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By Mar Yvette
Easter arrives earlier than usual this year on Sunday, March 31, but that just means we get to celebrate sooner for this special holiday. Here are the best brunch options going on this Easter weekend around LA and OC.
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For an Easter brunch celebration set against a beautiful garden backdrop, the Westlake Village Inn is a real treat. Served from 10:30am to 2:30pm, the brunch will offer multiple stations including omelet, seafood, cheese & charcuterie, carving, salad and dessert, plus a hot buffet serving traditional and inventive holiday options. There will also be a children’s brunch buffet for the kids, plus an Easter egg hunt with a petting zoo and face painting. Adults: $49.95 (includes a glass of champagne), children 12 and under are $17.95
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If you’re looking for an Easter Sunday with some Spanish sizzle, check out El Cid in Silverlake. This flamenco mainstay is where you can enjoy Easter brunch while watching Arte Y Pureza Flamenco show onstage. Brunch includes your choice of Spanish potato omelet, tofu scramble, chiliquillias or asada bravas with egg. Throw in bottomless mimosas or sangria for an extra $10.
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Let the beachside chocolate Easter bunny hunt begin. For the first time ever, Vosges Haut Chocolat is hosting an Easter pop-up shop at Hotel Casa del Mar. The gourmet choco brand known for its wild flavors (think bacon caramel-filled eggs) will be open in the lobby from 11am-5pm and is the first in a series of pop-ups at Casa. On Easter Sunday, enjoy weekend brunch while listening to music from KCRW’s DJ Raul Campos, then stop by the shop for some sweet finishes.
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This rest inside the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel brings the warmth and rustic charm of Southern France to the OC. First course offerings include crispy potato vichyssoise (even if you don’t know what it means, it’s just fun to say, isn’t it?) while seven main course options range from lobster benedict to beef short rib. For dessert, choose between the piano colada cake and chocolate espresso cake. Served 10am-3pm, $40 for 3 courses, $16 for children 12 and under.
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This former veg-only hideaway just screams Easter. (OK, it whispers.) For one thing, it’s all the way up in Topanga Canyon, so it just has that naturey, hippie-ish, spring-like vibe you can only get from a place like this. The Easter brunch menu includes entrees such as eggs benedict with duck bacon and boneless leg of lamb (they really want you to know they’re not veg anymore), a Waffle Bar, Fish Bar and Pastry Bar, as well as plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes (they haven’t forgotten their roots). The full traditional brunch menu is $53 per person and the vegetarian menu is $40 per person.
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On Easter Sunday, this Marina del Rey seaside destination is offering a Mediterranean twist on Sunday morning classics with a special three-course prix-fixe brunch menu ($42) alongside bottomless mimosas, sparkling wine, or sparkling cider. There will be also be a complimentary chocolate fountain and “Kid’s Corner” with a coloring competition and take-home coloring books for the little ones.
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On Easter Sunday, this tasty spot is where to enjoy wood-fired Latin food, live music and a two-course brunch menu with a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa for $21.95 per person. Add $6 for bottomless mimosas. Kid’s menu also available.
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Awarma and eggs? Oh yes. If you’re looking for delish Lebanese-Armenian Easter brunch, this Glendale mainstay is where to go. Although known best for its Friday & Saturday night parties, the order-what-you-want Sunday brunch served 11:30am-1:30pm includes dishes like basterma & eggs and falafel hash browns. But I say do the chicken kebab, labneh, cabbage salad and ridiculously awesome muhammara. #PersonalFave
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On Easter Sunday, all three Chaya locations are offering a three-course brunch — with bottomless champagne, mimosas or cider — priced at $42 per person. Entree options available at all locations include pappardelle with Kobe beef-porcini bolognese and poached egg, classic eggs benedict, or citrus French toast with granola crust. The Downtown LA location will also offer a $20 young adults menu.
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If you’re ready to splurge this Easter, then the stunning Terrenea Resort is the place to be. Held in the Palos Verdes Ballroom, the lavish Easter Brunch features about a dozen different stations from prime rib, waffles and sushi to a kids buffet. There will also be a host of activities for brunch guests including a petting zoo, egg hunt and activity station where you can create your own colored eggs, Easter cards, and other small craft projects. Seating times are 10am, 10:30am, 1pm and 1:30pm at $85 per adult (sparkling wine included) and $40 for children 5 to 10.