Winter is finally over and the spring is on its way! For those of you interested in our fun facts below, you can read why Easter falls at a different time each year.
For everyone else it is this Sunday, the 1st April this year. Don’t be an April fool, gather family & friends and book your table at The Red Lion Amico Di Amici for a spectacular Easter Sunday lunch, served every Sunday between 12 and 5pm.
Enjoy 3 delicious courses from our Sunday Lunch Set Menu. A starter, your choice of Prime of Beef, Boneless Leg of Lamb, Supreme of Chicken or Belly of Pork with all the trimmings, and a dessert for only £19.95.
If you prefer a bit more variety, our Sunday À La Carte Menu combines traditional Sunday roasts with classic Italian. For fish lovers, the pan fried sea bass fillets - Branzino Basilico is a real hit and our headline vegetarian option is Funghi & Spinaci, a creamy wild mushroom and spinach risotto.
Bookings are now being taken for the Easter weekend so head to our website now to book your table.
Easter Sunday is a nationally observed holiday in Italy and many choose to eat in restaurants with friends. There is a famous saying: "Natale con i tuoi. Pasqua con chi vuoi.” Or “Christmas with your family. Easter with whomever you like.” When it comes to food, roast or grilled lamb (Abbacchio) is the number one choice.
Chocolate Easter eggs are a popular part of Italian culture, the egg signifying new life, just like the Easter bunny. Legend has it that the Easter bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life. He doesn't do all the work alone though. In Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo, and in parts of Germany by the fox.
The tallest chocolate Easter egg measured 10.39m (34ft 1.05in) in height and was made by Tosca (Italy) in 2011. It weighed 7,200kg and had a circumference of 19.6m (64.3 ft) at its widest point.
In 2007, an Easter egg covered in diamonds sold for almost £9 million. The gold-and-pink enamel egg was made by the Russian royal family as an engagement gift for French Aristocrat Baron Edouard de Rothschild.
Twice each year - in March & September - the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal. This is called an equinox. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the March equinox – which is why it occurs at different time each year.
The promoter is: Amico Di Amici Restaurant, 1 High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, WARE, Hertfordshire, SG12 8AA.
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Winners will be drawn from all winning entries, notified by email and published on our website and in our newsletter on Thursday 29th March.
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