Melanie Wine Bar talks wine
On Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m., join Melanie Wine Bar’s wine director and expert sommelier, Austin Ferrier, to taste and learn how orange wine is made. This one-hour class is $55 per person and includes wine tastings, along with cheese and charcuterie. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/melanie-talks-wine-tickets-306213110657. 8310 W. 3rd St., (323)592-3390.
Easter Sunday at L’Ermitage
A three-course, French-inspired brunch will be served family style at Avec Nous. Enjoy an option for free-flowing Moet & Chandon mimosas to sip with a quiche Lorraine, rosemary garlic lamb chops, gratin dauphinois and an apricot and pistachio tart. Each group will receive a custom chocolate art piece to take home from world-renowned pastry chef Stephanie Boswell. The brunch is $130 per adult and $65 for children under 12. The Moet & Chandon free flowing mimosas are $65 per adult during brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are booked via OpenTable. 9291 Burton Way, (877)831-4284.
Waldorf Astoria Easter Brunch
On Sunday, April 17, a curated brunch by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and culinary director Steve Benjamin is available in two seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This is the first time the grand brunch will take place in the Astor Ballroom with a live performance by Analog Jukebox. There will be a variety of culinary stations and even an indoor Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under. Reservations must be booked in advance via OpenTable and must be pre-paid. Pricing starts at $220 for adults and $90 for children under 12. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., (310)860-6700.
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Easter Brunch
Celebrate Easter Sunday with Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ blooming outdoor garden patio Le Jardin at Riviera 31. Culinary brunch items include crispy jumbo lump crab cakes and creamy deviled eggs, along with carnitas eggs benedict and basil crusted lamb chops. Colorful, brunch-friendly cocktails include mimosas and bellinis. Easter theme activities include an egg hunt in the garden and live music from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch is $65 per person or $95 with cocktails. The event is $45 for children between 5-and-12-years-old. 8555 Beverly Blvd., (310)278-5444.
Bourbon Steak Easter Brunch
On Sunday, April 17, the MINA Group classic steakhouse at The Americana will host the Easter bunny between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. during a three-course brunch priced at $85 per person. Highlights include croque madame French toast made with brioche bread, melted gruyere cheese, ham and a sunny side up egg with either fresh jam or maple syrup. Other menu items include the dry-aged truffle steak burger with triple creme brie, caramelized onion fondue and a truffle aioli. Have a mimosa party at your table with bottles of sparkling wine and fresh juices or sip MINA Group signature Diane’s bloody Mary. Dinner resumes in the evening at 5 p.m. 237 S. Brand Blvd., (818)839-4130.
Beachside five-course brunch
At the Jamaica Bay Inn, sit outside at the Beachside Restaurant for a five-course Easter brunch. Start with an Easter-theme welcome beverage before dining on deviled eggs, carrot cake pancakes, fried chicken and French toast. The brunch is $65 per person and reservations are available at OpenTable. 4175 Admiralty Way, (310)823-5333.
Hotel Casa del Mar
A scrumptious Easter brunch will be served beachside at the Hotel Casa del Mar for $115 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special menu items include oysters and pearls, lobster and shrimp Benedict, rustic brioche French toast and carrot cake. 1910 Ocean Way, (310)581-5533.
John Kelly Chocolates
In honor of Earth Day, from April 17 through April 23 John Kelly Chocolates will donate a portion of its chocolate butterflies’ sales to the North American Butterfly Assoc-iation. John Kelly Chocolates is making hand-molded dark and milk chocolate butterflies to honor Earth Day. The fanciful butterfly shells are filled with vanilla butter caramel, sea salt and crushed almonds. They can be purchased as a box of four or in a gold box of nine mixed with dark and milk chocolate butterflies. It’s wrapped in a festive butterfly sleeve. 9523 S. Santa Monica Blvd., (323)851-3269; 1508 N. Sierra Bonita Ave., (323)851-3277 and 1111 1/2 Montana Ave., (310)899-0900.
Easter at Loews Santa Monica
Celebrate by the beach with a grand Easter brunch. Enjoy live music, an Easter egg hunt, DIY Easter bunny ears and photos with the Easter Bunny, seaside cinema with movies such as “Hop” and special room packages. The brunch is $119 per adult and $75 per child 10 years and under. 1700 Ocean Ave., (310)576-3136.
Nueva Easter brunch and dinner
Enjoy a south of the border meal this Easter Sunday on two outdoor patios. Start with fresh orange juice and a bubbly bottle for $20. Menu highlights include a smoky Caesar or street cart salad. The chef is preparing classic and vegan ceviche, carrot tacos, chicken tinga and carne asada tacos. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner service from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. NUEVA is available for takeout and delivery on Toast. 822 Washington Blvd., (310)747-6050.
Easter brunch at Conservatory
Executive Chef Victor Munoz is preparing staff-served culinary stations, bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys and a live DJ in the beautiful open-air Conservatory setting. The special event on April 17 is $100 per adult and $40 for children 10 years and under. Highlights include petit tres leches French toast, Guajillo chilaquiles, oysters on the half shell, a carving station and chocolate hazelnut beignets. Reservations can be made via Resy with three seatings available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. 8289 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)654-0020.
Lilly Rose Spring High Tea & Highballs
During the months of April and May, indulge in fragrant floral flavor tea, along with light bites and pastries, at The Wayfarer DTLA. Besides exotic tea, the menu also offers one-of-a-kind cocktails, or guests can create their own highball with a selection of spirits. The cost is $50 per person. 813 Flower St., (213)285-4443.
Chef Gaggan Anand takes over E.P. & L.P.
On April 20, a one night only pop-up will be open with street food-style bites and drinks by chef Gagga Anand with E.P. & L.P.’s Monty Koludrovic and Nick Russo. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. sip an iconic Singapore Sling cocktail, beer or glass of wine while enjoying views on the rooftop and eating creative Indian appetizers. Tickets are $99 per person. Walk-ins will be based on capacity. Reservations can be made at eplosangeles.com/gaggan. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)855-9955.
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