Published Date:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017

On Easter Sunday, April 16th, Royal Sonesta New Orleans will host its annual daylong celebration for both visiting and local revelers of all ages. The celebration will center on the hotel's signature Easter Champagne Brunch that takes place inside its newly reimagined Grand Ballroom, and is prepared by the hotel’s talented culinary team, including Executive Chef Jeff Mattia and Executive Pastry Chef Jacquelyn Lopez. American Culinary Federation’s New Orleans Chapter recently honored Mattia as a 2017 Best Chef of Louisiana. 


The brunch will offer more than 15 creative food station displays, free-flowing champagne and mimosas, plus a Bloody Mary bar. The menu will feature an array of options from soups and fresh fruits, to seafood omelets, sushi, salads and boulangerie. Entrees and accompaniments will include red fish pané, smoked Cornish hens, traditional eggs benedict and crawfish étouffée, among other dishes. During brunch, guests can also experience a seafood station attended by an on-site oyster shucker, featuring spicy boiled jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell, marinated blue crab claws, smoked salmon plus more. Jazz act Ricardo Pascal Trio will provide live musical entertainment during the event.


Located at 300 Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans resides within walking distance from the landmark St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, which remains a favorite for Easter morning services and festivities. Guests are invited to watch the famed annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade as it rolls right in front of the hotel’s main entrance at 1 p.m. The hotel’s brunch will also feature its “Kids Express” kiddie-sized buffet, which serves up child-friendly foods and a do-it-yourself dessert decoration station.


To view the full brunch menu, click here. To reserve a seat at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans Easter Brunch, log on to or call 504-553-2221. Half hourly seating options are available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $75 for adults and $35 for children ages 5 through 12, and children aged 4 and under dine free. Tax and gratuity are not included. Parking will be complimentary for up to three hours based upon availability.


Restaurant R’evolution, located at 777 Bienville Street inside the hotel, will also serve a special Easter menu. To schedule a reservation, log on to OpenTable or call 504.553.2277