Lava Bistro & Bar offers brunch buffet 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 4. Enjoy lavish offering of traditional hot and cold favorites. Adults $18.95; children under 12 $5.95; children under 6 eat free. 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.; Reservations suggested 704-549-0050.
Mez offers brunch buffet 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 4. A pasta station, made-to-order crepes and carving station will be available, plus a dessert display. $23.95; 210 E. Trade St.; 704-971-2400.
Siblings Sonoma and Aria will be open for a la carte brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with the same menu. Among the options: eggs Benedict made with grilled lamb, Kobe burgers, flank steak, Atlantic salmon. Both are at Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St.; Sonoma is 704-344-0515, Aria 704-376-8880.
Blue will host brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with live jazz and such dishes as Kobe top round and leg of lamb, chicken tagine, Spanish frittata. $34.95 adults; $12.95 age 6-12; free for younger than 6. Hearst Plaza uptown; 704-927-2583.
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge hosts Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with an egg hunt, displays, entrees, carving station and an appearance by The Bunny. $55 adults, $28 children 5-13, free younger than 5. Reservations required: 704-248-4100; 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
Red Rocks Cafe will offer a lineup from slow-roasted pot roast to crispy fried chicken, plus side dishes and desserts; $23.95 adults, $10.95 children. Strawberry Hill: 704-364-0402; Birkdale: 704-892-9999.