Easter is here! Here are our top Easter gifts and things to do to celebrate Easter.

Gifts and Goodies

Koko Black Journey Into Koko Burrow 
RRP $69.00
Scent Australia Home Chocolate Fudge Reed Diffuser
RRP: $40
Haigh’s Chocolates Hot Cross Bun Gift Box
RRP: $24.95
Koko Black Quinoa & Goji Berries in 80% Dark Chocolate (Vegan Friendly)
RRP: $24.90
Koko Black Hot Cross Bites 
RRP: $17.50
Available at: https://www.kokoblack.com/
Haigh’s Chocolate 70% Dark Chocolate Bilby
RRP: $15.50
Available at: https://www.haighschocolates.com.au/

Golden Grind Healthy Hot Chocolate

RRP: $14.95

Available at: https://goldengrind.com.au/

Cadbury Easter Bunny Tin

RRP: $10

Available at: Coles

Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg Decorating Kit

RRP: $10

Available at: Coles

Darrell Lea Milk Chocolate Raspberry Liquorice Egg
Available at: https://dlea.com.au/

Ways to Celebrate Easter

Cadbury’s Annual Worldwide Easter Egg Hunt

Designed to evoke generosity and ignite shared moments between friends and loved ones, CADBURY’s Worldwide Hunt provides an opportunity to share in the magic and spirit of Easter and enjoy the gift of discovery – particularly at a time when many parts of Australia (and the world) are facing travel restrictions.

You can hide a CADBURY Easter Egg for that special someone to find. The innovative, Worldwide Hunt utilises Google Maps technology to deliver this virtual Easter experience. From the world map to Street View, you’ll be able to pinpoint exactly where your egg is positioned.

Leave a poignant clue followed by a tailored sentimental message for when the seeker finds a hidden egg.

Participants hiding eggs for recipients within Australia can also take it one step further, nominating to deliver a real-life bespoke CADBURY gift to the seeker’s doorstep.

Join the hunt here: https://worldwidehunt.cadbury.com.au

Saké Dragon Egg

In the lead up to Easter indulge in the latest edition of the exquisite Dragon Egg ($26) at Saké Restaurant & Bar in The Rocks, Manly and Double Bay.

A delicate white chocolate shell is dressed up in colours of blue and gold and filled with five components, including milk chocolate cream and banana cream. Yuzu jelly and the gentle tartness of raspberry caramel are a light contrast to the richness of the cream. Almond crumble complements texturally and adds a nuttiness to the irresistible fusion of flavours.

The Dragon Egg sits on a bed of chocolate soil, with a pretty ensemble of fresh raspberries and honeycomb. It is served under a mist of dry ice, with hot caramel poured over the top table-side in a display of melting chocolate deliciousness.

Hot Cross BBQ Pork Buns by Lotus Dining

A BBQ Pork Hot Cross Bun. Need we say more. Lotus Dining Group are getting in the Easter spirit this year with their own dim sum inspired twist on the classic hot cross bun. With its rich BBQ pork and flaky pastry, it’s all the things you know and love about a traditional baked BBQ pork bun, all wrapped up in a festive little Hot Cross Bun package.

For just $12 for 2, these decadent little bites will be available at Chi by Lotus, Lotus Double Bay, The Gardens by Lotus, Madame Shanghai and Lotus The Galeries, launching just in time for the Easter long weekend. For those hoping to devour them at home (in between all of the chocolate of course), The Galeries will be packing up boxes of 6 for $36 to takeaway – but get in quick, pre-orders close next Friday 26 March.

The Gantry Reimagines Easter Eggs

In a tribute to the classic Crème Egg, they’ve created their own version featuring a Valrhona Itakuja 55% dark chocolate shell with silky white chocolate mousse and a passionfruit ‘yolk’ all nestled on a kataifi pastry nest.

When: April 1-April 30 2021

Where: The Gantry Restaurant, 11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay Sydney NSW 2000

Pricing: Crème Egg – $22

Bookings: https://www.thegantry.com.au/whats-on/

Chatime launches ‘Choc Cream Supreme’

The Choc Cream Supreme features Chatime’s much loved Chocolate Milky Iced Tea (choose from full cream or soy), with a topper of heavenly cream mousse and a dollop of custard in the middle – reminiscent of a gooey, cream filled
Easter egg. Last but not least, the chewy tapioca pearls at the bottom will make your bubble tea…well…bubbly.

The Choc Cream Supreme will be available from 30th March and is available in hot (one size), or regular and large
sizes in iced and milky teas, with prices starting from $7.95.

 

Make a Cotton Tail Fizz Cocktail at Home

Ingredients:

40ml Cointreau
15ml White Cacao (white Chocolate liqueur)
15ml Lemon juice
15ml Lime Juice
20ml Pure cream
10ml Egg White

Add all ingredients to shaker and shake with ice, strain out ice and shake again without ice.
Pour into chilled glass without ice, top with soda to create the perfect fluffy top.

Garnish with orange and/or chocolate sprinkles. Alternately add a sprig of mint to create a refreshing contrast.

Created by Josh O’Brien, winner of the La Maison Cointreau competition for Australia and Asia Pacific.

