Easter Holiday 2021 is happening Sunday, April 4. Here's an Easter Ottawa 2021 guide covering things to do during Easter weekend; restaurant offerings and special menus; desserts and treats and more.
This list is updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok) for any suggestions.
Any support to local businesses is appreciated in these times. Holiday celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern.
Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Easter celebration.
Easter Ottawa 2021 Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Features
Available pickup times are 10:00am - 12pm on April 3 and 4. Order deadline is March 31.
- Flakey croissant
- Country style sausage
- Eggs frittata: sweet bell peppers, aged cheddar
- Potato au gratin
- Vegetarian lasagna: spinach, broccoli, onions, béchamel
- Brick roasted chicken: citrus & herb marinated
- Brown sugar ham: apricot & mustard glaze
- Curry potato salad: mayo, masala, turmeric, coriander, sweet peas
- Creamy pasta salad: onions, peppers, celery, broccoli
- Tossed greens: tomato, cucumber, radish, spun carrots, lemon balm
- Pain au chocolat
- Belgian waffles
- Crème brûlée
Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
The dinner includes:
COLD: Shrimp Cocktail with Condiments; Roasted Beets & Aged Cheddar, Pistachio, Apple Cider Vinaigrette; Iceberg Wedge Salad with Goddess Dressing
READY TO HEAT: Potato Dauphinoise; Roasted Asparagus; Braised Lamb Shank, Parsnip Puree; Foie Gras & Prune Stuffed Quail, Carrot Mousse
SWEET ENDINGS: Traditional Hot Cross Buns; Chocolate Decadence
le St-Laurent Restaurant
Reservations for April 4 for seatings at noon or 3 PM. Reservations by phone (613) 421-1444 or email [email protected]
The Wellington Gastropub
The menu includes:
- Oven roasted turkey with gravy
- Double smoked bacon stuffing
- Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
- Spring carrots and asparagus with dill butter
- Pan roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan and lemon
- Fall kale salad
- Dinner buns
- Cranberry sauce with orange zest
- Fresh baked apple cranberry pie with maple ice cream
The package includes tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home.
Please check on whether the package is offered at your local Denny’s.
Their Easter feature menu will be available through pre-ordered phoned-in pick-up, or dine-in service at a participating Moxie's restaurant location.
The Moxie's Easter Menu is $30 per person and is highlighted by Roasted Turkey Dinner, with tender carved turkey, savoury bread stuffing, buttered mashed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce & gravy.
Each dinner also includes a starter Caesar Salad and a White Chocolate Brownie bite for dessert.
All Easter Dinner pick-up orders must be placed by Thursday, April 1st at 12pm local time for pick-up on April 4th & 5th. To pre-order, please call the Moxie's location nearest you.
Participating Moxie's restaurant locations are open for seated dining service and are pleased to be offering the Easter feature menu on April 4 and 5.
Taj Indian Cuisine
Non-Vegetarian ($90): Onion Bhaji, Alu Gobi Masala, Lamb Bhuna, Veg Biriyani, Garlic Naan, North Indian Salad and Gulab Jamun.
Vegetarian ($80): Onion Bhaji, Alu Saag, Makhani Paneer, Veg Biriyani, Garlic Naan, North Indian Salad and Gulab Jamun.
Pelican Seafood Market & Grill
Ottawa Easter Hotel Packages | Staycation Ideas
- One night of luxury accommodation
- $50 food & beverage credit
- Access to indoor & outdoor saltwater pools, whirlpools, saunas, & fitness center (as they become available based on government restrictions)
- Complimentary internet
Ottawa Easter/Spring Flowers
Here are some florists in Ottawa where you might find spring bouquets.
- Luxe Blooms ( fresh flowers or Eternal Roses)
- The Ottawa Flower Shop
- Ottawa Flowers Inc.
- Ottawa Downtown Florist
- Alta Vista Flowers
- Ottawa Flowers Preston/Beechwood
- Nectar Flowers Ottawa
- Bloomfields Flowers
- Weekly Flowers Ottawa
- Ottawa Kennedy Flower Shop
- Beaudry Flowers @ Trainyards
- Fine's Flowers
- Vivian Flowers
- Carling Flowers
- Exquisite Flowers
- Flowers Talk Tivoli
Easter Wines Recommendations
With the warmer months on the horizon, the best wine to pair it with is a bottle of Saintly Rosé.
This angelic rosé is a medium-bodied wine and has aromas and flavours of strawberry, citrus, bergamot and rhubarb.
This wine is perfect to pair with a hummus plate or raspberry almond tart. MSRP: $17.95/750mL.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Kim Crawford Wines offer different varietals perfect for any holiday party, imported all the way from New Zealand.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is vivid and refreshing and is the #1 selling wine in Canada; it pairs well with steamed clams or mussels with asparagus risotto, or grilled chicken. MSRP: $21.95/750mL.
About Easter Holiday: Dates, Food Traditions, Easter Egg Origins
Have you wondered how Easter actually became a holiday, or where its trademark bunnies and eggs came from?
Check out my Easter Holiday post which looks at the origins of Easter, some of the traditions and a few fun facts on Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny.
Easter Quotes, Wishes and Captions
Whether your Easter is all about fun, or a bit of fun mixed with the holiday's religious significance, here is a roundup of some Easter quotes, wishes and captions for that holiday Instagram post or greeting card.
Some of the quotes I have in the post include:
Filling my basket with love and joy… and also chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
Biting the head off my chocolate bunny, but I won’t bite you!
There’s nothing better than a friend… except a friend with chocolate.
Free Easter Greeting Cards
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