take a scenic gondola ride to the Easter Brunch at Rockwood Grill, featuring a variety of stations including prime rib, Australian lamb, roasted ham, pancakes and waffles, and a whole roasted pig. Brunch also includes access to the Bloody Mary Bar where guests can customize their cocktail with all the fixings, garnishes, sauces, and more.

Brunch Hours: April 16th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pricing: Adults $72; Children $28

Entry: Open to the public; guests can make reservations by calling 760.341.1788.

June Hill’s Table at Trilogy® at The Polo Club Celebrates Easter With a Specially-Prepared Three Course Easter Brunch

june-hill-easterJune Hill’s Table, the east valley’s new favorite restaurant is serving a three course Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A limited menu will be available after brunch from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Executive Chef Kevin Land, known for his locally sourced classic dishes with a contemporary twist, has created a special menu to celebrate Easter and springtime in the Coachella Valley. Starters include choice of Pomegranate Spinach Salad, Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs, and Smoked Salmon & Toast. Entrees include choice of six items, including Cedar River Filet Mignon & Eggs, Eggs Benedict, or the Monte Cubano. Dessert choices include Local Berries & Balsamic or Chef Kevin’s Peach Cobbler a la Mode. To view the full menu, visit www.trilogypoloclub.com/#june-hills-table.

Guests at June Hill’s Table enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining, with stunning 270 degree views of the surrounding mountains. June Hill’s Table is located at Trilogy at The Polo Club in Indio, near the edge of La Quinta on Avenue 52, just east of Monroe. For reservations, phone 760.775.5522.


Palm Springs Firemen’s Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt Slated for Saturday, April 15 in Ruth Hardy Park

egg-huntMore than 3,000 strategically hidden eggs and a special visit from the Easter Bunny on a fire engine will kick off the annual Palm Springs Firemen’s Association Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15.

The 9 a.m. hunt at Ruth Hardy Park has been a beloved tradition in Palm Springs for more than 40 years and is open to children between the ages of 2 – 9-years-old. Last year more than 400 children frolicked in the park looking for colorful eggs. In addition, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to take photos with youngsters and deliver special gifts.

Immediately following the event, there will be a pancake breakfast in the park. The price is just $5 per person for a stack of delicious pancakes prepared by Palm Springs firefighters.

“The Palm Springs Firemen’s Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a much loved tradition in our city that is open to all families in the Coachella Valley,” said Fire Chief Kevin Nalder. “I invite everyone to bring your camera and celebrate the joy of the Easter holiday in the City of Palm Springs, like no place else.”

DHS-CAN Announces Desert Hot Springs Community Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic

The Family Friendly Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt at Mission Springs Park will be free of charge for the greater Desert Hot Springs Community

DHS-CAN, the local non-profit cannabis industry association, today announced its Spring Celebration event for friends and families in the community of Desert Hot Springs. The Easter Egg Hunt and Community Picnic will be held April 15, at Mission Spring Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Organizers Jason Elsasser and Kristin Sedlin, are planning the celebration to include three Easter Egg hunts, based on the children’s age group, a bounce house, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Families are encouraged to bring baskets for collecting eggs and a picnic lunch for the family.  Food venders will be at the event for those who wish to purchase lunch.

“I have cherished memories of Easter Egg hunts with my family,” said Kristin Sedlin. “The children are excited for days before the hunt, and it’s going to be fun day of family time, community celebration, and lots of goodies for the kids.”

Jason Elsasser added, “We are proud to be part of a community that has embraced the cannabis industry, and given so much support for local, entrepreneurial businesses, that could not exist if it were not for the residents and city government’s encouragement. We want to make sure we give back to the community as much as possible.”

The celebration will be held at Mission Springs Park, located at 66750 Park Lane, Desert Hot Springs, Calif. 92240. Families are invited to arrive at 10:30 a.m., with Easter Egg Hunts to begin, based on age groups, at 11:00 a.m. for 2 to 5 year olds, noon for ages 6 to 9, and 1:00 p.m. for ages 10 to 12. Please bring egg collection baskets or bags for the children, and a ground blanket for comfort.

Added Kristin Sedlin, “We will be organizing the festivities and providing the candy-filled Easter Eggs for all the children who attend.”

Desert Hot Springs Cannabis Alliance Network provides a responsible and productive voice for the cannabis industry in Desert Hot Springs through innovative and effective programs in development, operations, regulations, and outreach. For more information, visit: dhscan.org