It’s the first night of Passover, and then it’s time for Easter and the Easter Bunny! Blessings to all for your special holidays.

Easter Dinner and more at Copeland

Known as "The King of the Vegetables," asparagus is one of the first true signs of spring. The Spring Asparagus Festival at Copeland Restaurant features a number of asparagus inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Robert Trainor. To celebrate the new season, call General Manager Richard Ramos: 973.451-2619

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Celebrate Easter at Copeland

Chef Robert Trainor presents a Three-Course Menu. Cost: $56 per person; $28 children under 12. Time: 1 to 9 p.m. For reservations: Call: 973.451.2619.

Sunday Brunch Buffet: Time: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Buffet features:  Selection of hot, breakfast favorites, salads and charcuterie, lunch and dinner entrees, plus dessert. Champagne beverage. Cost: $24 per person;$12 children under 12. Copeland, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown. Call: 973.451.2619.

Easter Sunday at Restaurant Nicholas

It has to be really special.

Easter Dinner Pricing:

3-Course Menu...$59

4-Course Garden Menu...$59

6-Course Tasting Menu...$79

Children's Menu...$28

Accepting Reservations from 1 to 7 p.m. Large parties are welcome!

Nicholas, 160 Rte 35 South. Red Bank: Call: 732.345. 9977

Easter Brunch at Ana Beall’s Tea Room

 Ranked #4 by Open Table diners as "Great Places for Brunch" in the New York Metropolitan area, tables are booking up fast for Easter Sunday!  Be sure to reserve,now.  Ana Beall’s will be offering delicious brunch options to enjoy with the whole family!  The menu includes: Quiche Lorraine, Cinnamon Roll French Toast, and other special and seasonal offerings!  Don't forget dessert! Strawberry Shortcake is back in season!  Call for reservations: (908) 264-4221. Ana Beall’s Tea Room, 415 Westfield Avenue, Westfield.

Easter Dining at the Pluckemin Inn

The Pluckemin Inn will offer 3 and 4 course dining options. Seatings from 1 to 6 p.m. Pluckemin Inn, 359 Route 206 South, Bedminster.

Easter at The Bernards Inn

Join the Easter Bunny with treats for children of all ages at The Bernards Inn. Grand Easter Buffet in the Ballroom. Time:10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m; Three course prix-fixe menu in the Dining Room. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Reservations are required. Call:908.766.0002. The  Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville.

Easter at Restaurant Serenade:

Plan to have Easter Brunch at Restaurant Serenade. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three courses: $65 per adult: $32 children ten and under. Restaurant Serenade, Six Roosevelt Avenue,Chatham. Call for reservations: 973.701.0303.

Easter and More at Restaurant Plan B

At Restaurant Plan B in Asbury Park, the new menu is up and running.  Vegan dishes are extremely popular. A Prix Fixe Menu is available Tuesday to Friday. Cost: $25 4 course dinner. Open for Brunch and Dinner for the Easter Holiday. Call for reservations: 732.807.4710. Restaurant Plan B,705 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park.

Easter at The Ram’s Head Inn

Serving Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m; Dinner from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call for reservations: 609.652.1700. Ram’s Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, (Garden State Parkway, Exit 40) Galloway. 

Boulevard Five72  

Chef-Owner Scott Snyder and team have planned an expanded version of their Sunday Brunch with unlimited beverages (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Champagne Cocktail; coffee + tea included), plus a smorgasbord with omelets; carving and raw bar stations; choices of pancakes, crepes, or French toast; and entrées such as Chicken Francese and Seafood Paella. Evening diners, come for Supper and family-style appetizers with choice of entrée and dessert. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch. Supper 4 to 8 p.m; Brunch Buffet: $38 per person. Supper: $48 per person. (excluding tax, additional beverages and gratuity. Call for reservations: 908.709.1200. Boulevard 572, Kenilworth.

Chakra  

 Executive Chef/Partner Thomas Ciszak has created a three-course prix-fixe menu, along with regular menu favorites. Children's menu also available.

Hours: Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. Dinner: $32 per person with some supplements. (excluding tax, beverages and gratuity). Call for reservations: 201.556.1530. Chakra, 144 Route 4 East, Paramus.

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A Reminder from Millicent: We’re here for YOU! If you have any great “foodie” suggestions for our readers to check out...or if you enjoyed a fabulous meal at any of our best known or newer dining spots, or if there is a new market or take-out place that opened in your neighborhood, please let me know. Email me at: Mkbrody@aol.com