10 Great Easter Brunch and Dinner Festivities in Los Angeles

Terranea--300x200This Sunday is Easter. A great way to celebrate this holiday is to hop over to one of these 10 dining destinations and enjoy the festivities.

1. Spring into the Terranea

Celebrate Easter Sunday with family-friendly activities and brunch options at Terranea Resort. The Easter “Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt” will be held on the Palos Verdes Meadow and features an Easter wonderland with eggs and prizes for children. Complimentary access to all Easter activities, including the Egg Hunt, will be provided to diners and resort guests.

Family-friendly activities include the Pointe Discovery underwater egg hunt and rubber duck races, a petting zoo with bunnies, baby chicks and sheep, and a family activities station with crafts and Easter card and egg decorating.

Guests dining in the Palos Verdes Ballroom will enjoy multiple cooking stations, including an omelette and egg station, specialty cinnamon roll and waffle station, an Asian-inspired kitchen, a sauté kitchen, seafood table and dessert section.

The Easter Ballroom brunch will also include a buffet for children ages 5 to 10. Brunch is available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $90 for adults, including gratuity and champagne; $45 for children.

Mar’sel, Terranea Resort’s signature dining destination, will also serve an Easter brunch with an appetizer, breakfast, lunch and dessert options.

At the resort’s Catalina Kitchen, guests can enjoy a brunch buffet with an ocean view. A farmers’ market fruit cart, crepe station, candy station, and waffle and dessert bar will also be available.

The resort’s restaurants Nelson’s and Bashi will offer Easter Sunday specials, as well as their regular menus. Reservations are required for Easter Brunch. 100 Terranea Way. (310)265-2836.

2. Seasonal Spring Easter Brunch Specials at Cecconi’s29437-2

Cecconi’s offers an a la carte brunch menu, and Spring-inspired Easter specials like stuffed zucchini blossoms, poached eggs with white asparagus and truffles, and wood-fired pizza with green asparagus and stracchino.

Diners gathering for brunch or dinner can enjoy pappardelle with lamb ragu and artichokes. Brunch Specials: Stuffed zucchini blossoms with ricotta and parmesan ($10); Poached eggs with white asparagus and truffle ($14); Wood-fired pizza with green asparagus and stracchino ($18). All Day Special: Pappardelle with lamb ragu and artichokes ($24.)

8764 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069 http://www.cecconiswesthollywood.com – (310) 432-2000. Click here on OpenTable for reservations.

3. Easter Brunch Redefined at Culina, Modern Italian1699

Four Seasons Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier and Pastry Chef Federico Fernandez give the time-honored tradition of Easter Brunch new meaning with a holiday-inspired spin on the restaurant’s famed Sunday Brunch buffet.

Diners can indulge in an extensive array of offerings that include freshly prepared eggs made to-order from a selection of organic hen, duck, goose and quail eggs; carving board savories like Honey Glazed Easter Ham, Roasted Prime Rib, and Leg of Lamb; a selection of Santa Monica Farmers Market produce in various Market Salads; Shrimp and Tequila Ceviche; fried Dim Sum; fresh seafood including Alaskan Crab Claws, Seared Tuna and Cambridge House Smoked Salmon; and entrees like Muscovy Duck Leg Confit and Braised Beef Short Ribs.

A Children’s Buffet with everything from Mini Cheese Burgers to Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches will also be available. Sweet teeth can cap off their experience with Pastry Chef Federico’s “Chocolate and Candy’s Factory” featuring a spread of Easter chocolate delights.

The cost is $98 for adults, $49.00 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 4. http://www.culinarestaurant.com -300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Click on OpenTable for a reservation.

securedownload-154. Easter Porchetta Dinner at Blue Plate Oysterette

Chef Paolo Bendez’u will be showcasing his culinary versatility with a Porchetta dinner special at Blue Plate Oysterette, complete with a Spring farmers market vegetable au gratin and lemon citronette.The Menu Specials include Porchetta with Spring Farmers Market Vegetable Au Gratin & Lemon Citronette for $23.

