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Gather the Family Eight Stories Up for Easter Brunch in Louisville

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, 350 W. Chestnut St., is offering Easter brunch on Sunday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu highlights from executive chef Casper Van Drongelen include stuffed French toast with bourbon bananas Foster; crab cake Benedict with poached eggs and tomato hollandaise; steak and eggs with potatoes; and cinnamon roll bread pudding for dessert. Diners can also indulge in a full bloody mary bar equipped with all the classic toppings. To help the children celebrate, the Easter bunny will stop by for photos and to pass out candy beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, or to make reservations, visit www.8uplouisville.com or call (502) 631-4180.  (Continue reading to see the menu.)

Chef Van Drongelen’s Easter brunch menu will include:

Classic eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, English muffin, poached egg and hollandaise

Croque madame with French toast, béchamel, Gruyere, country ham and poached egg

Stuffed French toast with bourbon bananas Foster

Crab cake Benedict with poached eggs and tomato hollandaise

Pork shoulder ranchero with quesadilla, salsa roja, black beans, fried eggs, Cotija cheese and avocado

Chicken Lyonnaise with frisée, poached egg, confit chicken and green bean

Steak and eggs – grilled ribeye with fried eggs and potatoes

Country ham and grits – Weisenberger grits with redeye gravy, Benton’s ham and cheese curds

Cinnamon roll bread pudding