Photo Courtesy: Dylan + Jeni

Girl Power: Superstars Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne Present Mother’s Day

Photo Courtesy: Dylan + Jeni

L.A. has long had an impressive roster of female culinary superstars — Nancy Silverton, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Suzanne Tracht, Zoe Nathan and next gen comers like Dakota Weiss, Brooke Williamson, and so-on and so-on.

No list of L.A.’s Who’s Who would be complete without James Beard Foundation award-winning Suzanne Goin and award-winning restaurateur Caroline Styne (The Lucques Group) and the pair is featuring exceptional Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menus at Lucques, a.o.c.. and Tavern.

Reservations suggested.

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Lucques: 

The Lucques Group’s flagship, opened in 1998, was the former rustic carriage house of the Harold Lloyd Estate. Today, LA foodies and oenophiles feast on seasonal menus in a cozy ambiance appointed with brick, wood beams, and a serene garden. The annual Mother’s Day Sunday Supper will highlight Spring Farmers’ Market bests, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza — in partnership with LA Food Bowl. The four-course dinner will be accompanied by live music and is $75/person.

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a.o.c.Photo Credit:Aaron Cook

a.o.c.Photo Credit:Aaron Cook

a.o.c.

The Lucques Group’s a.o.c.’s brunch menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Adam Cherney consistently appears on the city’s “bests.” Reserve a table on the iconic patio, in the vibrant dining room or if you’re a last minute kinda diner, at the communal table.

The à la carte menu includes Vanilla Bean French Toast with Chocolate Sauce, Candied Hazelnuts & Cinnamon Whipped CreamA.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, Feta & Sumac; Focaccia Sandwich of Young Broccoli, Cipollini, Burrata & Bagna CaudaSalad of Flaked Albacore Tuna withLemongrass, Sambal, Raw Bok Choy & Mizuna; and The A.O.C. Burger with Manchego, Romesco Aïoli & Balsamic Onions.

Decisions, decisions…

If dinner is more your speed, kick off the meal with a shared Vintner’s Plate — Rillettes, Cheese, Cured Meats, Pickles, Roasted Grapes & Grilled Toast. Follow with a.o.c. faves like  including the Grilled Half Artichoke with Oregano & Roasted Garlic Aïoli; or Spiced Lamb Chops with Okra, Toasted Cashews & Ginger Sambal. Classics include Spanish Fried Chicken with Romesco Aïoli & Chili-Cumin Butter; Wood-Fired Clams with Sherry, Green Garlic & Toast; and Soft Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Mascarpone, Gremolata & Swiss Chard. Larger platters for sharing are Grilled Whole Fish with Coconut Rice, Bok Choy, Lemon Grass Sambal; and the house favorite – Roasted Chicken “Ode To Zuni” with Panzanella, Fennel & Green Olives. Pricing for small plates range from $11 – $20; platters to share are priced $32 to $52.

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Shakshouka,Photo Credit: Tavern

Shakshouka,Photo Credit: Tavern

Tavern:

Head to Brentwood’s chic foodie spot for leisurely California/Mediterranean dining. Tavern will be serving the restaurant’s brunch  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 California Endive with Schaner Farms’ Citrus, Pistachios & Poppyseed DressingAlbacore Meatballs with Kumquats, Mint, Basil, Pine Nuts & Pecorino; main courses of Market Vegetables with Quinoa Pilaf, Pistachio, Orange Zest & Olives; Duck Confit with Crispy Farro, Swiss Chard, Charred Kumquat Salsa & Walnuts; Grilled Arctic Char with Barbara’s Greens, Fennel, Dill, Buttermilk, Mint & Almond Salsa Verde; and Lamb Osso Buco with Artichokes, Fava Beans, Green Garlic, Olives & Marconas. To be shared for two: Grilled Whole Branzino with Fennel, Dill, Citrus & Barbara’s Greens; and a 32 oz Bone-In Ribeye with Preserved Lemon-Roasted Garlic Butter & Arugula. For dessert, try Tavern’s Apple Crumble Pie with Caramel Sauce, Candied Almonds & Ginger Ice Cream; or Creamsicle Coupe with Vanilla Kulfi, Blood Orange Sorbet and Pizzelle. Pricing ranges from $4-$26 for brunch and $10-$95 for dinner dishes.

 

 

The Deets: 

 WHEN: 

Lucques:

Dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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a.o.c.:

Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dinner 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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Tavern:

Brunch 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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WHERE:

LUCQUES

8474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

323.655.6277

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a.o.c.

8700 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

310.859.9859

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TAVERN

11648 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

310.806.6464

 

 

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