Food & Drink

You don't have to hunt for special Easter offerings

Easter Sunday is a big family day for restaurants and an opportunity to add a little springtime to their menus. Here are places that will offer something special for the holiday on Sunday.

■ Breaking Bread Café With Jazz, 17 Wainscott Street, Winchester, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Choice of one meat, three vegetables and dessert is $8.99. The restaurant is in the People Helping People building. Call (859) 771-6108 or (859) 745 6813.

■ The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving brunch and dinner. The menu includes roasted leg of lamb, salmon croquettes and eggs Benedict. Call (859) 226-0300.

■ Stonefence Bistro, 730 Main Street, Paris, normally is closed on Sundays but will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Easter brunch. The menu includes half rack of lamb, honey-orange glazed ham and chocolate French toast. Items are priced at less than $13. Call (859) 402-2009.

■ Three Suns Bistro, 298 East Brannon Road, in Brannon Crossing in Jessamine County, will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes leg of lamb with mint sauce, turkey breast with sage dressing, and pecan-fried chicken. Cost is $25. Call (859) 245-0048 or go to www.threesunsbistro.com.

■ Varden's, 509 Main Street, Paris, will serve an Easter buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu will include pork tenderloin, hot Brown, and filet of sole. Cost is $24.95. Call (859) 987-4700 or go to www.vardens.com.

■ Wayne Masterman's group of restaurants will have specials along with their regular dinner menus. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Portofino, 249 East Main Street, (859) 253-9300, and at Summit, 1097 Duval Street, (859) 271-1400. Frankfort's Serafini, 243 West Broadway, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; call (502) 875-5599.

A choice of Greek goodies

Let the cooks at the Greek Orthodox Church make something special for your Easter feast at home. Stop by the church's annual pastry sale for spanakopita, baklava and ravani cake. The bake sale is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the church, 920 Tates Creek Road. Call (859) 245-4057 or (859) 223-6267.

Lots of food with the wine

Wine in Wonderland at Heard It Through the Grapevine features cuisine from 35 restaurants and caterers. The party will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lexington Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Tickets are $85. Call (859) 257-3221 or go to www.wuky.org.

One of the vendors will be Dad's Favorites. Guests may sample four cheese spreads: Swiss cheese, smokey pimento cheese, chipotle cheddar and asiago sun-dried tomato. The product line is now available at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati. Call (859) 276-0001.

Farmers Market makes a move

Lexington Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. Saturday at its new location, in Cheapside Park. Vendors will be selling spring greens and lettuces, hydroponic tomatoes, organic and natural meats, honey, eggs, cheeses, breads, herbs and spices, chocolates, sorghum, plants, flowers and wool products.

Happy noodle year

Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year. Five special noodle dishes will be served Monday through April 18.

"In Thai and Chinese cultures, noodles represent happiness and long life," chef Toa Veerasethakul Green said.

The dishes include spaghetti noodles stir-fried with ground beef in a spicy basil sauce, and egg noodles topped with shrimp, scallops and calamari in a spicy seafood broth. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to www.thaiorchidcafe.net.

The Reserve's replacement

Woodford Reserve's Picnic on the Porch will feature sandwiches, salads and desserts made by Wallace Station now that the distillery has lost chef-in-residence David Larson to retirement. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through October on the terrace at the Visitor Center. The distillery is at 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles. Call (859) 879-1812.

Cold Stone's cold coffee treats

Cold Stone Creamery has a new line of frozen and iced coffee treats. The drinks will be priced at $1.99 through June 2. The iced and blended coffees come in five flavors, including sweet cream latte and raspberry truffle mocha latte. They're also available in light versions. The Lexington store is at 2337 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 243-0694.

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