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Easter Dinner Menu – Fraiche Residing

Easter holds a particular place in my coronary heart. The flowers, the spring-inspired menu, and all of the pastel colors have me weak within the knees!  I’m sharing my full Easter Dinner Menu as inspiration for you right here, to be able to have all the enjoyment minus the stress when entertaining to be able to take pleasure in what issues most (ahem, chocolate …  proper!?)

Easter was a BIG DEAL once we had been rising up.  My cousins, my brother and I nonetheless speak concerning the epic Easter egg hunts our mother and father would put collectively for us that included a witty scavenger hunt crammed with rhyming clues that may lead us ALL over the yard scratching our heads (they had been powerful!) and finally to the loot (which was fairly spectacular for the report, one of many advantages of rising up within the 80’s with fewer meals ‘guidelines’).

Floral Easter Basket

Quick ahead to right now, and we have now our personal houses … and our personal children to spoil (with buckets of affection, after all)!  Somebody inform me, how did that occur so quick?  I nonetheless really feel like I needs to be back-combing my bangs and sliding on my gel sneakers. However I digress.

Easter dinner was at all times fairly predictable and old style in our household: the standard ham, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots and so forth… you get the image.  And whereas I’ve zero complaints about conventional meals, I needed to do one thing totally different in the way in which of an Easter menu this 12 months to provide inspiration for entertaining with all of these wonderful spring components in a recent new manner.

Easter Fraiche Table Dinner with pastel florals, white dinner ware and gold flatware

From buckets of spring flowers to pastel plates and essentially the most lovable and easy bunny napkins, we’ve included all of it right here together with a printable grocery listing, wine pairings, a work-back schedule and some outfit concepts should you’re on the lookout for final minute inspiration.  A little bit of planning goes a great distance within the entertaining division, and should you’re new to entertaining, you’ll discover that the extra you do it the simpler it will get.

Spring flowers, pink dresses and oval window in a light white laundry room

My favorite half about spring must be the flowers.  And the truth that my toes begin to thaw lol. I’ve been fortunate sufficient to get to know the stunning women at Byland’s in Kelowna who provided these beautiful flowers, and I significantly couldn’t cease watching them.

spring flower guide

Easter Flowers

I believed it might be useful for me to offer you a flower information in order that you could possibly determine which of them are YOUR favourites and spoil your self and your friends this Easter.  I used a bunch of various classic milk glass vases (from thrift shops) together with a candy milk glass pitcher for my centre items, and beloved how they had been completely un-matched.

Ranging from left to proper:

  1. pink hyacinth
  2. ranunculus
  3. white freesia
  4. backyard rose (this can be a Juliette rose)
  5. ranunculus (once more… obsessed!)
  6. anemone
  7. pink freesia
  8. parrot tulip
  9. grape hyacinth
Spring Flowers with ranunculus, tulips and grape hyacinth in a milk glass vase
Spring Flowers

Setting the Easter Desk

I really feel that the key to setting an awesome desk lays within the artwork of layering. Completely different colors, tones and textures are key to creating an fascinating, however un-cluttered, desk setting.  Listed here are a number of of the items that I like to incorporate:

  • placemats
  • plates for every an appetizer, salad, and primary (the pastel ones had been from Homesense)
  • white or pastel napkins
  • gold cutlery
  • multi-coloured egg cups (once more, Homesense for the win)
  • wine glasses

Easter dinner preparation with pastel egg cups and gold flatware

Easter Menu

The meal begins with a basic appetizer and a spring salad and citrus dressing following. The primary dish as a lightweight spring dinner is a seafood pasta and the meal is completed with a citrus ricotta bundt cake. Cooks kiss!

Obtain and print the Easter Menu HERE.

Appetizer: Traditional Deviled Eggs

Wine Pairing: Prosecco or Glowing

deviled eggs

Salad: Spring Salad with Creamy Lemon French dressing

Wine Pairing: Sandhill Rose

Spring Salad with edible flowers and creamy lemon vinaigrette.

Entree: Seafood Linguine

Wine Pairing: Sandhill Chardonnay or Pinot Gris

Seafood Linguine in a platter served with crisp white wine

Dessert: Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake

Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake
Easter Fraiche Table Dinner with pastel florals, white dinner ware and gold flatware: your complete guide to planning your perfect Easter Dinner!

Easter Hostess Schedule

Two Days Earlier than:

  • Purchase flowers
  • Buy wine
  • Grocery procuring
  • Iron linens
  • Make bunny napkins
  • Decide outfit!

One Day Earlier than:

  • Make salad dressing and refrigerate
  • Thaw seafood (if utilizing frozen)
  • Set desk

The Day Of:

  • Morning:
    • Chill wine (whites and rose)
    • Bake Cake
  • Afternoon (one – two hours earlier than friends arrive):
    • Put together Deviled Eggs however maintain filling and egg whites separate
    • Put together salad (don’t add the dressing)
    • Prep components for seafood linguine (have all of them able to be cooked)
  • half-hour earlier than friends arrive
    • Full Deviled Eggs and pipe within the filling to every egg white. Retailer in fridge till friends arrive
    • Gentle candles
    • Fill pot of salted water for pasta and convey to a boil, set seafood out on the counter to convey to room temperature, place all prepped pasta components by cooking station
  • Visitors Arrive:
    • Serve Deviled Eggs
    • Serve Salad with dressing
    • Prepare dinner and serve pasta
    • Serve cake with tea or espresso


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