Let's face it: Easter is a tad absurd. In his book, Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris tries to explain American Easter customs to his French class: "The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate." Perplexed, his teacher replies: "Here in France, the chocolate is brought by a big bell that flies in from Rome."
This Easter, Sunday, April 24, forget bunnies and bells and hit up the brunch buffet.
BanBury Restaurant--From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Banbury's buffet will include eggs benny, cheese-stuffed hashbrowns and roast pork tenderloin with spiced raspberry sauce. Prices are $28.50 for adults and $14.25 for kids ages 6 to 12. Reservations required. Call 208-939-4600.
Berryhill and Co.--From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berryhill will offer a churched-up version of its weekly Sunday brunch, including an omelet station and carved meat from Snake River Farms. Prices are $21 for adults and $10.50 for kids under 10. For reservations, call 208-387-3553.
Brick 29 Bistro--From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brick 29's buffet will feature a seafood bar, farm-fresh eggs benedict and local lamb confit hash. Prices are $19.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids. For reservations, call 208-468-0029.
Chandlers Steakhouse--From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chandlers will offer a prix-fixe brunch menu, which includes a bakery basket, fresh fruit cocktail, an entree--like the seafood omelet with Alaskan king crab and rock shrimp with avocado, asparagus and lobster coulis and pommes frites--and dessert. Prices are $30 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger. For reservations, call 208-383-4300.
Focaccia's--From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Focaccia's will feature an omelet bar and a waffle bar, apricot-glazed ham and chocolate-covered strawberries. Prices are $13.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids 8 and younger. For resos, call 208-322-2838.
Owyhee Plaza Grill--With seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., the Owyhee Plaza Grill will offer a buffet of carved prime rib and ham, seafood fettuccine and assorted salads. Prices are $19.95 for adults, $11.95 for children under 10 and free for kids under 3. For reservations, call 208-343-4611.
Red Feather--From 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Red Feather will serve up its regular brunch menu with a few Easter specials. For reservations, call 208-429-6340.