On the Menu: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Easter Brunch

04/22/2014 at 04:06 PM ET

Beyonce Easter Recipe
Courtesy Beyonce

After letting loose at Coachella last week, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z stayed put on the west coast and enjoyed Easter brunch in high style at a hip Hollywood hangout: the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Two very special ladies joined them — two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, and Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles.

Though the hotel is known for its year-round Sunday brunch, executive chef Kaleo Adams created a special Easter version for celebrating diners.

Entrees included dungeness crab omelet with sun-dried tomato and avocado; wild flower honey-glazed pork loin in apple-ginger sauce and — for anyone craving breakfast food — brioche French toast with whipped mascarpone and rhubarb marmalade.

The menu listed two of our favorite words: dessert buffet. We hope that since her world tour (and 22-day strict vegan diet) is over now, Beyoncé indulged in some of the treats like chocolate eclairs, lemon meringue tart and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

Chef Adams shares one of his Easter brunch recipes — we asked for an easy one! — so we could get a taste of the star’s Easter meal in our own home.

Beyonce Easter Salmon Recipe

Faroe Island Salmon with Ricotta Dumplings
Serves 1

2 cups ricotta, drained of liquid
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 tsp. dill, chopped
1 tsp. chives, finely sliced
4 cups plus ¼ cup chicken stock, divided
½ cup fava beans
½ cup English peas
½ cup sea beans
1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling
salt and pepper
1 salmon filet
1 tbsp. butter
1 spring onions, chopped
½ lemon, juiced

1. In a food processor, combine the drained ricotta, flour, egg and egg yolk until cream and smooth. Add the chopped parsley, dill and chives, and mix until incorporated.

2. Spoon the ricotta mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Cut off the tip of the bag leaving a 1/2-inch-wide hole.

3. In a medium pot, boil the chicken stock. Working in batches, pipe the mixture directly into boiling stock, using a paring knife to cut off 1-inch segments of dough (like gnocchi). Cook about 1 minute, or until the dumplings float to the top. Once cooked, transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet using a slotted spoon; set aside.

4. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the fava beans, English peas and sea beans for 1 minute, drain and place immediately in ice water to stop the cooking. Set aside.

5. Preheat oven to 350F. In a oven-safe sauté pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Once hot, season the salmon with salt and pepper, and place the filet skin side down in the pan and let sear for 1 minute. Place the entire pan in the heated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked.

6. Heat the butter and chopped spring onions in a sauté pan. Once translucent, add blanched English peas, fava beans and ¼ cup chicken stock; simmer until reduce by half. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and chopped sea beans. Add the ricotta dumplings, and stir until combined.

7. Spoon the ricotta mixture onto a plate, and place the salmon filet on top. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.

—Nancy Mattia

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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dawn nor on

Guess the vegan diet went away

Guest on

I’m no fan, but I am so glad that she is not attending that circus event in May!

Radhika @Sugar n Spice by Radhika on

How yum does that look!

fatusankoh on

You go bey beautiful dinner fit for a queen and king more blessing

LibertyValence on

The salmon dish is exactly what spouse and I ate for Easter brunch only not at the Polo Club, but at a beautiful restaurant on a lake in Arizona.

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Mel on

The outfit is cute!

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