Lilies, colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, and treats-filed baskets are just a few Easter traditions. Another important Easter event? Brunch.
Egg dishes seem to be a natural for any Easter brunch, but it doesn’t need to end there. Los Angeles restaurants are serving a surplus of special menu items this Easter. Here are a few suggestions on where to enjoy brunch this Sunday, March 31.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is offering a three-course Easter brunch, which includes a choice of blintzes, roasted beet salad, crabcakes, and steak tartare for starters and main course selections like huevos rancheros, halibut, steak frites, pancakes, and the Hotel Bel Air Benedict as well as a full dessert buffet bar. A glass of champagne or a Bloody Mary is also included. $120, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Café La Boheme
Head to West Hollywood for an à la carte brunch amid opulent surroundings at Café La Boheme. Diners can choose to enjoy brunch alfresco on the patio or in a comfy booth in front of the huge fireplace. Special menu items include bacon and chive deviled eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, Maine lobster Benedict, and grilled skirt steak. À la carte pricing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Anglophiles can savor servings of house-made crumpets with clotted cream, curry on toast with fried duck egg, slow-roasted pork belly sandwiches, and Yorkshire pudding among other British favorites at The Pikey. The Hollywood gastropub is serving both brunch and dinner on Easter; brunch is à la carte, dinner is set price at $22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. for dinner.
Those craving an Italian take on Easter brunch can head to Scott Conant’s Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills to taste chef Alex Stratta’s amazing offerings. Brunch choices include snow crab legs, polenta waffles, shortrib agnolotti, green and white asparagus, and slow-poached eggs with lobster hash and truffle hollandaise. The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills will offer a cheese sampling. $95, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Langham Pasadena is offering a family-friendly brunch as well as a variety of dining options this Easter. The buffet brunch in the ballroom includes seafood, sushi, salads, duck, pork, prime rib, omelette stations, and an assortment of desserts with a huge chocolate fountain. The Terrace (two courses) and the brand-new Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse (Sunday Market Brunch) are also offering brunch options. Egg hunts, train rides, and a petting zoo will keep the kids entertained. $95 for ballroom brunch, other options à la carte, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef Suzanne Tracht will be creating special items as well as traditional comfort food entrees at Jar’s Easter brunch. Jar will offer pot roast hash, lobster Benedict with poached eggs, brioche French toast, and roasted lamb among other favorites. They are also open for a special à la carte dinner on Easter Sunday. Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Susan Feniger incorporates her love of food cart cuisine into Easter brunch at STREET. A special "All About Eggs" menu featuring unique dishes from Vietnam, Morocco, Turkey, India, and across the globe will be offered this Sunday, including items such as Singapore egg crepes, Japanese chicken tonkatsu, and the Diablo Egg Salad Sandwich. À la carte pricing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Diners craving French-inspired cuisine can head to the 90210 ZIP code for chef Thomas Keller’s bistro take on Easter brunch at Bouchon. Highlights include steak frites, croque madame, bacon and chive waffles with Cheddar grits, as well as special Easter treats such as hot cross buns and pecan clusters. $36 per person, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.