During one of my regular Museum Thursdays that I do with a girlfriend once a month, we recently had lunch at a farm to fork restaurant called Moreton Fig which is located on the campus of USC. It has a lovely patio that is canopied by USC’s historic Moreton Bay Fig Trees and their menu is fresh and creative. They are open for lunch and dinner and serve small plates in their bar from 3:30 – 8:00 pm. If you go, I encourage you to sit outside where you can reminisce about your college days while watching the students going to and from their classes. The only difference is now you can actually afford the gourmet food you are eating.
Here are a couple of dishes that are served at Moreton Fig that will hopefully inspire you to visit.
Another lunch spot that my girlfriend and I discovered during one of our museum outings is the Rose Garden Tea Room at the Huntington Library. It overlooks three acres of roses and provides an elegant and delicious tea experience. A pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones are served at each table. From a central buffet, guests may choose from an array of savory finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled seasonal salads, and specialty petite desserts. Best of all, you can return to the buffet as often as you like. There is no dress code in the Tea Room: shorts and t-shirts or dresses and suits are equally acceptable, and children are welcome!