For a perfect Easter table that is as delicious as it screams spring visually, try a charcuterie from Oui!Cheese. High-quality cheeses sourced from California creameries and produce from farmers markets for every order. Boards come in individual packages as well as larger orders and include fig jam, sweet soppressata, homemade rosemary raisin crackers, castelvetrano olives, cornichons, dried fruits, seasonal farmers market produce and are dotted with spring flowers.
The brainchild of admitted cheesehead Jen Liles, the boxes are a feast for the eyes and the stomach and include a monthly rotating selection of cheeses like Purple Haze, Ewenique and La Di Da Lavender Cheddar. Allow 24 hours notice for deliveries.
Love them or not, it’s not Easter without PEEPS. For those celebrating virtually this year, PEEPS has released eight virtual backgrounds, available for download on www.peepsbrand.com/activities. featuring bright springtime colors and classic PEEPS Chick and Bunny shapes.
They will also offer a weekly virtual DIY series dedicated to showing fans how to create Insta-worthy PEEPS creations with “PEEPSONALITY Live!” featuring easy-to-follow tutorials now through Tuesday, April 6 from pros including Meredith Staggers of Cake & Confetti, Emily Hutchinson of The Hutch Oven and Ice Cream Scientist Dr. Maya Warren. Each segment will also be saved to the brand’s IGTV and YouTube channel. Take a tour of the PEEPS factory and history in this video.
Primo’s Donuts, the family-owned L.A. staple since 1956, will be serving an assortment of Easter donuts in a variety of pastel colors topped with pearls and colorful sprinkles. For bunny lovers, try a coconut-topped Easter Basket Donut filled with jelly beans. If you’re feeling nostalgic, Primo’s recently added merchandise, including coffee mugs, caps and donut jigsaw puzzles available in-store or to ship via their website. Shop the collection Monday, March 29 through Easter Sunday, April 4.
On Easter Sunday, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is offering Oceanfront Easter Brunch at Blue Streak Restaurant with a three-course prix fixe menu, a visit from the Easter Bunny, complimentary custom caricatures on the pool deck and live music on the Ocean Terrace. Menu items include brunch classics like crab cake eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, prime rib, fresh seafood platter and house made petit fours.
For your Easter Pasqua table, grab an Italian style Easter dinner for four from Eataly – braised lamb neck ragu pasta di Gragnano IGP alongside seasonal sides like peas and prosciutto with mint, ricotta salata and chili oil. Order by Wednesday, March 28. Round out the meal with an artisanal Italian colomba cake, the spring cousin to the panettone. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reheating instructions included. Available for pick-up only.
If you are staying in or venturing out, Bianca at Platform in Culver City is offering an indulgent brunch menu that includes caviar, crepes, truffle pizza, mimosas and other Easter specials. Bring the family and inspire your child’s inner confectionary artist with a chocolate egg decorating kit. Reservations are highly encouraged and available on Resy.
Bakery treats inspired by the co-owner’s family traditions feature Italian, Argentinian, British and American pastries. Pre-order by March 31 on Tock:
Colomba – An Italian Easter bread named for its dove shape. Dotted with Amarena cherry and chocolate chips, sprinkled with sliced almonds and lightly sugared.
Rosca de Pascua – An Argentinian Easter bread symbolizing eternal life. A brioche style bread with vanilla cream inside. Topped with pastry cream, candied orange peel and chocolate details.
Hot Cross Buns – A traditional pastry for Good Friday in the U.K. Lightly glazed sweet buns lightly speckled with black currants.
Carrot Cake with three layers of cream cheese frosting. Naked on the sides, the cake is topped with cream cheese frosting. Approximately 8-11 servings.
If your Easter egg tastes run more along the salmon roe lines, treat yourself to one of Sushi Note’s custom sushi samplers, like the chef’s choice Whole Note Omakase featuring edamame, miso soup, a sushi chef’s select starter and a ten-piece custom sushi service featuring the fresh Japanese wild caught fish of the day.
For an Easter staycation, Las Brisas, the iconic cliffside restaurant with therapeutic views of the Laguna Beach coastline, will offer a three-course dine-in only Easter Brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on their patio and extended outdoor dining area. Reservations can be made online or over the phone. There will also be a kid’s menu available for those 12 and under. First course options include a smoked salmon tostada with capers and pickled onions and corn mousse tostada with cilantro and lime. Main course selections include steak and lobster enchiladas with guajillo sauce, tomatillo sauce, rice and beans; lobster benedict, lamb chops and prime rib. For dessert, there’s tres leches cake with strawberries, traditional flan and chocolate swirl cheesecake.