Easter activities and events in Hyde Park this weekend

Hyde Park is ready to celebrate the holiday this weekend with special brunch and dinner menus; candies, bakery treats, and desserts for your Easter baskets and entertaining; an in-store Easter egg hunt; and even an appearance by the Easter Bunny.


The Promontory at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West is offering a hearth-roasted leg of lamb on Sunday for special order for groups of any size. You can dine solo, bring a date, or plan a grand feast for the entire family. The lamb is served table side, and family-style for groups. $45 per person includes 1 lb. of sliced, hearth-roasted lamb leg per person; Nan’s baked beans; cornbread; truffled mashed potatoes; and a trio of sauces including demi glacé, mint, and herb cream sauce. Serves from 1 to 15 people. For groups of 15 or more, please contact the restaurant. Reservations taken for the lamb dinner until Friday, March 30 – contact them at  www.promontorychicago.com/reservations

Nella Pizza e Pasta at 1125 E. 57th Street now offers weekend brunch from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will serve traditional Italian breads and desserts for the holiday. Call for reservations at 773-643-0603.

Easter Bunny & Sweets

Vanille Patisserie at 5229 S. Harper Court is hosting the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store has lovely treats to fill Easter baskets, including solid chocolate bunnies with jelly beans, large decorated sugar cookies (eggs and bunnies), nougat bars, pate de fruit, and house-made caramels. If you are dining at home for the holiday, Vanille has Easter celebration cakes, tarts, petit fours trays, breakfast pastries, and their signature macarons for your family brunch or dinner. Place your order at 773-868-4574.

Fabiana’s Bakery at 1658 E. 53rd Street is offering hot cross buns, Easter cakes to order, and specially-decorated cookies for the holiday. Give them a call at 773-658-9842 to place an order.

Kilwins at 5226 S. Harper Avenue has a delicious selection of chocolates and candies for your Easter baskets.

Pearle Vision at 1658 E. 53rd Street invites families to the store for an in-store Easter egg hunt and treats – while you’re there check out the selection of summer sunglasses in advance of their special Summer Shade event on Saturday, April 7.

Easter Cookies at Fabiana’s Bakery
Fabiana’s Hot Cross Buns
Chocolate Bunnies and Jelly Beans at Vanille Patisserie
The Easter Bunny at Vanille Patisserie
Nella’s New Brunch Menu
The Promontory’s Hearth Roasted Leg of Lamb