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Brunch at Calabra

This weekend, marks the debut of the collaboration between Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Calabra and LA-based caviar purveyor, ROE Caviar. The special duo features the Calabra Latke and champagne service that includes a 30g ROE Caviar gift set and choice between a half bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs or Ruinart Brut Rosé. Their regular a la carte brunch menu is also available. Reservations recommended. Friday – Sunday; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm; Santa Monica Proper Hotel – 700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Milo & Olive’s Easter Market

This Saturday, Milo & Olive is hosting an Easter Market complete with: Easter Baskets, tea towels and aprons from Heather Taylor Home. Kelsey Brito and her team of bakers are selling Hot Cross Buns, Whole Gluten-Free Carrot Cakes, Vegan Crumb Cakes and Strawberry-Rhubarb Brioche Doughnuts. Plus, we’ll have some Milo & Olive sweatshirts and totes. 5% of sales to the LA chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.  Black Women Lead are collecting Hygiene Kits for unhoused neighbors on Skid Row, First Aid Kids, Toiletries, New Socks, Easter Baskets for kids (buy one from Heather Taylor Home to donate!) and more. People can also purchase everything through BWL’s Amazon Wishlist, then ship directly to the non-profit (choose Shannon Morton’s Gift Registry as the address) or to oneself to drop off items at the Market in-person. Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; 2723 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.453.6776

Las Brisas

Las Brisas, the iconic cliffside restaurant with scaping views of the Laguna Beach coastline, will offer a three-course dine-in only Easter Brunch on their patio and extended outdoor dining area. Choose from the Crab Scramble, Steak and Lobster Enchiladas, French Toast and more! Reservations required. $72; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 10: 00 pm; 361 Cliff Dr. Laguna Beach, CA 92651; 949.497.5434

SOL Mexican Cocina

The popular Baja-inspired restaurant will offer its beloved Weekend Brunch for limited indoor and outdoor patio dining. Brunch highlights include: Crab & Shrimp Benedicto, Chorizo & Potato Scramble, Souffle Carlotta and more! Make sure to try SOL’s Bloody Marys! $14+; Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 2: 00 pm; 12775 Millennium Dr.., #160, Playa Vista, CA 90094; 424.289.0066 and 251 Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949.675.9800

Solita Tacos 

Solita celebrates great food, dynamite margaritas, and Southern California’s laid-back lifestyle. For an easygoing Easter weekend, Solita will be offering its popular Weekend Brunch available for takeaway or delivery. Brunch highlights include: Potato Nachos, Huevos Rancheros, Berry Cinnamon Bread Pudding and Rainbow Mimosas! $9+; Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 2: 00 pm; 24201 Ventura Blvd., Ste 3470, Valencia, CA 91355; 661.291.1399 and 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647; 714.894.2792

Du-Par’s Easter Dinner

Iconic LA eatery Du-Par’s Restaurant at the Original Farmers Market is running an Easter dinner special, available for dine-in or pickup. The three-course meal includes: Soup Du Jour starter, a Bourbon Glazed Salmon or Ham, Charred Asparagus and Creamy Mashed Potatoes, plus a slice of Du-Par’s famous pie. $29.95; Friday – Saturday, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday, 6:00 am – 5:30 pm; The Original Farmer’s Market – 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.8446


Bring your appetite and get ready to indulge with All You Can Eat Breakfast & Brunch Tacos at Santa Monica’s Lanea. Easter Brunch features: Brunch street tacosHuevos Con Chorizo, Huevos Con BaconHuevos Con Sausage and the Huevos Con Beyond Meat. Patrons can pair these brunch tacos with Lanea’s Margarita Flights or Mimosas. $25, $11 (cocktails); Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401l 424.265.7437

Celestino Ristorante

This Easter Sunday celebrate Sicilian style at Celestino Ristorante. Enjoy the Classic Menu showcasing signature items like the Ravioli filled with Duck, Mushrooms, & Porcino Blueberry Sauce, Tortellini Stuffed with Pumpkin Cream, Butter & SageRisotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese, Ossobuco, Bistecca ,and his Homemade Authentic Family-Style Lasagna Menu that can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance. For something sweet, savor and share a TiramisuPanna Cotta (Vanilla Custard with Strawberries), or the Torta Al Ciocolato (Flourless Chocolate Cake). $17.50+; Sunday, 3:00 – 8:00 pm; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.4006

