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It's happened again, another holiday's snuck upon you. Perhaps you didn't realize it was Spring Break because hey, you still have to work! But that time-off usually coincides with Easter, and guess what? that's this Sunday! Crumbs.
We applaud you early-planners who've got their baskets bought, eggs dyed, and hams glazed, but many of us fall in the "Oh crap!" category and need to book something to-do this weekend quick, fast, and in a hurry. So from family-friendly Easter-Egg hunts and Brunches to adult-friendly weekend getaways we've got 8 Easy Easter Brunch and Tea Options that'll have you hopping with joy.
Barclay Bar & Grill at the InterContinental New York
The Deal: On March 31st the hotel is serving a Brunch Buffet of mostly local, natural and organic items (New York Farm artisanal local cheeses, Amish free-range chicken breast, Pennsylvania Dutch bacon, and natural apple chicken breakfast sausage will be on the menu). Young guests will enjoy festive 'mock'tail beverages, a children’s menu and a visit by the Easter Bunny donning holiday chocolate gifts. Grown-ups get to pick from a selection of wines, brunch cocktails and the Barclay’s signature Organic Bloody Mary Trio.
Book It: Cost is $80 per adult and $40 per child under 12 years old. Tea and coffee are included, other beverages, tax and gratuity excluded. Seatings are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reserve through http://www.opentable.com/barclay-bar-and-grill, or by calling 212-906-3144.
Winvian, Morris, Connecticut
The Deal: For a more grown-up experience, head to this cozy luxury inn for an “Enchanted Easter” getaway. Your weekend will include two-nights stay in a cottage of your choice with American Breakfast daily, two 50-minute Swedish massages, and a three- course Easter Brunch on Sunday for two. Oh, and they promise a special chocolate amenity at turndown—we’re crossing our fingers it’s a huge bunny or egg, after all, there’s still a little kid in all of us.
Book It: Package for cottages begin at $1,675 and valid only weekend of March 31st. Reserve at 860-567-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We've said it many a time, we're a dreamy lot here at HotelChatter, and part of our job is to help you escape daily life with a bit of travel fantasy. Today's enticing entry might be a bit do-able, though, something you could re-create at home! Ok, that's a stretch, but read on anyway!
Perfect for this weekend's breakfast and brunch plans, we've got The Most Expensive Omelette in the World, courtesy of Norma's restaurant at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. It's called the "Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata" and it costs a cool $1,000. The restaurant's tag line for this eggy-goodness is, "Norma dares you to expense this." Yep, for real. Now why does it cost so much? Simple, it's filled to the brim with a whole lobster and topped with 10 ounces of caviar. That's over $500 worth of fish eggs right there. The rest of the cost is for the lobster, eggs, cream, and herbs.
Obviously this omelette is mostly for show as the restaurant only sells about a dozen of them a year.
It's truethere are quite a few hotels around the world with the word "Palace" in their names. It's at the New York Palace Hotel, however, that you actually find a prince and princess. Cinderella and Prince Charming showed up to the hotel's Madison Avenue courtyard yesterday evening to kick off the holiday season, light the Christmas tree, promote the upcoming Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Broadway musical, and hint that they'll be dropping back in every so often during brunch at the hotel.
Stopping into the couryard to view the tree is free, of course, but to try a little of Cinderella's NYC lifestyle you'll have to pay. The season brings not only a special weekend brunch, but also a Cinderella-themed room package.
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There's just something about this time of year when we are HUNGRY, like, always. But the only time it seems socially acceptable to get seriously gluttonous is at a buffet of some sort or, during a weekend brunch. And quite frankly, with the weather changing so fast in so many parts of the country, we're in the mood for a good plate of sumthin' sumthin'.
So, we dug into the HC brunch archives and pulled out some of our favorite places to chow down over the weekend. We tried to keep it to places where we didn't have to dress up (we're in a grungy sweatpants sorta mood), but some places can get fancy, and for a good meal, we will make the effort.
The best way to show you where to go is to point the way in pictures.
So, leave your worries behind, have an extra mimosa or not-your-usual Bloody Mary, and feed with fury. We are right there with you!
