Along with the new year, Maple at Descanso Gardens is turning over new leaf with a full renovation, resulting in an upscale farmhouse style with sophisticated midcentury-modern accents.
Executive chef Phillip Mack’s seasonal menus perfectly complement the ambience. Weekend brunch features signature options like maple pancakes—topped with bananas, brown sugar-spiced walnuts, and whiskey maple syrup—and the hearty buttermilk fried chicken served with powdered-sugar beignets. For those craving lighter fare, Maple’s toasts (including the avocado, egg, and smoked salmon varieties) are equally delish. We suggest ordering one (or all!) for the table.
B-L Sat.- Sun. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, 818-864-6435 or patinagroup.com