For the Greek Orthodox, Sunday, April 15 is Easter, and to properly celebrate the occasion, restaurants Opa and Estia are both putting traditional Greek Easter specials on their respective menus. Opa’s Chef Andrew Brown will serve a whole roasted baby lamb from Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 18. He’s also offering Chocolate Tsoureki Muffins (Greek Easter bread) and red Easter eggs for cracking before the meal. The person who gets an egg that doesn’t crack is believed to have good luck for the rest of the year.
Just a few blocks away, Estia its take on Greek Easter with a special menu on Sunday evening. The four-course, $55 prix fixe includes Mayeritsa, a soup made with lamb, and seasoned with scallions, dill, parsley, spinach and rice; Marouli Salata,a salad of romaine, dill and scallions, dressed with latholemeno; roasted lamb; and Koulourakia, Greek cookies with sesame seeds. Seatings are available between 2 and 10 p.m.