Mar 26

A Night at Candybar

Yesterday we had last minute dinner plans and decided to go to a restaurant near Candybar so that we could go there for some desserts afterwards.  I got to Candybar early so that I could catch up with my friend who owns the place.  I arrived when they just opened and as I sat, people just kept coming in, it was super busy. I never knew people enjoyed desserts and wine at 6:00pm, but they apparently do.  I told my friend that we were planning to have dinner at Little Star Pizza around the block and will return afterward, he then let me know that we could actually order Little Star Pizza and eat it at Candybar, he even had the menu there! It turns out they do this often. It worked out perfectly, we just called for our pizza, picked it up and brought it back to enjoy,  they gave us plates and silverware for our dinner, we were all set!

It was actually my first time having Little Star Pizza, I’ve heard great reviews and was excited to try it! We ordered the fresh organic mixed greens served with cherry tomatoes, red bells, red onions, gorgonzola cheese and chopped walnuts, tossed with a housemade vinaigrette dressing and the large 12″ Classic Deep Dish Pizza topped with sausage, mushrooms, onions, green bells and lots of tomato sauce! The food was all sooo good, the pizza was very saucy and I really liked the little crunchy cornmeal bits too!

Then it was time for dessert! Candybar has an extensive dessert menu and everything sounds delightful! For those who cannot decide. they offer a ‘Dessert for Two’ Option,  featuring a selection of four desserts for $25.00 which is a great deal! We  tasted the Chocolate Financier Cake served with frozen Bavarian cream, cranberry sauce, almonds, breton crumble/the Japanese Cheesecake served with graham cracker streusel, honeydew, champagne granita, guava sorbet/the Strawberry Limeade featuring strawberry mousse, vanilla cake, calamansi cream, strawberries/the Buttermilk Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta featuring cocoa macaron, balsamic strawberry reduction, strawberries/the Lavender Honey Creme Fraiche Semi Freddo featuring almond brittle, nutella powder, cantaloupe/and the Lemon Tart featuring Frozen Meringue, Coconut Macaroon, Coconut Snow!

Creative and innovative, every dessert and it’s complementary ingredients blended together perfectly, from the guava sorbet, almond brittle, coconut snow to the frozen Bavarian cream, all these elements were an unexpected surprise. How much did we enjoy it, take a look at the photo on the bottom right, that’s how much we enjoyed it!  For those who love desserts, you must pay Candybar a visit!