Easter Eating Around The Little City

April 16, 2014 8:06 PM0 comments
IT’S NOT LEG OF LAMB, but Pizzeria Orso’s Big Country is one of Falls Church’s Easter specials, with the Maple Avenue restaurant offering up a buy-one-get-one-deal on brunch pizzas this Sunday. (Photo: Leslie Poster)

IT’S NOT LEG OF LAMB, but Pizzeria Orso’s Big Country is one of Falls Church’s Easter specials, with the Maple Avenue restaurant offering up a buy-one-get-one-deal on brunch pizzas this Sunday. (Photo: Leslie Poster)

This Sunday, Easter eating will be the top ticket around town with a selection of dining options in and around the Little City. From traditional dishes like ham and lamb to more unconventional options like brunch pizza, there’s no shortage of ways to fill up in Falls Church this holiday weekend.

2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church • 2941.com • 703-270-1500 

Those looking for fancified eating this Sunday will find that 2941’s Easter special fits the bill quite nicely. Executive chef Bertrand Chemel is offering a three-course prix fixe menu available from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. including appetizers like duck ballotine (wrapped in puff pastry, haricots vert, Easter radish and mustard creme fraiche), crab cake and shrimp tempura along with main courses of lamb loin, rockfish, duck breast or vegetables.

For dessert, pastry chef Caitlin Dysart has a dessert selection including carrot cake, strawberry-rhubarb pie or a special 2941 “Easter Basket” with devil’s food cake, pistachio mousse and raspberry sherbert.

The three-course menu is $72 a person or $50 for a vegetarian option. A $25 children’s menu is also available. Reservations can be made by calling 703-270-1500.

 

Idylwood Grill

2190 Pimmit Dr., Falls Church • idylwoodgrill.com • 703-992-0915 

Idylwood Grill, the grill and wine bar in Pimmit Hills, will be serving up special Easter brunch, lunch and dinner menus this Sunday. For the early meal, specials include dishes like lamb chops and eggs, lamb merguez sausage, eggs benedict with Virginia ham and flounder Francaise. Those dining during the evening can feast on pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, lamb shank risotto, lemon-pepper tilapia and more.

Idylwood’s Easter Sunday brunch is from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner is from 5 – 9 p.m.

 

Ireland’s Four Provinces

105 West Broad St., Falls Church • 4psva.com • 703-534-8999 

An Easter buffet will be in full effect at Falls Church brunch hot spot, Ireland’s Four Province’s, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. this Sunday featuring Irish oak-smoked salmon, leg of lamb, made-to-order omelets, carving stations for roast beef and Virginia ham and a whole lot more. And after brunch winds down, there’s a special three-course Easter dinner starting at 3 p.m. including sherry crab bisque, crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp, lamb osso buco, NY strip steak and shrimp, and a toasted almond cream cake for dessert.

The Four P’s Easter brunch is $22.95 a person (children 10 and under are $9.95) and $29.95 for the three-course dinner. Reservations can be made by calling 703-534-8999.

 

Mad FoxBrewing Company

444 West Broad St., Falls Church • madfoxbrewing.com • 703-942-6840 

In addition to their regular brunch menu, Mad Fox is serving a trio of Chef specials for Easter on Sunday. The specials, available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., include a crab cake benedict with crispy pancetta, spinach, Old Bay-lemon hollandaise and grilled asparagus, a merguez-spiced lamb burger topped with whipped feta, a fried egg, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato and onion and, finally, a parfait featuring honey-sweetened berries, vanilla cream and crumbled almond shortbread.

 

Pizzeria Orso

400 South Maple Ave., Falls Church • pizzeriaorso.com • 703-226-3460 

Keeping it short and sweet on Sunday, Pizzeria Orso is offering a buy one, get one free deal on their brunch pizzas, the McLovin and Big Country. The former features cream, oregano, chili flakes, spinach, mozzarella, fontina and ricotta while the latter gets meaty with ham, bacon, sausage, cream, egg, mozzarella, fontina and a maple syrup drizzle.

Orso’s brunch runs from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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