Where to eat and drink during Easter and Passover

Celebrate two spring holidays with sweet treats, traditional foods, brunch buffets with the Easter bunny and a culinary-inspired egg hunt for all ages.

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Easter at Petite LouLou
Through April 5
This French crêperie is putting a unique spin on a classic croissant by hiding a Cadbury Egg inside. The Easter special is available in the cafe or to-go along with a variety of carry-out meals and pastries. // Petite Loulou: 713 East Main St., Purcellville

Chocolate Passover Seder at Moishe House Northern Virginia
March 28, 7-9 p.m.
For a unique take on a traditional Seder, head to a chocolate-centric version of the event complete with dessert and wine. // Moishe House Northern Virginia: 804 N. Cleveland St., Arlington

Passover Seders at Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington
March 30 & 31, 8 p.m.
These two community Seders will be catered with traditional Passover meals, Shmurah Matzah, and four cups of wine. Register by March 27 to reserve your spot. // Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington: 5140 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria

Easter Egg Hunt & Buffet at Wildfire
March 31, 9-11 a.m.
Easter brunch at Wildfire is made more enticing for kids with an egg hunt and face painting. The buffet includes cinnamon French toast, scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cornbread and banana bread muffins. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food for Others. // Wildfire: 2001 International Drive, McLean 

Family-Friendly Shabbat, Passover Service and Matzah Brei Brunch at Temple Rodef Shalom
March 31, 10 a.m.
This inclusive Passover celebration includes homemade matzah brei, fruit, yogurt, macaroons and more. // Temple Rodef Shalom: 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church

Community Second Night Passover Seder at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
March 31, 6 p.m.
Study, conversation, music and dinner make for a well-rounded second night Passover Seder. The menu includes gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, roasted chicken and coco macaroons. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. // Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation: 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston

Easter at Salamander Resort & Spa
March 31-April 1, times vary
Salamander has a full schedule of Easter festivities, from a sweets and treats cooking class and a GPS egg hunt on Saturday to a brunch buffet and family-style dinner with the Easter bunny on Sunday. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 North Pendleton St., Middleburg

Easter Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi
April 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Each little diner who eats brunch at Mon Ami Gabi will leave with a sweet Easter treat. The offerings range from crêpes and waffles to steak frites and croque monsieur. // Mon Ami Gabi: 11950 Democracy Drive, Reston

Easter Brunch at Roots 657
April 1, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
There are three seatings available for the buffet brunch at Roots 657. The spread includes sweet and savory items, from mojito melon salad and buttermilk pancakes to smoked salmon and glazed ham, as well as wine, mimosas, sangria and beer. // Roots 657: 42301 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg

Easter Egg-Stravaganza Hunt & Brunch at West Belmont Place
April 1, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
The Easter bunny will make an appearance at this festive brunch and egg hunt complete with craft activities, cookie decorating, a movie screening and live music. The brunch menu includes eggs Benedict, waffles, seafood, a carving station, Champagne and kid-friendly offerings. Tickets must be purchased online before March 30. // West Belmont Place at the National Conference Center: 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Härth Restaurant
April 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
This egg hunt isn’t just for kids. There’s a different hunt for each age group, grand prizes like a Lego Store gift card or an overnight stay in the Hilton McLean’s Presidential Suite. Other grown-up prizes include bacon jam and free flatbread coupons. Be sure to arrive early, as only 50 participants will be allowed in each hunt. While you’re there, enjoy the multi-station buffet brunch. // Härth Restaurant: 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean

Easter at BRABO
April 1, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5:30-9 p.m.
Celebrate Easter with spring-inspired dishes highlighting the season’s bounty. Options on the prix-fixe menu include carrot and cardamom soup with duck confit, roasted rack of lamb and braised lamb shoulder and a salted caramel and chocolate tart. Kid-friendly dishes are available a la carte. // BRABO: 1600 King St., Alexandria

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