Spring Into Easter By The Bay at the Bahia Hotel

Spring Into Easter By The Bay at the Bahia Hotel

Hotel Offers Champagne Brunch with Spectacular Views, Boat Cruises on the Bay, and an Easter Egg Hunt

SAN DIEGO, California (March 2009) – The Bahia Hotel will celebrate Easter and welcome spring in festive style on Sunday, April 12, offering an elegant brunch buffet with hand-carved specialties, music, and sweeping bay views, sternwheeler cruises on sparkling Mission Bay, and a lively Easter egg hunt.

Begin the festivities with a champagne Easter Brunch Buffet, served in the Mission Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will enjoy the piano artistry of John Cain and spectacular views overlooking Mission Bay as they sample a dazzling array of breakfast and lunch favorites, including an omelet and waffle station, bacon and sausage, and assorted pastries. Carved items include Roast Tom Turkey, Roast Leg of Lamb, and Roast Steamship of Beef. Sicilian Chicken prepared with Madera wine and served with orzo offers a light but satisfying alternative. Seafood lovers may choose from pepper-crusted Halibut served with citrus and chervil, a tropical shrimp salad, assorted sautéed seafood with a lobster fennel cream sauce, and peel & eat shrimp. Before hunting for eggs, kids can fortify themselves at the Special Knee-High Buffet, catering to a youthful palate with Chicken Dinos, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza, Tater Tots, Mixed Fruit Salad, and Jello.

Accompaniments include fragrant saffron rice, spicy Southwest Cornbread Stuffing, roasted butternut squash with butter and garlic, and steamed white cream potatoes with chervil. The famous Bahia Salad Bar features domestic and exotic greens and specialty salads, including shaved fennel with salami and ham, tomato salad, an artichoke asparagus salad with tangy lemon dressing, and the Naples Antipasto Display. The Fruit and Cheese Montage presents an enticing variety of fresh seasonal fruits matched with assorted cheeses, including warm, baked brie.

To satisfy the sweet tooth, forage for hidden treasure in Peter Cottontail’s Dessert Patch, stocked with Bananas Foster, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, and Hoppin’ Dave’s selection of pies, cake, and pastries.

Before or after brunch, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Rabbit invite children between the ages of two and twelve to be their guests for the Bahia’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Four separate hunts will take place every hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. offering all young guests a chance to join in the fun.

Brunch prices are $39.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 5 – 12 (those under 5 eat free), and include mimosas, champagne, and a complimentary cruise on the waters of Mission Bay aboard the William D. Evans, a “Turn of the Century,” Mississippi-style sternwheeler. Cruises depart at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

For restaurant reservations, call the Café Bahia at (858) 539-7635. For more information, contact please contact Steve Pelzer at (858) 777-6706, spelzer@evanshotels.com.