5 Easter Feasts—and Beautiful Blooms—to Order Now

By Allison Mitchell | April 7, 2020 | Food & Drink

Hop to it! Gather your loved ones and indulge in decadent fare thanks to takeout and delivery options from these local favorites. Don’t forget a gorgeous centerpiece to boot.

Primerib.jpgFive Crowns' family-style prime rib dinner is available to-go and must be ordered 24 hours in advance of pickup.

1. Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

In Irvine, Andrei’s is delivering all the classics to make your evening celebration a breeze. Dinner for two to eight guests ($32-$128) includes sliced ham with brown sugar and pineapple chutney, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed greens and your choice of Easter Bunny-approved carrot cake or lemon bars. Curbside takeout scores you 25% off all bottles of wine if you need an excuse to hit the great outdoors. Pickup Sat., April 11 between 3pm-7:30pm, or Sun., April 12 between 10am-2pm, 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887, andreisrestaurant.com

2. ARC Butcher & Baker

Available for local delivery or curbside pickup, this Newport Beach eatery by Noah and Marín Von Blöm is ready to curate the Easter brunch of your dreams with a variety of classics, including cinnamon rolls, quiche, a fruit or parfait platter, take-and-bake enchiladas and more. A mimosa kit with your choice of fresh orange or grapefruit juice will have everyone toasting the happy holiday. Free delivery to Newport Beach and Costa Mesa addresses for orders over $50, open daily from 11am-8:30pm, 417 30th St., Newport Beach, 949.877.0190, arcbutcherbaker.com

3. Five Crowns

It’s hard to imagine the holidays without this adored Corona del Mar restaurant, and luckily chef Alejandra Padilla is delivering with a range of Easter indulgences. Standouts include starters like lobster bisque, and dinner specials ranging from wild mushroom risotto to rack of Colorado lamb to potato horseradish-crusted salmon. Whet your whistle with beer and wine specials to complete the festive experience. Pickup Sun., April 12 between 11am-5pm, 3801 East Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.760.0331, thefivecrowns.com


4. Penelope Pots Floral & Event Design

A table is never fully dressed without a stunning display of springtime florals, and owner/creative director Jackie Miller has created Easter centerpiece kits in varied sizes (from $25) to put your celebrations in full bloom. Drop-offs within a 30-mile radius of Huntington Beach are available, and your kit comes complete with a prepped vase, floral stems ready for arranging, and the option to add gift wrap with custom name tags by Creative Amme. A digital instruction guide and an online video demonstration will have you flexing your floral skills in no time. Delivery available Fri., April 10 and Sat., April 11, 949.423.8558, penelopepots.com/easter

5. Provenance

With options for both brunch and dinner, chef Cathy Pavlos has diners covered from sunup to sundown. In the morning, enjoy a take-and-bake ham and egg strata that serves up to four, and in the evening return for a fresh-from-the-garden feast. With availability to order per person ($29.95, minimum of two), chef Pavlos’ Easter dinner special features a Provenance market salad, all-natural lamb chops, polenta or mashed potatoes, a seasonal veggie saute and chocolate cherry walnut bread pudding to finish. Order by Thu., April 9 for pick-up by Sat., April 11, 2531 Eastbluff Dr., Newport Beach, 949.718.0477, provenanceoc.com


6. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Fabulous fare for up to five guests awaits thanks to the talented culinary team at this Dana Point destination. Four types of salads—Caesar, roasted asparagus, compressed watermelon and baby Brussels sprouts—kick off this feast on a healthy note while herb-marinated slow-roasted prime rib, salmon en croute and fennel apple chutney will have taste buds singing by the main course. Plenty of sides, assorted artisanal breads with sea salt butter and an Easter-inspired Strawberry Dreams cake ensures the whole family is satisfied. $250 plus tax, order by Thu., April 9 at 5pm for pick-up on Sun., April 12 between 10am-noon, One Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point, 949.240.2000, ritzcarlton.com


Photography by: Prime rib photo by Anne Watson Photography; bouquet photo courtesy of Jackie Miller, Penelope Pots Floral & Event Design; table setting image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel