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6 Easter Brunch Experiences at Valley Resorts

Renowned chefs, carefully curated menus and desert vista views. It’s all on deck this Easter Sunday (April 4) at these Valley resorts. Here’s the 411 on six of our faves.

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T. Cook’s
What: A three-course brunch menu including turkey Benedict, fried chicken and waffles and more.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why: Celebrated Valley chef Lee Hillson in the kitchen, a complimentary glass of the restaurant’s famous Orangechello Mimosa, free professional photography, live music from Brian Chartrand Duo and an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.
Where: Royal Palm’s Resort, 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-808-0766,

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Palo Verde
What: Specialty brunch options including poached jumbo shrimp, shucked oysters, maple-glazed sweet potatoes and caprese salad.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why: A smorgasbord of savory snacks – an artisan cheese station, seafood display, made-to-order omelets and more, live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Where: Boulders Resort, 34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, 480-488-9009,

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Rita’s Cantina
What: A prix-fixe brunch boasting braised pork belly bites, steak and eggs, lobster and shrimp enchiladas and coconut-crusted carrot cake roulade.
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why: We repeat: Lobster and shrimp enchiladas! Plus, live music and cookie decorating in the garden.
Where: Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, 480-948-1700,

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What: A specially curated menu featuring duck confit quiche, steak frites, pork belly and waffles, Nutella brioche and plenty more.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why: Delicious brunch with a view! Hard to top that.
Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, 480-293-3636,

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What: A three-course prix-fixe meal featuring seasonal goodies like spring asparagus soup, roasted tomato and candied fennel tart
When: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why: A special menu crafted by award-winning chef Beau MacMillan, delectable desserts.
Where: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, 855- 421-3522,

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Palomino Ballroom at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Traditional brunch goodies like eggs Benedict and hand-crafted omelets, plus a taste of signature dishes and drinks from the resort’s four dining establishments
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why: The best of Ironwood American Kitchen, Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda and Toro, plus Easter activities like an Alice in Wonderland egg hunt and themed photo ops. Takeout meals are also available.
Where: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, 480-585-4848,

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