We had tickets for the Walt Disney Concert Hall to see The LA Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel perform the world premier of a piece by composer Arvo Pärt. The performance wasn’t until 2:00, so we made reservations for brunch at Kendall’s Brasserie, which is located 2 minutes walking distance from the Concert Hall.
We arrived at 12:00, and it was nice and quiet inside, with a handful of other diners. The last time I was here was back in 2008, when I had tickets for a performance at the Music Center, probably at the Ahmanson. Dining during the day was much nicer, as the natural light made the restaurant more inviting and relaxing.
While waiting for our drinks, and looking over the menu, we were served a rustic french bread. Then, once the drinks arrived, we selected our entree; I selected the Brasserie Scramble: Tavern ham, aged Gruyere cheese, onions, mushrooms, Yukon Gold potatoes ($13.50). Stephen selected the Short Rib Hash served with sunny side eggs and spinach ($17).
The food was delicious, and satisfying. We still had plenty of time before the show, so we decided to share a dessert, a Cherry Clafouti, which was a cherry tart with mascapone chantilli cream. It was not very sweet, and a perfect ending to a great brunch.
Brunch for 2, with drinks, dessert, and a port was $63 before tip. Not quite bargain basement, but a nice splurge for a matinee performance.
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