The Easter bunny doesn’t exist in Italy. He doesn’t hide Easter eggs nor can you find him in chocolate form.
However, you will find eggs of all kinds as the Easter egg is is a symbol of Jesus’ resurrection of the tomb. The bunny does show up on other way during Easter in Italy. To many Italian regions, Rabbit is served for the Easter feast! Braised in a sauce, rabbit is actually very nutritious and tastes great. Rabbit is a main staple to the Italian diet, but on Easter, it is a tradition to many families.
So, where did the Easter Bunny originate from? Rabbits, being known as prolific procreators were the symbol of fertility and new life. The origin was brought to the U.S. back in the 1700’s by a group of Germans and spread across the land, bouncing from household to household giving eggs to good girls and boys.
For this Easter, we will be featuring a delicious special along with our regular menu: Braised short ribs served with mascarpone mashed potatoes and sautéed broccolini for $32. Make your reservation now!