Zinqué Easter


For the Christian faith, Easter marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. For other churches, Easter marks the end of the Lenten season of fasting and penitence. Restaurants are helping Arizona residents with their festivities by offering delicious Easter specials and deals.


Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore will be hosting an Easter brunch in the Gold Room, their glamorous original 1929 dining hall, on Sunday, April 9.

They will be offering a prix-fixe menu highlighting dishes like jumbo cocktail shrimp, rosemary and garlic roasted prime rib and a curiously enchanting Alice in Wonderland Dessert Display.

Guests can also feast on selections from a raw bar, salad station, butcher block, cheese shop and much more.

While indulging in the delicious food and sipping on the refreshing signature drinks, guests will enjoy music from a roaming electric violinist. There will also be classic lawn games, such as cornhole and ladder ball on the resort’s front lawn, all while taking in the breathtaking mountain views.

Reservations are $195 per person and $85 for children ages 5 to 12. Parties of four or more will receive a bottle of Arizona Biltmore sparkling wine.

Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, 602-955-6600, arizonabiltmore.com


Federal American Grill

Hop on down to Federal American Grill and enjoy the wonderful Easter specials planned for their guests. They are offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for brunch and dinner on Easter Sunday for $45 per person.

For brunch, the menu features mini crab cakes, traditional eggs benedict, steak and eggs and half roasted chicken. The curated dinner menu includes surf and turf, federal fried oysters and wild caught salmon.

Both menus include a delicious double chocolate brownie and Maker’s Mark bourbon bread pudding served with vanilla ice cream.

Federal American Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Boulevard, Building 27, Phoenix, 602-857-5555, thefederalgrill.com


Hash Kitchen

The home of turntables, mimosas and Arizona’s biggest build-your-own Bloody Mary bar is going to be open Easter Sunday.

Hash Kitchen’s Bloody Mary bar ($14) includes over 50 toppings to create your new favorite cocktail. The buzzy brunch spot serves classic favorites with a twist, like banana split brioche ($16) adorned with caramelized bananas, sweet mascarpone, mixed berries and a warm salted caramel drizzle, as well as bread pudding French toast sticks ($17) served with crème brûlée dipping sauce.

Savory comfort foods like the herb fried chicken and waffle ($14) taste just as good as it sounds, featuring fried leeks and warm maple reduction.

Hash Kitchen, various locations across the Valley, hashkitchen.com


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, in honor of Easter, has planned an extravagant celebratory brunch. Guests are able to enjoy a delectable Easter brunch between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 9, with a variety of options that the entire family can enjoy.

The menu will feature diverse brunch favorites, from smoked pork benedict and applewood bacon, to brioche French toast and toasted coconut buttermilk pancakes.

The buffet will also include stations for carvings, seafood, sushi and pasta; gourmet salads; a taco stand; a charcuterie display; and a range of desserts.

In addition to the fine dining, there will be live music at the resort’s Center Stage Bar between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Easter brunch buffet is $115 for adults, or $145 with unlimited access to the mimosas Bloody Mary bar. It is $48 for children between the ages of 6 and 12, children 5 and under dine free. Reservations are required.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 480-444-1234, hyatt.com


Kona Grill

The award-winning sushi and modern bar, known for its innovative concept, is offering delicious Easter specials.

From April 8 to 9, Kona Grill is hosting a brunch and dinner, with dishes like eggs benedict for $22, steak and eggs for $39 and French toast for $19. In addition, their all-day takeout and dine-in offers are prime rib surf and turf for $46 and lemon slice with raspberries for $14.

Kona Grill, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 559, Scottsdale, 480-429-1100; 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Suite 101, Gilbert, 480-289-4500, konagrill.com


Ocean Prime

For an elegant Easter brunch, Ocean Prime is the place to go.

Celebrations can begin with a delicious cocktail like a fresh orange juice and dry curacao ($14), followed by warm cinnamon bread with cream cheese frosting ($12) and then pea shoots and sunny side egg ($32).

Other dishes include short rib surf and turf with lobster, gouda potato cake, poached egg and hollandaise for $32, and crabcake eggs benedict with toasted English muffin, Maryland crab, poached eggs and hollandaise for $33.

The dinner menu will be offered beginning at 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Ocean Prime, 5455 E. High Street, #115, Phoenix, 480-347-1313


Rusconi’s American Kitchen

In honor of Easter, Chef Michael Rusconi has created a three-course menu with multiple selections to choose from in each course. The cost is $82 per person.