Georgia’s Restaurant

Georgia’s Restaurant will be celebrating Easter Sunday with Brunch and dinner. Georgia’s Easter Brunch will feature festive favorites such as: Grilled French ToastShrimp & GritsSteak & Eggs, Georgia’s  signature Chicken & Waffles, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more. Easter Dinner includes: their signature Herb-Seasoned, Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Fried ChickenHand-Tossed, Pan-Fried Smothered Pork ChopsFarm-Raised, Creole Seasoned, Cornmeal-Crusted Fried CatfishHalf Rack of Slow-Roasted St. Louis BBQ Ribs, Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie and more. $12.95+; Anaheim Packing House – Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; 440 South Anaheim Boulevard #209A, Anaheim, CA  92805; 714.906.1900 and Long Beach Exchange – Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; 4104 McGowen Street, Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637

Mi Piace

This Easter, Modern Italian restaurant Mi Piace celebrates with a delicious brunch. Menu highlights include: California Omelet, Mi Piace’s variation on a classic Eggs Benedict by indulging in the Uova Benedettina,  Lemon Ricotta PancakesMi Piace Classic Bloody Mary and more. For those who want dinner, Mi Piace will be serving their traditional dinner menu. Sunday, 11:00 am – 4: 00 pm (brunch) and 4:00 – 11:00 pm (dinner); 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131

The Raymond 1886

The Raymond 1886 is hosting a fabulous Easter Brunch perfect for the whole family. In addition to an array of delicious Assorted House Pastries, highlights include: the Croque Madame, Blueberry & Pistachio PancakesEggs Your WayEggs BenedictBreakfast BurritoChilaquilesBreakfast SandwichMediterranean Frittata Veggie HashAvocado ToastSmoked Salmon Toast, and much more. Easter Dinner features the Rabbit Pappardelle made with rabbit confit, peas, carrots and house-made pappardelle. $12+; Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, and 4:00 – 9:00 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue; Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136


Baltaire is now accepting reservations for Easter Brunch. Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with brunch favorites like Steak & Eggs, Prime Rib, Lobster, French toast, Benedicts, and more! The brunch will also offer pastry baskets and mimosas! $18+; Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; 11647 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049; 424.273.1660

Black Angus Steakhouse

For Easter, Black Angus Steakhouse will be serving two chef’s specials: Seasonal Rack of Lamb ($27.99 – half rack , $38.99 – full rack, pre-order by Saturday) and the Easter Prime Rib Family Meal ($99 – serves 4, available for to-go only).

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Italian restaurant L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele makes for a unique and delicious Easter celebration. Da Michele will be offering an exclusive Easter menu featuring: Tartare Di Astice, Lasagna Bianca, Ravioli Al Nero Di Seppia  and much more! $26+; Sunday, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; 1534 N McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 310.570.9008


On Easter, Theía, West Hollywood’s popular Greek-inspired restaurant, will be offering an Easter Cookie Gateaux, an impressive cookie tower with decadent chocolate layers ($12). And for those observing Passover, Theía will also be offering a Rose and Coconut Custard with Tahini Halva ($16), available through Saturday or until supplies last. Both are only available for dine-in at the restaurant and customers can order over the phone if interested in pick up. Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Sunday, 5:00 – 10:00 pm; 8048 W. 3rd. St., Los Angeles CA, 90048; 323.591.0059

Post & Beam

Baldwin Hills restaurant Post & Beam reopens for on-site dining Easter Sunday with new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck. Menu highlights include: Vegan Crab Cakes, Shrimp Grits, Jerk Catfish, and Beef Short Ribs, and the new oyster menu. Easter brunch will be served all day Sunday. $14+; 11:00 am – 4: 00 pm; 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008; 323.299.5599

Photo Credit: Travis McCoy Photography

Playa Provisions

Playa Provisions from Top Chef & Tournament of Champions Winner Brooke Williamson and her husband Nick Roberts is offering Easter-themed cupcakes, available for pick-up in-person or pre-order by phone. The festive cupcakes feature chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, coconut grass, and chocolate eggs. In addition, Playa Provisions will be serving a celebratory Easter brunch, including Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, Beet Cured Salmon Bagel, Skillet Baked Eggs, Cajun Shrimp & Dungeness Crab Benedict, Biscuits & Lobster Gravy, and more. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA, 90293; 310.683.5019

The Faberge Egg

Celebrating Easter at home? Try this tasty cocktail crafted by Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ Director of Nightlife Aidan Demarest.
1 ½ Oz C 
½ Oz simple syrup
1 lemon squeezed
1 egg white
Shake and strain the Tanqueray Gin Sevilla Orange and the juice of a squeezed lemon, serve into a martini glass or in a teardrop champagne flute. Shake the egg white mixed with simple syrup for 1 full minute, serve on top of the gin and lemon blend. Cheers!




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