With Easter just around the corner, the buzz has begun for those who are planning the day’s meal. If you enjoy a beautiful brunch or evening dinner out on the town, there are a number of restaurants across the city with menus specific to the occasion. Whether you’re on the Westside or the Valley, here are a few of the best restaurants for Easter in Los Angeles.
525 South Flower StreetLos Angeles, CA 90071
Chaya Downtown makes Easter brunch easy for you with a prix fixe menu priced at $35 for adults and $12 for children. The Euro-Asian inspired menu features several choices–an avocado, grapefruit and shaved fennel salad with pine nut dressing, roasted beets with goat cheese, grilled flatbread with proscuitto, egg, fontina cheese and truffle oil, and kabocha squash gnocchi with cherry tomatoes to name a few. The children’s menu features white corn soup with either tomato basil pasta or barbeque chicken. The brunch menu will only be offered between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, and reservations are suggested.
Obiká Mozzarella Bar
10250 Santa Monica BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90067
Obiká Mozzarella Bar, nestled on the top level of the Westfield Century City Mall, is a busy hub that provides patrons with high quality Italian imported meats and cheeses, housemade pastas and decadent desserts. On Easter Sunday, several specialty creations will be available. All guests will be able to sample the casatiello, a traditional Napolitan Easter bread, featuring pecorino cheese, prosciutto and pancetta. There will be two notable pasta dishes on the menu as well–potato gnocchi with saffron and asparagus sauce and crespelle with a filling of ricotta cheese and smoked salmon. There is even a pizza created just for Easter, and it includes crisp asparagus, soft quail eggs and slices of proscuitto. For dessert, do not deny yourself a taste of the pastiera, a traditional Neapolitan Easter sweet with ricotta cheese and orange blossom water. The menu will be available during regular hours, and reservations are encouraged.
Fig & Olive
8494 Melrose PlaceLos Angeles, CA 90069
Fig & Olive released a unique menu for Easter Sunday. Chef Pascal Lorange created a three course prix-fixe offering priced at $40 per person. Starters include a fig gorgonzola tart or gazpacho de Andalucia, entree choices include grilled chicken paillard salad, steak tartar or truffled mushroom and scrambled eggs. The specialty dessert is a classic carrot cake, and the each guest can choose their favorite cocktail from the brunch menu’s list. Reservations can be made online or via phone, and the menu will only be offered between noon to 3:30 p.m.
Located in Mid-City, Suzanne Tracht’s Jar remains a mainstay on Beverly Boulevard. The restaurant’s usual brunch menu combines an array of dishes that will spark an appetite. Corn pancakes with strawberries and maple syrup, roasted pork chilaquiles, pot roast hash and brioche French toast with spiced apples are just a few of the offerings. Sandwiches, salads and grilled meats round out the menu for those who want heartier fare. Reservations are a must. Service begins at 10:00 am, and the last table will be seated at 1:45 pm.
4212 Lankershim BoulevardNorth Hollywood, CA 91602
Fabio Viviani’s San Fernando Valley restaurant offers authentic Italian food within a quiet and quaint atmosphere. The usual lunch menu will be available, but a new brunch menu for Easter morning has several must-try dishes. Speck, mushroom, and caramalized onion frittata, chicken milanese with fontina cheese, sausage and truffle bechamel, a savory bread pudding with applewood smoked bacon, fresh herbs, and parmesan, brioche French toast with an orange marmalade mascarpone, and a lemoncello cured salmon panini with capers and arugula. Make a reservation to secure a table for your friends and family.