LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in full swing, and once again the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel is celebrating with a lavish Easter Sunday brunch buffet, set in Smeraldi's Restaurant and the hotel's original 1923 lobby, the famous Rendezvous Court.
Brunch will be served from 11:30am – 2:30pm and features a full selection of items from Executive Chef Franco De Dominicis, including homemade French toast with Chantilly cream, made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, carving stations with fine cuts of roasted Virginia ham, turkey and prime rib, fresh sushi, sashimi and seafood, garden platters with fresh vegetables and salads, sliced fruit, a buffet with items like baked manicotti, roasted halibut and sliced tenderloin and desserts including homemade pies, chocolate pecan cheesecake and the hotel's famous seasonal berry tarts. Champagne, fruit juices and coffee are available throughout. Brunch is priced at $59 per person, $22 children (ages 4-11), excluding tax and gratuity. (213) 612-1562 for reservations (required).
To allow visitors to fully experience one of LA's original grand hotels, the Biltmore is offering a special 15% discount on Easter brunch for guests who book the Biltmore Classic with Parking Package, which includes overnight accommodations and valet parking. Booking must include a stay date over the night of April 23, 2011; rate excludes applicable room tax. Book online or call (213) 624-1011.
About the Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 624-1011 www.thebiltmore.com
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles was designed in the style of the Spanish-Italian Renaissance and opened in 1923 to national acclaim as the largest hotel west of Chicago; it was designated a Historical Cultural Landmark by the City of Los Angeles in 1969. The legendary 11-story structure was designed by famed New York architectural firm Schultze & Weaver, known for the Waldorf-Astoria and Park Lane hotels, with cathedral ceilings hand-painted by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi of White House and Vatican fame. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held their founding banquet in the Crystal Ballroom in 1927, where the design for the "Oscar" statuette was sketched on a Biltmore napkin, and eight Academy Awards banquets were held in the Biltmore Bowl during the 1930's and '40's. The hotel was also the host for the 1960 Democratic National Convention and the 1984 Summer Olympic games.
17 meeting and banquet rooms are resplendent with hand-oiled wood paneling, ornate carvings, vivid frescoes and sparkling crystal chandeliers. Countless films and television shows have been shot at the Millennium Biltmore, including Bugsy, Chinatown, Ghostbusters, Ocean's 11, Independence Day, Dreamgirls, The Soloist, The West Wing, Mad Men, Nip/Tuck, Boston Legal, CSI: New York and Heroes.
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