Hop On Over To Easter Brunch In Clinton County, IL

One of the unwritten traditions of Easter is gathering the family after church and heading out for brunch. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday—and gives the cook a day off too! Luckily for those visiting Clinton County, we’ve got three great options. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.easter-eggs-DT51640991

The wooded country setting of Hidden Lake Winery makes it a lovely place to visit anytime, but it’s especially nice for holiday occasions. In addition to the wine operation, Hidden Lake has banquet rooms, tailor-made for events such as this. Easter brunch will be in the Barrel Room, offering diners beautiful views of Hidden Lake. The menu will include eggs, bacon and sausage, biscuits and gravy, and an assortment of sides and dessert. Adults will also receive two complimentary mimosas or one House bloody Mary.
Easter Brunch
Sunday, March 27, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center
10580 Wellen Road, Aviston, IL
Adults, $19.95; Kids 6- 12, $9.95; Kids 5 and under, free

Head a little further east to Carlyle, and you’ll find another great country venue, Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery. The safari-themed resort will be thinking bunnies not lions when it hosts its Easter Champagne Brunch—last year, Bretz had live bunnies on hand to delight the children! A large buffet will include both breakfast and brunch items, from scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy to fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Lots of side dishes and a lineup of desserts will complete the menu.
Easter Champagne Brunch
Sunday, March 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery
15469 State Route 127, Carlyle, IL
Adults, $OOO; children 6- 12, $; Kids 5 and under,

The always-popular Trenton House is a favorite for families looking for a more casual brunch. Located in an historic downtown building, the restaurant is known for comforting, home cooking. This year’s brunch will offer a tasty array of breakfast and dinner options. Be sure to save room for one of its wonderful homemade pies.
Easter Brunch
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Starting at 11:00 a.m.
2 East Broadway, Trenton, IL
Adults, $OOO; Kids 6- 12, $; Kids 5 and under,

With Easter right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to start planning your family’s summer outings. As home to the largest manmade lake in the Illinois, Clinton County is the place to be!

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