Lots of restaurants in Astoria are rolling out spectacular specials (and I'll get to those soon), but I first wanted to start with Bear. Their menu attracted me especially, as it was very very rich and decadent, but also affordable for such an involved meal. Check it out and if you're interested, I suggest you make your reservations soon.
Bear's Easter Supper (7-courses!)
4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Warm bread, smoked butter and salt
Double smoked veal sausages, pickled vegetable salad, strong mustard and beet horseradish
Egg mimosa deviled eggs with potato, scallions and parsley, Alaskan salmon caviar and marinated herring
Light spinach soup with chive cream
A choice of...
Slow roasted lamb
Mushroom stroganoff fettuccine
Baked fresh catch of the day
Rabbit in a creamy white wine gravy
Whole roasted organic free range chicken (for two) - pre-order required
For the table
Glazed spring carrots
Young white potato in dill and garlic butter
Spring greens mixed salad
Easter cake with fresh whipped cream and farmer's market berries and fruit preserves
House wine carafe
White or red for $20
Bear - 12-14 31st Avenue, Long Island City NY 11106
N/Q Train to Broadway