By FRANZ A.D. MORALES
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 | 1:30 AM
Consider: fresh, farm-to-table food prepared by Chef Kevin NaPier; a higher level of service that’s normally reserved for mom and pop establishments; a pair of local owners who are passionate about food and service; and an overall authentic experience that harks back to the “pub culture” of the Old World.
The Flintridge Proper takes what makes a community special and distills it into something tangible, creating a restaurant where the community can share stories, experiences, great food and drink with one another for generations to come.
Chef NaPier, an alumnus of the prestigious Patina Group and a graduate of California School of Culinary Arts, is critically acclaimed as one of the most creative chefs in Los Angeles. An expert in cheese, NaPier is an advocate of local sourcing and uses only the finest seasonal ingredients found at local markets.
Local entrepreneur Brady Caverly, a longtime area resident, and his wife Mary Elizabeth, who live in the area with kids who study at local schools, own the Flintridge Proper. Both are passionate about great food, proper libations and friendly, gracious service, and it shows every time you visit The Proper.
The couple’s goal when they established The Flintridge Proper was to capture the rich culture and heritage of the town which the Caverlyâ€™s love so well.. A place so specific to the La CaÃ±ada Flintridge that if you had only half an hour to show a visiting friend what makes the community special, a visit to The Proper would give them all they needed to know.
In addition to the farm-to-table versions of classic comfort food, plus seasonal fine-dining specials, the Flintridge Proper also boasts the world’s largest gin bar. I repeat: largest in the World. I exaggerate not. With more than 200 bottles and counting, a visit to the bar may give you pause, what with the dizzying amount of choices. If you find yourself at a crossroads on what to choose, trust the bartender and get ready for a gin-tastic ride.
The Flintridge Proper is also now open Mondays which means you can enjoy a Proper breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. And they open early every day, so you so you can enjoy the ‘Best Coffee in Town,’ and fresh, house baked pastries so you can stop in to wash away the Monday blues.
Only nine minutes away from Downtown Pasadena, The Flintridge Proper is located at 464 Foothill Boulevard, at Gould Avenue across Trader Joe’s. To learn more about The Flintridge Proper, visit http://theproper.com or call (818) 790-4888.