Your Personal Concierge
Top Picks for Family Friendly Easter Brunch Spots
Francisco Andeliz, concierge at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York and director of Public Relations for the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges, has several picks for nice brunch spots to celebrate Easter Sunday with the family. Red Rooster Harlem, helmed by Top Chef Masters’ winner Chef Marcus Samuelsson, serves up southern staples like cheddar grits for Sunday brunch, as well as an ample helping of gospel and spiritual favorites performed by Boncellia Lewis. “The amazingly casual, yet fun décor makes this one of my favorite brunch spots,” Andeliz says. When it comes to farm-to-table eateries, look no further than Chelsea’s Cookshop, which Andeliz describes as “very relaxed and unpretentious.” The inviting restaurant—decked out in contemporary décor—features a seasonal menu using sustainable ingredients. Hearty brunch fare includes “Hunter’s Style” Veal Sausage and Buttermilk-Sour Cream Pancakes. For a traditional buffet-style brunch, try the famed Peacock Alley in the main lobby of The Waldorf Astoria New York. This historic establishment’s exquisite Sunday brunch includes a raw bar with caviar, clams, oysters, lobster and shrimp, as well as a wide range of gourmet desserts displayed around a chocolate fondue mountain. Andeliz’s top choice for Easter brunch, however, is the newly opened Sirio Ristorante in The Pierre. “It’s not only sexy and elegant but beautiful and engaging and makes every guest feel like family,” Andeliz says. The cuisine is contemporary interpretations of traditional Italian dishes inspired by Tuscan standards. Stop by for a very special Easter Brunch designed by Executive Chef Felippo Gozzoli.