Weekend Brunch Roundup
There’s no shortage of great weekend brunch spots in O.C. — here are some of our current faves that are worth rolling out of bed for …
Brunch at CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach is becoming a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Each weekend, Chef Brent and his kitchen team put lots of culinary love into their ‘antipasti bar’ which features house made pastries, salads, formaggi + salumi and many other weekly items. And what’s brunch without some morning libations? Whether you chose one of delicious cocktails, like the summery Island Sling (pictured, top right) or indulge in CUCINA enoteca’s fabulous rolling bellini cart, you’ll be glad you spent your Sunday with CUCINA! CUCINA enoteca is located at Fashion Island, near Nordstrom.
Because what makes brunch even better? When it’s a buffet brunch! FIG & OLIVE‘s new Weekend Riviera Brunch ($24*) buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. FIG & OLIVE’s brunch menu showcases seasonal ingredients such as spring peas, figs, and asparagus selected from local farms. The buffet-style brunch offers guests an endless selection of signature dishes from Salmon Crudo with orange, grapefruit, dill, lemon, scallions, and Arbequina olive oil to customizable omelets (pictured above) and whole roasted Provençal style chicken at the carving station. Bonus: Families making reservations for the Weekend Riviera Brunch can receive one complimentary kids’ meal* per weekend buffet purchased.
We know you love the tacos and pork belly nachos for lunch at TLT Food, but did you know that TLT Food offers brunch, too? Well now you do! Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tasty brunch options include: breakfast nachos (pictured above) breakfast tacos with braised pork belly, scrambled egg, cotija cheese, housemade guar and Sriracha; breakfast burrito with scrambled egg, sweet & spicy steak, cheese, potatoes, black beans, guajillo sauce and crema.
If you have a sweet tooth, go for the french toast (pictured above), golden griddled sourdough with cinnamon, vanilla and topped with a fried egg! Better yet, bottomless mimosas are $15 per person! TLT Food is located at Irvine Spectrum Center, near Sports Authority.