8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present Mother’s Day at Lucques, a.o.c. and Tavern on Sunday, May 8 with exceptional brunch and dinner menus designed for feasting and celebrating. Each venue offers a diversity of dishes, all representative of the signature style of James Beard Foundation award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and an environment where Angelenos can choose the seasonal menu and setting that best fits their personal taste.
LUCQUES, with its cozy decor of brick, wood beams, and newly renovated garden was the originally rustic carriage house of the Harold Lloyd Estate. Today it is the flagship restaurant opened in 1998 by Suzanne and Caroline. Lucques offers an inviting surrounding for a special Mother’s Day Sunday Supper highlighting the best in season from the weekly Spring Farmers’ Market, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza. Pricing is $45 person.
a.o.c. will offer their weekend brunch menu on Mother’s Day. Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Adam Cherney, served on their iconic patio or in the vibrant dining room with the communal table available for walk in guests, it is one of the best brunches in the city. The à la carte menu includes Vanilla Bean French Toast with Mixed Berry Compote, Marcona Butter & Crème Fraîche Whip; A.O.C. Brioche with Melted Gruyère, Frisée, Prosciutto & Sunny-Side Up Egg; Spanish Fried Chicken and Cornmeal Waffle with Jamon Butter & Maple Syrup; Wood-Oven Baked Eggs with Chickpeas, Cavolo Nero, Tomato Confit, Feta & Sumac; Focaccia Sandwich of Roast Turkey, Mozzarella, Green Harissa, Avocado & Castelvetranos; Salad Of Flaked Albacore Tuna, Lemongrass Sambal, Raw Bok Choy & Mizuna; and The A.O.C. Burger with Manchego, Romesco Aïoli & Balsamic Onions. For dinner, families can begin the meal sharing the Vintner’s Plate with Rillettes, Cheese, Cured Meats, Pickles, Roasted Grapes & Grilled Toast; and add one of many dishes – including the new Lamb Kibbeh Nayeh with Fenugreek Yogurt, Harissa & Lavash or Grilled Baby Leeks with Baked Ricotta, Fava Purée, Sun Dried Tomato & Black Olive. Already classic dishes are the Spanish Fried Chicken with Romesco Aïoli & Chili-Cumin Butter; Braised Short Rib with Carrot, Sugar Snaps & Mustard Cream; and Soft Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Mascarpone, Gremolata & Swiss Chard. Larger platters to share include a Grilled Whole Fish with Coconut Rice, Bok Choy, Lemon Grass Sambal & Peanuts; and the house favorite –Roasted Chicken “Ode To Zuni” with Panzanella, Fennel & Green Olives. Prices for small plates range from $10 – $19; platters to share are priced $32 to $52.
In Brentwood there is Tavern, a chic space boasting a glass roofed atrium and sumptuous bar with deep cushioned seating, inviting leisurely California/Mediterranean dining and conversation in this stylish Westside neighborhood. For Mother’s Day brunch, Tavern will be serving their à la carte menu with Larder Baking Company pastries, savory egg dishes, main courses and child-friendly dishes. Dinner selections prepared by Chef de Cuisine Amy Deaderick include Little Gems with Green Goddess, Avocado, Cilantro, Macrons and Cara Cara; Lamb Meatballs With Currants with Pine Nuts and Feta; main courses of Ricotta Gnocchi with Asparagus, Spinach, Maitakes, Parmesan & Breadcrumbs; Scallops with Pecorino Pudding, Saffron Peas, Morels & Gremolata; Grilled Salmon with Barbara’s Greens, Buttermilk & Meyer Lemon-Green Olive Salsa; and Lamb Shank with Harissa Tahini, Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas and Cucumber Yogurt. To be shared for two are a Grilled Whole Branzino with Fennel, Citrus & Spinach Soubise and a 32 oz Bone-In Ribeye with Chimichurri, Fingerlings & Arugula. For Dessert, try Tavern’s Beignets with Almond Cream, Meyer Lemon Compote and White Chocolate Almond Drags or Creamsicle Coupe Vanilla Kulfi with Blood Orange Sorbet and Brown Sugar Pizzelle. Prices Range from $8-$24 for brunch and $10-$65 for dinner dishes.
All three venues will showcase wines curated by Caroline Styne, classic and custom cocktails created by Head Barman Christiaan Rollich and desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Sahar Shomali.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Lucques: dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
a.o.c.: brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tavern: brunch 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
8474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069
8700 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
11648 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA
10:00am to 2:00pm
Seating for Mother’s Day brunch begins at 10 am through 2 pm. Cost is $119 per adult; $59 for children ages 5-12; complimentary for children 4 and under. Reservations are essential.
