Rabbit Season

According to the Chocolate Manufacturer's Organization, more than 60 million chocolate bunnies are sold during Easter season. The organization also reports that nearly 80 percent of adults bite off a bunny's head and ears first. We believe it.

With all due respect to the religious reason for the Easter season, one of its biggest pleasures is a guilty one. Mean, even. That's right; we're talking about the act of savagely unwrapping a chocolate bunny and decapitating it with our teeth. Our biggest dilemma isn't a moral one, but whether to pick out and consume the bunny's little sugary eyes pre-bite or eat them along with the head. That's a pretty hard-core tradition in the midst of a holiday full of fuzzy chickens and pastel-painted eggs. It's a habit that's hard to break, no matter how barbaric, but ladies and gentlemen should never resort to such violence.

The Hotel Crescent Court is doing its part to curb future generations' bunny biting. The hotel offers children the chance to decorate their own chocolate Easter Bunnies with guidance from the executive pastry chef Gianni Santin during Easter Decorating Classes. Surely, once the kids decorate a bunny of their own, they will be cured of the urge forever. After all, who would want to eat a friend, even if he is chocolatey and candy-studded? Yeah, we would. We would definitely want to eat that friend. So maybe the best we can hope for is that the diminutive decorators will know the difference between an edible bunny treat and the life-sized Easter Bunny that will make an appearance during an Easter Egg hunt in the hotel's courtyard. Unlike candy Easter Bunnies, the real one might bite back.

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Stephanie Durham