Forget that it’s still 85 degrees outside—fall is upon us! Sure our leaves aren’t turning an autumnal shade of gold, and no, we won’t need mittens…um, ever. But we celebrate the turn of the seasons by indulging in fall dishes. One year-old Harvest Moon is now serving fall menu items such as quinoa with figs and fennel, along with their apricot ginger jam. We’re really digging their pumpkin bread—freshly baked with a surprising hint of salt in the crust—along with the pumpkin cupcake, which is crowned with a swirl of spiced icing and freckled with sprinkles. In addition to their seasonal pumpkin chai latte, any beverage can be spiked with a shot of pumpkin spice. Yep, we’re just fine with this weather—mittens make it harder to hold cupcakes anyway.
Harvest Moon, 12456 Magnolia Blvd., Valley Village, CA 91607. (818) 487-3923.
A curated selection of sweets—culled from some of the Valley’s most talented bakers and artisans—to present to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day