Celebrate Easter In L.A.: Brunches, Bunnies, Entertainment and More

LA LIVE EASTEREASTER IN L.A.

L.A. LIVE EASTER CELEBRATION April 4. L.A. Live offers children the opportunity to pictures with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt (children 1-6), a balloon artist, face painting and arts & crafts. noon-2:30 p.m. free. RSVP 213.493.4329 or jesse@livechurchla.com

BIG BUNNY'S SPRING FLINGBIG BUNNY’S SPRING FLING April 2-4. The Los Angeles Zoo’s annual three-day event, Big Bunny’s Spring Fling, features bunny related crafts and activities including the Be-A-Bunny Ear Craft and Funny Bunny Face Painting. Children can also pet fuzzy wuzzy bunnies and plant their own carrot seeds to take home. In addition (for a nominal fee), Big Bunny will be available for souvenir photos. Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) freeways, 5333 Zoo Drive, L.A., 323.644.4200 Map T23 lazoo.org

EASTER AT ROYAL/TEASTER AT ROYAL/T April 4. Royal/T offers an à la carte brunch all day with a complimentary craft garden for kids. This interactive activities workshop corner will be for parents and children to participate in three different workshops including bunny ears-making, yarn flowers, and Easter egg-decorating from noon-3 p.m.. Royal/T also hosts L.A.-based artist Lyman Sebastian Tillinger for an exclusive viewing of his Ukrainian-inspired Easter egg masterpieces which he will create and display on-site. The decorating of these vibrant and stunning Easter eggs is a traditional Ukrainian holiday craft that was passed down to him from his own mother. 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.559.6300. www.royal-t.org

EASTER BRUNCH BY GORDON RAMSAYEASTER BRUNCH BY GORDON RAMSAY April 4. Dine al fresco on the Hampton Court, with panoramic views of the Sunset Strip and L.A. skyline. Brunch offers fresh bakeries, artisanal and farmhouse cheeses, omelette station, sushi bar, hot carving stations, pastry table and more. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $85 (price includes free-flow champagne, mimosa and Bloody Mary’s. London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.358.7788 Map H11 www.thelondonwesthollywood.com/gordon_ramsay

EASTER BRUNCH AT J RESTAURANT & LOUNGEEASTER BRUNCH AT J RESTAURANT & LOUNGE April 4. Find outdoor brunch on the patio and an easter egg hunt for the kids. Traditional brunch menu offered with specials: Petit Maine lobster gratin served with micro greens and sweet potato friends (reservation only, please call the restaurant); Grilled German wurst plate served with rosemary mustard sauce, mashed potatoes and house made sauerkraut. Kids can dine on Niman Ranch beef sliders served with Kennebec fries and a trio of aioli, or mini chocolate chip pancakes served with hot cocoa or dark chocolate milk. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. J Restaurant & Lounge 1119 S. Olive St., downtown, 213.746.7746 Map I16 www.jloungela.com

EASTER AT CHAYAEASTER AT CHAYA April 4. CHAYA invites Angelenos to enjoy a special three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch menu at one of three locations in L.A. At CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills: The CHAYA Classic Tuna Tartare, Cinnamon Roll French Toast with Farmer’s Market Berry Compote, Grilled Free-Range Chicken Breast with Apple & Fourme d’Ambert. CHAYA Venice: Spring Jumbo Crispy Asparagus with Romesco Salsa, Roasted Beet Wedge Salad with Bacon, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Blue Cheese Dressing, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes. CHAYA Downtown: Avocado, Grapefruit, and Shaved Fennel Salad; Flash-Seared Albacore Carpaccio with Yuzu Pepper Sauce; Sliced New York Steak with Wild Arugula, Poached Egg, and Truffle Vinaigrette. For diners 12 and under each CHAYA Restaurant provides a two-course brunch menu. 8741 Alden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.859.8833; 525 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.236.9577; 110 Navy St., Venice, 310.396.1179 Map I11, H16, M8

EASTER AT CAT AND THE FIDDLEEASTER AT CAT AND THE FIDDLE April 2. Come early or late to celebrate Easter at the Cat and Fiddle. Their brunch, starting at 11:30 a.m., offers traditional Pot Roast and Yorkshire Pudding, Mimosa special for $3.50. Later on enjoy live jazz on the patio from 7-11 p.m., no cover. The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant and Pub,
6530 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.3800. www.thecatandfiddle.com

DISH BISTRO EASTER BRUNCH & BUBBLYDISH BISTRO EASTER BRUNCH & BUBBLY April 4. Dish celebrates Easter with a special brunch and bubbly menu offering bottles of Prosecco for only $15. Brunch specials, all priced a la carte, include Chef Job Carder’s signature made-from-scratch cuisine, including Wild Mushroom Omelets with house-made bacon, House-cured Lox and bagels, and Pain Perdu with house-made brioche. Pastry chef Kristin Ferguson will be baking up oven-fresh Banana Walnut Muffins and Cherry Cheesecake Danishes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dish Bistro & Bar, 53 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.795.5546. www.dishbistroandbar.com

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