Margaux's in Raleigh is hosting their 14th annual American Easter buffet from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The family-style appetizer platter includes steamed Gulf shrimp cocktail and Jeff's deviled eggs, and the buffet menu features glazed honey baked ham and Caribbean BBQ pork with pineapple salsa, plus much more. Adults cost $32.95; children 12 and under are half price. Call 846-9846 for reservations.
At Nasher Museum Cafe in Durham, Chef Amy Tornquist will offer a special menu featuring traditional dishes such as hot lamb sandwiches. Kid-friendly desserts will include whimsical sweets like iced Easter cookies and classic daffodil cake. Weather permitting, outdoor seating overlooking the sculpture garden will be available. Open noon-4:30 p.m. For reservations, call 684-6032.
Porter's City Tavern in Raleigh will offer their regular brunch menu with selections to please the whole family, including brioche French toast and chipped beef gravy. Porter's has extended their hours this Easter and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, call 821-2133.
At Vin Rouge in Durham, the outdoor patio is ideal for Easter Sunday (weather permitting). French classics like eggs Florentine and croque monsieur will be supplemented with holiday specials. Open 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For reservations, call 416-0466.
At Vivace in Raleigh, for a sophisticated Italian twist on Easter Sunday, toast springtime with Italy's classic brunch cocktail--a Bellini made with peach puree and prosecco. Then enjoy a spinach and cheese frittata, Italian sausage, paninis or their seasonal panzanella salad. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. For reservations, call 787-7747.