Easter Brunch in Pasadena

Easter brunch is a wonderful opportunity to dine out in Pasadena with family and friends. There are bountiful options, we’ve listed just a few of them here. For those of you with children, there’s some fun Easter activities you can take part in as well, and we’ll make sure to mention those below. Just be sure to make reservations in advance, because you know, it’s Easter brunch.

The Langham ($68-$115pp)
The Langham goes all out for Easter! Spending the day here is definitely a splurge, but well worth it! Choose from three decadent brunch options (there’s even a Dim Sum Brunch), each filled with endless options for eats and even free-flowing champagne and Bloody Marys. Dining patron’s children can participate in complementary Easter activities, including an Easter Egg Hunt, Kid’s Train and Petting Zoo, and play with real chicks and bunnies. There’s a whole lot of fun for the whole family! Be sure to bring a camera and create those timeless snapshots while enjoying Easter Sunday at the Langham. Reservations are required. 1401 South Oak Knoll, (626) 585-6218

Maison Akira ($54pp)

A classic Pasadena staple year-round is also a wonderful option to enjoy Easter brunch. Make a reservation to enjoy the expansive brunch featuring crab cakes, honey ham, prime rib, sushi, and much much more. There are two set seating times available, 10:45am and 12:45am. Reservations are required. 713 E. Green St, (626) 796-9501

redwhite+bluezz ($35pp)
Enjoy live music and an expansive brunch selection. Options include an omelet station, fresh seafood station, freshly carved turkey and ham, salad and desserts stations and much more. 37 S El Molino Ave, (626) 792-4441

Bar Celona
If you’re looking to skip the Sunday crowds, Bar Celona is also offering their special Easter brunch on Saturday as well. Special brunch menu from 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday. Call for details. 46 E Colorado Blvd, 626-405-1000

Paul Martin’s American Grill ($23pp)
Classic and simple, comfortable for everyone. Paul Martin’s is open for Brunch on Easter, offering a choice of entree and a beverage of your choice (coffee, juice or cocktail!) for only $23pp. A children’s brunch menu also available. 455 S. Lake Ave. Ste 102, (626) 773-7600

Great Maple 

A delicious newer option at Paseo Colorado, Great Maple serves indulgent finger-licking good eats! We’re not aware of a special brunch menu for Easter, but their regular Sunday brunch menu is fantastic with plenty of options to please everyone. Enjoy this vibrant, energetic environment that is also kid friendly. Make reservations because surely they’ll be packed. They also have their brunch menu on Saturdays if you wish to skip the Sunday holiday crowds. 300 E Colorado Blvd, Ste 114, (626) 714-7625

The Royce Monthly Wine Dinners – Langham Pasadena

special_eventsMonthly Wine Dinner Series

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, September 22 – Ridge Vineyards
Thursday, October 27 – Miura Vineyards

Join us for a special evening with a select winery each month inside in the intimate Red Wine Room. Sit back and relax as you are led through a 4-course dinner paired with wines carefully hand-selected to complement each dish.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $95 per person, not inclusive of tax and gratuity.

For reservations, please dial (626) 585-6410. Space is limited to 12 guests and is communal seating.

SIP-tember Finale & Taste of Pasadena Thursday September 24th, 2016

The Pasadena Chamber hosts the Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale at the Rose Bowl. Guests can enjoy unlimited food and drink tastings from many of Pasadena’s finest restaurants at the Rose Bowl on September 24, 2015. More than two dozen restaurants and lounges will be giving out food samples at the Taste of Pasadena. The four SIP-tember finalist cocktails will be served in a live competition from 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm. Those in attendance vote to determine Pasadena’s Cocktail of the Year for 2015. Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail 2015 will be named at 8:45PM.

