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2018 Orange County Easter Dining Guide

Easter is a time for families to come together and create memories that will last a lifetime with enjoying delicious cuisine. While there are many dining choices on Easter, these are our top picks of where to spend the holiday with your family.

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Easter Feast and Fashionable Fun in the Ballroom
Sunday, April 1; seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
For this holiday, it’s time to round up the family and hop over to Fashion Island Hotel for an Easter Feast and Fashionable Fun! They’re transforming the Ballroom into a colorful Easter wonderland with live entertainment, kids’ face painting and egg decorating, pictures with the Easter Bunny and a family photo to capture all the fun memories. The bountiful brunch buffet features favorites like made-to-order crepes, seasonal salads, tasty desserts and a selection of kids’ favorites. And what’s an Easter celebration without an egg-citing egg hunt on the front lawn?
$80 per adult, $20 for children ages five to 12. Children four years and under eat free. Pricing includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 949-760-4913.

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Easter Sunday Brunch at Oak Grill Fireside Patio
Sunday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
At Oak Grill’s Fireside Patio, Easter Sunday will be brimming with holiday brunch selections to make the Easter Bunny proud. Guests can start their morning by visiting the Build-Your-Own-Omelet station or the Pancake Bar. For seafood lovers, On The Water offers oysters, shrimp and a Build-Your-Own-Poke Station. There are plenty of straight-from-the-farm salads, as well as a Chef’s Carving Corner serving up meats and fish such as Herb Roasted Chicken and Whole Planked Salmon. Kids will love all the live-action stations, but there are chicken tenders, hot dogs and other favorites too. Easter means sweets, so brunch goers will be offered temptations including Vanilla Bean Cupcakes, Lemon Panna Cotta, Oreo Cheesecake and Strawberry Lemonade Cake. To quench holiday thirsts, Hydrate is pouring Bottomless Mimosas as part of the deal, and Bloody Marys and Margaritas at an additional charge.
$90 per adult and $25 for kids, ages five to 12. Children four years and under eat free. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. For reservations, book online or call 949-760-4920.

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Fleming’s at Fashion Island, Newport Beach will serve a three course Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The beautifully remodeled restaurant with an expansive patio is offering a special brunch menu with choices in each course and a children’s menu as well. Start with a featured cocktail: bacon & blue cheese Bloody Mary or Sonoma Sparkler–Fleming’s signature passion fruit mimosa, each priced at $8.95.

The exclusive prix fixe menu features an appetizer choice of lobster bisque, modern Caesar or housemade burrata salad. Entrée selections include Fleming’s signature eggs Benedict with filet mignon or crab cake; farm fresh veggie omelet; cinnamon apple brioche French toast with orange Chantilly cream; California style steak & eggs, grilled Ora King salmon Cobb salad or porcini-crusted filet mignon with beech mushrooms and gorgonzola cream sauce.

All entrées are served with Lyonnaise potatoes and pan-seared asparagus. For dessert, select from Tahitian vanilla bean crème brûlée, New York cheesecake with blueberry sauce or fresh berries & Chantilly cream.
Three-course brunch: $50 per adult, $16 per child (age 12 and under). Early reservations recommended. Fleming’s a la carte menu will also be available.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
455 Newport Center Dr., Fashion Island, Newport Beach
949.720.9633
Flemingssteakhouse.com

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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Easter Brunch 2018 – Menu Highlights

$94.00 adults | $74.00 seniors 65 and over | $34.00 kids 6-12 / kids 5 and under free
Unlimited champagne, coffee, tea and juice included
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Reservations: 714-845-4627

Corner Deli
chilled carrot-ginger soup with lemon crème fraiche, carrot top gremolata | hand harvested field greens, heirloom red quinoa, Persian cucumbers, marinated artichoke hearts, sweet yellow beets, sunflower sprouts, crumbled feta cheese, dried cherries, candied walnuts, croutons | charcuterie boards of cured and smoked meats, artisanal cheeses

Sea and River
seasoned jumbo shrimp, stone crab claws and fresh shucked oysters | local halibut ceviche | crab cakes hot off the griddle with spicy chipotle aioli, spring chive and lemon aioli

