Orange County Easter Dining
Easter is right around the corner and I have compiled a round-up of some great places to dine! Please check back daily as new places are always being added.
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort | Laguna Beach, CA
This Easter, celebrate with family and friends as the waves roll in at Splashes Restaurant. The award-winning restaurant offers not only stunning ocean views, but an exquisite brunch menu designed by Executive Chef David Fuñe. Selections include Lobster Bisque or Lightly Smoked Sea Scallops to start and the Petite Filet & Dungeness Crab Risotto or a Colorado Rack of Lamb among other entrees. Brunch is offered from 12-3.
True Food Kitchen | Newport Beach, CA
For a menu full of healthy and delicious springtime dishes, families can head to the beautiful outdoor patio at True Food Kitchen. This Easter Sunday, the Newport Beach restaurant will add two holiday specials to the already popular brunch menu, including a Grilled Idaho Trout with asparagus, spinach, fennel, capers, lemon and garlic, and Organic Strawberries and Shortcake served with house made Vanilla Whipped Cream. Other brunch menu favorites include the always scrumptious Quinoa Johnny Cakes with banana, maple syrup and greek yogurt and the newly added Strawberry Chopped with snap pea, fennel, goat cheese, walnut and balsamic vinaigrette, among many others. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information call 949-644-2400
The Melting Pot | Irvine, CA Fondue lovers can spring into Easter at The Melting Pot Irvine and Brea location for a family-style Easter Brunch served on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. In the spirit of holiday giving, 5% of the proceeds from both days will be donated to Irvine Public Schools Foundation and Brea Education Foundation. Guests will be treated to a four-course Endless Fondue menu that features a fine selection of sweet and savory cheeses and chocolates. The Melting Pot will be open early at 11am, with Endless Fondue for $38 per person from 11am – 3pm, or $45 per person from 3pm – Close.
Guests will be treated to a four-course Endless Fondue menu that features a fine selection of sweet and savory cheeses and chocolates, endless salads and entrées.
Children ages 5 to 12 years old are $14 all day. A special appearance and photo opportunity with The Easter Bunny will take place at The Melting Pot Brea from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A fun and interactive kids’ holiday cookie decorating demo will take place at both locations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Melting Pot has two locations in Orange County: The Melting Pot Brea, located at 375 W. Birch Street, (714) 671-6000; and The Melting Pot Irvine, located at 2646 Dupont Dr., (949) 955-3242. Reservations are recommended.
Marie Callender’s | SoCal Locations
TAKE HOME FEASTS
Marie Callender’s offers the convenience of a complete Easter/Spring feast to enjoy at home. Marie Callender’s continues to offer whole meals starting at just $49.99. Feasts offerings include:
- Ham Feast ($99.99) – A bone-in spiral cut quarter ham and chipotle-pineapple glaze topping with feast trimmings. Serves up to 6 people.
- Turkey Feast ($99.99) – A delicious oven roasted turkey breast with all the feast trimmings. Serves up to 6 people.
· The Ultimate Whole Turkey Feast ($119.99) – A whole roasted turkey with all of the feast trimmings. Serves up to 8 people.
- Ham and Turkey Combo Feast ($139.99) – A roasted turkey breast and bone-in spiral cut quarter ham with chipotle-pineapple glaze topping and all the feast trimmings. Serves up to 8 people.
- The Ultimate Whole Turkey & Ham Feast ($149.99) – A whole roasted turkey, bone-in spiral cut quarter ham and chipotle-pineapple glaze topping. Serves up to 8 people.
- Brunch Feast ($49.99) – Perfect for an Easter brunch, this feast includes eight freshly baked muffins, two 9” classic quiches, seasonal fruit, whipped topping all packaged and ready to go. Serves up to 10 people.
DINE-IN ON EASTER
If cooking isn’t in your future, Marie Callender’s offers a complete in-restaurant Easter Brunch or Easter Ham Dinner. Easter brunch includes a selection of traditional brunch items along with coffee and orange juice. The Easter Ham Dinner includes ham with pineapple sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh vegetables and cornbread. Prices and participation may vary by location.
