FYI-Easter: Dining and cooking classes for the holiday

Easter cooking class

Learn how to make roast­ed leg of lamb and Easter frittatas at 6 p.m. today at Wynn’s Market, 141 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Along with your lesson you will also taste some spring cheeses and fruits. $15, per person. Res­ervations: 239-261-7157

Holiday selections

Whole Foods Market is offering special menu se­lections to take home for Passover and Easter at 9101 Strada Place, North Naples. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Easter. Children ages 5-12 can learn how to decorate eggs with natural dyes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday for $5. Registra­tion is required. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday taste samples of carrot cake and Rebecca’s Easter favorite and children’s treats. Infor­mation: 239-552-5100

Easter celebrations

■ Brio Tuscan Grille is fea­turing a breakfast with the Easter Bunny that includes activities, photo opportu­nities and a goody bag from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Waterside Shops, 5505 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $10.95, adults; $5.95, children. The restaurant also will be open Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the brunch menu will be available. Reserva­tions: 239-593-5319 The following restaurants want to help you celebrate Easter on Sunday:

■ Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, will have a buffet brunch with a Bloody Maria (Mary) and mimosa bar from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $35 per person or $20 for the buffet only. Omelets and pancakes made to order, carved lamb, seafood and meat entrees and more. Reservations: 239-598-3473

■ Alexander’s Restaurant will open at 3 p.m. with its regular menu and specials at 4077 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations: 239-262-4999

■ Angelina’s Ristorante, 24041 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, will have an in­clusive buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for $65 per person or for $40 per person for the buffet only The brunch in­cludes a carved leg of lamb, ham, eggs, ravioli, chicken and more. Reservations: 239-390-3187.

■ Barbatella, 1290 Third St. S., Naples, is offering a four-course Easter menu for $45 per person. Enjoy a mixed salad, potato gnoc­chi, roasted leg of lam and lemon sorbet. Reservations: 239-263-1955

■ Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, is taking res­ervations for brunch. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Infor­mation: 239- 649-5552

■ Caffè dell’Amore, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, will open at 3 p.m. and will take reservations until 8 p.m. Reservations: 239-261-1389

■ Charlie Chiang’s Res­taurant, 12200 U.S. 41, North Naples, will be offering an Easter brunch with more than 30 items including Pe­king duck, fresh petite filets, a sushi boat and a stir-fried noodle station. The price of $29.99 for adults includes a Bloody Mary or mimosa. Children 12 and younger, $14.99, including an Easter egg with a surprise.

■ Chef Boët French Home Cooking will open at 4 p.m. for dinner with Colorado lamb shank navarin with spring vegetables for $25.95 per person in addition to its regular menu. Bob Terri will entertain on the piano. The restaurant is at 755 12th Ave. S., Naples. Reservations: 239- 643- 6177

■ Ciao Ristorante at 835 Fourth St. S., Naples, will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. and will offer specials and its full dinner menu. Reservations: 239-263-3889

■ Flava, 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples, will be open start­ing at noon with a special Easter menu and its regular dinner menu. Reservations: 239-331-7829

■ Fleming’s Prime Steak­house & Wine Bar is featur­ing a three-course Easter brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $34.95 per person and $16.95 for children. The a la carte menu will also be available. The restaurant is at 8985 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations; 239-598-2424

■ Gordon’s on the River at Naples Harbour, 475 North Road, Naples, will serve Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $29.95 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The brunch features an omelet station, carving station with leg of lamb and ham, seafood, fresh vegeta­bles and more. Reservations: 239-213-1441

■ Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa will have brunch seating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5001 Co­conut Road, Estero. $65, adults; $32, children 5-12; free, children under 5. Res­ervations: 239- 444-1234

■ Mel’s Diners are offer­ing soup or salad and the choice of leg of lamb, turkey, pork, Virginia ham or catch of the day for $10.99. Restau­rants are at 3650 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-643-9898; 12035 Collier Blvd., Golden Gate, 239-455-4242; and 28601 Trails Edge Blvd., Bonita Springs, 239-949-3080.

■ Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is featuring its Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 851 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples. The brunch includes carv­ing stations, breakfast items and side dishes. There also is a children’s buffet with chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and more. $55, adults; $18, children 6-12; free, children five and under. Reservations: 239- 435- 4347

■ Old Europe Bistro, Na­ples Walk, 2464 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, will be open for lunch and dinner on Easter Sunday with a special Eastern menu and its regular menu. Reser­vations: 239-254-9690

■ Patric’s Restaurant, 1485 Pine Ridge Road, North Na­ples, will serve breakfast on Easter with some specials from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In­formation: 239-304-9754 or

■ Ritz-Carlton, Naples, is taking reservations for three Easter seatings: 10:30-11:30 a.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The menu features a buffet, one family photo, a glass of Champagne and live entertainment. The hotel is at 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples. $125, adults; $50, children. Reservations: 239-598-6644

■ Rode’s Restaurant, 3756 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, will serve Easter lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. with grilled ham steak, scal­loped potatoes, green beans and rolls. Lunch is $10.99 and dinner is $12.99. Reser­vations: 239-992- 4040

■ Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S., Naples, will be offering a four-course prix fixe Easter menu for $75 per person. Enjoy an arugula and pear salad, spinach and ricotta ravioli, loin lamb chop and gelato with fresh berries and spongecake. Reservations: 239- 434-7258

■ Shula’s at the Hilton Naples, 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples, is offering a three­course menu for $53 featur­ing a mozzarella and tomato chopped salad, filet Oscar and a mini molten lava cake from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The regular menu also is avail­able. Reservations are be­ing taken for noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. at 239-430-4999.

■ Strip House at Waldorf Astoria Naples, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, is offering three specials on Easter in addition to its regular menu: spicy tuna tartar, Colorado rack of lamb and strawber­ry shortcake. Reservations: 239-598-9600

■ The Capital Grille is fea­turing brunch with a break­fast station, carving sta­tion, raw seafood bar, salad bar and a dessert bar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9005 Mer­cato Drive, North Naples. The children’s table features mac and cheese, mini burg­ers and fresh fruit. Reserva­tions: 239-254- 0640

■ The Tropical Palm Cafe, 754 Neapolitan Way, Naples, will be open on Sun­day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will be serving breakfast until 2 p.m. Dinner will in­clude Easter specials start­ing at $15.95. Reservations: 239- 649- 6333

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