For more information, please visit: www.pasadena-chamber.org 


  • Thu, Sep 24
  • 6:00PM – 9:00PM
  • $30 in advance, $50 at the door

Old Pasadena – Friday Nov. 28th Home For the Holidays


Head on down to Holly Street between Fair Oaks and Raymond Avenues on Friday, November 28th from 4pm – 8pm for a Holiday Celebration. There will be 20 tons of snow, kids craft village, ceramic ornament painting with Color Me Mine, Holiday card making with Lula Mae, and live music. Also One Colorado Old Pasadena enjoy cookies and cocoa and photo booth fun with Santa.


Party on the Bridge! Pasadena July 12, 2014 @ Colorado Street



Colorado Street Bridge Party is Back!    

Pasadena’s biggest block party featuring a night of music, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, beverages and food!

Saturday July 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
PH MEMBER: $14, Child $6
NON-MEMBER: $16, Child $8
Children under 7 FREE

Day-of-Event Ticket Prices:  Adults: $18, Child: $9
Click here to Purchase Tickets

  Pasadena Heritage cordially invites you to its community party on the historic Colorado Street Bridge.Working to preserve and protect Pasadena’s legacy of extraordinary architecture, community character, and cultural history is the mission of the organization, the second largest historic preservation non-profit in California. Protecting the Colorado Street Bridge, old Pasadena, City Hall, the Rose Bowl, and many other historic buildings, sites and neighborhoods are the preservation success stories being celebrated on July 12th, 2014.
  CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES:  A variety of free activities and entertainment will be offered from 6:00 to 10:00 PM in the Defenders Park, featuring police and fire vehicles, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, face painting, cookie decorating, craft and coloring tables, special musical entertainment, and more.


Enjoy live music on 3 stages


The FreeLancers 
Donovan/Muradian Quintet


Kids These Days

Mercy and the Merkettes


Stinky Felix

? and the Wisterians
Snotty Scotty 
and the Hankies

At the Orange Grove Blvd. Entrance

Wreck N Sow

The Old Fashioned Kettle Korn Co
Pam’s Sweet Shack and Funnel Cakes
Robin’s Lemonade & Burger Stand
Shuck It Roasted Corn and Mexican Food



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Langham Pasadena 1865 Anniversary Tea – June 10, 2014

On June 10th each year, every Langham Hotel serves afternoon tea for the same price it was back in 1865 to commemorate the opening of its first Grand Hotel. That price was one shilling, six pence, which is approximately 15 cents today.  This year, a celebratory 100-Year Anniversary Tea was held by The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on June 10, 2014, at 1865 pricing and to feature pastries inspired by the jewelry collection of one the hotel’s early co-owners, the glamorous Arabella “Belle” Huntington. Belle Huntington’s famous jewels were purchased in 1926 by acclaimed jeweler Harry Winston, and they continue to inspire luxury pieces today.

And what a regal event it was! I’ve been to many tea houses across Southern California, usually the highlight is enjoying the company of friends and family and noshing on sweet eats and treats is secondary. But the highlight of the of t the Langham’s Afternoon Tiffin Tea is the definitely the food — it’s exquisite, each bite is absolutely mouthwatering and delectable, leaving you yearning for more! It’s surprisingly affordable too, prices are comparable to other more humble local venues, at $39 per person, or $56 per person with Champagne.

June 10th Anniversary Tea 2014

[A beautiful presentation of savory and sweet eats from the Anniversary Tea spread, see full menu below]

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[The sweet treats pictured above were so beautiful we didn’t want to eat them!]

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[We were greeted by the host and hostess above in traditional English attire dating back 100 years]

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[Belle Huntington’s famous jewelry collection were the inspiration for many of the pastry designs]

Tiffin Afternoon Tea – This selection is available daily at the Langham Pasadena Lobby Lounge.

