Here comes the bunny man and that means brunch.

Here are the links to all the places that have sent me information about their Easter brunch.
Blue Boar in Midway–a seated, served five-course brunch with lots of choices. Go to the blueboarinn.com.
Cafe Trio–at Cottonwood, it's a buffet; downtown, it's a la carte with specials in the evening. Go to triodining.com.
Faustina–their first-ever brunch features a special a la carte menu from Chef Billy Sotelo. Go to faustinaslc.com.
Bambara–a buffet for brunch and dinner in the evening; this one fills up fast. Go to bambaraslc.com.
Grubsteak–a buffet featuring carved lamb or turkey. Go to grubsteakrestaurant.com.

Pinon Market & Cafe offers Easter meals to pick up: dinner for two or for a crowd, to take home. See the menu at pinonmarket.com. Call ahead to reserve yours: 801-582-4539.

Before Easter comes Passover. Cuisine Unlimited offers Seder dinners to go. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 5 and picked up at the Cuisine Unlimited catering kitchens, 4641 S. Cherry St., Salt Lake City, before 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6.
Pick up on Saturday or Sunday, April 7 and 8, is available by appointment. Delivery also is available for a small fee. Go to cuisineunlimited.com.
For more details call Cuisine Unlimited catering kitchens 801-268-2332.

But to me, better than the Easter plate is the Easter basket.

This is the last hurrah of the chocolate season and chocolatiers let their fancies fly. This is a season for chocolate fun-lovers as much as the serious chocophiles–it's less about provenance and cacao percentages than Old World molds and whimsy.


Like these chocolate-covered Peeps Ruth Kendricks makes in her Utah chocolottery for Chocolot Artisan Confections. Find them at  Trolley Square, center court, open Friday evening April 6 and all day on Saturday the 7th. The store will have hand-crafted chocolate bunnies, chocolate covered Peeps. filled bunnies and eggs,artisan chocolates and chocolate tulips in chocolate vases,

Are these not the best? And a glorious celebration of the joy and kitsch of this spring holiday?

And you're buying local, too.