What's happened to Easter brunch?
A lively if sporadic discussion has been going on about favorite foods to serve for Easter dinner under an earlier entry. It seems to me the subject deserves its own post.
I realized I haven't heard from anyone wanting to know the best restaurants to go for Easter brunch this year. And I haven't gotten press releases from restaurants touting their Easter spreads. Usually I get a call or an e-mail or two.
I had heard that nationwide hotels and such were discontinuing their expensive all-you-can-eat brunches except for the holidays. People are preferring to pay for just what they can eat. ...
How did Easter brunch and not Easter dinner get to be the meal to eat out anyway? We always had Easter dinner in my family, almost always lamb, asparagus and new potatoes with some sort of lemon or strawberry dessert.
I told my brother -- Gailor and I will be visiting him in Los Angeles for Easter -- that I would shop and cook for the three of us but no other guests (because I'll be on vacation).
But he's off lamb, he says, and Gailor wouldn't eat it anyway. I countered with a roast chicken, but he thought that would be too plain. Now he's talking filets with a red wine sauce.
Maybe I'll turn over the cooking to him. Or maybe we'll go out.