Food & Drink

Passover and Easter Feasters

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the hay-adams hotel easter!

Whether you hide-and-hunt for the afikoman or chocolate eggs, there’s no disguising spring holiday eats that are worth celebrating.

Easter Buffet
Brunch in the otherwise private rooftop dining room overlooking the White House. This VIP spread has icy shellfish, dumplings, sushi, and beef tenderloin, as well as Josh Short’s desserts (see: homemade Peeps).
Sip: A glass of Scharffenberger Brut.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Hay-Adams, 800 16th St. NW, b/t H & I Sts. (202-638-6600). Cost is $100 per person; $50 for children ages 4-12.

Buona Pasqua
Nicholas Stefanelli’s three-course prix fixe offers fried artichokes, English pea risotto, and slow-roasted lamb shoulder with fava beans and pecorino zabaglione.
Sip: A carbonated Negroni or rare wines.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Bibiana, 1100 New York Ave. NW (202-216-9550). Cost is $45 per person.

Chocolate and Champagne Brunch
Grown-up grilled cheese on truffle brioche, ricotta pancakes with white chocolate lemon cream, unlimited house-made chocolates, plus anything the Easter bunny slips you.
Sip: Any one of four mimosas.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Co Co. Sala, 929 F St. NW, b/t 9th & 10th Sts. (202-347-4265). Cost is $60 per person; $30 for kids 10 and under.

Passover and Easter Brunch and Dinner
Owner Dean Gold pays tribute to his mother, Ella, with a labor-intensive Passover menu (Seder plates by request tonight). Come Easter, spring veggies such as radicchio get the star treatment.
Sip: Unlimited 21-spice Bloody Marys for brunch ($12).
When: Seder menu thru Apr. 1 (adults, $59; children, $25). Easter menu, Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Brunch cost is $39 for adults, $22.50 for children; dinner is a la carte.
Where: Dino, 3435 Connecticut Ave. NW, at Ordway St. (202-686-2966).

Passover Dinner
The modern Jewish deli offers a four-course menu of matzo ball soup, herb-crusted cod, braised lamb with spiced carrot tzimmes, and apple and rhubarb crumble with cardamom ice cream.
Sip: Beverage director Brian Zipin pairs the likes of sherry, an Israeli cab, and Vermont ice cider with each course.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW, south of Dupont Circle (202-293-4400). Cost is $40 per person; $60 with wine.

Passover and Easter Brunch
Heirloom beets, brisket, and flourless chocolate cake in a five-course Seder menu that’s by the book. A three-course menu of Easter specials includes hand-pulled burrata, scallops with ginger beer nage, red quinoa risotto, and mocha pot de crème with beignets.
Sip: Wines from Israel.
When: Seder menu thru Apr. 2 ($45 per person, $60 with wines). Easter menu, Sun., noon-4 p.m. ($48 per person).
Where: Equinox, 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, b/t H & I Sts. (202-331-8118).

Easter Brunch
Tough decisions await. A three-course a la carte menu pits your favorites against each other — Maine lobster parfait or foraged mushroom salad, Liberty Farms steak and eggs or poached Cape May flounder, chocolate peanut butter bar or Meyer lemon panna cotta.
Sip: Bottomless Bellinis ($19).
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, b/t M & L Sts. (202-386-9200). Cost is $45 per person; $21 for children ages 4-12.

All the greats — gefilte fish, chopped liver, brisket, roasted salmon, and honey cake — at the casual NYC-style deli.
Sip: Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda.
When: Thru Wed.
Where: Parkway Deli & Restaurant, 8317 Grubb Rd., at Blaine Dr., Silver Spring (301-587-1427). Three-course dinner is $16.

Greek Easter
A five-week celebration includes special menus and cooking classes with noted Greek cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi, plus a spit-roasted lamb shoulder feast. In case you can’t make it to Penn Quarter, Pepe, José Andrés’s food truck, will serve lamb sandwiches.
Sip: The Apokreas cocktail in honor of the wine god Dionysos.
When: Thru May 5. Easter brunch, Sun., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Zaytinya, 701 9th St. NW, at G St. (202-638-0800).

Photo: Courtesy of The Hay-Adams

800 16th St NW
bt H & I Sts
Washington, DC 20006
8317 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1110 Vermont Ave NW
bt L & M Sts
Washington, DC 20005
1317 Connecticut Ave NW
south of Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
1100 New York Ave NW
@ 12th St
Washington, DC 20005
929 F St NW
bt 9th & 10th Sts
Washington, DC 20004
3435 Connecticut Ave NW
@ Ordway St
Washington, DC 20008
818 Connecticut Ave NW
bt H & I Sts
Washington, DC 20006
701 9th St NW
@ G St
Washington, DC 20001