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Chef-driven Menus, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Family Photo Opps, Games and Bottomless Mimosas

IRVINE, Calif. (March 14, 2019) – SoCal’s The Backyard at Hotel Irvine has become a family must for celebrating colorful and delicious fun for special holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day. There is brunch, and then there is BRUNCH – a festive time in a beautiful, happening Backyard with a creative variety of outdoor activities and incredible chef-driven dishes to please everyone. This year’s Easter Brunch will feature Easter Egg hunts for the kids and the adults, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny with photo opps, a petting zoo and live music. The Mother’s Day Brunch will have a petting zoo and live music along with a game room for the kids, a flowery photo opp wall and fresh tulips for purchase. Both brunches please with bottomless mimosas. Advanced purchase is recommended for these SoCal lifestyle experiences in The Backyard.

Easter Brunch in The Backyard
Sunday, April 21, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
This Easter the whole family will want to celebrate together at Hotel Irvine’s Easter Brunch in The Backyard. It’s going to be an egg-cellent time filled with TWO epic Easter egg hunts – one for kids and one for adults – a petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny and live music. Brunch favorites at the chef-crafted buffet are A.M. FAVORITES like Banana-Nut Pancakes, Devil’s Quesadilla and fresh fruit; SEA LEGS featuring poached shrimp, crab claws, mussels, Ahi poke and more; and COOKED TO ORDER is The Catch of the Day. Also, there will be GREENS & CHEESE including Thai chicken salad, farmers market vegetable crudités and an artisan cheese board. CARVED TO PERFECTION offers Brazilian Picanha Sirloin Roast, Ginger and Clover Honey-Baked Berkshire Ham and Rotisserie-Roasted Colorado Leg of Lamb. Cantonese-Style Roasted Duck and Chicken and Shrimp Stir-Fried Glass Noodles are the highlights for CANTONESE & STIR FRY, and there will be SPUDS AND VEGGIES. Wait, here it comes…SWEET TOOTH wows with Bananas Foster, Boston Cream Pie, Strawberry Panna Cotta, Chocolate Sacher Torte and many other delectable treats. Of course, KIDS’ CORNER will satisfy young appetites, and for the adults – bottomless mimosas.
$75 per adult, $35 per child ages five to 12. Children four and under free. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Advanced purchase recommended. More information available by calling 949.225.6780 or visiting to purchase tickets.

Mother’s Day in The Backyard
Sunday, May 12, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
This Mother’s Day Brunch is Hotel Irvine’s special, special treat for leading ladies. It promises to be a sun-filled garden party complete with music, a chef-driven brunch menu, bottomless “mom”-osas, a game room for the kids, a petting zoo, live music and plenty of space for the perfect family photo opp at the colorful flower-filled photo wall. A.M. Sweets and the Egg Bar will offer build-your-own pancakes, quiches, sausages and bacon. From the Sea, there will be New Zealand mussels and smoked salmon with all the fixings. Cooked To Order Steamed Mussels with chardonnay sauce and tomato chorizo broth and Mahi Mahi with coconut ginger sauce and papaya salsa will be wonderful dishes. Green Thumb selections include Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Thai Chicken Salad and Vine Ripened Tomatoes with basil pesto. There will be cheese and charcuterie boards, and prime beef, roasted leg of lamb and honey-baked ham will be carved to perfection. The Homestyle Cooking dishes feature buttermilk fried chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, saffron basmati rice and much more. Of course, Desserts are a must, and they include coconut cake, Chantilly cream profiteroles, vanilla cheesecake, miniature cupcakes and other sweet tooth delights. The Kids’ Corner will serve up mini meatballs, chicken fingers, cheesy noodles and tater tots. Fresh tulips will be available for purchase, so those exceptional Mother’s Day honorees can take home some fresh grown beauty.
$75 per adult, $35 per child ages five to 12. Children four and under free. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Advanced purchase recommended. Admission includes entry into the event, brunch and games for the family. Guests can call 949.225.6780 for more information or visit to purchase tickets.

Where: Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

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