Monday, April 2, 2012

[HOT LIST] Easter buffet

Some days you just feel like the odd man out.

From what I understand, most of the first round draft picks for Easter brunch this Sunday, April 8 are already booked. (And so I apparently need to run the Mother's Day brunch hot list, like, next week.) If you're anything like me and don't know what you're doing until about an hour before you actually do it, here are some second- and third-round picks for Easter brunch buffets (and also dinner! and also one that isn't so much a buffet as it is a prix fixe menu!) that are still accepting reservations, in no particular order than the one I just happened to copy and paste them in. (Do you like how I worked a sports reference in there? Because Thursday is Opening Day? ... Baseball has drafts right?)

#1 Palette Dining Studio (Detroit)
Served 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., $32 per person

Prime Rib
Bone in Ham with a three Mustard Glaze
Beef Shank Brasato with Pappardelle Pasta
Center Cut Grilled Pork Chop with pork Jus lié and Caramelized Granny Smith Apples
Stuffed French Cut Chicken Breast Cordon Bleu Style with a Boursin Cheese Sauce
Halibut Dijonnaise with Rock Shrimp, Artichokes and Dijonnaise sauce
Shrimp Egg Foo Yong with Fu Young Gravy
Turkey Club Salad with Creole Dressing
Deviled Egg Salad
Banana tiramisu in a chocolate cup
Coconut macaroon bars

#2 Sajo's (Clinton Twp.)
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., serving complimentary mimosas

Easter Buffet Menu
Pasta Station
Chef creates your own pasta dish in front of you
Carving Station
Bone-in Ham * Turkey
Cold Buffet
Caesar Salad* Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad Mediterranean Salad * Fresh Fruit *Hummus
Hot Food
Lemon Chicken * Quiche * Steak Marsala * Italian Sausage and Peppers * Meatballs Marinara
Lobster mac and cheese * Scallion Sole * Garlic Potatoes * Vegetable Medley
Your choice of dessert

Adults $23.99, kids (11 and under) $12.99
Limited menu also available

#3 Opus One (Detroit)
Brunch Buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dinner Buffet 3 to 7 p.m.

Brunch Buffet
Adults $30, children ten and under $15

Opus One Mini Danishes
Banana walnut Bread
Pecan Sticky Buns
Scrambled Eggs
Create your own omelet station
Made to order Belgian Waffles with toppings
Raspberry stuffed French Toast with Maple syrup
Country sausage links
Hickory smoked bacon
Dearborn Spiral Sliced Ham
Cottage Fried Potatoes
Fresh Fruit
Opus Romaine salad
Gemelli pasta salad with pesto vinaigrette
Cold smoked Norwegian salmon with toast points
Fillet of Canadian Whitefish with Tomato Dill Sauce
Sautéed breast of chicken
With Sauce Poulet
Roasted sliced tenderloin of beef with sauce Madeira
Baked Spaghetti pizza
Sauteed Spring Vegetables
Mashed Yukon gold potatoes

Dinner Buffet
Adults $35, children 10 and under $17.50

Baby Greens Salad with almonds, oranges, Fontina cheese and berries Raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Opus One Caesar salad
Sliced fresh fruit and imported cheeses
Smoked salmon with toasted baguettes
Smoked Lake Michigan Whitefish
Char-grilled asparagus with feta cheese and Balsamic
Freshly baked Opus One breads
Sauteed fillet of Salmon with Basil Beurre Blanc
Baked Spaghetti Pizza
Sauteed Breast of chicken with Lemon Caper sauce
Char-grilled tenderloin of beef with sauce Bordelaise
Roast leg of spring lamb with a tarragon sauce
Dijon and herb crusted pork with Natural Sauce
Wilted Spinach and Three Cheese Crepes
Sauteed green beans with toasted almond butter
Baked Zucchini and tomatoes au gratin

Pastry Buffet
A variety of mini pastries, cakes, cookies and some of our famous desserts created by
our pastry chef Paul Collis

Prices do no include beverages, tax, or gratuity. For reservations call 313-961-7766 ext. 1

#4 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (Birmingham)
Easter Brunch served 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three-course brunch $34.95. A special three-course children's brunch menu will also be offered for $16.95, and regular menu selections will be available throughout the day and evening.

Blood Orange Fizz, $6.95*

Wedge Salad
Fresh Fruit Medley

Filet Mignon Benedict
New Orleans-Style French Toast
Fleming's Frittata, with Shrimp or Filet Mignon
Steakhouse Filet Mignon Cobb
Prime Rib of Beef

Potatoes O'Brien
Sautéed Green Beans

White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Crème Brûlée
Walnut Turtle Pie

#5 Signature Grill (Detroit)
Seatings at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Easter buffet includes:
Salad Bar
Prime Rib
Seafood Station
Made to order Omelets
Sweet Table
...and so much more!

Adults $24.95, children 12 and under $12.95 (under 5 free)

#6 The Claddagh Irish Pub (Livonia)
Easter brunch served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

§Assorted homemade Claddagh desserts
§ Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts
§ Banger Sausages & Assorted Bacons
§ Carved Beef with all the trimmings
§ Carved Lamb with all the trimmings
§ Traditional Corned Beef Hash
§ Irish Eggs with Diced Rasher Bacon, Banger Sausage and Cheddar Cheese
§ Fresh Made to Order Omelet Station w/ filling options
§ Freshly Scrambled Eggs
§ Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
§ Homemade Shepherd’s Pie
§ Baked Macaroni & Cheese
§ Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
§ Garlic Mashed Potatoes
§ Muffins, Croissants, Bagels & freshly baked breads, Assorted Butters and Cream Cheese
§ Salad Bar with All the Trimmings & Specialty Salads
§ Assorted Fresh Fruit Station
§ And more…

Adults $22.95, children 5-10 $9.95, children under 4 free
RSVP: 734.542.8141