Rise and Shine Lane
gluten free muffins | omelets made to order | cage free scrambled eggs and cage free egg whites | traditional eggs benedict topped with a lemony hollandaise | buttermilk pancakes off the griddle with white chocolate whipped cream, chocolate chips, blackberry compote, vanilla marinated strawberries

Carved Butchers Block
fresh herb and pepper encrusted carved baron of beef with natural jus | honey and tangerine glazed Easter ham with maple whole grain mustard I| rosemary-garlic-mustard-lemon roasted leg of lamb and cucumber yogurt-mint sauce

Urban Italian
artichoke mascarpone ravioli, petite ratatouille, pesto cream sauce | lobster ravioli, spring pea shoots, snipped chives, saffron cream sauce

Dare to be Decadent
chocolate fountain | pound cake | rice krispy treats | gelato bar with seasonal offerings and traditional toppings | burnt sugar caramel flan with seasonal fruit | signature bread pudding with crème anglaise

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The Capital Grille
Sunday April 1, 2018 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; à la carte dinner menu until 9:00 p.m.
The Capital Grille will offer an exceptional three-course brunch with choices. Entrée selections include jumbo shrimp sautéed with bacon and white cheddar grits, lobster frittata with truffle hollandaise, bone-in dry aged NY strip with fried egg, 8 oz. filet mignon, and pan-seared salmon with citrus crab salad. Freshly squeezed juices, tea, coffee and soda are included. Endless mimosas or peach Bellinis can be added for $14. A special children’s brunch menu will be available.
$49 three-course prix fixe brunch, $15 children’s brunch 10 and under; à la carte menu priced per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
Full menu: https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/events/easter-brunch
For reservations please call 714.432.1140

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Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge
Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enjoy Leatherby’s three-course prix fixe Easter brunch. Entrée selections include tagliatelle Dungeness crab pasta, Colorado lamb sirloin, seared Scottish salmon and challah French toast with chicken apple sausage. A “Carrotini” specialty cocktail is $14.
Full menu: www.patinagroup.com/leatherbys-cafe-rouge/menu#Easter+Menu
$39 per adult, $19 per child 10 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity; menu subject to change)
For reservations please call 714.429.7640

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Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
Sunday, April 1, 2018 – brunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
This Easter partake in Royal Khyber’s Indian-inspired Sunday brunch buffet featuring a variety of appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, chef specials and the signature “DIY” Indian Nachos. Free flowing champagne can be added for $6.95. Adults $21.95, children under 10 $16.95.
Full menu: http://royalkhyber.com/menu/sunday-brunch/
For reservations please call 714.436.1010

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Seasons 52
Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (brunch served until 1 p.m.)
Join Seasons 52 for Easter brunch and enjoy chef creations such as smoked salmon flatbread, s52 eggs Benedict with poached lobster, brick-oven brioche French toast with whiskey-smoked brown sugar pecans, braised short rib hash, vegetable frittata and shakshuka with chorizo. Red wine sangria, champagne Bellinis, mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available by the glass or as endless sips for $14.90.
Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
Full menu: https://www.seasons52.com/menu-listing/brunch
For reservations please call 714.437.5252

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Water Grill
Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (brunch served until 3 p.m.)
Water Grill offers a brunch menu both Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend. Highlights include poached salmon rillettes; warm blueberry pancakes with lemon cream; house smoked Atlantic salmon with Shirley’s bagel; crab benedict; warm cinnamon rolls; and signature cocktails: “WG” Bloody Mary dressed with blackened shrimp and thick cut bacon, hibiscus agua fresca, Harry’s white peach Bellini and first class prosecco flight. Fresh raw and chilled seafood also available.
Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
Full menu: http://www.watergrill.com/menus/Water%20Grill%20SCP/WGSCPBrunch.pdf
For reservations please call 949.208.7060

