Updated at: 15-05-2023 - By: Craig Huey

World-famous chefs, a curated menu, and breathtaking views of the desert. On Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday), these Valley hotels will go all out to celebrate. Detailed descriptions of seven of our favorites are provided below.

An xi:Phoenix’s Finest Easter Brunch



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T. Cook’sWhat: Turkey Benedict, fried chicken and waffles, and more, all as part of a three-course brunch.

When: time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why: Guests can enjoy a meal prepared by renowned Valley chef Lee Hillson, along with a complimentary glass of the restaurant’s signature Orangechello Mimosa, free professional photography, live music from the Brian Chartrand Duo, and an Easter egg hunt for the kids.

Where: 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602-808-0766, The Royal Palms Resortroyalpalmshotel.com/tcooks



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Green PalominoWhat: Poached jumbo shrimp, shucked oysters, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, and a caprese salad are just a few of the specialty brunch items available.

When: Open from 10 AM to 2 PM

Why: Live music, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and a smorgasbord of savory snacks, including an artisan cheese station, seafood display, made-to-order omelets, and more.

Where: Please contact us at 480-488-9009 or visit us at Boulders Resort, 34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree.theboulders.com/restaurants-and-dining/palo-verde

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The Rita’s CantinaWhat: Included in the fixed price menu are dishes like braised pork belly bites, steak and eggs, lobster and shrimp enchiladas, and a roulade of carrot cake topped with a coconut crumb crust.

When: Timeslot: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why: Once again, we’ll say it: Lobster and shrimp enchiladas! In addition, there will be live music and cookie decorating in the backyard.

Where: Call (480) 948-1700 or visit Camelback Inn at 5402 E. Lincoln Dr. in Scottsdale.marriott.com

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What: Uniquely crafted dishes such as duck confit quiche, steak frites, pork belly and waffles, Nutella brioche, and more.

When: Hours are from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Why: Excellent brunch with a stunning panorama! Not easy to top that.

Where: Location: 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85045, Phone: (480) 293-3636, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resortmarriott.com



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elementsWhat: A seasonal prix fixe menu with dishes like roasted tomato and candied fennel tart and spring asparagus soup.

When: Scheduled hours are from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Why: Delicious desserts, a special menu designed by James Beard Award–winning chef Beau MacMillan, etc.

Where: Sanctuary on Camelback, 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 855-421-3522, sanctuaryoncamelback.com/dining



This stunning photograph is courtesy of the Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Palomino Ballroom

Where:Traditional brunch fare, such as eggs Benedict and artisanal omelets, along with samples from the four restaurants and bar at the resort.

When: Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Why: Enjoy the finest dishes from Ironwood American Kitchen, Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, and Toro as well as fun Easter events like an egg hunt with an Alice in Wonderland twist and photo ops with a rabbit hole backdrop. Ready-to-go meals are also available for purchase.

Where: You can contact the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess at 480-585-4848 or 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale.fairmont.com/scottsdale


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What: Champagne and savory dishes like egg white frittata and strawberry dulce cheesecake make up a three-course brunch.

When: Times: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Why: Guests are greeted with a choice of a bellini, mimosa, or Champagne and a basket of breakfast pastries.

Where: In Fort McDowell, at 10438 Wekopa Way, call (480) 789-8544 to visit the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.wekopacasinoresort.com/dining/ember