Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Updated: Bunny alert

Easter tea at The Ritz-Carlton will be offered both March 30 and 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 15th-floor Urban Sip. Traditional and contemporary tea sandwiches, scones with fruit preserves and Devonshire cream, and favorite Bar Cocoa treats will be offered for adults at $32 per person; there's also a kid's menu of mini-sandwiches and holiday sweets for $12. Daily chocolate afternoon tea at Bar Cocoa will also be offered during Easter weekend Reservations: 704-547-2244; 201 E. Trade St.

Harper's at Carolina Place will host Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with specials and the regular brunch menu; 704-541-5255.

Del Frisco's offers brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4725 Piedmont Row Drive; 704-552-5502.

The Palm offers both a three-course meal for $49.95 and its a la carte menu 5-9 p.m. 704-552-7256; 6705 Phillips Place Court.

Wolfgang Puck Pizza | Bar will be open for both lunch and dinner (11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.) on Easter, plus market specials for the holiday. 6706-C Phillips Place Court; 704-295-0101.

The Liberty offers Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with biscuits for everyone, and a three-course menu that includes options such as Southern ham, chicken and waffles, prime Montana beef roast and more. $24.95 ($9.95 for 10 and younger); reservations at 704-332-8830; 1812 South Blvd.

Mama Ricotta’s will serve a buffet 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with a fresh mozzarella bar, carving station and many signature dishes and desserts for $23 ($12 for 12 and younger). It will reopen at 5 for dinner. 601 S. Kings Drive; 704-343-0148.

Kabuto Lake Norman will be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m., then 4:30-9:30 p.m. A fixed-price menu will be $22.95 ($8.95 for kids), along with the regular menu. 16516 Northcross Drive, Huntersville; 704-655-0077.

The Melting Pot of Charlotte-Midtown and Lake Norman will be open noon-8 p.m., with an Easter four-course menu for $29.95. 16625 Statesville Road, Huntersville, 704-987-2201; 901 S. Kings Drive, 704-334-4400.

Passion8's brunch will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31: Three courses for $38 per person (kids 8 and younger free). 803-802-7455; 3415 Highway 51 N, Fort Mill.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge offers:
* Easter Tea: In the main lobby at 1-5 p.m. March 28-30, with savories and sweets and your choice of looseleaf tea. $32 for adults and $16 for children 4-12. Reservations: 704-248-4100.
* Easter brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., including salads, decorative displays, seasonal entrées, breakfast fare, carving station and desserts, plus live entertainment (including the Bunny at 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. $65 per person, $32 for children 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and younger. Reservations required: 704-248-4100 or online at
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4000.

Fleming’s will offer a three-course Easter brunch menu. 210 E. Trade St.; 704-333-4266.