Manhattan Digest can’t get enough of the upcoming Easter holiday, so we are giving you even more great deals to enjoy the day of! Four Seasons, The Kitano New York and Benoit all have some pretty great things going on! Take a look.
Enjoy an elegant three-course prix fixe Easter brunch ($139 per person) at The Garden, located in the lobby of Four Seasons Hotel New York. In addition seasonal brunch offerings, highlights that will be available for the holiday brunch include festive spring dishes like Scrambled Egg Popovers with grilled merguez sausage; Pulled Lamb Shakshuka with feta and smoked peppers, served with crispy flatbread; and Pineapple Carrot Cake with ginger carrot gelee.
Alain Ducasse’s traditional Parisian bistro, Benoit, will be serving a prix fixe three course brunch for $55 that will take you straight to Paris. Guests have their choice of an appetizer, main course and a decadent treat from the restaurant’s dessert bar. A two-course children’s menu is also available, with a choice of a Croque-Monsieur, Hamburger or Elbow pasta; and Chocolate Mousse for dessert.
The Kitano New York, 66 Park Avenue East 38th Street, 212-885-7000
Next weekend the Kitano New York, NYC’s only Japanese-owned hotel, will offer “Ikebana Blooms at the Kitano,” a (free!) public Ikebana exhibition highlighting the art of Japanese floral design from Friday, March 25th – Sunday, March 27th. A post-brunch Easter weekend treat, local Ikebana instructor Noritaka Noda will fill the entire lobby with 23 eye-catching creations featuring a variety of peach blossoms, cherry blossom, tulips, hyacinths and anemones. Here is some more info on Ikebana-
Approximately 550 years ago, Ikebana originated with the Ikenobo family in Kyoto, Japan, as a Buddhist floral offering. Passed down from teacher to student through generations, Ikenobo has spread throughout Japan and around the world. There are now about 50 Ikenobo Ikebana chapters in the USA. NYC’s Ikenobo Ikebana chapter has approximately 120 members, and will be celebrating their 30th Year Anniversary in 2016. For more information about Ikenobo Ikebana New York City Chapter, please visit Ikenobo Ikebana Society: New York City Chapter.