Here’s the deal: I do not need a holiday to convince me to get Sunday brunch. I will happily mow down some crepes or an omelet chased with mimosas any given Sunday. But, you know, I’m not everyone and some folks like brunch to be an event and Easter is the perfect opportunity to have an “event brunch” (with Mother’s Day following quickly after).
I’ve found several pretty great Easter brunch offerings around Boulder from traditional to quirky that will get you out and about for Easter Sunday.
Is there any holiday this place doesn’t turn into an exquisite buffet? I really doubt it. Easter is no exception. With dishes like Chef Carved Whole Roasted Leg of Lamb with Dijon Demi Glace and Mint-Coriander Chutney; Crimini Mushroom and Haystack Goat Cheese Phyllo Triangles with Red Bell Pepper Coulis; and Sugar Snap Peas with Julienne Spring Vegetables and Chive Butter, if you aren’t drooling by now, you made need to double check to make sure you actually have salivary glands. It runs from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and it’s $55 for adults and $25 for kids 4–10.
The Greenbriar Inn
All hail this Boulder culinary institution! If you want a traditional brunch in a truly “Colorado” setting, the Greenbriar is where it’s at. Their Easter brunch goes from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and is $36/person ($16 for kiddos 3-10) and includes unlimited champagne or up to three bloody mary cocktails.
What’s better than Easter brunch? Easter brunch all month long. Every Saturday leading up to Easter Sunday, Zolo is offering Easter Brunch. In addition to brunch, the Easter Bunny is on site from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and there are Easter egg hunts at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on each Easter brunch day. If that’s not enough, kids get a free bunny pancake brunch when an adult purchases a regular entrée.
The Post Brewing Company
If you want to really put the hops in Easter, what better way that to celebrate by having brunch at a brewery? This Easter brunch is definitely more laid back than others; their gorgeous outside space is the perfect place to welcome spring. They have an Easter Ham, Steak and Eggs special, or you can get their fried chicken. Trust me, it’s worth eschewing tradition to have some of their fried chicken on Easter.
Centro Mexican Kitchen
With a twist on American Easter celebrations, Centro is having their own Pascua complete with seafood enchiladas and seafood caldo, plus specials all day to celebrate. They also have an awesome promotional poster, which gets you extra points in my book.