Easter is fast approaching and that means egg hunts, time with family, chocolate bunnies, and a decadent brunch are on the holiday horizon! Santa Fe was recently named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of America’s Best Food Cities. You’ll see why on Easter Sunday as local restaurants concoct and prepare some of the most delicious dishes. So while planning that Easter weekend trip to Santa Fe, be sure to make your brunch plans now and here are some suggestions to get you started.

Made From Scratch

Progressive Santa Fe cuisine at its finest at Luminaria Restaurant. (Photo courtesy of The Inn and Spa at Loretto)

Progressive Santa Fe cuisine at its finest at Luminaria Restaurant. (Photo courtesy of The Inn and Spa at Loretto)

Award-winning chef, Marc Quinones gives us a sneak peek at dishes that will be included on the Easter buffet menu at Luminaria Restaurant at the [blog_link text="Inn and Spa at Loretto" url="https://www.destinationhotels.com/inn-at-loretto/hotel" date="2016-02-23"]. How about starting with Eggs Benedict made to order? There will be an assortment of carving stations with Szechuan peppercorn encrusted prime rib aswell as a leg of lamb with mint pesto. And don’t forget the cross cut beef short ribs that melt in your mouth.

Chef Marc stressed that this buffet menu has a little bit of something for everybody AND all food items are made from scratch! [blog_link text="Reservations are required." url="https://www.destinationhotels.com/inn-at-loretto/dining/luminaria-restaurant-patio" date="2016-02-23"]

Oh! Here Comes Peter Cottontail

The carvery station will surely whet your Easter appetite! (Photo courtesy of La Posada de Santa Fe)

The carvery station will surely whet your Easter appetite! (Photo courtesy of La Posada de Santa Fe)

Julia will be your ultimate hostess this Easter! Imagine that!  Experience the best of Easter with an Easter egg hunt and brunch at  Julia: A Spirited Restaurant and Bar, located at [blog_link text="La Posada de Santa Fe" url="http://www.laposadadesantafe.com/" date="2016-02-23"].

You’ll feast your eyes and appetite on an omelette station with eggs cooked to order. Glazed ham, an Easter favorite, will also be included. There will be multiple of creative salads and an over the top dessert bar. The fun-filled Easter egg hunt will be held from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Brunch will be served from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Brunch reservations are required. Visit [blog_link text="Julia: A Spirted Restaurant and Bar" url="http://www.laposadadesantafe.com/julia-restaurant" date="2016-02-23"] for more information.

 

Take A Scenic Drive To Your Easter Brunch

Terra Restaurant features contemporary American cuisine while incorporating New Mexican influences. (Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado)

Terra Restaurant features contemporary American cuisine while incorporating New Mexican influences. (Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado)

Enjoy Santa Fe’s blue skies and open roads by taking a short, [blog_link text="scenic drive" url="http://www.mapquest.com/directions/list/1/us/new-mexico/santa-fe-282039800/to/us/new-mexico/hotels-motels-santa-fe/four-seasons-rancho-encantado-273161580" date="2016-02-23"] to Terra Restaurant, located at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. James Beard-nominated chef Andrew Cooper will be serving up signature Easter brunch favorites. The scrumptious buffet will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and  will include a variety of choices from made-to-order eggs and waffles, to carvery and farmer’s market stations, as well as fresh seafood. [blog_link text="Reservations are required." url="http://www.fourseasons.com/santafe/dining/restaurants/terra/" date="2016-02-23"]

There will be a variety of other Santa Fe restaurants offering an Easter menu this year––Santacafé, The Old House Restaurant and La Casa Sena ­to name a few. Make your reservations early and arrive at your selected time for a relaxed and joyous Easter holiday.

During your stay, be sure you experience the [blog_link text="legendary and innovative flavors" url="http://santafe.org/Pillars/World_Renowned_Cuisine/index.html" date="2016-02-23"] of Santa Fe, including our local chile which is unlike anything you've ever tasted! Plan your Easter weekend [blog_link text="adventure" url="http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Specials/" date="2016-02-23"] by checking out the wonderful lodging offers because you are absolutely going to need a nap. Don't forget to request your [blog_link text="2016 Santa Fe travel guide" url="http://santafe.org/Visitors_Guide/index.html" date="2016-02-23"] to help you plan your trip.