Where to eat Easter brunch at Lake Tahoe
This Sunday is Easter Sunday, or as non-Christians call it: Sunday.
Yes, while the holy day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, we can all get behind the notion of coming together and spending quality time with loved ones, regardless of faith (unless you bring Peeps, in which case you need leave immediately and take your gross marshmallow birds with you).
Another Easter tradition we can all get behind: Sunday brunch.
Arguably the greatest meal ever, there are plenty of options around the lake for enjoying brunch with your loved ones, and the strangers sitting at the other tables, this Sunday.
Here’s a short list of just some of those options.
Is there a better brunch at Tahoe than actually eating brunch on Lake Tahoe?
The M.S. Dixie II is serving up an Easter Sunday brunch that you can enjoy as the legendary paddle wheeler navigates the waters of Tahoe.
Some of the items on the buffet menu include: “Mountain Benedict” (a buttermilk biscuit with a poached egg, country gravy and cheddar cheese); cinnamon French toast; spiral ham; penne primavera; and the “garden scramble” (scrambled eggs with zucchini, tomatoes, asparagus, peppers, onions and herbs).
Talk about one heck of a spread.
The cruise runs from noon-2 p.m. Cost is $89 for adults and $35 for children. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Head to bit.ly/MS-Dixie-Easter for more information.
If you’re not going to dine on a boat, then the next best thing is brunch on the waterfront.
Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe is serving up a spectacular buffet.
The menu includes a carving station (your choice of spiral ham or slow roasted prime rib), a seafood station (shrimp cocktail, king crab legs, oysters, smoke salmon, mussels and more), a made-to-order omelette station, hot food options, waffles and French toast and more.
Avoid the temptation to line your pockets with tin foil — Riva Grill is a fancy joint.
Adults can step it up a notch and go with the champagne brunch for $74.90 or just stick with the regular brunch for $59.90. Kids eat for $25.90.
Rumor on the street is a certain bunny will be on hand during the brunch, which runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Head to http://www.rivagrill.com to view the full menu.
If you’re on the opposite end of the lake, Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay also has a special all-you-can-eat brunch buffet.
The menu includes: breakfast options, such as made-to-order omelets and Belgian waffles; seafood, including poached prawns, lobster deviled eggs and more; a carving station; entree options that include swordfish, glazed rack of lamb and more; and a range of desserts.
While the menu sounds hard to beat, the location is equally amazing.
Brunch runs from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The day also includes egg hunts for kids and adults.
Gar Woods offers adults the option to go with a champagne brunch for $75.90. Regular brunch for adults is $58.90 and kids younger than 10 eat for $29.90.
Reservations are recommended. Head to http://www.garwoods.com for more information.
Regardless of the day or time of year, Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village is one of the best places to eat. Period.
On Easter, they’ll have a brunch menu that is sure to offer something for everyone.
Some of the brunch options include Dungeness crab cakes eggs Benedict, and grilled steak and eggs.
Options leaning closer to the “lunch” aspect of brunch include a bison burger, Dungeness crab melt and a braised short rib grilled cheese (ummm yes please).
The brunch menu also has starters and salads if you’re looking to go a little lighter.
The special Easter brunch menu will be available from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be egg hunts and an appearance by the Easter Bunny (man, that bunny gets around).
Head to http://www.loneeaglegrille.com for more information.
The renowned site of the annual celebrity golf tournament is doing it up big with brunch in the clubhouse.
This menu is way too extensive to try and list. Seriously, we’d be here until Easter 2020 if we tried to tick through even half of the offerings. Let us just say though, it all sounds delicious … even the vegan options (words I never expected to write in my entire life).
Adults and children 11 and older dine for $85 (complimentary adult beverages are available for those legally able to drink). Children 4-10 eat for $40, and kids 3 and younger are complimentary (better come hungry and ready to eat, babies). Costs do not include sales tax and gratuity.
Aside from food, Edgewood also will have family friendly activities, including egg hunts, crafts and games.
Reservations are required. Head to http://www.edgewoodtahoe.com for more information.
Beacon Bar and Grill
If some of the options at the other places sound overwhelming, the Beacon at Camp Richardson on South Shore is offering a straightforward brunch menu to ease the ordering process.
Options include a garden vegetable quiche, prime rib, and a shrimp and crab Louie salad.
Or you could drink your brunch and go for the bottomless mimosas (cost is $15 per person).
Located in historic Camp Richardson, it’s hard to beat the Beacon.
Head to camprichardson.com/the-beacon for more information.