Please visit www.culinarestaurant.com or please call (310) 860-4000 for reservations.
Mother’s Day Brunch 2016 - May 8
Breakfast and Eggs
· Organic hens eggs cooked any style
· Omelet with choice of condiments
· Canadian bacon Benedict will Hollandaise
· Smoked salmon Benedict with dill Mousseline
· Corn Beef Hash and poached egg
Apple smoked bacon, chicken and apple sausages or home- made turkey sausages
· Belgium vanilla waffles made to order with a selection of toppings:
Chocolate shavings, whipped cream, red berry compote, maple syrup, pomegranate syrup, chocolate sauce, dulce de leche
· Mini Waffles with fried chicken tenders and spicy honey
Fresh berry compote
· A selection of mini Viennoiseries, muffins and Danish pastries
· A selection of Toasts and bagels
· A selection of sliced seasonal fruits and berries
Farmers Market Salad Station:
Smoked Salmon and Dill Quiche
Truffled Romaine and Kale Caesar with Roasted Chicken
Cucumbers with Champagne Vinegar, Pickled Yellow Onion and Dill
Roasted Quinoa with Cucumber, Tomato, Parsley, Lemon
Antioxidant Salad with Black Kale, Dark Berries, Bee Pollen, Goji, Pomegranate, Pumpkin Seeds
Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, Goat Cheese, Citrus, Herbs
Purple Potatoes, Peas, Sugar Snaps, Pea Tendrils, Lemon
Roasted Candy striped and Golden Beets, Orange, Shallot, Humbolt Fog, Mint
Cherry Heirloom Tomato, Bocconcini, Pesto, Petit Basil
Ahi Tuna, Watermelon Radish, Tatsoi, Spring Onion, Sesame-Orange Vinaigrette
Selection of Artisan California cheese
Crackers and condiments
Sushi and Seafood station
Selection of Nigiri Sushi and Rolls with condiments
Alaskan crab claws, chilled shrimp, Oysters, Green lip mussels and steamed clams
Seared tuna with wasabi Mayonnaise
Cambridge House smoked salmon, traditional garnishes.
Cocktail sauce, Mayonnaise and Lemon Aioli
Dim Sum station
A selection of steamed and fried Dim Sum with traditional sauces and condiments
Roasted Prime Rib, Natural jus, horseradish cream or grain mustard
Honey Glazed smoked ham
Slow roasted leg and Shoulder of lamb, mint sauce and natural jus
Roasted quails with citrus and violet artichokes
Mushroom Ravioli with organic mushrooms, asparagus and sautéed pea shoots
Crab and Lobster cakes with Thai red curry sauce
Seared Halibut fillet with fresh peas, asparagus and parmesan cream
Jidori Chicken and spring vegetables pot pie
Heritage grain and root vegetables
Santa Monica’s Farmers market glazed spring vegetables
Buttermilk whipped Yukon gold potatoes
Assorted vegetable crudités with dips, Mini Cheese Burgers, Cheese and tomato grilled cheese, organic buttermilk chicken tenders, honey mustard dip, tater tots, macaroni and cheese, Jello with fruit, peanut butter-jelly sandwiches, ham and American cheese finger sandwiches, cup cakes
House made doughnuts from the machine with assorted toppings
House made gelato and sorbets, sugar cones
A large selection of delicious mini French pastries
Chocolate fondue Station
10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
On Mother’s Day, Craft will offer a special brunch menu from 11am-2pm and also serve their a la carte dinner menu from 5-9pm.
Craft's Mother’s Day brunch menu from chef de cuisine Drew Gavalla and pastry chef Shannon Swindle is priced at $65/person and includes assorted pastries with a second course served for the table, including pea tendrils with lemon & ricotta, quinoa with berries & mint and gravlax with everything cracker and fingerling potato. Guests have a choice of main course, ranging from huevos rancheros with heirloom beans and queso fresco to flatiron steak with artichoke spätzle and tomato. A selection of seasonal sides will also be offered.
9200 W. Sunset Blvd. , West Hollywood , CA
11:00am to 2:30pm
From Executive Chef Jose Melendez, offerings include a selection of BOA’s signature appetizers, a raw seafood bar, egg and carving stations, a taco bar, and a dessert table and special crepe station featuring Vanilla Crepes with Chantilly cream and choice of strawberry chocolate or banana caramel sauce.