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TAPS Fish House & Brewery
Sunday April 1, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join TAPS Fish House & Brewery for its spectacular Easter Sunday brunch buffet. The lavish display features seafood on ice; prime rib and baked ham carving stations; made-to-order omelets, pancakes and waffles; assorted charcuterie and cheese selections; freshly baked breads and breakfast pastries; a variety of TAPS signature dishes and other breakfast favorites plus a short order menu of breakfast specials that come hot from the kitchen. Save room for the decadent desert bar and interactive chocolate fountain. A choice of free-flowing Mimosas, bubbly or two craft beers are also included in the price of brunch. TAPS a la carte Sunday dinner service will be available from 4-10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

$44.95 per adult; $14.95 for children ages 3-10 (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
www.tapsfishhouse.com
13390 Jamboree Rd, Irvine Market Place 714.619.0404
101 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea Downtown 714.257.0101

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The Catch
Sunday April 1, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Catch will be open for Easter brunch with a bountiful buffet. Start with the freshest of seafood on ice such as oysters and shrimp. Breakfast favorites will include omelettes with guest’s choice of fillings, Belgian waffles with berries and create-your-own pasta, all made-to-order. The carving station will feature succulent prime rib and baked ham. A variety of fresh seasonal salads will be offered. End on a sweet note with a dessert bar and chocolate fountain with a variety of dippers. Includes free flowing Mimosas or bubbly, coffee or tea.

$44.95 per adult; $14.95 for children ages 3-10 (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
www.catchanaheim.com
2100 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim 714.935.0101

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Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Five Crowns on Sunday, April 1. Offering both Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Easter dinner from 4-8 p.m., experience world-class hospitality while indulging in special three-course menus featuring holiday favorites and classic accompaniments courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla.

Both brunch and dinner prix-fixe menus highlight succulent starters such as Lobster Bisque with crème fraîche and Pride of the Crowns salad with bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere and herbs de Provence dressing. Mouthwatering mains feature Crab Benedict with poached eggs, béarnaise and truffled potatoes on the brunch menu and Seared Salmon with leek soubise, zucchini, artichokes, dill and garlic chips on the dinner menu. Please your sweet tooth and choose from decadent dessert options including Meyer Lemon Beignets during brunch and Crème Brûlée with champagne berries at dinner.

EASTER BRUNCH
Starters (choose 1)
Little Gem Caesar
roasted cherry tomatoes, herb croutons, parmegiano

Pride of the Crowns
greens, bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere, herbs de Provence dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
cocktail sauce, lemon ($6 supplement)

Cauliflower Soup
crushed walnuts, parsley oil

Lobster Bisque
crème fraîche

Mains
French Toast
mascarpone cream, poached plums, breakfast potatoes, 28

Lamb Sandwich
feta spread, arugula, roasted red bell peppers, 30

Steak & Eggs
New York strip, egg, herbed butter, breakfast potatoes, 40

Crab Benedict
poached eggs, béarnaise, truffled potatoes, 32

Chilled Salmon Salad
cucumbers, shaved fennel, beets, Greek yogurt vinaigrette, 29

Frittata
spring peas, leeks, zucchini, pecorino, 28

Prime Ribs of Beef
prepared in our traditional manner, served with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and your choice of two: Lawry’s creamed corn, spinach, or mashed potatoes
Five Crowns Cut, 56
Henry VIII, 67

Desserts
Meyer Lemon Beignets
Meyer lemon curd, 12

C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae
vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whipped cream, 10

Carrot Cheesecake
maple walnut ice cream, carrots chips, carrot cake, 12

EASTER DINNER
Starters (choose 1)
Little Gem Caesar
roasted cherry tomatoes, herb croutons, parmegiano

Pride of the Crowns
greens, bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere, herbs de Provence dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
cocktail sauce, lemon ($6 supplement)

Cauliflower Soup
crushed walnuts, parsley oil

Lobster Bisque
crème fraîche

Mains
Colorado Lamb Chops
Stilton mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, lamb jus, 59

Seared Salmon
leek soubise, zucchini, artichokes, dill, garlic chips, 42

Bricked Jidori Chicken
blue lake green beans, cipollini onion, duck fat roasted potatoes, pan jus, 40