Ways & Means |Orange, CA
Sunday’s brunch will be a three-course prix fixe, and will be served from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $25.00 per person. Brunchgoers can enjoy items such as smoked deviled eggs with salmon mousse, blueberry pancakes with brüléed banana, and a housemade chocolate brownie, served with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter mousse and raspberry coulis.
Easter dinner is a three-course prix fixe as well, and is served from 5 – 9 p.m. for $45.00 per person. The menu features delectable dishes including creamy lobster bisque with avocado crème fraîche, seared Scottish salmon with confit of heirloom tomato and citrus peppercorn butter, and Fuji apple cobbler with a caramel bacon glaze.
For more information call (714) 516-1800
Fig & Olive |Newport Beach, CA
This Easter Sunday, April 20, FIG & OLIVE and Executive Chef Pascal Lorange invite family and friends to celebrate the Pascal holiday in the heart of the California Riviera with a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu ($40). To be enjoyed in the restaurant’s dining rooms or al fresco in the Garden Lounge, the menu is comprised of signature brunch items as well as Roasted Rack of Lamb, befitting the occasion For more information call 212.924.1200
The Island Hotel | Newport Beach Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate Easter with family and friends and enjoy a lavish champagne brunch buffet in the coastal setting of Island Hotel’s luxurious ballroom, complete with a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! As the sounds of live jazz music fill the room, guests are invited to enjoy popular brunch favorites, including a build-your-own pancake bar, elegant carving station, made-to-order eggs and omelets, and chilled seafood bar. $85 per adult, $29 per child ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended.
For more information visit (949) 759-0808
Oak Creek Golf Club | Irvine, CA
Al Fresco Easter Brunch Sunday, April 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This Easter, let us treat your family to a traditional brunch celebration as you dine al fresco at the secluded and serene location of Oak Creek Café. Take in the picturesque natural setting as you sip mimosas and savor Chef Eric’s brunch favorites including made-to-order omelets, waffles and pancakes with fresh berries and whipped cream, and a carving station with classic spiral ham and slow-roasted prime rib. Capture the memory of your Easter celebration with a complimentary family photo to take home. $47 per adult, $20 per child ages 5-11, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas, champagne, coffee, juice and sodas. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity.
For More information call 949.653-5300
Traditional Easter Brunch
Amidst Pacific Ocean panoramas, the little ones delight in an Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny visits, face painting and balloon shaping on the picturesque Rotunda Lawn. In Mar Vista’s grand ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray presents traditional brunch favorites, with California and Tuscan accents.
$115* per adult, $55* per child ages 5-12, and complimentary for children under age 5.
Easter at Andrea
In addition to award-winning traditional Northern Italian cuisine and fine wines, Andrea presents traditional Easter cuisine with a prix fixe lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a la carte Easter dinner specials beginning at 5 p.m.
$115* per adult and $60* per child for lunch
Easter at Pelican Grill
Chef Derek creates a special selection of Easter a la carte dishes, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as Easter dinner specials and a featured lounge menu available from 3 to 10 p.m.
$110* per adult and $50* per child
Easter at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Chef Micah creates an extraordinary breakfast buffet, available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and special a la carte Easter dinner specials.
$55* per adult and $26* per child ages 5-12 for breakfast/brunch buffet, and complimentary for children under age 5.
At the Caffè, Pastry Chef Jeff presents traditional and modern Easter treats. Surprise your loved ones with artistic chocolates, colorful macaroons, fruity tarts, classic cookies, delectable confections, exquisite European pastries, mouthwatering sorbets and seasonal gelatos. Custom cakes and desserts may be ordered in advance upon request.
Call (855) 315-8214 for more information.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse | Various Locations
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar announces the return of its annual three-course Easter Sunday brunch. Enjoy classic brunch favorites for $39.95 per guest and a special three-course menu for kids under 12. In addition, each party will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit.