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    We find the top spots for egg hunting or traditional Easter Sunday brunching and lunching across town as top chefs turn out old favourites and their special creations. By Aakanksha Devi

    Marriott Whitefield2
    At M Cafe, apart from kids’ activities such as egg-painting, balloon sculpting, jumping castle and tattooing, there’s plenty of culinary fun to be had as well. From Thai beef with broccoli and bamboo shoot stir fry, Awadhi mutton biryani , maple syrup-glazed pork leg, almond-crusted fish, snail sausages and butterball turkey no less, the menu goes off-beat this year. Plus, dessert in the form of nutty bread and chocolate eggs. Rs.2000+ for food. At Whitefield. Details: 49435000

     

    JW Marriott
    Bengaluru Baking Company offers everything from chocolate bunnies to simnel bread until Sunday, while JW Kitchen lays out a brunch with Easter specials like devilled eggs, orange-glazed ham and pashka (Russian custard cheesecake). Over at Alba, chef Antonello Cancedda serves up an elaborate Italian buffet. For the little ones, the Bengaluru Baking Company has an exciting Egg Hunt planned out too. Rs.2500upwards. At Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 67189999

    Sanchos
    Chef Vikas Seth at Sanchos serves up
    a traditional Mexican festival brunch. Think huveros rancharos – sunny side up eggs over tortillas with roasted tomato salsa, taco salad and more. Mains include chilaquiles, Mexican lasagne with tortilla chips, chicken enmoladas and enchiladas. Classic tres leches will see churros and chocolate nachos filling in for dessert. Also enjoy Easter eggs with a mini Mexican cookie in it. Rs.1,500 for two. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41755266

    The Oberoi
    At The Oberoi, choose to sit inside at Le Jardin or at charming Rim Naam. Then tuck into charcuterie, antipasti, fresh sea food and sample the interactive counters from grills, tandoor, Oriental stir fries, satays and pasta. Classics from India and Europe make up the buffet with special attention to traditional treats like ham and turkey. Dessert includes a live pan cake station, chocolate eggs and themed cupcakes. `1,950++ without alcohol and `2,950 upwards for alcohol options. At MG Road. Details: 25585858

    Crowne Plaza1
    Making it a real family affair, Crowne Plaza has designed a special brunch which makes sure the little ones have a grand time too. An egg hunt, bouncing castle and face painting sessions will keep the young and young at heart amused, before the whole family tucks into the traditional favourites including hot cross buns, glazed ham, chocolate eggs and more. Rs.1200+ At Electronics City. Details: 30030303

    Sheraton Bangalore
    If you have a sweet tooth, then Feast is the place to gorge first on honey glazed ham, meat loaf, roast chicken, pasta, pizza and even a spot of Indian and Chinese food before you indulge in over 25 dessert options including hot cross buns, fruit pavlova, creme brulee, coconut-key lime pie, truffle cake, eclairs and lemon squares. Keep the kids entertained with bunny hop race, egg hop race, egg painting, kid’s mocktail competition and golden egg hunt. Rs.1,695++ without alcohol and Rs.2,195++ inclusive of alcohol. At Dr Rajkumar Road. Details: 42521000

    ITC Windsor and Gardenia
    Be it at Raj Pavilion in Windsor or Cubbon Pavilion at Gardenia, the ITC Hotels make it a grand affair. Their Easter Bunny has been hard at work to keep the eggs hidden, but across the two hotels, if you find any, you keep them! Traditional favourites like roast chicken and lamb are on offer in addition to Indian and international delicacies. Plus, Peking duck and tenderloin Wellington as day specials. From the Dessert Studio, you can expect raspberry Swiss rolls and pistachio caren, Chelsea and hot cross buns, and prune basque. Rs.2,250++ without alcohol and Rs.2,750++ upwards with alcohol. Details: 22119898 (ITC Gardenia) and 41401205 (ITC Windsor).

    The Leela Palace
    Treat the family to a decadent soiree at The Leela, known for their lavishEaster Sunday brunch over the years. Leave room for the edible Easter Bunnies and let the kids decorate their own chocolate eggs to take home. The grand finale is the ceremonious egg hunt for the little ones in The Leela Gardens. The lucky one wins a stay at the hotel. Rs.1,700++ for kids and Rs.3,500++
    for adults. At HAL Airport Road. Details: 25211234

    Smoke House Deli
    Smoke House Deli hosts a lavish brunch with a live salad bar, pasta counter and BBQ station. Mains will include chilli-crusted cobbler and turmeric risotto, bangers ‘n’ mash with fried onions, chicken schnitzel with caper sauce and more while desserts featured are chocolate
    hazelnut babka, raspberry frangipani tart, Missisippi mud pie, blueberry cheesecake and choco cranberry tart. Rs.1,500++. At
    Lavelle Road (41276272) and 100 ft  Road, Indiranagar (25200899).

    Opus
    For a Goan celebration, head straight to Opus which has specials like honey-glazed ham, barbecued pork ribs and the iconic crab dosa, grilled tenderloin and even Vietnamese pho on the side — a mix of indulgent and comfort food. Plus, free-flowing liquor, beer and soft drinks (select brands) only for Rs.1,500 inclusive of taxes. Their all-day breakfast and endless music are also on offer. At Palace Cross Road. Details: 9844030198

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