Spring Mushroom & Pea Risotto
pea tendrils, parmigiano, soft egg, 34

Grilled Filet Mignon
asparagus, Stilton mashed potatoes, truffled bordelaise, 56

Beef Wellington
mushroom duxelle, spinach, truffled bordelaise, 58

Prime Ribs of Beef
prepared in our traditional manner, served with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and your choice of two: Lawry’s creamed corn, spinach, or mashed potatoes
Five Crowns Cut, 56
Henry VIII, 67

Desserts
Crème Brûlée
seasonal berries, 12

C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae
vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whipped cream, 10

Carrot Cheesecake
maple walnut ice cream, carrots chips, carrot cake, 12

TIME:
Easter Brunch: Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Easter Dinner: Sunday, April 1, 4–8 p.m.

WHERE:
Five Crowns, 3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

PRICE:
Brunch: $38–$85

Dinner: $44–$85

*Beverages, tax and tip additional.

To make a reservation, please visit http://lawrysonline.com/five-crowns or call 949.760.0331.

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CHA CHA’S LATIN KITCHEN — Brea & Irvine
Celebrate Easter Sunday with live Latin music and bottomless mimosas at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. The popular dining spot in Brea Downtown and The Irvine Market Place will open at 10:30 am for Easter Sunday, offering a two-course brunch special with a glass of champagne for $24, with the option to add bottomless mimosas for $10. Like the entire menu, the brunch specials are made-from-scratch with quality, seasonal ingredients, including sustainably-caught seafood, wood-fired meats, and local organic produce. Entrees include the popular Huevos Rancheros, served with two farm-fresh eggs, layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces. Cha Cha’s menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style. Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen is located at 13126 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602 and 110 W Birch St #7, Brea, CA 92821. For more information, visit www.chachaslatinkitchen.com.

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OLD VINE CAFE — Costa Mesa
Since opening nearly 10 years ago, Old Vine Café remains a favorite contemporary dining destination in Orange County. The wine-driven concept located at THE CAMP retail and entertainment center, offers seasonally driven menus and an extensive and thoughtfully curated wine list in an elegantly casual atmosphere. For Easter Brunch, OVC will be offering their breakfast/brunch menu from 9 am – 3 pm. Highlights include Rabbit Mole (Braised Rabbit, 2 Eggs, Pasilla & Cashew Mole, Fresh-Baked Corn Bread) and Caramel Apple French Toast (Freshly Baked & garnished with a Caramel and Chocolate Swirl). Easter Brunch will be first come, first serve. For more information visit www.oldvinecafe.com or call (714) 545-1411. Old Vine Cafe is located at 2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

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THE BLIND PIG KITCHEN + BAR – Rancho Santa Margarita
The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar serves up shareable gourmet American cuisine, by Executive Chef Karl Pfleider, with an expansive selection of craft beers and specialty craft cocktails, by Bar Manager Ryan Autry. For Easter Sunday this year, dine al fresco on the lakefront patio with friends and family. Chef Karl will be serving a special Easter Brunch menu, which will pair perfectly with a craft cocktail or local beer. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit www.theblindpigoc.com.

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WAYS & MEANS OYSTER HOUSE — Huntington Beach
For those hoping to celebrate Easter oceanfront, Ways & Means Oyster House is the perfect place for a seafood brunch. Located inside the luxury shopping and dining center, Pacific City, Ways & Means offers sweet and savory brunch specials, ocean views and bottomless mimosas. Specials include Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Jumbo Lump Crab Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo and Egg Tacos. This Easter Sunday, brunch will be offered from 10am-3pm, with reservations highly recommended.

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AVEO Table + Bar
1 Monarch Beach Resort N
Dana Point, CA 92629

This bountiful Easter brunch buffet features a seafood bar, omelet station, fresh pasta made to order, a carvery and much more!
· April 1, 2018 (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
· $139 per Adult, includes glass of Monarch Beach Resort sparkling wine
$59.00 per Child (12 years and younger) | Reservations required
· *Prices exclusive of tax and gratuities.

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