Easter Sunday Food + Drink Specials
Sunday brunch at Public Kitchen & Bar
Public Kitchen & Bar
For those who celebrate the holiday, Easter Sunday is a time to gather loved ones for brunch and, maybe, an afternoon egg hunt. If you're planning to host a celebration at home, there are purveyors and markets like Lindy & Grundy who offer a range of resources, from traditional smoked hams and legs of lamb to ready-made meals. For chefs and cooks here in Los Angeles, the day is an opportunity to flex their creativity while giving a nod to the classics. There is no shortage of brunch options around this upcoming Sunday. Turn the page.
The North Italian restaurant will have special menu entrées like a mustard-and-herb-roasted Sonoma Valley lamb chop ($28) and an asparagus with black truffle Benedict ($16). Dessert includes pastiera, which is a traditional Easter tart made with farro, ricotta and chocolate ($9). Available all day. 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (310) 432-2000.
Chaya (all locations):
At each of the Chaya locations, there will be a three-course prix-fixe special for $42 per person, which includes bottomless Champagne, mimosas or cider. Appetizers may include a cured salmon salad, followed by entrée options like pappardelle with a Kobe beef and porcini mushroom Bolognese sauce and a dessert of warm chocolate croissant bread pudding with caramel ice cream or creme fraiche cheesecake. Available from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Beverly Hills: 8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles; (310) 859-8833. Downtown: 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles; (213) 236-9577. Venice: 110 Navy St., Venice; 310-396-1179.
Pascal Lorange created a seasonal prix-fixe menu that includes a fig gorgonzola tartlet and gazpacho de Andalusía for starters; Provençal lamb and flounder a la plancha for main dishes; and a house-made carrot cake as dessert. It's $45 per person. Available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood; (310) 360-9100.
Ray Garcia will feature a different approach to Easter fare with "Kegs & Eggs" -- a $35 brunch special with bottomless special draft beers and one egg entree made with market ingredients, like the frittata verde or his signature chilaquiles. Available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 319-3111.
For at-home hosting, Huckleberry will have range of ready-made food from appetizers to desserts. On the menu: braised lamb shoulder with farro and spring vegetable ragú ($20 per person); maple-glazed ham ($18 per person); vegetable potpie with farmers market vegetables ($55 for 8-10 people); deviled eggs ($12 per dozen); lemon meringue pie ($5 for individual portions, $50 for 8-10 people); and assorted mini cupcakes ($45 for 8-10 people). Bring your own containers; or containers are available at Huckleberry with a $50 deposit. Orders must be placed by phone, with 48-hour notice. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 451-2311.
Bradley Miller keeps his brunch menu on the more traditional side with a prix-fixe menu that features eggs Benedict with duck bacon, a boneless leg of lamb, a waffle bar, a seafood bar and a pastry bar. There will be a range of vegan and vegetarian selections. The omnivore set is $53 per person and the vegan/vegetarian set is $40 per person. Brunch service will begin at 9 a.m. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga; (310) 455-1311.
For her take on Easter Sunday brunch, Suzanne Tracht will offer her favorites on the à la carte menu, with entrées like a pot roast hash, a lobster Benedict, corn pancakes, a brioche French toast and a roasted lamb sandwich. Available from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6566.
Giselle Wellman's four-course prix-fixe menu begins with an Easter egg for adults in the form of multicolored eggs filled with the house's signature caviar, soft-scrambled eggs and vodka whipped cream. Other courses include a croque madame with black forest ham and comté with an arugula salad as well as a coconut panna cotta. Available for $60 per person. 321 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 271-6300.
The Pub at Golden Road Brewing:
Deschutes brews will be available at the Pub on Sunday. Adults are encouraged to join the Growler Hunt, wherein pints for $7 and specialty flights for $8 are served at Deschutes' traveling beer barrel. Kids can hunt for candy-filled eggs. 5410 W. San Fernando Road, Atwater Village; (213) 373-4677.
Tim Goodell's Easter brunch buffet ($42 per person) will include charcuterie, crab Benedict, slow-roasted lamb leg, various seasonal salads and assorted mini desserts. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; (323) 769-8888.
Kris Morningstar will be adding a menu of à la carte Easter specials like artichoke soup with a warm lobster and tarragon cracker; pork belly with grits, sunny-side-up egg, green onions and a maple-cider glaze; and a house-cured ham with scalloped potatoes, sweet mustard and a parsley salad. The menu will be available from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 857-6180.
At their beachside restaurant, Greg Hozinsky and Neal Fraser will offer a special Easter menu with à la carte items like a Kona kanpachi crudo with crispy plantains, a lobster crepe, and Wagyu and eggs. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310) 545-7470.
Tortilla Republic will host an Easter celebration complete with an adult Easter egg hunt and a DIY farmers-market margarita bar with ingredients like fresh blackberries, mangoes, beets, fennel, basil and kale. Brunch entrées include seared ahi and sweet potato hash and huevos divorciados. Available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 657-9888.
It's Easter dinner at WP24. At $70, the four-course prix-fixe dinner will feature Szechuan-style chicken dan dan dumplings, honey-drizzled BBQ pork buns and Singapore-style chili prawns with spicy blue crab sauce and pickled ginger. Available from 5:30-9 p.m. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 743-8800.
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