Easter

04/11/2017

Baltaire‘s Easter Brunch
The contemporary-meets-classic Brentwood steakhouse will be offering an indulgent Easter Brunch. Executive Chef Travis Strickland is creating offerings such as fresh pastries (banana bread, croissants, and muffins), eggs Benedict with house made English muffins, French toast with mixed berry compote, and Baltaire’s signature lobster mac’n’cheese. You can also indulge in an iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, scallop ceviche, and king crab; as well as a carving station with USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Nueske Spiral Ham, and Leg of Lamb. Bloody Mary carts will roam the restaurant, as well as the full brunch cocktail list will be available including the Lavender Gin Fizz and Mezcal Sour. Dessert options include house made Easter cookies, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie, Apple Crumble, and Salted Caramel Tarts. $85; Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 424.273.1660

Napa Valley Grille‘s Easter
The Westwood spot is offering a special Easter Brunch menu with highlights including a Vichyssoise Soup with scallions, espelette and bacon bits; Compressed Watermelon Salad with feta cheese, upland cress, mint and a balsamic glaze; “Chicken & Waffle” Fries with a buttermilk chicken breast, maple syrup aioli, cabbage slaw, waffle fries and a brioche bun, and Cured Steelhead Gravlax with herb créme fraiche, frisbee & mitzuna salad, pickled red onions, lemon vinaigrette and pecan raisin bread. Dessert selections include a Deconstructed Black Forest Cake with black cherry compote, mascarpone cream and cocoa nibs, or Key Lime Bars with raspberry coulis, dehydrated lemons, torched vanilla meringues. $45; Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 1100 Glendon Ave #100, Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.824.3322

The Wallace’s Easter
The Wallace will be serving Easter and spring-inspired creations including pastel-colored donuts, Rabbit leg hash, and Belgian waffles with Chambord whipped cream. Featuring other locally sourced and sustainable California-cuisine in an industrial setting with communal tables, expect this Easter Brunch to be very social. Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 3833 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232; 310.202.6400

The Raymond 1886‘s Easter Brunch
Begin your brunch with the Family Breakfast Platter including apple fritters, a cinnamon roll, and fresh fruit. Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan’s is also serving Chef Inspired Omelettes, where you can choose your protein including shrimp, corned beef hash, jalapeño bacon, or a vegetarian option. Other dishes include Huevos Montuleños made with scrambled eggs on crispy tortillas accompanied with black beans, corn salsa, roasted tomato-guajillo chili sauce, avocado, and cotija cheese; Smoked-Salmon Eggs Benedict made with tarragon creamy cheese, asparagus and hollandaise; the Togarashi Crusted Ahi Tuna Sandwich with soy marinated cucumbers, wasabi aioli, sprouts, lettuce and vine-ripened tomatoes; the Raymond Cheeseburger, made with ground Kobe beef, melted cheddar, pickles, lettuce, tomato and “Eva’s Secret Sauce” on a brioche bun, or the Spicy BLT with jalapeño-cured bacon, avocado-cilantro mayo, lettuce, marinated tomato, sprouts on a toasted multigrain bread. Specialty libations include the seasonally infused Bloody Mary with Dirty Sue Olive Juice Mix and an array of salts and spices; and the Ramos Fizz with gin, fresh citrus, cream, egg white, and orange-flower water topped with soda. Sunday, 9 am-2:30 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Ave; Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

Petrossian‘s Easter
With a world-renowned selection of caviars, smoked salmon, and other culinary delicacies, Petrossian serves a wide selection of French inspired American dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Not to be missed this Easter is Petrossian’s Dyed Eggs Royale topped with their signature legacy Caviar. Sunday; 321 North Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048. 310. 202.6400

Ivory on Sunset‘s Easter
Located on the Sunset Strip, The Mondrian LA’s chic restaurant, Ivory on Sunset, offers the perfect atmosphere to celebrate Easter Brunch. Featuring specials such as Shrimp & Grits, Duck Benedict, and Biscuits & Gravy,  be sure to make a reservation; tables go fast. Sunday; 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.848.6000

