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Talking SCHOP! Easter eating

Kysha Harris | 4/13/2017, 1:08 p.m.
When I see blossoms in Harlem, it makes me feel a certain way.
Red Rooster Kysha Harris photo

When I see blossoms in Harlem, it makes me feel a certain way. The weather has broken just in time…for you not to cook on Easter Sunday. I know my devout Easter dinner-makers are ready for the gathering, but for all others, I found a couple of restaurants serving special Easter meals Sunday.

Red Rooster (@RoosterHarlem) is serving a brunch buffet for $55 per person, and their offering is not small. Go prepared to eat—the spread is long. There will be ham with maple-ginger jus; cornbread with honey butter, tomato jam; buttermilk biscuits with sawmill gravy; Georgia fried chicken and hot-hot honey; dill salmon gravlax with traditional accompaniments and everything bagels; New York bacon; scallion scrambled eggs with Gruyere cheese, crème fraiche; red rooster deviled eggs with chicken skin mayo; black kale Caesar with anchovies, pecorino, cornbread crumble, fried parsley; market greens with cider-miso vinaigrette; 125 mac and cheese; grilled vegetables with olives and basil; dessert smorgasbord; brown sugar granola with seasonal fruit and yogurt; cinnamon rolls with spiced pecans; and apple bread pudding with black pepper caramel. They are not playing.

Minton’s (@MintonsHarlem) is offering seatings for brunch (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Live music will accompany each seating by Emily Braden and Christopher McBride, respectively. When I looked at the brunch menu, smothered chicken and grits with gumbo gravy and okra caught my eye as well as chicken wings and sweet plantain waffle with Aleppo pepper glaze. Minton’s, please look out for me at brunch in a couple of weeks.

You know the Queen of Soul Food, Ms. Sylvia’s (@SylviasSoulFood), will not stop serving her world famous barbecue ribs and fried chicken along with many other soul food delights at her Sunday Gospel breakfast. I am sure Easter Sunday will make it that much more special.

Lastly, if you catch this piece in time I hear FreshDirect (@FreshDirect) has some delicious prepared meals, such as like Frenched racks of lamb meals serving 4-6 people for $129. However, if you want to make your own, there is 100 percent grass-fed local lamb from Brother’s Ridge Farm in Tioga County, N.Y., and local organic uncured smoked ham.

However, you decide to celebrate this Easter Sunday, I wish strong family and friendship throughout.

Happy eating and thanks for reading!

Kysha Harris is a food writer and editor, culinary producer, consultant and owner of SCHOP!, a personalized food service in NYC for more than 15 years. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @SCHOPgirl, on Facebook, /SCHOPnyc, and her blog, www.talkingSCHOP.wordpress.com. Questions? Comments? Requests? Feedback? Invitations! Email AmNewsFOOD at AmNewsFOOD@SCHOPnyc.com. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @NYAmNewsFOOD and tag us with #SoAmNewsFOOD with your food finds!