Blue Plate Oysterette – West Hollywood -8048 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048 http://www.blueplatesantamonica.com/bpo/los-angeles – (323) 656-5474. Click here for reservations OpenTable 

5. Meet the Easter Bunny at Montage Beverly Hills

Diners can celebrate Easter at a Sunday brunch at the Montagesecuredownload-16 Beverly Hills’ Scarpetta and The Rooftop Grill. Guests will begin with a seafood buffet and imported and domestic cheeses and charcuterie.

Entrées include eggs Benedict and ricotta pancakes, slow roasted rib eye of beef and whole roasted striped bass. Scarpetta will also offer spaghetti with tomato and basil, and housemade lasagna. A medley of desserts are also available.

Brunch is priced at $108 for adults; $35 for children ages 6 to12. Bottomless mimosas, bellinis and bloody Marys are available for an additional $22 per person.

Young guests can also enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny, Paintbox activities, spring crafts, Easter bag and cookie decorating, face painting, balloons and the annual “Golden Easter Egg Hunt”. The Easter Bunny will fill eggs with sweet treats, hotel stays, spa discounts and other surprises. Guests may choose from a morning hunt at 11 a.m. or an afternoon hunt at 2 p.m.

225 N. Canon Dr. (310)860-7970. Reserve on OpenTable

6. Easter Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

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Families can bring their children to an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a decadent brunch on Sunday, April 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Guests can start with the raw bar and sushi, and then head to the carving station. Signature brunch dishes and a dessert bar will be available.

A complimentary egg hunt will be held at 10:15 a.m. on the Waterfall Lawn. Treat-filled eggs will be hidden with surprises. Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will also be offered on Easter morning.

“Staycation” specials are available through Sunday, April 12, starting at $269 per night. 2 Dole Drive. (818)575-3000. Click here on OpenTable. 11170

7. Easter Bunny Hops to InterContinental

Visit with the Easter Bunny while enjoying an Easter brunch at the Park Grill on Sunday, April 5. Guests over 21 will receive a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, and bottomless mimosas are available for $15.

Children will enjoy live music and treats, a visit by the Easter bunny and a special surprise. Signature breakfast selections include fresh pastries, smoked salmon with traditional accompaniments, seasonal fruit, French toast bread pudding, short rib hash, an egg station, seafood bar, lobster truffle mac and cheese, grilled steak, lamb ribs and ethnic cuisine options.

The cost is $73 for adults; $35 for children. 2151 Avenue of the Stars. (310)284-6536. Click on OpenTable.

8. Church & State19081

Located in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA, this French restaurant will be featuring an Easter-esque “Church on Sunday” dinner menu created by Executive Chef Tony Esnault.

Menu highlights include frisée salad with poached egg and bacon lardons, navarin d’agneau primeur (lamb and spring vegetables), and a decadent trifle. Dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., reservations are recommended 213-405-1434 or click on OpenTable.  93433

9. Salt’s Cure

Located in West Hollywood, Easter they will offer brunch and dinner with locally sourced menu items curated by Chef/co-owners Chris Phelps and Zak Walters. Brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner service from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., reservations are available for dinner only. 7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, (323) 850-7258. Click on OpenTable.

10. The Beverly Hilton’s CIRCA 55

The Easter menu at CIRCA 55 includes a traditional holiday brunch buffet with a sushi and seafood bar, salads, antipasti, breakfast items, a carving station, entrées, pastas, soups, fruit/cheese and desserts. Adults can create a bubbly cocktail from a bellini cart. The buffet runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is available for $79 for adults and $29 for children. Guests can start with chef Thomas Henzi’s breakfast pastries and finish with desserts such as cheesecake, macaroons, mini cupcakes and warm bread pudding.

9876 Wilshire Blvd. (310)887-6055. Click on OpenTable.

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