BANGOR – While there will be no restaurants offering sit down service Easter Sunday, a handful in the Bangor area are serving holiday meals.
Last year, chefs at the Lucerne Inn dished out more than 750 Easter Sunday meals. This year people can still get the food but they have to pick it up to go.
“We’re doing a wonderful to-go menu prepared by our executive chef, Arturo Montes. There is a selection of five or six different entrees, salads, vegetable, potatoes, rice, and blueberry or apple pie,” said owner David Silverman.
“It’s for families that want to spend Easter together but don’t want the hassle of cooking for themselves. Or having to go out and shop. There is no double about that,” Silverman said.
Fork and Spoon in downtown Bangor is one restaurant offering an Easter breakfast meal for the first time.
“We decided to do the Easter box because we really wanted to make it easier on people. There is a lot of stress out there in going to the grocery store, just the trip itself,” owner Elizabeth Dean said.
Fork and Spoon is offering the fixings for cook-your-own French bread breakfast box, two types of quiche, hot cross buns, and carrot cake. For the kids, she has a cookie decorating kit and an egg dying kit that comes with a dozen hard boiled eggs.
Other restaurants in the area offering pickup Easter dinners include: Seasons, where you can order a ham dinner for one, four or eight; Dysart’s on Broadway and Hermon, which has a ham and pineapple meal; Texas Roadhouse, which is offering a 4-pound marinated prime roast meal for folks to cook at home: and Governors, which will be open for the holiday.
“It’s people helping people in our community,” Dean said. “The idea was just to say we want that Easter morning to be easy for everybody … This is easy.”
Most restaurants are asking that orders to be in by the end of the day Friday.