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Eats for Easter: Brunches, Buffets & other holiday meals

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Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 1:41 pm

While some thing of Easter as a time for egg hunting and bunnies, others think of it as a time to sit down for a great family meal with their loved ones.

And though you may be away from home this Easter Sunday, there’s no reason to skip the family dinner this holiday. Here’s some of the best local options offering a true taste of home.

The Brentwood Restaurant

• Where: 4269 Luck Avenue, Little River

• When: Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Easter dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Cost: Entrees $10 to $21

• More info: Call 843-249-2601 for reservations. Private rooms available.

This bistro brings authentic French cuisine together with Lowcountry flair for a memorable meal.

Brentwood’s Easter menu features dishes such as Crab Benedict served on toasted English muffins with lump crab meat, poached eggs and light hollandaise for $12, grilled Angus NY strip steak, two eggs, roasted fingerlings and bordelaise for $19, and savory crêpes with sautéed seafood and lobster sauce and a petite salad for $16.

Other entrees include French Toast Grand Marnier with fresh local strawberries, maple syrup and Crème Chantilly for $10, shrimp and grits with crispy grit cake, sautéed jumbo shrimp, andouille sausage and bell pepper casserole for $16 and Lobster Risotto with butter poached Maine lobster meat, creamy Arborio Risotto, asiago cheese and a toasted baguette for $18.

Easter drink specials include mimosas, bloody marys and Kir Royal screwdrivers for just $5.95. Each dinner option features an accompanying suggestion from the chef for the perfect wine pairing.

Dessert offerings are sweet with a choice of Crème Brulèe à l’Orange, New York Cheesecake with Toasted Coconut & Mango Sauce, Fondant au Chocolat with Raspberry & White Chocolate Sauce, Strawberry Tart with Crème Chantilly and Key Lime Pie with Crème Chantilly & Kiwi Sauce.

Chestnut Hill

• Where: 9922 U.S. 17 N., Myrtle Beach

• When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Cost: Adults $29.95 plus tax; Children 4-11 $13.95; Kids 3 and younger eat free

• More info: Reservations needed. Call 843-449-3984

The Chestnut Hill Easter Brunch Buffet will feature a variety of succulent entrees and traditional breakfast items.

There will be a carving station of roasted leg of lamb with mint jelly, certified Angus Prime Rib Au Jus, Tender Baked Virginia Ham with honey mustard sauce; fresh local shrimp, smoked oysters, poached wild salmon, seafood Florentine, baked crab soufflé and quail grilled over an open flame.

In addition the restaurant will serve breakfast options such as corned beef hash, southern style grits, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs and sausage and French toast. There will also be sides such as an array of fresh vegetables featuring roasted asparagus with olive oil and peppers, mini new potatoes, wasabi cole slaw, fresh fruit, Waldorf salad, carrot salad, a mixed salad with honey lime dressing and deviled eggs.

Finish off your meal with a tempting display of desserts including chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce, whiskey bread pudding, fresh baked cookies and fruit and nut cobbler.

House of Blues

• Where: 4640 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach (Barefoot Landing)

• When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• More info: Call 843-913-3746 or visit www.hob.com/myrtlebeach

The recently-revamped menu at this restaurant, known at Crossroads at the House of Blues, was created by noted celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez of the Food Network.

HOB has long been known for its delightful Gospel Brunch featuring a open-kitchen meal on Sunday mornings accompanied by live Gospel music on its stage and will extend its buffet-style meal to the Easter holiday as well.

The Easter Buffett will feature a carving station with a slow roasted steamship of beef served with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Au Jus and Baked Honey Ham served with Creole Mustard Sauce. Salads and sides offered will be Peel & Eat Shrimp, Country Gravy & Biscuits, Macaroni & Cheese, Red Beans & Rice, Seasonal veggies, Jambalaya, Bacon, Southern Fried Chicken, Omelettes, Rosemary Cornbread and fresh salads & fruit.

The meal will conclude with your choice of White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding served with vanilla ice cream and whiskey sauce, Key Lime Pie served with whipped topping and assorted cookies.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

• Where: 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach

• When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Cost: Adults $38 plus tax; Children ages 4-12 $9.95; Children 3 and under free.

• More info: Call 843-913-1333 for reservations or visit www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com

A Grande Easter at the Marina Inn will feature a bevy of choices with breakfast, dinner, seafood, salads and desserts with live entertainment.

The menu features a number of children’s buffet options such as hand breaded chicken fingers, mini corn dogs, fries, macaroni and cheese, Jell-O and pudding. There will be an Easter egg hunt during the event at 10:30 a.m. and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Breakfast options include made-to-order omelets, smoked bacon and country sausage, housemade breakfast potatoes and a buttermilk waffle bar.

There will be a number of spring delicacies such as chilled poached shrimp and crab claws, Old Bay Remoulade and cocktail sauce and house-cured Scottish salmon.

Other options include a carving station with roasted prime rib of beef and bourbon-glazed Benton’s wood smoked ham, herb roasted mini lamb chops, Geechie Boy shrimp and grits and a dessert presentation featuring fruit tarts, trifles, Easter cookies and much more.

Salt Water Creek Cafe

• Where: 4660 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet

• When: Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Cost: $18

• More info: Reservations suggested. Call 843-357-2433 or visit www.saltwatercreekcafe.com

The Salt Water Creek Easter Feaster features the full menu of this “upscale casual” dining experience all day, plus a number of brunch and special dishes for Easter.

These include ham, pineapple stuffing, mac ‘n’ cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, fresh veggies and your choice of soup, house or Caesar salad.

Springmaid Pier

• Where: 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

• When: Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Cost: $19.95 for adults, $16.50 for seniors, $8.95 for children 11 and under (Bring in coupon from this page for $1 off adult brunch price)

• More Info: Call 843-315-7200

Marlins Restaurant at Springmaid Beach Resort will be serving a variety of delicious items during its Easter Sunday brunch.

The breakfast bar includes omelets or eggs made-to-order, stone mill ground yellow grits, applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, buttermilk biscuits with sawmill pepper gravy and freshly cut and seasoned home fries.

The restaurant’s hot bar will feature carved top sirloin of beef, sweet and hot plum glazed ham, fried and oven roasted chicken, crab stuffed flounder with lemon and basil hollandaise sauce, three cheese baked pasta, a full salad bar, a dessert station with freshly made crepes and much more.

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