Easter in LA: Best brunch spots, egg hunts and things to do
Here's your guide to celebrating Easter in LA, where you'll find egg hunts—with prizes for kids and adults—the Easter bunny and brunches with bottomless mimosas.
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Revel in spring's lush blooms with Easter Brunch at Descanso Gardens. The top toques from Patina are preparing the holiday meal, which includes a pancake bar with an assortment of toppings and a carvery with upscale takes on traditinal fare such as lavender-honey glazed ham. And it wouldn't be Easter without a dazzling array of sweets; enjoy mini cupcakes, cake pops, "Easter Egg" chocolate pots de crème and macarons. Reservations are required.
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It's an Easter event that will make you and your kin eggs-tra hoppy. The Pub at Golden Road Brewing will be hosting Deschutes' traveling beer barrel for an afternoon of pints and candy. While the little ones are scouring the lawn for the candy-filled eggs, the adults get the full treatment: pints for $7 and specialty flights for $8. They will be pairing food from the pub all day including pretzels with Deschutes River Ale, quinoa with Chainbreaker White IPA, a Southwest burger with Red Chair NWPA and a ribs platter with Hop Henge IPA.
This isn't just Easter, but the end of Pascua that we're celebrating, and Tortilla Republic is preparing a special feast for the occasion. Celebrate Holy Week with Mexican brunch and egg-centric breakfast entrées including a flaky Machego black pepper scone with poached eggs and huevos divorciados topped with eggs and chopped applewood-smoked bacon. Bottomless mimosas allow for plenty of toasts to the trinity.
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Go all out at the Easter Celebration at Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills. Chef Scott Conant's decadent buffet spread will include polenta waffles, leg of lamb and eggs made to order from the kitchen. Kids will enjoy more than a traditional Easter egg hunt; activities in the gardens will also include Easter bag decorating, crafts, cookie decorating and face painting. Parents will be jazzed about the Golden Easter Egg Hunt, too—kids ages 12 and under can find not only candy in the eggs, but also goodies like hotel stays, Scarpetta gift certificates and Spa Montage treatments.
LA Live is giving a nod to all aspects of Easter at this large-scale, kid-centered event. A holiday mass with a special children's program will be held at Nokia Plaza LA Live, followed by a free Easter egg hunt for kids ages 1-6. Stick around for pictures with the Easter bunny, balloon artists, arts and crafts, face painting and prizes.
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Tinseltown's buzzworthy pub the Pikey is serving a proper British Brunch and Holiday Dinner, sure to make expats feel right at home. Local, organic versions of traditional favorites like crumpets with clotted cream and curry on toast with fried duck egg will be served for brunch, while dinner hews even closer to home with baked ham or roasted lamb served with signature roasted duck fat potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding. The Pikey's daily gastropub menu will be on offer as well. Accompany your meal with a glass of Sunday house red or white wine for just $5.
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