Mr. C Beverly Hills’ Easter Brunch Buffet
Enjoy their Easter brunch buffet along with a children’s egg hunt. The buffet showcases Cipriani classics as well as Easter Sunday specials like house made pastas, cheeses, custom omelets or frittatas, hand-sliced Prosciutto di Parma, two carving stations, a Bellini & Bloody Mary bar, and an ice cream & gelato trolley. The event is accompanied by a live instrumental jazz band, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. This year, a few signature spa treatments from Mr. C Spa & Beauty will also be available poolside. $125, $35/unlimited mimosas; Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035; 877.334.5623

Culina ‘s Easter Brunch Buffet
Head to the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for a buffet featuring risotto, dim sum, and carving stations, house-made donuts and “gelato galore,” as well as a “Chocolate Factory” experience from Executive Pastry Chef Federico Fernandez. Culina’s Easter menu also includes: Cheese Blintze with fresh berry compote; Belgium Vanilla Waffles with fried chicken and spicy honey; Tricolored Cauliflower Salad with tatsoi and fried shallots; Crab & Scallops Gateaux with Newburg sauce; Jidori Chicken Pot Pie; and Slow Roasted Leg & Shoulder of Lamb with mint sauce and natural jus. $125, $63/ages 5-12; Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000

Easter at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Ocean Prime has the perfect space for your Easter brunch. Executive Chef Geoff Baumberger will be highlighting seasonal-inspired seafood items such as Crab & English Muffins and a Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf with a lobster claw. Sunday; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

Easter at The Beverly Hilton
The Beverly Hills destination will host a sun-splashed celebration with something for everyone with a sprawling buffet of decadent traditional menu items along with an elevated poolside barbeque. Seasonal fare at specialty buffet stations will range from Salads with Kale and Quinoa, Bufula Caprese and traditional Wedge options to Seafood with fresh West Coast Oysters, Poached Shrimp and King Crab Legs to the barbeque with Scottish Salmon, Chicken Paillard and bbq market vegetables. The dessert spread will include a display of chocolate bunnies, traditional Bread Pudding and more. $81 (includes unlimited Prosecco), $38/children; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; Circa 55, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.887.6055

Sofitel Los Angeles‘ Easter Brunch Buffet
New Executive Chef Pete Manfredini has created an Easter brunch menu to enjoy on the beautiful French garden patio, Le Jardin at Estérel. Estérel’s Easter Brunch Buffet will feature an egg corner, a delicious selection of meats, veggies, a bagel bar, entrees such as maple glazed ham, baked salmon, carved rosemary leg of lamb along with sides of glazed rainbow carrots and gratin dauphinois. For dessert, indulge in a chocolate fountain! $59, $30/ages 6-12, $15/bottomless mimosas; Sunday, 12-9 pm; 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

Easter at Avec Nous
Celebrate with dishes like Chilled cauliflower/snap pea soup with toasted cumin seed; Chopped escarole salad with radish, avocado, apple, mint, and a grapefruit dressing; Chilled asparagus with smoked ocean trout, egg white, and a tarragon dressing; Seared Alaskan halibut with fava beans, orange/carrot puree, and caramelized fennel; Lamb chops Provencal with heirloom tomato, olives, capers, and soft herb polenta; and Spring vegetable tagine with braised with Moroccan spices and preserved lemon, and steamed red quinoa. Desserts include Molten center chocolate cake with banana caramel gelato; Berries mille feuille with Fiori di Sicilia cream; and Apricot tart and a almond filling. Sunday, 1 pm – dinner; Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310. 860.8660

Church & State’s Easter Sunday
Church & State’s Easter Sunday prix-fixe dinner is from Executive Chef Tony Esnault and features four course. If you prefer to dine à la carte, Church & State offers Steak Tartare with Strauss Family Farm, grass fed beef, crostini, mesclun salad, and French fries; Slow Cooked Scottish Salmon with green lentils and pickled red onion; the Maple Leaf Duck Breast prepared with braised red cabbage, roasted red apple, pomegranate, and jus vinaigrette. $55, $26/optional wine pairing; Sunday, 5-9 pm; 1850 Industrial St, #100; Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.405.1434

