In Partnership with Lillet, Uber and Lavazza, The Lavish Brunch Took Place On The Grove’s Iconic Trolley Tracks

This morning, The Grove hosted the first-ever “Lavish Brunch” presented by Citi. Winding through the property’s cobblestone streets, the lively brunch experience featured a beautifully-set, 150-foot-long table. Guests arrived at The Grove and enjoyed cold brew coffee by Lavazza before hopping on the destination’s famed trolley for a quick ride to the grand table.

World-renowned chef Dominique Ansel prepared a sumptuous menu of brunch fare from his restaurant 189 by Dominique Ansel. Guests enjoyed everything from freshly-baked croissants to soft scrambled eggs, bacon “au poivre,” vegetable crudité and lobster rolls, while sipping on bubbles and brunch cocktails courtesy of Lillet. All 150 attendees were greeted by Chef Dominique and treated to a sweet surprise, his signature Cronut® pastry, to take home. The special Blueberry Lemon Cake Cronut®, filled with homemade blueberry jam and creamy lemon cake ganache, is available exclusively at The Grove in August.

“Brunch is my favorite meal because there are no rules,” said Chef Dominique Ansel. “As long as you have eggs—in this case, my favorite soft scrambled eggs—then you can also serve things like butter-roasted lobster and thick-cut bacon au poivre, with fresh-baked brioche, Beurre de Baratte from France, honeycomb and farmers market fruits and veggies. It’s the one meal where you should really spoil yourself, and we wanted to do just that with the menu today.”

A ride home, free up to $20 from Uber, ensured that all guests were able to enjoy the morning responsibly.

The Lavish Brunch is the latest in one-of-a-kind experiences at The Grove presented by Citi. Citi cardmembers can enjoy special access to exciting programming at The Grove year-round, including the brand-new Level 8 Drive-In summer movie series. For more information about Citi cardmember access, please visit