Somehow New Year's Eve turned into Valentine's Day, and St. Patrick's Day was a fleeting blur of green. Now it's almost Easter. It's time for Peeps, Cadbury eggs, egg hunts and Easter brunch plans. Here are some restaurants around town with Easter brunch specials.
Abigaile: The Hermosa Beach restaurant will offer an Easter menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include roasted duck; lobster fritto squash blossoms; spring ham; and crispy pork belly. There will also be a brunch buffet for $25 on the rooftop. And the house Bloody Mary bar will be $15. 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 798-8227, www.abigailerestaurant.com.
The BLVD: Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include baby potato and smoked salmon terrine; chilled spring pea veloute; grilled chicken Waldorf salad; country ham and green asparagus quiche; and morel risotto and braised spring lamb shank. There will also be a dessert buffet with milk chocolate Easter bunnies and a chocolate fountain. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 385-3901, www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire/dining/restaurants/the_blvd.
Bourbon Steak Los Angeles: The restaurant is offering a prix-fixe menu for $59 per person, along with a Bloody Mary cart for $14. The menu includes a first course of grilled asparagus with a sunny-side egg, Hollandaise and proscuitto; house-made Merguez sausage with hummus; or a shredded kale salad with fennel, grapes, walnuts and lemon yogurt dressing. For the second course, your choice of fried chicken and doughnuts; smoked salmon Benedict; deep-fried Monte Cristo; or a steak omelet. And for dessert, a praline chocolate bar or creamsicle. 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818) 839-4130, http://www.michaelmina.net.
Cecconi's: The restaurant will offer a selection of Easter brunch specials in addition to the a la carte brunch menu. Highlights include stuffed zucchini blossoms with ricotta and Parmesan; poached eggs with white asparagus and truffle; and wood-fired pizza with green asparagus and stracchino. 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 432-2000, www.cecconiswesthollywood.com.
Continental: Chef Jesse Genovese will prepare a brunch menu with Easter eggs; lobster and chanterelle mushroom stuffed popovers; braised brisket hash; tamale hash; and grilled peach and mascarpone. There will also be cocktail specials, including the Ramos Fizz, made with gin, egg whites, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, cream and orange-flavored water; and the French Horn, made with vodka, Chambord and fresh lemon juice. The restaurant will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4301 Riverside Drive, Burbank, (818) 845-3009, www.continentalla.com.
Craft: The restaurant will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dishes include maple-glazed doughnuts; poached eggs with English muffin, Hollandaise, pork belly; soft-scrambled eggs with spring garlic, nettles and crab; and dishes from the regular daily menu. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 279-4180, www.craftrestaurantsinc.com.
Culina: The restaurant will have an Easter brunch buffet with eggs made to-order; organic hen; duck; goose; quail eggs; honey-glazed ham; shrimp and tequila ceviche; fried dim sum; smoked salmon; Alaskan crab claws; and braised beef short ribs. A children's buffet will also be available. For dessert: chocolate eggs, candies, housemade gelato and doughnuts. The buffet is $98 for adults and $49 for children 5 to 12, free for 4 and under. The buffet will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310) 860-4000, www.culinarestaurant.com.
Dia de Campo: The restaurant will offer a selection of dishes available exclusively for Easter Sunday, available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Specials include bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeño; ancho-braised lamb shoulder; bean and cheese pupusas; uni and green apple avocado toast; and burrata and spring peas. Drinks specials include the Ryesing Son, made with rye, maraschino, blood orange shrub and agave. 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 379-1829, www.diadecampohb.com.
Daily Grill: The Studio City, Burbank and Century Boulevard locations will have brunch cocktail specials, including $5 mimosas and $7 Bloody Marys. And all egg dishes at the Studio City location will include Aunt Ronda's monkey bread. This location will serve brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the Burbank location will serve brunch from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Century Boulevard location will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.dailygrill.com.
Fig & Olive: The Melrose Place location will offer a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $40 per person, available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include Riviera salmon with grilled asparagus; panna cotta a l'orange; rosemary lamb; Provence roasted chicken; and fig and Gorgonzola tartlet. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9100, www.figandolive.com.
La Boheme: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. there will be an Easter buffet for $49 per adult and $29 per child age 12 and younger. For an additional $9.99, you can have bottomless mimosas. Buffet highlights include sweet ginger and heirloom carrot soup; seared salmon filet; and a carving station with beef roast and ham. 8400 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 848-2360, www.globaldiningca.com/laboheme/.
The Rockefeller: Both the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach locations will have a $16.99 boozy brunch special with bottomless mimosas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will be also be offering its regular brunch menu. 418 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 372-8467 | 1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, (310) 545-5810, www.eatrockefeller.com.
Saddle Peak Lodge: A three-course menu will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include seared ahi tuna salad; pan-roasted Mediterranean sea bass; leg of lamb sandwich; French toast; and dulce de leche flan. Brunch is $55 for adults and $35 for children age 12 and younger. 419 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas, (818) 222-3888, www.saddlepeaklodge.com.
Shade Hotel: Easter brunch will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, omelet stations, an Easter egg hunt and kid's craft table. Brunch is $50 per adult and $25 per child age 10 and younger. The price does not include tax, gratuity or beverages. 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, (310) 469-3466, www.shadehotel.com.
Sofitel: The hotel's Esterel restaurant will have a jazz brunch with a four-course prix-fixe menu. Brunch is $75 per person and includes bottomless mimosas and live jazz by the Miles Davis Jazz Quartet. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 358-3979, www.esterelrestaurant.com.
Spago: The Beverly Hills restaurant will host its 31st annual Passover Seder on April 4. The seder will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is $190 for adults and $85 for children under 9. Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and cantor Ruti Briar from University Synagogue will officiate the seder. Proceeds will go to Mazon, an organization that works to end hunger in Israel and in the U.S. Reservations are recommended. 176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 385-0880, www.wolfgangpuck.com.
Tanzy Westwood: The restaurant will be offering its regular brunch menu and bottomless strawberry mimosas, as well as some Easter specials. In addition, they will also be offering a few specials for Easter, including spinach and smoked ham tart; butter-poached lobster Benedict; and carrot cake Whoopie pie. 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 307-7004 www.TanzyRestaurant.com.
Wildcraft: The restaurant will offer a special menu with baked organic eggs and Hollandaise; pecan sticky buns; house-cured gravlax; mimosas; and a black velvet cocktail made with muddle blackberry, egg whites and lemon. 9725 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 815-8100, www.wildcraftcc.com.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air: A three-course prix-fixe brunch with dessert buffet will be available for $125 per person. Dishes include English pea soup with confit bacon, melted ramps and Meyer lemon; soft French-style omelet with wild mushrooms, Gruyere, confit bacon, cipollini onions and fingerling potatoes; and an eggs Benedict with poached eggs, white cheddar biscuit and maple Hollandaise. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will also be an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn of the hotel. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, (310) 909-1644, www.dorchestercollection.com.