AFTER THE EGG HUNT Earth & Ocean A three-course prix fixe Easter banquet with dishes for all tastes: appetizers like asparagus soup, razor clam chowder,

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AFTER THE EGG HUNT Earth & Ocean A three-course prix fixe Easter banquet with dishes for all tastes: appetizers like asparagus soup, razor clam chowder, or yellowtail carpaccio; entr饳 like roast scallops with ham hock, honey-glazed duck breast, or striped bass with buckwheat noodles; and a selection of Sue McKown's scrumptiously fanciful desserts. $75. 3-8 p.m. 1112 Fourth (W Seattle Hotel), 264-6060. Serafina A lavish Easter brunch featuring main dishes priced from $13.50 (bebe italiano apples and powdered sugar in puffy batter, and not just for kids) to $18.95 (roast halibut with braised baby artichokes), with a ham basket—filled with polenta, mushrooms, and egg, leek, fontina, and fresh asparagus frittata—falling between. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 2043 Eastlake E., 323-0807. Ponti Easter brunch packages from $13.95 to $19.95 include fruit, fresh-baked scones, and coffee cake; choose entr饳 from a list including house-made sausage Benedict, rustic ham quiche, crab cakes, or smoked salmon hash with poached eggs. Or how about buttermilk corn pancakes with blackberry cream cheese? 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 3014 Third N., 284-3000. The Hunt Club Brunch on fresh-baked Easter pastries and breads with a side of fresh fruits and honeycomb before plowing into your king salmon eggs Benedict, crispy crab cake with b顲naise sauce, ham with asparagus and sweet potatoes, or Belgian waffle topped with Devonshire cream and huckleberries. $45; children under 12, $15. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 900 Madison (in the Sorrento Hotel), 343-6156. Ray's Boathouse Easter brunch specials priced from $16 to $22 include crab Louis, prime rib, smoked pork loin, and red pepper hash. Upstairs in the Caf鬠a fabulous multistation buffet awaits ($26). In both venues, children under 11 pay half-price, under 5 eat free. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 6049 Seaview N.W., 789-3770. Maple Leaf Grill A modular Easter menu: Couple potato-yam hash browns and shirred eggs with ham-onion-gouda or andouille-onion-cheddar or flank-steak-onion-blue (all $7.95); or have your flank steak fajita-style with scrambled eggs and a side of tortillas ($8.95); or have your eggs any style ($2.95) with a side of any of the above ($2.75-$2.95). 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 8929 Roosevelt N.E., 523-8449. AT THE MARKET Lovers of organic produce and sustainable agriculture will want their own copy of the 2002 Seattle Tilth Community Supported Agriculture Farm List. Supported by a grant from Puget Sound Fresh, the printed guide is now available at all PCC Natural Markets and at Seattle Tilth's Wallingford office in the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N. (call to make sure someone's there first: 633-0451). Or check out the farms supplying Western Washington at www.seattletilth.org. Fruit and/or vegetable news? E-mail the Hot Sheet at food@seattleweekly.com.

 
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