Spring’s Easter Brunch
Accomplished restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi and celebrated Executive Chef Tony Esnault have prepared a menu full of French delights to celebrate Easter. Start your Easter Brunch with a selection of house made Pastries such as Chef Esnault’s croissants, Pain au Chocolat, and a fresh Baguette with house-made rhubarb and cherry Preserves. Other dishes include Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Omelette Escargot with escargot, tomato, garlic, spinach, herbs, and butter; and the with Maine Lobster served on an English muffin with spinach. Guests more interested in the lunch side of brunch can enjoy the Pork Belly with Niman Ranch pork belly, broccolini, and cherry gastrique; theRainbow Trout prepared with Swiss chard, tomato, olive, capers, and jus Provencal, or the Sonoma County Lamb Leg made with ratatouille and haricot vert. Then enjoy all the deliciousness with aCarotte Et Gingembre made of fresh carrot and ginger juice that any bunny would love! Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 257 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.372.5189

Hyperion Public Silver Lake & Studio City‘s Easter Brunch
Head to Hyperion Public Silver Lake or Studio City to enjoy Executive Chef Paddy Aubrey’s Easter Brunch. Enjoy a Truffle Frittata with truffle mushrooms, arugula, and pecorino; the Barcelona Omelette with roasted tomatoes, olives, capers, onions, smoked Gouda, avocados, and home fries; and the Deluxe Breakfast Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, arugula, tomato, Applewood-smoked bacon, and Sriracha aioli. Pair these yummy dishes with Hyperion Public’s Bottomless Mimosas ($16) available in five flavors: Traditional Mimosa,Lilosa, Bellini, The Rock H, and the Hyperion Sunrise. Hyperion Public will also be serving Easter Dinner featuring items such as Chef Paddy’s Brussels Sprout Cobb with crispy Brussels sprouts, chopped eggs, cherry tomatoes, Applewood-smoked bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and a balsamic reduction; Roast Chicken made with faro, oyster mushrooms, kale, roasted squash, cauliflower, jus, and a classic Steak Frites with French fries, and a bourbon demi-glace. Then, finish it all off with a delicious slice of Salted Caramel Pie! Sunday, 9 am-10 pm, The Community Pub will be open until Midnight; Hyperion Public Silver Lake: 2538 Hyperion Ave; Silver Lake, CA, 90027; 323.761.6440; Hyperion Public Studio City: 12969 Ventura Blvd; Studio City, CA, 91604; 818.464.3750

Laurel Point’s Easter
The restaurant will be serving a special Easter Brunch menu, showcasing brand new featured dishes like the Lobster Toast with celery, red onion, crispy prosciutto, frisée, lemon, brioche bread  and the Crab Cake Benedict with applewood smoked bacon, frisée, brioche, hollandaise, togarashi. And a Crab Stuffed Lobster, one pound split, chorizo & crab, frisée, and fries. Sunday; 12050 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.769.6336

Easter at Mastro’s Ocean Club – Malibu
For an elevated, oceanfront dining experience this Easter, visit Mastro’s Ocean Club – Malibu for breathtaking views and indulgent breakfast fare that makes for a truly unforgettable celebration. The brunch menu includes selections such as: Maine Lobster Benedict, New York Strip Steak and Eggs, and side dishes including Thick Cut Nuseke’s Bacon or Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm; 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265; 310.454.4357

Venice Whaler’s Easter
Indulge in Executive Chef Nick Liberato’s Muscle Beach Scramble prepared with egg whites, turkey sausage, spinach, and avocado; Braised Beef Hash with fried egg, shredded potato, corn, and avocado crema; Chicken and Waffles with whipped maple butter; and their new Lamb Burger featuring an 8 oz lamb patty with Harissa tomato jam, mint, and ricotta salata. The Venice Whaler will be offering the Spring Fling cocktail made with Absolut lime vodka, fresh lime juice, strawberry purée, topped with sparkling wine, and garnished with a strawberry. Sunday, 9 am-2 am; 10 West Washington Blvd,Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.873

Daily Grill’s Easter
The Daily Grill will be serving a special Easter brunch menu with dishes including the Crab & Shrimp Omelette served with Aunt Ronda’s Monkey Bread, Miso Salmon Salad and Texas French Toast, topped with spring berry compote. Sunday; locations here.

