10 restaurants to eat Easter brunch in Toronto for 2013
Easter Brunch in Toronto is a great excuse to get together with friends and family for an elevated brunch experience. You know, something more than the standard bacon and eggs or the like. On this holiday, the idea is to take things slow, eat a bit more than usual and linger at the table after the meal. Secular or religious, it's a pretty good way to spend a day, especially if you add a few beverages to the mix.
Here's a selection of restaurants pulling out all the stops for Easter Brunch 2013.
Offering a $29 three course prix fixe menu highlighted by French toast and bone-in Berkshire ham, Globe's Easter brunch is available on Friday and Sunday. Reserve early as it's typically one of the busier spots this holiday.
Almost all the major hotels do up something special for Easter brunch, but this year it might be particularly interesting to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to superstar chef Daniel Boulud's new space in the Four Seasons. Come for the decadent-sounding three course prix fixe menu ($65), stay for the Mr. Brainwash paintings.
It ain't Paris, but brunch at Le Select feels just a bit like it, and that could make for a relaxing way to spend Easter Friday or Sunday. With a special three course prix menu ($35) and one of the city's best wine cellars, the idea is to settle in for the afternoon.
Le Papillon on the Park
Situated right beside Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Le Papillon on the Park is probably the ideal setting for an Easter brunch. The old building is quaint and the atmosphere begs for lingering at the table and/or making multiple trips to the buffet. At $29 per person, the brunch buffet is a steal. Highlights include honey glazed ham, coq au vin, steamed mussels and breakfast sausage.
I can think of worse ways to spend Easter then heading down to the Brick Works, stuffing my face with eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary or two, and then hiking around the grounds in some half-assed effort to burn a few calories. Cafe Belong is open for brunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday — full menu here.