Easter is Sunday, March 27 and if you’re anything like me, your to-do list is already longer than Donald Trump’s eyebrows. Why not give yourself a gift this holiday and leave the cooking to us? The restaurants of Tropicana are ready to make your celebration everything you want it to be, and you don’t have to chop, peel or puree a darned thing.
Craving a traditional menu? Tropicana’s got it. Hungry for something unique? You’ll find that too. From elegant and sophisticated to simple and casual, the restaurants at Tropicana offer menus for every-bunny. (Sorry, I just can’t resist a good holiday pun.)
Easter Dinner at Fiesta Buffet
If your family tree is filled with big appetites, this is the place for you. Tell all the carnivores in your crew to come hungry and watch ‘em pile their plates with hand-carved ham, rack of pork, roast turkey and roast beef with all the fixings. Elastic waist pants are encouraged. Ah, priceless holiday memories.
ON THE SIDE
Let’s talk seafood. This is, after all, the Jersey Shore and we do seafood better than just about anyone. At the Fiesta Buffet, your group can dive in to all-you-can-eat snow crab legs, u-peel shrimp, crab cakes, salmon and steamed clams. I can just taste the melted butter now.
Tempted to raid the kids’ baskets? Put down the chocolate malt eggs and indulge in candied sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fresh-baked biscuits and corn bread so good, you can’t stop at one piece. Oh yeah, there’s an entire dessert table to explore too.
$28.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Easter Dinner at Seaside Café
HAM IT UP
Are Easter and ham synonymous in your book? Well then by all means book your dinner at Seaside Café, where you can order up the Maple Cranberry Glazed Ham special. It comes with all the good stuff, from a choice of house salad or the soup of the day to potato, veggies, fresh-baked rolls and dessert. Yes, I know. You could make it all yourself. But why should you?
$19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
CHOP TO IT
For you, nothing but lamb will do. Good thing you’re celebrating Easter at Seaside Café, where you can enjoy savory Grilled Rib Lamb Chops. Full-flavored and tender, these chops are a thing of beauty. Along for the ride are soup of the day or salad, your choice of potato, vegetables, fresh baked rolls and dessert. This is how Easter is done.
$24.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
Easter Dinner at Il Verdi
LET THEM EAT SALAD
Can’t get enough Italian food? Join the club! Better yet, dine at Il Verdi this Easter. Your evening begins with a choice of Insalata Caprese (fresh mozzarella, plum tomatoes and torn basil drizzled with Apulian Olive Oil) or Insalata Cesare (fancy Italian-talk for Caesar salad.)
THE MAIN EVENT
You just may hear the angels sing as your server arrives tableside with your order of Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, served with a Barolo wine demi sauce, broccoli rabe and roasted fingerling potatoes. Now that’s a holiday.
If you haven’t yet tasted Limoncello, it’s time to rectify that. For this dessert, the Italian lemon liqueur is whipped into creamy, dream cheesecake and served up with blueberry compote.
$58.00 per person plus tax and gratuity
Easter Dinner at FIN
GET YOUR GREENS
If you’re searching for a great view, your hunt is over. FIN delivers amazing food paired with a panoramic outlook of the Boardwalk and ocean. Your Easter feast here begins with the salad of your choice: traditional Caesar or the house salad made with local greens, Boston Bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, English cucumbers, red onions and roasted garlic balsamic vinaigrette.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER
Even the most persnickety members of your group will be won over by the Easter special at FIN. You’ll enjoy Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, served with a Merlot wine demi glaze, spring vegetable medley and roasted fingerling potatoes.
WORTH ITS SALT
I don’t know who first came up with the idea to add salt to caramel, but that person is a genius. Try the salted caramel cheesecake included with your Easter dinner at FIN and see if you don’t agree.
$58.00 per person plus tax and gratuity
The Easter Promenade
Read more about the 140th Annual Atlantic City Easter Promenade.