For the starter course, guests can enjoy baby field greens with strawberries and mango, with a main course like blue crab and gulf shrimp benedict or an agave and lavender-glazed natural pork tenderloin. To finish off, some of the desserts include local citrus scented crème brûlée and carrot and red velvet cheesecake.

There is also a brunch menu for children ages 12 and under, for $23 per child. They can order dishes like scrambled eggs and bacon with roasted potatoes, with either Rusconi’s banana split with chocolate and berry sauces or an ice cream brownie sundae for dessert.

Rusconi’s American Kitchen, 10637 N. Tatum Boulevard, 480-483-0009, rusconiskitchen.com


STK Steakhouse

STK Steakhouse knows how to beautifully blend modern and chic, as well as how to craft a delectable Easter menu for its guests.

All day specials are available for both takeout and delivery from Saturday, April 8 to Sunday April 9, and include dungeness crab deviled egg ($34), slow roasted prime rib ($73), colorado lamb t-bones and veal chop ($67). Some of the Sunday brunch specials consist of hot chicken and waffle ($30), and truffle steak and egg ($55).

STK Steakhouse, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-581-5171, stksteakhouse.com


Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits

Enjoy a decadent spread of Easter specials with the rustic flavors of Sonoran cuisine that Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits is offering this Easter season from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9.

Brunch menu standouts include strawberry and banana French toast ($15), hanger steak platano & eggs ($27), and camelback mango salad ($15). The restaurant will also be offering a build-your-own brunch tower ($65). Guests can create their towers with four signature dishes, including avocado toast ($16), lemon ricotta griddle cake ($15), and biscuits and gravy with a sunny side egg ($18).

There will also be live music and a special appearance from the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits, 11 E. 7th Street, Tempe, 480-968-8885, terratempe.com


Thirsty Lion Gastropub

The Thirsty Lion Gastropub will be offering a special brunch perfect for the entire family on Easter Sunday.

Special dishes will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and include spicy fried chicken and waffles with maple pepper bacon and maple syrup; ($15.95), adobo pork benedict with jalapeño cornbread, red chili pork, poached eggs and roasted Yukon potatoes ($15.95); and the gastropub breakfast served with three eggs, grilled spicy sausage or maple pepper bacon, roasted Yukon potatoes and rustic Bianco toast ($13.95).

There will also be a delicious selection of breakfast cocktails for adults, and a children’s menu with a variety of meal choices.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub, various locations across the Valley



The upscale and authentic Italian restaurant will be serving four Easter dishes that are guaranteed to make mouths water.

The Easter menu includes meals like their traditional lamb osso buco ($46) with six-hour braised lamb, red wine demi and pappardelle pasta.

Next, the pasta sorrentino ($52) uses linguini and a tomato herb sauce. It’s complete with de-shelled lobster, succulent scallops on the half shell, jumbo prawns and saffron.

The veal chop caprese ($46) has a 46-ounce veal chop topped with herb bread crumbs, san marzano tomato herb sauce, fresh mozzarella and a paccheri vodka sauce.

Lastly, the short rib and truffle pappardelle ($32) is made with short rib ragu, bechamel, truffle essence and grana.

Tomaso’s, 3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602-956-0836, tomasos.com


We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Gift your taste buds with special holiday menus, like We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort’s all-you-can-eat Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meal is $63 per person or $48 with a Fortune Club voucher.

Guests can chow down on all-you-can-eat offerings from omelet, carving and dessert stations. There are also four specialty dining stations, including amore (pasta, pizza), comfort (chicken, salmon, mashed potatoes and gravy), dragon wok (chicken dumplings, BBQ pork chow-mein) and las lapas (beef fajitas, enchiladas).

At the casino’s Ahnala Mesquite Room, there will be special items at different times of the day, like banana foster French toast ($16), bacon-wrapped tenderloin with au gratin potatoes and honey-glazed carrots ($26) and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting ($9).

WKP Sports and Entertainment will also be offering holiday specials.

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, 10438 Wekopa Way, Fort McDowell, 480-789-4957



Zinqué will be open on Easter Sunday for a delicious brunch. 

Guests can dine brunch on le breakfast bowl ($15) made with quinoa, a poached egg, avocado, asparagus, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes and Greek yogurt, or the smoked salmon toast ($16) served with poilâne bread imported from Paris, whipped cream cheese, smoked salmon, pickled onion and everything spice.

On the sweet side, the menu offers pastries that taste straight out of a Parisian bakery. Options include favorites like a chocolate croissant ($5.50) and a madeleine ($4), as well as gluten-free desserts such as the blueberry banana bread ($6).

Zinqué, 4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, 623-745-9616, lezinque.com