Tuesday, December 25; seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Backyard offers yummy seasons eatings for those near and dear at Hotel Irvine’s Christmas Brunch. This spectacular holiday “moveable” feast features AM favorites including scrambled farm eggs, fresh cut fruit and berries and quiche Lorraine; sea legs station has mussels, ahi poke and more; the bouillabaisse is filled with mussels, scallops, shrimp and sea bass; green thumb offers jumbo asparagus, Chinese chicken salad and other fresh salads; artisanal cheese board; carved and braised selections are Berkshire ham with honey bourbon glaze, garlic salt-crusted prime rib of beef and roasted turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Also, there will be sides such as mushroom risotto, mashed potatoes and butternut squash.
There’s a kids buffet, and sweets for all tempt with a Christmas yule log, Christmas cookies, cinnamon apple pie and flourless chocolate cakes. Bottomless bloody marys will be available for $10, and bottomless mimosas are included in the purchase price. And, there will be pictures with Santa, live music, kids craft table with face painting and a balloon artist, photo booth and lawn games.
$75 per adult, $35 per child ages five to 12. Pricing excludes tax and gratuities.