Create fond family memories this Christmas at Patina Catering’s Breakfast with Santa at the Los Angeles Music Center and Descanso Gardens

WHAT:           In the spirit of the holidays, begin a new family tradition and treat your children to “Breakfast with Santa,” complete with a sumptuous buffet, children activity areas, gifts, a visit from Santa and his elves, plus more.  The festivities are offered at the downtown Los Angeles landmark The Music Center and the urban retreat of year-round natural beauty,Descanso Gardens, available on December 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2013.  After breakfast, make the day even more enjoyable with the family. The Music Center features daily matinees while Descanso Gardens offers beautiful botanical collections for a family walk.


At The Music Center, Patina Catering will serve a buffet-style breakfast with highlights such as a buttermilk maple waffle station, Chino Ranch scrambled eggs, hand carved honey mustard ham, delicious Christmas desserts and cookies plus a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne for the adults. Meanwhile, Descanso Gardens will feature Santa’s Fully Loaded French Toast Bar with buttery brioche French toast including an array of toppings, soft scramble eggs with cream fraiche and chives, honey glazed ham and a holiday cookie and cupcake workshop for children to build and decorate their own holiday treats.





Freshly Baked Pastries

with artisanal jams

House Cured and Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon

Cowgirl Creamery cream cheese, pickled red onions, organic lemons, chives, bagels from the Bagel Broker

Winter Waldorf Salad

Toasted walnuts, navel oranges, red flame grapes

Heirloom Beets

Belgium endive, stilton, port wine pears

Holiday Season Fruit Potpourri

Steel cut oats, Strauss Farms organic yogurt

Buttermilk Maple Waffles

Seasonal spiced apple compote

Stewed persimmons

Hot chocolate sauce

Whipped sweet cream butter

Creole bananas

Fluffy Chino Ranch Scrambled Eggs

Crispy Breakfast Bacon

Hand Carved Honey Mustard Christmas Ham

Artisanal Sausages from Patina Catering’s House Butcher Eugen Goetz

Crispy Potato Skins

with melted sweet onions

Assorted Christmas Desserts and Cookies from Patina Catering’s Patisserie




Santa’s Fully Loaded French Toast Bar

Buttery brioche French toast

Served with an array of toppings to include:

Vermont maple syrup, Chantilly Cream, fresh strawberries, toasted nuts,

whipped sweet butter, wild flower honey, powdered sugar, cottage cheese, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, and maraschino cherries

North Pole Breakfast Station

Baker’s basket of fresh baked muffins, croissants and Danish pastries

with sweet butter and preserves

Wild berry and vanilla yogurt parfait, house made granola

Soft scrambled eggs with cream fraiche and chives

Yukon breakfast potatoes with caramelized onions and fresh herbs

Applewood smoked bacon

Turkey breakfast sausage

Honey glazed spiral sliced ham

Wild arugula, fresh Laura Chanel goat cheese, toasted almonds, balsamic vinaigrette

Baby mixed greens, roasted winter heirloom squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, walnut oil vinaigrette

Old Saint Nick’s Holiday Cookie and Cupcake Workshop

Build and decorate your own holiday cookies and cupcakes

Gingerbread cookies

Holiday sugar cookies

Mini vanilla cupcakes

Mini chocolate cupcakes

Mini red velvet cupcakes

Assorted frostings, candies and sprinkles for decorating


WHEN:           Available two weekends only:

                        The Music Center

December 14 & 15 and December 21 & 22

9:30a.m. and 11:30a.m.


Descanso Gardens

December 14 & 15 and December 21 & 22

10:30a.m. and 11:30a.m.


PRICE:            The Music Center

Adults, $55; Children, $25 (3 and under are free)

Family 4-pack: Two adults and two children for $135


Descanso Gardens

Members, $39; Non-Members $46; Children, $19 (ages 4-12)



                        Required; please contact the below numbers to reserve.


The Music Center



Descanso Gardens



WHERE:         The Music Center

135 N. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


            Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011





GROUP:         Patina Restaurant Group (www.patinagroup.com), a bi-coastal boutique company, is a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry with over 60 establishments. On the West Coast, its portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times’ four-starred and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, Café Pinot at the Maguire Gardens, Catal Restaurant, C+M, and Ray’s & Stark Bar, honored by Esquire magazine as one of the “Best New Restaurants 2011.” Additional West Coast establishments include three restaurants in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District®, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California.  On the East Coast, its portfolio features The Sea Grill, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, La Fonda Del Sol and Lincoln Ristorante, also honored by Esquire magazine as a 2011 Best New Restaurant and named “The Best New Restaurant in America” by GQ Magazine



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