Your Choice of Tea


A selection of finger sandwiches:

Cucumber & Watercress, Mascarpone Mousse, Crispy Shallots, on Squaw Bread

Asian Pear on Potato Bread, Blue Cheese Mousse, Toasted Pistachios Raspberry

Smoked Salmon Profiterole with Caramelized Shallot Caper Cream, Dill Sprig & Caviar

Ham & Egg, Proscuitto de Parma, Green Onion, Red Pepper on Potato Peppercorn Bread

Watercress Pesto Marinated Caribbean Shrimp on Herb Garlic Bread with Cilantro & Lemon Zest


Selection of warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd


A selection of French pastries and specialty sweets:

Checkerboard Cookie

Passion Apricot Cone

Crème Brulée Tart

French Macarons

Chocolate White Café Torte

Strawberry Pistachio Gateau

Chocolate Raspberry Financier Cupcake

Orange Cranberry Tea Bread

Tiffin at The Langham is served Monday through Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Royal Tiffin Tea
$56 per person (includes Champagne)
$28 per child under 12
$14 per child under 3

Traditional Tiffin Tea 
$39 per person
$19 per child under 12
$9 per child under 3

Langham Pasadena Hotel

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

Pasadena Chalk Art Festival – Paseo Colorado June 14-15, 2014



June 14-15, 2014 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Yes, it’s Father’s Day Weekend at Paseo Colorado! Come see more than 500 artists from all over southern California create 200 murals in pastel chalk, using the pavement as their canvas.

Murals range in subject matter from the classical to whimsical, including renditions of masterpieces, abstract, portraiture, movie images, 3D effects, animation, et al! An Art Gallery & Silent Auction showcasing 200 original paintings created by the chalk artists makes great affordable art, with all proceeds benefitting the arts and learning programs of Light Bringer Project.

Young children can enjoy making art and having their face painted in Kid’s Chalkland. And you can enjoy Classic Cars showcased along Green Street on Father’s Day Sunday. Have tacos and a chilled drink in the El Cholo Cantina providing al fresco seating, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Light Bringer Project. Paseo Colorado offers a great selection of restaurants, cafes, unique retail shops, the ArcLight Movie Theater, and more!!

Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101. Murals also extend across Green Street onto the Convention Center concourse.

Cost: FREE! Bring the Family

Parking: Parking is available at many locations near the festival. Paseo Colorado recommends parking in one of the following garages: Marengo Parking Structure located on the corner of Marengo Avenue and Green Street; or the Los Robles Parking Structure located on the corner of Los Robles Avenue and Greet Street. There is also subterranean parking below the Paseo Colorado with entrances on Colorado Boulevard and on Green Street. Parking is free for 90 minutes and the rates are $1.50 per half hour, with a daily maximum of $6.00 with validation.

Pasadena Chalk Festival

*Article credit: VisitPasadena.com

The Langham Huntington Anniversary Tea Party!



Anniversary Tea
June 10, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On June 10th, The Langham Huntington will pay homage to Europe’s first grand luxury hotel, The Langham, London, with a special Anniversary Tea event.

The clocks will turn back to 1865, when The Langham, London originally opened on June 10th, and serve their signature Tiffin Afternoon Tea for its original price of 1 shilling, 6 pence (or 15 cents)!!

This year, in celebration of their 100th Anniversary as The Huntington Hotel, the Anniversary Tea will feature pastries inspired by the jewelry collection of one of the hotel’s co-owners, the glamorous Arabella “Belle” Huntington. Belle Huntington’s famous jewels were purchased in 1926 by acclaimed jeweler Harry Winston, and they continue to inspire luxury pieces today.

The only way to get a reservation for this delightful afternoon tea is to enter a drawing to be selected to attend.

Apply For A Reservation:

Complete and submit the form here before May 31, 2014. Guest names will be chosen at random and the lucky winners will receive their reservation confirmations via e-mail on June 3, 2014.

Check back with Pasadena Eats and let us know if you’re one of the lucky persons selected to attend this special event! Good Luck!

Pasadena Pinot Fest 2014


The 7th annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest, benefiting Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and Professional Child Development Associates, will be held at Noor restaurant in Pasadena on March 30, 2014.