Menu highlights outlined below.
BOA’s Signature Appetizers
Mini Crab Cakes, grilled hearts of palms salad, Cajun remoulade
Mini Goat Cheese Baklava, pistachios, honey
Raw Seafood Bar
East And West Coast Oysters, lime cocktail sauce, red wine mignonette
Snow Crab Claws, tarragon aioli
Smoked Salmon Display, caper berries, sliced red onions, garlic herb chees, bagel chips
Two Eggs Any Style with choice of vegetable, meat, and cheese additions
Quiche Loraine, bacon, caramelized onions, gruyere cheese
The Carving Station
Signature 40-Day Dry Aged New York Striploin, creamy horseradish, BOA’s J1 sauce
House Smoked Turkey Breast, turkey gravy, spiced cranberry chutney
Marinated Steak, Chicken, or Shrimp | blue and white corn tortillas, onions, grilled scallions, pickled and grilled jalapenos, sour cream, cheddar cheese, cilantro, radish, red and green salsa
Black Currant Scones, English double crème and strawberry preserves
Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, sweet tart crust and strawberry rhubarb compote
Italiano Italiano, butter cake, mascarpone crème patisserie, poached apricot, italian butter cream
506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90071
11:00am to 5:00pm
MOTHER’S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH BUFFET
Celebrate the extraordinary Mom in your life and delight in a splendid buffet with complimentary sparkling wine, amidst the grandeur of the Crystal Ballroom.
11am to 3pm
$62 per adult; $28 per child (ages 4-11). Subject to tax and gratuity.
Reservations highly recommended at: 213.612.1562
MOTHER’S DAY TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA
Experience a unique Traditional Afternoon Tea among the opulent décor of the legendary Biltmore, including amuse bouche, delectable canape, freshly baked scones and delicate pastries, a glass of prosecco, and a choice of premium teas.
2 to 5pm
$45 per person.
Subject to tax and gratuity.
Reservations highly recommended at: 213.612.1562
909 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
On Sunday, May 8th, at American Tea Room in the Arts District, the tea shop and café will be offering its newly launched American Tea Service featuring a selection of tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, all day for $35. For the first time ever, they will also be accepting reservations over the phone, but walk-ins are always welcome. In addition to the more than 200 rare and global teas and specialty tea drinks, moms can sip on champagne for an additional $12 while enjoying items like the Crème Fraiche Scone, Watercress Sandwich, Matcha Panna Cotta, and tea-infused petit fours and truffles.
2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067
11:30am to 3:00pm
InterContinental Los Angeles is hosting a spectacular brunch in the beautiful outdoor courtyard garden, 11:30am-3pm on Sunday, May 8th.
The restaurant will be serving all of your brunch favorites with a custom omelet creation station, a full seafood bar (shrimp, crab, oysters, clams, mussels), short rib and ribeye carving stations, a spring vegetable hash station, plus bottomless mimosas and a signature Mother’s Day cocktail. There will also be a delicious dessert station with bananas foster and a DIY short cake station that’s sure to satisfy mom’s sweet tooth.
Children are welcome and there will be a dedicated buffet just for them, with mini burgers, pasta, baked chicken tenders and crispy french fries. There will also be plenty of fun games and activities for the kids to enjoy, in addition to live music in the outdoor courtyard. Moms won’t leave empty handed, as the hotel is sending her off with a complimentary gift for her special day.
Prices are $79 adult (including bottomless mimosas) and $35 children. For reservations, please call (310) 284-6536.
611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA
Live Set from DJ Mean Mr. Mustard!
With its elaborate set pieces and otherworldly costumes, Roger Vadim’s 1968 camp classic practically pulses with the vibrancy of peak sci-fi psychedelia. A pre-Hanoi Jane Fonda is magnetic as the titular astronautical aviatrix who carries this bit of wacky, futuristic erotica to next-level adventuretime on a quest to rid the world of the Positronic Ray (it was the Cold War, people!) and spread pure love throughout the universe. Crossing intergalactic paths with a blind angel, silver-fanged babydolls and a certain sadomasochistic invention dubbed “the Excessive Machine,” our heroine moves from her entirely (yes, even the ceiling) shag-carpeted spaceship to the core of the 16th planet of Tau Ceti in no less than eight fab-u-lous costume changes. With perhaps the most seductive spacesuit strip this side of Alien, Barbarella’s charm will float you out of the theater on the wings of Pygar; its psych-lounge tunes will follow you home.
Dir. Roger Vadim, 1968, 35mm, 98 min.