With Passover and Easter just around the corner, now is the time to make your Sunday brunch and dinner reservations. Here is a round up of LA restaurants offering up tasty treats.
Café Del Rey is showcasing spring ingredients for their Sunday brunch. Menu items include grilled asparagus salad with wild mushrooms and fried egg, crab cake sandwich with arugula, short rib hash with roasted red beans, and grilled Tiger shrimp with curry cilantro marinade. $48 per person, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chef Vic Casanova takes his traditional Sunday supper menu at Gusto up a notch with an Italian Easter feast featuring an array of dishes including bucatini carbonara with pancetta, pecorino, and egg yolk; agnello with slow roasted leg of lamb; and polenta budino with sweet polenta pudding and blueberry glassato. $59 per person, noon to 8 pm.
Chef Michael Bryant has created three delicious specials for The Churchill’s Easter Brunch: Lobster frittata with butter poached lobster, spinach, mushrooms and potatoes; juniper cured & grilled salmon, poached eggs, asparagus, and shaved mushroom salad; and lamb belly confit, baby artichokes, English peas, crispy quinoa, and mint gremolata. All meals are $18. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The trendy Rat Pack hangout in WeHo is serving one meal to replace their Sunday brunch and supper. Included in Dominick's Easter celebration menu is a spinach and fontina quiche with speck, a spring fruit plate, and a chocolate and caramel bread pudding for dessert. There will also be drink specials $15 per person, noon to 8 p.m.
The West Hollywood branch of Fig & Olive will be serving up a three-course Easter brunch inspired by the French Riviera. The menu includes traditional Provençal favorites such as fig Gorgonzola tart, asparagus and goat cheese omelettes, roasted rack of lamb, and Riviera salmon. The meal will be $40 per person and served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dine in Del Mar at the Oceanside Waterfall Terrace at L’Auberge resort this Easter. Chef Brandon Fortune’s Easter brunch includes a blend of modern and retro dishes with a Southern flare. Highlights include an all kale Caesar salad, the New-American "Benny" with toasted brioche and maple lacquered pork belly, Southern-style home fries, and the Del Mar Cobb with calamari, bay scallops, and chicken. Brunch is $67 for adults, $33 for children, and runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Post & Beam, the Baldwin Hills eatery helmed by chef Govind Armstrong, is offering up wings & waffles, featuring fried maple-glazed chicken wings atop cornmeal waffles for brunch, as well as sangria honey glazed pork shoulder for dinner all weekend. $15 for brunch, $22 for dinner. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catch provides a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere for Easter Sunday meals. The three-course brunch includes a tuna crudo with pickled chanterelles, duet of lamb with rack and shoulder with ricotta cavatelli, and lemon panna cotta with strawberries and basil. Meals are $90 per person, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Chef Rick Bayless’ Red-O in Newport Beach will be serving a Mexican-inspired brunch. The patio space will be transformed into a series of stations including huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, paella, salads, and a taco carving station. Brunch is $45 for adults, $15 for children, and runs 11 from a.m. to 3 p.m.
West Hollywood’s Petrossian Paris is serving caviar-centric dishes this Easter. Included are the eggs Benedict with caviar and brisket hash, coconut panna cotta eggcup with mango and orange, spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and the Valrhona bunny cake with white chocolate mousse. The price is $65 per person including a glass of champagne.
Chaya restaurants in downtown Beverly Hills and Venice will all be offering Easter meals. Menu highlights include Maine lobster and rock shrimp Bahn Mi sandwiches, pappardelle and American Kobe beef Bolognese with poached egg, and orange and rosemary olive oil gelato. $45 per person, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air will be offering their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. as well as a traditional Easter brunch including Maryland blue crab cakes with basil pesto aioli, hand cut steak tartare on grilled rustic bread, soft French-style omelettes, huevos rancheros, frittatas, Angus beef burgers, and an extensive dessert table. Brunch is $135 per adult, $55 per child, and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Polo Lounge at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel will offer a variety of specialties at their Easter brunch. Menu highlights include white borscht with Maine lobster and kielbasa sausage, parsnip and potato latkes, brioche French toast, Dungeness crab omelettes, croquet-madame, parsley tagliatelle, and Faroe Island salmon, as well as a dessert buffet. $120 per person from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Langham Huntington Pasadena will be offering a number of brunches in their Huntington Ballroom ($95 per adult, $35 per child, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Terrace (Breakfast buffet, $59 per adult, $29 per child, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at The Royce (Chef's Market Brunch, $85 per adult, $35 per child, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Easter Egg Hunts, featuring the Easter Bunny, a kids' train and a petting zoo will be featured in The Horseshoe Garden from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Montage Beverly Hills will be offering special Easter festivities throughout the resort. Scarpetta will be having a festive Easter brunch featuring 10 stations, with hand-tossed pasta, fish, meat, salads, and a special cheese station provided by The Cheese Store in Beverly Hills. They will also host an Easter Tea with pastries, scones and desserts, an Easter brunch at The Rooftop Grill in the Conservatory, and a Golden Easter Egg Hunt for children. Scarpetta brunch is $98 for adults, $35 for children and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For The Rooftop Grill Easter Brunch, prices vary per item, and food will be served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter Tea will be $75 per adult, $40 per child, and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.