Spring has sprung and that means Easter is just around the corner! When Peter Cottontail comes hopping down the lane, we get all too excited for egg hunts, chocolates galore, and — most importantly — Easter brunch. Who doesn’t love the combo of booze and food on a Sunday afternoon? And when it’s in the name of all that is holy — well, that’s just an extra perk! A chic hotel is often just the place to find a perfect Easter brunch spread, so we’ve rounded up our favorites across the states. View our mouth-watering photos below and prepare yourself to mug down deliciously this Sunday.
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Ireland: The land of meat and potatoes. Hearty dishes like lamb stew and fish and chips may be what the Emerald Isle is known for, but that’s just the tip of its culinary iceberg. In the last decade especially, Ireland has had a culinary resurgence. Reconnecting with indigenous ingredients in thoughtful and exciting new ways, Irish chefs have re-established the island nation as a force to be reckoned with on the gastronomic stage. During our recent trip to Ireland, we got in touch with our Irish roots and enjoyed some truly delectable dishes. From shots of Jameson to shots of oysters, we got up to our ears in Irish cuisine — and now you can too. Prepare your palates, it’s time to dig into Ireland. Sláinte!
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Though there’s been plenty of snow and cold weather these days, there have also been moments where the sun peaks through, reminding us that spring will be here soon enough. We’re daydreaming about the days of picnics, strolling and partying under the stars, so we’ve picked out our top 10 favorite hotel rooftop bars across the states. Many are open now, so they can hold you over till the warm weather means they all open their doors.
The Rooftop is a stylish bar that doubles as a nightlife hotspot. Located 18 stories above the beach, it offers amazing ocean views and a gorgeous pool with plush lounge chairs, private cabanas and bar service. It is the perfect place to watch the sunset, but the cocktails are killer, too.
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Cinnamon-raisin French toast with flame-heated maple syrup at The Garden Court at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco
A meal that has been adopted by countries the world over, Sunday brunch was (supposedly) dreamed up in the late 1800s by a British writer who thought that the noonday feast would be a welcome treat — and much-needed hangover cure — for “Saturday-night carousers.” But no matter the origin, brunch has come to be a weekly staple — and the silver lining to a day often overshadowed by the start of a new work week looming in the future. So whether it’s buffet-style, booze-focused (bottomless Bloody Marys, anyone?), or family-oriented, brunch can put a smile on just about anyone’s face. We’ve chowed down at plenty of happiness-inducing brunches across the U.S. and have come up with a list of our favorite spots to grub on Sunday. Check ‘em out!
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San Francisco‘s restaurants are known for melding Californian cuisine with a broad spectrum of global culinary influences. And this trick has certainly paid off: The city’s diverse offerings have earned their fair share of celestial acclaim. Some of our favorite hotel restaurants, in particular, are attracting the Michelin Man’s attention. Serving up unique and creative meals — often inspired by the California coastline — these restaurants are sure to leave diners salivating for more. Dig into our some of our faves below!
Campton Place Restaurant at Campton Place Taj Hotel (pictured above)
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One of the food capitals of the world (sorry, but there can’t be just one), New York City boasts tons of fabulous restaurants helmed by celebrated chefs. Traveling just a few blocks, you can’t help but walk by a renowned restaurant, whether it boasts reliable, traditional fare or funky fusion that you can’t find anywhere else. But restaurants that have been awarded a Michelin star — well, they’re few and far between, even in this foodie capital. Because receiving a Michelin star means going above and beyond with inventive dishes, offering delicious cuisine in a fabulous atmosphere.
Take a bite out of our favorite Michelin-starred restaurants, housed at hotels in New York City.
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It should come as no surprise that London boasts one of the best culinary scenes on the planet. After all, it’s one of the world’s most vibrant and multicultural cities. So chefs from around the globe have made this rainy corner of the world their home and created a unique restaurant scene that, despite local fare’s boring reputation, rivals those in other bustling metropolises. Simultaneously nodding to the past and playfully looking to the future, British cooking today includes both a widening scope of global culinary traditions and a rustic simplicity that pays tribute to the island nation’s roots. And it is most certainly paying off. Michelin stars abound in London nowadays, and some of the best restaurants can be found at our favorite hotels. Dig in!
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The best known Little Italy may be Manhattan’s, but old-world enclaves bursting with Italian culture can be found across the country.
We’ve picked out the best places to mangia in these lively Italian neighborhoods, as well as our favorite spots to bed up for the night after indulging in plenty of pasta, pastries and vino. Cent’anni!
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What’s better than dining at a celebrity chef’s restaurant? How about that same food, delivered to your hotel door?
Celebrity chef restaurants have fast-become the brag-worthy accessory to luxury hotels. Nowadays, the likes of Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Gordon Ramsay call multiple hotel kitchens home, but the ultimate indulgence comes when you can chow down on fame-broiled chateaubriand in the comfort of your very own suite. So the hotels with the most bragging rights are going a step above by not only offering a gourmet experience in the dining room, but delivered to your hotel door as well.
Oyster has had the pleasure of sampling many delicious celebrity chef room service menus. Check out six of our favorites here:
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When you’re on vacation, we think it’s OK to splurge a bit on a great meal, and many hotels the world over offer top-notch restaurants with plenty of temptations. From celebrity chef menus to extravagant imports — and oftentimes both — hotels across the globe have developed menus fit for a king. But some go above and beyond with signature dishes that require the fortune of a king, as well. At least with a price tag in the thousands, you know the entree’s gonna be tasty! That is, if you can stomach the fact that you won’t be able to afford another decent meal for the rest of the month. Oyster.com has found four of the most-expensive menu items in the history of hotel restaurants.
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