Fratelli Fresh Easter Sunday Roast

Fratelli Fresh is warming the ovens ready for its slow-roasted Easter spectacular: 12 hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder. Available at all Fratelli Fresh locations in Sydney (Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Westfield Sydney, Manly and Miranda) on Easter Sunday for lunch and dinner, it is served with rosemary roast potatoes, honey-roast vegetables with brown butter and toasted almonds, mint salsa verde and gravy. There is house-made hazelnut tiramisu for dessert, too.

This tremendous Easter feast costs $39 per person (minimum 2 people, pre-bookings only).  It is also available to pre-order for pick-up or takeaway at $79.

The cut-off date to order the roast for pre-order in-venue dining or take-away/pick-up is Thursday 1st April 10am. Pick-up is available all day on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd April, and between 11am and 12pm on Easter Sunday.

In-venue bookings and orders can be made through RESERVATIONS.

Alma Avalon Easter Margarita

Alma Avalon is excited to celebrate the festivities – Mexican style. Offering a curated menu steeped in tradition, the Alma family invite you to indulge in an array of speciality dishes alongside their hero ‘Mezcal Thyme Margarita’ – an Easter special featuring a spiced agave and thyme infused mezcal.

For more info head to: https://www.almaavalon.com.au/

Make Some World Fitness Vegan Protein Hot Cross Buns

INGREDIENTS:
• 200g wholemeal flour • 215ml plant based milk
• 85g maple syrup • 60g macadamia oil
• 1 Scoop Blessed Protein • Egg replacer
• 1 tsp baking powder • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
• 1 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp mixed spice
• 80g sultanas, raisins or currants
FOR GLAZE:
• Mix 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp maple syrup & 1 tsp of water.
FOR CROSS’:
Mix 2 tbs of flour with enough water to make a dough. Roll into little thin logs & place in a cross over
the bun.
METHOD:
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
2. Place flour in a mixing bowl & make a well.
3. Combine all ingredients (besides flour & fruit) in a blender or food processor.
4. Add fruit to flour & then gently stir through the mixture (be sure not to over mix!)
5. Roll into fist sized balls & place 1cm apart on the baking tray. Then add the crosses and bake
for 15 minutes (or until firm in the middle).
6. Brush over the glaze whilst buns are still hot and enjoy

Chiswick

Chiswick Woollahra is the perfect place to celebrate with the whole family, for a weekend full of delicious autumn dishes, hot cross buns and hot beverages, plus an Easter Egg Hunt on the Chiswick Lawn on Saturday morning. The Easter egg hunt will be accompanied by delicious hot chocolate and coffee, as well as hot cross buns from Baked by Keiran for the first 100 customers who order a hot beverage.

Head Chef Francois Poulard has also created a delicious Easter takeaway package with Chiswick favourites such as barra-masalata with crispy bits, heirloom tomatoes with Berkshire prosciutto, a generous bake-at-home Shepherd’s Pie and strawberry and apple crumble for $199.

 

 

Cirrus

Celebrate Easter all weekend long with a Seafood Feast ($75pp) in Cirrus’ newly revamped outdoor terrace. The exclusive Easter menu will feature scallop dumplings, whole roasted murray cod with lemon myrtle vinaigrette and sour cream and chocolate pave. Standard a la carte and group menus will also be available for lunch & dinner, Good Friday-Easter Sunday.

 

Untied
Opening Hours: Open all long weekend
Good Friday (12pm – 12am)
Saturday (11am – 12am)
Easter Sunday (11am – 7pm)
Easter Monday (12pm – 10pm)
Brunch With Soul on Good Friday and Easter Monday at United
$89pp | 12pm or 3:30pm sessions

Untied are taking brunch to new heights! Join them this public holiday for Brunch With Soul. Enjoy a southern-style brunch, 2 hrs bottomless cocktails and live entertainment. Sexy Sunday Jam will roam their rooftop belting out your favourite soulful tunes as you kick back to enjoy a delicious brunch, tasty cocktails and soak up the atmosphere.
Manly Wine
Opening Hours: Open all long weekend
Good Friday (7am – 12am)
Saturday (7am – 12am)
Easter Sunday (7am – 9pm)
Easter Monday (7am – 9pm)
Beachfront Brunch
$79pp | 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
Sip on a bottomless signature spritz list and graze on Manly Wine’s brunch share  menus with beach vibes and ocean views
The Winery 
Opening Hours: Open all long weekend
Good Friday (12pm – 12am)
Saturday (12pm – 12am)
Easter Sunday (12pm – 11pm)
Easter Monday (12pm – 11pm)
The Winery’s Bottomless Brunch
$79pp | 11:30am, 2pm & 4:30pm on Saturday & Easter Sunday
3 courses and 2 hours of bottomless drinks
 
Cargo Bar 
Opening Hours:
Good Friday (11:30am – 3am)
Saturday (11:30am – 3am)
Easter Sunday (11:30am – 10pm)
Easter Monday (Closed)

Cargo Bar welcomes the return of the famous harbourside parties with two levels of live DJs and dance floors from 5pm until late, spinning the very best of old school hip hop, 80s, 90s and R&B.

Bungalow 8
Opening Hours: Open all long weekend
Good Friday (12pm – 2am)
Saturday (12pm – 2am)
Easter Sunday (12pm – 10pm)
Easter Monday (12pm – 10pm)
 

Bungalow 8 is bringing back live DJs with the hottest local talent showcasing their sounds on Friday night, while Bungalow Saturday Night Headliners will kick off on Saturday April 3 with Helena Ellis.

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