LA's Chefs Take on Brunch -- Easter at Comme Ca, XIV, The Bazaar and Providence
If you don't have Easter brunch plans at grandma's house, then plenty of restaurants around Los Angeles are happy to fill the void -- and we're not talking about buffet lines with ladlefuls of steamtable hollandaise.
David Myers' comme Ça isn't exactly the kind of pastel and flower-filled place where the Easter parade might lead, but the restaurant is celebrating with a prix fixe brunch on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The $15 meal includes your choice of eggs benedict, quiche Lorraine, pain perdu and juice or coffee. Of all things, however, it's the holiday special cocktail composed of gin, raspberries, sage and rosewater that might be your last temptation. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 782-1104 or www.commecarestaurant.com.
On the high-design and higher-priced Easter meal tip, Michael Mina's L.A. outpost XIV at Sunset and Crescent Heights does brunch on Sunday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michael Mina's L.A. outpost puts out a buffet spread and all-you-can-drink mimosas. See how the faux-vintage library maintains its illusion in daylight. ($59 per person, $29 kids under 11.) 8117 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 656-1414 or www.michaelmina.net/xiv.
And word is that The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel is taking its late-morning maiden voyage starting this Saturday at 11 a.m., and it should become a regular thing. One thing in the new menu we have our eye on: "12 tiny eggs sunny-side-up," served Cuban or "Andy Garcia"-style. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. (310) 246-5555 or www.thebazaar.com.
Michael Cimarusti's spring market menu served at Providence on Sunday, April 12 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. translates the best of spring season to an evening-appropriate context. Roast leg of lamb, morel mushrooms, and white asparagus aren't necessarily best appreciated in the morning anyway. 5955 Melrose Ave., Hancock Park/Hollywood, (323) 460-4170 or www.providencela.com.
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