Good Taste: Easter brunches on Martha’s Vineyard

Good Taste: Easter brunches on Martha’s Vineyard

The menu includes sliders, chicken fingers, pizza of the day (this time BBQ chicken), and a cucumber martini made by bartender Adam Rebello.

Easter is this Sunday, the 24th, and here are some places that can take care of your whole holiday meal this year.

The Café at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs is having an à la carte brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Guests order off the menu with selections like eggs Benedict, French toast, roast turkey, prime rib, and more. Prices range from $8.95 to $16.95. Reservations are suggested by calling 508-693-3560.

Water Street at The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown is holding their annual Grand Easter Buffet from 11:30 am to 3 pm. The menu is extensive, and includes favorites such as the raw bar, carving station, and the dessert ensemble. The buffet is $48 for adults, $24 for children under 12, and free for children under 3. Reservations are required. Call 508-627-3761.

The Lambert’s Cove Inn brunch is from 11 am to 3 pm. Guests order off the menu, at $30 for adults, $25 for children. To start, diners will enjoy freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola. Entrees include eggs Benedict, strawberry French toast, seared salmon, and steak and eggs. Easter weekend marks the West Tisbury restaurant’s official opening. They will continue tapas Thursdays and serve dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 508-693-2298 to make reservations.

The Grill on Main in Edgartown is having a brunch buffet from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Look forward to plates such as Caesar salad, cream of asparagus soup, baked Virginia ham with pineapple glaze, and baked cod with citrus Beurre blanc, in addition to a carving station with roasted leg of lamb. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $36 for adults, and $15 for kids under 12. Call 508-627-8344 to make reservations.

Lure Grill at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Edgartown welcomes new executive chef Aaron Wratten. Mr. Wratten kicks off the season with Easter brunch from 10 am to 2 pm. The buffet is $45 for adults and $19 for kids. To start, try the charcuterie plate of local meats and cheeses or Lure’s house-made yogurt. Next, try any one of the early spring salads. Main dishes include compressed celery root and duck confit hash; roasted chicken breast with sage, capers, artichokes, and asparagus; and oven-poached halibut with a New England chowder sauce served with crispy clams and lardons (bacon). The carving station features roast sirloin served with fried hollandaise marbles — deep-fried cubes of rich hollandaise sauce when broken with your fork will dissolve on your steak. Desserts include a pear-blueberry crumble and a flourless chocolate cake.

The Easter bunny will make an appearance at 11 am and again at 2 pm for a guided egg hunt. For your family’s enjoyment (to maintain the little ones’ interest, so you can enjoy your brunch) check out the life-size chess set, putting green, and antique fire trucks on display. For reservations, call 508-627-3663.

State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury, now open for the season, will serve Easter brunch from 8 am to 3 pm. For more information, visit their website: stateroadmv.com.

Cocktails on the green

On Fridays and Saturdays, find cocktails and $5 appetizers at the Farm Neck Cafe, from 3 to 6 pm. This past Friday, a crowd gathered at the bar, tended by Adam Rebello, for apps including sliders, French fries, grilled hotdogs, a half Cobb salad, and hummus plate. Farm Neck has a full liquor license, and serves a variety of cocktails, from rum punch to martinis.