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.
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.
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 Cream; 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, Feta & Sumac; Focaccia Sandwich of Young Broccoli, Cipollini, Burrata & Bagna Cauda; Salad of Flaked Albacore Tuna withLemongrass, Sambal, Raw Bok Choy & Mizuna; and The A.O.C. Burger with Manchego, Romesco Aïoli & Balsamic Onions.
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.
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 Dressing; Albacore 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.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Brunch 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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