Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shawn Cirkiel's chavez to Serve Special Brunch on Easter Sunday

Restaurateur Shawn Cirkiel’s chavez, the city’s newest it spot on Lady Bird Lake, will be serving a special brunch on Easter Sunday, April 20. Cirkiel, one of Austin’s most lauded chefs, has developed an innovative menu that features more than 70 sweet and savory offerings. Housed inside the newly renovated Radisson Hotel, chavez, with its sleek design and floor-to-ceiling windows, is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a leisurely Easter Sunday sipping on mimosas and noshing on modern Southwestern cuisine.

The Easter brunch menu features four different egg dishes, including made-to-order omelets; three salad offerings; homemade waffles, pancakes, and other traditional breakfast fare; meats from a carving station; and Southwestern classics such as empanadas, sopas, and chilaquiles. More than ten homemade treats from pastry chef Steven Cak and thirteen specialty desserts will be showcased as well. A mimosa and an additional brunch cocktail to be named are included in the price, which is $49 per person ($19 for children 12 and under). Easter brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a similar brunch menu will be offered on Mother’s Day, which is May 11.

The regular breakfast menu features everything from huevos rancheros farm eggs with crispy tostadas ($10) and chicken-fried steak with farm eggs, crispy potatoes, and white gravy ($12) to Texas French toast with pecan butter, orange sugar, and maple syrup ($9) and an egg white omelet with pasilla chili and fruit ($10). Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends). Cirkiel sources meats, fish, and produce from local purveyors when possible and combines them with the flavors he grew up with to create true Texas fare.

Spend the morning at chavez.

Chavez, located in the Radisson Hotel & Suites at 111 Cesar Chavez, is open for breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (7 a.m.-11 a.m. weekends), lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (limited menu 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.), and dinner 5 p.m.-10 p.m. (5 p.m.-11 p.m. weekends). For more information, call 512-328-3935 or go to

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