LI restaurant offers dinner with the Easter Bunny

JERICHO, NY — It’s like a kid’s fantasy — real or forever — as a Long Island restaurant offers sit-down meal options and home delivery this year with The Easter Bunny.

The historic Milleridge Inn in Jericho is offering breakfast with the Easter Bunny, as well as a brunch/dinner buffet and a traditional seated Easter dinner, according to a press release. Breakfast youngsters will be able to visit the Easter Bunny, who will be behind plexiglass in a “bunny lair,” and take photos afterwards, the press release said.

Brunch and dinner will include a visit from the Easter Bunny who will bring candy filled Easter eggs.

All meals will adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing, sanitary protocols and masks will be required.

For those who don’t feel comfortable celebrating away from home, the hostel has an “Easter Bunny Army” ready to deploy on Easter morning for door-to-door basket deliveries which will cost around $90 and $20 for each additional basket.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will begin Saturday and continue Sunday and next Saturday, April 3, with seating every half hour between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. It’s a fixed-price affair starting at $49 for adults and $29 for kids. between 2 and 12 years old, children under 2 eat free.

The family-friendly Easter buffet brunch and dinner, which begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, will feature a host of traditional main courses, as well as other Easter side dishes and desserts. Meals will cost $57.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages 2-12.

Easter dinner will be served on Sunday, April 4, with reservations starting at 11 a.m. The fixed price dinner is $57.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages 2-12. The full dinner includes six different main dishes. options, including chef’s specialties, as well as desserts.

Inn owners pitched the idea as a safe way to celebrate the holidays, which are normally filled with egg hunts, car shows, church services and other activities where large crowds are expected. but now pre-empted due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to hostel owners.

The hostel is “doing its part to bring some joy back to beloved vacations with a host of fun and tempting events that will delight the whole family,” the owners said in a new statement. “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, a traditional sit-down Easter dinner and a festive buffet brunch/dinner restore a sense of Easter normalcy for the whole family, and youngsters will be filled with joy as they visit the Easter Bunny. ”

“Additionally, the Easter Bunny’s home visits delight young people and families who prefer to stay home during the Easter season,” the statement continued. “Finally, all dinners will include a special visit from the Easter Bunny, filled with Easter eggs for the young ones.”

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.milleridgeinn.com. You can also call 516-931-2201 to make a reservation.

Alicia R. Rucker