There are only six more chances to enjoy the Camellia Lounge this summer. On the Descanso Garden‘s main lawn (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or at the Full Moon Tea House (Wednesdays), the Patina Restaurant Group offers signature cocktails and a mini menu.
Tuesdays are All-American night with the choice of an Angus beef cheeseburger, a hot dog, or a three cheese grilled cheese on the menu. Wednesdays offer Sonora-style chicken tacos, tampico steak tacos, or fire toasted quesadillas. Then, feel the vibe of New Orleans on Jazzed Up Thursdays with shrimp and chicken Po’Boys.
Patina also offers two dinner boxes for those on the go: The Descanso Box with Caesar salad, grilled airline chicken breast (“airline”?), vegetable ratatouille, basil pesto, and a homemade chocolate fudge brownie; or, The Camellia Box with Asian sesame cucumber salad, grilled salmon for two, Asian coleslaw, sesame soy vinaigrette, and pineapple and mango skewers. (Menu can be viewed here.)
For Descanso Garden members, August 23rd is another of their wine tasting nights with this month’s theme being “Asian Artistry.” For a $59, guests will partake of edamame hummus with a vegetable spring roll and puffed rice paper chips; ahi tuna sashimi with oven-dried tomatoes, avocado, soya onions, and ponzu vinaigrette; miso glazed black cod with jasmine rice cake, baby bok choy, and “Iron Chef” Japanese egglplant; and green tea ice cream for dessert. Each course will be paired with suitable wine. Reservations required.
Tuesdays through Thursdays, through Aug. 22nd, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge 91011
To pre-order dinner boxes, call 213.663.9016, 2 days prior and before 4 p.m.
For wine tasting, click here
Descanso Gardens membership prices start at $65 for two adults (one of whom must be 65+), $70 for two adults who are not seniors, to family packages ranging from $80 to $150.