There’s still slightly over a week to make brunch or dinner plans on April 4 for Easter Sunday. Though it’s the second round of celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection during the coronavirus pandemic, the difference in 2021 is a robust return to indoor dining at limited capacity, with warmer weather on the horizon. Spring has definitely sprung.
If feeling comfortable enough to dine sitting-down for cocktails accompanied by quiche or roasted chicken, there’s also also takeout dinners that include colorful sweets. Below is a roundup of where to feast on Easter Sunday in Southern California.
Pastel-colored donuts from Primo’s
Pasjoli Easter dinner
Chef Dave Beran’s takeout Easter dinner includes a roasted leg of lamb with jus, ratatouille, roasted potatoes, asparagus spring salad, hot cross buns, and carrot cake for $95 per person. Pasjoli’s pickup is Sunday, April 4th from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Order via Resy, and highly consider the extra pastry box with black tahini and almond rolls, lemon bars, and chocolate chip cookies for $25.
Easter dinner at Knife Pleat’s in Costa Mesa
Head out to South Coast Plaza for Knife Pleat’s three-course Easter dinner on April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Tony Esnault is serving a butter-poached lobster soup, radish carpaccio with Tokyo turnip, and choice of vegetable cocotte, ora king salmon, or grass-fed lamb loin, with dessert to follow. If to-go is preferred, there’s a three-course Easter menu for $65 per guest and $28 for children. Place orders on the Knife Pleat website.
Downtown’s Redbird celebrates Easter on April 4, where Chef Neal Fraser compiled a prix fixe brunch menu. Choose from the scotch egg duck sausage with mustard frill and roasted shallot confit for the first course, with main course options like the duck confit chilaquiles mole or the fried egg lamb belly hash. It’s $60 per person, and $19 per child. Reserve via Tock.
Brunch and cookie decorating from Huckleberry
Order Huckleberry’s Easter brunch or dinner menu before March 31 via the restaurant’s website, and pickup curbside on April 4. On the menu are options like a Niman Ranch ham quiche, blueberry cornmeal cake, or an organic herb-roasted chicken. Also on the menu is an Easter egg cookie decorating kit.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele’s Easter menu
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is doing Easter Napolitan-style for dine-in and takeout on April 4. Try the lasagna bianca, ravioli with squid ink, and New Zealand lamb chops. For dessert is a colorful Neapolitan tart with eggs, ricotta, and orange flower water.
Maple Block Meat Co. Easter package
Maple Block Meat Co.’s Easter packages feeds four to six people for $149, with dishes like smoked brisket, buttermilk biscuits, and whipped honey butter. Place orders before April 2 and pickup on April 4. Or, sit on their expanded patio and limited indoor dining area.