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The ultimate Easter 2013 dining guide in L.A. area

The ultimate Easter 2013 dining guide in L.A. area
Easter brunch.
(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Have you sorted out what and where you’ll be eating on Easter? Whether you’re looking to go out or stay in with takeout, here’s a list of places around town offering Easter treats, brunch and supper:

Asia de Cuba: Honey-glazed Kurobuta pork belly, “Ropa Vieja” of duck and char siu beef short ribs are all part of Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian hotel’s new dim sum brunch menu. The new items will debut Easter Sunday. Brunch is $49 per person and includes the traditional brunch, dim sum stations and one signature cocktail. A cocktail sampler is available for an additional $15. 8440 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 848-6000, www.chinagrillmgt.com.

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Bouchon Bakery: Egg bon bons, shortbread cookies, mini macarons, hot cross buns and Easter baskets will be available for pickup and special order. 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910, www.bouchonbakery.com.

Cafe del Rey: English pea agnolotti, Dungeness crab cakes, tuna tartar, eggs Florentine, a gyro lamb burger and a brown butter apple galette are what’s on the brunch menu at Cafe del Rey this Easter. Bottomless sparkling wines, mimosas and sparkling cider are also available. Brunch is $42 per person, available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call for reservations. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-6395, www.cafedelreymarina.com.

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Cecconi’s: The Northern Italian restaurant will offer seasonal menu specials on Easter along with a la carte menu items that include an asparagus and black truffle Benedict, available during brunch, and a mustard and herb-roasted Sonoma Valley lamb chop and pastiera, which will be available all day. 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (310) 432-2000, www.cecconiswesthollywood.com.

Chaya: All of the Chaya restaurant locations in L.A. will be celebrating Easter with a three-course brunch menu and bottomless mimosas, priced at $42 per person. Menu items will include a cured salmon salad with blood orange, fennel, asparagus and blood orange vinaigrette; slow roasted beets with oranges, burrata, aged balsamic and watercress; and pappardelle with Kobe beef-porcini bolognese. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chaya in Beverly Hills, downtown L.A. and Venice. Call for reservations. www.thechaya.com.

Colonial Wine Bar: The Easter dinner menu at Colonial Wine Bar includes hard-boiled quail eggs with celery salt, an English shrimp cocktail and bacon-wrapped sausages for starters, and entree garlic and rosemary roast leg of lamb or whole roasted branzino for entrees. Call for pricing and reservations. 7166 Melrose Ave, L.A., (323) 657-1827, www.colonialwinebar.com.

Comme Ca: Chef David Myers’ a la carte Easter brunch menu will include a young gem lettuce salad with tomatoes, garlic croutons and truffle parmesan dressing; lobster Benedict with spinach and blood orange hollandaise; and parma ham quiche with asparagus and Marin triple-cream brie. Comme Ca will also serve bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Call for reservations. 8479 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 782-1104, www.commecarestaurant.com.

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Culina, Modern Italian: Culina will offer diners dim sum, California cheeses, made to order omelets and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter. Brunch is $95 for adults and $47 for children under 12. Call for reservations. 300 S. Doheny Drive, L.A., (310) 860-4000, www.culinarestaurant.com.

Fig & Olive Melrose: Easter brunch at Fig & Olive will feature French Riviera-inspired dishes such as lamb samosa, a fig Gorgonzola tartlet, gazpacho de Andalucía, crab Benedict and carrot cake. Easter Brunch is $45 per person, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for reservations. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9100, www.figandolive.com.

Gladstones: The Malibu restaurant will offer an Easter brunch menu to be served buffet-style. Dishes will include baked Virginia ham with pineapple raisin glaze, bananas Foster French toast, lump crab and spinach quiche, house-smoked whole king salmon and more. Brunch at Gladstones will be $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children under 12. Call for reservations. 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-3474, www.gladstones.com.

Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe: The renowned cafe and bakery in Santa Monica will offer catering options this Easter to take home. Entrees available for pre-order include braised lamb shoulder with farro and spring vegetable ragu; maple glazed ham; and free-range rotisserie chicken. Sides will include vegetable pot pie with farmers markets vegetables and deviled eggs. For dessert, the cafe will make lemon meringue pie and a whole wheat raspberry butter cake. Catering orders must be placed 48 hours in advance and can be made by calling Huckleberry. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 451-2311, www.huckleberrycafe.com.

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Inn of the Seventh Ray: Topanga Canyon’s Inn of the Seventh Ray will offer an Easter brunch menu featuring eggs Benedict with duck bacon; a boneless leg of lamb with whole grain mustard, thyme, rosemary and lamb jus; and a waffle bar. Brunch costs $53 per person (a vegetarian menu, priced at $40 per person, will also be available). Make reservations online. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, (310) 455-1311, www.innoftheseventhray.com.

Jar: Chef Suzanne Tracht will celebrate Easter with a special brunch menu Sunday. The à la carte menu includes pot roast hash; lobster Benedict, roasted lamb sandwich, banana cream pie and more. Easter Sunday brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is also open for à la carte dinner service at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 655-6566, www.thejar.com.

Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar: The French brasserie will have a three-course brunch available on Easter. Menu items will include lemon dill marinated salmon with potato salad and chive crème fraiche; French toast with caramelized apples and whipped cream; and roasted barramundi with sautéed fennel, tomato confit and herb vinaigrette. The three-course Easter brunch at Kendall’s is $35 per person and $18 for children under 12. Call for reservations. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A., (213) 972-7322, www.kendallsbrasserie.com.

Napa Valley Grille: Napa Valley Grille will offer guests a wine country-inspired brunch buffet on Easter, priced at $49 for adults and $19 for children. Menu items include spring garlic soup, brioche French toast, and seafood fare. There will also be an omelet station, prime rib carving and bottomless mimosas. Brunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for reservations. 1100 Glendon Ave., L.A., (310) 824-3322, www.napavalleygrille.com.

Petrossian Restaurant: The four-course, prix fixe Easter brunch menu will feature “egg royales” made with caviar, soft scrambled egg and vodka whipped cream. Other menu highlights will include croque-madame with Black Forest ham, coconut panna cotta and lavender mimosas. Petrossian’s Easter brunch costs $60 per person. 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 271-0576, www.petrossian.com.

The Pikey: The English pub in Hollywood will be serving an a la carte Easter brunch and dinner. The brunch menu will include housemade crumpet with honeycomb and clotted cream; cured Arctic char with scrambled eggs and hollandaise; curry on toast with a fried duck egg; and a slow-roasted pork belly sandwich with horseradish cream. For dinner, the chef will prepare a baked ham as well as roasted lamb, to be served alongside roasted duck fat potatoes, market vegetables, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding. Call for reservations. 7617 W Sunset Blvd., L.A., (323) 850-5400, www.thepikeyla.com.

Pinot Provence: Inside the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, it will serve Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crispy potato vichyssoise, lobster Benedict and beef short rib, and a chocolate espresso cake are among the brunch menu items. Brunch is $40 for three courses and $16 for children under 12. Call for reservations. 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 444-5900, www.pinotprovence.com.

Proof Bakery: Pick up sweets for Sunday: Flourless chocolate raspberry torte, fresh fruit tart with ricotta cream and seasonal berries, almond frangipane cake filled with mascarpone and fresh berries, coconut macaroons, amaretti biscuits and more. Call to pre-order. 3156 Glendale Blvd., L.A., (323) 664-8633, www.proofbakeryla.com.

Public Kitchen & Bar: Public Kitchen at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will offer a market-driven brunch menu on Easter featuring chef Tim Goodell’s kale salad with currants, pine nuts, pancetta bread crumbs and garlic dressing; smoked salmon with dill yogurt on blinis; shrimp and grits; and short rib hash with bacon, truffle butter, Brussels sprouts and a fried egg. Easter brunch at Public Kitchen is $42 per person. Call for reservations. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., (323) 769-8888, www.thompsonhotels.com.

Ray’s & Stark Bar: Executive Chef Kris Morningstar and crew will offer an a la carte menu on Easter that includes artichoke soup with warm lobster and tarragon cracker; pork belly with grits, a sunny side egg, green onions and maple cider glaze; and house-cured ham with scalloped potatoes, sweet mustard and parsley salad. Brunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for reservations. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., (323) 857-6180, www.raysandstarkbar.com.

Sotto: In honor of Easter, Sotto will serve up sciusceddu, a Sicilian Easter soup ($12) comprised of beef meatballs, caciocavallo dumplings, escarole and ricotta egg drop. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., (310) 277-0210, www.sottorestaurant.com.

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