Dutchess County Easter Brunch and Sunday Dinners
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter is finally here, and it only gets better in Dutchess County. Take the children out on an Easter egg hunt (see separate story) or have the family dressed in their best for an extravagant brunch or leisurely dinner. The forecast is predicted to have a high of 62 degrees, so get out and explore what you can do with family and friends. Happy Easter, happy spring to all! Make reservations early.
La Puerta Azul, 2510 Rt. 44, Salt Point
(845) 677-2985. www.lapuertaazul.com
Brunch & Lunch 11:30am-3pm, & Dinner 3-9pm
In addition to your favorite brunch and dinner entrees, hear live music by The Apollo Quartet, four skilled musicians who happen to be high school students. The quartet was formed in late 2012 and has been performing ever since.
The Grandview , 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie,
(845) 486-4700. www.grandviewevents.com
Easter Sunday Buffet at the Grandview served 12:30-4pm.
$26.95 adults; $14.95 children
Hand-Carved to Order: Roasted Leg of Lamb Crusted with Kosher Salt, Peppercorns, & Herbs with Greek Chimichurri, Baked Ham, Orange Cranberry Chutney, & Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Creamed Horseradish. Additional Entrée Selections: Boneless breast of chicken stuffed with prosciutto & provolone, sole Florentine, pasta ala vodka and sliced Bavarian loin of pork with port-wine fig sauce. Plus soups and salads, including sausage, escarole and bean soup, shrimp & lobster bisque and more. But save room for dessert: vanilla bean crème bruleé, pecan tart w/ caramel, key lime tart, very berry cheesecake, warm apple crisp, Italian rice pudding, and chocolate marquis. Reservations required.
The Rhinecliff, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff
(845) 876-0590. www.therhinecliff.com
$35.95 + tax + gratuity; Children age 6-12, $16.95
The Grand Buffet consists of carved beef, roast ham, eggs benedict, quiche, French Toast, AND The Grand Dessert Table. Enjoy hearing songs performed by the lovely jazz chanteuse Elaine Rachlin while you eat. There’s an Easter egg hunt for the kids, too. Riverside patio dining is available if the forecast is for warm and sunny!
The Links at Union Vale
153 North Parliman Rd., LaGrangeville
(845) 223-1002. www.thelinksatunionvale.com
$28.95 adults; $16.95 children, under 3 free.
Easter Brunch Buffet features a fabulous Carving Station of spring lamb with demi glace & mint jelly, and herb roasted beef with horseradish cream; Omelet and Waffle Stations: Chaffers of: breakfast sausage, home fries, smoke house bacon, eggs benedict; cheese blintz with blueberry; chicken with toasted sesame seeds; zucchini wrapped salmon, leeks & peas; green beans with miso butter; wild rice; and penne a la vodka with baby spinach and basil. Also delicious salads and cheese displays, and fancy dessert displays including lemon meringue and Key lime pies.
The Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Rd., Wappingers Falls
11am – 4pm. $29, & Children ages 3-12, $14.95, + NYS tax.
Braised short ribs in Barolo wine, roasted stuffed pork loin, Parmesan crusted chicken with lemon sage brown butter. Also Fritto misto di mare (Crispy fried calamari, shrimp, scallops, tilapia, and sole roasted garlic-parsley emulsion), roasted salmon with maple glaze, Baja fish tacos, broiled filet of sole with lemon, white wine and butter sauce. Carvings: Lamb spiedini with sage, prosciutto, and natural juices, peach, barbecued fresh ham with salsa verde. Children’s menu, salad bar, fruit salad, assorted pasta salads, dessert table.
Le Chambord, 2737 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, 12533
$35, & Children ages 4- 10, $17.50, & those under 4 free+ 20% service charge and tax. Easter Egg Hunt for Children at 10am, weather permitting, and includes a special prize for the one who finds the golden egg.
Arbor Ridge, 17 Route 376 (corner of Rt. 52), Hopewell Junction, 12533
$32.95, & Children ages 3-12, $12
Joseph’s Steakhouse, Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, 12538
Brunch & Dinner Reservations.
Sunday Brunch 10:30am to 12:30pm. Dinner 1pm to 8pm
The Melting Pot
2001 South Road at Galleria, Poughkeepsie
(845) 632-6171. www.meltingpot.com/poughkeepsie/specials
Dipping colorful veggies into cheese may just be the start of a new tradition. Come share a memorable dining experience with the whole family!