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What You’re Eating: Special Easter Brunch Menus In LA

March 24, 2015 11:36 PM

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Easter Sunday is synonymous with brunch. Whether you’re the person who loves waffles and French Toast or slow-roasted meats, raw seafood bars and spring green side dishes, brunch has a little bit of something for everyone. Leave the cooking to the pros this year, and check out what some of this city’s restaurants have in store.

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Credit: Tanzy Restaurant


Tanzy Restaurant
10840 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 307-7004
www.TanzyRestaurant.com

Tanzy’s Sunday Brunch menu includes its signature Bacon and Eggs Ravioli, Crispy Chicken and Sourdough Waffles, Gravlax, a variety of Italian bombolini and their bottomless strawberry mimosas. Earthy, herby Bloodies and sorbetti martinis line the drink menu, as well as fresh pressed juices that you can enjoy as they are or kicked up with ginger beer, prosecco or champagne. Chef Bryan Podgorski also added several special dishes to the menu just for the occasion: Spinach & Smoked Ham Tart, Butter-poached Lobster Benedict and Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie. If that’s not enough, guests will also leave with buttery, bunny cookies in hand. Brunch will be served from 11a-3p.

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(Credit: Roxana Jullapat)


Elysian
2806 Clearwater Street
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 522-6625
www.elysianla.com

Roxana Jullapat and Sonoko Sakai maintain their hold on a Sunday brunch pop-up at Elysian, serving unique dishes from 10a-2p. Easter Sunday’s menu has a few additions created just for the holiday. Strawberry-Rhubarb Jelly Donuts, Hot Cross Buns, Dungeness Crab Galette and Asparagus Quiche are just a few of the plates planned for Easter Sunday. Mixologist Mark Hendricks will shake and stir a few notable cocktails, including the Easter Sunrise (campari, grapefruit and cava), On the Hunt (bourbon, cynar, sweet vermouth, blood orange) and the Spring Forward (gin, Meyer lemon, colorado bitters, grenadine and soda).

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Culina – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
www.culinarestaurant.com

Culina’s Easter comes in the shape of a buffet from 11a-6p serving Honey Glazed Easter Ham, Muscovy Duck Leg Confit, Prime Rib, Cambridge House Smoked Salmon, Alaskan Crab Legs, as well as ceviche, dim sum, and an impressive salad bar featuring Santa Monica Farmers Market produce. Little ones can visit their own buffet decked out with Mini Cheese Burgers and Grilled Cheese. There will be a number of pastries for the sugar hounds, in addition to Pastry Chef Frederico Fernandez’s Chocolate and Candies Factory showcasing sweets galore, plus housemade gelato and doughnuts. Adults eat for $98 and children 5-12 are $49, while those under four are free.

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(Credit: Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop)


Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop – Hollywood
6201 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 380-5127
www.greenleafchopshop.com

Greenleaf Cafe’s newest location is right in the middle of Hollywood, conveniently near a metro stop for those who want to partake in the bottomless mimosas or individually customized Bloody Marys. Brunch offerings are available from 8a-3p, including dishes such as Huevos Rancheros in a chipotle sauce, French Toast with fruit compote, Build-Your-Own Scrambles and Omelets, Breakfast Pizza with fennel, goat cheese and turkey sausage, and Eggs Benedict with truffled spinach, caramelized onions, and whole grain mustard hollandaise on pretzel bread. Take in the sunny morning, and enjoy a bit of people watching from the restaurant’s expansive patio.

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(credit: Mr. C Beverly Hills)


Mr C. Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(877) 334-5623
www.mrchotels.com

Want to celebrate in style? On Sunday, April 5th from 11am to 4pm, guests at Mr. C Beverly Hills can relax in true Venetian style at the Restaurant at Mr C. or on the hotel’s yacht-inspired pool deck. Surrounded by beautiful olive trees and under umbrellas, you’ll get to indulge in a buffet brunch of items like hand-sliced Proscuitto di Parma, a carving station with slow-roasted lamb and chicken, seared tuna scottato, fresh crudo, waffles, pancakes, omelets, and frittatas. Thirsty? sip on their custom bellini’s and bloody mary’s. A live jazz band will also be on hand for the event!

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(Credit: Dia de Campo )


Dia de Campo
1238 Hermosa Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 379-1829
www.diadecampohb.com

Executive Chef Tin Vuong’s South Bay restaurant offers his spin on Mexican-inspired dishes for Easter with a handful of new dishes that have been added to the day’s menu. Choose from Ancho Braised Lamb Shoulder, Wood Grilled Albacore, Burrata and Spring Peas, Uni and Green Apple Avocado Toast and Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos. Two specialty cocktails are also on the docket–Ryesing Son (rye whiskey, maraschino, blood orange shrub, agave) and She Is Risen (white wine, elderflower, blood orange, G-fruit bitters). Of course, bottomless mimosas are also up for grabs. While you’re there, order a few platters of raw or grilled oysters on the half shell or ceviche to share with the table. The surfside lodge offers a gorgeous view of the water and Pier just a block or two away. Brunch will be served from 11a-2p.

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The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com

Celebrate Easter this year in style at The Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor. Accompanied by live harp music, the ship will feature an Easter Bunny, as well as a special family photo opportunity, and of course a delicious brunch. Offerings will include a mushroom struddle, an herb roasted citrus chicken or herb crusted rack of lamb, as well as rocky road for dessert.

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Continental
4301 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 845-3009
www.continentalla.com

Executive Chef Jesse Genovese’s Continental brings new energy to the SFV, and it promises to lure you in with specials just for Easter Sunday. Try the Deviled Easter Eggs with pickled shallots, olive tapenade and chives, Lobster & Chanterelle Mushroom Stuffed Popovers, and an order of Grilled Peach & Mascarpone with almond-chocolate toffee, Nutella cream sauce and vanilla crème for dessert. The Nine Grain Pancakes, Bucatini Breakfast Pasta and Tamale Hash with chipotle hollandaise and eggs are also notable. Sip on the Tolucan Fizz (gin, mint, cucumber, simple syrup, lime juice and soda), or put in a request for the Honeysuckle (Cana Brava, honey and lime). If you prefer the bubbly, bottomless mimosas are always available. Order up brunch between 9a-2p.

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Magnolia
492 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-1126
www.themaghouse.com

Magnolia’s Sunday brunch offers an eclectic mix of dishes that should please anyone. The Basics is a sophisticated version of two eggs and bacon with home fries, whereas the Korean Fried Chicken with a fried egg, kimchi cucumbers and pickled daikon will appeal to to the slightly more adventurous. The Ancho Omelet is paired with a smokey salsa, smoked gouda and cotija, while the Kale and Quinoa Salad with grapes, pomegranate seeds and pickled radish is a lighter platter. The Americano in Paris (Dolin Blanc, bitters and seltzer) and Easy Lover (vodka, aperol, St. Germain, lime) are up for grabs, as well as classic Bloody Marys and mimosas. Brunch will be served from 10a-2p.

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(Credit: Fig & Olive)


Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

Fig & Olive’s Easter brunch is a three-course prix-fixe offering for $40 per person. The specially devised menu includes Maine Lobster Bisque with Pimenton chive mascarpone, Truffle Mushroom Croquettes, Fig & Gorgonzola Tartlet, Crab Cake Benedict, Skewered Rosemary Lamb and Provence Roasted Chicken. Save room for the Coratina Olive Oil and Panna Cotta a L’Orange for dessert. Brunch is on from 11a-4p.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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