Sure, his 2002 greatest-hits CD blew minds and broke sales records, but Elvis Presley isn't the first rock star to stage a triumphant postmortem comeback. Before the King of Rock 'n' Roll came Jesus of Nazareth, whose look-ma-no-hands resurrection from the grave is the spiritual heart of the Easter season.

Support The Stranger

But what about Easter cuisine? Traditionally, the food associated with Christianity's most significant holiday has been split between the family-oriented (roasted ham) and the freakish (marshmallow Peeps). For those who crave neither ham nor Peeps, there's La Fete de Pâques, the annual Easter brunch at Campagne, featuring an array of Frenchy delights—ouefs à la truffles, Dungeness crab quiche, lamb and sweetbread sausage—from Chef Dailsey Gordon. (Sunday, April 16, at Campagne, 86 Pine St, 9 am–2 pm. Reservations: 728-2800.)

Speaking of resurrections: This week also brings an opportunity to help resurrect the Boomtown Cafe, which served more than 20,000 meals a month to Seattle's low-income and homeless communities before its unfortunate closure last year. On Wednesday, April 19, Boomtown will host a "very special four-course dinner with paired wines," prepared and donated by Crow's Jesse Thomas and Craig Sebousek, with proceeds helping to bring Boomtown back to life. (Wednesday April 19 at Boomtown Cafe, 513 Third Ave. $25 minimum donation. Seatings every 15 minutes 5:30–7:45 pm. Reservations: 625-2989.)

Send press releases and foodie tips to