Thanks to spring’s early arrival, Seattle is awash in beautiful blossoms. The city is all gussied up for Easter and the seasonal bounty that coincides with this festive day. From a Greek lamb roast to an Italian suckling pig, here's where to savor Easter in the Emerald City:
Grand Central Bakery
Neighborhood bakery, Grand Central Bakery, has a bevy of baked goodness to sweeten up your holiday. Fill your Easter baskets with shortbread eggs and baby chick cookies. Serve hot cross buns – iced sweet rolls with citrus and currants – and bite-sized coconut cakes at your Easter brunch. They’re available April 1 to 5 at all three locations.
Looking to spice up your Easter? Head to the Golden Beetle, chef Maria Hines Eastern Mediterranean-inspired eatery. This James Beard award-winning chef is renowned for using seasonal and local ingredients, so the menu is brimming with springtime's harvest. On the three-course prix fixe menu, choose a scramble with yogurt, honey, and mint; or with mushrooms and feta spiced with harissa, and cardamom-spiced donuts. The three-course menu is $25 before tax and gratuity, and will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sazerac’s Southern hospitality is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The Hotel Monaco’s convivial spot is offering Easter specials infused with Southern flavor. Try braised lamb shank and creamy grits, or duck confit salad with grapes, walnuts, and buttermilk dressing. Sazerac lives up to its boozy name with its skilled bartenders, who will be shaking up a special drink, Chick’s Night Out: orange infused tequila, rose water, and Aperol. Brunch served 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In Italy, there’s a saying: “Christmas with family. Easter with whomever you like.” Take a page from the Italians with Tavolàta’s Sunday Feast. These monthly suppers are served at the communal table at this rustic, Belltown eatery. For Easter, chef Adam Buzzalini has a special in store: roast suckling pig. Choose from other Italian delights like fried artichokes, pappardelle with braised lamb, and Italian Easter cake. $65 per person for four courses; reservations are required – and this Sunday Feast will be sure to sell out.
If lamb is your favorite Easter meat, hop over to Vios Café. Adored for their authentic Greek fare, owner Thomas Soukakos is sharing his homeland’s holiday tradition: a lamb roast. This festive feast will include Greek classics – spanakotiropita, dolmathes, and Greek salad – alongside a whole roasted lamb. Please note: since Greek Easter falls on the Sunday after the Roman Catholic holiday, Vios celebration is happening on April 12. $50 per person; $15 for children under 12; reservations required.