Red O Santa Monica’s Easter
Enjoy all-you-can-eat Red O Santa Monica brunch favorites such as their made-to-order Omelettes, Chilaquiles in Colorado Sauce with crema, onion, cotija cheese, cilantro, and two scrambled eggs, Paella, Lobster Mac-n-Cheese with a three-cheese sauce and poblano chili, Ceviche, and an outrageously scrumptious dessert bar. Then complement all the deliciousness of the buffet with Red O Santa Monica Bottomless ($20) Mimosas, Tequila Sunrises,Sangria, or Bloody Marys. Many other breakfast and lunch favorites from Red O Santa Monica’s Brunch Menu will also be included in the buffet, and they will be offering a Kid’s Menu as well. $49, $15/children; Sunday, brunch: 11 am-3 pm, dinner 5-10 pm; 1541 Ocean Ave; Suite 120; Santa Monica, CA, 90401; 310.458.1600

Easter Brunch at CAST Restaurant

Dishes to celebrate the day include Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Cobb Salad; Roasted Spring Vegetable Salad; Rainbow Bow Tie Pasta Salad; Cuban Eggs Benedict; Buttermilk Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy; Tuscan Potatoes, Bacon & Sausage; Quinoa & Eggs, Spinach, Roasted Squash, Chili-Orange Sauce; Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; along with a carving station, tartines, an omelet station, a French toast station, and a dessert station. $75, $25/children 10 and under; Sunday, 11 am-3:30 pm​​; 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7511

Easter at Herringbone Santa Monica
Top Chef alum, Brian Malarkey, is offering two Easter brunch specials to accompany their decadent weekend brunch menu. First up, the Rack of Lamb with a pistachio and lavender crust leisurely laid on a beet pomme puree with pickled onions and roasted heirloom carrots. For those looking for something a bit lighter, try their Arctic Char with grilled endives, toasted almonds and a blood orange beurre blanc. Sunday; 1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.971.4460

Del Frisco’s Grille Celebrates Easter Weekend with Brunch & Egg Hunt for Kids
For those looking to indulge on Easter Sunday, Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica will be featuring a 16 oz. Slow-Roasted USDA Prime Rib special and a Peepin’ Cold Brew cocktail made with vanilla vodka, cold brew coffee, Monin salted caramel and topped with a classic Easter Peep. With the complete brunch menu available all weekend, you can enjoy creative twists on classic brunch time favorites, such as Red Velvet Belgian Waffles and boozy Mimosas, along with the Grille’s signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Truffle-Chive Deviled Eggs and decadent Lemon Cake. Saturday & Sunday, unitl 4 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave. #105, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Easter Brunch at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is celebrating Easter Sunday with an “egg-cellent” Easter Brunch. The buffet-style meal will include a brunch favorites from the on-site restaurant Sea Level as you take in views of King Harbor Marina. Kids will be entertained by a special egg hunt and Easter craft table all day. $50, $25/children 10 and under; Sunday, 9 am-3 pm; 655 North Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.921.8950

Easter Sunday at Chianina Steakhouse
The award-winning restaurant will offer a three-course, prix-fixe dinner. Chef Bryant Taylor presents a savory menu to celebrate the holiday that includes: Pork Belly with cassoulet of spring beans and peas; Chiatarra al Nero with lobster, chile and English peas; Kurobuta Pork Rib Eye with creamy polenta, asparagus and black truffle duxelles; Halibut with green garlic pistou, Yukon gold potato, preserved Meyer lemon; and Coconut and Mango with coconut mousse with mango and lime. $55; Sunday; 5716 E. Second St, Long Beach, CA; 562.434.2333

Easter at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
The coastal resort is hosting a spring spectacular with an outrageous brunch, live jazz trio, three Easter egg hunts (manned by the Easter Bunny), roaming balloon artists and showing of the popular children’s movie “Zootopia.” Put Your Eggs Into One Basket Brunch will be set on the resort’s sprawling green Lighthouse Lawn with more than ten dining stations and a live jazz band. Dining options range from starters such as Carrot-Ginger Soup with lemon crème fraiche and Carrot Top Gremolata; Local Halibut Ceviche with crispy tostadas, and Crab Cakes to entrees that include Herb & Pepper Encrusted Carved Baron of Beef; Honey and Tangerine Glazed Easter Ham with cherry onion marmalade and Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon with saffron and an herb aioli. Desserts will overflow with a chocolate fountain surrounded by treats for dipping, a gelato bar, burnt sugar caramel flan and assorted whole cakes, pastries and cake pops. There will also be unlimited champagne, coffee, tea and sodas. $87, $76/seniors 65+, $28/ages 6-12, under 5 are free; Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; 714.845.4659

