Descanso Gardens recently unveiled a new dining venue, The Kitchen at Descanso, with a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine inspired by the beauty of its outdoor surroundings. “[The Kitchen] embraces seasonality and infuses menus with natural inspiration, in both flavor and presentation,” says Descanso Gardens Executive Director Juliann Rooke. “It is a great fit for Descanso Gardens and we are so thrilled to share The Kitchen at Descanso with our members and visitors.”
The Kitchen at Descanso brings the garden’s flora to life through food with tasty favorites such as the classic avocado toast delicately topped with radish, as well as heartier options like The Kitchen’s Blend Burger with applewood bacon and savory tarragon aioli. The menu also features Intelligentsia Coffee and a variety of lemonades, beers and wine. For those with pint-size picky eaters, a special kids menu is also available.
Stop by on the weekend to take advantage of The Kitchen at Descanso’s decadent brunch offerings such as chilaquiles with roasted ancho chile sauce, cold smoked salmon toast, and for those craving something sweet, The Kitchen’s signature beignets. Fittingly, even the weekend brunch bar menu pays homage to the floral surroundings of the gardens, featuring several cocktail variations including The Blood Orange Bloody Mary and The Blossom Mimosa.
B-L daily. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, 818-790-3663, descansogardens.org.