As if a day off from kitchen duty isn’t enough for mom (or dad), bottomless mimosas, grilled lamb and chicken and waffles should pretty much seal the deal. Here are seven top picks for Sunday, April 20, 2014. AKA Easter Sunday.
Naked Pig: It’s opening day for this much-anticipated Santa Rosa cafe. On the menu from 8a.m. to 3p.m.: asparagus and goat cheese omelet, butter and egg sandwich, pulled pork waffles and bone broth gravy on green onion biscuits. Prices range from $10-$13. 435 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa.
Viola Pastry Cafe: Poutine, top shelf Benedicts and beignets. This is my personal pick for Sunday brunch, where I’ll be dining al fresco. $10-$15, 709 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 544-8830.
Rocker Oysterfellers: Chicken and waffles, gin punch, lamb burgers, gin punch. An Easter egg hunt keeps the kids occupied. Outdoor dining, $29 per person, two courses. 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford, 876-1983.
Mateo’s Cocina Latina: Preston spring lamb hash with Laguna Farm potatoes, Le Bonne Terre Farm carrots, favas, spring garlic, puma spring hen egg, ice cream float dessert. Outdoor seating. 214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, (707) 433-1520.
SHED: Herb-roasted lamb shoulder with Meyer lemon gremolata and a ragout of spring onions, peas, Fava beans, and fennel, citrus almond cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, Ramos soju fizz and a Roderer Champagne cocktail. 25 North St, Healdsburg,
Canneti Roadhouse: Tuscan Easter tasting menu includes deviled quail eggs, roast goat with fried artichokes, $55 per person. 6675 Front St., Forestville, 887-2232.
Zazu Restaurant and Farm: Sticky bun French toast, artichoke bruschetta with burrata, corned beef hash, fried green tomatoes, amarena cherry bellini. $39 per person, 6770 McKinley St., Sebastopol (at the Barlow).