Easter Meals To Go
Easter will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start thinking about your menu if you’re planning on celebrating at home. It’s a joyous time to be with family and gather around for a special meal after all the Easter egg hunts of course. Here are a few restaurants offering holiday fare to go that’s sure to eliminate your time in the kitchen and increase your time with loved ones.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is not only serving up an Easter feast in person but also to go. There are two take-make meals that are perfect for the whole family and come with your choice of red or white wine and fully cooked sides. The Herb and Garlic Butter Rubbed Prime Rib is served with peppercorn jus and creamy horseradish and is available in two serving sizes for $175 and $299 respectively, serving four to 8 people. The Bone-In Spiral Cut Ham is served with Kentucky bourbon maple glaze and apple butter. Get 8 lbs. and a bottle of wine for $109 (serves 8) or without the wine and sides for $69. Speaking of sides, those are chive and parmesan potato casserole; slab bacon mac and cheese; dill and honey roasted carrots and green beans; tropical fruit salad with almond and mint; truffled deviled egg potato salad; and Hawaiian sweet buns. Add-ons include shrimp cocktail; cinnamon vanilla French toast bread pudding; strawberry and milk chocolate tart and coconut cream pie. Get your orders in by 5 p.m. on March 31 for pickup on April 3 or 4. ZuZu is located at 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale; 480.421.7997; www.hotelvalleyho.com/zuzu
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has what you need for a family feast. It’s available for preorder until March 31 and can be picked up April 3 or 4. The meal will be uncooked at the time of pickup but will include easy-to-follow instructions. There’s the Prime Rib Feast with herb-rubbed prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce; baked mac and cheese; roasted garlic herb butter asparagus; honey-chipotle glazed carrots, parmesan mashed potatoes; bread and butter; and lemon cake with fresh blueberries in sauce. That’s $169.96 for four to six people and $299.95 for 8 to 12. There’s also the Ham Feast featuring 4 lb. or 8 lb. brown sugar baked ham with the same accompaniments for $139.96 and $259.95 respectively. If you just want 4 lbs. of prime rib, you can get that too for $69.95. The whole lemon cake comes by itself as well for $59.95. If you’re doing more of a brunch, the Mimosa Kit for $29.95 is a good choice and comes with a full bottle of LaMarca Prosecco paired with your choice of juice flavor. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has locations in Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria and Tucson; www.firebirdsrestaurants.com
Mountain Shadows’ Hearth ‘61 has two choices for meals to go for Easter — Niman Ranch Honey Glazed Baked Ham with whole mustard thyme sauce for $60 a person or Braised Beef Short Rib with red wine demi-glaze for $65. The entrées come with sides of chorizo cornbread stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, asparagus and Parker House rolls. Kids pricing is $25 for the ham and $29 for the short rib. Add a whole coconut cream pie for $31 or $40 for a chocolate silk pie. Make sure you place your order by 5 p.m. on April 1 for pickup on Easter Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can note your pickup time on the online order form. Hearth ‘61 is located at 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 855.262.7797; https://www.mountainshadows.com/dining/hearth
The Capital Grille is offering Easter dinner to go for two or four people for $155 or $275. First course is a field greens salad with parmesan vinaigrette followed by a main course of whole rack of bone-in filet with horseradish cream. The accompaniments are grilled asparagus with lemon mosto and Sam’s mashed potatoes while dessert is flourless chocolate espresso cake. Elevate your dining experience with lobster tails for an additional $80, shrimp cocktail for $50 and $50 for lobster mac and cheese. You will be provided with warming instructions. Pre-order your meal today for pickup April 3 from 12 to 5 p.m. and April 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Capital Grille has locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale; www.thecapitalgrille.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & WIne Bar also has a great deal for Easter dining to go. Order the 3-Course Filet Menu which includes a roasted golden beet salad; choice of petite filet mignon and crab-stuffed shrimp scampi or petite filet mignon and lobster tail scampi; and a choice of dessert. Pick from a New York cheesecake, key lime pie or chocolate gooey butter cake. The price varies depending on meat selection. You can also select the Filet Wellington Family Bundle for $300 that feeds four to 8 guests. It comes with a Fleming’s Salad, 32 oz. bake-at-home filet Wellington, mashed potatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts and bacon, all served family-style. You must order by April 1 to pick up April 2 through 4. Fleming’s has locations in Chandler, Scottsdale, Peoria and Tucson; www.flemingssteakhouse.com
If you’re just looking for some bread and baked goods to go, Great Harvest Bread Co. has got you covered. It’s speciality is the Honey Bunnies, adorable little rabbits made out of bread that come in two flavors — honey wheat and cinnamon chip. It’s best to pre-order them since they are usually pretty popular. There are also hot cross buns, dinner rolls and other types of bread to go along with your meal. For another sweet treat, try the lemon lavender cookies, lavender Ohs and cake breads in flavors like pumpkin chocolate chip, coconut and chunky monkey. Online ordering will be available soon or you can call the bakery. Curbside pickup is available. Great Harvest Bread Company is located at 1730 E. Warner Road, Tempe; 480.777.1141; www.tempegreatharvest.com