Easter Brunch Package at Hotel Irvine
When you book a stay at Hotel Irvine, they’ll include two adult tickets to Easter Sunday Brunch in The Backyard and a $30 credit to use at EATS Kitchen & Bar during the stay. Starting at $239 per night; Sunday; Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 866.396.4201 or HotelIrvine.com/packages

The Duke Hotel Newport Beach’s Easter Buffet
The Duke Hotel Newport Beach and its signature restaurant Citrus are serving a decadent breakfast buffet in celebration of Easter. Enjoy a variety of seasonal dishes, refreshments and bottomless mimosas with family and friends this holiday. The breakfast buffet menu includes choices of assorted muffins, baked pastries, croissants, Easter beignets, handmade doughnuts, brioche sticky buns, seasonal fruit, a cereal bar, scrambled eggs with snipped chives, home fried Yukon Gold Potatoes with peppers, shallots and herbs, thick cut bacon, maple pork sausage, Brioche French toast, house smoked corn beef hash, carved maple cured baked ham, and a waffle bar with spiced apples, caramelized bananas, berries and soft whipped cream. $29, $9/Bottomless Mimosa Bar; Sunday, 9 am – 1 pm; 4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949.476.2001

Easter at The Westgate Hotel
The Westgate Hotel invites you to the official start to spring and Easter. The hotel will be full of Easter joy at its Easter-themed afternoon teas and festive Easter Champagne brunch. The Westgate will host its annual Easter Bunny Teas featuring kid friendly petit-fours and mini pastries paired with a traditional European afternoon tea. Families can take part in an Easter egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, watch a magic show and meet the Easter Bunny. On Sunday, experience The Westgate’s traditional Easter Champagne Brunch, complete with fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations and a children’s section. Little ones will be entertained by a face painting artist and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Easter Bunny Tea: $50, $35/12 and under, Friday & Saturday, 2:30-5 pm. Easter Brunch: $89, $35/12 and under, Sunday, 10 am-3 pm. 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Easter at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Enjoy personalized Egg Treasure Hunts until Saturday. Follow the trail of Hoppe the Easter Bunny as he leaves clues around resort. Treasure Hunters will be rewarded for their efforts with candy-filled eggs & a special treat in the end. $75/family with a 20% service charge. On Sunday, the Easter Egg Hunt will have the Bunny will lead each group to their hunting location from the smallest hunters, ages 0-4, to 5-8 year olds, to the expert hunters, 9-12 year olds. The Grand Easter Brunch will include a live harpist and a buffet menu with traditional stations from fresh juices and pastries to omelets, salads and waffles. Also featured is a carving station with maple glazed ham, roasted prime rib and leg of lamb, along with a raw bar with oysters on the half shell, crab claws and chilled shrimp. $75 (includes bottomless sparkling wine, coffee, tea, juice and soda), $29/12 and under, children under 5 are complimentary; Sunday, 10 am-1:30 pm; 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA 93023; 805.640.2085

Easter Gifts:

Valerie Confections
Valerie Gordon  has a new collection of beautifully handcrafted Easter sweets. The reimagined Easter classics include hand-crafted golden eggs and whimsical “Eat Me” Earl Grey truffles. Golden Eggs ($36/12 pieces) are bittersweet chocolate eggs filled with liquid caramel and topped with 23-karat edible gold leaf; Cracked Eggs ($20/6 pieces) are colorful eggs composed of creamy white chocolate with dehydrated raspberries and crushed rose petals; Bunny Tableau Bars ($10) are available in in white chocolate raspberry, milk chocolate and cocoa nibs, and bittersweet chocolate and fleur de sel; Eat Me Box ($20/9 pieces) has hand dipped truffles made of Earl Grey ganache and dipped in darkened milk chocolate; Darkened Milk Chocolate Bunny ($14) is a solid chocolate bunny in a blend of darkened milk chocolate finished with a satin yellow ribbon; Pansy Petit Fours ($50) includes four layers of cake with smooth ganache dipped in white chocolate and topped with an edible candied pansy. There are also baskets including the Fun Easter Basket ($65); the Elegant Easter Basket ($75); and the Tea Time East Basket. All of these chocolates and more are available at any of Valerie’s three Los Angeles locations  as well as online or by calling 1.888.706.1408

By Whitney

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