In celebration of Easter, some of Chicago's top restaurants and markets are offering special dishes and prix fixe menus. If you don't want to spend the time and energy preparing a meal, head to one of these spots for delicious meal.
Chicago French Market: Numerous vendors of the Market are selling sweet and savory Easter specials. 131 N. Clinton St., Chicago, Ill. 60661. (312) 575-0306. chicagofrenchmarket.com
- Try Vanille Patisserie's macaroons, chocolate bunnies and lollipops. For more decadent sweets, don't miss the Almond Pithivier (a crisp puff pastry with baked almond cream), the Petit Fours (an assortment of miniature pastries) and the Carrot Cake Entrement (a traditional carrot cake with cream cheese mousse with Easter dècor).
- Delightful Pastries is offering assorted pies and cakes, that include Lamb Pound Cake, Lamb and Spinach Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Bundt Cake, and Rhubarb Strawberry Pie.
- Sweet Miss Giving's is offering Easter Cupcakes and Royal Icing Cookies.
Monday will mark the start of the springtime holidays-Passover and Easter. For those who have been blessed-or cursed-with a large family, your holiday celebration will probably consist of everyone gathering at the house of the relative with the most space. If you have little or no family, or just want to escape your oversized and overwhelming family, there are plenty of restaurant staff who are willing to spend the holidays with you.
The Upper West Side restaurant Telepan will be offering a 4-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person on March 29th and 30th, for the first two nights of Passover. On the other side of the religion spectrum, on April 4th, Saul, a contemporary American restaurant in Boreum Hill, Brooklyn, will be serving an Easter prix fixe menu for $50 per person.