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NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 18, 2015) - With the first official day of spring just around the corner, there is no better time than now to plan your Easter Sunday celebration.

On April 5th, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans will be in full bloom for executive chef Kevin Goodwin's presentation of the hotel's signature Easter Sunday Brunch. Staged in
the elegant Grand Ballroom, the lavish affair features multiple food stations with creative displays, free-flowing Champagne and Mimosas, the signature famous Bloody Mary Bar. Your experience is enhanced by live music performed while you dine by the talented trumpeter Steve Lands and his Jazz Band.

After toasting with family and friends, spring into the celebration by customizing brunch at the New Orleans Seafood Omelet Station. Choose from an abundance of fresh seafood, market vegetables, and a variety of cheeses to enhance your creation. Or, sample some local favorites from the French Quarter Brunch presentation that features Sliced Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Brandied Peach Demi and a Baked Duchess Potato or the Blackened Salmon En Courte with Spinach and Garlic Herbsaint Cream. Traditionalists will enjoy Royal Sonesta's Eggs Benedict topped with a delicious Creole Hollandaise.

Decadently delicious and Cooked to Order Stuffed French Toast is delicately prepared with
fluffy croissants that are filled with white and dark chocolate cream cheese then lightly
dipped in a cinnamon egg cream mixture that is grilled to perfection. An assortment of tasty
trimmings that range from traditional maple syrup, to macerated Grand Marnier Strawberries
and whipped Chantilly Cream complete for a sinfully sweet beginning to Easter.

From the Soup Station, choices are a Zesty Gazpacho or the hearty Oyster and Artichoke Stew served with Garlic Croutons - popular choices should the cooler temperatures of winter linger on into early spring.

The Carving Station offers a chance for diners to indulge in traditional holiday dishes like
the Garlic Studded Roasted Leg of Lamb with Feta Cheese, Roasted Shallots, Caramelized Onions and Rosemary Grits. Craving steak, then try the New York Strip Medallions
2 wrapped in Bacon with Rosemary Bourbon Jus Lie served with Honey Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potatoes.

At Royal Sonesta New Orleans where Food is Art seafood is fresh from the bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Choices include Spicy Boiled Jumbo Shrimp, Marinated Blue Crab Claws, and freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell. From the Sushi Station, house made rolls filled with Crunchy Shrimp, Spicy Tuna, Salmon and Crab will delight even the most discerning palate.

Other Entrees and Accompaniments present an array of chef's Home Cooking selections.
Perhaps the Petite Southern Fried Chicken with Sausage Gravy beckons your taste buds, or
you'll find the Veal and Wild Mushroom Meatloaf with Red Wine Gravy impossible to
resist. Locals will appreciate a serving of Desire Greens with Country Ham with a side of
chef's 4-Cheese and Tasso Mac and Cheese all guaranteed to enhance your dining
experience while evoking childhood memories of home-cooked feasts from the past.

And because no Easter celebration is complete without sweets, executive pastry chef Solandie Exantus is pulling out all of the stops with his Banana Foster and Cherry Jubilee Station. Indulge in chef's other creations such as the Almond Strawberry Shortcake, Praline and Salted Caramel Cream Puffs, Red Velvet Creole Cream Cheese Cake, or the
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Torte just to name a few tempting choices.

With Complimentary Champagne and Mimosas for the adults and a special "Children's Express" menu for the youngsters, Easter at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans is perfect for
the whole family. We invite you to eat up and imbibe as we celebrate Easter and all the joy of springtime in New Orleans.

Reserve your table today for this popular local tradition that has no equal. Seating options for Sunday April 5th are every half-hour from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The cost is $75.00 for adults and $30.00 for children ages 6 through 12. Little ones under the age of 6 dine free with our compliments. Tax and gratuity are not included. Parking will be complimentary for up to three hours based on availability. For reservations, call the Royal Sonesta New Orleans at 504.553.2221.


At the landmark Royal Sonesta New Orleans, "Food is Art." The 500-room luxury hotel provides visitors with an authentic New Orleans experience. The property encompasses an entire city block at 300 Bourbon Street and is just steps away from some of the finest shopping and visitor attractions in the city. With an historic location and distinct French Quarter architectural features, the hotel is home to Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, the
original PJ's Coffee Café, Desire Oyster Bar, and the award winning Restaurant R'evolution. The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is one of 58 properties within in the Sonesta
Collection. For more information, visit or call us in New Orleans at 504.586.0300.