Restaurants in the Studio City area are mostly all open on Easter Sunday, but only a few are having special menus. Here's some top picks:
Pinot Bistro: The three course extensive Easter Brunch menu at this sophisticated Studio City french bistro crosses breakfast and lunch offerings with choices such as smoked salmon and potato chive dauphine, beet salad, asparagus veloute, tuna nicoise, brioche bread pudding french toast, eggs benedict, croque monseiur or madame, bistro steak, pane cotta and profiteroles. Served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $34, Children 12 and under, $16.
The Bistro Garden: It’s a three course champagne brunch at this classic Studio City restaurant that includes complementary champagne or mimosas and assorted breads and pastries. Choices include lobster bisque, butter lettuce with bay shrimp, avocado and citrus vinaigrette, spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli, eggs benedict,warm poached salmon, grilled lamb chops, pesto risotto with rock shrimp and asparagus, roasted beef tenderloin. Not to be missed is a choice of desserts, including the famous chocolate soufflé, lemon soufflé, warm apple tart tatin, or a chocolate Easter basket with sorbet eggs and fresh berries $55 per person; children’s menu 12 and under $25.
Firenze Osteria: Top Chef Fabio is offering a three course brunch for $32 per person which includes a basket of assorted baked goods, including specialty breads , muffins and scones. The first course includes a variety of salads as well as a shrimp cocktail. The second course offers short ribs, poached egg and brioche, fritatta, crepes, brioche french toast and more. Dessert includes oatmeal clusters, cheesecake, assorted biscotti and fresh fruit. Coffee and tea are included.
And the best gourmet deal in town at $15 per person is at Georgio's Cucina—a three course Sunday Supper Special for Easter — chilled asparagus salad with beets and local greens, pan roasted salmon with polenta and picatta sauce, warm chocolate cake with whip cream and berries.
Got a sweet tooth? Don't miss the assortment of cookies and cupcakes with an Easter theme at Big Sugar Bake Shop. If you celebrate Passover, they also carry kosher Brownies and Toffee Matzoh.