Dozens of the finest Pinot noir wines from California, Oregon and Australia will be paired with cheese and charcuterie by Claud & Co., and other small bites by Noor. Guests will be entertained by live music from iconic jazz musician Michael Lington. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. for VIP ticket holders ($165 per ticket), and at 2:00 p.m. for general admission guests ($110 per ticket), and will continue until 5:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.pasadenagrandpinotfest.com.

In years past, the Pinot Fest was held at the Altadena Country Club, and the event’s planners expect a bigger crowd than ever this year at Noor, a boutique event space conveniently located in historic downtown Pasadena. Known for producing consistently flawless events, Noor has been voted “Best of Pasadena” for three straight years by readers of Pasadena Weekly, and was named as Pasadena Magazine’s “City Best-Top Venue” in 2012. Noor features two gorgeous indoor ballrooms along with a stunning outdoor space.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy an “exclusive” pass to the event, including a pre-reception to taste and enjoy the finest wines before the doors open for general admission, full access to the outside patio and preferred area to hear jazz musician Michael Lington perform and a “Meet and Greet” afterwards. VIP Tickets come with a goodie bag stuffed with gift items, special offers and a specially etched wine glass compliments of Morgan Stanley.

Claud & Co. provides full service catering with a distinctive flare for private parties, receptions, corporate events and extraordinary intimate dinners in the Pasadena, San Gabriel and greater Los Angeles area. Claud & Co. takes pride in hearing their clients’ needs and working closely with them to ensure complete satisfaction. From menu to décor, the team strives to make each event a memory to be treasured by guests and hosts alike.

Michael Lington, a premiere saxophonist, has done extended stints as a special guest with musical superstars including Barry Manilow, Bobby Caldwell, Randy Crawford and Michael Bolton. On his tour, he played more than 300 shows in over 50 countries. Lington’s most recent album, Pure, was released in 2012 by Trippin N’ Rhythm and distributed by Red/Sony. His previous CD, “Heat,” reached #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Chart.

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County, serves over 8,500 children and families annually through a network of facilities in greater Los Angeles. Services include: a residential treatment center for youth ages 9 through 18; foster care and adoption services; a nonpublic school; school-based and outpatient mental health services; wraparound and in-home counseling services; a transitional living program for young adults; a family resource center; and a grief and loss center for children. To learn more about the organization, go tohttp://www.hathaway-sycamores.org.

PCDA (Professional Child Development Associates) improves the lives of children and young adults who have autism or other developmental challenges through leadership in family-centered, multidisciplinary services and professional training. Learn more here: pasadenachilddevelopment.org

Cheeseburger Week Jan 12-17, 2014 – Pasadena, CA


Pasadena’s Cheeseburger week is back for its 3rd annual event from Jan 12-17th 2014. We all need one cheat meal from our New Year’s diet resolution, so make it a good one and indulge in a special Cheeseburger, only offered during this wonderful week in Pasadena.

Cheeseburger Week is held in honor of the ‘invention’ of the cheeseburger by one Lionel Sternberger, in 1924, at a restaurant called the Rite Spot. The week’s festivities will kick off at Dog Haus Biergarten on Jan. 11 with a slider eating competition … 6 minutes of slider eating bliss will unveil this year’s champion! If you haven’t tried their sliders, they are to DIE for! Only $1 each at Happy Hour from 4-7pm daily, how could you refuse?

Forty of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offer their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals  during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week.

Again in 2014, you can vote for your favorites in the Cheeseburger Challenge. Who makes your favorite lunch counter burger? Who serves your favorite turkey burger? Who makes your favorite veggie burger? Who serves the best beverage with a burger? You decide during Cheeseburger Week, January 12th through January 17th.

Here are our participants for the 2014 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena and the gamut of burgers they each serve (click on the name to go to the web page, click on the menu item for the full restaurant burger menu):

Click here to vote for your favorite Cheeseburger.

Here are some of last year’s favorites: Left (Lamb Burger from Haven Gastropub) Right (King’s Burger from King’s Row Gastropub)

lamb burger haven gastropub    king's burger kings row