Last time we checked in on Yotel Times Square—aka the $10 hotel for ants—the lobby bathroom was suffering from some major door malfunctioning. They appear to have addressed the problem, and have since added a rather interesting moose to the lobby decor. But we were left wondering to ourselves: what is actually going on over there?
After opening to such fanfare with a mammoth performance piece that literally spanned 100 rooms, we haven't exactly heard much from them since. Oh, except for this bizarre Sunday brunch invitation that showed up in our inboxes yesterday. A baby, gnawing on a plate, with the caption: "Eat Yo! Brunch". Well, it's not a jelly doughnut pancake, but they have our attention!
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Mother's Day is this weekend and you need to get her something pronto. Instead of giving her another tchotchke she doesn't need or an impersonal gift card, go all out and treat her to a swanky hotel brunch. Let her feast on everything from eggs Benedict and pancakes to champagne.
Check out our top five spots for Mother's Day brunch.
The hotels on the Collins Ave stretch of South Beach are known for their kick-ass pools. But, alas, also for their wallet-breaking rates. Which is why we love hearing about new ways to park ourselves poolside without staying the night (or jumping the fence).
The National Hotel is our latest hero for helping in that department. The under-the-radar Deco property has just launched its new Sunday Brunch menu, for $39 per person.
Or, if you're like us, and need the sustenance of nonstop Bloody Mary or Mimosa refills, make that $49.
The Hoxton Grill
This week, HotelChatter is paying special attention to London. The city of grey and rain is gearing up for yet another Fashion Week and impending royal nuptials, along with continued preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games, so our lady on the ground, Heidi Atwal, is guiding us through some of her favorite places.
The UK prides itself on traditional Sunday roasts, not champagne brunches as we're accustomed to Stateside. Stellar eggs benedict and fluffy pancakes (be aware that "flapjack" refers to something else entirely across the pond) are ever elusive menu items, especially among hotel restaurants. In a city where midday weekend meals start off with a pint rather than a mimosa, we've managed to track down three hotel outfits that do brunch particularly well. Read on for our suggestions.
If you head to the Sir Francis Drake for brunch, you might make the mistake of hitting up Scala's Bistro to taste former season-four Top Chef contestant Jennifer Biesty's rustic Italian fare. But those in the know head to the hotel's Harry Denton's Starlight Room to share their eggs with a bunch of drag queens.
The five-year-old "Sunday's a Drag" adds some flair to the weekend brunch routine. Mimicking the old-time variety shows, "Sunday's a Drag" features decked-out drag queens performing stand-up comedy, doing impersonations and lip-syncing ditties.
Brunchtime. It's truly the best time. It's also the best way to experience a hotel without actually have to fork over the money for a room at the hotel. So in a city where weekend brunch is a religion for some, we thought we'd round up 5 Great Hotel Brunch Spots in New York City. Now, as with all lists, these are just the five we happen to like. Got your own favorite hotel brunch to eat? Let us know where in comments below!
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The Taj Boston will serve a view with Easter brunch.
Here's what's fun about Easter: bunnies, holiday candy and good eats. What's not so fun about the holiday is cooking said good eats and, even worse, doing the dishes. This year, get out of the kitchen and let someone else do the Easter cooking.
We rounded up five places you can get a tasty hotel brunch, so that you can focus on chillaxing with family and friends rather than cooking and cleaning.
After sampling the delicious veal cheek and winter veggies from Wall & Water at Andaz Wall Street’s opening, we were keen to get back for a meal once the restaurant had opened to the real world. Only we’re a little scared of bankers so we instead of dropping in on a bustling weekday morning, we met a friend there on the traditional day of brunch, Sunday.
So, how was it? In a word: quiet. But that’s more than OK with us. We’ve always liked exploring the Financial District on weekends, when the only people walking around are residents and tourists taking photos outside the NYSE. The Andaz lobby was quiet, and the staff welcoming and friendly. Up those white marble stairs we were greeted with this tableau of fruits, juices, and pastries, and a hushed scene at Wall & Water.