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Easter is typically a time to gather with friends and family; however, this year, as social distancing is in place and sheltering from home has become the norm, L.A. restaurants are making it easier to celebrate.
Santa Monica’s Elephante will serve an Easter dinner for four with 48-hour advance ordering required. The meal features roasted lamb shoulder, potato and vegetables plus a Little Gem salad and mint salsa verde. The restaurant will also have its tomato-braised lamb with potato gnocchi as an à la carte option as well.
Over at Clementine, order ahead for more traditional takeout options whether serving Easter brunch or dinner. For brunch, order the egg strata to pick up and cook at home or the full-size quiche, plus a breakfast basket and pastries including scones and biscuits and holiday sides including potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and asparagus. For sweeter options, Easter cupcakes and carrot cake cupcakes are on offer as are bake-at-home shortbread cookies, tarts and pies. The Easter menu will be available for pickup at the Century City location April 11 and hot cross buns (available in raw, bake-from-home form as well) will be available Good Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11.
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills will be offering a three-course Easter brunch to-go with two sides. Starters including avocado and snow pea lettuce cups or broccoli and kale with soft-boiled eggs salad and entrees choices include ham, salmon, parmesan-crusted chicken. Pick from sides like mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms or grilled asparagus as well as chocolate cake, dark chocolate ganache or toasted marshmallow meringue for dessert.
Lawry’s Prime Rib will have traditional individual prime rib dinners plus family-style meals including the au jus, horseradish and salad, and all the fixings including bread, creamed spinach, creamed corn, gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Takeout options also include Chilean sea bass with sunchoke puree.
Irish pub Tam O’Shanter is also touting a takeout Easter menu, which includes corned beef with all the fixings, serving groups up to 14 people. Other offerings include lamb shoulder.
For a Mexican take on Easter brunch, Madre is offering mezcal mimosas, champagne bottles and frosé to go in addition to Oaxacan breakfast bowls and omelets. There’s also a brunch family pack for four.
Known for handmade pastas and wood-fired pizzas, Beverly Boulevard’s Della Terra will offer an Easter brunch to go with a complementary glass of wine for orders more than $30. Similarly, if Italian brunch is what you’re seeking, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele will have a special four-course Easter menu. Antipasti include Easter cake and salami with ricotta, then choose between ravioli or baked pasta, and between baked lamb and potatoes or roast beef. For dessert, the Hollywood spot is serving up a Neapolitan pastiera tart. The entire meal is available for curbside, no-contact pickup all day Easter Sunday.
Another Italian Easter dinner option is from Scopa Italian Roots, which will has have an Easter Roast Dinner with a roast, mashed potatoes, root vegetables, yeast rolls and sticky toffee pudding. Chef Antonia Lofaso’s meal serves four to five guests and must be picked up by Satuday as the restaurant is closed on Easter Sunday.
Over in the Palisades, The Draycott is serving up a special Easter lunch menu. Preorders must be in by Friday at noon for pick up or delivery on Sunday. The menu includes English pea dip, red wine braised lamb shank, vegetarian quiche, organic roast chicken and housemade casarecce pasta, among other items.
Malibu Beach Inn’s Carbon Beach Club restaurant will also offer an Easter takeout menu. The three-course dinner comes with a salad, sides and choice of ham, beef or salmon plus a carrot cake for dessert.
The Polo Lounge‘s traditional Easter dinner serves four people and comes with hot cross buns and tortilla soup plus a choice of two main dishes, three sides and two desserts. The mains include stuffed lamb leg with rosemary and garlic, baked ham, grilled Delmonico steak, among other options, and sides include truffled mac and cheese, marinated beet salad, sesame glazed carrots, and creamed corn. Desserts on offer are strawberry rhubarb crumble, carrot cake, New York cheesecake and chocolate silk pie.
If setting up an Easter egg hunt at home is how you’re celebrating this year, Wally’s Wines has Pump Street chocolate eggs in a variety of single origin flavors.
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