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Sharon Thompson's Tidbits: Restaurants offer special Easter menus

Le Deauville, 199 North Limestone, will serve French breakfast specialties on Sunday.
Le Deauville, 199 North Limestone, will serve French breakfast specialties on Sunday. Lexington Herald-Leader staff file photo

If you don't want to cook at home for Easter, Central Kentucky restaurants are serving some special dishes for the holiday.

Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, will have brunch 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The holiday menu includes country ham sliders with blackberry compote, shrimp and cheese grits, and banana granola griddle cakes. Call (859) 253-0014 or go to

Azur Restaurant, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, in Beaumont Centre, will serve an à la carte Easter brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 296-1007 or go to

Bayou Bluegrass Catering is serving a lavish Easter buffet 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road. The cost is $29 for adults, $16 for ages 4 to 8. Call (859) 233-0814 or go to

Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, will serve roasted lamb, along with Italian ragù, and pastiera Napoletana for dessert. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to

Country Cookin' by George, 1801 Alexandria Drive, offers a buffet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Included are baked ham, roast beef, turkey and dressing, and barbecued ribs. The cost is $11.54. Call (859) 276-0001.

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, will offer its regular à la carte spring menu along with brunch specials 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A three-course prix fixe menu is $55 with wine pairings. The annual Easter egg hunt will be at 1 p.m. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to

Le Deauville French Bistro, 199 North Limestone, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday serving French breakfast specialties along with its regular dinner menu. During weekday happy hour, the restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu, for $24.50, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fresh oysters are on the happy hour menu. Call (859) 246-0999.

Portofino, 249 East Main Street, will serve Easter specials along with its dinner menu noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Call (859) 253-9300 or go to

Serafini, 243 West Broadway, in Frankfort, will open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday for Easter celebrations. Call (502) 875-5599 or go to

The Woodford Inn in Versailles will serve a Southern-style buffet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $19.99. Included are glazed ham, shrimp pasta, salads, and deviled eggs. The inn is at 140 Park Street. Call (859) 873-5600 or go to

New menu

The Melting Pot, 152 West Tiverton Way, has restructured its menu "to allow guests to control and customize their fondue dining experiences," owner Lori Hagen said.

The new menu features per-person pricing and more unbundled and à la carte selections, highlighting customizable options that allow guests to have one, two or more courses as they select any combination of individually priced cheese fondues, salads, entrées and chocolate fondues, Hagen said.

Chocolate fondue is $7.95 a person, and a sweet and savory duet with cheese and chocolate fondue is $15.90 a person.

Call (859) 254-6358. Go to

Special events

Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, will have a beer pairing event with Kentucky Eagle Distributors at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The cost is $35. Call (859) 243-0017.

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