For a few years now, our little family has started its own Easter tradition. For us Christians, Easter is a very big deal. For me personally, it’s bigger than Christmas for obvious reasons if you know your bible. I grew up wearing the best outfit of the year on Easter Sunday, which usually meant shopping a month prior to plan it. Since Steven grew up in a Christian home just like me, it’s no surprise that he and I have continued to do that in our family.
Every year, after an emotional and amazing church service, we head over to the most beautiful restaurant I’ve seen in Utah, La Caille.
La Caille is a French country style restaurant located in Cottonwood Canyon that sits on 20 acres. I’ve always loved coming to this restaurant because it’s more than just a meal, it’s literally an experience. From the moment you pull up to the turquoise gates and drive up the long brick road that leads you to the fountain where the valet is ready to greet you, to watching the peacocks walk the grounds freely while the swans come in and out of the ponds, to the 18th century rooms and the decor you enjoy while walking through as they seat you.
Every year, La Caille goes all out to host Easter brunch. We’re talking Easter bunny, goody bags for kids, spring decor, and best of all— a five star brunch buffet. Not just for adults, the little one’s also have their own buffet which you can always find Steven claiming he’s getting “Cayden’s plate” but he’s the one eating the chicken strips and fries…
The staff does such an outstanding job at taking care of us every year which is why the experience is always memorable. The Easter bunny was so patient while I tried to get a decent picture with Cayden. The goody bag attendant was so friendly towards us while Cayden took his sweet time in picking out which goodies he wanted to add to his bag, and our servers are always so attentive.
For my first course, I started with a cheese plate. To know me, is to know I’m the queen of charcuterie. I love the assortments of meats and cheeses with fruits and nuts that bring out the flavors in the wine you usually pair it with. Even though they didn’t have the meats like the prosciutto or salami, the cheeses were delicious paired up with the nuts and and blueberries they had laid out. It went very well with the strawberry lemonade mimosa I had with just the right amount of champagne to juice ratio.
For my second course, I had the eggs, thick strips of bacon, shrimp with cocktail sauce, crab legs, prime rib, crispy potatoes, and the most fluffy and delicious croissants that just melt in your mouth. I went to sleep dreaming of that plate it was just so good I woke up the next day wishing I could go back.For my third course, I had a few deserts which I am ashamed of sharing what my plate consisted of so I didn’t have a picture but my favorite was the berry fruit tart and the chocolate marshmallow tarts.
Cayden also got stuffed as he shared a grown up plate with Steven that consisted of sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, and grapes for his first course. On his second course, he had the chicken strips, mac and cheese, and fries. For desert, he had a bowl of fruit because my baby thinks he’s too healthy to like sweets like his mom. He literally pushed away the whipped chocolate pudding cup we offered him and went for more grapes and pineapples.
After brunch, we love to walk the site through the cherry blossoms, gardens, and bridges over the ponds but unfortunately for us, Easter Sunday was gloomy and rainy. Since I couldn’t get some pictures of what La Caille looks like outdoors on a sunny day, I’ve added a link to their gallery so you can checkout how beautiful this place is here.
If you’re looking to spend your next Easter doing something special or unique, I would try to plan next year’s here. They only take reservations with a $50 deposit so make sure you call ahead with time to make sure you get the time slot you want. It fills up pretty quick for the more popular brunch times. The Easter brunch buffet will run you $90 per person, but if you don’t splurge on yourself all the time, this one is definitely worth it. I promise you won’t eat for the rest of the day. We were so stuffed, we didn’t even want to think about dinner.
I hope this Easter was a special one for you and yours!