Amidst Southern California vines, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, cited as a “best winery restaurant in America,” will be serving California-inspired cuisine and award-winning wines for a celebratory à la carte brunch and dinner on Easter, April 4 and for Mother’s Day on May 9. The Easter Bunny will be available for socially distanced photo opportunities on Easter Sunday, and moms will receive a flower on Mother’s Day.
Á La Carte Easter Brunch with The Easter Bunny at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Sunday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Easter Bunny will hop in to greet guests and present Easter baskets to each child 12 and under. The Bunny will be available for photo ops with guests, socially distanced and mask safe. Early Fare of Rolling Hills Bananas Foster Pancakes, Applewood Smoked Bacon Omelet and other choices are on the menu, along with Light Fare such as Margherita Flatbread and Avocado Toast. There are delectable Salads and classic Sandwiches being offered. Entrées tempt with various selections: Seared Skuna Bay Salmon with herb rice pilaf, roasted brussels sprouts, crispy leeks, brown butter sauce; Mediterranean Chicken with roasted potatoes, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, capers, house butter and grilled lemon; and more. For festive thirst-quenching, guests can enjoy a wide range of beverages from cocktails, mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys and bubbles to a 25% off a bottle of 2017 Rosé of Tempranillo at $22.50. There’s a wide selection of craft beers on tap, in bottles and cans. Or Easter toasting might be with Carter Estate Chardonnay or Wild Horse Peak Merlot or Meritage.
Special Easter Dinner at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Sunday, April 4, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
This celebratory à la carte meal could begin with a specialty cocktail such as a Lavender Lemonade with Wheatley Vodka or a Spicy Avocado Margarita with Mi Campo Blanco Tequila – maybe to be enjoyed with 4X Golden Bear Charcuterie For Two or Four, the chef’s choice of assorted meats, imported and domestic cheese and dried fruit and nuts. Mains include award-winning South Coast Winery and Carter Estate pairing suggestions like South Coast Winery Pinot Grigio to accompany Striped Sea Bass with corn succotash, grilled lemon, spiced pistachio crumble and micro cilantro, or Wild Horse Peak Meritage is a wonderful pairing for the Grilled Filet Mignon with smashed fingerlings, wild mushroom, asparagus and red wine reduction. The menu’s other main choices include Salmon Creek Farms Pork Chop, Seared Day Boat Scallops, Slow Braised Short Ribs and more – all with accompaniments and wine pairing suggestions.
Mother’s Day Á La Carte Brunch Served on the Veranda at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Sunday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
When Mom and the family arrive, she will be cordially presented with a lovely flower. For brunch, Early Fare suggestions are the Vineyard Breakfast with two eggs any style and a choice of applewood smoked bacon or chicken apple sausage; Chilaquiles with drunken pinto beans, two eggs, salsa verde and queso fresco; and other temptations. Entrée Salads are Tossed Turkey Cobb, The Vineyard Rose Salad and Mediterranean Salad. Sandwiches are French Beef Dip, House Rubbed Slow Roasted Tri Tip and The Classic or Impossible Burger. For hearty appetites, there is Penne Pasta with seasonal garden vegetables and pesto, as well as Seared Skuna Bay Salmon and Mediterranean Jidori Chicken. Pleasing non-alcoholic beverages served are Alain Milliat with pear and peach nectar and lavender, strawberry or watermelon lemonade. Toasting mothers with bubbly drinks of brut, Vineyard Rosé Sparkling, pinot grigio, ruby cuvée or gewürztraminer would be a grand way to celebrate the lady of the day. Families are encouraged to roam the scenic grounds and post selfies of their experience on social media with the hashtag #southcoastwinery #vineyardroserestaurant for a special drawing for overnight stays and breakfast and luncheon for two.
A Very Special Mother’s Day Dinner Presented at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Sunday, May 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
On The Vineyard Rose Restaurant’s outside veranda, mothers will receive a special flower when they start their holiday meal with their family and friends. A signature cocktail such as Beautiful Day created with Malfy Rosa Gin, Aperol, Ruby Cuvée Tranquile, hibiscus and lime, a bubbly quaff like the Vineyard Rosé Sparkling or a glass of Muscat Canelli or Pinot Noir “Santa Lucia Highlands” are all great ways to start this dinner dedicated to Mom. Opener choices include Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail and Roasted Cauliflower & Tempura Asparagus. Next, Entrée selections offer Prime Steak & Frites, Pork Osso Bucco Cacciatore, Pan Roasted Salmon, Grilled Filet Mignon and others – all with delicious seasonal accompaniments and house-selected wine pairings. Mothers and their families are encouraged to roam the scenic grounds and post selfies of their experience on social media with the hashtag #southcoastwinery #vineyardroserestaurant for a special drawing for overnight stays and breakfast and luncheon for two.
All brunch and dinner service will be on the outside Veranda as per pandemic guidance (indoor capacity if allowed by then). Reservations can be made via the website and Open Table, www.southcoastwinery.com/dining/dining-specials or 951-719-8356.
Takeout and in room dining will be available with these menus and Chef Specials. To order takeout, guests can call 855-232-1557 or email email@example.com. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on the previous Saturday for pickup on that Sunday.